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Addendum to last Sunday’s Announcements:


POETRY SOCIETY OF INDIANA, (Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs) 2017, 39th Annual Fall Rendezvous Poetry Contest July 1-Sept 1. Details HERE.


  • David Grossman winner of the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for A Horse Walks Into a Bar (rather dark) and kudos to translator Jessica Cohen. David is the author of many works of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and has been translated into thirty languages around the world. He is the recipient of many prizes, including the French Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the Buxtehuder Bulle in Germany, Rome’s Premio per la Pace e l’Azione Umitaria, the Premio Ischia— International Award for Journalism, Israel’s Emet Prize, and the Albatross Prize given by the Günter Grass Foundation.
  • Poet, actor and translator, Hélène Cardona for her work in translation from French and Spanish including Beyond Elsewhere (Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac, White Pine Press, Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings for WhitmanWeb. Helene also translations from the Spanish of her father José Manuel Cardona’s The Birnam Wood (El Bosque de Birnam, Consell Insular d’Eivissa, 2007). You can read poetry excerpts and details on writers and poets HERE. News and updates on Helene’s poetry collections and her translations HERE.
  • The winners of the New York Times Eighth Annual Found Poem Student Contest. The Times is publishing their work through July 3. Read the whole collection HERE. (This is just fun.)


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