Most of these submissions I get are from a Facebook Group called ‘Call for Submission,’ so join to get daily updates.
There will only be 7-10 submission notices per month beginning this month and in the further.
Mignon Ariel King is look submissions from Black women for venture MoJo.
Check out Guidelines on the spiffy new site, then submit poetry or flash memoir for the Women's
History Month issue to be posted March, 2015. You do not have to be previously published or even
identify as a writer. The editor wants your personal opinion, not an objective, journalistic tone.
She is also publishing a print journal Tell-Tale Inklings #1 via my other small press.
Flash fiction and narrative poems wanted.
Have you ever, as a new writer, felt intimidated by the contributor bios you read in the back of
your favorite magazines? Have you ever, as a well-established writer, wondered how well your
manuscripts would fare if they were separated from your name and list of previous publications?
We here at Blinders Literary Journal hope that we have found a solution for writers and poets,
new and advanced. We never want to see your cover letter, only your fiction, creative nonfiction,
poetry, and artwork.
Blinders Journal is taking submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art for its
third issue until April 15, 2015. Please visit http://www.blindersjournal.org to view our latest
issue or our submission guidelines.
Hi all, I'm the editor of Hypothetical: A Review of Everything Imaginable, an online literary
magazine of prose, poetry and conversations (aka interviews) with creators. We are currently
taking submissions for Issue Three (Spring 2015) and would love to read your work. Please read
our inaugural and second issue for a sense of what we are loking for, as well as our Creed.
Translations into English from other languages are especially welcome. Please forward!
Sleeve is a brand new lit mag dedicated to publishing short, yet emotionally charged poetry.
We are open for submissions! Send up to 5 poems in the body of an email with a short bio to
You can check out the full list of guidelines
Hello! I'm the editor of the Minnesota Review. We're looking for excellent poetry, creative non-fiction,
and fiction. When it comes to prose, we are especially interested in flash pieces.
Submit here: http://theminnesotareview.submittable.com
Hi all - I'm an editor on two new literary journals. One, the Gyroscope Review, is a
quarterly digital poetry journal currently accepting contemporary poetry submissions.
Guidelines are available at http://www.gyroscopereview.com/home/guidelines/.
The other is Fine Linen, a quarterly print journal of flash fiction and art.
Guidelines for Fine Linen are available
and we are now reading for our spring issue.
Barking Sycamores seeks poetry, artwork, and short fiction (1,000 words or less)
for its unthemed Issue 5. Deadline: 3/19/15. Sycamores is a literary journal primarily
featuring neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, bipolar, dyslexic, etc.) writers and artists,
however anyone may submit. Please review our guidelines before submitting.
Off The Coast, Maine’s International Poetry Journal, published by friends and former Mass residents
Valerie Lawson and Michael Brown deadline for submissions are March 15, June 15, Sept 15 and Dec 15.
Check them out at www.Off-The-Coast.com, this is a printed journal.
Another good friend Zvi A Sesling is the publisher of the Muddy River Poetry Review an online journal
out of Brookline Ma. The reading periods for this ezine are Dec 1 to March 1 and June 1 to Sept 1, they
are located at http://www.muddyriverpoetryreview.com/
Please visit the Website of GNOSIS (An International Journal of English Language and Literature).
The last date for submission of Research Papers, Poems, Short Stories, Book Reviews, Plays etc.
for April 2015 Issue is February 28, 2015.
Got a full-length collection of poetry ready to go? Submissions are now open for the 2015
Main Street Rag Publishing Company Poetry Book Award contest. First prize wins $1200 and fifty books.
Postmark deadline January 31, 2015. $25 reading fee.
Full details: http://www.mainstreetrag.com/PoBkCont.html
Peacheslitmag, a literary and visual arts online magazine wants your original
Flash Fiction/non fiction, poetry, visual arts/photography, grocery lists, personal essays, diary
entries and interesting forms of media for our inaugural issue! Peaches is a literary and visual
online arts magazine about PLAY! We love to accept work from artists and authors who push the boundaries.
We search for both clarity and ambiguity, and believe the two make beautiful babies together.
Above all, it is curiousness that we search, for from chaos comes new order and from audacity comes discoveries.
Please visit www.peacheslitmag.com for submission details. Deadline is February 25!
Transcendence is seeking dedicated, passionate individuals to join their staff. Positions are
available in poetry, prose, and art, and people aged 16 and older of all backgrounds are encouraged to
apply. Deadline January 15th.
More details can be found on the website: http://www.transcendencemagazine.com/#!apply/c1y8b
Still taking submissions for Strike #7. www.ccstrike.wordpress.co
Catch and Release, the online literary journal of Columbia University Writing Program,
is accepting submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art criticism, and book reviews.
Please visit the journal for more details on how to submit. We look forward to reading
Beakful is looking for your work. Start submitting it. Who will be first?
Send one-two poems, artwork, fiction, reviews,
essays to email@example.com.
Write your full name and submission type + beakful in the header of your email.
Send all submissions in a txt, doc or odt file, attached to your mail....
Calls for Submissions from The GoldenPoet, a digitally evolving art piece combining all disciplines of art.
You can submit anything from a quote, original photograph, poem, short story or a video showcasing what you
If you're interested, please
visit www.thegoldenpoet.com and click on the
"Submit" tab on your left hand side of the screen. If you have any questions,
please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
Parts of the Whole: Poetry of the Body is looking for poems about the body
Please submit up to 4 poems in any style to the editors
at email@example.com between now and September 15.
No poem should exceed 80 lines or approximately 2 pages.
Include a brief 150 words or less bio and attach poems in Word or RTF.
Also, we would like to see a brief explanation of how the poet believes this work fits into our
theme. We will consider previously published poems so long as you acknowledge it was
previously published in the cover letter and let us know if the anthology can obtain
reprint rights for free or low cost.
