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“Poets, like the blind, can see in the dark.” Jorge Luis Borges CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks BELMONT STORY REVIEW is accepting submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry to be considered for its fourth volume through March15, 2019. Details HERE. BOSTON REVIEW is accepting nonfiction and book reviews. Details HERE. CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, the publication of California State Poetry Society, publishes poetry from poets around the world including foreign language with translation…. Read More

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1949)—Article 19 states that “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers” The repeated arrest of eleven Cuban artists, all of whom are active members of a campaign against Decree 349, a new law aimed at… Read More

“Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life.” Maya Angelou SECOND LIGHT NETWORK OF WOMEN POETS It’s been way too long since I’ve reminded everyone of this organization, a fave of mine, and encouraged you to check it out. That’s only because I’ve been so busy and not because of any lack of enthusiasm for the organization or its poet members. I favor Second… Read More

  “There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.” Gustave Flaubert CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks ABOUT PLACE JOURNAL, a literary journal of the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, will open a call for submissions of poetry, essays, creative nonfiction and artwork on January 1, 2019. Theme: Dignity as an Endangered Species: Maintain Respect, Honesty and Integrity in the… Read More