Sunday, November 23, 2014

seeking our poetry


New Verse News
The New Verse News presents politically progressive poetry on current events and topical issues. Submission Guidelines: Send previously unpublished poems in the body of an email (attach not!) to
Use "Verse News Submission" as the subject line. Send a brief bio. 
(New Verse News, the work horse of peace, also with years worth of my admiration) . . .

- an international poetry site, perhaps the best we have, is: 
Whispers in the Wind 
editor Karen O'Leary and her remarkable quality/daily publishing endeavors, includes collaborative poetry between poets worldwide (wonder why I took so long to discover it) - and, her genuine excitement as 'new' poets submit their poetry: karenoleary1956@gmail.com
We have a world wide audience. If you are currently reading Whispers, please consider submitting a poem for consideration. You may contact Karen at  for guidelines. Thank you.

Dead Snakes  'another day at the office' - 
yes, a photo of dead snakes, but/and, ed. Stephen Williams publishes monthly, includes new poets (recently discovered this site, wish I had a long time ago) and always poetry from our finest poets (Alan Catlin, et al.) - haiku/tanka and various diverse formats welcomed -

Submission Guidelines
Send in the body of an email up to 3 poems of poison and sweetness to editordeadsnakes@gmail.com

No simultaneous submissions. Reprints are okay, but we must know when and where your poem was first published.

No attachments. A brief bio is appreciated. The subject line should read: Dead Snakes/(your name).

Rights revert to authors upon publication.

Editor- Stephen Jarrell Williams

The Whirlwind Review. . .  gracious editor Jill Jepson, author of ‘Writing As a Sacred Path’ - poetry/haiku ‘focusing on spiritual life, broadly defined’ - currently seeking submissions (pays $10 for accepted poetry) - online forum, submission guidelines, payment policies, upcoming themes writingthewhirlwind@yahoo.com

Kind of a Hurricane Press. . .  ed. A J Huffman, wanting to ‘do it all’ poetically, and, is succeeding! -  plethora of activities includes High Coupe (5-7-5 syllable haiku/senryu), Jellyfish WhispersPyrokinection, Mind[less] Muse, themed anthologies, ‘best of’ anthologies, book (poetry) reviews (currently seeking reviewers), obtain print copies of anthologies and ‘best of’ collections, and, much more - ed. Huffman, co-editor April Salazno, ‘seeking submissions of all sorts’ 

Cheap Seats, Canyon Wren Press. . .  new print poetry publication from versifier (friend) p l wick and AlleyKatPoets.blogspot.com - yes, a new print pub!  hosannahs!  Send letter with SASE for guidelines to  
Cheap Seats/
c/o p l wick at Canyon Wren Press
P O Box 249
Empire CO  80438-0249
or, visit this site’s recent post about Cheap Seats
or/and, just email p l wick at canyon.wren@q.com - engage in lively online dialogue and express your excitement about this fledgeling publication! (Cheap Seats office, a Ford van without tires up on blocks - sweet)

first, this from dear friend Angelee Deodhar 




Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine - just go to their unique/lovely site, read a few poems and the guidelines for Japanese short form poetry, and/or prose/free verse/rhyming poetry, and/or micro-fiction, they’ve all sorts of international poetic endeavors underway - currently open to submissions  - founder/managing editor is R D Bailey, appreciate my interactions with this gentleman

Eye on Life Magazine. . .  ed. Tom Rubenoff, also a fine poet (his poetry has a home in bear creek haiku) - publishes up to five poems a week, submissions continually open, go to (it’s obvious) Poetry Unlocked for published poems, and, for submissions, go to - Submissions!  Have had quality online/poetic interactions with this gentleman, also


Shemom. . .  print pub., ed. Peggy Dugan French (am pleased to know her as ‘friend’) - sub’s with SASE to 
Peggy French   
2486 Montgomery Ave  Cardiff  CA  92007
(personal favorite) 


Cattails. . .  from UHTS, The United Haiku and Tanka Society - international society of poets with representatives in almost every country of the world, submissions to submittocattails@gmail.com - two reasons why we all should so do - first, Cattails is a quality haiku/tanka pub, second, an’ya, principal editor, a caring dynamo (has worked hard at improving a few of my submitted haiku) ok, third reason, co-founder Michael Rehling writes chivalrous, nourishing book reviews, including uplifting reviews of two of mine, ‘tumbleweeds still tumbling’ and an anthology ‘The Poets of Bear Creek’ -  take a moment to send an’ya a cheerful note 

have got to stop here, this post is slipping beyond me -

newpages.com - submissions. . .  my respect for their handling huge volumes of incoming info - they update twice a month (?), I visit there once a month or so and submit poetry to likely victims (30 or more every two months), a very few (but fascinating) acceptances                           
                         

one last online site -

aushcreates.blogspot.com -ISteve Ausherman - ‘I am a poet, photographer, potter, painter and high school fine arts instructor. In love with my wife. Loves to travel. Loves to read. Can't sit still. Needs nature to balance the insanity of life. Music lover. Cat lover’  Picture of two aunts, of an occasional handmade card - a certain relaxing decentness therein (a bear creek haiku contributor)

will do this again soon, expanding upon above - but, a. daryl, stop! (for now) - note:  mistakes, misspellings, and all somesuches can be attributed to versifier p l wick and/or peggy dugan french


see you in a moment 

ayaz daryl nielsen                                                   darylayaz@me.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

exciting international publications seeking our poetry - submit now!