Hi all, IDK Magazine is looking for submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and
art for its inaugural reading period ending June 15th!
IDK seeks primarily to publish emerging writers/artists and Millennials (writers/artists born 1980-1995),
but is willing to read any submissions related to contemporary culture.
Up to 5 poems and prose pieces up to 4,000 words. You can find more info and guidelines on
IDK's website at http://www.idkmagazine.com.
No submission fees and no payment for publication.
The Oddville Press is back! With a jam-packed first edition to celebrate our re-launch, we continue on our quest
to promote today’s geniuses and tomorrows giants. Download your copy here: http://oddvillepress.com/
Take a journey through the pages of our historic re-launch issue to see just what floats our boat. Maybe you’ve
got the perfect story, poem or image to feature in the next issue. Why not give it a try.
You can read our submissions guidelines here.
Readers, writers, poets and artists; spread the word near and far: The Oddville Press is back!
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - to First Literary Review-East.
Guidelines at website: www.rulrul.4mg.com.
Please send 3 poems, under 16 lines, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
No restriction on previously published, no reading fee, payment of 2
contributors copies- http://www.timberjournal.com/submit/
Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction.
We’re currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words, and are particularly
interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.) that
move. Please visit us at www.pitheadchapel.com to learn more about us and our submission guidelines.
Lyre Lyre is accepting submissions for its next issue! Read past issues and
send us your work! www.lyrelyre.com
Submit to Extract(s)
Extract(s) is looking for submissions for our Poems, Stories, and Haiku features, as well as excerpts from
upcoming novels, memoirs, and poetry and story collections. We will take submissions via our online submission
manager only. We are not yet accepting self-published work.
If you are interested in having “In Place” feature your writing program/group, please send a formal
query to us here.
Guidelines for Submission
Please submit up to five (5) poems. We are looking for smart, fresh,well-crafted pieces to consider. If you took
a look through our personal poetry collection you would find writers who challenge us, who move us, and who we cannot
help but share with others. Do you think you have a poem that will take off the top of our head? Submit now! Our
submission period is always open, but please wait at least six months before sending another.
Please submit one short story (fiction or non-fiction) of no more than 1,000 words. We are looking for fresh,
well-crafted stories that make us cry and laugh and think. We want to be moved in some fundamental way in as few
words as possible. Our readers should carry your characters with them as they go about the rest of their day—or
longer. Our submission period is always open, but please wait at least six months before sending another.
Please submit up to three pieces of original artwork in any medium with an original haiku for each. The haiku
need not be an explanation of the image, merely a companion to it. As Japanese and English syllables are not the
same, do not worry about meeting the “5/7/5? syllable count. Instead, think of the lines as “short/long/short.”
Please submit no more than 1,000 words of prose and three poems from a book that has been published in the past
three months or will be published in the coming weeks/months/year. We will accept excerpts from publishers and
writers, but are not yet accepting self-published work.
We are looking for writers that would like to have their work workshoped with our staff. Send us your work and
we will set-up a reading and discussion at Zero Point's downtown office. This also applies to works of poetry.
Our office is located at 265 Franklin St, Suite 1702 Boston.
E-mail it too Emil@zptheater.com.
For more info visit http://www.ZPTheater.com
or email Emil@zptheater.com Read the rest of the posting at
Send 1-3 previously unpublished poems, any subject or style, using our submission manager.
Postal submissions with SASE with sufficient postage for return.
Please include contact information and brief bio with submission.
We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Long Poem Library is now accepting poems of any length
Revolution Poesy revolutionpoesy@GMAIL.COM
Poetics List (UPenn, UB)
The Long Poem Library is now accepting poems of any length.*
*Please submit you work to the
Long Poem Libraryfor consideration.
Muddy River Poetry Review Guidelines
Reading dates for Muddy River Poetry Review are December 1 to March 1 for spring issue and June 1 to September 1 for fall issue.
Poems received on other dates will be deleted.
- 1. Submit 1-3 poems. NO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED POEMS.
- 2. No attachments. Please paste poems into body of email. Include a short poetry (and/or other) bio.
- 3. Prefer free verse.
- 4. Do not want "mushy" or religious poems.
- 5. Do not want porno, sexist, racist or biased poetry relating to politics or ethnicity.
- 6. Simultaneous submissions okay, but please let me know which ones AND notify me if any are accepted somewhere else.
- 7. Future (other) publication should credit Muddy River Poetry Review.
- 8. Response time will be as close to 30 days as possible.
- 9. If you do not hear in 45 days, feel free to inquire.
- 10. Payment will be publication in MRPR.
- 11. Poems only accepted during open reading dates. Poems received on other dates will be deleted.
- 12. Submit all poems to email@example.com only. All rights revert to author upon publication.
What Is Metaphor: The Poetic Genius Issue
The genius of poetry is many things, but it partly resides in the definition of poetry itself: communicating with
metaphor. What do you think of that? We want to know!
Submit your poems, prose, essays, flash-fiction, and artwork
to Jessica Harman or The Editors at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sleet seeks poetry, fiction, flash irregulars. For guidelines,
please see www.fleetmagazine.com
The Pedestal Magazine is currently seeking submissions of poetry and fiction. Please visit their web site for
more information www.thepedestalmagazine.com
New West Submissions
I have recently been named fiction editor for New West magazine, and we are welcoming submissions for stories or novel
excerpts of up to 5000 words. New West has just added fiction to its format, so you can be among the pioneers.
Please check out the submission guidelines here...
Voices from the Community/Race and Equality Haiku Project, Poetry and Spoken Word
Thursday, February 26th
at the Good Purpose Gallery
Welcome back to Writers Read!
