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Coming Events (April) Worth Noting

APRIL 24, 2017 HALI Poetry Workshop with NEW YORK poet, Russ Green – This monday evening Russ will be leading a workshop  Hands Across Long Island. Russ and attendees will discuss some poems and explore personal creativity with words in a safe, inclusive, non-judgemental environment with the goal of creating excitement and inspiration to write. It is open to to all levels. Beginners are very welcome. Admission is FREE. Facebook Event Page Russ’s poem Firesong was featured in the January issue of The BeZine.

RUSS GREEN is a Graduate of Hofstra University. Over the years he has been co-editor at Great Weather for Media and has put on poetry and arts events around Long Island and NYC in addition to hosting and curating poetry stages at various festivals. Russ has read his work from New York to New Orleans to Santa Fe and cities in between. He is currently focusing on humanitarian based events. His first book, Gimme Back My Radio, is out with Night Ballet Press. In addition, Russ has been published in a number of anthologies. He can usually be found communing with the mountains in Vermont with interesting artist friends or roaming the docks of Port Jefferson Harbor at night looking for signs of life in the starry night sky.

EARTH DAY 2017 Tomorrow is Earth Day and scientists are implementing a march on Washington D.C. and people all over the world are marching in support of science. To REGISTER FOR A MARCH IN YOUR AREA and to find out where there is one in your area link HERE.

There is no Planet B. Join the #MarchForScience.

RISE Anthology, an anthology of Power and Unity is scheduled for this evening from 7 pm to 10 pm in San Francisco at The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway at Columbus Aven., San Francisco 94133 Bay Area poets include: Jack Hirschman, Dorothy Payne, Nina Serrano, Fred Dodsworth, Dee Allen, Ike Torres, Tim Kahl, Mahnaz Badihian, Karen Melander-Magoon.  A painting Via Ferlinghetti will be unveiled. The event is hosted by Vagabond Books.

 Kalamazoo, Michigan, April 27, 7 p.m.

Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Announced the 2017 Stephen J. Meringoff Secondary School Essay Contest, Deadline June 15th

In accord with the wish of the ALSCW to foster and recognize excellence in literary criticism at the secondary school level, the ALSCW invites students in grades 9 through 12 to submit essays on works of recognized literary merit. Papers may examine style, characterization, rhetorical technique, structure, and so on, and may be about individual poems, short stories, novels, plays, or essays. Papers may also compare two carefully selected works.

The judges value lucid and lively expression, conceptual maturity, and argumentation that is developed from compelling and careful attention to specific passages. They do not seek term/research papers, but hope to receive carefully crafted interpretive and analytical essays of 1500 to 2500 words. Essays written in fulfillment of school assignments are welcome.

The winning essay will be published in Literary Matters, the online journal of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. The winning contestant will receive an award of $1,500, and the first and second runners-up will receive an award of $250 each.

To be eligible for the prize, students must be a member of the ALSCW or be sponsored by a teacher or high school that is an ALSCW member. For information about joining the ALSCW, go to

Entries must be postmarked no later than June 15, 2017. Three copies of each entry (only one with the student’s name on it) must be sent with proof of ALSCW membership and WITH THE DOWNLOADABLE ENTRY FORM (see below):

ALSCW Meringoff Writing Awards
Marist Hall
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20064

The ALSCU extends congratulations to last year’s winner, Nicole Woch for Melville, Anti-Transcendentalism, & Democracy: Moby Dick as a Cautionary Tale and her sponsor, Dr. Margaret Lamont of Stanford Online High School. Nicole’s essay was published in Literary Matters:

The University of California announced the 50th Anniversary Edition of Jerome Rothenberg’s Technicians of the Sacred in honor of National Poetry Month. It is available for pre-order HERE. This third edition will launch on August 8, 2017.

Jerome Rothenberg is an internationally acclaimed poet and anthologist. His more than ninety books include the multi-volume Poems for the Millennium, coedited with Pierre Joris, Jeffrey Robinson and John Bloomberg-Rissman. He is Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts and Literature at the University of California, San Diego.

Go to art, not war.

Poem on …

THE SUNDAY POESY: Opportunities, Events and other News and Information



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PLOUGHSHARES AT EMERSON COLLEGE is in its 45th year and one of the most prestigious literary magazines in the US. It is published in quality paperback three times a year: January, April and July. Each issue is guest-edited by a prominent writer – usually writers who have been awarded Nobel and/or Pulitzer prizes, National Book Awards, MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, and numerous other honors.  Guest editors explore personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Ladette Randolph is editor-in-chief. Guidelines for the journal are HERE.  Guidelines for Ploughshares Solo Series are HERE. Guidelines for the Look2 essay are HERE.

