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The Kundiman Poetry Prize

Thursday, January 20, 2011
...welcomes submissions from emerging as well as established Asian American poets:
Kundiman and Alice James Books are accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts for The Kundiman Poetry Prize electronically and by regular mail through February 11, 2011 ... Entrants must reside in the United States.

The winner receives $1000, book publication and a New York City feature reading.

Liz Lochhead: New National Poet for Scotland

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
"...the reading of it, the writing of it, the saying it out loud, the learning of it off by heart — matters deeply to ordinary Scottish people everywhere."

The Times Stephen Spender Prize 2011

Translate a poem from any language, classical or modern, into English.

Deadline: Fri 27 May 2011

Kim Addonizio's Lucifer at the Starlite

Thursday, January 13, 2011

'This proves my "great title = great design" theory.'
Book Covers Anonymous

Ocean Hearted Flood Relief Project

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Graham Nunn:
All around the world, images of our beautiful state of QLD going under water are causing distress and heartache. In my own life, there are people near to me who are facing possible evacuation and incredible loss. It is nothing short of catastrophic… and I want to give back.

Poetry has always been a hopeful force in my life, so I have decided to use my last book, Ocean Hearted, to raise funds for flood relief in QLD. Here’s my plan…

From January 12 to January 26, I will donate 100% of all sales to flood relief and to add to that, I will personally give an extra AUD$5 for every book sold. Copies of Ocean Hearted can be purchased for the regular price of AUD$15 (incl. postage) via paypal or cheque / money order.

How we met

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Penelope Shuttle and Peter Redgrove:
Peter Redgrove: Our creative energies are also related to our sex life. We find that if we go to bed at night, make love, dream, and sit down for breakfast the next morning, there erupts an amazing firework of pleasure in life: the senses have been cleaned, the world transformed. Penny and I call such poems Illuminated Breakfast Poems.

Leanne O'Sullivan

Wednesday, January 05, 2011
27-year-old woman recently honoured with this year’s Rooney Prize for Irish Literature – a 10,000 euro award – in recognition of her achievement and 'outstanding promise' as a young poet

Happy, Snappy, Sappy

Tuesday, January 04, 2011
There’s space in the living room for poetry.

[via Collin Kelley]

RIP Julius Chingono

Monday, January 03, 2011
Notice by the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation

Poetry International Web has a selection of his poems, including "As I Go".

from the desk of...

Sunday, January 02, 2011
A site dedicated solely to the canvas of the Desk.

Fox Chase Review

Saturday, January 01, 2011
...is fresh.