A Poem From Us is a website featuring regular people, reciting their favorite poems. Our goal is simple: use technology to help folks share their love of poetry with others. The project is currently open to the public, and we’re looking for video submissions.
Interested in participating? Here’s how:
1Become a contributor! Start by recording a video of yourself reading a favorite poem. Then, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and submit the video to us! Once we’ve reviewed it, we’ll feature your video on the website.
2Become a distributor! You can request a set of project stickers, which we’ll send to you for free. Each sticker features the project logo and a custom QR code. When a passer-by scans the QR code with their mobile device, a random poem from the project will be played.
As more users contribute videos to the site, different poems will be featured. The stickers serve as a kind of “Found Poem” for the digital age – an offline QR code being updated by online code.
3Of course, there’s nothing saying you can’t be both a contributor and distributor. We’d love to see your video, and we’d also be happy sending you a set of stickers.
A Poem From Us is a project maintained by Felix Jung. He lives in Chicago with his wife Liz and their two rabbits: Baxter and Professor Snugglesworth. In his spare time Felix runs avoision.com, a personal blog he’s been updating every day since June, 2002.