FW: League contest & mentorship

News from the LeagueThe P.K. Page Mentorship program is currently accepting applications from emerging and established poets! The selected applicants will participate in a mentorship program from September 5 to November 5, 2021. Mentees and mentors will meet every other week (likely digitally) for two hours to discuss a poetry work-in-progress as agreed upon prior to […]

Busy

I am book-centric. Most of my life goes towards buying books, reading books, writing books, selling books, mailing books, editing books, writing grants for writing books. I am currently editing 2 books. I hope to finish them and another I have conceived. And to finish 2 poetry collections next year, then I will be clear […]

Rilke

In primary school reading Rainer Maria Rilke— how lavish the words, how freeing that a woman should write of blossom breasts and God.  “But though my vigil constantly I keepMy God is dark—like woven texture flowing,A hundred drinking roots, all intertwined;I only know that from His warmth I’m growing.More I know not: my roots lie […]

Routes to the Public

Some never publish books. Some never submit to magazines. Magazines can be trailers for books. I seem to have 3 routes for sending out poetry to the world: Magazines, Chapbooks and Books. In theory poems are gathered and sent to magazines. Those that land successfully are gathered into chapbooks. Chapbooks that land well are collated […]

Nelson Ball Prize

Canadian poetry book/chapbook/ephemera publishers! The Nelson Ball Prize has extended its deadline by two weeks. This $1,000 prize goes to a Canadian poet for a publication of any length featuring “poetry of observation,” as chosen by our two judges.