Monday, July 16, 2007


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Subject: Final Opportunity To Have Your Poem Read At Thursday's ISP Convention!

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Dear Nichole,
I'm sorry you'll be unable to join us at the upcoming International Society of Poets' Annual Convention and Symposium to be held at the legendary Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 19-22, 2007. It promises to be our largest and most prestigious poetry event ever, as we are celebrating our 21st annual convention. As you already know, you were selected to be honored at this event, and we were looking forward to you reciting your poetry in front of more than 2,000 attending poets and celebrities from over 50 countries.
However, because we don't want you to miss out on this amazing opportunity altogether, we have arranged a way for you and your poetic accomplishments to be part of this event in a most important way without you actually being present. Although you'll be unable to participate in the convention contest (you must be able to recite your poetry in front of the contest judges to win), you can still receive your Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Award (a custom engraved crystal statuette), and your bronze Commemorative Award Medallion. We will also include one full year of membership into the International Society of Poets for 2007 and a subscription to its magazine, Poetry Today. All you have to do is allow us to present one of your poems at this year's convention in your place.
Nichole Ortberg, Your Poem Can Still Be Read At The
Largest Gathering Of Poets In History!
It's so very important for us and your fellow poets to hear your poem read with the same passion and emotion which you intended when you wrote it. All you need to do to have your work presented is submit your poem quickly. We have arranged for professional poetry readers to present your poem at this largest gathering of poets in history. Our readers will present your poem with imaginative style, so that your artistry receives the worldwide exposure and recognition that it deserves. Your poem will also be featured in printed form, proudly displayed in a special room at the convention that will be accessible to more than 2,000 attending poets and guests.
Now, let me tell you a little about the awards and special items you will receive once you confirm your participation by sending us your poem. You will receive all of these items immediately following the convention:
Your Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Award is a magnificent work of art in itself ($300.00 value), made from imported lead crystal. It is hand-engraved and mounted on a solid marble base. This will be the first time ever that we have bestowed these crystal awards. This impressive award features a finely crafted hand holding a blue crystal globe, symbolizing the Society's mission to spread poetry around the world. It is so valuable that we have designed a special carrying case just for you to take it home.
Your Bronze Commemorative Award Medallion ($40.00) is a forged bronze medal with intricate detail that's brilliantly displayed on a colorful nylon ribbon.
Full one year membership in the International Society of Poets for 2007-2008 ($60.00 value) entitles you to a personalized membership card, an embroidered ISP patch, an ISP window decal, a one year subscription to Poetry Today magazine, and entry into exclusive poetry contests for members only.
Nichole, all that's required for us to immediately send you all of these awards is for you to send us your poem that will formally be presented at the convention. Your convention poem can be written on any subject, in any style, and can be up to 40 lines in length. Because you will not be present, we must ask you to send a nominal fee ($169.00 plus shipping and handling) to cover the expenses we incur presenting your poetry, and to cover the costs to insure and ship all of these extremely bulky and heavy awards to you. For this small fee, you will receive over $400.00 worth of ISP membership materials, including your lead crystal Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Award!
Nichole, my purpose for making you this offer is for you to see for yourself what an amazing organization we are. I sincerely look forward to meeting you in person and having you read your artistry in front of thousands of fellow poets who attend this live awards event every year. Unfortunately, that's not the case this year, so we are trying to do the next best thing. I'd like to offer you one more special gift when you send in your poem and confirmation form, because I would really like to see you in person. I will send you a coupon for $100.00 off a future convention. That brings the total value for this offer to over $500.00! We are making a tremendous effort to include your poetry at this year's convention, and we hope that you will return your confirmation form and poem as soon as possible.
Go here to submit your poem.
Steve Michaels
Convention Chairperson
International Society of Poets
P.S. Your lead crystal Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Award, bronze Commemorative Award Medallion, embroidered ISP patch, and ISP window decal will be shipped to you by Federal Express Ground service. Your subscription to the award-winning Poetry Today magazine will arrive separately. All of these items are accompanied by a 100% money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied for any reason, simply return them within 60 days for a full refund, no questions asked.

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