Come hear two terrific poets from one family:
Kateri Kosek's work has appeared in Orion, Creative Nonfiction, Terrain.org, South Dakota Review,
Crab Orchard Review, and other journals. Her poetry and personal essays lean toward environmentally-conscious,
place-oriented writing inspired by the natural world. An avid birder,
she also writes a birding column for the Poughkeepsie Journal. Kateri teaches English and
writing at Marist College and Northwestern Connecticut Community College, and mentors in the
MFA program at Western Connecticut State University, where she received her MFA in the genre
of creative nonfiction. Last summer she was the recipient of a writing residency at the Kimmel
Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska. She currently lives in Sheffield.
Raphael Kosek's poetry has appeared in numerous journals and magazines
including Still Point Arts Quarterly, Commonweal, Big Muddy, The Chattahoochee Review,
and is forthcoming in Catamaran. She is a life-long Hudson Valley resident where she
graduated from Vassar College and now teaches American lit and creative writing at Marist
College and SUNY Dutchess Community College. Arts Mid-Hudson has twice awarded her
fellowships for her poetry, and her poems have placed first, second and been shortlisted
in international contests. Her 2009 chapbook, Letting Go, was published by
Finishing Line Press, and includes several O'Keeffe-inspired poems. She has written
and published many ekphrastic poems, finding inspiration in the paintings of Homer,
Rousseau, Inuit stone cut prints, and many others.
It costs money and time to keep the Gallery space open, lit, and warm (or air-conditioned),
so Gallery personnel have asked that Writers Read ask a suggested donation of $3.00 per person.
$1.00 will go to the gallery for expenses, and each reader will receive $1.00 also.
I want to emphasize that this is a suggested donation.
Those who can't donate or can't donate $3 will not be turned away, frowned at, or cajoled.
We want you to attend and enjoy the readings! Do what you can.
Readings will begin at 5:30pm, ON THURSDAYS, in the Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main Street Lee -right next to the Starving Artist Cafe.
Hope to see you at the readings!
Jessica (until David returns in May)
If you have questions and/or are interested in reading in the series, though we can make
no promises initially, please email David Giannini,
coordinator of the WRITERS READ series, at email@example.com
Grolier Poetry Reading Series In February
Saturday, February 28th
Sarah White spent her early years in Albany, N.Y. For 23 years, she taught in the Department of French
and Italian at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn., occasionally publishing poems and stories.
After retirement, she moved to Manhattan.
Sarah White's poems and translations have appeared in periodicals like The Paris Review, The Cortland Review,
Hanging Loose, and Poetry Daily. Her books include Alice Ages and Ages, Cleopatra Haunts the Hudson and
The Poem Has Reasons: A Story of Far Love. She lives, writes, and paints in New York City.
"Sarah White's poetry is shaped by the effortless elegance of rigor and erudition, in the best humanistic
tradition. Yet, it radiates the warmth, humor and compassion of a tender heart. Her Gift-from the gods
to her and through her to us-is grace.
Donate to the Grolier Poetry Foundation
donations are tax deductible
visit our website
POETRY: THE ART OF WORDS
MIKE AMADO MEMORIAL SERIES
Poetry reading and Open Mic
The Plymouth Guild for the Arts
11 North St. Downtown Plymouth, MA [Downtown just off Rte 3A]
Sunday March 1, 2015: Mary Kane & Miriam O’Neal
Mary Kane’s poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Hiram Poetry Review, The Prose Poem Project,
Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Literature and Jazz and on Poetry Daily. She is the author of two chapbooks,
"She Didn’t Float" (1995 Harlequin Ink) and "After We Talk About the Recent Deaths of Our Parents and
about Compassion as Handled by Chekhov" (2012 Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press), as well as a full-length
collection Door (2014 One Bird Books). She teaches writing at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Miriam O'Neal lives in Plymouth, MA. Her poetry and reviews have appeared in Marlboro Review, AGNI,
Southern Poetry Review, Blackbird Journal, The Guidebook, and online in PIF online and Ragazine as well
as in many other journals. She also translates Italian poetry and was a 2007 Beginning Translation Fellow
at the American Literary Translators Association 30th Anniversary Conference. She has been a finalist for
the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists' Grants and received a Cultural Council grant for her mixed forms
and artists show, Awakenings, at the Richard Sparrow House in Plymouth. Her chapbook, Beginnings, is
a product of that show. Two other manuscripts are currently seeking a home. She teaches writing at the
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
MUSIC FEATURE/ SINGER/SONGWRITER JIM PALANA
Apr 19 Mignon Ariel King & Jason Wright
May 3 Robert K. Johnson & Renee Summers
June 14 Terry Johnson & Nathaniel Mayes
Sept TBA 10th Poetry Showcase
Oct 11 Tomas O’Leay & Ellen Jane Powell
Doors open 11:30AM, Music Feature 12:00 noon, Poetry Features 12:45pm open-mic 1:15pm.
Free admission and refreshments.
FREE REFRESHMENTS! More info:
visit us on-line www.ptaow.com
“THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE PLYMOUTH CULTURAL COUNCIL, A LOCAL AGENCY WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY
THE MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY”
ČERVENÁ BARVA PRESS STUDIO
THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT THE ARMORY
Arts for the Armory
Basement, Room B8
191 Highland Avenue
CERVENA BARVA PRESS READING SERIES
WEDNESDAY MARCH 4, 7:00PM
Featuring: Irene Koronas | Anne Elezabeth Pluto
Irene Koronas is the poetry editor for Wilderness House Literary Review. She has three full length books,
Portraits Drawn from Many, Ibbetson Street Press; Pentakomo Cyprus, Cervena Barva Press; and Turtle Grass;
Muddy River Books. She has numerous chapbooks and poetry in many anthologies. She reviews poetry books for
the small press community.
Anne Elezabeth Pluto is Professor of Literature and Theatre and Artistic Director of the Oxford Street Players
at Lesley University. She was a member of the Boston small press scene in the late 1980s and
started Commonthought Magazine at Lesley. Her latest work appears in Unlikely Stories:, Mat Hat Lit,
Pirene's Fountain, and The Enchanting Verses Literary Review.
