Posted in The Sunday Poesy

THE SUNDAY POSEY: Opportunities, Events and Other Information and News

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CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

HERMENEUTIC CHAOS LITERARY JOURNAL publishes six issues a year and reviews submissions year round, including poetry, fiction and artwork. Details HERE.

GREEN LINDEN PRESS is reviewing submissions of poetry.  It’s a new magazine and this will be the second issue. There is a reading free of $2.  Details HERE.

BLUE MARBLE PRESS is a quarterly literary magazine for youth ages thirteen – twenty. It reviews submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art on a rolling basis. Details HERE.

THE CAPRA REVIEW is biannual and publishes fiction, nonfiction and art. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.  Details HERE.

FIVE ON THE FIFTH, an online lit mag, publishes five short stories on the fifth of each month. They accept flash fiction, general fiction, horror, science fiction, and fantasy with a maximum word count of 5,000. Details HERE.

CONTEST

Opportunity Knocks

NEW YORK ENCOUNTER Poetry Contest “to celebrate the theme of its 2017 event. The Encounter is an annual three-day public cultural event in the heart of New York City. It strives to witness to the new life and knowledge generated by the faith, following Pope Benedict’s claim that ‘the intelligence of faith has to become the intelligence of reality.’ The Encounter’s poetry contest invites all poets writing in English to submit up to 3 poems (maximum 30 lines each), related in some way to the theme, Reality Has Never Betrayed Me.  Guest judge is poet, translator, editor, and essayist Christian Wiman,” the former editor of Poetry. Deadline: November 1st. Details HERE.

EVENTS

14355065_1147003192026877_873369593837549476_nOctober 21 at 7:30 PM, Stellar Gallery 202 23rd Sacramento, California Keynote Poetry Group is proud to host Michael Ellis in a Politically Incorrect evening of Poetry. He will share poems that are intimate and usually too much for a General audience. Ellis will speak on Police Killings, Read a poem dedicated to Trayvon Martin.. He will speak on Domestic violence in a sad poem titled Daddy’s Little Girl.He will perform a Rap version of “Have You Seen her” originally by the Chi-lites and he will top that off with one of his most popular poems, Jazz Legends..Readers will see why he is so endeared by level four inmates… THE BLACK PENIS poem is highly controversial but Socially Responsible..and some may want to leave the room for fresh air when he reads this poem…No further details on this one…And you will also hear the Uncle Tom Poem, one of his latest poems.. And there might be a few surprises somewhere.. Refreshments will be provided by KEYNOTE POETS so bring your thirst…”

BLANK SPACE OPEN MIC Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM at the Bookmunch Cafe Bay Square, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This event is part of 100TPC. The Facebook page for it is HERE.

14390699_10202262032910271_3088773105239882108_nBOOK LAUNCH/POETRY READING, Saturday, October 8 at 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. EDT, The Hamilton Guesthouse, 148 Mary Street, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 4V8. “John Wall Barger will be launching his new book, The Book of Festus (Palimpsest Press), at the Pring on October 8, 2016, with fellow writers Autumn Getty, Lucas Kolthof, and Chris Pannell. The evening will also feature an open mic for those who would like to come and perform their own poetry or music.” More details on the Facebook page for this event HERE.

TIDBIT

Silva Zanoyan Merjanian’s Rape of Arevik read by the inimitable Eabha Rose. The music is They Have Taken the One I Love by Levon Minassian. If you are reading the Sunday Poesy from an email subscription you’ll likely have to link through to the site to view the video.

THE POET BY DAY SUNDAY POESY

Submit your event, book launch and other announcements at least fourteen days in advance to thepoetbyday@gmail.com. Publication is subject to editorial discretion.

Posted in The BeZine, virtual poetry event

LATE-BREAKING NEWS: Six more hours to go on our virtual marathon for 100TPC

THE BeZine 100 TPC virtual event has six more hous to go, so plenty of time for you to share your work … So far we’ve had participation from New Zealand, Germany, Slovakia, India, France, Australia, Ireland, Pakistan, Israel, Spain, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Hungary, United Kingdom and the United States. Touched by the works submitted and by the interest and support. Join us to read and share: HERE.

