� The 2008 Great Poetry Exchange begins Friday, February 1st. Watch
your e-boxes for all the info on how to participate.
� You may have seen the special announcement earlier in the week
about the new Poets' Seder Project we're helping to organize.
Interested in submitting work for a reinterpretation of the Passover
Haggadah? Visit www.PoetSeder.com for the submission guidelines. (And
please follow them if you'd like to participate as we won't be able
to consider your work if you don't.)
THE POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY WEEKLY VIRTUAL UPDATE
Issue # 539 - ISSN: 1523-6587
January 28 - February 3, 2008
~ This week featuring poets from PASADENA, TX and VERNON, NJ
~ 5 new poetry and writing related link added this week.
~ DUTIES OF THE SPIRIT by PATRICIA FARGNOLI featured this week in
the Poets of the Week Books section of the PSH Bookstore.
~ PSH LIVE Schedule: Open Reading February 10.
~ Poetry / Writing related Classified Ads.
POETS OF THE WEEK
~ This week's featured poets are:
RICHARD LIGHTHOUSE and S. THOMAS SUMMERS:
RICHARD LIGHTHOUSE (Pasadena, Texas) Richard Lighthouse is a
contemporary writer and poet. He holds an M.S. from Stanford
University. His work has been published in: The Penwood Review, West
Hills Review, Mudfish, and many others worldwide.
S. THOMAS SUMMERS (Vernon, New Jersey) teaches English at Wayne Hills
High School in Wayne, NJ. He is the author of two chapbooks: Rather,
It Should Shine (Pudding House Press, 2007) and Death Settled Well
Shadows Ink Publications, 2006). Summers's poetry has been published
in the Loch Raven Review, Umbrella, The English Journal, Stirring,
3rd Muse, and other print and electronic reviews. Summers lives with
his wife and children.
Click on "FEATURED POETS" from the main PSH menu to read their work.
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 PUBLICATIONS LISTINGS THIS WEEK
~ POETS' SEDER, A
An event in which poets re-interpret the traditional texts and themes
of the Passover Haggadah through their own unique lenses. Site
includes submission information for "A Poets' Haggadah".
~ TENDER TOUCH AND A SHADE OF BLUE, A
The site is an online poetry blog, and accepts only email
submissions; editor Michael Lee Johnson, author of The Lost American:
From Exile to Freedom, is looking for poetry, free verse and metric
(but not contrived form); very small flash fiction, and small
non-fiction articles that reflect a sincere cause or issue. Editor
Michael Lee Johnson is the Author of: The Lost American: From Exile
NEW INDIVIDUAL POETS PAGES LISTINGS THIS WEEK
~ CHARLOTTE BARNES - FLORIDA POET & AUTHOR
Charlotte's writings are inspired by work, life, and football. Check
out the latest news, read her blog, find info to purchase books, or
just say hello in her guestbook.
~ WORDS FROM MY LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD
Just my words, based almost entirely off of my life's experiences,
with names changed to protect the innocent, of course. :) Enjoy!
~ 21ST CENTURY BREAD: POEMS BY LELAND JAMI
Site includes cover photo of 21st Century Bread: Poems, which
reviewers have called "An outstanding book of unusual unity and
grace," poetry that "calls to be read out loud," and a "powerhouse
commitment to metrical, ear-rhyming verse." Other contents of the
site include an Editorial Review, excerpts from three Book Reviews,
�What Editors Say.� "What Readers Say," a Weekly Poem feature changed
every Thursday, Money-back Guarantee, prices and ordering information
for the book or download, plus author bio and contact info.
POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY BOOKSTORE
Featured this week in the Poets of the Week Books section of the PSH
DUTIES OF THE SPIRIT by PATRICIA FARGNOLI
Readers will discover many facets of Fargnoli's voice, but two
attributes that will most impress readers are, first, the almost
shimmering gladness with which Ms. Fargnoli replies to the gifts of
beauty and of human love; and, second, the compassion with which she
addresses whatever is beyond her own intimate surroundings."-Mary
Duties of the Spirit comprises deeply moving, lyrical and
unforgettable explorations of the joys and fears that come with
growing older in America.
Patricia Fargnoli, a retired psychotherapist, is a Macdowell fellow
and associate editor of The Worcester Review. Her first book,
Necessary Light, was selected by Mary Oliver for the May Swenson
Poetry Award, Utah State University Press, 1999.
Paperback, 80 pages, published by Tupelo Press, (April, 2005)
~ 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://www.blogtalkradio.com/psh and
clicking on the "Click to Listen" button.
You can listen to the shows through your web browser as well as call
in and ask questions live through by dialing (646) 716-7362 during
the live broadcast.
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by visiting http://www.blogtalkradio.com/psh and clicking on the
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Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday February 10, 2:00 pm (pacific)
Call in and read your poetry, open mic style. No content or style
restrictions. Share details about your local poetry community with
our listeners. We want to hear you!
RECENTLY ARCHIVED BROADCASTS:
January Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday January 13
The January edition of our open reading featured callers from Tacoma
Park, Maryland, Sioux City, IA (Our first call in regular!), a slew
of callers from North Carolina, Valley Center, California and
Virginia (D.C. area.) Please ignore all the wrong buttons I pressed.
December Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday December 16
Hear callers including the poet laureate of New Hampshire, as well as
callers from Lawrenceville, NJ, Sioux City, IA, Birmingham, AL,
Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA in our December 2007 open reading.
GOT A SHOW IDEA?
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contest promotion or other poetry/writing related show. Please e-mail
your show idea to Rick@PoetrySuperHighway.com, and we'll take it from
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New from Assume Nothing Press -
"Get the Rollax Repliccas You Watned, Vermin: Poems, Directly
Marketed" by E.V. Noechel: Noechel presents a chapbook of poems
inspired by email subject lines. She has created poems that transform
and reveal the social commentary these intruding emails hold.
Also available: "Peripheral Visions" by Scott Virtes
Announcing the fourth annual Skysaje Enterprises poetry contest.
All entries must be typed in 12pts font preferably in times new roman
or better font. All entries must be in English/American
standard. $250.00 top prize and three $25.00 Honorable mentions will
be awarded. $15.00 US entry fee must accompany all submissions,
submit up to five pieces per entry. Make checks payable to L.Berger
and send your entries to:
50 Amesbury RD.
Rochester, NY 14623
Submission deadline: April 30th 2008.
A Poets' Seder: Submissions Wanted
This is an open call for poetry submissions for A Poets' Haggadah to
be published in April, 2008 in conjunction with the Poets' Seder
event at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice, CA. We're
accepting submissions of poetry specifically written to reinterpret
the components and themes of the Passover Seder. Please visit
http://www.PoetSeder.com/ for complete submission guidelines.
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A Man With No Teeth Serves Us Breakfast
is Rick Lupert's latest release and the author's 11th book written
during two weeks in Boston and London during the summer of 2006. It's
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