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Poetry Super Highway Weekly Newsletter ....
- Over 80 Prizes donated so far to this year's Poetry Contest
We're looking for prize donations for our 14th 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 our classified section and in all contest correspondence for the duration of the contest, please click on "SPONSOR THE 2011 POETRY CONTEST" from the main PSH menu for all the details.
- We may or may not have a PSH issue next week...
The Poetry Super Highway staff and auxiliary department comrades are heading off to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Toronto and Niagara Falls (Canada!) for a week of God Knows what. We're not sure if we'll be able to update the site and send out the newsletter next weekend or not. If not, your next electronic outburst from us will be our summer contest's starting announcement on July 14th. We'll do the best we can. Stay alert.
THE POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY WEEKLY VIRTUAL UPDATE
Issue # 716 - ISSN: 1523-6587.
July 4-10, 2011
- This week featuring poets from Rochester, MI and University Place, WA
- 2 new poetry and writing links added this week.
- Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan with an introduction by Billy Collins featured this week in the Poets of the Week Books section of the PSH Bookstore: PSH Bookstore.
- PSH LIVE Schedule: Chat with contest judges - July 24, 2:00 pm (pacific)
- Poetry / Writing related Classified Ads.
POETS OF THE WEEK
This week's featured poets are: J. Darrow and Carl Palmer:
J. Darrow (Rochester, Michigan) lives with her daughter and husband. She has recently been published online and in print, and is currently working on a collection of poetry.
Carl Palmer (University, Place, Washington) was a nominee for the Micro Award and three Pushcart Prizes. He is originally from Old Mill Road in Ridgeway, VA and currently lives without wristwatch, cell phone or alarm clock. Long Weekends Forever.
Read their work by clicking on "POETS OF THE WEEK" from the main PSH menu.
NEW POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY LINKS
Here are all of the new sites added to the Poetry Super Highway's Poetry and Writing links sections:
You can find the actual links on the PSH website in the 3 poetry links categories. Click on "Add Your Link Here" from the main PSH menu to add your poetry/writing website to our directory.
NEW ONLINE POETRY RESOURCES LISTINGS THIS WEEK:
Writers Out is a non-exclusive service allowing writers of all kinds both publish or non-published to publish, share and sell their work whilst using professional networking to create a community, build a fan base and stay connected with their audience. Writers Out was created to assist writers in gaining exposure and better enable them to distribute work. Become a writer on Writers Out and explore the never ending ways to express yourself, share your work and connect with your audience.
NEW ONLINE PUBLICATIONS LISTINGS THIS WEEK:
Firebird Poetry the innovative online poetry website. Poets of all ages can upload their poetry for free. Their works will be read and appreciated by people worldwide.*Annual awards for both adults and children's poetry. Distinguished panel of Judges making the awards. Young poets encouraged through their schools
POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY BOOKSTORE
Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan with an introduction by Billy Collins featured this week in the Poets of the Week Books section of the PSH Bookstore.
Richard Brautigan was a literary idol of the 1960s and 1970s whose comic genius and iconoclastic vision of American life caught the imagination of young people everywhere. He came of age during the Haight-Ashbury period and has been called “the last of the Beats.” His early books became required reading for the hip generation, and on its publication Trout Fishing in America became an international bestseller. An indescribable romp, the novel is best summed up in one word: mayonnaise.
This new edition includes an introduction by the poet Billy Collins, who first encountered Brautigan’s work as a student in California.
Paperback, 144 Pages, Published by Mariner Books (January, 2010)
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: poetrysuperhighway.com/pshlive.html
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.
Conversation with 2011 Poetry Contest Judges
Sunday July 24, 2011 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
Listen in to our conversation with the 2011 Poetry Contest Judges to learn what they look for when they are scoring your contest entry poems. Rick Lupert will be on hand to answer any questions regarding how the contest is run, the rules, the entry guidelines etc. If you're considering entering the contest, this is a great opportunity for you to talk directly to the contest judges to get valuable insights to help you do well in the contest!
Recently Archived broadcasts:
June 2011 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday June 12, 2011
Especially wonderful show which featured callers from San Gabriel, Los Angeles, Pasadena and Los Angeles, CA, Evanston, IL, Harpersville and New York, NY, Columbus, OH and Birmingham, AL...also a throat-singing demonstration from Sid Yiddish (!) and the debut of a new spoken word track from Rick Lupert.