Here are some livestreams from other groups. Depending on where they are in this world, they may be offline now … Thanks to 100TPC Cofouder Michael Rothenberg for the list …

100 Thousand Poets for Change Livestream: Check them out!

TIA CHUCHA Sylmar, CA–Poets Soapbox:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-poet-s-soapbox

Birkirkara, MALTA
http://bambuser.com/channel/omarseguna

Los Angeles, CA
The 100,000 Poets and Musicians radio show
http://laradiostudio.com/CamChat

Doha, QATAR
Live ON FB
https://www.facebook.com/QatarUniversitysliteratureclub/

Rome, ITALY
https://www.youtube.com/user/OnlyAgnese (video and audio)
https://www.spreaker.com/user/agnesemonaco (audio only)
su : http://www.usertv.it/

Graffiti Bleu Worldwide (Blog Radio)

100 Thousand Poets for Change Podcast on GBleu Radio coming soon…

Posted in 100 000 Poets for Change

100,000 POETS & FRIENDS FOR CHANGE, THE BeZine 2016 virtual event is live now…join us … American-Israeli Poet Michael Dickel hosts

Welcome to The BeZine’s online,
virtual 100,000 Poets for Change event!

This is reblogged from The BeZine blog – post done by Master of Ceremonies, Michael Dickel – and we invite you to come on over and share a poem or two or other art … if you are clergy, please feel free to pop in the link to a sermon or homily related to the subject … read on to learn more … We’ve been live since 12:01 a.m. 25th September, Saturday Isreali time and we’ll close at midnight today P.S.T. (California) September 24, Saturday. I’ve been pitching in for Michael for a few hours but he should be back by the time this publishes or shortly thereafter.  / J.D.

American-Isreali Poet, Michael Dickel
American-Isreali Poet, Michael Dickel

This past week, an international aid convoy in Syria was attacked with devastating results, during a ceasefire. Bombs went off, as usual, in Iraq. They also went off in New Jersey and New York. There were terrorist knife attacks in Jerusalem. And knife attacks also in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Police shot (at least) two unarmed African-Americans in the United States. Police shot “terror suspects” in Israel. Iran arrested dissidents. China gave a dissident’s attorney a 12-year sentence.

Climate change has reduced the arctic ice sheets at record levels, this summer just ended. The Fertile Crescent, where Western civilization began, has suffered such a devastating drought that farmers have fled it for years now—a contributing cause to the Syrian civil war and the refugee crisis. The hardened, drought-stricken soil in the region, broken up by heavy war-machinery, artillery shelling, and bombs, has turned into dust that the wind picks up—a contributing cause of record dust storms throughout the region.

It is time for global change

For the past six years, September 100,000 Poets for Change (100TPC) has inspired and supported events on a Saturday in September. This year, there are over 550 events scheduled throughout the world. This blog/zine is one of them. The goal is for poets (artists, musicians, actors, even mimes) to band together and perform / exhibit their work in a call to change the world for the better.

The 100TPC themes are peace, sustainability, and social justice. The September 2016 issue of The BeZine, edited by Priscilla Galasso and Steve Wiencek, focuses on environmental justice. This focus relates to social justice and sustainability, but is a necessary part of obtaining peace. If we still have poverty and homelessness, what is sustained other than inequality? And, without social justice and a sustainable environment, could there be peace? Could peace be maintained without both social and environmental justice alongside environmental and economic sustainability?

Share your work on The BeZine blog, today, as part of our 100TPC online event—help us create a space for change. As in past years, the event will be archived and made available later on The BeZine’s website and will also be archived at Standford University in California.

– Michael Dickel

© words and photograph, Michael Dickel

Posted in American History, Poem/Poetry, poetry history

I, too, sing America … Langston Hughes poem at the opening of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture

National Museum of African American History and Culture, opens September 24, 2016
National Museum of African American History and Culture.  Opens September 24, 2016

AMERICAN POETRY: Langston Hughes’ I, too, sing America will be used in the opening ceremonies on Saturday for the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian in DC.

The poem predates the Civil Rights Movement by about ten years:

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
Then.

Besides,
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed–

I, too, am America.

