“No one sleeps in this room without the dream of a common language” ADRIENNE RICH *** Born of a desire to bring the many members of the North Texas poetry community into conversation with each other, The Common Language Project places participants in the same room and turns them loose to dream. United by a list of shared words and confined only by the space of a page, the poems of the project weave a tapestry of radically divergent experiences that sing, simmer and singe. Together, these poems give us a place to come together, somewhere from which we can start, from which we can thrive.
This year, we invite you to enter the realm of fortune. Strike out and make it, or seek and share what is already prophesied; the choices along the way are yours alone to make. Can you yet chart a course avoiding tempests, literal or figurative? Will you hold, or bet it all? Enchant us with works of risk and reward, promise and peril, decision and destiny. Fortune favors the brave.