Rubicon's pamphlet covers are varied and marvelous, Doug! May I ask you to
post your t-shirt poem on petc----then p'raps I'd get up off a dime and buy
BTW, I figured that Hal would be the one to respond as you did, Doug---but
My thought was for an online poetry competition in which the members submit
a poem, then all the members vote which poem they like the best, and the
winner's pamphlet gets published and sold online to those members who want
Downside is that poets are a relatively cheap group bcuz they're
low-incomed. At least a t-shirt's ''practical"----so p'raps your idea's the
best! What can a poetry pamphlet be used for, after all, except perhaps as
a coaster for drinks?
Any other thoughts out there? If the poetrylist were large enuff, like a
poetry.com, then it might make sense to talk about enuff 'subscribers' to
buy more than a hundred pamphlet copies. I don't know; others of you, esp
the online-wise ones, will know if any of these ideas might work.
2008/10/21 Douglas Barbour <[log in to unmask]>
> Not sure if a T-shirt IS a pamphlet, exactly, but Rubicon Press (you can
> access it) has printed two T-Shirts with poems on them, one by me & one by
> Denise Riley. They look good.
> On 20-Oct-08, at 3:32 PM, Judy Prince wrote:
> I'm thinking of how poetry pamphlets could be done the Threadless way.
>> Got info from a June 2008 INC.Magazine [today at doctor's office, natch],
>> headlining CEO Jake Nickell and CCO Jeffrey Kalmikoff of Threadless ["The
>> Most Innovative Small Company in America"].
>> Nickell had frequented Breathless, a Webdesign online site, and he'd been
>> doing Photoshop tennis [designers passing digital photos back and forth,
>> manipulating one another's images in 'the most outrageous ways possible'.]
>> He had submitted a t-shirt design for a contest in 2000 for the New Media
>> Underground festival, 'an informal gathering of Web designers in London.'
>> His design won the contest. No money, but he was exhilarated. He thought
>> about his Dreamless buddies batting their designs back and forth, 'but
>> creations rarely made it out of the digital realm'.
>> Nickell wondered: 'What if the best designs were printed on t-shirts and
>> sold in the real world?'
>> Eventually, that's what Nickell, DeHart and Kalmikoff ended up doing in
>> their Threadless company: offering cash prizes for contest-winning online
>> designs chosen by online designers, and selling them to enthusiastic
>> designers who were encouraged along the way by 'tinkering with their work
>> and soliciting advice from other members', and getting an outlet for their
>> Business types are excited about the Threadless concepts [and of course
>> money-making], but Nickell didn't start the company with a financial
>> Can you figure out where I'm going with this re poetry pamphlets?
>> What do you think?
> Douglas Barbour
> [log in to unmask]
> Latest books:
> Continuations (with Sheila E Murphy)
> What dull barbarians are not proud
> of their dullness and barbarism?