– Langston Hughes

The website with details on the grand opening is HERE.

The photograph is by Fuzheado under CC BY-SA 4.0 license

Posted in Poem/Poetry, Wednesday Writing Prompt, writing prompt

There Is Pleasure in the Pathless Wood … and therein is your Wednesday Writing Prompt

IMG_0046There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal

Gordon George Byron, Lord Byron
from Childe Harold, Canto iv, Verse 178

WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT

It’s important – and it’s often a relief – to get out in nature where the quiet is healing and the beauty helps us to feel our connection with the whole of the Universe.  Byron writes here of the woods.  Where do you go for solitude and solice, refreshing your soul? Woods. Garden, Lake. Ocean. Wilderness lands. Perhaps a park like the one in the photograph above. Tell us about it and how you feel, how it draws you in and wakes you up spiritually. Do it by way of poetry or creative nonfiction. May this be a meditative exercise for you.

© photo, Jamie Dedes

Posted in Poem/Poetry, Writers/Poets

Blind like us … Two by Charles Hamilton Sorely

CHARLES HAMILTON SORLEY (1895 - 1915)
Charles Hamilton Sorely (1895 – 1915)

A version of this post that I put together several years ago and published elsewhere keeps coming up in the stats for that site, a few people each week popping by to read it … and so I read the poems again myself.  Seems we have to learn the same lessons over and over. What Sorely writes still applies …

SUCH, SUCH IS DEATH (1915)

Such, such is Death: no triumph: no defeat:
Only an empty pail, a slate rubbed clean,
A merciful putting away of what has been.
And this we know: Death is not Life, effete,
Life crushed, the broken pail. We who have seen
So marvellous things know well the end not yet.
Victor and vanquished are a-one in death:
Coward and brave: friend, foe. Ghosts do not say,
“Come, what was your record when you drew breath?”
But a big blot has hid each yesterday
So poor, so manifestly incomplete.
And your bright Promise, withered long and sped,
Is touched, stirs, rises, opens and grows sweet
And blossoms and is you, when you are dead.

TO GERMANY (1914)

You are blind like us. Your hurt no man designed,
And no man claimed the conquest of your land.
But gropers both through fields of thought confined
We stumble and we do not understand.
You only saw your future bigly planned,
And we, the tapering paths of our own mind,
And in each other’s dearest ways we stand,
And hiss and hate. And the blind fight the blind.

When it is peace, then we may view again
With new-won eyes each other’s truer form
And wonder. Grown more loving-kind and warm
We’ll grasp firm hands and laugh at the old pain,
When it is peace. But until peace, the storm
The darkness and the thunder and the rain.

– Charles Hamilton Sorely

Charles Hamilton Sorley was born in Aberdeen in 1894. He was the son of a professor of moral philosophy at Aberdeen University.  When the First World War was declared in August 1914, Sorley enlisted in the British Army. He joined the Suffolk Regiment and after several months training he became Lieutenant Sorly was sent to the Western Front. Sorley arrived in France in May 1915 and after three months was promoted to captain. He was killed by a sniper at the Battle of Loos on October 13, 1915, leaving just thirty-seven poems completed. Sorley’s posthumously published book, Marlborough and Other Poems was as popular and critical success when it was published in 1916. [A more comprehensive bio is provided by the Poetry Foundation HERE.]

Photo credit ~ Charles Hamilton Sorely dated c. 1914/1915. The photo was first published in 1918. The poems came out in 1919 and are excerpts from Marlborough and Other Poems by Charles Hamilton SorelyYou can read the entire book on or download it from Internet Archives HERE.

Posted in The Bardo Group, The BeZine

THE BeZINE, Vol. 2, Issue 12, Environmental Justice, Intro and Table of Contents with Links

September 15, 2016

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Reminder: Join us this Saturday for 100,000 Poets and Friends for Change. Our theme this year is Environment/Environmental Justice.

