Hi folks : Well , Halloween and my birthday have now come and gone so I guess It's ha-ha day time ( For those of you who didn't get it, I'll explain. It's the holiday season and I'm known as "Laughing" Larry Berger so I call it the "ha-ha days season." Get it now? LOL.) Here's what's up this week:
1. November 2011 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, Noember 13, 2011 1:00 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
Join our monthly open reading by listening to the show live and/or calling in and sharing a poem. No content or style restrictions...it's open reading and you don't even have to leave the house to participate! poetrysuperhighway.com/pshlive.html
2. Printer's Devil Review (ISSN 2160-2948) is an independent, open access journal of literary and visual art. We provide emerging writers and artists with access to publication and inquisitive readers with new voices and visions.
We're currently seeking submissions of fiction (2,000 to 9,000 words), poetry, nonfiction, and visual art. Our reading period for Spring 2012 began October 1, 2011 and ends January 1, 2012.
You can find full guidelines for each section and access our online submission system at
3. Poets at the Armory
Saturday, November 12 at 10:00am - November 13 at 6:00
Rochester Poets is participating in the Art at the Armory show at the Main Street Armory
coming up on Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13, 10 am - 6 pm
We're going to do 2 readings on each day (2-2:45 pm and 4-5 pm on Sat, 10-10:45; Noon-
12:45 pm on Sunday). So we invite you to join us in the readings on Saturday and/or
Sunday. ( BTW, this event WAS presented to at least 2 other Literary groups in the
Rochester area and only Rochester Poets followed up and got involved!
That's why Rochester Poets is running this event by themselves. It is NOT because we at
any time wished to exclude anyone! How do I know? WHO DID YOU THINK IT WAS WHO
GOT ROCHESTER POETS HOOKED UP WITH THE ART AT THE ARMORY AND GAVE
THEM THE CONTACT FOR THE OTHER GROUPS TOO?
COME ON DOWN AND CHECK IT OUT! COME DOWN AND CHECK IT OUT!
Frank Mundo, "The Soup (urp!)
Man!"" Don Kingfisher
Campbell, and Karine Armen
read poetry at Catalina Branch
of the Pasadena Public
Library.Location: 999 E.
Washington Blvd., Pasadena,
on November 05, 2011 03:00PM.
Come check it out if you're in
That's what's up this week!
YAY! I actually have room for a poem this week!
Here you go!
What the heck?
By "Laughing" Larry Berger
Who would have thunk it?
I actually did make it to 45!
It's been kinda fun though!
I've lived life on my own terms
and survived! I've made myself Immortal
but fixing my word in print for all time.
Whoops! That may have sounded a little snarky there.
still would we remmeber Confucius, Aristotle or Plato if they had not written down their thoughts?
Okay, okay maybe I'm still aiming a little high!
We'd probably both feel better if I stuck with Jack Michelin. but you get the point.
fish got to swim
birds got to fly and poets have to write poetry don't they?
I mean the phrase IS "publish or perish." right?
Pretty neat huh? I think I wrote this particular poem this week I Goggled myself
and I found 10 PAGES! DON'T BELIEVE ME? HERE'S THE LINK:
feel free to check it out! There's links to the books there too so see you next week!