Admission is $3.00. Refreshments served.
CERVENA BARVA PRESS READING SERIES
WEDNESDAY MARCH 11th, 7:00PM
Featuring: Harris Gardner | Doug Holder
Harris Gardner Credits: The Harvard Review; Midstream; Cool Plums; Rosebud; Fulcrum; Chest; The Aurorean;
Ibbetson Street Journal. Main Street Rag; Vallum (Canada); Pemmican; WHL Review; Green Door; MRPR; and
over fifty other publication credits. Three collections. Poet-in-Residence- Endicott College-2002-2005.
Poetry Editor, Ibbetson Street: November, 2010 to present; co-founder of Tapestry of Voices and
Boston National Poetry Month Festival (both, with Lainie Senechal). Member of three selection committees
for Poet Laureate: Boston (2) and Somerville. (1).
Doug Holder is the founder of the Ibbetson Street Press,
and the arts editor of The Somerville Times. His work,
both prose and poetry, has been in such publications as: Rattle, Cafe Review, The Boston Globe Magazine, Constellations,
Poesy, Endicott Review, and many others. Holder teaches writing at Endicott College and Bunker Hill Community college,
and for over 30 years has run poetry groups for psychiatric patients at McLean Hospital. He has been nominated twice
for a Pushcart Prize by the organization's Board of Directors, and holds an M.A. in Literature from Harvard University.
Admission is $3.00. Refreshments served.
CERVENA BARVA PRESS READING SERIES
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29, 7:00PM
Featuring: Julia Lisella | Lisa Sewell
Julia Lisella is the author of Always (WordTech Editions 2014) and Terrain (WordTech Editions, 2007)
and Love Song Hiroshima (Finishing Line Press, 2004), a chapbook. Her poems have been widely anthologized
and appear in such journals as Alaska Quarterly Review, Valparaiso, Prairie Schooner, Crab Orchard Review,
VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, and on line at Antiphon, Literary Mama, Pebble Lake Review and other sites.
She has received residencies from the Millay, Dorset and MacDowell Colonies for the arts and has held
several grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. In addition to writing poetry she is a scholar
of American modernism and teaches American literature and writing at Regis College.
Lisa Sewell is the author of several books, including Impossible Object, which won the 2014 Tenth Gate Prize
and is forthcoming from Word Works Press. She is also co-editor,with Claudia Rankine, of American Poets in the
21st Century: The New Poetics (Wesleyan 2007) and Eleven More American Women Poets
in the 21st Century: Poetics Across North America (Wesleyan 2012). New work is appearing of forthcoming
in Drunken Boat, Prairie Schooner, Crab Orchard Review and Mead. She lives in Philadelphia and teaches
at Villanova University.
Admission is $3.00. Refreshments served.
Directions & parking:
The Center for the Arts is located between Davis Square and Union Square. Parking is located behind the
armory at the rear of the building. Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square
which is on the MTBA Red Line. You can also find us by using either the MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be
caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell
Street stop. You can also get to us from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off
at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.
Inside the Armory:
Go inside main doors and walk straight ahead about 30 feet, look for the door on the right to the
stairs down to the basement. (There is an elevator just after the stairs.) Once in the basement walk
through the basement lobby straight ahead about 20 feet, first door on the right is
the Červená Barva Press Studio.
2015 Visual Inverse Program
Due to the uncertainty of the weather on Sunday and the problems with walking and parking
Visual Inverse 2015 will be canceled until March 8. Sorry but safety first.
Opening Reception and Public Reading
Saturday, February 22 @ 1 pm
Among the poets scheduled to read their original poems are regie o’hare gibson, Rene Schwiesow,
Barbara Siegel Carlson, Harris Gardner, Miriam O’Neal and Tomas O’Leary.
Some of the artists whose paints and photography are being written about Edwina Caci,
Vincent Crotty, Janice Palmer-Tarbox, Andrew Kusmin, Jill Voelker and Chuck R Sullivan.
Martha Collins will be reading from Day Unto Day—and also, briefly,
from Admit One: An American Scrapbook, forthcoming from Pittsburgh in early 2016
Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 PM
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street, Cambridge
with Jeffrey Harrison
Sunday, April 26, 4:00 PM
Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Street
with Fred Marchant, Suzanne Berger, Nancy Hewitt
Staged presentation by the Poets’ Theatre
March 26-April 10, 2015
Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second Street, Cambridge
Tickets not yet available, and dates may be incorrect, but see:
CHAPTER AND VERSE LITERARY READING SERIES
LORING-GREENOUGH HOUSE, 12 SOUTH STREET
JAMAICA PLAIN CENTER
FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm
David Groff’s book of poems Clay was chosen by Michael Waters as winner of the Louise Bogan Award and
published in 2013 by Trio House Press. His previous collection, Theory of Devolution, published in 2002
by the University of Illinois Press, was selected by Mark Doty for the National Poetry Series.
Both books were finalists for the Lambda Literary Award. David received his MFA from the Iowa Writers
Workshop and his MA in English from the University of Iowa. He is an independent book editor and teaches
in the M.F.A. creative writing program of the City College of New York.
Audrey Henderson was a 2014 Hawthornden Fellow and a finalist for the 2014 Homebound Publications Poetry
Prize. Her manuscript Airstream was published in November. Her poems have most recently appeared or are
appearing in Magma, The Midwest Quarterly and Tar River Poetry. She was a finalist in
the Indiana Review 1/2 K Award and won second place in the River Styx International Poetry Contest.
She is a 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee and was a finalist the 2014 Slapering Hol Chapbook Contest.
She is originally from Scotland where she was a contributor to BBC Radio Scotland.
