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“Ah, love, let us be true To one another! for the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain; And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night.” Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach… Read More

“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry Notes: Opportunity Knocks replaces Sunday Announcements.   Links to articles, events and news of interest to poets and writers are regularly published on The Poet by Day FaceBook Page.   You are welcome (encouraged) to share your work and announcements on The BeZine… Read More

“It’s entirely conceivable that life’s splendor surrounds us all, and always in its complete fullness, accessible but veiled, beneath the surface, invisible, far away. But there it lies, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If we call it by the right word, by the right name, then it comes. This is the essence of magic, which doesn’t create but calls.” Franz Kafka, from his diaries HAPPY KAWANZAA TO THOSE WHO ARE CELEBRATING. Public… Read More

COMPETITIONS Opportunity Knocks ROGERS WRITERS’ TRUST FICTION PRIZE (Writers’ Trust of Canada), $25,000 Winner, $2,500 Finalists for novel or short-story collection published in Canada between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. Multiple deadlines. Details HERE CAVE CANEM NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PRESS POETRY PRIZE is a second-book award for Black poets of African descent, offered every other year. 2016 Competition Guidelines are HERE. Deadline April 15, 2015 OMNIDAWN PUBLISHING hosts three poetry contests:… Read More