Raining Poetry in Adelaide: Precarity
Raining Poetry in Adelaide is a poetry street-festival organised and led by postgraduate students at the University of Adelaide under the auspices of the J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice. Poems are selected through a competitive process, then printed as stencils and tagged anonymously with invisible paint across Adelaide's CBD. When it rains, the poems magically appear!
Raining Poetry in Adelaide returns for the fourth year in a row in 2020. However, this year’s iteration of the festival comes with a twist: it has a theme—precarity. We are interested in short poems which address the human and more-than-human conditions in our age of uncertainty, be it social, psychological or environmental. Progressively fading over time, the poems and their disappearing traces will act as ghostly reminders of increasing global precarity as we walk, tread and cross the line.
Blind selection of five poems will be undertaken by our very special guest judge, poet extraordinaire Jill Jones.