On the surface, the International
Poetry Ambassador Program is simple. Ambassadors, on a voluntary basis, spread
the word about Poetry, the English language, Vocabulary, VoicesNet, our Quarterly
Poetry Contest, our Poetry Forums, our Literary Journal, our member poets' works,
a high level, though, the potential benefits of this program are astounding:
Poetry Ambassador will do the following:
|Contribute some of
their poetry into a special pool of poems that are available to all International
a regular basis, get others around the world to read VoicesNet poetry to others
and keep a count of your efforts. We will eventually reward top Ambassadors down
the road based on their efforts, but that is secondary, we mainly want people
here who are interested in getting people to read and write and also in getting
the word out about VoicesNet.com and the many things that we have going on here.|
|Contact Media (newspapers,
websites, schools, libraries, etc.) in your Country to get press and the web URL
for our VoicesNet programs listed in their publications, websites, boards, etc.
Also collect and submit to us any email addresses for our master media email list
where we will email announcements from our programs.|
some of our articles from our Literary Journal and poems from our Ambassador Portfolio
published to other Net Ezines.|
will be an exciting program. This is just the beginning. We will have people reading
and writing poetry everywhere.
Literacy around the world this way is a great thing!
will work with you in coordinating your start in the program and answering any
questions that you might have.
have noticed that little children, when learning a language, do so much better
when they are looking at the person making the sound or sounds that they are trying
to learn. Sure, children, once they learn to read, learn constantly from the exercise
of reading, but those who don't know the language learn a lot by watching and
listening to a teacher at the same time. You see, the viewer sees the words being
formed by the teacher; doesn't just hear them. This is easy for me to see. Try
teaching a young child to repeat a word without looking at you and then when they
have trouble with a challenging word, tell them to look at you and try it, and
they will usually correct their mis-pronunciation right away as soon as they see
you, the teacher, pronounce the word at the same time they are hearing you speak
one of our international writers indicated that part of their education system
has problems because English is only taught through reading and writing and not
through talking and listening (including, of course, visual observation during
the listening process).
made me think more and more about the Poetry Ambassador program.
want our Poetry ambassadors to go out and get people to READ POETRY in English
to people from all around the world who are learning the English language and
who are also learning about POETRY.
think that we have an unbelievable opportunity here with VoicesNet to have a huge
worldwide impact through our Internet efforts.
are a site and organization that was founded around poetry, and we have had thousands
and thousands of readers and writers of poetry visit our site since January of
people around the world to read poetry to other people, I believe that we can
inspire many to learn the English language and the craft of poetry. I think this
can have many benefits.
joy that many get out of reading and writing poetry is the first true gem that
our Poetry Ambassadors will teach to others.
education, which occurs when you learn the English language better also means
less reliance on others economically for an individual and for groups of individuals.
That is a great thing. The English language has become the international language,
especially when considering economic factors in life.
one's individual abilities to read and write is a great thing.
you are interested in becoming an International Poetry Ambassador for VoicesNet,
then please fill out the form below and we will be in touch with you soon afterward.
we have 37 International Poetry Ambassadors at VoicesNet.com.
- Editor in Chief - Contest Director
- The Voices Network
here to see the Ambassador Rankings and Scoring System