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Response: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011

From Broadsided: Putting Literature and Art on the Streets –

At Broadsided, we believe that art and literature belong in our daily lives. We believe they are not just decoration, but essential communication. They inspire and they demonstrate the vitality and depth of our connection with the world.

Moved by the plight of post-tsunami Japan, Broadsided artist Yuko Adachi sent us the image “Love Heals Japan” (pictured) and asked if we would help her find writing to accompany it. We were inspired by her idea, and decided to ask other Broadsided artists if they had been similarly moved and, if so, if they’d be willing to share their work.

On the site are the visual pieces Broadsided artists created in response to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. We now ask you to respond with words.

We will select one poem/story for each piece and publish them on the Broadsided website in a way similar to last year’s “Attic Inspiration” series with Emily Dickinson.

Yuko will create a high-quality print of her collaboration and sell it on her Etsy site. All proceeds will go to the relief effort in Japan.

Deadline for Writing: May 20, 2011. Complete guidelines on the site.

Spread the word!