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THE POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY WEEKLY VIRTUAL UPDATE
December 11-17, 2006
~ 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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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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
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Online Submission Deadline-April 1: 6th year. $3,336.40 in prizes,
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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:
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:
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest
Opens-December 15. Postmark Deadline-Sept 30: 5th year. $3,500 in
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From "The Opposite of You": "Today I do not know the meaning of
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The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to everyone
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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
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poem.�Prizes: Writing Contest First Prize is $500; Second: $250;
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(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 &
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http://www.dreamquestone.com for further details, to print out an
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