Friday, February 4, 2011

Poetry Tips: Valentines

You can’t tell me you didn’t see this idea coming! With all the department stores and candy shops filled with heart-shaped everything, it is hard to miss this romance filled holiday. However, there are also those who would rather duck and cover from the whole event. So I dare you to try both a Valentine Poem and an Anti-Valentine poem. Whichever perspective you have on the holiday also try the opposite.

Plus, it never hurts to spread a little love by writing compliment filled poems to anyone you’d like to “butter up” so you may want to try some thank-you based poems to hand out on Valentine’s day as a way to sweeten just about anyone’s day.

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

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The American Poetry Review Open Submissions

I have copied-and-pasted the guidelines below:

The American Poetry Review publishes original poetry, literary criticism, interviews, and essays. Please observe the following guidelines when submitting manuscripts for consideration.
o If possible, manuscripts should be typewritten or computer-printed, on white, 8 ½ ” x 11” paper. Prose should be double-spaced.
o Manuscripts should be addressed to “The Editors” and mailed to APR, 1700 Sansom Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Do not send manuscripts by fax or e-mail.
o Please do not send previously published material.
o Each submission must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope for our reply. (International submissions should be accompanied by Universal Postal Union International Response Coupons.) No reply will be made to unaccepted manuscripts that are not accompanied by a SASE. We will not respond via e-mail.
o Keep a copy of your manuscript and record the date you sent it.
o Our reporting time is approximately three months. We will inform you of our decision. Please do not inquire about the status of your submission unless more than three months have passed.
o Copyright: APR holds first serial rights for material that we publish. The copyright automatically reverts to the author upon publication. We do not require that material be copyrighted prior to submission.

For more details and to check out their web-site, go to:

Good luck to all who submit! Please stop in again tomorrow…

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Poems Found by Poet Hound
“A un desconcido” by Lorna Dee Cervantes
“He would not stay for me and who could wonder” by A.E. Housman

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Service Delay

Today’s post is delayed because I am waiting to hear from whoever answers e-mail at Robert W. Service’s webpage as to whether I can feature poems from the book Rhymes of a Red Cross Man in their entirety or not.
My deepest apologies, please click in tomorrow for more Poems Found by Poet Hound…

Monday, January 31, 2011

The Perpetual Bird

Thought provoking posts about poetry by Joseph Hutchinson, I urge you to learn more about poetry through him by visiting:

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