Poetry

Unusual Calls for Submissions: December Edition

December 15, 2014

What better way to weather the long winter than by submitting your work? Here are some unusual calls to get you through the short days and long nights. 1. River Styx 2015 Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest (flash fiction, deadline December 31, $10 entry fee): “$1500 First Prize [...]

What Can Poetry Do? (Sun Bear by Matthew Zapruder)

November 25, 2014

Is a question posed in the title of a poem in Matthew Zapruder’s newest collection, Sun Bear (Copper Canyon 2014). And although the question is already a kind of defeat—Nothing seems to be the initial answer—Zapruder’s poems turn resignation into its own kind of full-blooded wisdom, where [...]

Happy Birthday, Sylvia Plath!

October 27, 2014

We’re celebrating the birthday of Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932–February 11, 1963) by a news round-up of interesting articles circulating about the poet and her life. You can find good article-long biographies of her at The Academy of American Poets and  a lengthy one at The Poetry [...]

Event Review: The West End Poetry Festival

October 23, 2014

Review of the West End Poetry Festival in Carrboro, NC. Participating Poets: Cathy Smith Bowers, James Applewhite, Laurence Avery, Pam Baggett, Charmaine Cadeau, Steve Cushman, Tyree Daye, Ann Deagon, Terri Kirby Erickson, Dave Manning, Joseph Mills, Sarah Rose Nordgren, Gary Phillips, David Roderick, Sacrificial Poets, Starr Seward, Alana Sherrill, Susan Spalt, Celisa Steele, Chris Tonelli, Kamaya Truitt-Martin, Ross White, and Sharon Nyree Williams. [...]

Unusual Calls for Submissions: October Edition

October 9, 2014

October is here, which means a number of your favorite lit mags have opened submissions for the spooky, the strange, and the downright pumpkin-spiced. Have a look at this month’s most unusual calls for submissions. 1. The Pinch “Feast or Famine” Audio Contest (prose, deadline [...]