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THE POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY WEEKLY VIRTUAL UPDATE
October 2-8, 2006
~ This week featuring poets from Boston, MA and Ventura, CA
~ 5 new poetry and writing related link added this week.
~ THE FACTS ON FILE COMPANION TO 20TH-CENTURY AMERICAN
POETRY (COMPANION TO LITERATURE) edited by BURT
KIMMELMAN featured this week in the Poetry Resource Books section
of the PSH Bookstore.
~ Poetry / Writing related Classified Ads.
POETS OF THE WEEK
~ This week's featured poets are CHAZ SOUTHARD and F. ALBERT SALINAS:
CHAZ SOUTHARD (Boston, Massachussetts) is a Boston-area native who
was injured a few years ago in a freak ocean diving accident and is now
a�wheelchair-bound�activists and advocate for stem cell research. Poetry and
the written word has always been a comforting shoulder to lean on, express,
and heal. Now he spends his days, writing biweekly on his weblog, attending
graduate school, painting and dreaming of the day he'll be able to put
back on the ground.
F. ALBERT SALINAS' (Ventura, California) poetry and fiction has appeared on
The CyberMuse, Rogue Scholar, Confused Muse, and in the Student Voices
Anthology for Santa Barbara. He has read his poetry and fiction in nine
including the Hidden Treasure Reading Series in the Bronx in New York City,
The Gathering of the Minds in San Francisco and The Poetry Read at
Moorpark College in California. Sighs of the Seraphim, a book of his
short stories was released in January of 2005, and 37 Poems about Women
I Haven�t Slept With�went�to print in�June of 2006. According to
Magazine, he is one of the top 20 bachelors in Santa Barbara, Ca (even though
he lives in Ventura!?).
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 3 links
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:
~ BEYOURSELFPOETRY FORUM
Come post poetry, get and give critic and have fun. This is a new
~ GREETING MARKETS
Online resource offers list of Greeting Card Companies currently accepting
submissions from freelance writers, artists, illustrators and photographers.
List includes company needs/requirements, website links, submission
guidelines and mailing addresses.
~ LISA'S POETRY CONTEST
Modest prizes $250, $125, $75, with free publication to top 13, free copy of
anthology book also to top 13. Author retains copyrights
NEW INDIVIDUAL POETS PAGES LISTINGS THIS WEEK:
~ POEMS, BOOKS, ART, CUSTOM MAGICAL MOMENTS
Check out my books, poems and art!
~ PHAYVANH LUEKHAMHAN
My personal poetry site, with samples, photos, bio, gigs and journal.
POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY BOOKSTORE
Featured this week in the Poetry Resource Books section of the PSH Bookstore:
THE FACTS ON FILE COMPANION TO 20TH-CENTURY AMERICAN POETRY
(COMPANION TO LITERATURE) edited by BURT KIMMELMAN
This A-Z compendium of 500-plus signed entries presents an eclectic approach
to the study of twentieth-century American poetry, reflecting the wide
of poetic styles, schools, and movements of the century. Kimmelman, a
professor of English at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and himself a
poet, draws upon the expertise of 244 academic contributors from all parts of
the country and abroad. Analysis by contributors from academic
Australia, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Israel, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan,
and the U.K. lends unique cross-cultural perspectives. Entries range in
from 500 to 2,000 words, and each has a bibliography. In addition to
poets, coverage encompasses important poems and collections as well as
topics such as Caribbean poetic influences, Deep image poetry, Fugitive/
Agrarian school, and Poetry journals. Of note is the book's expert inclusion
of African American poets and poetry Entries offer extensive, authoritative
interpretations of well-known poets Maya Angelou, Rita Dove, and Langston
Hughes, to name three, and entries for lesser-known writers like the late
modernist African American poet Melvin Tolson.
