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RXR Development Services, in conjunction with Outside the Lines Consulting, invites poets in the tri-state region to submit proposals for the creation of a poem to honor the Enslaved population of New Rochelle, New York.
Historic investigation reveals that the Enslaved lived and labored in and around the downtown area near RXR’s newly-constructed development One Clinton Park. RXR is committed to recognizing the history of Enslaved people in New Rochelle, whose stories have not been sufficiently told. The goal for the project and the selected poet is to create of the poem is to ensure that current and future generations remember and recognize the lives of Enslaved inhabitants of New Rochelle and the role they played in the city’s long history.
The honorarium to the poet for the selected poem is $750. The poet would have full ownership of the copyright to the work (poem).