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14859POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY 12 poetry prompts so far/18 more to go + Matzah Poem!

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      • A Writing Prompt-A-Day for National Poetry Month
        We're posting a poetry writing prompt every day during the month of April chosen from dozens of prompts that were submitted to us. (We've got a few open spots at the end of the month so if you feel like submitting a writing prompt, do so here.) Check out all the prompts so far on our website here or on our facebook page (where you can also post the poems you write in response to these prompts in the comments. [heck we're even posting links to the prompt on our Twitter feed. Thanks to the many people who submitted writing prompts. We hope you are inspired to write many new poems this month!

        P.S. Today's writing prompt is from Poetry Lab orchestrator Danielle Michelle Check it out here.

      • Matzah: The Poem
        To my Passover celebrating friends - here's a new, fun, and slightly irreverent poem for Matzah to add a little "rise" to your Passover seders this year. Download the pdf here. (And watch for a video of me reading this poem to go up on Facebook and my website later today.)

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      Issue # 855 - ISSN: 1523-6587.

      April 14-20, 2014

      this week:


      This week's featured poets are: Nikki Carr and Laura W. Grills:

      Nikki Carr (New York City, NewYork) excelled in high school and won a full undergraduate scholarship. Ms. Carr then went on to win a graduate fellowship where she was exposed to poetry which ultimately helped her shape her writing. Ms. Carr is very accomplished and she was most recently named the Merit Award recipient of the 2013 Lilian Osborn Memorial Award for poetry. Her work shows true passion for nature, mankind and everyday experiences.

      Laura W. Grills (Rochester Hills, Michigan) is a former student of Marc Olmstead. A writer with a love of bird language and story, she lives in an ordinary house in an ordinary town, and for the most part has lived an ordinary life. She came to writing later in life in the space where death no longer frightens or hides from view, and childish dreams are recaptured. Writing poetry was one of those dreams for her. If there is a place to see resonance in the ordinary drama of bird life, this is it. In this space bedtime stories come to life, and old women forget what they knew and take up rattles to shake or drum by the light of the moon. Her work has appeared in Napalm Health Spa. Prior to that she won a poetry contest in middle school. If memory serves, it was sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

      Read their work HERE.


      Here are all of the new sites added to the Poetry Super Highway's Poetry and Writing links sections:

      Find thousands more links to poetry and writing websites in our online Link Directory. Click HERE to add your poetry/writing website to our directory.


      Shayari Poetry
      Shayari.net is the online source of poetry, written on subjects like relations, emotions, love and society in various languages.


      Confessions By Curtis
      Official web page for award winning poet/author, Curtis R. Smith.

      Diana Raab
      I am a poet, memoirist, inspirational speaker, empowered thinker, woman

      Random Stuff by Aimster813
      My personal blog about a variety of things, poetry, music, religion etc.


      The End of Ambition by J de SalvoCitrus-Inspired Ceramics by K J Hannah Greenberg featured this week in the the PSH Bookstore.

      Hannah Greenberg crafts her poems like a master chef makes a confection. She starts with a perfectly baked crust of theme, be it whimsical or profound; pours in a rich filling of image and story; covers all with a titillating topping, a lush and lascivious whipping of words (read these aloud for sheer joy of the sound). Any one of these poems is the perfect dessert to complete a poetry feast. Read with a double espresso, though; you'll want your eyes wide open, so as not to miss a single, delicious crumb.
      MH Clay, Poetry Editor

      Click here for more and to order

      Paperback, 130 pages, Aldrich Press, September 6, 2013


      PSH LiveWe host a monthly, live, online open reading and other special shows which you can listen to and participate in here: http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/psh-live/

      If you can't make the live time, you can also listen to any past show by visiting poetrysuperhighway.com/pshlive.html and clicking on the show's title. (As well as subscribe to all of our shows through iTunes or any other software you use to listen to podcasts.

      Upcoming Shows:

      April 2014 PSH Live Open Reading
      Sunday, April 27 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
      Join our monthly open reading by calling in to read a poem or just listening to poets from all over the world! No content or style restrictions. Tell us what's going on in your poetry world: Your latest book, an upcoming reading or a call for submissions. Join in!

      Recently Archived broadcasts:

      April (But Really Late March) 2014 PSH Live Open Reading
      Sunday, March 30
      Great show this month which opened with legendary L.A. poet and Carma Bum S.A. Griffin who read a poem and told us all about his Poetry Bomb project. We also had poetry from Lake Forest, CA, Birmingham, Alabamaa, Westerville, Ohio and Los Angeles, California. We closed with a spoken word track from beloved and missed poet Wanda Coleman. Check out the whole show in the archive!

      March 2014 PSH Live Open Reading
      Sunday, March 2
      This month we welcomed callers reading poetry from New York City and Merrick, Long Island, New York, a second call from Australia, Westerville, Ohio and Birmingham, Alabama…it turned into our "Oscars" edition for some crazy reason. Check it out in the archive.

      Poetry Super Highway Live would love to host your reading, interview, contest promotion or other poetry/writing related show. Please e-mail your show idea to Rick@..., and we'll take it from there.

      For information on placing Poetry Related classifieds ads on the Poetry Super Highway web page and weekly e-mail outburst, send an e-mail to: classifieds@...