Steven Riel is the author of one full-length collection of poetry, Fellow Odd Fellow, published by
Trio House Press in 2014, as well as three chapbooks: How to Dream, The Spirit Can Crest, and most
recently, Postcard from P-town, which was selected as runner-up for the
inaugural Robin Becker Chapbook Prize and published by Seven Kitchens Press. His poems have appeared
in several anthologies and in numerous periodicals, including The Minnesota Review
and International Poetry Review. In 2005, Christopher Bursk named him the Robert Fraser Distinguished Visiting Poet
at Bucks County (PA) Community College.
Suggested donation: $5.00 or whatever you can afford.
(We mean this. We would rather have you than your money.)
Free refreshments are served.
Postponed until June 12, 2015 due to excessive snow
FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Susan Nisenbaum Becker’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Avatar, Phoebe, Salamander,
Comstock Review, Poetry East, Wilderness House Literary Review, Consequence, Lumina, Slipstream,
Calyx and Talking Writing among others. She is a playwright, actor and arts organizer for which
she has received several Local Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants. She has been awarded
residencies at the Banff Centre in Canada, Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and most recently, the Ragdale
Foundation. Her work was nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize. Susan's first full-length book of poems,
Little Architects of Time and Space, was published by Word Press in 2013.
Holly Guran, author of two chapbooks, River Tracks (Poets Corner Press) and Mothers' Trails
(Noctiluca Press), earned a Massachusetts Cultural Council finalist award (2012), and is a member
of Jamaica Pond Poets. River Full of Bones, a full-length collection, will soon be published
by Iris Press. Her work has appeared in journals including Slipstream, Poet Lore, Poetry East,
Hawai'i Pacific Review, U.S. Worksheets 1, Salamander, and Bryant Literary Review. She participates
in the Rozzie Reads Poetry series sponsored by Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library.
George Kalogeris is the author of a book of paired poems in translation, Dialogos
(Antilever, 2012), and of a book of poems based on the notebooks of Albert Camus, Camus: Carnets
(Pressed Wafer, 2006). His poems and translations were anthologized in Joining Music with Reason,
edited by Christopher Ricks (Oxford, 2010). He teaches English Literature and Classics in
Translation at Suffolk University.
Suggested donation: $5.00 or whatever you can afford. (We mean this. We would rather
have you than your money.) Free refreshments are served.
Parking Information: The Loring-Greenough House has a parking lot, but four spaces are
reserved for ZIP Cars. Please respect these spaces, and also please try not to park on the grass.
There is ample nonrestricted street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street
between Burroughs and Thomas Streets just a block from the Loring-Greenough House.
For information check our website at http://jamaicapondpoets.com or
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-325-8388.
Out of the Blue Gallery
EVERY MONDAY NITE,
Stone Soup Poetry (Host: Chad Parenteau),
a 38 year old venue, $4, sign up to be a feature - call Bill Perrault at 978-454-7423.
Starts at 7:30PM and don't forget to sign up!
Recorded on local t.v. station.
Stone Soup Poetry Series
Out of the Blue Gallery
106 Prospect Street
Host: Chad Parenteau
Visit the Stone Soup web site: http://stonesouppoetry.blogspot.com
Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of the Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at
DIRE LITERARY SERIES /Out of the Blue Gallery/
1st Friday- Cambridge, MA
(starts with four, 15 MINUTE OPEN MIC SLOTS AT 8 PM)
with SIGN-UP starting at 7 PM
FOLLOWED BY FEATURES
8 PM, 106 PROSPECT STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
For more info and to get on the mailing list:
USUALLY the 3rd FRIDAY of the MONTH!
NOLA’s TIGH FILI POETRY & OPEN MIC, $5, 8PM, Host:
OPEN BARK meets @ the Out of the Blue Art Gallery,
Open Bark "Candelite Poetry" with Hostess Deborah M. Priestly and Features!!!!
Out of the Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect Street,
Cambridge, MA 02139
Every Saturday Nite
Open Bark Features @ the Out of the Blue Art Gallery:
Time: 8PM into the night!
Admission: $3-5 at the door (donations accepted & adored!)
Readers: Features are determined about 1 month in advance. If you want to
be one, Deborah Priestly and Rob Russell
(Feature Coordinator), will book you to be one. Call the gallery at (617)354-5287
and ask to speak to Rob Russell, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from about 1pm to 8pm. Or email us at email@example.com
and put your Poetry Feature Request to the Attention of Rob Russell, Feature Coordinator! Thank you!
Other info: We are a very laid back and creative Poetry Venue, "Open Bark Candelite Poetry Series" running on 11
(eleven) years strong now. We only ask that you bring original work and if you read someone else's work, like a
famous poet or poetess' that you give recognition to their work by reciting first their name.
Musicians, actors, mimes, dancers, drummers and others welcomed!!!!
Out Of The Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Every 2nd Thursday
Buckley Performing Arts Center,Massasoit Community College,
Little Theater (Fine Arts building)
6:00pm: Doors Open, Sign Up, Refreshments
6:30pm - 8:00pm: Poetry Open Mic
8:15pm - 9:15pm: Poetry Slam
Address: 1 Massasoit Boulevard Brockton, MA 02302 (508) 588-9100
The Boston Poetry Slam
Downstairs at the Cantab Lounge
every Wednesday night at 8 * open mic, featured poet, poetry slam *
738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass.
There is poetry at the Cantab Lounge every Wednesday night, year-round.
Our rotating cast of hosts is led by SlamMaster Simone Beaubien.
Cover charge is $3.00 (unless otherwise noted on our schedule ).
Open mic for all begins at 8:00 p.m. Our doors and sign-up lists open promptly at 7:15. The open mic sign-up fills very quickly,
so we recommend that you be prompt. Poems may be on any subject, and you may read more than one, but we ask that you keep your
time on the mic to three minutes.
After the open, usually at about 10:00, our featured poet performs for half an hour.
Click here to see our schedule of features.