NARRATIVE is a relatively new publication (2003) that was established to “advance literary art in the digital age. … Our online library of new literature by celebrated authors and by the best new and emerging writers is available for free.” Nonetheless, it is a paying market for writers and poets. It publishes fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Submission categories and guidelines are HERE.

NOSY CROW is a UK publisher of books for children: bound, iBooks, and multimedia, interactive apps for tablets, smart phones and other touchscreen devices. Submission guidelines are HERE.

SOUTH/85 is aa semi-annual online literary journal of the Converse College Low-Residency MFA Program. This journal publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reviews, and art by new, emerging, and well-established writers and artists. The editors say “we are especially interested in pieces that demonstrate a strong voice and/or a sense of place.” Details HERE.

SOUTHERN INDIANA REVIEW accepts manuscripts between September 1st and April 30th for annual fall and spring issues. The magazine publishes drama, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and photography. Details HERE.

THE WALLACE STEVENS JOURNAL (John Hopkins University Press) “welcomes submissions on all aspects of Wallace Stevens’ poetry and life. Articles range from interpretive criticism of his poetry and essays to comparisons with other writers, from biographical and contextual studies to more theoretically informed reflections. Also welcome are previously unpublished primary or archival material and photographs, proposals for guest-edited special issues, as well as original Stevens-inspired artistic and creative works.”  Details HERE.

MACSWEENEY’S INTERNET TENDENCY publishes on its website and in its quarterly as well as through its book publishing arm. Its book-publishing arm is not currently accepting submissions for children’s books or for poetry.  Details HERE.

THE BeZINE, a publication of The Bardo Group Beguines will review submissions for the December issue, themed The Healing Power of the Arts, beginning on December 1.  Submit poetry, essay, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, photography, music videos and art or photography by December 10 to  Please review the publication first and the submission guidelines.


Opportunity Knocks

PLOUGHSHARES EMERGING WRITER’S CONTEST is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have not had a book published or self-published. The winner in each genre will be awarded $2,000.  The contest opens on March 1, 2017 and closes on May 15, 2017 at noon EST.  There is a $24 entry fee, which includes a one year subscription. Details HERE.


PALM BEACH POETRY FESTIVAL January 16 – 21 includes workshops, readings, talks on the craft of writing poems, manuscript conferences, panel discussion, social events and more in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. Former US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, Charles Simic, is special guest. Poetry Writing Workshop Faculty includes: David Baker, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Tina Chang, Lynn Emanuel, Daisy Fried, Terrance Hayes, Dorianne Laux, Carl Phillips, and Martha Rhodes. Apply to attend. Details HERE.

WORLD POETRY DAY,  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 celebrates and supports poets and poetry around the world.  It is an initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Details HERE.

StANZA 2017  (Scotland) is scheduled for 1-5 March, 2017. The themes for next year are The Heights of Poetry and On the Road. Sixty poets are scheduled for nearly 100 events. Details HERE.


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Opportunity Knocks

RATTLE MAGAZINE says its mission is “to promote the practice of poetry.”  The full mission statement is HERE. Submission guidelines are HERE.  This month it sponsors an Ekphrastic Challenge. Deadline October 31. Details HEREIt extends an invitation to “Poets with Mental Illness” to submit poems for the Summer 2017 issue. The poems don’t have to be about mental illness. Deadline January 15, 2017. Details HERE.

THAT Literary Review, an annual online publication affiliated with Auburn University at Montgomery, recently debuted its first issue HERE.  The editors have extended an invitation to submit fiction and poetry. No deadline is indicated. Details HERE.

THE LITERARY REVIEW published by Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison, New Jersey) has been closed to submissions but will open again for submission shortly.  Keep it on your radar.  Details HERE. It publishes essay, fiction, interviews and poetry.

THE AMERICAN LITERARY REVIEW, a publication of the creative writing program of the University of North Texas, publishes fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Nonfiction includes “essay, memoir, literary journalism and experimental nonfiction.”  Its reading period is from October 1 through May 1. A fee of $3 is charged “to cover administration and IT costs.” Details HERE.

HARPER’S MAGAZINE does not consider unsolicited poetry. However you may submit a query for fiction and nonfiction. They will consider submissions at any time from artists, illustrators and photographers. Details HERE.

KENYON REVIEW, one of American’s premier publications, has a reading period open through November 1st. Submit prose and drama, poetry and short fiction, excerpts from larger works and translations of poetry and short prose for consideration.  Details HEREYou may also submit your published book for review.

