In today's Premier Poet's Corner, we send February off with a not-so-fond farewell.
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.'"
If you are a members of PSI and would like to be featured on our website and Facebook pages, just email your short poems to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 If you do not have a connection to Noblesville, just connect your submission content to Noblesville (ie, an historical reference, a setting/location in your submission, or some other reference to Noblesville).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/
Premier Poet's Corner - Today's post features a poem by the talented George Wolfe. He writes, "I wrote this poem about my experience in India. The poet in Indian philosophy is likened to the "seer" who records the hymns of the Hindu scripture known as the Rig Veda."
PSI members, if you would like me to pair your short poems with an image for use on our PSI website and Facebook pages, email me at email@example.com.
YOUTH POETRY SOCIETY OF INDIANA (YPSI) Publication
Opportunity Guidelines for Doorways, a youth poetry anthology
1. Open to ALL Indiana students in public, private, or home
schooling and currently in Grades 6-12.
2. Up to six (6) poems may be submitted including the poem submitted for the Manningham Contest. Each poem should be neatly typed in a standard font and font size using black ink on white paper. Poems should be single spaced, have a title, and be up to 65 lines, including space lines. Any topic or style can be submitted. Non- rhyming poetry is preferred. Include a short biography, your age, school information, statement of originality and permission to publish with parent/guardian signature.
Declaration of Originality: “I certify that this poem is my original work and has not been copied in whole or in part from any author’s poems.” Followed by student signature. Also include a PERMISSION TO PUBLISH statement: “I give my permission for publication in the 2020 publication of Doorways, a youth poetry anthology.” Followed by parent/guardian signature.
3. There are no submission fees and no royalties paid if published, but proceeds will be used to purchase copies of the anthology for libraries around Indiana. When published, books will be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and through many outlets in the U.S. and around the world in softcover and ebook formats.
4. Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2020
5. Send entries to:
634 North A
Elwood, IN 46036
Electronic submissions to and questions answered at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and creative process of poetry.