The slam follows the feature, usually around 11:00. Most slams are open to the first eight who sign up; however, on some nights,
we have semi-finals or finals in our slam series. Click here for slam details.
The Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge is 18+, and you must have a photo ID to enter. (Note that the Cantab is 21+ for all
other shows.) Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions
about our policy. You can also check out the
website for the venue, www.cantab-lounge.com.
738 Massachusetts Ave,
Central Square, Cambridge, Mass
Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam Sunday Night!
Every Sunday with a Poetry Slam co-hosted by Joyce Cunha and
Jeff Robinson starting at 7:30pm and a Featured Poet and Open Mic
accompanied by the Jeff Robinson Trio starting at 9:00pm – there’s a $5 cover and you must be 21 to enter the venue – Sultry
red lights, intimate tables, and wooden church pews give this small room one of the best ambiances in town.
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA. 02138
February Poetry Events
All programs take place at Poets House, 10 River Terrace (at Murray St. ) in Lower Manhattan,
unless otherwise noted. Directions are below.
WINTER SIX-WEEK OPEN ENROLLMENT WORKSHOPS
These poetry workshops give special focus to the relationship between reading and writing poetry.
Open to all levels, six-week courses are offered on a wide variety of topics. Register early – first come,
first served; Fee:$325
Brainlingo: Writing the Voice of the Body with Edwin Torres
6 Wednesdays, February 18 to March 25, 6:00-8:30pm
We create our own communication. How we listen affects how we speak. How we see our language affects
how our voice is heard. Where the senses meet each other is where poetry can begin. Is it possible to
allow the body its place in writing? Using exercises of space, sound, performance, theater, collage,
and page as a guide, this workshop will be a creative laboratory that explores how we communicate by
exercising the languages inside us. Over six weeks, work will be created, discarded, and renewed in
an active writing workshop where movement ignites the process.
Click here to register
Poems from Late Empire with Scott Hightower
6 Thursdays, February 19 to March 26, 6:00-8:30pm
This is a workshop about writing poems from the post September 11th, post Madrid train bombing, post
Charlie Hebdo world. The Muse and the Banshee are both welcomed. We will be looking at both historical
and contemporary poems—like those of Andy Young, Cynthia Hogue, Gregory Pardlo, Peter Covino, and
Steve Fellner—and considering notions of Gaston Bachelard's "The Poetics of Space" and the poem as
a place for the imagination to dwell.
Click here to register
A Pattern of Behavior: Serial Poems with Krystal Languell
6 Saturdays, February 21 to April 4 (skipping March 14), 11:30am-2:00pm
How can we create momentum across a series of poems while holding onto the original big idea?
A linked sequence creates its own terms for existence, and those terms may be formal, rhetorical,
metrical, emotional, or a combination—or something else! This workshop will engage in exercises
designed to develop and sustain a serial poem. Possible course texts include readings from
Alice Notley, Dawn Lundy Martin, Roland Barthes, and Rickey Laurentiis. Students will emerge
from this workshop with a draft of a six-poem sequence.
Click here to register
Thursday February 26, 3:00-8:15pm
John Berryman at 100: A Day-long celebration at Columbia University
John Berryman (1914-1972)
Distinguished contemporary poets and scholars including April Bernard, Henri Cole, Cornelius Eady,
Rachel Hadas, Saskia Hamilton, Cathy Park Hong, A. Van Jordan, Robin Coste Lewis, Edward Mendelson,
Patrick Rosal, Evie Shockley, Daniel Swift, Kevin Young, and Rachel Zucker will commemorate
John Berryman's life and work in a day-long celebration featuring afternoon panels and an
evening reading, in honor of the poet's centenary.
Click here for full schedule and more details
Location: Barnard Hall, Barnard College, Columbia University
(Barnard Hall is located just inside Barnard College's 117th Street and Broadway entrance)
Cosponsored by The Poetry Society of America; School of the Arts, Columbia University; Barnard Women Poets;
Heyman Center for the Humanities; and Poets House
Poets House is located at 10 River Terrace at the corner of Murray Street in Lower Manhattan's Battery Park City.
Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C subway to Chambers Street. Walk west on Chambers Street (past West Street) all the way
to its end at River Terrace. Turn left and walk two blocks south to 10 River Terrace (at the corner of River
Terrace and Murray Street). The M22 bus runs along Chambers between North End Ave and the Lower East Side. The
M20 bus travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave. The Downtown
Connection, a free Lower Manhattan shuttle bus, travels to North End Ave from South Street Seaport and from Broadway
along Murray Street; for more information, visit: downtownny.com.
All programs take place at Poets House, 10 River Terrace (at Murray St.) in Lower Manhattan, unless otherwise
noted. For more information, call (212) 431-7920 or visit www.poetshouse.org. Join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Avant-garde Theater and Poetry: Victory over the Sun
Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
New York City. Iconoclastic Russian theater and poetry of the Russian Silver age will be celebrated at
the Cornelia Street Café March 11 with a star-studded program of new translations and original poetry.
Noted poet David Lehman (Best American Poetry,
the bill with translations of Futurist poet Vladimir Mayakovsky and new original verse. Poet and
translator Ilya Bernstein will then read from his new book of translations of the master Silver Age
poet Osip Mandelstam
The final event of the evening is a staged reading of part of Larissa Shmailo’s
(www.larissashmailo.com) translation of the libretto of Victory over the Sun by Aleksei Kruchenych.
Now in print from Cervená Barva Press,
Shmailo's translation was used for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's famous reconstruction of the
opera in 1980. The libretto has been performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Smithsonian, and
recently at the Garage Museum of Moscow for its retrospective of Russian performative art.