The Environment is a complex array of interconnections and interbeing (as Thich Nhat Hahn would say). Steve & I have various metaphors for this. He likes to refer to “his bowling pins”. He imagines setting up a toy set of pins on a lawn and bowling at them. When they scatter, you set them back up exactly where they landed and bowl again. This takes you all over the neighborhood in endless permutations. I think of “trophic cascades”, changes in an ecosystem that originate at an extinction or other dramatic altering of balance, similar perhaps to “the domino effect” but less linear. However you try to wrap your brain around it, the nature of Life on this planet is intricate and incomprehensible. We are wise to approach it with the utmost humility. Because we are intrinsically involved, however, we must not fear to engage. We are already immersed. We might as well learn to float, swim or drown with awareness. With that understanding, we invited our contributors to share their perspectives from where they are. And there are many other currents besides. Let me just mention a few for further research:

Environmental Law – there are some exciting changes emerging in the championing of the Rights of Nature in legal systems. Corporations have legal protection and rights as individuals in many countries, while communities and natural entities (bodies of water, land, animals, etc.) do not. The ability to stand up against the interests of a Corporation and say, “We don’t care if you want this resource. You can’t have it!” is an idea that can be incorporated into law. Thomas Linzey of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) is working to make that happen. Watch his keynote address to the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) HERE.

Deep Ecology/Environmental Philosophy – Deep ecologists are a group of philosophers who question the anthropocentrism embedded in the logic and ethics of Western culture. Arne Naess is the “Father of Deep Ecology”. Peter Singer is another important philosopher who spearheaded the discussion about the ethical treatment of animals in the early 70s. These philosophers are everything from temperate reformers (Aldo Leopold and Wendell Berry) to anti-civilizationists (Derrick Jensen).

Habitat/Wildlife/Green Corridors – where human interference has fragmented the landscape, other species suffer huge losses. Establishing connected corridors of undisturbed terrain help to shift the paradigm from domination to coexistence. The American Prairie Reserve has a habitat base of more than 353,000 acres. Read the story of this amazing management project HERE.

Organic Farming – the proliferation of large factory farms that employ pesticides, herbicides, hormones and other chemicals while dumping huge amounts of toxic waste on the land has significantly impacted the health of the planet. Soil health, human health, pollinator health – so many things are involved here. Returning to methods of food production that are more locally-scaled and less dependent on chemicals is a natural remedy, but must be radically and quickly implemented to turn degradation around. Support organic farming in your area!

And now, we proudly introduce our Table of Contents,
Priscilla Galasso with Steve Wiencek

Editorial Notes

How Will I Behave Here?, Priscilla Galasso, Contributing Editor
Nature…Place…Community, Steve Wiencek, Guest Editor
Cruel Legacy, Jamie Dedes, Managing Editor

Environment/Environmental Injustice

Awareness

All Things Are Connected,  Naomi Baltuck
The Power of Place, Michael Watson
The Hoopoes Are Back, Lynn White
Dawn Chorus, Lynn White
Another Kind of Beauty, Jamie Dedes
Cloud Watching, Jamie Dedes
Meditating on Ancient Oak, Carolyn O’Connell
The Wordless Mystery, Jamie Dedes
There Is Pleasure in the Pathless Wood, Gordon George Byron, Lord Byron

Action

The Victories Are Important!, Corina Ravenscraft
Regicide, Joe Hesch
Trespass, Terri Stewart
Naturally Devoted, Priscilla Galasso
Environmental Injustice,  Mark Heathcote
Soil Isn’t Sexy – Neither is War, Michael Dickel
Climate Change (poem), Michael Dickel

Extinction

Rounded With a Sleep, Part 1, James Cowles
Rounded With a Sleep, Part 2, James Cowles
For the Last Wolverine, video reading, James Dickey
Last Call, Corina Ravenscraft
Eden Revisited, Charles Martin
Black Honey Fare, Renee Espriu
Hoping It Regenerates – Again (artwork), Jerry Ingeman

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Access to the biographies of our core team, contributing writers and guest writers is in the blogroll where you can also find links to archived issues of The BeZine.

Posted in Environment, General Interest, Nature, The BeZine

CLIMATE CHANGE & STORYTELLING with Judith Black

Storyteller Judith Black
Storyteller Judith Black

We’re getting ready to hit the publish button on this month’s issue of  The BeZine in a few hours. The theme this month is Environment/Environmental Justice. Here, our friend Judith Black helps us to warm up with her TED-X video on StoryTelling and Climate Change organized by the storytelling community.

