Jack Scully’s South of Boston Poetry Trail

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Jack Scully

Jack Scully

We laugh,
We cry,
We write poetry,
The world smiles…

 
Hope you all had a great summer and are all rested up and ready for a busy poetry season.

 
We were the happy benefactors of six books of poetry books from Grant Dahlgreen, a person I do not know but would take this opportunity to publicly thank. I am current going through them now, and have come up with about 20 books of translated poetry including Rilke, Raymond Roussel, Paul Celan, Yehuda Amichai, Osip Mandelstam, Rumi, Pablo Neruda, Malcolm de Chazal and Cesar Vallejo just to name a few. They will all become part of our library but if anyone would like me to put aside a specific book for them let me know.
 
The Plymouth season will be opening up on Sunday Sept 14 at 1pm with the 9th Poetry Showcase in conjunction with the Plymouth Center for the Arts Annual Juried Art Show. This year we are pleased to welcome area poets Barbara Segal Carson and Chuck Harper both have recently released poetry book, from Roslindale the husband and wife team of Vincent Dorio and Elizabeth Quinlan, and two who took up poetry in recent years after life altering changes in their lives Susan Mahan of Braintree and Tim Reed of Fall River. There will b e no Open-Mic at this event, it will return at the October edition of PTAOW.
 
Barry Hellman’s Cape Cod Poetry Group is sponsoring an all-poetry open mic event at the Snow Library in Orleans, MA!
Saturday afternoon, October 11, 2014, 1:30-3:30 pm.
There’ll be a walk-in signup sheet available from 1:30 to 2, and readings from 2 to 3:30.
Time at the mic per person will be determined by the number of signups, so bring a selection of poems you can choose from when the limit is announced.
The event is open to all poets who’d like to read, and anyone in town who’d like to come in and listen.
It will be great opportunity to share poems, network, and visit. Mark the date on your calendar, spread the word, and plan to bring a friend!
 
Congratulation, Delores Stewart her poem “The Man Upstairs” was published in the Summer issue of Off the  Coast the excellent poetry journal of Valerie Lawson and Michael Brown. The issue also contains a review by Ellen Powers.

Readings

TUESDAY SEPT 2, 2014 @6:30PM
FOR THE LOVE OF WORDS MUSIC AND POETRY
1ST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
UNITY CHURCH
13 MAIN ST.NORTH EASTON
FEATURES: ALL OPEN MIC/ OPEN-MIC FOR MORE INFO RICH BERG BEACHCHAIR@VERIZON.NET
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SUNDAY SEPT 7@3PM
SPECIAL EVENT
DUE TO LIMITED SEATING YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT
CALLIOPE
WEST FALMOUTH LIBRARY
575 WEST FALMOUTH HIGHWAY [RT 28A] FALMOUTH
FEATURES: MARK DOTY AND JUSTEN AHREN/OPEN-MIC/
DONATION $20: MORE INFO www.calliopoetryreadings@verizon.com
 
THURSDAY SEPT 11, 2014@6PM
NIGHT SLAM EVERY 2ND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE-LITTLE THEATER
ONE MASSASOIT BLVD BROCKTON, [OFF RTE 27]
OPEN-MIC 6:30PM/POETRY SLAM 8:15PM/REFRESHMENTS   MORE INFO:
 
THURSDAY SEPT 11, @7PM
DUXBURY POETRY CIRCLE
DUXBURY LIBRARY-SETTER ROOM
77 ALDEN ST DUXBURY
SHARE YOUR POETRY/MORE INFO:RDL678@COMCAST.COM   
 
SUNDAY SEPT 14,@1PM
POETRY SHOWCASE
PLYMOUTH CENTER FOR THE ARTS
11 NORTH ST PLYMOUTH
FEATURES: BARBARA S CARSON, VINCENT DORIO, CHUCK HARPER, SUSAN MAHAN, ELIZABETH QUINLAN AND TIM REED  MORE INFO: WWW.PTAOW.COM
 
WEDNESDAY SEPT 17,@ 6PM
POETRY IN THE VILLAGE
BLANDING LIBRARY
124 BAY STATE RD REHOBOTH, MA
FEATURE:PRESTON HOOD/ OPEN-MIC_MORE INFO: NLMBOUCHER@COMCAST.NET

