[Libs-Or] Connect Your Library To The Oregon Poetic Voices Archive

Jerry Curry jerry.w.curry at state.or.us
Wed Jul 6 14:03:27 PDT 2011

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From: mailman-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us [mailto:mailman-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Melissa Dalton
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 1:46 PM
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Subject: Connect Your Library To The Oregon Poetic Voices Archive

Oregon Poetic Voices (OPV) is a comprehensive digital archive of poetry readings that complements existing print collections of poetry across the state and is funded by the Library Services and Technology Act FFY2010.
The state of Oregon possesses an unusually high number of nationally recognized writers, a very high proportion of whom are award-winning and otherwise notable poets. Additionally, there are active communities of emerging poets around the state, and poetry is regularly taught in the English curriculum of most Oregon schools. Until Oregon Poetic Voices began in 2010, there was no publicly accessible archive of recorded poetry by Oregon poets that could be used to maintain a record of poetry in performance, which is a vitally important aspect of interpretation and a valuable teaching tool. Not everyone has access to such performances, due to location and availability, and unfortunately, unless they are recorded and preserved, these valuable performances are lost. Oregon Poetic Voices has worked to change that.
The Oregon Poetic Voices archive (www.oregonpoeticvoices.org<http://www.oregonpoeticvoices.org/>) currently publishes over 200 prominent and emerging Oregon poets, including their biographies and poem texts alongside their recordings, and will soon feature historic performances recorded by KBOO, Fishtrap, and the Mountain Writers Series. There are also resources for educators, including curriculum guides and links to information about teaching poetry. Please connect your library to the Oregon Poetic Voices archive found at www.oregonpoeticvoices.org<http://www.oregonpoeticvoices.org/>.
OPV is still actively collecting recordings of all interested poets. If you would like to bring Oregon Poetic Voices to your community to record, please feel free to contact the Poetry Project Fellow, Melissa Dalton, at mdalton at lclark.edu<mailto:mdalton at lclark.edu> or 503-768-8190.
Thank you for your time and attention,

Melissa Dalton
Poetry Project Fellow
Oregon Poetic Voices
Lewis & Clark College Special Collections
mdalton at lclark.edu<mailto:mdalton at lclark.edu>

Jerry Curry
Information Specialist - Oregon State Library
jerry.w.curry at state.or.us<mailto:jerry.w.curry at state.or.us>
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