THE POET BY DAY

Monthly Archives: July 2016

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks THE FORGE LITERARY MAGAZINE publishes one prose piece a week – no poetry. Submissions guidelines are HERE. INTO THE VOID MAGAZINE, ARTS AND LITERATURE is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and art through September 25th. Regarding poetry – “We accept poems of all forms and styles. The key here is two-fold: A clear display of the intention to create a beautiful sounding poem, and an economical use… Read More

CHINUA ACHEBE was a Nigerian poet and novelist. His first novel Things Fall Apart (1958) is his major work and is said to be the most widely read book in modern African literature. He is considered the founding father of African literature in English. Listen to a short interview with Achebe‘s daughter in pop-out player on BBC’s Witness. Published in 1958, Things Fall Apart “was set in pre-colonial rural Nigeria and examines how the… Read More

SPECIAL FOR THE BEAT MUSEUM by Jerry Cimino who recently told us … how difficult things are for so many these days in San Francisco. Like many small organizations and non-profits, The Beat Museum is feeling the squeeze as rents continue to skyrocket and corporate interests take over. The brutal truth is this: while you’re renting in San Francisco, you’re at the mercy of others. The only way to know you are… Read More

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to the United States Congress, and represented New York’s 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s… Read More