Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June 18th forum announcement

Dear Poetry Aficionados,

Poetry & Poets in Rags blog

We lead out with the latest in intimidation strategy from the Israeli armed forces. They won't let soldiers read poetry in public. Now that this order is out, that some of their soldier do poe, do poetry, have they revealed vulnerability? Virginia poet Shann Palmer suggests Vogon poetry. Okay, everyone, put your poetry print-outs down, and look mean for the camera!

In more ways than that, it is an odd week for poetry and poets in the news, not altogether, but you should see the back page story. We get focussed when we hear from Donald Hall, Natasha Trethewey, and the Poetry Foundation's new Children's Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt. These are our second, third, and fifth articles in News at Eleven, the fourth being the Griffin prize poets.

In our Great Regulars section, you'll find a variety of interesting articles, and some terrific poetry to click into.

The IBPC results for June are in, thanks to our springtime judge Linda Sue Grimes. Congrats to the winning poets and boards!:

1st place: Yellowknife, by Helm Filipowitsch, of Babilu
2nd place: Folk Remedy, by Allen Weber, of FreeWrights Peer Review
3rd place: Describing Blue to My Colorblind Friend, by Teresa White, of Wild Poetry Forum


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