� THE E-BOOKS ACCUMULATING - JOIN THE FREE-FOR-ALL!
7 e-books have been sent in for the Poetry Super Highway's 6th Annual
Great E-Book Free-For-All since we announced it on Thursday. Join in!
Send us your e-book during the month of April and we'll add it to the
pile of e-books which will be freely available to download by anyone
on earth for 24 hours on May 1st, 2010...a free-for-all.
More info? Click on "Great E-Book Free-For-All" from the main PSH
menu or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to have them
sent to you.
� PSH LIVE OPEN READING NEXT SUNDAY
Tune in Sunday, April 11 at 2:00 pm (pacific) for the next PSH Live
open reading. Hear poets from all over the world read their work and
call in to read yours! It's a world-wide open reading and you're
invited. Listen to our past shows in the archive.
THE POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY WEEKLY VIRTUAL UPDATE
Issue # 652 - ISSN: 1523-6587
April 5 - 11, 2010
~ This week featuring poets from DELHI, INDIA AND CALABASAS, CA
~ 1 new poetry and writing links added this week.
~ FOLLOWING RICHARD BRAUTIGAN by COREY MESLER N featured this week in
the PSH Bookstore.
~ PSH LIVE Schedule: Open Reading April 11 - Next Week!
~ Poetry / Writing related Classified Ads.
POETS OF THE WEEK
~ This week's featured poets are: TRISHA BORA and JON EPSTEIN:
TRISHA BORA (Delhi, India) is an editor and writer who lives in Delhi
and is working on her collection of poetry and short stories. She
studied English Literature at Miranda House and then photography in
Delhi. She reads her poems at the Delhi Poetree Society, and in her
free time photographs the rich street life that her city has to offer.
JON EPSTEIN (Calabasas, California) was born at Cedars of Lebanon in
1957, now the center for Scientology. He grew up in a secular Jewish
home in the Hollywood hills. Battling drug addiction and alcoholism
at an early age, in his senior year of high school he traded in his
high school cap and gown for a pair of silver handcuffs and a booking
number. After nearly another decade of felonious high jinx and
criminal tom foolery, Providence interceded; in January of 1986 Jon
crawled out of his dark and dank root cellar�back into the sunlight.
Now a man of fifty three and sober over two decades, Epstein resides
in the West San Fernando Valley with his wife of 21 years and their
eighteen year old daughter. Jon and his wife Kelly have a twenty year
old son who attends college in Northern California. In addition to
writing, Epstein�s an entrepreneur, musician, surfer, student and
poet. Jon�s first poem �Tight Skin� was published in the 2007 edition
of the Pierce College Voices Collective. Jon is known for his three
distinct categories of writing: Lost Childhood, the Hell of Addiction
and his Recovery thereafter.
Click on "POETS OF THE WEEK" from the main PSH menu to read their
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 INDIVIDUAL POETS PAGES LISTINGS THIS WEEK:
~ SHORT POEMS
Features short poems about life, friendship, love and more. Be
inspired by this poetry.
POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY BOOKSTORE
FOLLOWING RICHARD BRAUTIGAN by COREY MESLER featured this week in the
Following Richard Brautigan concerns a young writer of bad poetry
living in Oklahoma City in the late 80s, who is visited by the ghost
of the hippie writer Richard Brautigan. Jack, when the visitation
occurs, is recovering from an aborted love affair, which
coincidentally happened in San Francisco. That city becomes the focal
point of the story, the place where magic can happen, a place
seemingly out of time and between-worlds. The novel is a whimsical
recounting of Jack s feckless life, his friends and lovers, his
struggles with writing, and, then out of the blue, his singular
haunting. Stylistically, it attempts to borrow some of Brautigan s
goofball surrealism while establishing its own integrity. What begins
as an off-center love story becomes for a while a road novel, as Jack
and his ghost take to the highway and travel back to the scene, not
only of Jack s affair but of the last days of Richard s life. Along
the way they encounter lovely, loving women and an assemblage of
Richard s friends, dead, alive, both. In San Francisco a
transformative denouement awaits both of the novel s central figures.
A portion of this novel won the Plan B Press Beat Writing Contest and
was published by them as a chapbook.
Click here for more or to order:
Paperback, 160 Pages, Published by Livingston Press, (March, 2010)
~ If you are or were a featured poet of the week on the Poetry Super
Highway AND you have a book available through Amazon.com, please let
me know so we can feature your work in the Poetry Super Highway
Bookstore in a new section just for former featured poet's books.
Write books@PoetrySuperHighway.com with your name and the title of
UPCOMING POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY LIVE EVENTS
Our Live events are hosted through BlogTalk Radio and can be accessed
during the event by visiting http://blogtalkradio.com/psh and
clicking on the "Click to Listen" button.You can listen to the shows
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any other software you use to listen to podcasts.
April 2010 Worldwide Open Reading!
Sunday April 11, 2010 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific) - Next Week!
Listen to and participate in our monthly open reading. Call in and
read your poetry. No content or style restrictions. Hosted by Poetry
Super Highway's Rick Lupert.
Recently Archived broadcasts:
MARCH 2010 WORLDWIDE OPEN READING
Sunday March 7, 2010
The March 2010 PSH Live Open Reading begin with an impromptu poem
from Dracula from beyond this mortal world, as well as callers from
Laguna Hills, CA, Lake Wells, FL, Valley Center, CA, Columbus, OH,
Newark, NJ, and Elkins Park, PA. We won't blame you if you tune out
after the impression of Arnold Schwarzenegger from one of our callers.
FEBRUARY 2010 WORLDWIDE OPEN READING
Sunday February 7, 2010
The February 2010 PSH Live Open Reading featured poets from Newark,
NJ, Desert Hot Springs, CA Colombus, OH, Lake Wells, FL, Santa
Barbara, CA, Valley Center, CA, Birmingham, AL, North Hollywood, CA
and Sonoma, CA.
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@PoetrySuperHighway.com, and we'll take it from
AND SO ON . . .
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WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST - NO FEE � LAST CALL!
Ninth annual free contest. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $3,600. Top
prize $1,500. New simplified online entry process. Submit one humor
poem by April 1 deadline. No entry fee. Winning entries published
online. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. Sponsored by Winning Writers, one
of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest, 2005-2009).
Guidelines and online submission at
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. (www.dreamquestone.com)
Postmark deadline: July 31, 2010. 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, 2010. Entry fees:
Writing Contest: $10 per short story. Poetry Contest: $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 and to enter!
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: April 11, 5 pm. Features: Barbara Maloutas, John Cross
and Paul Lieber. This is Pasadena's leading poetry event! For more
about the series go to http://www.secondsundaypoetry.com/
The Cafe Alibi is at 84 South Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, near Green St.
A Poet's Haggadah: Passover Through the Eyes of Poets edited by Rick
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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I AM MY OWN ORANGE COUNTY - 11TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION by RICK LUPERT
"Irreverent and yet somehow deeply empathic, many of the pieces
showcase Lupert's Prevert-like instinct for finding the profound in
- Brendan Constantine
Rick's second book, originally published in 1997 with all of the
original selected poems from artwork, introduction and orange-ness,
along with a newly written "Re-Introduction" and a "bonus material"
section featuring a selection of 29 additional (sometimes even MORE
sophomoric) poems from the I Am My Own Orange County 'era'.
Lupert: It's The Website - & - Poetry Super Highway
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