Poetdelphia Guests Nominated for Lambda Awards! Groff & Parker

CongAdvocatePoetryratulations, Suzanne Parker and David Groff! The Advocate, at this link,  asked each nominated poet from this year’s Lambda Literary Awards to submit one from their collection. Read the poems at the link. We enjoyed having Suzanne and David read for us in December 2013, and celebrate this fine accomplishment. If you read the poems at the link, you’ll also find Brian Teare, a Temple prof who is also a nominee.  We hope you enjoy these poems!

 

Philly Poetry Day is April 12th!

DOWD, MCQUAIN, STEGINSKY, and MIRKIL – POETRY READING AT PSC: PHILLY POETRY DAY APRIL 12, 2014 #PhillyPoetryDay

On April 12, 2014, poetry will bloom in Philadelphia. Poetry Everywhere! Here at the Sketch Club in the Exhibition Gallery surrounded by the works of the Small Oils Exhibition, a poetry reading by four area poets is scheduled from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.

Juditha Dowd is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet with work appearing in The Florida Review, Poetry Daily, Cider Press Review, Spillway, Ekphrasis and elsewhere. Her full-length collection, Mango in Winter (Grayson Books, 2013), joins three previously-published chapbooks. She is a poetry editor for US1 Worksheets and a member of “Cool Women,” an ensemble performing poetry in the metro area and on the west coast.

Wendy Fulton Steginsky traces her passion for poetry back to her Bermuda roots and childhood days growing up on the water. Her poems have been published in two volumes of Bermuda Anthology of Poetry, And The Questions Are Enough, online at tongues of the ocean, The Wild River Review and featured in a multi-media exhibition, Making Magic: Beauty in Word and Image at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Kelly McQuain grew up in the mountains of West Virginia. He holds graduate degrees from the University of New Orleans and Temple University. His recent book Velvet Rodeo is the winner of the Bloom Chapbook Prize and his poems have appeared recently in The Pinch, Painted Bride Quarterly, Assaracus, Redivider, MEAD, Paper Nautilus, and Kestrel, as well as in such anthologies as Between: New Gay Poetry and Drawn to Marvel: Superhero Poems. He also writes prose, essays, and book reviews. He occasionally designs book covers, illustrates comics, or draws for the sheer pleasure of it.

Helen Mirkil is both a poet and visual artist. Her recent book Sower on the Cliffs, poems and drawings (BookArts Press 2013) merges her two passions. Her poems have appeared in Apiary (online), Art Times, Bucks County Writer, The Griffin, and Ruah. She received a coordinate BFA from University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, as well as an MFA from the Academy. She was awarded a fellowship from the Academy to live and work in Raglan, Wales. Mirkil’s paintings and drawings are part of the permanent collections of several museums in the area.

For other poetry happenings in Philadelphia see phillypoetryday.com

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Poetry Prompt (At Found Poetry)

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Originally posted on Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets:

Here’s a prompt I saw recently that I liked. It combines three things I love: Twitter, visual art, and poetry (not necessarily in that order):

“ART/140 a joint effort between the creative agency POSSIBLE and the Museum of Modern Art, asks web viewers to “share what you think about art.” The ART/140 website instructs users to choose one of the listed works of art and tweet what they think about it. Comments on Painterly Architectonic by Lyubov Popova range from simply “linoleum” to “Pile of Broken Glass in a Sunset on Mars.” I think you now know where I’m going with this.

Your task:

Peruse the lists of tweets for each work of art listed on the website. Remix into a poem. Share the poem in the comments here. Also, why not join the experiment? (Do so by following the ART/140 instructions and tweeting).”

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Talking Ideas

Reason to hang out at the Poetdelphia salon #63: The pre- and post-reading conversations. This time around, there was talk about war poet Wilfred Owen with John Gery, director of the Ezra Pound seminar in Brunnenberg, Italy, and discussions about the Internet and the Dark Web with the Inky’s social media editor, John Timpane. Plus free whiskey!

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March 2014