� Enter our Poetry Contest!: Deadline: September 20, 2008
Almost 200 paid entries have been sent to the judges so far.
100% of the entry fees will be divided amongst the top three scoring
points, in addition to the many prizes, offered by our sponsors,
which will be given to everyone who enterrs, just for entering.
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to have them automatically e-mailed to you.
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THE POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY WEEKLY VIRTUAL UPDATE
Issue # 568 - ISSN: 1523-6587
August 18 - 24, 2008
~ This week featuring poets from LONG BEACH, CA and HOKITIKA, NZ
~ 4 new poetry and writing related links added this week.
~ FREE STALLION: POEMS by AMBER TAMBLYN featured this week in the PSH
~ PSH LIVE Schedule: Open Reading - September 14th
~ Poetry / Writing related Classified Ads.
POETS OF THE WEEK
~ This week's featured poets are:
STEVE DE FRANCE AND NICHOLAS MESSENGER:
STEVE DE FRANCE lives in Long Beach, California.
NICHOLAS MESSENGER (Hokitika, New Zealand) had his first poems
published in New Zealand as a schoolboy. He won the Glover Poetry
award in the 1970�s. In recent years he has had work published in a
good number of online magazines. He was born in 1945, completed a
degree at Auckland University, travelled extensively, and lived at
various times in France, England and Japan. He has worked at many
jobs, including seaman, security guard and demolition worker, and for
a long time made his living as a teacher, of science, art, and
languages, in High Schools in New Zealand, and of English in Japan.
Now he is running a home-stay business in Hokitika. He has been
married twice and has two grown-up children.
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 ONLINE POETRY RESOURCES LISTINGS THIS WEEK
~ RISING POETS, THE - FACEBOOK GROUP
Feel inspired? Wrote something you want to share? This group is for
all who share a passion for writing.. be it poetry or prose.. but
mainly blessed poetry :) so come on and share your writings peeps!!
lets fascinate each other with our power on words.
~ FACEBOOK POETS AND WRITERS REGISTRY
This is a group designed to help professional and aspiring poets
(writers, screenwriters & songwriters) find and post information
about poetry organizations, publishing/small press, book releases,
poetry contests and award info, festivals, and whatever else we need
to know. The goal is eventually to have a forum where people can hear
first hand reports on almost any literary events in Canada and
~ 2:00 A.M.: A POETRY GROUP
A place (on Facebook) to post poetry and put it up for discussion.
From original poetry to something by one of your favorite poets, this
is the place to see how other people feel about a beautiful piece of
writing you love.
The Facebook group dedicated to poetry and poets around the world.
Membership is open and diverse - from high-school students to
award-winning poets with over 37 countries represented.
POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY BOOKSTORE
Featured this week in the PSH Bookstore:
Free Stallion: Poems by Amber Tamblyn
"A fine fruitful gestation of throbbingly nascent sexuality awakened
in young new language."
-- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
"Here's a poet with the courage and liveliness to speak for her
generation -- and for mine. She is not afraid of politics or
anti-politics of either the government or of her body, including the
twists of emotional beauty and deep rage. To paraphrase Emerson,
these poems are as old as the rock and as new as the foam."
-- Michael McClure
Hardcover, 96 pages, published by Simon & Schuster, (August, 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://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.Can't or
don't want to call in? You can ask questions live during the show's
broadcast time by sending an instant message to RickPoet on AIM.If
you can't make the live time, you can also listen to any past show by
visiting http://blogtalkradio.com/psh 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.
SEPTEMBER 2008 WORLDWIDE OPEN READING
Sunday September 14 ~ 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!
PSH CONTEST WINNERS SPECIAL
Sunday, October 5, 2008, 2:00 pm (pacific)
We'll announce the winners of our currently running poetry contest in
this special PSH Live event. Listen to it live and if any of the
winners happen to be listening, they'll be invited to call in and
read their winning entries live on the air.
Recently Archived broadcasts:
AUGUST 2008 WORLDWIDE OPEN READING
Sunday August 10
Listen to our August, 2008 open reading featuring poets from
Calabasas, CA, Encino, CA, Delray Beach, FL, Columbus, OH,
Pipersville, PA, Burbank, CA, Sonoma, CA and Atlanta, GA. Also hear
the fascination at the beginning of the show as Rick discovers the
buttons to put people on the air weren't working. ;)
CHAT WITH 2008 POETRY CONTEST JUDGES
Sunday July 13
Listen to a conversation with the 2008 Poetry Contest Judges to learn
what they look for when they are scoring your contest entry poems.
The three judges also read their own work as well as a poem by
another poet they chose. If you're considering entering this year's
poetry contest, this is an essential listen to get insights from the
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
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Voices The Israel English Poetry AssociationThe bridge between
English speaking poets and Anglo poets around the world. Sponsored by
the British Council.We are launching our 19th international Reuben
Rose Poetry contest and our 34th annual poetry anthology.Reuben Rose
Contest prizes: US$500; US$200; US$100. The Judge: Richard
Berengarten (aka Burns). He teaches at Cambridge University, where he
is a Bye- Fellow at Downing College. Founder of the Annual Cambridge
Poetry Festival. http://www.richardburns.eu/site/ Entry Fee: NIS15;
US$5; �4; �3; per poem payable by check to Voices Israel or in cash.