May 2011 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday May 15, 2011
This month's show featured a spoken word track from Joey Alkes of D.J. Monkey, along with open readers from Los Angeles, Laguna Hills, Temecula, Northridge and Oakland, California, Raleigh, North Carolina, Birmingham, Alabama, New York City, New York and, of course, Newark, New Jersey. A couple of poets who had poems in the Poetry Super Highway's recent Holocaust Remembrance Day issue also called in to read their work.
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@...
TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID POETRY CONTEST
Ninth year. Ten cash prizes totaling $5,550. Top prize $3,000. Submit poems in any style or genre. Both published and unpublished work accepted. All entries that win cash prizes will be published on WinningWriters.com (over one million page views per year) and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, with over 35,000 subscribers. Entry fee is $7 for every 25 lines, payable to Winning Writers. Postmark deadline: September 30. Judges: John H. Reid, Dee C. Konrad. Submit online or mail to Winning Writers, Attn: Tom Howard Poetry Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. Winning Writers is one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest, 2005-2011). More information: www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry
CALL FOR ENTRIES!
THE DREAM QUEST ONE POETRY & WRITING CONTEST is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry 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 short story five pages maximum, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme, fiction or non-fiction. Multiple entries are accepted. Postmark deadline: July 31, 2011. Prizes: Writing Contest First Prize is $500; Second: $250; Third: $100. Poetry Contest First Prize: $250; Second: $125; Third: $50. All contest winners works will be published online in the Dare to Dream pages, on August 31, 2011. Entry fees: $10 per short story. $5 per poem. To send entries by mail: Include title of poem(s) or stori(es), name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself) on the coversheet; add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”- Mail to: Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest, P.O. Box 3141, Chicago, IL 60654. Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details or to enter!
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SECOND SUNDAY POETRY SERIES: This open mic poetry reading series, hosted by Alex M. Frankel, takes place on the second Sunday of every month at the Cafe Alibi in Old Town Pasadena. Great local and national poets are featured. They perform their work, sell and sign books and mingle with audience members and open mic participants. Admission is free but there is a one drink minimum.
Next reading: Sunday, July 10, 5 pm. Featured readers: Georgia Jones-Davis, Terry McCarty, Billie Dee and Stephanos Papadopoulos. This is Pasadena's leading poetry event! For more about the series please email alexmfrankel2000@... The Cafe Alibi is at 84 South Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, near Green St.
Rick Lupert’s 13th collection of poetry, written during a week-long adventure in, and on the way to and from, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Rivers are crossed, food is eaten, French is spoken, art is looked at…and it is all disassembled with Lupert’s characteristic wit. This poetic travelogue is a must for fans of Lupert’s work and anyone who is considering travelling to Montreal…or who has ever been…or who has ever heard the word “Montreal.” Sinzibuckwud is the native Canadian word for “Drawn from Wood”…as in maple syrup. Sweetness is also drawn from these poems…Sugar off with Lupert. (106 Pages, Ain’t Got No Press, December 2010)
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A Poet's Haggadah: Passover Through the Eyes of Poets edited by Rick Lupert
36 Poets reinterpret the traditional themes and text of the Passover Haggadah through their own unique lenses. Guaranteed to add something different to your own seders and a great read! Edited by Los Angeles Poet Rick Lupert (Creator of the Poetry Super Highway) Includes work from Helen Bar-Lev, Lynne Bronstein, Salvatore Buttaci, Howard Camner, Larry Colker, devin davis, Barbara Elovic, Robert Klein Engler, David Gershator, Leslie Halpern, Claudia Handler, Daniel Y. Harris, Elizabeth Iannaci, Marc Jampole, Rachel Kann, Beth Kanter, Peggy Landsman, Michael Levy, Jake Marmer, Ellyn Maybe, Heather McNaugher, Daniel Olivas, Judith Pacht, Jaimes Palacio, Jonathan Penton, Joan Pond, Lanie Shanzyra P. Rebancos, Richard Schiffman, G. David Schwartz, Adam Shechter, Diana Sher, Scott Alixander Sonders, Julia Stein, S. Thomas Summers, Pam Ward and Misha Weidman.
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- Over 80 Prizes donated so far to this year's Poetry Contest