Sunday, December 27, 2009
LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE will take a turn to feature even more Contemporary American Poetry in 2010. My site links with YOUR DAILY POEM managed by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, but my hope here is to specifically feature poetry by Southern and Southern Appalachian Poets who seem not to have a dependable forum on the planet. I will choose from among the best poetry I receive at firstname.lastname@example.org. I prefer to reprint poems you have already published.
My hope is to feature one published poet each month in their birth month. Contact me now to have your poems considered. 1) Send by e mail your name, birth month, title of your book, 3-5 poems and tell where they were published. You may also list how and where to buy your published work.
Other poets are invited also to send 2-3 poems, those with poems previously published in literary magazines or journals. Please tell where the poems were published so that credit may be given to the publication. I also plan to reprint poems throughout the year, no matter who is featured or not featured. Topics wanted are: Nature Poems, Environmental Poems, Moon Poems, Seasonal Poems, Holiday Poems. I am taken by poems about Grandmother, Mother, Father, Grandfather, the ancestors and all things Appalachian. I love lyric poems best, poems that give the reader "a moment in time, drenched in emotion, with a moment of knowing something not known before or with some truth known but forgotten."
More: If you live and write in the South or in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and have a book of poetry to sell, contact me. No money is made by me on this site. No fee is charged. My hope is to feature and celebrate your book publication. Of course, my secret hope will be that you will sell lots of books.
In 2008 and 2009, some of the authors featured were Kathryn Stripling Byer, John Stone, Bettie M. Sellers, Janice Townley Moore, Glenda Barrett, Ruth Falkner Grubbs, Patricia Neely-Dorsey and Glenda Council Beall.
Other poets featured were Karen Paul Holmes, Rachel Bronnum, Clarence Lee Newton, Maren O. Mitchell. Also featured were non fiction writer Eleanor Lambert Wilson, novelist William Reynolds and short story writer Ed Southern when their new books were published. I plan to double the posts on my site, so do send me some of your already published poems.
As 2009 goes down into history with its blue moon on Dec. 31st, I am making serious plans for 2010, and I am wishing you the best new year for your writing and for your own personal life. As for myself, announcements of my 2010 hopes and plans will come soon. Stay posted.
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