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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

An interview with Shann Palmer

Check this out over at Poetic Asides.

Are you ready to commit to writing a Poem a Day in November???

Saturday, October 17, 2009

work in progress

I'm busy working on the new tiny book material for the Richmond Zine Fest at Gallery 5, THINKsmall at art6 and ARTSPACE, and whatever else comes along.

I love the rainy days, but I could use a little more heat!

When I moved to Richmond in 1971 from Tucson, Arizona I didn't own a winter coat. I don't remember if it was this dreary and cold or not (probably not since we set a record low high yesterday) but I was so cold I went to Thalhimer's and bought a winter coat at full price! It was a brown houndstooth wool maxi-coat with a hood. I loved that coat- it was warm and very fashionable at the time.

Sassoon haircut and new coat, black short boots- I was adorable!!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Submissions close next Sunday October 18th!!

Submit to Tiny Books new zine

Tiny Books is a new publishing venture from FlashPaperPublications in Richmond, Virginia.
We are starting a new quarterly zine for small poems.

Submit 1-6 poems (no bizarro formatting)
- 16 lines or less plus title
- 50 characters or less per line counting spaces

Issue #1 will appear around October 30, 2009.

Submission Guidelines
Say what you need in 16 lines or less. Submit one to six poems with a brief cover letter in the body of an email- NO ATTACHMENTS. No previously published work or simultaneous submissions. All rights revert to the author upon publication. Pays three copies.
Electronic submissions only to:

Small books, not much room- don't take it personal!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wright and Taylor win the Weinstein Poetry Prize for 2009

Charles Wright and Eleanor Ross Taylor have won the Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize ($10,000 each) for 2009.

School of Quietude, another victory! Poetry will stroll its way into the woods, check for owls and deer, dead mules, and back porch meditations. To be somewhat fair (ha!) I like her stuff far better than his, but not being from Virginia originally or caring much for 'nature', I can't say this makes much difference to me.