THE BeZINE, a publication of The Bardo Group Begins in the process of pulling together the October issue and will continue to consider submissions until midnight (PDT) on October 12. Submit poetry, essay, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, photography, music videos and art or photography.  The theme for October is Rituals for Peace, Healing, Unity. The Rev. Terri Stewart (Beguine Again and The BeZine) hosts the October issue. Submission guidelines HERE.  Submit to

The November issue’s theme is Caritas/Chesed/Metta (in other words, loving kindness).

The December issue’s them is The Healing Power of the Arts.


Opportunity Knocks

AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW / HONICKMAN FIRST BOOK PRIZE 2017 is judged by Gabrielle Calvocoressi (The last time I saw Amerlia Earhart: Poems and Apocalyptic Swing Poems) and the reading period doesn’t end until October 31, so still time to submit your first published collection.  Details HERE


SECOND LIGHT NETWORK OF WOMEN POETS Autumn Festival 2016 Thursday 17th & Friday 18th November @ The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT, and, for Fri 7pm reading only, 5–10 mins walk: Enitharmon Gallery, 10 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL

The Song of the Earth WORKSHOPS with Jemma Borg, Kate Foley, Hannah Lowe and Myra Schneider

Poetry Readings feature RV Bailey, Alison Brackenbury, Kate Foley, Wendy French and Myra Schneicer, all of whom have been featured and/or had their poems featured here at The Poet by Day. Key names into the search function on this site to find these poets.

+ 2 OPEN MIC sessions with Guest Readers. Workshops are for women only Men welcome at readings

Details HERE.




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SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Opportunities, Events and Other Information and News



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HERMENEUTIC CHAOS LITERARY JOURNAL publishes six issues a year and reviews submissions year round, including poetry, fiction and artwork. Details HERE.

GREEN LINDEN PRESS is reviewing submissions of poetry.  It’s a new magazine and this will be the second issue. There is a reading free of $2.  Details HERE.

BLUE MARBLE PRESS is a quarterly literary magazine for youth ages thirteen – twenty. It reviews submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art on a rolling basis. Details HERE.

THE CAPRA REVIEW is biannual and publishes fiction, nonfiction and art. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.  Details HERE.

FIVE ON THE FIFTH, an online lit mag, publishes five short stories on the fifth of each month. They accept flash fiction, general fiction, horror, science fiction, and fantasy with a maximum word count of 5,000. Details HERE.


Opportunity Knocks

NEW YORK ENCOUNTER Poetry Contest “to celebrate the theme of its 2017 event. The Encounter is an annual three-day public cultural event in the heart of New York City. It strives to witness to the new life and knowledge generated by the faith, following Pope Benedict’s claim that ‘the intelligence of faith has to become the intelligence of reality.’ The Encounter’s poetry contest invites all poets writing in English to submit up to 3 poems (maximum 30 lines each), related in some way to the theme, Reality Has Never Betrayed Me.  Guest judge is poet, translator, editor, and essayist Christian Wiman,” the former editor of Poetry. Deadline: November 1st. Details HERE.


14355065_1147003192026877_873369593837549476_nOctober 21 at 7:30 PM, Stellar Gallery 202 23rd Sacramento, California Keynote Poetry Group is proud to host Michael Ellis in a Politically Incorrect evening of Poetry. He will share poems that are intimate and usually too much for a General audience. Ellis will speak on Police Killings, Read a poem dedicated to Trayvon Martin.. He will speak on Domestic violence in a sad poem titled Daddy’s Little Girl.He will perform a Rap version of “Have You Seen her” originally by the Chi-lites and he will top that off with one of his most popular poems, Jazz Legends..Readers will see why he is so endeared by level four inmates… THE BLACK PENIS poem is highly controversial but Socially Responsible..and some may want to leave the room for fresh air when he reads this poem…No further details on this one…And you will also hear the Uncle Tom Poem, one of his latest poems.. And there might be a few surprises somewhere.. Refreshments will be provided by KEYNOTE POETS so bring your thirst…”

BLANK SPACE OPEN MIC Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM at the Bookmunch Cafe Bay Square, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This event is part of 100TPC. The Facebook page for it is HERE.

14390699_10202262032910271_3088773105239882108_nBOOK LAUNCH/POETRY READING, Saturday, October 8 at 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. EDT, The Hamilton Guesthouse, 148 Mary Street, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 4V8. “John Wall Barger will be launching his new book, The Book of Festus (Palimpsest Press), at the Pring on October 8, 2016, with fellow writers Autumn Getty, Lucas Kolthof, and Chris Pannell. The evening will also feature an open mic for those who would like to come and perform their own poetry or music.” More details on the Facebook page for this event HERE.


Silva Zanoyan Merjanian’s Rape of Arevik read by the inimitable Eabha Rose. The music is They Have Taken the One I Love by Levon Minassian. If you are reading the Sunday Poesy from an email subscription you’ll likely have to link through to the site to view the video.


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