Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly.
Happy End of Spring/Beginning of Summer! Kick off the warm weather by reading and writing some poetry outside! And enjoy the above photo of Pablo Neruda in his sunglasses shaped like dice.
Due to popular demand, our Summer Online Poetry Retreat is back! Like last year, there are two sessions being offered in July and August. You can participate from the privacy of your own home or on the go. All you need is email access and a journal or laptop to write your poems!
3) Heartwood, an online literary magazine in association with West Virginia Wesleyan's Low-Residency MFA program, publishes twice yearly, in April and October. Accepts submissions year round: http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/submit/
4) Through July 15th Heron Tree invites erasures/remixes/alterations of Kendrew’s Climates of the Continents or Lang’s Blue Fairy Book. Accepted pieces will be published online and collected in free downloadable e-pamphlets. We’re open to all techniques of found poetry construction and are excited to see how different people rework these texts in different ways. More information at the Heron Tree website: herontree.com/how
5) Mom Egg Review looking for work for their themed issue by mothers or those who write about motherhood. Mom Egg Review seeks your best poetry, fiction, and creative prose for its sixteenth annual print issue. This is a themed issue— MOTHERS PLAY/MOTHERS WORK. We publish work by writers who are mothers or by others about motherhood. The submissions period is May 15, 2017 to August 15, 2017.
Need kindness, compassion, & creativity? Here are some things on our radar this week:
1) There are more PLATH poems in the world! Unseen Sylvia Plath poem found on carbon paper discovered by scholars while researching Plath's notebooks.
2) Who says poetry doesn't pay? Alice Oswald just won the Griffin Prize worth $70,000 (£37,725) for her poems described as "breathtaking poetry."
3) Maggie Smith on her poem, "Good Bones," says, "how strange it is that when my mentions start blowing up on social media, I know something bad has happened somewhere in the world"
4) Harvard Review creates "Rengas for Obama" curated by Major Jackson to pay tribute to Barack Obama with short collaborative poems written by more than 200 poets. You can read the Washington Post article here and all the poems to date here on the Harvard Review website.
To celebrate summer, we are offering you 20% off some of our best-selling books/creativity tools and our most recently published collections: The Daily Poet, The Poet Tarot, Fire On Her Tongue, Arab In Newsland, Mytheria, The Blue Black Wet of Wood, and Fire Girl. Enter the following coupon code to receive your discount: newslettervip (one word/all lowercase). Once your book(s) are in your cart and you hit checkout, you can add the coupon code on the left section of the checkout screen. Click here to visit our Online Bookstore: http://twosylviaspress.com/two-sylvias-store.html Coupon is good through June 30th and you can use it more than once.
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