A work that attempts to offer an encyclopedic treatment of such a broad topic
in one volume will no doubt contain omissions, but this does not detract from
the overall quality, relevance, and caliber of the book. A valuable companion
to standard reference sources like Gale's Contemporary Poets series or
Poetry for Students series, it is recommended for all public libraries and
undergraduate collections and is sure to be a handy reference guide during
National Poetry Month and Black History Month. Diana Kirby
Copyright � American Library Association. All rights reserved
~ 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 the book.
AND SO ON . . .
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Slipstream Poetry Contest
$1,000 prize plus 50 professionally-printed copies of your book. Send up to
40 pages of poetry: any style, format, or theme (or no theme), plus a SASE
with correct postage for the return of your manuscript, and a $15 check,
bank draft, or money order for reading fee. Everyone who enters the contest
receives a copy of the winning chapbook plus one complimentary issue of
Slipstream magazine. Deadline is Dec. 1, 2006. Send to: Slipstream Poetry
Contest, PO Box 2071, Niagara Falls, NY 14301. For more information visit:
Read about our 2006 winner, Terry Godbey, by clicking on the cover of
her book, "Behind Every Door.
Gerald Locklin's latest collection of poems, Chicago, New Orleans, and Points
Elsewhere, documents his time in Chicago and The Art Institute, New Orleans
(before the floods), and the treck back home to Long Beach, California. These
highly cultural places are launching pads for Locklin's poems. These
most than travel poems that document time and place, they dive deeper
human experience, the meeting of new people, the awareness that happens
when in an unfamiliar place, the exploration and discovery of a local culture
that differs from the one you live in back home. They also delve into
interactions with those closest to Locklin.
Gerald Locklin has taught English since 1965 at California State University,
Long Beach and is the author of over 125 books and chapbooks of poetry,
and criticism, with over 3000 poems, stories, articles, reviews, and
published in periodicals. If you are a fan of his writing or have yet
to experience it,
pick up a copy of his new book today from R)v Press. Visit
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Specializing in Poetry Gift Collectibles
Lenar Poetry is crafted with memorable words to hold the attention of the
reader, and is designed with eye-catching background art - formatted into
decorative panorama for display in the home or office. Visit the website
for product information and a selection of poems in themes of humor,
fantasy and romance, including spiritually inspired works of faith. Poetry
on Art is beautifully matted and framed to present as a unique collectible
gift to friends and relatives; Ideal for gift-giving during Birthdays,
Valentines Day or any other special occasion.
THE GREAT AMERICAN POETRY SHOW is a hardcover serial poetry
anthology open year-round to submissions of poems on any subject, in any
style and in any number with a SASE. Email poems only from outside USA.
Simultaneous submissions and previously published poems are welcome.
Each contributor receives one free copy of the volume in which his/her
work appears. Volume 2 is now accepting submissions at: The Great
American Poetry Show, P.O. Box 69506, West Hollywood, California 90069
Please check out our website ( http://www.tgaps.net/ )
Phee in the realm of Hoops Primeval (Finale)
At the small college that gave him a scholarship, Phee finds�Dullsville. He
spends much of preseason at a nearby tavern, neglecting his studies. As
a freshman starter, he tries to compensate for mostly untalented teammates.
Losses mount; long-nurtured aspirations crumble. Declared academically
ineligible, Phee drops out and tries to adjust to life after basketball.
TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID POETRY CONTEST - LAST CALL!
$3,500 in prizes, including a top prize of $1,000. Winning entries will be
published. Submit poems in any style or genre. You may submit work that
has been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the
anthology and online publication rights. Unpublished work is also welcome.
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 one of the
"101 Best Web Sites for Writers" (Writer's Digest, 2005 & 2006). More
"Average Bears" the new chapbook from award winning poet,
LB Sedlacek, has just been released. Includes the title poem
plus 44 others. Ebook or Chapbook version available. Free
To order: http://assumenothingpress.blogspot.com
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The Red Book bring's together Ben Barton's small-press poems
published from 1996-2006. Many have appeared in some of the
foremost 'little' magazines, including Scriptor, Roadworks, The Ugly
Tree and X Magazine. Others featured in the BBC film 'No One Reads
Poetry'. Just one month after its release, the book has made Amazon
UK's Top 5 on the 'Hot Books' poetry chart.
