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Enduring Puberty Press is looking for “members” and fellow creators. Have fun with this application. Really. Yes, really.

February 1, 2015


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ENDURING PUBERTY PRESS      

INTRODUCTION/APPLICATION TO  POETRY READING OR FORM AP-10-20

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS NEEDED FOR MAXIMUM JUSTIFICATION OF THE EXISTENCE OF PRESENT AND FUTURE LITERARY AND OTHER PRODUCTIONS OF ENDURING PUBERTY PRESS  PLEASE READ AND FILL OUT CAREFULLY AS OUR OPTIONS MAY CHANGE YOUR OPTIONS CHANGING OUR OPTIONS TO GIVE YOU MORE OR LESS OPTIONS

Section 1.

Your Name _____________________________

Your Address_______________________________

1A. If you do not want correspondences from Enduring Puberty Press, please skip the rest of Section 1 and move to Section 2

1B.How often do you read poetry?  a.) Never _   b.) Rarely_  c.) Sometimes _  d.) Often_

e.) All the Time__  f.) A lot and I don’t even write poetry_

If you answered with a or b, please skip sections 2 and 3 and complete sections 4 and 5

If you answered c, please skip section 2 and complete sections 3, 4 and 5.

If you answered d, please complete section 2, but skip section 3 and proceed to sections 4 and 5.

1If you answered e, please proceede to section 2 after naming on the space below the object that is most alluring and/or holds the most human significance.

If you answered f, then please answer question 1C  at the top of the next page:

1C. Really?  You’re a fan of poetry and you don’t write it?   This is something.  While Enduring Puberty press does not require you to complete sections 2, 3 and 5, we encourage you to do so in order to process your application more quickly.  However, feel free to skip and merely complete section 4.

Section 2

2A. What is your favorite line or sentence from a poem or song?

2B. In 7 words or less, please write what would like to read if you had more time to do so and why?

2C. What would you like to see more of at poetry readings?  If this is the only poetry reading you have attended, you may make a suggestion here.

Section 3

3A. In 15 words or less, what do you think about the notion of “oral vs. written culture”?

3B. To the best of your ability, please write the most memorable thing that has ever been said (or written) to you.

3C. Please select all that apply regarding your relationship to the speaker of this memorable thing:

a.) I sleep/slept with this person

b.) I work with this person

c.) I have blood relations to this person

d.) I meet this person online

e.) I married this person

f.) I help/have helped this person out of a real rut

g.) I get/have gotten helped out of a real rut by this person.

h.) I belong/have belonged to the same community group as this person

Section 4

4A. Like guilt, feeling dumb or bad because you don’t understand what something means is a useless emotion (although feeling bad because you feel bad about not understanding something seems helpful). To paraphrase Audrey Hepburn, I don’t believe in feeling bad because I’m ignorant of what something means, but I believe in collective responsibility.  So don’t feel bad.  Having said all this, in 7 words or less how does it make you feel?

4B. Would you like information on more writings and other goods from Enduring Puberty Press?

a.) Why yes, EPP, email me at___________________

b.)  No.  Your writing doesn’t interest me.  I feel like I’ve wasted my time.  __

c.) Sure, just snail mail me at the address listed in section 1, sugar nuts.

d.) No, you got my contact info.  I’m sure you’ll harrass me about it later

Section 5.

In exactly 20 lines, please compose a poem using the exact language from your answers from part C of Section 1 (if applicable) to the end of section 4.  If there are remaining lines, your poem must include in 15 words or less your vision of how you’d like the economic and political affairs to be in your choice of whatever geograpically recognized sovereign (city, county, state, nation or other.)  You must structure the stanzas per sections, but put the stanzas in any order you wish.

Thank you for completing APP-10-20.  Enduring Puberty Press has much more to share, including comics, stories, drawings, hand-made 3D art, criticsm and more poetry (hopefully from other artists)  While EPP is not against utilizing current technology, online social networks are generally just a point of first contact, EPP seeks to nullify excessive online promotion by relying on the constriction of local geography and elevating postal letter writing as a means of making meaningful one-on-one correspondence.  No third wheels!  EPP celebrates the potential intimacy between artists and audiencess, EPP is soliciting many styles from artists who are serious students of their medium(s), but not well-connected with any commercial institutions of those mediums..  If you are interested in writing/drawing for or collaborating with EPP please correspond.   Please send your completed application to the following address:

Enduring Puberty Press
c/o Creed Shepard
246 N. 8th st.
Lawrence, KS. 66044

EPP PUB NO. 4.5

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