Submissions up to forty lines per poem are unlimited, in two copies;
one without participant's details. Send to Voices Israel, P.O.Box
236, Kiriat Ata, 28101, Israel. Deadline; Oct.7th. 2008. Winners will
be notified by November 30th 2008 andpublished in our newsletter and
in Poets & Writers magazine. For further details please e-mail
email@example.comOur Package Deal; A maximum of four of your
Reuben Rose contest submissions can also be forwarded simultaneously
to Helen Bar Lev (Chief Ed.) by email; firstname.lastname@example.org to be
considered for publication in the Voices Israel Anthology 2009.
Anthology cost; NIS40/US$20/ which includes packaging and posting.
The Brides' Fair by Hal Fleming, an annual folkloric even in the Mid
Atlas Mountains of North Africa, serves as an exotic setting for a
novel of diplomatic intrigue and terrorism. Advertise with us!
Author & Book Promotions -- a resource directory which promotes
literary works by authors. http://www.author-promotion.com
This month, the staff of Unlikely 2.0 is proud to two visual artists,
nine poets, seven storytellers (including Tom Bradley reading aloud
via the terror of podcasting), essays on war, patriotism, religion,
and Leave It to Beaver, and a detailed study, with film and text, of
the activities of Cinematheque Films, a Paris-based student
organization run by Tim Barrus, who used to be Navajo but the L. A.
Weekly says he's not anymore. Check us out at
"Average Bears" by award winning poet, LB Sedlacek.Poems include
title poem plus 44 others. Also available,"Red Headed Eskimos" and
INDIANA NATURE POETRY CONTEST
If you are a Hoosier and have written some environmental poems, this
is the contest for you! Deadline: September 30, 2008. Entry fee: $1
per poemThe royalties from the chapbook will go directly to Mounds
State Park of Anderson, IN.For details, please visit
Experienced Poetry and Writing MentorWork with Linda Leedy Schneider,
an award winning internationally published poet, poetry editor,
college writing instructor, and certified psychotherapist in private
practice. Receive feedback through E-mail and telephone conferences.
Beginning or experienced writers welcome. Complimentary initial
consultation. References available. Most of the writers Linda has
mentored have been published, some have pursued advanced degrees, and
several are teaching at the college level. Linda believes that a
regular writing ritual leads to authenticity and personal
growth. (616) 942-7179 or Loschneide@aol.com
Science Fiction Poetry Association
http://www.sfpoetry.com/Membership - $21/year US/Canada/Mexico,
$25/year Internationalpayable through PayPal to
email@example.com or by check toSFPA Treasurer, PO Box 4846,
Covina, CA 91746
Southern California Haiku Study Group
http://www.socalhaiku.org/Meets the third Saturday of every month,
from 2-4 pmat the Pacific Asia Museum, 46 North Los Robles
Ave, Pasadena, California 91101.
Instant Publisher offers the ability for you to print professional
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This is the cheapest way to get bookstore quality books of your
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Visit http://www.instantpublisher.com/default.asp?afcc=1172 for
Christine Bruness won The 2008 Covert Press Chapbook Contest in may
2008. Christine's new chapbook: "Alley Cat", with a forward by John
Dorsey, is now available from Covert Press. Cost: $5.00, includes
shipping and handling. Covert Press Link: http://www.covertpress.com/
Christine Bruness's website: www.chatnoirstudios.com .
19th International Reuben Rose Poetry Competition 2008. Prizes. Ist
prize US$500; 2nd prize;US$200; 3rd Prize;US$100. Deadline for
entries October 7th. Winners announced in December together with Hon.
Mentions; to be published in our annual Voices anthology. Entries
unlimited at US$5 per entry payable to Voices Israel. Poem length
less than� 40 lines.� Address.Voices Israel. P.O.Box 236, Kiryat Ata
Israel�28101. For more details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judge: poet Richard Berengarten aka Richard Burns. Teaches at
Cambridge University. (sponsored by the British Council)
Just released. Dragons Dance Volume One. a spoken word CD featuring
the poetry of Lawrence R. Berger. get your copy today! The CD's
are $10 U.S. each and run for a total of 20 minuets. to get your copy
send your check or money order to :L Berger C/O skysaje EnterPrizes
50 Amesbury Rd. Rochester, NY 14623.
TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID POETRY CONTEST - CLOSING NEXT MONTH
Sixth year. Fourteen cash prizes totaling $5,250. Top prize $2,000.
Submit poems in any style or genre. Both published and unpublished
work accepted. Winning entries published online. Entry fee is $6 for
every 25 lines, payable to Winning Writers. Postmark deadline:
September 30. Judges: J.H. Reid, D.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 proud to
be one of "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest,
2005-2008). More information: http://www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry
From Assume Nothing Press: "Get the Rollax Repliccas You Watned,
Vermin: Poems Directly Marketed"by E.V. Noechel and "Peripheral
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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.
More info and get the book here: http://www.poetseder.com/
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
a reverse trip through the American Revolution with a special stop to
tread on the remains of King George The III and an introduction by
Brendan Constantine. Read sample poems and learn how to get your copy
See a video of Rick reading from this book here:
See an interview with Rick at his weekly open reading here:
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