A literary group is inviting island residents to come forward with their favourite pieces of poetry.
The Isle of Man Poetry Society intends to publish a new anthology using the material put forward by local people from the island.
Participants are also asked to explain, in a few paragraphs, why the literature has special meaning for them.
Chairman of the society Nigel McGowan said: "The poems can be old or new, famous or obscure."
He added: "The society proposes to give a view of the island and its people today, through a poetic prism - we hope it will make fascinating reading."
Anyone wishing to take part in the project is asked to contact the poetry society before 1 May 2011.