      22nd year. $3,000 in cash prizes, including two top awards of $1,000 each. Seeks short stories and essays up to 6,000 words each.

      All entries that win cash prizes will be published on WinningWriters.com (nearly one million page views per year) and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, with over 50,000 subscribers.

      Both published and unpublished work accepted. Fee per entry is $16. Submit online by April 30. Judge: Arthur Powers.

      Winning Writers is one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest, 2005-2013). See guidelines, past winners, and enter at https://www.winningwriters.com/tomstory

      Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/winningwriters  

      ...Alex M. Frankel reading at the Second Sunday Poetry Series in Pasadena

      SECOND SUNDAY POETRY SERIES in Los Angeles - New Venue! This open mic poetry reading series, hosted by Alex M. Frankel, takes place on the second Sunday of every month at the Studio Theatre At St Denis Building (3433 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles 90068). Great poets are featured. They perform their work, sell and sign books and mingle with audience members and open mic participants. Admission is free.

      Next reading: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 5 pm. Featuring poets from the poetry anthology Returning Soldiers Speak. For more about the series please email alexmfrankel2000@... The Studio Theatre At St Denis Building is located at 3433 Cahuenga Blvd, in Los Angeles 90068. Check out website, search for "Second Sunday Poetry"

      In Transit: Poetry of People on the MovePOETRY ANTHOLOGY & CONTEST SUBMISSION CALL

      Accepting Poetry Submissions for a 100 page Anthology, 'In Transit: Poetry of People on the Move'

      The theme is open to a wide interpretation; what does it mean to you? We are also accepting B&W Photography for inclusion in the Anthology.

      A few Poets will receive an Award and all poets who are accepted for publication will receive a free copy of the book.

      Visit www.bordertownpress.com for details.

      The Deadline for Submissions is April 30th.


      POETRY Workshop of ten years duration now inviting new members. BRING ten copies of one original poem to each session for analysis and helpful suggestions. Located in the Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd, in Venice, we are the Saturday Afternoon Poetry Workshop. Facilitated by Bob Foster and Alex M. Frankel. Every Saturday 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Participation is free. Contact alexmfrankel2000@... or Robert Foster, 323 848-9671.

      Poets, Writers, Dreamers...

      DREAM QUEST ONE POETRY & WRITING CONTEST is open to anyone who loves expressing their innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that is worth telling everyone.

      Guidelines: (1) Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, form or style. And/or (2) Write a short story five pages maximum length, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme, fiction or non-fiction. Multiple entries are accepted.

      Prizes: Writing First Prize is $500; Second: $250; Third: $100. Poetry First Prize: $250; Second: $125; Third: $50.

      Entry fees: $5 per poem/$10 per story.

      Postmark deadline: July 31, 2014

      How to enter, visit: http://www.dreamquestone.com

      ...Alex M. Frankel reading at the Second Sunday Poetry Series in Pasadena

      Birth Mother Mercy by Alex Frankel

      This is Alex M. Frankel's first full-length poetry collection, available now from Lummox Press, www.lummoxpress.com/lc/birth-mother-mercy. It is a book about maternal abandonment and betrayal and loss lightened with a few limericks and a bit of satire. Judith Hall has written, about Frankel's recent chapbook, My Father's Lady, Wearing Black: "Alex M. Frankel reminds us, in sizzling poems gathered here, that grief, in its fervor, if actually full, works against the grain of loss. Such contradictory intensities enthrall and also serve, at least in Frankel's hands, as a kind of American catharsis—more violent than pure."

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      Ekphrastia Gone Wild: Poems inspired by art - edited by Rick Lupert Ekphrastia Gone Wild: poems inspired by art edited by Rick Lupert

      Ekphrastia Gone Wild (Ain’t Got No Press, July, 2013) is an anthology of ekphrastic poetry – poetry inspired by other works of art (including painting, film, literature, photography and more) including work by Nobel Prize winning poet Wislawa Szymborska along with a roster of 87 poets from all over the world including Suzanne Lummis, Laurel Ann Bogen, Jerry Quickly, Brendan Constantine, Gerald Locklin, Robert Wynne and many more, edited by Los Angeles poet Rick Lupert

      Click here for more and to order

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      Nothing in New England is New by Rick LupertNothing in New England is New: The Poet’s Experiences in New England, America

      “Rick Lupert is a writer’s chef. He used to be a writer’s writer. Tomorrow he could be dead. You will be pleased at the way he masterfully sees something and then somehow manages to find a piece of paper and then write down something that is in no way reflective of what he truly saw. He is like a liar and a simile. If you want to laugh, there’s this book or anything on NBC pre-1986.” ~ Derrick Brown

      Nothing in New England is New is Rick Lupert’s 15th collection of poetry and latest in his poetic travelogue series. This edition takes you through such exotic American locations as Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Salem, Boston and Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Providence Rhode Island where they set the river on fire. Ride with Lupert’s trademark wit down the highways of New England. Unexpected turns will be taken, Ekphrastic Observations will be made. You will laugh. You will question your own underwear. You will want to set your local river on fire. As always, clothing is optional. (200 Pages, Ain’t Got No Press, March 2013)

      Learn more about Nothing in New England is New, read sample poems and get your own copy here.

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