Friday, September 10, 2010

Poems Found by Poet Hound and Poetry Tips

Having a short week threw me off so here are the Poems Found by Poet Hound in addition to Friday's Poettry Tips:
“Koheleth” by Louis Untermeyer
“Often She’d Drop Into Fathomles” by Rachel Jamison Webster

Poetry Tips: Falling for Fall

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for the Fall weather. The heat, humidity, the long daylight hours have taken their toll on my skin, my hair, and so on. In Florida we are finally waking up to 70-degree weather which warms to the 80’s. This week I want you to write about your anticipation of the Fall. Do you long for apple cider? The change of colors in the leaves? The promise of the big holidays to come such as Halloween, Thanksgiving? There is plenty of material so have fun!

Good luck to all who try it, please drop in again next week…

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Alaska Quarterly Open Submissions

Straight from the site:
POETRY: Poems in traditional and experimental styles but no light verse (up to 20 pages).
Please include the following contact information in your cover letter and/or on your manuscript: mailing address, phone number, and email address if available. All manuscripts must be typed and accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE). Unless a SASE is enclosed with your submission, you will not hear from us unless we are interested in publishing your manuscript. We try to reply within 6 to 16 weeks.
All general correspondence should be addressed to The Editors. Please address submissions to the section editor (e.g. Fiction Editor, Poetry Editor, Non-Fiction Editor, or Drama Editor) at the following address:

Alaska Quarterly Review
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive (ESH 208)
Anchorage, AK 99508
Important notes:
(1) Unsolicited manuscripts are read between August 15 and May 15.
(2) Although we respond to e-mail queries, we cannot review electronic submissions.
(3) We review simultaneous submissions and request that they be identified as such in the cover letter.
To learn more, go to:

Good luck to all who submit, please drop in tomorrow for more Poetry Tips…

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lilliput Review Issue #175

Don Wentworth’s issue brings the hint of Fall and its colors, vegetables, cool air. It was nearly impossible to pinpoint just a few poems to share with you. Every page brings a breath of fresh cool air into the lungs and so I hope you will enjoy the following:

that snap in the air,
some other poet
has broken the language

By: Charlie Mehrhoff, Oakland ME

If this poem doesn’t inspire you to write, I don’t know what will! Also, it makes me want to run outside and feel that snap in the air.

the rain owl’s recurrent question,
Who cooks for you?
Who cooks for you all?

By: Andy Fogle, Niskayuna NY

In the woods I have heard owls and I love the spin of phrase Andy Fogle creates, now I’ll think of these lines when the owls hoot and it fits perfectly. For the record, owls, my husband cooks for us all.

Simple Pleasures Moon

This is the season to honor the pumpkin, butternut squash,
This is a time for
barely cooked with dates and fennel,
for the last green apple and the first
cranberry. Sit over coffee,
warm your hands around a round cup.
Say to yourself you are happy as the night’s antlers
drift past you.

By: Mary McGinnis, Santa Fe NM

This poem makes me hungry and excited for Thanksgiving. I also love the ending lines of “the night’s antlers/drift past you” which is a beautiful metaphor of the night air changing with the seasons.

If I wander with sorrow :: won’t I hear all the news

By: Grant Hackett, Great Barrington MA

I always enjoy Mr. Hackett’s one-line poems, I’m quite jealous of his talent in fact. Isn’t his poem a poignant truism?

If you like this short sample you can learn how to score some free issues and/or subscribe using Pay Pal at the Lilliput Review blog while finding more inspiration and delightful songs and poems at Issa’s Untidy Hut:

Thanks always for reading, please click in tomorrow for more Poems Found by Poet Hound…

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

White Knuckle Press

Right Hand Pointing and Left Hand Waving have come up with a new press for prose poetry so check out this new and fabulous site at:

Thanks for clicking in, please stop by tomorrow for another featured poet…