Blog, December 27 — Jack Scully

Notes on Contributors

South of Boston Poetry Trail

VOL 2 NO   15         JANUARY 2012

READINGS
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 4, @6:30PM
POETS PATHWAY
COFFEE MILANO
58 CENTER ST MIDDLEBORO
FEATURE /OPEN-MIC MORE INFO: GAERLLWYD@AOL.COM

 

THURSDAY JANUARY 5, @7PM
DUXBURY FREE LIBRARY POETRY CIRCLE
SETTER ROOM
77 ALDEN ST DUXBURY
SHARE YOUR POETRY MORE INFO: RHICKEY@OCLN.ORG

 

SUNDAY JANUARY 8, @12 NOON
POERTRY:THE ART OF WORDS/MIKE AMADO MEMORIAL SERIES
PLYMOUTH CENTER FOR THE ARTS
11 NORTH ST PLYMOUTH
FEATURES: RICH BERG AND PAM ROSENBLATT/OPEN-MIC    MORE INFO: WWW.PTAOW.COM

 

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 11 @7:30PM
DREAMSPEAK ARTISTS
CRAZY’S EDDIES AMERICAN BAR & GRILL
8 TOWN WHARF PLYMOUTH
FEATURES: NANCY MORGAN BOUCHER, DANA ROBER ROWE AND SHEILA TWYMAN/MUSIC, OPEN-MIC FOR MORE INFO: WWW.LOUISACLERICI.COMCAST.NET

 

THURSDAY JANUARY 12 @ 6:30PM
AUTHORS SERIES
AMES FREE LIBRARY
53 MAIN ST NORTH EASTON
FEATURE: BERNARD HORN /FOR MORE INFO: WWW.AMESFRELIBRARY.ORG

 

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, @6:30PM
POETRY IN THE VILLAGE
BLANDING LIBRARY
124 BAY STATE RD REHOBOTH, MA
3RD ANNIVERSARY PARTY OPEN-MIC     MORE INFO: NIMBOUCHER@COMCAST.NET

 

THURSDAY JANUARY 19, 7PM
THE POETRY SESSION AT O’SHEA’S
O’SHEA’S OLDE INNE
348 MAIN ST [RT28] WEST DENNIS, MA
NEW WORKS OPEN-MIC MORE INFO:  ALARMPUP@VERIZON.NET

 

SATURDAY JANUARY 21, @2PM
GREATER BROCKTON SOCIETY FOR POETRY AND THE ARTS
BROCTON LIBRARY
304 MAIN ST BROCKTON, MA
FEATURES: LINDA THAYER AND CHRISTOPHER LOCKE / OPEN-MIC/POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP 12NOON TO 2PM         MORE INFO: WWW.GBSPA.HOMESTEAD.COM

 

SUNDAY JANUAY 22, @3PM
CALLIOPE
WEST FALMOUTH LIBRARY
575 WEST FALMOUTH HIGHWAY [RT 28A] FALMOUTH
FEATURES MARY BONINA, CHRISTINE ERNST AND TIDEPOOL POETS/OPEN-MIC MORE INFO calliopoetryreadings@verizon.com

 

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25, 6:30 PM
POETRY AT THE MAIN ST CAFÉ
122 MAIN ST. NORTH EASTON, MA
FEATURE  JOE GOUVEIA/ OPEN-MIC MORE INFO: POETMAN20@VERIZON.NET

 

THURSDAY JANUARY 26, @6:30PM
“THE MIXI N’ MUSIC”
SOMETHIN’S BREWING CAFÉ
CORNER OF RT 105 AND RT 18
LAKEVILLE
MUSIC, STORYTELLING AND POETRY/OPEN-MIC/DONATION $2/MORE INFO: WWW.FACEHILL@COMCAST.NET

 

THURSDAY JANUARY 26, @ 7PM
POET’S CORNER OPEN MIC
THE CULTURAL CENTER OF CAPE COD
307 OLD MAIN ST. S. YARMOUTH
“AN EVENING OF POEMS ABOUT LOVE”/OPEN-MIC MORE INFO  http://home.comcast.net/~bmhellman   

    

Submissions

Guidelines

Muddy River Poetry Review Guidelines
Reading dates for Muddy River Poetry Review are December 1 to March 1 for spring issue and June 1 to September 1 for fall issue.   Poems received on other dates will be deleted.
1. Submit 1-3 poems.  NO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED POEMS.
2.No attachments. Please paste poems into body of email. Include a short poetry (and/or other) bio.
3. Prefer free verse.
4. Do not want “mushy” or religious poems.
5. Do not want porno, sexist, racist or biased poetry relating to politics or ethnicity.
6. Simultaneous submissions okay, but please let me know which ones AND notify me if any are accepted somewhere else.
7. Future (other) publication should credit Muddy River Poetry Review.
6. Response time will be as close to 30 days as possible.
7. If you do not hear in 45 days, feel free to inquire.
8. Payment will be publication in MRPR.
9. Poems only accepted during open reading dates. Poems received on other dates will be deleted.
10. Submit all poems to mrpr@comcast.net only.
All rights revert to author upon publication.

