The Miriam Felicia Lindberg Foundation Logo, a tree

The Lindberg Foundation’s
International POETRY FOR PEACE Contest 2010

After five years, the Miriam Felicia Lindberg Memorial Foundation is re-launching its Poetry for Peace contest, seeking the new poems that most appropriately strengthen the call for peace and loving kindness in our challenging world.

On Tuesday, February 23, 2010, we will hold a ceremony at Beit Leyvik, Dov Hoz 30, Tel Aviv, at 7 pm, to honor the memory of my mother Prof. Gustawa Stendig-Lindberg on the second anniversary of her passing and to launch this year’s poetry contest. She established the Foundation 20 years ago, and the contest shortly thereafter, in memory of my sister Miriam, a young and talented seeker of peace through poetry and art. My mother herself, a physician, a scientist, a psychiatrist and a poet sought to heal a literally ailing world as well as to locate the clue to peace. The following day, we will visit the Lindberg graves in Jerusalem.

Through July 15, 2010, this year’s Poetry for Peace contest will be collecting entries. Poems must be previously unpublished work of the submitter, in English. The Foundation receives full but nonexclusive publication rights to the prizewinning poem and honorable-mention winners. An editorial board will make a selection for publication.

Through our artistic and aesthetic endeavors let us spread the message of hope for a better world! True Peace and Loving kindness in our current turbulent world, may seem unobtainable, yet poets are the ones that make the unachievable possible.

Please submit poems in either of these ways:

A first prize of $500 will be announced on October 11, 2010, at a poetry and music event, which will also mark the 35th anniversary of Miriam F. Lindberg’s passing. The foundation will publish the winning poems (once the poem is published in the book, copyright reverts to the author.)

My mother, of blessed memory, came miraculously through the worst horrors on earth, those of World War II. This project is now in her honor as well as in honor of my sister Miriam. May their spirit keep inspiring others with the undimmable hope for a healed and more human world.

Thank you,

Eva Ariela Lindberg, Chairman

FOUNDATION:
Chairman ~ Eva Ariela Lindberg
Treasurer ~ David Hessel
Secretary ~ Efrat Hagai

JUDGES:
Mike Scheidemann
Jeffrey M. Green
Hayim Abramson, Ph.D.