Wednesday, December 28, 2011

welcome to 2012

Hi folks, welcome to my first post of 2012,

Lots of new stuff here we go:

1. Got poetry Live: A weekly reading at Blue State Coffee (300 Thayer Street, Providence, RI) held every Tuesday from 8-10pm.We have an open mic followed by a featured reader. We ask only a mere $3 cover and that you support the venue by purchasing 1 drink or food item.

2.The American poetry Journal: APJ seeks to publish work using poetic device, favoring image, 

metaphor and good sound. We like alliteration, extended metaphors, image, movement and poems that can pass the “so what" test. 

The APJ has in mind the reader who delights in discovering what a poem can do to the tongue and what the poem paints on the cave of the mind.

The APJ wants to provide the poems published within its pages the best possible focus
and seeks to further promote them through reviewers and literary websites as well as by 
nominating works to the Pushcart Prize. The APJ also offers the American Poet Prize and the APJ Book Prize. 

3.Liberty's Vigil" Book Launch Reading Sunday, January 15, 2012
Time 2:00pm until 5:00pm Ross Gallery, Skalny Welcome Center, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. Poets Karla Linn Merrifield and Dwain Wilder recently edited an anthology devoted to poems about the Occupy Movement. Titled "Liberty's Vigil: 99 Poets Among the 99%" the book will officially be published on Sunday, January 15, 2012 (see details at ) That happens to be the same date as our monthly Rochester Poets reading, We're delighted to devote our reading to the poets and poems of "Liberty's Vigil." 30 poets from the anthology live in the region: Anita Augesen, Bea O'Brien, Bobbie Panek, Charlotte Dickens, Colleen Powderly, Corinne Heschke, Dane Gordon, David White, Debby Rosenfeld, Dwain Wilder, Edward Dougherty, Eric Evans, Frank Judge, Jack Bradigan Spula, John Roche, Karla Linn Merrifield, Kitty Jospé, Laura Klinkon, Laura Glenn, Leah Zazulyer, MJ Iuppa, Mark Block, Martin Willitts Jr., Rachael Z. Ikins, Ron Bailey, Steve Lewandowski, Steve Coffman, Vincent Golphin, William Heyen, and William Seaton

but anyone included in the anthology who happens to be in the area (or loves to travel) is welcome to join us for this celebration.

4. POETRY FESTIVAL SANTA CRUZ -- 2/12/12 -- COCOANUT GROVE Sunday, February 12, 2012 Time 3:30pm until 10:00pm 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

5.  I know it's a ways away, but I'm revealing my  "secretes" on how I do my poetry improv on 1/25/12 in a workshop at the Creative Wellness Center (320 N. Goodman ST. #301 Rochester, NY across the parking lot from Village Gate Square.)  from 1-3 p.m.  Come on down! call (585) 325-3145 to reserve your space.

6. Every Sunday  8:p.m. Local Time, Steve Goodie hosts the show at The Bluebird cafe: 4104 Hillsboro Pike Nashville,TN No cover.$7.00 minimum great food and drink . visit and click on the gigs and bits link for more info.

7. Sharmagne  Leland-St. John will be featured at the Rapp Saloon NEXT Friday on 1-6-2011. 
The Rapp Saloon is located at: Hosteling International Building 1436 2nd Street in Santa Monica,CA
(between Santa Monica Blvd. and Broadway).

8.Second Sunday Poetry Party @ Home Room 1.08.12 Sunday, January 8, 2012
8:00pm until 10:30pm 8pm - doors &; open mic sign-up 8:30pm - poetry
Hosted by Scott Kaestner with featured poet Paul Mabon

Second Sunday Poetry Party is a monthly performance series hosted by Scott Kaestner
and we start the new year right with def poet Paul Mabon featuring at the Home Room stage ...
do come share, come hear, come experience the art of voice and start 2012 in style, word is born!
Home Room 3121 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Whew! the new year is starting off like gang busters! No poem this week! But here's the link for the books :
Oh,by the way, the results of the poll are in . Nobody said they wanted me to do the contest so I guess I won't.  if you have an interest in this market,let me know and I'll tell you how to find whats out there!

see you next week!

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