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THE POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY WEEKLY VIRTUAL UPDATE
Issue # 560 - ISSN: 1523-6587
June 23 - 29, 2008
~ This week featuring poets from MACAU, CHINA and FISHKILL, NY
~ 3 new poetry and writing related link added this week.
~ THE SECRETS OF FALLING by LADDONNA WITMER featured this week in th
Poets of the Week section of the PSH Bookstore.
~ PSH LIVE Schedule: Open Reading - July 6th, Contest Chat - July 13
~ Poetry / Writing related Classified Ads.
POETS OF THE WEEK
~ This week's featured poets are:
CHRISTOPHER (KIT) KELEN and ROSEMARIE CRISAFI:
CHRISTOPHER (KIT) KELEN's (Macau, China) most recent volumes of
poetry are Dredging the Delta(book of Macao poems and sketches),
published in 2007 by Cinnamon Press (UK) and After Meng Jiao:
Responses to the Tang Poet, published in 2008 by VAC (Chicago, IL).
Kelen has taught Literature and Creative Writing for the last eight
years at the University of Macau in south China.
ROSEMARIE CRISAFI (Fishkill, New York) works in for a non-for-profit
agency that serves individuals with disabilities. Her poetry has been
published most recently in BlazeVO 2k8,, ken *again, Flutter Poetry
Journal, Snow Monkey#18, Ghoti No. 9, The Potomac, Red River Review,
Unlikely Stories, Eclectica Magazine, and The Adroitly Placed Word.
Her chapbook, Days of Reckoning, is available at the Lily Literary
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
~ WASHINGTON POETRY ASSOCIATION
The mission of the Washington Poets Association is to serve and
inspire individuals and communities across the state by supporting
the creation, presentation and appreciation of poetry through events,
publications, recognition and education.
NEW INDIVIDUAL POETS PAGES LISTINGS THIS WEEK
~ WENDY BOUCHOUX'S LULU STOREFRONT
This is where to find Wendy Bouchoux's e-book COLORFUL, SEASONAL &
EMOTIONAL POETRY at Lulu.com.
~ 53 POEMS BY GOD AND I
POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY BOOKSTORE
Featured this week in the Poets of the Week section of the PSH
The Secrets of Falling by LaDonna Witmer
The Secrets of Falling is a collection of poems that chronicle a
woman's fall from grace, her climb back up, and everyone she meets on
the long way down. Written with equal parts razor and lipstick, this
book includes poems that span nearly 10 years of falling and climbing
and falling again. Designed by artist Kathy Azada and featuring the
photography of Patti Monaghen and Bruce Willems, Secrets is a
different kind of poetry book - a book that tells a story not only
with words, but with moods and with moments and shadows of hope.
Inspired by the seemingly ever-present San Francisco fog, LaDonna
Witmer writes about things that live in grey spaces and on the tips
of tongues. She has published two other books of poems, Shedding the
Angel Skin in 2000 and a limited edition chapbook called She is a
Death Star in 2007.
Paperback, 122 pages, published by This Blank Page Productions, (May,
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Highway AND you have a book available through Amazon.com, please let
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JULY WORLDWIDE OPEN READING
Sunday July 6, 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!
CHAT WITH 2008 POETRY CONTEST JUDGES
Sunday July 13, 2:00 pm (pacific)
Listen in to a conversation with the 2008 Poetry Contest Judges to
learn what they look for when they are scoring your contest entry
poems. Rick Lupert will also be on hand to answer any questions
regarding how the contest is run, the rules, the entry guidelines etc.
Recently Archived broadcasts:
JUNE WORLDWIDE OPEN READING
Sunday June 8
The June, 2008 edition of our open reading featured readers from East
Canton, Ohio, Washington, DC, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Delray Beach,
Florida, Ontaro, Canada, Calabasas, California, Tacoma Park,
Maryland, Seattle, Washington, Hunterton County, New Jersey,
Evenston, Illinois and Los Angeles, California.
MAY WORLDWIDE OPEN READING
Sunday May 4
The May, 2008 edition of our open reading featured readers from
Cambrilla, CA, Princeton, West Virginia, Augusta, Maine, Calabasas,
CA, Birmingham, AL, Long Beach, CA, British Columbia, Canada,
Barrington, New Jersey and Del Rey Florida. This show also included
several callers whose work appeared in the Poetry Super Highway's
Holocaust Remembrance Day issue reading their poems that appeared in
that issue. Listen to the show in our archive!
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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MARGARET REID POETRY CONTEST FOR TRADITIONAL VERSE - LAST CALL!
Fifth year. Fourteen cash prizes totaling $5,250. Top prize $2,000.
Submit poems in traditional verse forms, such as sonnets and free
verse. Winning entries published online. Both published and
unpublished work accepted. Entry fee is $6 for every 25 lines,
payable to Winning Writers. Postmark deadline: June 30. Judges: J.H.
Reid, D.C. Konrad. Submit online or mail to Winning Writers, Attn:
Margaret Reid 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
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