� PSH Live:ave you tuned in?
We've had several great open readings the last several months on
Poetry Super Highway Live. Many of the people who have been Poets of
the Week here have called in and read their work. You can hear all
of our past shows in the archive. Click on PSH Live from the main
PSH Menu to listen (and subscribe via podcast/iTunes etc to future
shows if you so desire.) Our next show is Sunday, April 6th...save
the date and call in and read!
� Great Poetry Exchange Follow Up:
Thanks to the 55 (of 90) poets who have beat the 2 week deadline and
notified me they have already sent their Great Poetry Exchange
contribution to their assigned participant. If you're a participant
and you didn't get the e-mail telling you where to mail your book,
send me an e-mail and I'll resend the info. The deadline to send your
book is this Monday, March 17th and don't forget to notify me that
it's gone out. Thanks again to everyone for participating!
THE POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY WEEKLY VIRTUAL UPDATE
Issue # 546 - ISSN: 1523-6587
March 17-23, 2008
~ This week featuring poets from PHOENIX, AZ and ITASCA, IL
~ 5 new poetry and writing related link added this week.
~ DRIVING WITH DANTE by BRIAN MICHAEL TRACY featured this week in the
Poets of the Week section of the PSH Bookstore.
~ PSH LIVE Schedule: March 9th Show archived
~ Poetry / Writing related Classified Ads.
POETS OF THE WEEK
~ This week's featured poets are:
DAVID CHORLTON and MICHAEL LEE JOHNSON
DAVID CHORLTON (Phoenix, Arizona) was born in Austria, grew up in
England, and spent several years in Vienna before moving to Phoenix
in 1978. He has become increasingly fascinated by the drama of the
Arizona landscape, and continues to explore it when he can, along
with his wife Roberta, with a birding field guide close at hand. His
newest published books reflect this concern for the natural world.
They are Waiting for the Quetzal, from March Street Press, and The
Porous Desert, from Future Cycle Press.
MICHAEL LEE JOHNSON (Itasca, Illinois) is a poet, and freelance
writer. He is self-employed in advertising, and selling custom
promotional products. He is the author of The Lost American: From
Exile to Freedom, He has also published two chapbooks of poetry. He
is also nominated for the James B. Baker Award in poetry, Sam's Dot
Publishing. He is a contributor in the Silver Boomers poetry
anthology about aging baby boomers, by Silver Boomer Books. Michael
Lee Johnson presently resides in Itasca, Illinois, United States.
He lived in Canada during the Vietnam era and will be published as a
contributor poet in the anthology Crossing Lines: Poets Who Came to
Canada in the Vietnam War Era publication scheduled for early 2008.
He has been published in USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia,
Scotland, Turkey, Fuji, Nigeria, Algeria, Africa, India, United
Kingdom, Republic of Sierra Leone, Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, and
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
~ ORIGAMI CONDOM
Poetry Publication. See website for submission guidelines.
NEW INDIVIDUAL POETS PAFES LISTINGS THIS WEEK
~ RANDOM THOUGHTS OF AN OBESE MIND
The poetry of Sal Treppiedi. Check out information about his book,
"Random Thoughts of An Obese Mind."
Po�me d'amour, po�mes et je t'aime. Le po�me d'amour la glace est
traduit en 140 langues dont Hi�roglyphes et Maya par des chercheurs.
~ MYSTICAL POETRY
Michaela Sefler is an mystical poet living in Montreal, Canada. Her
poetry is spiritual and esoteric and her poems allude to ancient
ideals. In her poetry she draws on the Qabbala, and other ancient
writings, to convey a message of hope, and survival describing
present realities in the light of ancient truths . She has six
published compilations of poetry. Still true, A fortress in my heart,
The sun is hot, Through the ages, and Seven stars and Healing tree.
evolved poemslengthy short stories
POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY BOOKSTORE
Featured this week in the Poets of the Week section of the PSH
DRIVING WITH DANTE by BRIAN MICHAEL TRACY
The book begins with a series of meditative poems. It expands to the
comic and there are explorations of of history, religion and
politics. We seem to meet the shade of Wallace Stevens and talk to
Larry Levis. Finally we take a ride through Los Angeles with Dante at
the wheel, culminating in a noir-ish, apocalyptical vision of the
past, or is it the future? Either way it's quite a ride
Brian Tracy's poetry gives the reader that instant feeling of
recognition derived from the realization that one has just
encountered something universal, something uniquely human that
resonates with all of us. It is the kind of poetry that captures a
piece of the essence of what it means to live life and connect into
the common energy that binds us all
--Martin Hughes Paperback,
44 pages, published by Midnight Tea Publishing, LLC, (November, 2007)
~ 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
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Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday April 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!
RECENTLY ARCHIVED BROADCASTS:
March Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday March 9
The March edition of our open reading featured readers from Santa
Monica, CA, Valley Center, CA, North Carolina, Augusta, Maine and
January Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday January 13
The January edition of our open reading featured callers from Tacoma
Park, Maryland, Sioux City, IA (Our first call in regular!), a slew
of callers from North Carolina, Valley Center, California and
Virginia (D.C. area.) Please ignore all the wrong buttons I pressed.
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TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID SHORT STORY CONTEST � CLOSING SOON
Sixteenth year. Fourteen cash prizes totaling $5,250. Top prize
$2,000. Seeks short stories, essays and other works of prose, up to
5,000 words. Winning entries published online. Both published and
unpublished work accepted. Fee per entry is $12, payable to Winning
Writers. Postmark deadline: March 31. Judges: J.H. Reid, D.C. Konrad.
Submit online or mail to Winning Writers, Attn: Tom Howard Short
Story Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060.
Winning Writers is proud to be one of "101 Best Websites for Writers"
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Announcing the release of Within Lanaia's Garden of Darkness, take
Lanaia's hand and come travel with her through her garden of
darkness, collecting all the things the darkness has to offer.
Traveling through the darkness with the supernatural and spirits,
only if you dare. Remember at the end of the garden, there is always
a ray of light called hope. You can get this book of poetry of the
darkness available everywhere by February 14, 2008 but you can
purchase from the A. G. Press web site www.agpress.50megs.com, just
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Announcing the fourth annual Skysaje Enterprises poetry contest.
All entries must be typed in 12pts font preferably in times new roman
or better font. All entries must be in English/American
standard. $250.00 top prize and three $25.00 Honorable mentions will
be awarded. $15.00 US entry fee must accompany all submissions,
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Rochester, NY 14623
Submission deadline: April 30th 2008.
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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
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