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It’s Time: Set Your Clocks for 3:15! The Experiment Starts Tonight!

July 31, 2011

That’s right, it is once again time for that yearly ritual of writing when a bunch of crazy poets set their alarms and rouse every night during the month of August at 3:15am to write! Something! Anything!

In that hypnopompic/hypnogogic state between sleeps where the editor is asleep and the creative self can connect with the dream self creative self and write something and not remember writing the next day or at the end of the month…

You too can set your alarm and wake up with us! We invite you to register on facebook or online or just write with us! At the end of the month, you can publish your words from your between sleeps world online at the 315 Experiment website

Want to read some 3:15 poetry? Anyone can read what’s been posted over the years on the 3:15 website and you can find examples of my poems here.

There are also several books of 3:15 experiment poetry out there–Danika Dinsmore and I co-edited Between Sleeps in 2006 and this year I published a collection of my own 3:15 poems titled Middle of the Night Poems From Daughter to Mother :: Mother to Son. Both books are available in print from en theos press; my book is also out as an ebook. Read sample poems from my book and reviews.

This year I will start the experiment on the road here in northern California and end it on the road at Burning Man! I’ll be writing at 3:15am and inviting people to share their middle of the night verse with us during the days from Monday August 29 – Thursday September 1  at 3:15 in the afternoon in Kidsville located at 5:30 and Divorce.

I’ll be camped along Divorce closer to 5:15. If you send me your 3:15 poems by snail mail to

gwendolyn alley aka art predator
5:15 Divorce
Black Rock City, Nevada

I will read your poem at Burning Man! And if you send me a SASE, I will send YOU something back from BRC!

And stay tuned–I will be posting A LOT in the coming months about Burning Man and from Burning Man, giving you the perspective that only a long time Burner can give on all the latest news and views about this year’s Burning Man.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Denise Goldstein permalink
    August 1, 2011 10:36 am

    Sleep has avoided me,
    so too my child
    Why does he she hate me so
    Sand man rescue my mind
    It spins
    Says this
    Says that
    Empty thoughts wont bring them back
    10 Ten X

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