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- Jun 14, 2014
Poetry Super Highway Weekly Newsletter ....
- Sponsor the 2014 Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest - 53 Prizes donated so far by 21 different sponsors!
We're looking for prize donations for our 17th annual summer poetry contest. If you'd like to donate, books, subscriptions, services, or anything of specific interested to Poets and Writers in exchange for promotional mention in all contest correspondence and a free classified ad in our classifieds section (see it below) and for the duration of the contest, please CLICK HERE for all the details.
- Save next Sunday, June 22 at 2pm (Pacific) for the next PSH Live Online Open Reading. Call in and read a poem to our worldwide audience and/or just tune in to hear the poetry. Click here to tune in.
June 16-22, 2014
- This week featuring poets from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee and New York City, New York.
- 5 new poetry and writing website links added this week.
- Sharon Tate and the Daughters of Joy by David Herrle featured this week in the the Poets of the Week section of the PSH Bookstore
- PSH LIVE - Next show: Open Reading, Sun. June. 22, 2pm (pacific) - Next Sunday!
- Poetry / Writing related Classified Ads.
POETS OF THE WEEK
This week's featured poets are: Howard Brown and Matthew Abuelo
Howard Brown (Lookout Mountain, Tennessee) is a retired attorney who has published poetry in Old Hickory Review and short fiction in Louisiana Literature. He spends his time writing, teaching yoga, biking, swimming and making every single day count.
Matthew Abuelo (New York City, New York) is a writer, professional blogger and award winning poet who works our of the Upper West Side of New York City. He has three books out, Last American Roar and Organic Hotels, His third book "The News Factory" has just been released by Plain view Press, the first two can be found at lulu.com. He is a former journalist for the online news site Examiner and he most recently worked for the Times Square Chronicles as a housing rights journalist and political commentator. Matthew has performed around Manhattan including at the forum The Poetry Project's marathon, which also featured, Pattie Smith Susan Vega, Lenny K, Steve Earle and many other icons.
Read their work HERE.
NEW POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY LINKS
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.
NEW ONLINE POETRY RESOURCES LINKS THIS WEEK:
A community of Tennessee writers, readers and passersby.
Your Toronto Spoken Word Info Source.
Poets at Work
Poets at Work™ is a US-based, non-profit organization with an international focus. Our mission is to bridge the gap that exists between poets of different countries, honoring the variety of cultural aesthetics, forms and beliefs about poetry. The Poets At Work website functions as a social media hub for poets, as well as a forum for poets on prosody, focusing on building a larger audience for poetry internationally and fostering the creation of new works.
Read poetry, enter discussions about the poetic word, listen to music, and embrace words that intend to inspire.
POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY BOOKSTORE
In this collection of poetry and prose topics such as beauty, aesthetics, art, atrocity, mortality, history, envy, revolution, sexuality, entropy and the need for Grace are contextualized by the infamous fates of three famous women: Queen Marie Antoinette, Ripper-victim Mary Jane (Marie Jeanette) Kelly and Sharon (Marie) Tate. The following are some of the questions the author raises: What's in a name -- and what's in a nose? Is there a war on beauty? Is war this world s god? What inspires a mob to behead a queen? Who will save the Garbo With a Thousand Faces? What do Jack the Ripper and Iago have in common? Is art moral or autonomistic, and what net can catch it? Can a coffin become a lifebuoy? Why was Sharon Tate killed by the Mansons? Will the Scarlet Pimpernel rise again? Is it better to recite or re-sight?
Paperback, 198 pages, Time Being Books, January 2013
UPCOMING POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY LIVE EVENTS
We 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.
June 2014 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, June 22 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific) - Next Sunday!
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:
May 2014 PSH Live Open Reading
Great poetry show this month with callers from Ballarat, Australia, Westerville, Ohio, Topanga, California, Los Angeles, California, Birmingham Alabama and a spoken word track from Dee Sunshine from Glasgow Scotland. Check it out in the archives!
April 2014 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, April 27
A fine show this month featuring poets reading their poetry from Hollywood (or "Hollywood Babylon"), California, New Britain, Connecticut, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, Birmingham, Alabama and Westerville, Ohio. (A fine poem from a forthcoming "Letters From the Amish" collection.) 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@...
12th year. Deadline: September 30. Top prize for a poem in any style: $1,000. Top prize for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style: $1,000. Total prizes: $3,000.
Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. New entry fee is more friendly to longer poems. Submit 1-2 poems of any length for a flat $16. Judge: Ellaraine Lockie.
See past winners, advice from the judge, and submit online at http://www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry
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, July 13, 2014 - 5 pm. Featuring Fernando Castro. 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"
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
POETS: IMPROVE YOUR POETRY!
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.
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."
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
“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.
Lupert: It's The Website - & - Poetry Super Highway
- Sponsor the 2014 Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest - 53 Prizes donated so far by 21 different sponsors!