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      • We're up to 57 prizes donated by 24 sponsors for the upcoming the 2014 Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest - Join in!
        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.

      • Join us tomorrow, 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.

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      Issue # 865 - ISSN: 1523-6587.

      June 23-29, 2014

      this week:


      This week's featured poets are: Chloe Viner and Shirley Bell

      Chloe Viner's (South Royalton, Vermont) chapbook Naked Under an Umbrella was published by Finishing Line Press in 2011. She currently lives with her husband, Shane and their rescue cat, Milo.

      Shirley Bell (Boston, Massachussetts) lives near Boston, Lincolnshire in the English fens. Substantial selections of her poetry were published by Faber and Faber in Poetry Introduction 6, in Six, the Versewagon Poetry Manual, and in Anvil New Poets. Her work also appeared in a pamphlet published by The Wide Skirt and in magazines including Ambit, Poetry Review, The London Magazine, The Spectator and many others, most recently The Rialto and The North. In 2013 a pamphlet, ‘behind the glass’, was published as part of her MA in Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln and she has also collected together a selection of poems from her blog, dealing with her husband's wait for heart surgery, in Poetry of Hospitals and Waiting Rooms (sold in aid of the British Heart foundation), both published by Lulu for her own redplantpress.

      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.


      Rhyme Desk
      An interactive writing tool for poets and – rhymes, near rhymes, synonyms, thesaurus, word definitions, syllable counter.

      Writing East Midlands
      Writing East Midlands is the writer development agency for the region. We run creative writing events and projects and we develop opportunities for emerging and established writers.


      Hello Poetry
      Hello Poetry is for sharing your poetry. You can upload poems, like and comment on other poems, and discover and follow new writers.


      Shirley Bell Writing
      The writing blog for Shirley Bell.


      Sharon Tate and the Daughters of Joy by David HerrleSharon Tate and the Daughters of Joy by David Herrle featured this week in the the Poets of the Week section of the PSH 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?

      Click here for more and to order

      Paperback, 198 pages, Time Being Books, January 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:

      June 2014 PSH Live Open Reading
      Sunday, June 22 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific) - Tomorrow!
      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@...

      Winning WritersTom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

      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

      ...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."

      ...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, 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"


      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

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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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