Archive for May, 2009

CFS: Barn Owl Review: All Poetry

The great people at Barn Owl Review will open their reading period starting on June 1 (yes, that’s tomorrow — summer is on its way). Barn Owl Review 3 will be released at the 2010 AWP book fair.  Click here to look at submission guidelines.

CFS: Keystone Chapbook Prize

What do poets Deborah Burnham, Katherine Bode-Lang, Harry Humes and Lisa Sewell all have in common? Their chapbooks are all part of the Keystone Chapbook series published by Seven Kitchens Press.  The reading period for the third annual Keystone Chapbook Prize is now open.  Check out the guidelines here.


Lucky 13: A Summer Reading List

It’s that time of year again! Everyone is compiling summer reading lists.  Since I started on GoodReads, my list of to-read books has grown.  However, for those of you looking for some great reads, take a look at what I have here.  All of these books are collections I have read this year (although many were not published this year, some are brand new 2009 books!):

  1. Allegheny, Monongahela by Erinn Batykefer
  2. American Fractal by Timothy Green
  3. Cradle Song by Stacey Lynn Brown
  4. Dear Apocalypse by K.A. Hays
  5. House Where a Woman by Lori Wilson
  6. Lowering the Body by Stephen Murabito
  7. Midnight Voices by Deborah Ager
  8. Ohio Violence by Alison Stine
  9. Perpetual Care by Katie Cappello
  10. Self-Portrait with Crayon by Allison Benis White
  11. Torched Verse Ends by Steven Schroeder
  12. Two Minutes of Light by Nancy K. Pearson
  13. Zero at the Bone by Stacie Cassarino

Brand New Start, Part II

So here I am.  And if you are reading this, here you are. Why start over?  Well, the most obvious reason is that blogger has nabbed my scrapper poet blog and won’t give it back. Apparently, my old blog has been attacked by some sort of “malicious hardware” — I’m not sure what that means, but it does not sound good.  I have no idea when I’m going to get (or if) my blogback, so with all these upcoming summer events I am planning, I thought it would be best if I tried something new.  For some time now, I have wanted to try wordpress, so here I am.  I have to say that I’m impressed with the look of this WordPress site (that sounds a bit arrogant, I know, but let me explain).  I have wanted to clean up my old blog to make it look more professional and more focused.  Starting over again on WordPress has allowed me to do this.  The bad news in all of this?  I have only started to update all my links, so I have a feeling I may be missing some links and connections.  I also don’t quite understand all the in’s and out’s of WordPress, so I’m hoping I don’t disable any comments or questions from those of you who stop by!

A Brand New Start

As some of you may have already figured out — my “google” blog is currently MIA.  I am trying to get it back, but not having a lot of luck. So because I’ve been thinking of moving my blog to WordPress for some time now, I took this mishap as a better opportunity to redesign my blog.  Be patient. This is a work in progress.