Awarding of the winners of the competition of The Weirdest Poem

Saturday, May 14th

15.00 Awarding of the winners of the competition of The Weirdest Poem at the lobby of the University of Tartu Library

A competition for students and teachers where weird poems can be read alone or together, with a friend and an enemy, well and badly, about love and hatred, truth and justice, etc. Everything can be contributed: written texts and videos; poems read and performed in /with music, photos, dances, performances, knitwork of objects of concrete. The main thing is that the poem should be really weird and foolish. The members of the jury will be writers Doris Kareva, Valdur Mikita, Anti Saar, Tõnis Tootsen, and Ilmar Trull; teacher of literature Ivika Hein, scholar of literature Joosep Susi; hanna Linda Korp, Maarja Helena Meriste, and Mirjam Parve from literary magazine Värske Rõhk.

Send your poetic ideas by the 7th of May at the latest to the address imelikluuletus@gmail.com ; (more capacious videos should be uploaded to Youtube). The author(s) name, school and form should be given.  The weirdest poems will be published in literary magazines Täheke and Värske Rõhk and read/presented on the 14th of May at the event taking place in the lobby of the University of Tartu, Library, just before the vent A Public Encounter with the Lyrical Self.