The cast of the Victory staged reading is headed by oral poet Bob Holman (Language Matters PBS series)
and includes National Endowment of the Art translation award winner Alex Cigale, Compass Russian poetry
translation honoree Misha Semenov, and Victory translator Shmailo. The staged reading will be preceded
by original poetry celebrating Russian Futurism by Gritsman, Cigale, Semenov, poet and translator and
founder of the Compass Award Irina Mashinski
and Elizabeth Hodges, editor of the St. Petersburg Review
(www.stpetersburgreview.com). Original music by Finnish composer Jukka-Pekka Kervinen
based on Mikhail Matiushin's partially lost score for the original 1913
production will accompany the staged reading.
LALITA JAVA READINGS
3rd THURSDAYS 7-9 PM
HOSTED BY DOROTHY F. AUGUST
210 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10009
(Btwn. B & C)
Louder Arts presents...
Poetry, Spoken Word, Slams & Guest Poets.
Always an open mic
$5 students/ $6 regular
Sign-up at 7pm, show starts at 7:30 at:
35 E.13th St.
(between Broadway & University Pl.)
New York, NY
Mike Geffner presents...
The Inspired Word
An all-star poetry/spoken word event
featured guests plus open mic
Cover Charge: $10
7pm (open mic signup starts at 6:30)
One and One
76 E. 1st St. (corner of 1st Ave.)
New York, NY
92nd Street Y Reading Series
Main Reading Series
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
The Frank Talk Reading Series
A New Poetry Reading Series
Frank Talk Art Bistro and Bookstore
Frank Talk Poetry Series Home Page
Click Here: Frank Talk Poetry Series
Poets.Org (Academy of American Poets)
Click Here: Poets.Org
Frank Talk Art Bistro and Bookstore
163 Shrewsbury Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(includes food, beverages, and other goodies
supplied by Frank Talk owner Gilda Rogers)
Open Mic after the Feature
Contact: John Petrolino
"Poetry & Prose & Anything Goes with Dr. Ni"
(radio show; internet radio)
Date, time, pre-requisites: Last Friday of every month, 1-3 p.m.
Address: 1303 W. Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122
City and State: Philadelphia, PA 19130-9998
Contact person and or URL/information: Dr. Niama L. Williams;
One copy of book to be subject of interview must be mailed to address above if one would like to be considered for show
Readers: International internet radio listeners
Dr. Niama L. Williams
1303 W. Susquehanna Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
1ST FRIDAYS ON VINE
Hosted by Aziza Kintehg
Every First Friday of the Month
Be part of an Art Extravaganza
* Spoken Word * Music Freestyle * Open Mike
Jose Sebourne Graphic Design
1213-15 Vine Street Philadelphia PA 19107
7-10pm $5.00 Cover
The Gallery - (215)564-2554
or check out the website: www.Josesebourne.com
Poetry Readings and other events in Seattle
and around the Pacific Northwest
Southern California Open Readings
LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTIES
Barnes & Noble Poetry and Verse with Bill Robertson every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., open workshop/reading, 1201 Third Street Promenade,
Santa Monica, (310) 260-9110.
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center presents an Open Reading, first Sundays monthly, free, 5:00, sign up at 4:45.
Hosted by Marie Lecrivain. Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3006,
Cobalt Poets presents open readings every Tuesday, hosted by Rick Lupert, with featured readers on the first Tuesday,
featured regulars on second Tuesdays, Valley Contemporary Poets featured guest plus open reading on third Tuesdays, and
Cobalt Classic All Open Reading usually every fourth and fifth Tuesdays, seven minute limit, 9:00, sign up 8:30-8:45,
free, one drink minimum, all ages. The Cobalt Café, 22047 Sherman Way in Canoga Park (west of Topanga Canyon Blvd.),
(818) 348-3789, http://poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt.
Da’ Poetry Lounge spoken word open mic, every Tuesday, 9:00-midnight. Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Blvd.
near Melrose, LA, free parking next door at Fairfax High School, early arrival is a must,
Barnes & Noble Featured and open reading, every last Saturday, sign up 6:30, reading 7:00. Hosted by Ron Dvorkin. Barnes & Noble,
16461 Ventura Blvd., Encino, RONDVORKIN @ aol.com.
Poetry circle, second Wednesday, 6:30. Hosted by Ron Dvorkin. Encino-Tarzana Branch Library, 18231 Ventura Blvd.,
Tarzana, (818) 343-1983, RONDVORKIN @ aol.com.
Gypsy Den in Santa Ana hosts a featured poetry reading every first Tuesday and open mics every Monday and Thursday,
sign up starts 7:30. 125 N. Broadway Avenue, Santa Ana, (714) 835-8840, www.gypsyden.com.
Emerging Urban Poets Saturday Afternoon Poetry presents featured readers and open mic, every first and third Saturday,
including January 23, 3:00-5:00. Free, hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell. Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public
Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd, two blocks east of Lake Avenue, Pasadena,
kingfisher1031 @ charter.net,
Moonday, A West Side Reading Series, open reading followed by featured reading, second Monday monthly,
come early to sign up, 7:30. Hosted by Lois P. Jones and Alice Pero, Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue,
Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-4063, www.moondaypoetry.com,
or pero @ earthlink.net.
La Palabra presents a featured poetry reading, plus open mic, usually every fourth Sunday, except
January 31, 2:00-4:00. Co-hosted by Laura L. Longoria and Don Newton, Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50,
Highland Park, (323) 258-1435, www.avenue50studio.com.
Our Poetic Souls open mic, every third Sunday monthly, sign up 2:30, readings 2:45. Hosted by Jim Lyon,
please use appropriate language. Home Brew Coffee, 661 West Arrow Highway, San Dimas,
(909) 394-1964, www.chrystinedrums.com/PoeticSouls.
Psychobabble Cabaret open mic with teeth, every Sunday, sign up 8:00, reading 8:30, no cover.
Psychobabble Coffee House, 1866 N. Vermont, at Franklin, LA, (323) 664-7500.