Find out more at benbarton.co.uk
PUT YOUR POEMS ON T-SHIRTS!
(or your pictures, images, website logos, poetry on t-shirts, sweatshirts,
coffee mugs, and mouse pads, hats, picture frames, lunch boxes, stickers,
postcards, calendars, frisbees, and more!)
Also custom make your own books and CDs with full color art and
Set up your store for free and earn commission from every sale or order
merchandise for yourself or for gifts.
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ATTENTION!!! LAST CALL!!! Re)verb is still looking for some great poetry
for its 4th issue. Deadline is July 20th (must be postmarked by then). Please
send 3-5 unpublished pieces via snail mail to Re)verb 11771 Tunstall St.
Garden Grove, California 92845. Please send a SASE, short bio and cover
note along with your submission. We do not accept electronic submissions.
Additional information can be found at http://www.rvlitmags.com/ and soon at
http://www.rvpress.net/ . If you haven't read an issue yet, you can purchase
one through the site. You can also check out a sample poem there. Send us
your best stuff . . . and send it soon!
The 17th international Reuben Rose Poetry Contest
Prizes: US$300; US$150; US$100; US$50. plus ten Hon. Mentions to be
published in our Voices Anthology 2007
Entry fee: US$5 per poem. entries unlimited. (Max length 40 lines per
Cheques made payable to Voices Israel. We require 2 copies of each entry,
1 with name and address.
Deadline: October 7th. 2006. Winners will be announced at the end of
Address: Voices Israel. P.O.Box 236 Kiriat Ata Israel. 28101
Content: General not necessarily on Jewish subjects. Humorous/curious poetry
welcome to be judged by Vera Rich, Member of PEN in England and in Belarus;
regular reader on the B.B.C. and editor of an annual poetry anthology
Instant Publisher offers the ability for you to print professional quality,
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Poets for Human Rights announces two Human Rights-theme contests:
Anita McAndrews Poetry Award contest. $100 1st prize. $1 reading fee
per poem. Alexander Popoff Youth Award (17 and younger) $100 1st prize.
No reading fee. Deadline: Nov. 15, 2006. Mail submissions with cover
sheet to: Stazja McFadyen; 100 Waverly Way, #310; Clearwater, Fl.
33756. For more information, contact email@example.com
Digital Aardvarks Poetry Contest-Deadline Sept. 30, Send 3-5 poems to
Donna@onlinewebart.com, Prize- Altered Book featuring winner's poetry
and art by altered book artist/poet Donna Kuhn,
Mail Entry Fee of $7 and contact info to: Donna Kuhn, 130 Mattison Lane,
Aptos, CA 95003
Winner will be notified by e-mail, announced and featured on blog
Dave Barr-famous Chicago poet-First book available-
http://www.weinbergpress.com - David Hernandezsays "I fully enjoy
Dave Barr's poetry..." $10.00 postpaid.
Hello, my name is Jonathan Penton. Please
give me narcissistic supply.
Coming this Fall from Marsh Hawk Press: Beggars at the Wall by
Rochelle Ratner, Breaking the Fever by Mary Mackey, and Today's
Menu by Corinne Robins. Marsh Hawk books present forms and
sensibilities that have assimilated modern and post-modern traditions
but expand from these without political or aesthetic bias, outside of
"schools" yet with affinities to the visual arts. View Marsh Hawk's
complete catalog on the Internet at http://www.marshhawkpress.org.
I'D LIKE TO BAKE YOUR GOODS: The Poet's Experience on
His Honeymoon in Paris, Rome and Venice is Rick Lupert's
latest release and the author's 10th book written during two weeks
of bliss in the summer of 2004. Read sample poems, order the
book, and see a picture of the back of the author's wife's head
Lupert: It's The Website - & - Poetry Super Highway
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