Silicon Valley Searching for Poets

From Fortran to quatrains

By Hasani Gittens
|  Monday, Jan 26, 2009  |  Updated 3:27 PM PDT
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Silicon Valley Searching for Poets

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We think that we shall never meet, a poem as lovely as CTRL-ALT-DEL

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Computer geeks and poetry don't often go together, but the Silicon Valley is venturing  to change that.

The Arts Council Silicon Valley is searching for its first ever poet laureate, according to the AP, "elevating high-tech to haiku."

Apparently, there is a vibrant poetry scene in Santa Clara County that doesn't get a lot of recognition, the council claims.

The poet program will seek to change that through community outreach and by highlighting local writers.

Applicants to the post must be published poets who have lived in Santa Clara County for five years. The chosen poet will get a $4,000 stipend.

Here's our entry, in the haiku style of five-, seven-, and five-syllabled lines:

Apples, flash and chips
Capital of tomorrow
Do you know the way?

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