 
 SATURDAY SEPT 20,@2PM
 GREATER BROCKTON SOCIETY FOR POETRY AND THE ARTS
 THE FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM
 455 OAK ST BROCKTON, MA
 FEATURES:JASON TANDON AND NANCY ESPOSITO/OPEN-MIC/POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP 12NOON TO 2PM      MORE INFO:   WWW.BROCKTONARTS.ORG
 
 
WEDNESDAY SEPT 24,@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
 
OFF FOR THE MONTH
THE ART OF WORDS/MIKE AMADO MEMORIAL SERIES
PLYMOUTH CENTER FOR THE ARTS
11 NORTH ST PLYMOUTH
FEATURES: /OPEN-MIC    MORE INFO: WWW.PTAOW.COM
 
 
NO INFORMATION RECEIVED 
MANSFIELD MUSIC & ARTS SOCIETY OPEN MIC
377 NORTH MAIN ST MANSFIELD
FEATURE:
 OPEN-MIC MUSIC, POETRY AND SPOKEN WORD [SUITABLE FOR GENERAL PUBLIC] Coffee & desserts are served in the art gallery throughout the evening.   General Admission is $10, Performers $5, Families may inquire about special rates                 FOR MORE INFO WWW.MMAS.ORG
Hot Off the Press
 
The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan a novel [Big Table Publishing] by Timothy Gager $16.00
Obtain directly from author no mailing cost [paypal, credit card or check] (ctgager37@yahoo.com)
 
As the son of two psychoanalysts, I feel qualified in diagnosing Timothy Gager as a very sick human being and a fearless writer. His prose is odd, mordant, and disobedient. Read him at your peril.”

Steve Almond
author of GOD BLESS AMERICA

Submissions

Most of these submissions I get are from a Facebook Group called ‘Call for Submission,’ so join to get daily updates. There will only be 7-10 submission notices per month beginning this month and in the further.
 
Subterranean Blue Poetry @ www.subterraneanbluepoetry.com. “for those subterranean blues” Submission Call: New Age Poetry, Art and Books of Poetry. Accept Emails, No Fees, Free Ad. Email: subterraneanbluepoetry@gmail.com.
 
The submission period for Volume 5 of the Stillwater Review begins on September 1: http://sussex.edu/poetrycenter/submissionguidelines/
 
Hello everyone! I wanted to let everyone know that Welter Literary Journal is taking submissions for their next edition. I’m working on it with a lot of great people, and we would love to see your great work! http://bit.ly/1rmeMSg
 
Submissions to the fourth issue of The Undertow Review are now open, cover photo still to come for bait, though I usually work a theme out of what has been sent, all successful writers and artists published in the autumn – please send work that is as water-proof as a post-box and as thick-skinned as an Incan mummy to: editor.theundertowreview@gmail.com We will be turning up the neon for the next one. Thank you!
 
Canadian literary journal The Rusty Toque is accepting literary works in the following categories: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, descriptive short fiction, analytical essays, and speculative writing. The editors also welcome reviews of first-edition poetry anthologies …
Payment: $50/story http://www.therustytoque.com/submissions.html
 
G.C. Waldrep has returned as Editor, replacing Editor K.A. Hays who served as interim editor for 2013-2014. He welcomes literary works of fiction, non-fiction (incl. essays), poetry, and translated material … Payment: $100/prose piece; $40/poem; $200/poetry review
http://westbranchsubmissions.bucknell.edu/
 
WE ALL BLEED THE SAME! is back with new poetry features! If you’re interested in submitting, please feel free to send 2-3 poems along with a short bio and a picture to spiltinkpoetry@hotmail.com. Poems and bio should be in a Word or RTF (rich text file) document. We look forward to reading your submissions!
 
Watershed Review, CSU, Chico’s literary publication, is now open for submissions of poetry, prose and art. Submit here: https://watershedreview.submittable.com/submitPortent Press is open to submissions of short story collections and poetry pamphlets. Check out the site here www.portentpress.com Check out the submissions manager here: www.portentpress.submittable.com/submit