The Rapp Saloon spoken word open mic, every Friday, sign up 7:30, readings 8:00. Six minute slots,
free, all ages, co-hosts Mani Suri, Dave Nordling, Brenda Petrakos, Joe Camhi. International Youth Hostel,
1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, www.rappsaloon.com.
Redondo Poets featured reading and open mic every Tuesday, sign up 7:50, reading 8:10, free. Coffee Cartel,
1820 South Catalina Avenue, Hollywood Riviera, Redondo Beach, (310) 316-6554, www.redondopoets.com.
Tebot Bach presents featured readers and open reading, last Friday of the month, sign up 7:30, reading 8:00.
Golden West College, Community Room 102, Huntington Beach, www.tebotbach.org.
Tía Chucha’s Open Mic: Night of Music & Spoken Word, every Friday, 8:00-10:00, no cover, donations welcome.
Hosted by Nery Boche. Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural, 13197-A Gladstone Avenue, Sylmar,
(818) 896-1489, www.tiachucha.com.
Two Idiots Peddling Poetry featured and open poetry readings every Wednesday at 8:00, $2 cover or
one drink minimum with student ID. Ugly Mug Caffé, 261 N. Glassel, Orange, (714) 997-5610,
World Stage Anansi Writers Workshop presents a three-part evening beginning with a workshop session,
followed by a featured reader and open mic, every Wednesday, 7:30-10:30, open mic 9:05.
Literary Director: Jawanza Daumisani, $5. World Stage, 4344 Degnan Blvd., LA,
(323) 293-2451, www.theworldstage.org.
SAN BERNARDINO/RIVERSIDE COUNTIES
Barnes & Noble “Valley Voices of the Muse” featured poet and open reading, first Friday monthly, 6:00.
Westfield Shopping Center, 72-840 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (760) 346-0725.
Patricia D’Alessandro, host: ciaopat9 @ gmail.com.
A Mic & Dim Lights presents spoken word and music open mic, every Thursday, 9:30, $3. Cal Poly
Downtown Arts Theater (Pomona Arts Colony), 300 W. Second Street, Pomona (909) 469-0080.
SAN DIEGO AREA
Monday Montage, a support group for poets, readers, and writers, bring your own work, share your thoughts,
or just listen, first Monday monthly, 7:00, if Monday falls on a holiday, reading will be held on the
second Monday. Hosted by Curran Jeffery. Bluestocking Books, 3817 Fifth Avenue, Hillcrest, San Diego,
(619) 296-1424, www.bluestockingbooks.com.
Lestat’s Coffee House songwriters/poets open mic, every Monday, 7:30-11:00, sign up 6:00.
Ten-minute slots. Lestat’s Coffee House, 3343 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, San Diego,
(619) 282-0437, www.lestats.com.
The Off Beat Open Mic, second and fourth Sundays monthly, 5:00-7:00. Poetry, fiction.
Rebecca’s Coffee House, 30th and Juniper Street, San Diego,
(619) 284-FOOD, www.rebeccascoffeehouse.com.
Dime Stories Open Mic for prose writers, first Friday monthly, 7:00.
Hosted by Amy Wallen, $5. The Ruby Room, 1271 University Avenue, San Diego,
(619) 299-7372, www.DimeStories.org.
Poetic Brew open mic poetry reading, third Thursday monthly, sign up 6:30, reading 7:00.
Hosted by Eber Lambert, read up to three poems or for three minutes, thirty-three seconds.
Rebecca’s Coffeehouse, 30th and Juniper Street, South Park, San Diego,
(619) 284-FOOD, sandiegowriters.org.
Sunset Poets presents a featured poet and open mic, usually third Sundays monthly, 3:00.
Oceanside area, (760) 758-2410, or www.sunsetpoets.org.
Fallbrook’s Writers featured reading and open mic for poetry or prose, once a month,
usually on Thursdays, doors open 5:30, reading 6:00. Café des Artistes,
103 S. Main Street, Fallbrook, (760) 522-1064,
the Vessel open mic features poets, singers, actors, comedians, every first and
third Friday, 8:00. Live music, drinks, and refreshments, all ages, $5 cover.
Canvas Cafe, 1370 San Marcos Blvd., Suite 120A, San Marcos,
Drunk Poets Society spoken word open mic, every Monday, 6:30-8:00. Hosted by Ola.
Winston’s Beach Club, 1921 Bacon Street, San Diego,
(619) 222-6822, www.myspace.com/winstonsdrunkpoetssociety.
SAN LUIS OBISPO/SANTA BARBARA/VENTURA
Tuesday Night Poets featured reading with open mic, every Tuesday, 7:30. Hosted by Roe Estep.
The Artists’ Union Gallery, 330 South California Street, Ventura, (805) 320-3524.
Bell Arts Factory presents a featured poet and open mic last Saturday monthly, 7:30.
Host: Friday Lubina. Bells Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura,
Corners of the Mouth! presents an open reading after the featured poets, limited to
five minutes and original work every third Sunday monthly since 1984, free, 7:00.
Linnaea’s Café, 1110 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo. Kevin Patrick Sullivan,
Artistic Director, (805) 547-1318, www.languageofthesoul.org.
Favorite Poems Project reading, poets and non-poets read favorite poems not their own,
hosted by Lois Klein, third Monday monthly, 5:15-6:30. The Blue Agave, 20 East
Cota Street, Santa Barbara. e-mail: loisklein @ verizon.net.
Friday Night AA Meeting plus Open Mic, every Friday, 6:30. Drug and alcohol free,
896 East Main Street, Ventura, (805) 794-9878, www.aplaceofpeace.org.
Poetry Zone featured reading and open mic, every second Saturday, 2:00-4:00.
Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 21 W. Anapamu, Santa Barbara. Host, Suzanne Frost,
Train of Thought open mic, every Thursday, 6:30, 856 East Thompson Blvd., Ventura,
between Ash and Kalorama, behind Kids and Families Together.
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