Monday, October 22, 2012

Enjoy the weather and this other stuff !

Hi folks: Lots more coming up! Here's some of it.

1. “When we solve the problems people kill themselves to solve, the reasons for suicide disappear.”

 Tuesday, November 13th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm.Compeer Conference Room 259 Monroe Avenue Rochester NY 14607  Please Call 546-8280 to RSVP by 11/02/2012 Light dinner will be served.

2.  If you haven’t heard, Rattle will be splitting from a semi-annual to a quarterly magazine in 2013. The newer, svelter issues will appear March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, and December 1st, and will feature the same great poetry you’re familiar with, spread more finely across the calendar for your reading pleasure. This has been a frequent suggestion from subscribers for years, and I’m thrilled to finally find room in the budget to do it.Now through November 15th, we’ll be reading for a tribute to Southern Poets. For the purposes of this issue, we’re defining Southern Poets as those who have spent at least half their lives in: Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and/or Texas. The goal of a tribute is always to look at a certain group within a context, and also to expand the scope of our own reading. The poems for this issue don’t have to be about the Southern experience—they can be any subject or style. We want to represent the broad scope of what Southern Poets are writing today.  But don’t forget that only half of our issues are themed—Summer and Winter issues will be open to any style, subject, or poet. We always enjoy reading submissions about anything, by anyone, in any style, and accept them by email and hardcopy, year-round, so never hesitate to send us work. All submissions to Rattle are automatically considered for the annual Neil Postman Award for Metaphor, which we’ve increased to $500. Visit for guidelines.

3. tp://english. -writing/ poetryprize 
The prize is named after the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), a writer whose work embodies the qualities of ambition, intellectual and imaginative scope, and technical mastery we seek to recognize.
Description: An annual award of a $10,000 award recognizing a book that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year.

Guidelines Entrants must have published at least two previous books of poetry and be U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens of the United States.Work must be original poetry written in English.Books may be submitted by presses or by writers themselves in the month of November and must be postmarked by November 30, 2012.
Eligible books must have been published between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012 .Each submission must include a copy of the book and a completed entry form.Email a copy of the entry form to lisa.vining@ unt.eduSelf-published books will not be considered.Finalists may be asked to submit further copies. Books will not be returned.The winner will travel to Texas to give readings at UNT and at The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture on April 9th and 10th, 2013. UNT will pay for travel expenses. The author must also allow portions of the winning work to be reproduced for promoting the award. Poets who enter the prize must agree to these terms in order to accept the prize. Results will be announced in January.http://english. english.unt. edu/files/ users/kjy0011/ Rilke%20Entry% 20Form.pdf
and submission should be sent to:  The UNT Rilke Prize,Department of English,University of North Texas 1155 Union Circle #311307 Denton, TX 76203-5017

4. BAY AREA POETS COALITION (BAPC) 33rd ANNUAL CONTEST Open for entries through 11/15/12 (postmark deadline). Cash prizes in (3) line-length categories.Poet's choice -- any subject. Open to all.
Rules available on website: or request by email:
BAPC Contest 33, 1791 Solano Ave. #A11, Berkeley, CA 94707-2209 BAPC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation -- established 1974.

5. Ekphrastia Gone Wild

call for submissions
This is an open call for submissions for "Ekphrastia Gone Wild" an anthology of poetry inspired by other works of art to be produced and released in 2013 by Ain't Got No Press. The book will be compiled, designed and edited by Poetry Super Highway's Rick Lupert.

We welcome submissions to this anthology of poems inspired by other works of art. We are especially looking for work that is inspired by the experience of encountering another work of art (as opposed to an ‘interpretation’ of the artwork…though we’re open to that too.) We’re wide open to (but not limited to) your interpretation of what ekphrastic poetry is, to humor (take a cue from the anthology title) and are especially susceptible to modern, accessible work that might be appealing to those who might not identify themselves as readers of poetry. Take a sharp turn, surprise us, make us experience what you experienced when you encountered the artwork…and please, when submitting, follow these guidelines:

Submission Guidelines: Send no more than 3 pieces of any style or length.
For each poem you submit, please indicate the artwork that inspired it. Please include the artist’s name, title of the piece (or ‘untitled’) and the year it was created. (ie: if you’re ekphrastic poem was inspired by the Mona Lisa, you would include with your poem: “Mona Lisa, Leonardo Davinci, 1503″)
The artwork you are writing about must be by a different artist than yourself.
Previously published poems are okay. If previously published, please indicate where and when so we can properly credit if accepted.

Simultaneous submissions are okay but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Please include a maximum 100 word bio written in the third person.
Please submit via email only to (.doc, rtf or text pasted into an email).
Please include your contact info in the body of the email, including your full name, email address, phone number and mailing address.

The deadline to submit work for Ekphrastia Gone Wild is December 31, 2012. (You will be notified whether or not your work has been accepted by February 28, 2013)
If your work is accepted, you will receive one copy of the published book and a 50% author’s discount on any copies you wish to purchase.

Please do not send images with your submission. Although this is an anthology of ekphrastic poetry, it is not an anthology of the artwork that inspired it.
Ain't Got No Press
Whew! Lot's of stuff going on ! No room for a poem., However, if you'd like to be a "guest poet" on this blog, drop me a note at and we can talk about it.. In the mean time here are the links to Instant Poetry (Just Add Words!):;field-keywords=instant++poetry+%28+just+add+words%21%29

Or you can get signed copies directly from me for $15 each by sending your request to:
Skysaje Enterprise : 50 Amesbury Rd. Rochester,NY 14623

See you next time!

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