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1. Sara Brickman Poetry Video Goes Viral

Sara Brickman has crafted a poem called “Talking Shit to Sadness.” The video embedded above features her performance at the 2015 National Poetry Slam.

For more poems by this writer, follow these links to listen to three more of her pieces: “Letter from the Water at Guantanamo Bay,” “Crazy Girls,” and “Mirror.” How do you react in times of sorrow?

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2. ‘A girl who made the peacock look ugly, the squirrel unloveable': Martial mourns a lost love

I begin with one of Martial’s more troublesome twentieth-century Avid Fans: the poet, editor, translator, and Fascist propagandist, Ezra Pound.

The post ‘A girl who made the peacock look ugly, the squirrel unloveable': Martial mourns a lost love appeared first on OUPblog.

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3. Nicki Minaj Recites a Maya Angelou Poem

Rapper Nicki Minaj (pictured, via) recently recited the verses of another: the famous poem “Still I Rise” by the late Maya Angelou. Follow this link to read the poem in its entirety.

The video embedded above features the hip hop artist’s performance at an A&E television special called Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. Click here to watch a video with Angelou’s own reading of “Still I Rise.” (via BuzzFeed)

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4. Artistic, beautiful, and satisfying reads wanted

Online quarterly Lunaris Review, a Journal of Art and the Literary (Nigeria), publishes work that brings “together creative minds to a common platform of artistry and beauty while providing the audience a satisfying read”. Publishes fiction (flash fiction and short story), creative nonfiction, essays, and poetry. Accepts international submissions. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.

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5. Seeking writing from Canadian university students

University of Windsor’s Generation Magazine is accepting poetry, prose and creative non-fiction from Canadian graduate and undergraduate students. Submit up to 5 double-spaced pages. Payment: Two copies of the magazine and $2 per published piece. Email to generationmagazinewindsor@gmail.com. Deadline: December 1, 2015.

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6. Seeking discourse on people & their environments

Online journal The Turnip Truck(s) seeks creative and critical submissions concerned with the dialectics of the human and its environment(s). Submit one essay/story or five poems. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.

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7. Submit your fearless, unpredictable works

great weather for MEDIA (New York) seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for their annual print anthology. Focus on the fearless, the unpredictable, and experimental. Welcomes submissions from international writers. Deadline: January 15, 2016. Guidelines.

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8. Paying journal wants work that provokes, excites, entertains

The Humber Literary Review seeks submissions of essays, poetry, artwork, and comics for its fifth issue (Spring 2016). Pays $100 each for essays, fiction, reviews, and for 2-3 poems. Contributors receive two copies plus a one-year subscription. Deadline: December 15, 2015. Guidelines.

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9. Wanted: Writing that comments on today’s world

whimperbang (US), an online journal of artistic commentary, published three times a year, invites the submission of serious, directed artistic expressions that reflect or comment upon today’s world. All literary and visual genres will be considered. Deadline: Open. Guidelines.

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10. Wanted: Diverse poetry and prose

Polychrome Ink seeks submissions for Volume Three. Interested in diverse poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Defines diversity as anyone who: does not consider themselves to be white, heterosexual, and/or cisgender; is Intersex; is neuroatypical, and/or who is physically disabled. Pays $15-$40. Deadline: December 27, 2015. Guidelines.

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11. ‘When Love Arrives’ Poetry Video Goes Viral

Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye, two spoken word poets and the co-directors of the Project V.O.I.C.E. organization, collaborated on a piece called “When Love Arrives.” The video embedded above features their performance at Inner City Arts in Los Angeles.

For more poems by these two writers, follow these links for to listen to Kay’s “The Type” and Kaye’s “Repetition.” How do you respond when you find romantic love?

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12. Escaping Conflict, Seeking Peace: Picture books that relate refugee stories, and their importance

This article was a presentation given at the 2012 IBBY Congress in London, first posted here and developed from a PaperTigers.org Personal View, “Caught up in Conflict: Refugee stories about and for young people“.
A bibliography with links to relevant websites is listed by title can be … Continue reading ...

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13. Revisited – Voice from Afar: Poems of Peace by Tony Johnston and Susan Guevara



Voice from Afar: Poems of Peace
written by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Susan Guevara
(Holiday House, 2008)


Every so often a book comes along that you know will stay with you for ever. Voice … Continue reading ...

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14. #779 – House Arrest by K.A. Holt

House Arrest Written by K.A. Holt Chronicle Books     10/06/2015 978-1-4521-3477-2 298 pages      Ages 9—14 “Stealing is bad. Yeah. I know. But my brother Levi is always so sick, and his medicine is always so expensive. “I didn’t think anyone would notice, if I took that credit card, if, in one stolen …

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15. Goblin Market and Other Poems

Goblin Market and Other Poems. Christina Rossetti. 1862. 208 pages. [Source: Bought]

Poetry is not something I review frequently at Becky's Book Reviews. I tend to have a love-hate relationship with the genre. Either I love, love, love a particular poet, or, I don't. Typically, it isn't so much "hate" as indifference or even confusion. But now and then I "discover" a poet that makes me really love sitting down with a book of poetry. One of my happy discoveries of the year is Christina Rossetti. Technically I was familiar with her poem "Goblin Market" having studied it in school way back when. But since I haven't read another poem by Rossetti until this year, I'm counting her as a NEW discovery.

