In today's Premier Poet's Corner is the second winter collaborative poem. Mary Couch contributed the title, and the three lines by Joe Ottinger, George Wylie, and Deborah Petersen worked beautifully together. More collaborative poems to follow after the holiday. Merry Christmas, all!
In today's Premier Poet's Corner is the first collaborative poem to come out of the Winter Solstice Word Collection. Poets donated 161 distinct words to this project. I decided not to try to fit them all into the same poem, but group them by kind. Here is our first piece. Thanks to George Wylie, David Allen, Renee Morin, Paula Sunderwirth Guernsey, Chuck Kellum, Alys Caviness-Gober, and liladiller for your contributions! More to come later...
Yesterday, I challenged people on social media to donate a few of their favorite winter words for a collaborative poem. Poets donated over 161 distinct words! I'm busy sorting these into poems. In the meantime, Mary Couch contributed a few winter words the stand alone! Enjoy her winter poem as we celebrate the arrival of winter.
In today's Premier Poet's Corner is another beautiful poem by George Wolfe. He says, "This poem was inspired by my daughter Esther when she was an infant, just awakening to self awareness. Hence the title 'First Dawn.'"
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PSI members Sarah E. Morin and Alys Caviness-Gober run a 501(c)(3) called Community, Education, Arts. They are currently accepting submissions for the 2020 edition of The Polk Street Review, an annual anthology of writing and artwork celebrating Noblesville, Indiana. The 2020 theme is SUNRISE. We accept any genre of writing from fiction to memoir to poetry to non-fiction. We also accept images. Work may be previously published. Contributors retain all rights.
We welcome submissions from both professional and amateur creative artists. The Polk Street Review has received international status with submissions and followers from all over the world. The books are for sale online and in some local Noblesville stores. We will celebrate our publication at a public book launch on Feb 29.
Not from Noblesville? Don't rule us out! If you do not have a connection to Noblesville, just connect your submission content to Noblesville (ie, an historical reference, a setting/location in your submission, or some other reference to Noblesville). People with a connection to Noblesville do not have to reference Noblesville in their submissions. While we encourage pieces using our sunrise theme, previous contributors need not adhere to the topic.
DEADLINE December 31, 2019
Learn more and submit at https://cearts.org/home/the-polk-street-review/
The Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and creative process of poetry.