Dear <>,
Because you requested that we notify you of important poetic
events, I wanted to alert you to the fact that the ISP Spring Poetry
Convention and Symposium, to be held at the Walt Disney World Resort in
Orlando, Florida, from March 5-7, 2004, is almost sold out. And, as
usual we will have an extensive waiting list of poets who wish to
However, because we had planned on you presenting your poetry at
the convention, we are holding a spot for you and your guests -- but we
can only do so until February 27, 2004, when even you must be turned
As you know, it has been specially arranged for you to receive your
Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Silver Award Cup
-- in honor of your poetic
accomplishments -- just after you present your poetry in front of your
fellow poets from around the world who will also be attending the
The Silver Award Cup you will be receiving is so large and heavy
that it may be a good idea for you to bring an extra suitcase to carry
it home. The Award is a magnificent work of art (a $200.00 value) that
measures over 11 inches across and over 17 inches high, handcrafted in
silver, with your name custom-engraved on a beautiful cherry-wood base (
see it here
Iím sure it will merit a special place
of pride in your home.
It's my pleasure to also inform you that we have decided to create
and present to you a beautiful and colorful Commemorative Award
Medallion in appreciation of your poetry presentation at this
prestigious International Symposium.
And I know from experience that all of the attending poets are
anxious to meet you, hear you present your artistry, and create lasting
friendships with you. So please donít delay! Take a quick look at the
convention highlights <>; and
let us hear from you. Itís easy to register directly over the Internet
too at

So please submit your registration to the convention
as soon as possible as our available space is nearly sold out. While we
regret having to turn poets away, we purposely limit space to ensure a
close-knit atmosphere where lasting friendships will be made. Poets
consistently tell us they appreciate this policy and that the
opportunity to make new friends is one of their favorite reasons for
returning again and again.
There has never been a better or more critical time for poets
around the world to come together to share our important message to the
world of "Peace through the Power of Poetry."
I look forward to meeting you and celebrating the power and beauty
of poets and poetry!
Steve Michaels
Convention Awards Chairperson
P.S. Your Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Silver Award Cup is a
magnificent work of art (a $200.00 value) that measures over 11 inches
across and over 17 inches high, handcrafted in silver, with your name
custom-engraved on a beautiful cherry wood base ( see it here
You will be receiving your award in
good company. Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet W.D. Snodgrass, Academy of
American Poets Past Chancellor, David Wagoner, Dr. Herbert Woodward
Martin, Dr. Len Roberts, television star Bob Eubanks, and all of the
other previously announced celebrities will be on hand at our best
convention ever. We can't wait to see you there!
To register for the convention click here

To register by phone, call 410-356-2000, extension 101 Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST.
If you no longer wish us to notify you of poetic events that we believe
may be of interest to you, please click here
, or go to * One Poetry Plaza * Owings Mills, MD 21117

(C) Jimmy Ruska

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