JUDITH BLACK (Storytelling: A Window on to the World
A Mirror into the Heart) is a professional storyteller, story maker, and teacher/coach with an international following. Originally trained at Wheelock College as an early childhood educator, Judith leapt from the classroom to the stage after training at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Ultimately she bound these two passions with storytelling and for thirty-five years has been using story to motivate, humanize, entertain, and teach. She is the winner of many awards in her field.

If you are reading this in an email, you’ll likely need to link through to view the video.

© portrait, Judith Black

Posted in Wednesday Writing Prompt

The Taste of Baklava, a poem … and therein lies your Wednesday Writing Prompt

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Honestly, there are times
when the taste of baklava
finds my tongue and speaks to me
in the language of my grandmother’s hands,
when the honey and fresh mint in tea
vitalizes my very being ~
and I remember everything
. . . . . everything
even the scent of you, your eyes
the way we lingered over dessert,
tapered candles flaming wisps of hope,
your red roses wilting in a crystal vase,
dropping velvet petals like dreams
on the white damask of our forever

© 2012 poem and photograph, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved

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WRITING PROMPT

A singular moment – romantic or otherwise – that is etched in mind, yesterday or years ago, full of color and vigor.  Write about your moment in poem. Fill it with detail: scent and hues, setting (indoor or out), include one object that references the “other” in the scene and makes their role come evident and alive. Take your time and have fun with this.

Posted in Poem/Poetry

Awakening on Our Rocky Rebel Road, a poem

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We love living in shadowlands that ride our backs,
pregnant with dream demons and rhinestone illusions ~
On such days we come crashing at the abrading edges
of narrow channels and wide-open oceans ’till we are
caught between moon-sight and sun-gold distortions
Easy then to precipitate bursts of chaos in the
hoary hibernation of our soul’s winter, denying the truth
in our own voices, the god-awful transience of our bodies
Yet here we are … Yes! Here we are
awakening on our rocky, rebel road …
serving our spiny poetry like Don Juan his peyote buttons

© 2011 poem, 2016 photograph, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved

Posted in The Sunday Poesy

THE SUNDAY POESEY: Opportunities, Events and Other Information and News

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

TIN HOUSE Portland – Brooklyn is an American literary magazine and book publisher based in Portland, Oregon, and New York City. Unsolicited manuscripts for the book division are not accepted; but, the magazine reads unsolicited submission twice yearly: September and March. Some issues are themed. They do publish poetry.  Details HERE.

TINY TEXT was on hiatus but it’s back know. This is a Twitter published “LittleLit: Twitter-length fiction and memoir as well as Twitter-serials,” perhaps a different sort of challenge some of you might enjoy taking on. Twitter (@Tiny_Text). Email submissions/inquiries to teeny.tiny.text@gmail.com. You can sent up to three stories or memoirs. Include your name and contact information . Only publish prose of 140 characters or less including space. “Please allow four weeks to get back to you before sending more work or inquiring.”

THE NEWVERSE.NEWS “presents politically progressive poetry on current events and topical issues.” Details HERE.

EVENTS

14045622_1189093691143009_1003592093223782719_nPOETRY FLASH (Oakland, CA) alerts us that there “is still time exhibit your press, magazine, or organization at Watershed Poetry Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park. See exhibit info on the Watershed page, Poetryflash.org, or email info@poetryflash.org. Deadline: Sept. 24.

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100,000 AUTHORS FOR CHANGE (Cairo, Egypt), runs from Sep 24 at 6 PM to Sep 25 at 9 PM in UTC+02 مركز الجزيرة للفنون, Details: Facebook Page for this event.

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100,000 MIMES OR CHANGE (Cairo, Egypt) started on the first and continues through the 15th of September. Details: Facebook Page for this event.

NEWS from Big Bridge Press

Dear Friends of Big Bridge,

We are pleased to announce that our 20th Anniversary Issue of Big Bridge is up and ready for perusing and sharing. A big thanks to all the great contributors for making BB Volume 5 No. 4 such an awesome issue! Visit Big Bridge,  and check it out!

