A new issue of The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature is online.
Here is an update from Penny Harter:
October rains have come to the South Jersey shore area, but with them---finally---cooler weather. I'm gearing up for reading at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival next week. I'll be reading on Saturday, October 9th, and returning from Newark, NJ, on October 11th, the two-year anniversary of Bill's death. I know he'll be with me at the Festival in spirit---the first one I'll be attending without him. I can feel him cheering me on!
Anyway, I wanted to let you know that two poems from my new chapbook, Recycling Starlight, (just out from Mountains and Rivers press--please visit my blog for ordering info) “Facing the Sea,” and “I Swim a Sea That Has No Shore or Bottom,” are featured in the Autumnal Issue of Sea Stories,
the on-line journal of the blue Ocean Institute. I encourage you to explore all the work in the journal, from poems to essays, memoirs to photos, and interviews.
And for those of you who may have been wondering when Recycling Starlight would be out, it is now available. You can read about it on my blog at:
There's a link to Mountains and Rivers Press if you'd like to order a copy.
Hope you're doing well these early days of autumn.
poet, teaching artist, children's author
Christopher Herold writes:
I just received copies of my new collection (been 10 years since my last two came out!) entitled Inside Out from Red Moon Press. I wonder if you could send out news of it via Blogging Along Tobacco Road. Sure would appreciate it!
Gratefully, as ever, your friend,
There will be a reading and book signing for the new book of poems entitled The Sounds of Poets Cooking on October 24th in Greensboro. Here are the details:
October 24; 3pm
The Sounds of Poets Cooking
Authors: Fred Chappell, Mark Smith-Soto, Kelly Cherry, Richard Krawiec and more
Where: Barnes & Noble, 3102 Northline Ave, Greensboro, NC
Penny Harter sent this:
A Call for Submissions for CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW
--THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOVEMBER 1, 2010. THIS IS A POSTMARK DEADLINE, SO THERE IS NO NEED TO EXPRESS MAIL, OVERNIGHT, OR FAX ANY SUBMISSION. CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW DOES NOT CONSIDER ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS AT ANY TIME, SO PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL YOUR SUBMISSION. THANK YOU.--
Special Issue: New & Old ~ Re-Visions of The American South
Crab Orchard Review is seeking work for our Summer/Fall 2011 issue focusing on writing exploring the people, places, history, and new directions that have shaped and are reshaping the American South.
All submissions should be original, unpublished poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction in English or unpublished translations in English (we do run bilingual, facing-page translations whenever possible). Please query before submitting any interview.
The submission period for this issue is August 10 through November 1, 2010. We will be reading submissions throughout this period and hope to complete the editorial work on the issue by the end of March 2011. Writers whose work is selected will receive $25 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) and two copies of the issue. Mail submissions to:
CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW
American South issue
Faner 2380, Mail Code 4503
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 Faner Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
United States of America
Angelee Deodhar forwarded this:
Hello, there! Haibun is haiku-style prose. The rules have changed slightly this year. For a start, it's free to enter. Kindly advertise our contest in your next newsletter or to the extent you feel able. This is still Japan's only haibun contest! Hopefully, you'll have an attempt yourself and send it off to Tokyo? Thank you for anything you can do to spread the word... All the best, Stephen (Tito)
Ideally, there will be one Grand Prix, a number of Za Prizes (Highly Commended), and some Honourable Mentions, too. The authors of entries chosen for the first two of these categories will receive prizes as well as certificates from Kikakuza. In the spring, a bilingual bulletin will be published in Japan (there is a Japanese Haibun Section, too), and the results displayed both on the Kikakuza homepage and on the Hailstone Icebox. You can read last year's top four pieces on that site now (click top right - Kikakuza '10 Winning Haibun). http://hailhaiku.wordpress.com Japanese winning haibun are to be read at the Kikakuza site
Entries to: Ms. Motoko Yoshioka, Regalia 907, 7-32-44 Fujimi-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo 190-0013, Japan (to arrive between 1 Oct. 2010 and 31 Jan. 2011)
No more than 30 lines (max. 80 spaces each), with title and at least one haiku, not necessarily phrased in three lines. Print on one side of A4, if possible, with your name and address, tel. no., and email address typed along the bottom. The judges will not get to know your identity until judging is over and Kikakuza already knows the results. If English is not your first language, please add the name of your first language in brackets after your name.
Judges: Nobuyuki Yuasa & Stephen Henry Gill.
Entry fee and no. of entries per author: the Contest is free this year! Maximum 3 entries per author.