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A Quick Update from John

Posted by BoneWorld Publishing on March 26, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Yo Poets-


Greetings & felicitations! I attended the Poetry For Peace reading yesterday evening at St. Lawrence University. This was a special reading, held once a semester, when all the foreign language students read works in the original language along w/ an English translation. It was quite a menagerie of poetry. I heard one poem in Arabic, two poems in Portuguese, one in French, three cuties by Shel Silverstein, three in Italian, four in Chinese, one poem by Charles Simic, fifteen in German (!), one by Joy Harjo, one in Russian, four in Spanish (three by Neruda), & one in Swahili. Plus mine, entirely in English. Most of these were accompanied by English translations, but not all. The next Poetry For Peace will be held on Monday, April 27th @ 4:30. Contact me if you need additional details.


Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday the 14th of April @ 6:30, right in the middle of National Poetry Month. The Challenge has been suggested by JeanMarie, & I am very excited about it. The Challenge is to choose a poem by a different poet, every day in April, & to write your response to it. This does not need to be an in-depth critical academic analysis of the poem. It's merely to record your response, which can go into a full-scale analysis if you want or can be as simple as, "It made me sad." So we can meet on the 14th & compare some of our notes on the poems we've chosen.


That's it for now.




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Reply Neema
8:33 PM on April 9, 2016 
Hi, John,

I was just wondering if you still accept submissions of flash fiction. I am currently taking my online MFA in Creative Writing at Full Sail University, and one of our assignments is to look for contests or submissions of flash fiction, and to find out what the rules, deadline, and prizes are.

Would appreciate any information you may give me regarding these.
Looking forward to your prompt and positive reply!