Contests and Publishing Opportunities
- Entries due: May 1, 2013
- Notification: June 15, 2013
Rhubarb Magazine calls for submission on the topic of Mennonite Power & Politics.
Deadline April 1, 2013.
“Primascriptor is an on-line magazine and forum that provides an initiative for new and emerging writers of the Fraser Valley and beyond. We are excited to provide a fresh venue for the voice of the neophyte writer.”
Did you know that writing poetry can be dangerous? At our March 26, 2012 Blue Moon Reading, Brayden brought this National Post article to our attention. Read more at “This is the poem that got a Chinese activist seven years in jail.”
100 Thousand Poets for Change – Many MSA PPS members were a part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change event (Arts Eco Salon) in 2011. Another event is planned this year.
Thanks to the following for publicizing our events.
Just in time for our 2011 reading season, a couple of links to advice for reading poetry aloud.
- Poetry Out Loud is a U.S. school competition where students read the poems of others. In a National Endowment for the Arts video, several Poetry Out Loud judges give advice to other judges on what makes a successful reading. This is useful information for all readers.
- Voice Alpha is a website related to “the art and science of reading poetry aloud for an audience.” Nic Sebastian(the reader on the site Whale Sound) writes “10 Things I Learned about Giving Poetry Readings.” Explore the Voice Alpha site for lots more information about reading poetry.
I’ll bet you didn’t know that Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo was a poet!
Links to useful resources
We also are including a few links to poetry resources that are available on the web. Generally, these sites are content-rich and have something informative, educational or illuminating to share about poetry.