Poetry Northwest approached Instagramers Seattle and We Are Juxt to see how people would respond to poems visually and are working together for the rest of the year on a simple contest: monthly we post a poem and you have roughly thirty days to respond to it visually. At the end of the month we pick our favorite snapshot and the winner receives a year long subscription to Poetry Northwest.


At the Mouth of the Skagit 

The dock: ship mulch in the stick bed,
And I’m knee deep to the reeds.

Long-rot pilings blur under snowy mud
Dredged up at the tide’s lip

And the boat, what’s left of it,
Rests just out of reach.

Those lines come from Frances McCue’s poem “At the Mouth of Skagit,” our June mobile photography challenge. What does it look like to you? We want to see it.


Challenge Rules

From July 3 – July 31 we challenge you to respond to “At the Mouth of the Skagit” how ever you see fit.  Any element of the poem is up for interpretation.  Here are the particulars:

Instagram: #MouthOfTheSkagit

How it Works:

1. Post a photo to Instagram with #MouthOfTheSkagit

2.  Poetry Northwest, Instagramers Seattle, & We Are Juxt will pick the winner who will receive a year long subscription (2 issues) to Poetry Northwest.

3.  Submit as often as you want.

4.  Photos must be posted to Instagram to #MouthOfTheSkagit in order to be considered.

5.  Photos must be posted between July 3 and July 31, 2013. Any photos posted after the close of the challenge will not be considered.

6.  Poetry Northwest, Instagramers Seattle, & We Are Juxt reserve the right to remove any photo deemed inappropriate for any reason.