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Poet, John Siddique—What it Means To Be Human

A few years ago I happened onto the work of British poet, John Siddique—a serendipitous discovery through Facebook. Originally, I came across the name of Chris Hamilton-Emery, an accomplished poet himself and one of Salt Publishing Limited’s director’s. I recognized … Continue reading

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Purchasing a Rose at Grolier Poetry Book Shop

Buying a Rose Recently I reread the only book of poetry purchased on my 2005 pilgrimage to Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Cambridge, MA—Diane Wakoski’s  Argonaut Rose (The Archaeology of Movies and Books). My adventure getting to Grolier is a story … Continue reading

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Avoiding Publishing Negativity by Joey Connelly, Guest Blogger

We try and try, don’t we?  Being a poet requires the sacrifice of several virgins, and we, despite advanced educations and countless hours questioning the validity of each comma, keep at it, submitting to any journal that has even a … Continue reading

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Getting It Together Over a Number of Occasions

One of the standard questions asked of the many poets in the interviews republished from the New York Quarterly, in the book I featured in my last blog, The Craft of Poetry, Interviews from the New York Quarterly edited by … Continue reading

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Finding the Poetic Needle in the Haystack at the NFSPS Conference

Chicago poet, Martha Modena Vertreace-Doody was one of my luckiest finds at the National Federation of States Poetry Societies’ 2011 Annual Conference in Dearborn, Michigan over the weekend of June 16-20. I went there hoping to connect with living, breathing … Continue reading

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