Friday, February 26, 2010

Poetry Tips: The Name Game

There are some catchy songs out there that have names, such as “Hit the Road Jack” and “Oh, Donna.” Why not create a catchy-sounding poem using names? It doesn’t have to rhyme, it could become a “refrain” in the stanzas, the possibilities are endless.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Folly Magazine Open Submissions

You may send 3-7 previously unpublished poems and please use a word document to create a manuscript to attach in your e-mail when sending your submission to:

*Make sure your name and the word “Submission” are in the subject line
For more details check out:

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Poems Found By Poet Hound
“Dirge” by Allyson Paty
“Thrift” by John Thomas

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ed Markowski's 15 Poems Issue #172

Lilliput Review also produces small chapbooks (the same size as their journal) and issue #172 features Ed Markowski’s collection of short poems. I found this collection to be spiritual and simplistic, two words that ought to go hand in hand more often. I will share an equally small sample with you…

the scarecrow’s sutra








I think this sounds lovely when reading and the flow into transformation is pleasant and supernatural just like the Buddha.

midnight mass
i add a few casino chips
to the collection plate

This poem makes me smile. I imagine an eccentric gambler tossing some of his winnings and I can only imagine the look on the face of the person designated to count the offerings.

born again

This one also makes me smile. So many ways you can take this phrase besides “what next?” So versatile in so few lines.

If you enjoyed this little sample of poems, this issue of Ed Markowski’s 15 Poems in issue #172 is a mere $1.00 from Lilliput Review at:

Lilliput Review
Don Wentworth, Editor
282 Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Please also use the sidebar to explore Lilliput Review’s blog titled: Issa’s Untidy Hut

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Bijou Poetry Review

An on-line journal with posts individually representing poets’ submissions, all are wonderful. Check it out at:

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