The team at Word Vancouver is thrilled to announce an innovative new festival event: the Automated Poetry Project. Word Vancouver will transform ordinary vending machines into poetry dispensers!
Poems will be placed in vending machine capsules and dispensed for just a toonie each. The machines will be in multiple locations in downtown Vancouver during the month of September 2013.
Impact of the Automated Poetry Project:
The Automated Poetry Project will help raise the profiles of Vancouver poets and bring excellent poetry to every day locations such as coffee shops. As a supporter, you will make a meaningful contribution to Vancouver’s literary community and will participate in an important aspect of Canada’s diverse, unique artistic culture.
Thanks to the generosity of the following donors to the Automated Poetry Project’s crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo, the Word Vancouver team has successfully been able to purchase, re-furbish, and re-locate five poetry dispensers to locations throughout downtown Vancouver:
- Daniel Zomparelli
- Mary Trentadue
- Diane Tucker
- Bryan Pike
- Caroline Adderson
- Mauve Page
- Zoe Grams
- Shazia Ramji
- Rhea Tregebov
- Trevor Battye
- Mary-Ann Yazedjian
- Calvin Wharton
- Elee Gardiner
- Andrea J. Crosley
- Lee Trentadue
- Monica Miller
- Karen L. Zeller
Following our fundraising efforts hosted on Indiegogo, the Automated Poetry Project raised $1,085. Thanks to this support, five Automated Poetry vending machines have been purchased, refurbished, and re-homed to locations in Vancouver.
- Bean Around the World (175 West Hastings Street)
- Paper Hound Bookshop (344 West Pender Street)
- Banyen Books & Sound (3608 West 4th Avenue)
- book’mark, the Vancouver Public Library store (350 West Georgia Street)
- Pulpfiction Books, (2754 West Broadway)
We would like to thank all participating poets and publishers who submitted poems for the Automated Poetry Project, and our partner, the Literary Press Group of Canada.
The following poets and publishers graciously supplied the poems for the Automated Poetry Project: