South of Boston Poetry Trail, May 2013

Jack Scully

Jack Scully

Thanks to Jack Scully for the following report:

THURSDAY MAY 9, @6PM
NIGHT SLAM
MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE-LITTLE THEATER
ONE MASSASOIT BLVD BROCKTON, [OFF RTE 27]
OPEN-MIC 6:30PM/POETRY SLAM 8:15PM/REFRESHMENTS   MORE INFO: WWW.BROCKTONARTS.ORG
 
SUNDAY MAY 12,@3PM
CALLIOPE
WEST FALMOUTH LIBRARY
575 WEST FALMOUTH HIGHWAY [RT 28A] FALMOUTH
FEATURES: MARJORIE BLOCK, CHARLES COE & JOYCE WILSON/OPEN-MIC/ DONATION $5 MORE INFO calliopoetryreadings@verizon.com
 
WEDNESDAY MAY 15, @7PM
POETRY IN THE VILLAGE
BLANDING LIBRARY
124 BAY STATE RD
REHOBOTH, MA
FEATURE: LOUISE DERY-WELLS/OPEN-MIC_MORE INFO: NLMBOUCHER@COMCAST.NET
 
 
SATURDAY MAY 18,@2PM
GREATER BROCKTON SOCIETY FOR POETRY AND THE ARTS
THE FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM
455 OAK ST BROCKTON, MA
FEATURES: BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT & JOYCE WILSON/OPEN-MIC/POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP 12NOON TO 2PM         MORE INFO:. WWW BROCKTONARTS.ORG
 WEDNESDAY MAY 22, @7PM
SALON OF SHORTS
BARN AT COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS
RTE 28, COTUIT
AN EVENING OF POETRY, MUSIC, PERFORMANCE OR RANDOM ACTS OF GENIUS
MORE INFO: CONTACT WWW.ARTSONTHECAPE.ORG
SUNDAY MAY 26, @ 1:15PM
POETRY UNDER THE TREES
MARSHFIELD ARTS FESTIVAL
142 OLD MAIN ST MARSHFIELD HILLS VILLAGE
OPEN-MIC ONLY
MORE INFO:SHEILATWYMAN@HOTMAIL.COM
 
THURSDAY MAY 30, @7PM
POET’S CORNER AND MUSIC OPEN MIC
THE CULTURAL CENTER OF CAPE COD
307 OLD MAIN ST. S. YARMOUTH
FEATURE: “MKUOSU” NEIEL ISREAL & MWALIM DE PHUNKEE PROFESSOR/MIC MORE INFO;  http://home.comcast.net/~bmhellman
 

SUBMISSIONS

 
Off the Coast Deadline June 15
Poetry
Send 1-3 previously unpublished poems, any subject or style, using our submission manager.Postal submissions with SASE with sufficient postage for return.Please include contact information and brief bio with submission.We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Call for submissions! Forgetting Home: Poems About Alzheimer’s

Email 2-4 poems in the body of an email, on the topic of Alzheimer’s or old age and memory loss, to annaevans(at)barefootmuse(dot)com. Type Anthology Submission followed by your last name in the subject header. Deadline July 31 2013. Publication Date tbc. Contributors will receive one free copy of the anthology. Previously published poems accepted—include publication credit.

 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.
 
BITS AND PIECES
Sorry for the delay in this month’s newsletter but things happen so here we go.
I missed the Mass Poetry Festival for the first time ever, I had had attended the prior four, but from what I hear from everyone who was there, another great display of poets and poetry.  Big round of applause, for executive director January O’Neil, who is one of the features in Plymouth June 9.
Except for POETRY:The Art of Words, my next favorite of poetry venue is “Poetry Under the Trees” . Hosted by Sheila Mullen Twyman at the Marshfield Arts Festival, it will be held on Sunday May 26 starting at 1:15pm. [this is only an open-mic program no feature poets}
If you are in the Somerville area on Wednesday night May 8, beginning at 7pm, Cervena Barva Press Reading Series is spotlighting “South Shore Poets”, featuring Bill “Liam” Alberti, Charles “Chuck” Harper and Rene Schwiesow. So stop by The Arts for the Armory, 191 Highland St, Somerville.
Congratulation to Bill ‘Liam’ Alberti for being selected for the Spring 2013 editions Muddy River Poetry Review. You can check it out at www.muddyriverpoetryreview.com.
Word on the street is that Sean Theall will soon have a poetry venue up and running in N.Easton, good luck and welcome back Sean.
Any suggestions, additions or subtractions please feel free to send me a note. johnscully36@yahoo.com
JACK SCULLY