Some FEATURES for the current issue include:
A collaborative chapbook, Riddling by Lyn Hejinian and Jack Collom
Silliman Feature: Disappearing WYSIWYG Poetics and “From Universe”
“Poems and Other Myths”: A collection of spoken word poetry by women from Asia edited by Aditi Angiras, Elaine Foster, and Illya Sumanto
Greek Avant Garde Poetry collected and edited by Panos Bosnakis
An Anthology of Contemporary Nepali Poetry, compiled and edited by Keshab Sigdel
“Following Valente: An interview with poet-translator Peter Valente” by Neeli Cherkovski
Poems by Daniel Bănulescu translated from Romanian by Adam J. Sorkin and Lidia Vianu
from Fluid Fables by Hervé Le Tellier translated by Cole Swensen
“Silhouettes: A Random Collection of Italian Translations” by Dennis Formento
John Ashbery: The One of Fictive Music by Geoff Bouvier

We also have ART:
“Mathematical Constructions”: 17 Images by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen
“Detroit Proper”: A Photo Essay by Michelle Brooks
Jay Snodgrass brings us “Asemic Writing.”

We have REVIEWS:
Eliot Katz’ The Poetry and Politics of Allen Ginsberg reviewed by Jim Cohn
Disrupting Space, review by Andrew Houwen, Bearded Cones and Pleasure Blades: The Collected Poems by Torii Shōzō, Translated by Taylor Mignon
Down At The Deep End by Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore, The Ecstatic Exchange-2012 reviewed by Louise Landes Levi
Anarchy for a Rainy Day -Poems and collage by Valery Oisteanu, A Review by Allan Graubard
Mary Child’s review of translation of Shota Rustaveli’s The Knight in the Panther Skin by Lyn Coffin with Dodona Kiziria

And wonderful POETRY by Antonia Alexandra Klimenko, Arpine Konyalian Grenier, Art Beck, Dan Encarnacion, Daniel Y. Harris, Gabor Gyukics, Jameela Nishat, Jeff Harrison, Jeffery Cyphers Wright, John Swain, Kat Copeland, Liz Durand Goytia, Mark DuCharme, Mark Young, Maw Shein Win, Menka Shivdasani, Michael Castro, Mitko Gogov, Norman Dubie, Norman Fischer, Susan Lively, Ted Jean, Tisa Walden, Tom Hibbard, Tomas Sanchez Hidalgo, and Zazil Alaíde Collins

FICTION by Abigail Allen, J.R. Campbell, William Locke Hauser, Zak Block,
Ellis Hastings, Camille Meyer, Jim Meirose, S.C. Whaleyre and Mike Hogan

LITTLE MAGS features F(r)iction and Rivet magazines.

We hope you enjoy the 20th Anniversary Issue of Big Bridge. Please share it around.

Thank you again for your continued support!

Peace and love,

Michael Rothenberg
Terri Carrion
http://www.bigbridge.org

Kudos to Michael and Terri and to all the contributors featured in this issue.

HONORING THE ANNIVERSARY

THE POET BY DAY SUNDAY POESY

Submit your event, book launch and other announcements at least fourteen days in advance to thepoetbyday@gmail.com. Publication is subject to editorial discretion.

Posted in 100 000 Poets for Change, 100TPC

WAGING THE PEACE, a quick update …

13626573_529074297282475_2494432385093980550_nWaging the Peace, driving productive conversation and connection: Michael Rothenberg, co-founder of 100,000 Poets for Change,  just sent us the link to The BeZine’s page on the official 100TPC site. Our thanks to Michael, for doing this and for all that he and Co-Founder Terri Carrion are doing. They both rock big time!

People if you want to organize a gathering it’s not too late to register at 100TPC. You can do something as simple as having a small intimate group around you kitchen table, share your poetry, art and music and plan for a larger more visible event next year. As Michael Dickel says, “May peace prevail.”

Don’t forget Terri Stewart’s gathering, 100,000 Peacemakers for Change, at her church in the Seattle area. Notable: I think thanks to Terri this may be the first church to officially take up the banner. Hooray!

In the spirit of peace, love and community and
on behalf of The Bardo Group Bequines,
Jamie Dedes
Founding and Managing Editor, The BeZine