This poetry collection was first published in 1862. It begins with "Goblin Market." And I do have to say that if you just read one poem this year, it should be Goblin Market, in my opinion!!! It is about two sisters, Laura and Lizzie. And, of course, it features goblins selling forbidden fruit and other goodies. One sister is tempted beyond what she can stand, and, well, you should read it for yourself!

The collection includes other poems as well. Some short. Some long. Some darker than others perhaps. But not all the poems are dreary and melancholy. All feel authentically human, and capture something of the human experience. Rossetti also wrote devotional poems, but, the poems in this collection are different. Almost like the poems capture not what we should feel or ought to feel or what we want to feel, but, instead how we do feel--for better or worse.

Some poems focus on the seasons, on nature, on the natural way of things--including life, death, change, renewal. Some poems focus on love and relationships. Not all poems end happily ever after, in fact, many don't. But there is something beautiful about the poems even when they are about broken relationships.

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© 2015 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

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16. ‘I get more of a kick out of your bad temper than your good looks': Martial’s guide to getting boys

Martial adores sexy boys. He craves their kisses, all the more so if they play hard to get, " buffed amber, a fire yellow-green with Eastern incense… That, Diadumenus, is how your kisses smell, you cruel boy. What if you gave me all of them, without holding back?" (3.65) and "I only want struggling kisses – kisses I’ve seized; I get more of a kick out of your bad temper than your good looks…" (5.46).

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17. Poem on Paris Attacks by Karuna Ezara Parikh Goes Viral

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In the wake of the tragedy that has struck Paris, one blogger has decided to craft a poem and share her feelings with the world. Karuna Ezara Parikh has written a piece that has gone viral on the internet.

Parikh’s piece expresses criticism for the lack of attention that the tragedies of Beirut and Baghdad has received. She publicized her moving poem on three social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We’ve showcased the full piece in the Instagram post embedded above—what do you think?

While Parikh does acknowledge that Paris is a city that is beloved by many people, she also feels that “it’s time to pray for humanity. It is time to make all places beloved. It’s time to pray for the world.” (via The Huffington Post)

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18. Wanted: Your insensitively-sensitive works

The Sacrificial seeks concise, original, dark, humorous, twisted, and insensitively-sensitive works. Accepts short stories, poetic prose, dialogues, commentaries, etc. Length: 500 words. Deadline: Ongoing. Guidelines.

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19. A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Chris Riddell

A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young is such a perfectly splendid collection of poetry that you will forget all about Mother Goose, if you even have a copy in your house, which I suspect fewer and fewer parents do these days. Michael Rosen, former British Children's Laureate and author of the modern classic, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, and  Chris Riddell, illustrator and author extraordinaire who has a way with cuteness that is never saccharine, are the ideal pair to create a book like A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young.

The thirty-five poems in A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young are sure to engage listeners, with their sing-song-y simple rhymes and silly words and imagery. Rosen also hones in on subjects little listeners will instantly relate to, with titles like, "I Am Angry," "Are You Listening?," "I Don't Want," and "Let Me Do It."

Then, there are Chris Riddell's amazing illustrations. Every page is a visual treat, and Riddell masters his characters, whether he is drawing children, animals or monsters. To round out the perfection of A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young, the font suited to each and every poem. The color and size change of the font with the tone of each poem, drawing little eyes to the words on the page in preparation for learning to read!

A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young is a perfect gift for a newborn, but don't hesitate to give it to a toddler or even a slightly older child. The poems are so fun and the illustrations are so engaging that I can imagine emerging readers being drawn to this amazing collection as well!

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20. Feeding The Flying Fanellis and Other Poems from a Circus Chef – PPBF

Title: Feeding the Flying Fanellis and Other Poems from a Circus Chef Written by: Kate Hosford Illustrated by: Coesei Kawa Published by: Carolrhoda books 2015 Themes: food, circus, chefs, Genre: poetry Ages: 5-8 Source: review copy from the publisher Opening: In The circus Kitchen I’ve never turned a cartwheel, … Continue reading

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21. Blythe Baird Poetry Video Goes Viral

How do you deal with body image issues? Blythe Baird decided to create a poem called “When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny.”

The video embedded above features Baird’s performance at the 2015 National Poetry Slam. Follow these links to listen to three more of her pieces: “She Doesn’t Need to See the Menu,” “Girl Code 101,” and “Skirt Steak Girls.”

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22. Seeking writing about the craft of writing

Biannual magazine Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing seeks submissions for their Spring 2016 issue. Accepts fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, artwork, and feature articles and interviews about the craft of writing. Deadline: January 31, 2016. Guidelines.

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23. Poetry & fiction contest with $1275 in prizes

The Dream Quest One.com invites international entries for their Poetry & Writing Contest. Accepting poems (30 lines max.) and short stories (5 pages max.) on any subject or theme. First prize poetry: US$250; first prize short fiction: US$500. Entry fees: US$5 (poetry) and US$10 (fiction).
Deadline: January 24, 2016.

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24. Poetry journal seeks ‘everything’

Atrocity Exhibition aims to exhibit good poetry. Seeks poems, photographs, watercolors, essays, translations, flash fictions, journal entries, scribbles, text messages, everything. Pieces should be inclusive. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.

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25. Wanted: Writing that goes for the heart over the head

Bougainvillea Road Lit Mag is a new online journal looking for literary flash, short stories, poems, vignettes, standalone excerpts from longer work, and creative non-fiction pieces. Looks for writing that is eclectic, alive, and intrepid. Length: 2000 words max. Three pieces max. per submission. Send to Brian1750@hotmail.com. Deadline: Rolling.

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