 

It’s that time of year again. The 6th annual DLO Poetry contest the poem must be 20 lines or less or it will not be accepted, it can be any subject, and it can’t rhyme. 2 poems per person.
must be RI or Ma resident.
Please send entries to:
subjectline DLO Poetry submisson
Please tell your poetry friends

Midway Journal accepts submissions of aesthetically ambitious work that occupies the realms between both the traditional and experimental.
We accept submissions between January and June annually, only. Submissions can be mailed via USPS or e-mailed.
All manuscripts mailed USPS should be submitted with SASE and should be mailed to:
(Genre) Editors
Midway Journal
PO Box 14499
St. Paul, MN 55114
Electronic submissions should be sent to the appropriate electronic mailing address listed below. Manuscript Submission: (genre) should appear in the subject line of the e-mail. Submissions should be sent as .doc or .docx file attachments and should not be sent in the body of the e-mail.

 

Cultural Center of Cape Cod 6th Annual National & Regional Poetry Competition
www.cultural-center.org A National Prize of $1,000 will be awarded for a single, unpublished poem that has not won 1st prize in any National Competition.  Open to all US residents 18 years and older. A Regional Prize of $250 will be awarded for a single, unpublished poem (that has not won 1st prize in any National Competition) by an adult resident of Cape Cod, Nantucket, or Martha’s Vineyard.  All Cape & Islands poets are also eligible for the National Award. Judge: Naomi Shihab Nye
General Guidelines:
+Submit up to three poems of any style or subject totaling no more than five pages with an entry fee of $15 by January 16th, 2012 (postmarked).
+All entries should be typewritten on plain, white paper. The poet’s name should not appear on any page except the cover page, which should include name, address, phone number, and email address, the titles of the poems submitted, and a one-paragraph bio.
+Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please notify immediately if submissions are accepted for publication elsewhere.
+Manuscripts will not be returned.
+The names of the winners will be posted on the Cultural Center’s website  http://www.cultural-center.org  in April 2012. No other notification will be made.
+Make checks payable to the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.
Mail submissions to:
Poetry Competition
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
307 Old Main St.
S. Yarmouth, MA  02664

 

Call for Submissions
You Must Remember This:
Poems about Aging and Memory
RULES FOR SUBMISSION:
• Poets may submit up to three (3) original, unpublished poems concerning some aspect of
Aging.
• Poems should be single-spaced and typed in Times New Roman 12 pt font (or a reasonable
equivalent).
• Poems longer than 3 pages will not be considered.
• Poets may submit by mail or by e-mail. All poems must include the poet’s name, address,
and e-mail address. When submitting by e-mail, attachments should be in RTF format.
When submitting by mail, enclose 2 copies of each poem and include name, address, and
e-mail address on each. Contributors without e-mail must enclose a SASE for
acknowledgement of acceptance.
• Poets should also submit a brief (75-word) biographical statement, which could mention
recent publications, awards, contacts, or perhaps an early memory concerning aging.
• Submissions should be made by e-mail to poetsintheattic@gmail.comor by mail to
Gordon Lang
170 Browns Ridge Road
Ossipee, NH 03864
• Poems selected for publication will be edited cooperatively by the editors and the author.
• There is no fee for submission. Poems will not be returned. Poets published will receive a
single author’s copy in payment.
• The selection and editing of poems for inclusion will be an ongoing process. However, all
submissions must be postmarked or e-mailed by June 30, 2012.
• All poems published will be protected by the copyright of the publication; however, rights
revert to the author upon publication.
Bits and Pieces.
As we are approaching the year 2012 it is my wish that all the readers have a very successful poetry year, may all your poems be accepted, may all your readings be successful, may all your books sell may copies, and most all may all our venues receive increased audience and banner years.

 

VISUAL INVERSE/Pairing of Poetry and Art will hold its’ show opening and reception on Saturday February 4 at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St Plymouth MA beginning at 1pm, all are welcomed. This program will match 15 poets and 15 visual art pieces entered into the Centers’ Winter Show. The poets’ original poem will be mounted on broadside by the visual art and there will be a reading of the poems. The exhibit will remain up during the duration of the Winter Show, so if you cannot make the opening drop by and take a look, the Center is opened daily from 10AM TO 4PM, Sundays’ 12 noon to 4PM.
Welcome back, “DreamSpeaks Artists” Louisa Clerici popular poetry venue has found a new home, Fast Eddies Bar and Grill on Plymouth Town Wharf, every third Wednesday of the month. The Wednesday circuit is now back in place, 1st Wed Middleboro, 2nd Wed Rehoboth, 3rd Wed Plymouth and 4thWed North Easton.
Any suggestions, additions or subtractions please feel free to send me a note. Johnscully36@yahoo.com

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