They hang the man and flog the woman,
Who steals the goose from off the common,
Yet let the greater villain loose,
That steals the common from the goose.
— 17th century English protest rhyme
Triumph of the Commons is our get-up-and-create change group. Our goal is to acquire land and put it to use with the land value rent stream dropped right back into community.
How? What? That's for us--you and we--to determine.
If you're ready to dig deep into what the commons is all about, and want to manifest the commons in this lifetime, contact us. click here NOW!
feeding the public poetry
feeding poets cash
The Commons SF seeks poetry moving the hearts and minds of the public to feel and see the earth as the birthright of all people,
possibly in the way that we of
The Commons SF
see the world.
Poets are encouraged to submit one or two sample poems to the following address:
by March 6, 2013
We'll pay $40 to five prized poets to read their work on the Telegraph Hill stairs on Saturday, April 6 2013.
Thank you for your submissions. Poets will be selected by March 16.
The format of April 6 is 1-3 pm on the Telegraph Hill stairs. Poets will be stationed at five locations and will read their work (repeating their poems as necessary) as pedestrians ascend and descend. This is performance art extolling the commons through spoken word. Words floating, feelings sifting, patterns of thought arrested, perturbed, disturbed, elevated, enlarged.
The event will be advertised and promoted by us, you, buzz.
Food will be served.
If you wish to know more about TheCommonsSF,
Triumph of the Commons
offers a succession of monetary prizes for a range of inventive contributions to an understanding of the Commons as you find it illuminated on this website.
Every quarter there's the
Kate Kennedy Prize for Commons fiction-$500
Sunrise Award for non-fiction writing or programming that demonstrates the link between the Commons and public policy- $500
Carl Brannin Award for graduate/undergraduate academic writing on the Commons- $500
Submission for each following quarter should be received by
January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1
and then there's the $1,000 Golden Egg Prize for a topic or genre selected by us. This quarter the prize will go to the winning submission for a three-minute youtube video. Click HERE to learn more about this prize, to be awarded January 27, 2013.
If interested in any of these prizes/awards, simply inquire HERE.
see Commons Literature page for prize-winning writing.
Yes! It's true. We're offering a $300 prize for creating a musical Youtube clip that transforms that 17th century protest rhyme to your left on this page into a sonic and visual stunner.