Thursday, March 1, 2012

Arsenic Lobster Open Submissions

I have copy-and-pasted the guidelines below, please also use the link to explore their site and aesthetic:

The Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal is seeking eloquent emotion, articulate experiment; the charley horse hearted, heavily quirked, the harrowing.

Honed lyricism, stripped narrative. Be compelled, compulsed, MOVED, to write...

New online issues are released in April, August and December. The annual print edition includes selected works published online during the previous year.

Poetry topics, reviews and criticism, and lobster art/photographs (pdf or jpg attachment only), are also welcome.

All submissions must conform to the following guidelines,
Poems should be timeless, rich in imagery, and edgy. That is, no political rants or Hallmark poetry.
Must be submitted electronically in the body of an email. Please, no attachments.
All works must be previously unpublished.
Each email may include 3-5 poems, any length. Please keep all poems in one email.
Simultaneous submissions are OK, but please let us know if work is accepted elsewhere.
Include a short, lively bio.
Please write your first initial, last name, date and what you are submitting in the SUBJECT LINE.
Example: D. Carson 3/06/07 Poetry.
Please limit your submissions to one per issue.
Send your email to LOBSTER@MAGERE.COM .
We will take submissions from September 1 through April 30.
The number of pieces will vary from issue to issue.
Thank you for your interest in Arsenic Lobster.
The Editors

To learn more go to:

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

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Poems Found by Poet Hound
“The Letter s We Never Sent” by Aine McCarthy
“Pendulum” by Afric McGlinchey

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Agapornis Swinderniana by Paula Cary with Give-Away

Today I’m posting about my first chapbook collection of poems! This won’t be a review: I just wanted to celebrate my first collection with a give-away!
Kristy Bowen at Dancing Girl Press did a fantastic job and I was thrilled when I received my chapbooks in the mail. Agapornis Swinderniana is a collection of love poems by yours truly and I hope you’ll enjoy them. I’ll feature a sample poem below. I’d also like to thank Henry Denander who did the cover art, two love birds on a branch, as it is beautiful and simple all at once. You can see the cover when you click on the link below to purchase or take a peek at my chapbook which has an additional sample poem.

The Forbidden Breakfast

Sweet tangy chocolate covered cheesecake
Softened onto our tongues
Drizzled with earthy-rich coffee
Sipped from our oversize red mugs
As morning sun spills
Onto the table, halo-ing
Our breakfast like an angel’s choir
We revel in adulthood
Our mothers told us no ice cream for breakfast
And now we feast on such treats
We lift them up into the sunlight
Turning them sideways towards our mouths
Our smiles sticky sweet
We’re happy and giddy
Like the five year olds
Our inner children are.

If you enjoyed this sample poem and would like a copy you have a chance to score a free copy by leaving a simple “I want to win” comment in the comments section or sending an e-mail titled “I want to win” with your name in the body of the e-mail to poethoundblogspotATyahooDOTcom. The drawing will be March 11th and announced that very day which is a Sunday!

Or you can purchase a copy for yourself by going to Dancing Girl Press and pick up a copy of Agapornis Swinderniana by yours truly, Paula Cary, for $7.00 at:

Good luck to all who enter the contest!
Thanks always for reading and for your support! If you’d like to send a chapbook or book of poems to me for review, please send me an e-mail at poethoundblogspotATyahooDOTcom.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Bamboo and Plum Blossom Blog

Beautiful imagery and words at this zen-filled blog, check it out at:

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