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Dear State President/NFSPS State Society,
As sponsor and Director of the GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, for the past several years I have made it a point to contact all State Presidents for whom an email address is available through the NFSPS.
Our contest, based in Winona, MN, in cooperation with our well-known Great River Shakespeare Festival, has grown wonderfully across the United States, as well as internationally, and we have received quality sonnet submissions. I am a member of the Minnesota Society, and would be pleased if you are able to publicize the event among your members.
Submissions are now open for the 2018 Contest, with entries accepted until June 1.
All submission guidelines are available at sonnetcontest.org
Our mailing address is:
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest
PO Box 1111
Winona, Mn 55987
For 10 years, HOTLIPS Pizza has provided the space for community writing workshops twice a month to support Write Around Portland’s mission to change lives through the power of writing. On June 10, we’re celebrating with 10 hours of writing!
You can register for 2, 4, 6, 8 or all 10 hours of writing sessions—the more you write, the more chances you have to win raffle prizes, eat pizza and support Write Around Portland!
Call us today to register at 503.796.9224 or register online below.
For more details, visit: https://writearound.org/events/
Second in a series of workshops led by Lisa Baldwin and H. Ni Aodagain, members of OPA and of Applegate Poets.
We are seeking Oregon poets to submit their work to Bob Hill Publishing, Inc., to be considered for inclusion in a collection of poetry.
All profits after publisher’s expenses are met, will be donated to benefit the work of the ACLU.
As a follow-up to our recently published book, Moments Before Midnight, again the subject will be your reaction to the current political milieu, bigotry, climate change, immigration or other recent events that impact people in general, and Oregonians in particular.
Please keep your poem under three pages and be careful about your language, as we prefer that you not use x-rated words. We honor your right of free speech, so be aware that any profanity used must be necessary to the message of the poem. Otherwise, we will look for your passion, concern and skill.
Number the pages and put your name on every page. Poems must be typed, single-spaced is fine. One poem per page, one column per page, and no more than five poems. Use a 12-point font New Times Roman or Helvetica, no fancy fonts, please.
This book will be a print volume available at independent bookstores in OR. If your poem is included in the volume, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book.
Your poem will be considered on its merits, chosen by the publisher. The editors will be using MLA (Modern Language Association www.mla.org) as the standard for editing and formatting. Final decisions will be at the discretion of the editors.
The deadline for submissions is August 1. 2018. We look forward to receiving your poetry. All work will be considered.
Send your submissions to:
Amalie Rush Hill
A panel of writers will choose ten to twelve pieces of poetry or prose to be featured in Multnomah Arts Center’s poetry post throughout 2019! With the writer’s permission, selected pieces will also be shared on MAC’s Facebook page. Kim Stafford called MAC’s poetry pole “just exactly what it is, the most beautiful poetry post in Portland,” built and designed by five local artists, with nearly 200 poems distributed to the
public each month.
• Email up to two typed works, no longer than one page each (Word or PDF format) to:
• Include short bio and phone number in your email.
• Poetry with English translation welcome.
• Content should be appropriate for all ages.
• Submissions must be received by 10/1/2018. Writers will be notified of decisions by
THE SPORTS ISSUE:
On Your Mark, Get Set, GO! Submit your poems for our 8th issue of The Poeming Pigeon. The theme, this time around, is SPORTS. Share your love of the game. Share stories from a fan’s perspective. Relive your glory days. Share how sports have shaped you as person. Dive into controversy surrounding our favorite athletes. We invite you to interpret and expand upon the theme however you like.
The Sports Issue scheduled for release in Spring 2019.
Submission Period: Aug 15 – Sep 30, 2018
Third in a series of workshops led by Lisa Baldwin and H. Ni Aodagain, members of OPA and of Applegate Poets.
Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10am – 1pm
Fort George Taproom, 1483 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103
RVSP at https://www.
The Writer’s Guild Astoriawill be hosting a hands-on workshop titled Poetry of Place, taught by award-winning Portland poet John Sibley Williams.
Poetry of place focuses on the landscapes we know, have traveled to, or imagine. Our identities are tied to place and reflected in our writing. We will focus on both the mundane and the sublime of our surroundings and how that effects and informs our inner lives.
In this workshop we will:
-study poems by other writers to see how they write about place
-generate poems from prompts focusing on how place shapes and influences our worldview
-discuss the poems we write as a group, focusing on authenticity, universality, and the musicality of language
This class is for all levels of writers.
John Sibley Williams is the author of As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Poetry Prize, 2019), Skin Memory (Backwaters Prize, 2019), Disinheritance, and Controlled Hallucinations. An eleven-time Pushcart nominee, John is the winner of numerous awards, including the Philip Booth Award, American Literary Review Poetry Contest, Phyllis Smart-Young Prize, The 46er Prize, Nancy D. Hargrove Editors’ Prize, Confrontation Poetry Prize, and Laux/Millar Prize. He serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and works as a literary agent. Previous publishing credits include: The Yale Review, Midwest Quarterly, Sycamore Review, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, Poet Lore, Saranac Review, Atlanta Review, TriQuarterly, Columbia Poetry Review, Mid-American Review, Poetry Northwest, Third Coast, and various anthologies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Fourth in a series of workshops led by Lisa Baldwin and H. Ni Aodagain, members of OPA and of Applegate Poets.
Award-winning poet, John Sibley Williams, offers a free poetry workshop followed by a poetry reading from his new books. A perfect chance to get a little help perfecting your poem for the Sandy Library Poetry Slam. Thursday, April 4th 6:30 pm