INverse Poetry Archive collection
Scope and Contents
- Indiana Arts Commission (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
The project was the brainchild of past Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka. He and the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) reached out to the Indiana State Library (ISL) in 2018 and worked closely with the Rare Books and Manuscripts supervisor and the Manuscripts librarian and digital coordinator, along with the IAC arts education and accessibility manager to define the scope, policies, and procedures of the INverse Poetry Archive project. Poets must have lived in Indiana for a minimum of 5 years to submit poems and are limited to 1-3 poems every 3 years and a maximum of 10 poems total. Poems must meet the spirit of the project "to archive and preserve poetry from Indiana poets" and cannot contain hate speech, erotica, ponographic images, or excessive profanity. Non-English poetry is considered for inclusion in the archive when accompanied by an Engish translation. Poetry from deceased poets may be accepted as long as the person submitting it has the rights to the work.
Submissions are reviewed each May by a review committee comprised of one representative each from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana State Library, the current poet laureate, and past poet laureate Adrian Matejka.
IAC hosted a dedication event for the archive on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Indiana State Library. Several poets gave readings at the event, including former poets laureate Joyce Brinkman, Norbert Krapf, and Shari Wagner, poet Devon Ginn, and Salma Mohammed, the 2019 National Student Poet.
Items in the collection.
Indiana Arts Commission. "INverse: Indiana's Poetry Archive." Accessed August 4, 2021. https://www.in.gov/arts/programs-and-services/partners/indiana-poet-laureate/inverse-indianas-poetry-archive.
0.1 Gigabytes (928 files)
0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)
Language of Materials
Existence and Location of Copies
- INverse Poetry Archive collection
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description