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POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY your official mid-December poetry update

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THE POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY WEEKLY VIRTUAL UPDATE
http://PoetrySuperHighway.com/
ISSN: 1523-6587

   December 11-17, 2006

   this week:

   ~ This week featuring poets from PAISLEY, SCOTLAND and LAKE CITY, FL.

   ~ 3 new poetry and writing related link added this week.

   ~ THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2006 edited by BILLY COLLINS and DAVID 
     LEHMAN featured this week in the PSH Bookstore.

   ~ Poetry / Writing related Classified Ads.

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POETS OF THE WEEK

   ~ This week's featured poets are: GRAHAM FULTON and SHERRY BARKER:

   GRAHAM FULTON (Paisley, Scotland) was born in 1959. I've been writing 
   and performing poetry for the last 18 years and I've been published 
   in many major British publications including Ambit, Other Poetry, 
   Poetry Book Society Anthology, The North, Edinburgh Review and Dream 
   State: the New Scottish Poets. My previously published major 
   collections include Humouring the Iron Bar Man (Polygon), Knights of 
   the Lower Floors (Polygon), This (Rebel Inc) and Ritual Soup and 
   other liquids (Mariscat). Recent online publication includes 
   Nthposition and Raging Dove.

   SHERRY BARKER lives in Lake City, Florida.


   Click on "FEATURED POETS" from the main PSH menu to read their work.

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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:

   ~ THE BLUE JEW YORKER
   New website exploring notions of the Jewish New York experience which 
   of course includes all possible almagmations with non-Jewish cultural 
   objects.

   ~ UMBRELLA
   A journal of poetry and kindred prose


   NEW INDIVIDUAL POETS PAGES LISTINGS THIS WEEK:

   ~ SUSAN VOTH
   Liquored Words & Afterthoughts is a compilation of poetry that may 
   seem a bit dark, but is smeared with truths. From pieces about 9/11 
   to the mesmerizing glow of life and death, Susan Voth keeps writing 
   onwards in search of something man can't quite comprehend. 


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POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY BOOKSTORE

   Featured this week in the PSH Bookstore:

   THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2006 edited by BILLY COLLINS and DAVID LEHMAN

   Going strong since 1988, each volume in this excellent series is 
   distinct. This year Collins, America's funniest, slyest, and most 
   diabolically charismatic poet, takes the helm, prompting series 
   editor Lehman to write an unusually frank foreword in which he 
   measures the gap between Collins' great popularity with readers and 
   the venomous criticism of his peers. Collins follows with an 
   introduction in which he asserts that the most "alive and immediate 
   poems . . . combine an acute awareness of tradition with a unique 
   freshness of voice." Given the high-wire acrobatics of his own work, 
   it's no surprise that Collins selected 75 vital and imaginative 
   poems, many evincing "playful irreverence." There's Denise Duhamel's 
   "Please Don't Sit Like a Frog, Sit Like a Queen"; Amy Gerstler's 
   hilarious missive to a rebellious six-year-old on being boiled alive; 
   Rachel Hadas citing Seuss, not Zeus; Bob Hicok at the mov es; Kay 
   Ryan on thin ice; and Mary Jo Salter asking, "Who says science 
   fiction / is only set in the future?" Poetry writ large. Donna Seaman

   Copyright � American Library Association. All rights reserved

   Hardcover, 224 pages, published by Scribner, (September, 2006)


   ~ 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.

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AND SO ON . . .

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POETRY CLASSIFIEDS

   For information on placing Poetry Related classifieds ads on the
   Poetry Super Highway web page and weekly e-mail outburst, send an
   e-mail to: classifieds@PoetrySuperHighway.com

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   ANNUAL LITERARY CONTESTS AT WINNING WRITERS

   Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest
   Postmark Deadline-March 31: 15th year. $3,200 in prizes, including a 
   top prize of $1,200. Submit any type of short story, essay or other 
   work of prose. Both published and unpublished work welcome. Enter 
   online or by mail. Guidelines:
   http://www.winningwriters.com/tomstory

   Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest � No Fee
   Online Submission Deadline-April 1: 6th year. $3,336.40 in prizes, 
   including a top prize of $1,359. A humor contest with a twist. Submit 
   one poem online. Guidelines:
   http://www.winningwriters.com/wergle
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   War Poetry Contest
   Postmark Deadline-May 31: 6th year. $5,000 in prizes, including a top 
   prize of $2,000. Submit 1-3 unpublished poems on the theme of war, up 
   to 500 lines in total. Enter online or by mail. Guidelines:
   http://www.winningwriters.com/war

   Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse
   Postmark Deadline-June 30: 4th year. $4,500 in prizes, including a 
   top prize of $1,000. Submit poems in traditional verse forms such as 
   sonnets and haiku. Both published and unpublished poems welcome. 
   Enter online or by mail. Guidelines:
   http://www.winningwriters.com/margaret

   Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest
   Opens-December 15. Postmark Deadline-Sept 30: 5th year. $3,500 in 
   prizes, including a top prize of $1,000. Submit poems in any style or 
   theme. Both published and unpublished poems welcome. Enter online or 
   by mail. Guidelines:
   http://www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry

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   Skysaje Enterprises Announces our 3rd annual poetry competition:
   All styles welcome: Coffee house to couplets, Songs to Sonnets, 
   homilies to haiku and anything and everything in between! Send your 
   work in no later than April 30th 2007 and please noting longer than 
   50 lines per page! you may submit up to five (5) pieces per entry 
   along with the $5.00 non-refundable reading fee ( all funds go 
   towards paying the judges and/ or publication depending upon number 
   of entries received.) Make checks payable to L.Berger and send the 
   entries to:

   Skysaje Enterprises
   50 Amesbury Rd.
   Rochester, NY 14623
   Our 2nd annual contest was successful enough to warrant publishing a 
   chapbook of the winners ! copies are available at $6.00 per book 
   ($5.00 per book and $1.00 for S&H charges! send in your entries today!

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   NEW from Assume Nothing Press -- "Average Bears" by award winning 
   poet, L.B. Sedlacek. Featuring poems such as"Liquid Passport," 
   "Porcupine Rain," "The Architect of French Fries," and "A Parkway 
   Ballad." L.B.'s fifth collection of poetry includes 45 poems.�
   From "The Opposite of You": "Today I do not know the meaning of 
   impossible / like breaking ice with the tongue / a delicate grasp, 
   incomprehensible / these charmers who mystify bees. / Eluding their 
   stings, needles / rewarded by honey - thick, golden...."
   Chapbook or Ebook, $5 (US) each. Free excerpts or to order:
   http://assumenothingpress.blogspot.com
   http://www.lbsedlacek.com

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   The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to everyone 
   whether experienced or not. 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. Deadline: January 15, 2007. Winners will be announced and  
   published on February 15, 2007. Entry fees:�Writing�Contest�entry fee 
   is: $10 per short story. Poetry�Contest entry fee is:�$5 per 
   poem.�Prizes: Writing Contest First Prize is $500; Second: $250; 
   Prize: $100. Poetry Contest First Prize: $250; Second: $125; Third: 
   $50. All contest winners works will be published online in the Dare 
   to Dream pages. 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. Mail 
   entries/fees payable to: Dreamquestone.com. Dream Quest One Poetry & 
   Writing Contest. P.O. Box 3141, Chicago, IL 60654. Visit 
   http://www.dreamquestone.com for further details, to print out an 
   entry form or to enter online.

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   This is the cheapest way to get bookstore quality books of your 
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   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
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