For the third time, the Poetry on the Road project is underway in Tel Aviv. The project is an initiative of the city of Tel Aviv, aimed at increasing awareness of the beauty of Hebrew poetry. Posters bearing the poems and caricatures of their creators appear on posters citywide - with garbage trucks delivering poetry nearly to the door. This year the committee chose a focus on poems for children, and on French poetry in translation.But that's not the only thing. The project also offers unpublished poets an opportunity to send in their own work of art. The competition was only available to residents of Tel Aviv, but city officials noted that some entrants had actually tried to change their address to compete for the prize. A drastic measure perhaps, but for aspiring poets, the prize may be the explanation: the Ahuzat Bayit publishing house will publish a book of the winner's poems.
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