Friday, May 15, 2009

Poetry Tips: Mixed Media

Poetry doesn’t have to be black and white by hand or on the computer, there are many ways to portray your words. Heck, you could even clip words out of magazine from a poem you’ve already written and send it off to an unsuspecting recipient. Forget letters from “Serial Killers” what about Serial Poets? You could also paint a portrait of what your poem is about, even if it is abstract. There is also turning your poem into music, what notes would portray the feel and meaning of the poem? If your poem has rhythm, could you play the drums to it? Play a flute, a harp, guitar, trumpet, anything behind it? Could you take a series of photographs that relate to the poem and arrange it into a pictorial poem?

Sometimes it is difficult to get away from the writer’s desk—take a break and try something new. Dive further into the unknown and see what you come up with. Good luck!

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Poetry Midwest Open Submissions

Don’t worry, it will show the year 2006 but the journal is still going and current, Poetry Midwest is published three times a year and accepts e-mail submissions. You may send up to 3 poems pasted into your e-mail to: submitATpoetrymidwestDOTorg
In the subject line include: “Poetry Midwest Submissions : your real name” The editor, Matthew Schmeer, makes a point to say your real name, not your e-mail account’s name. There are many more details and the current issue is available so please read on at:

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Poems Found by Poet Hound
“Carlos” by Theodore Deppe
“standing offer/birthday saints” by Janie Gleason

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Stay Tuned

Sorry everyone, I ran out of time to read and review this week on account of many birthdays, Mother’s Day, and real life interruptions… I’ll have one next week and please click in tomorrow for more Poems Found by Poet Hound…

Monday, May 11, 2009

A Long House Bird House

I love blogs that come from publishers and this is one of them. There is an assortment of good things here in the form of personal anecdotes, sharing of poems by various authors, plenty of interesting links, more than enough to keep you occupied and entertained at:

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