Friday, January 7, 2011

Poetry Tips: New Year's Resolutions

Yes, I bring this up every year but it is important to have resolutions for your own writing and even reading. This year I hope to do better than last year in sending out poems for publication more regularly, at least once a month. I also plan on continuing my quest for reading poets I haven’t read before.
How about you, Dear Reader? What resolutions would you like to make? To write more often? Read new-to-you poets? Publish more poems? Organize your poems and submissions? There are plenty of resolutions one can make. If you would be willing, I’d love to see your resolutions in the comments section.

Good luck to all of you in your creative endeavors this year, please stop in again on Monday…

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Catapult To Mars Open Submissions

Gordon Mason is the creator and editor of this wonderful blog and I have copy-and-pasted his guidelines below:

Please send me poems, in the body of your email, to, with Catapult to Mars in the subject box. Please include the address of your website or blog if you have one, so I can link to it. Poems can be in English, Scots and/or Spanish.

Good luck to all of you who submit, please stop by tomorrow for more Poetry Tips…

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Poems Found by Poet Hound
“You Can’t Have It Both Ways” by Barry W. North
“The Anxiety of Coincidence” by Mark Bibbins

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lilliput Review Issue #177

I will be renewing my subscription to Lilliput Review because I’m always fully satisfied by what I find in each issue. This particular issue is filled with Autumn, Winter, and philosophical gems that sent lovely shivers down my spine. I am happy to share a few treasures with you:

garden twine his beadless rosary

By: John Martone of Charleston, IL

One-line poems can be difficult to “pull off” but this one struck my heart because I collect rosaries. I imagine an older gentleman carefully tending his garden with twine, saying prayers to the soil for a fruitful harvest. Your imagination can take you wherever you like with this short but beautiful poem, thank you Mr. Martone, for this little gem.

Good bye my love
For a night at Fuzan spring
I was your wife.
Now until the end of the world
I demand that you forget me.

By: Yosano Akiko, translated by Dennis Maloney

Isn’t this a beautiful and heart-wrenching poem? A night of passion, love, tenderness, and then a lifetime spent trying to forget. Isn’t this what poets dream of experiencing and writing about?


I am torn.
I am torn between preferring
quarter-moons to be drawn
with the scooped-out
part facing left
versus the scooped-out part
facing right.

By: Wayne Hogan of Cookeville, TN

Wayne Hogan’s drawings are often in Lilliput Review and Nerve Cowboy, two journals I enjoy subscribing to. I imagine Mr. Hogan setting down to a blank page and puzzling over his moons, drawing several before settling on the perfect one. I also picture young children puzzling over the same and Mr. Hogan forming their puzzled concentrations into this poem.

If you enjoyed these poems, please consider purchasing a copy for yourself, each issue is only $1.00 and small enough to tuck into your pants pocket. If you’d like to subscribe, you can use the Paypal link at Lilliput Review’s blog:

Subscriptions can be had for $1.00 an issue, or 6 issues for $5.00, or 15 issues for $10.00, very reasonable wouldn’t you say?

Editor Don Wentworth has been editing and publishing Lilliput Review for over 20 years and I highly recommend his journal to all of you.

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

Monday, January 3, 2011

X Poetics Blog

Learn about poets and their works through insightful and in depth features on lectures and literary events around San Francisco at:

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