new (and current) haiku/senryu/poetry publications seeking our poetry
New Verse News
The New Verse News presents politically progressive poetry on current events and topical issues. Submission Guidelines: Send previously unpublished poems in the body of an email (attach not!) to
Use "Verse News Submission" as the subject line. Send a brief bio. 
(New Verse News, the work horse of peace, also with years worth of my admiration) 
- an international poetry site, perhaps the best we have, is: 
Whispers in the Wind
editor Karen O'Leary and her remarkable quality/daily publishing endeavors, includes collaborative poetry between poets worldwide (wonder why I took so long to discover it) - and, her genuine excitement as 'new' poets submit their poetry: 
'We have a world wide audience. If you are currently reading Whispers, please consider submitting a poem for consideration'. You may contact Karen at gksm@cableone.net for guidelines. Thank you.
So much poetic 'doing' at Karen O'Leary's site!  Yes, check it out. 
Dead Snakes  'another day at the office' - 
 ed. Stephen Williams publishes monthly, includes new poets  and always poetry from our finest poets (Alan Catlin, et al.) - haiku/tanka and various diverse formats welcomed -

Submission Guidelines
Send in the body of an email up to 3 poems of poison and sweetness to editordeadsnakes@gmail.com

No simultaneous submissions. Reprints are okay, but we must know when and where your poem was first published.

No attachments. A brief bio is appreciated. The subject line should read: Dead Snakes/(your name).

Rights revert to authors upon publication.

Editor- Stephen Jarrell Williams

and! your poetry flow to Cheap SeatsShemombrass bell, and, bear creek haiku!  (see guidelines below, contact editors/establish bonds). . .

brass bell: a haiku journal. . .  Zee Zahava is the cool editor/individual (zee@twcny.rr.com) of a new international online journal - peruse the site, and, request future email notifications of upcoming haiku themes, send yours for consideration - (recent issue was one-line haiku)

The Whirlwind Review. . .  gracious editor Jill Jepson, author of ‘Writing As a Sacred Path’ - poetry/haiku ‘focusing on spiritual life, broadly defined’ - currently seeking submissions (pays $10 for accepted poetry) - online forum, submission guidelines, payment policies, upcoming themes writingthewhirlwind@yahoo.com

Kind of a Hurricane Press. . .  ed. A J Huffman, to ‘do it all’ poetically! -  plethora of activities includes High Coupe (5-7-5 syllable haiku/senryu), Jellyfish WhispersPyrokinection, Mind[less] Muse, themed anthologies, ‘best of’ anthologies, book (poetry) reviews (currently seeking reviewers), much more - ed. Huffman, co-ed. April Salazno

Cheap Seats, Canyon Wren Press. . .  new print poetry publication from versifier (friend) p l wick and AlleyKatPoets.blogspot.com - yes, a new print pub!  hosannahs!  Send letter with SASE for guidelines to 
 Cheap Seats
c/o p l wick at Canyon Wren Press
P O Box 249
Empire CO  80438-0249
or/and, email p l wick at canyon.wren@q.com (engage in lively online dialogue and express your excitement about this fledgeling publication) Cheap Seats, from a Ford van without tires, on blocks - sweet)

from dear friend Angelee Deodhar (have been meaning to do a post about this fascinating international poet for months, but, simply haven’t gotten there yet)  Dr Deodhar’s haiga graciously includes my poetry -



Lyrical Passion Poetry E-ZINE - just go to their unique/lovely site, read a few poems and the guidelines for Japanese short form poetry, and/or prose/free verse/rhyming poetry, and/or micro-fiction, they’ve all sorts of international poetic endeavors underway - currently open to submissions  - founder/managing editor is R D Bailey, appreciate my interactions with this gentleman

Writers & Lovers Cafe!  “We like haiku, senryu, tanka, all types of short, Japan-derived or French-imagist poems.   We enjoy flash, skinny fiction, and 55-word novels, we dig visual art of all types.   We consider mini-book reviews and essays” - holy Ford van on blocks, this site has really evolved technically/otherwho's, print copies are also available - go to ‘writers and lovers cafe’, poetry - email submissions to wojnicki@yahoo.com 

Eye on Life Magazine. . .  ed. Tom Rubenoff, also a fine poet (his poetry has a home in bear creek haiku) - publishes up to five poems a week, submissions continually open, go to (it’s obvious) Poetry Unlocked for published poems, and, for submissions, go to - Submissions!  Have had quality online/poetic interactions with this gentleman, also


Shemom. . .  print pub., ed. Peggy Dugan French (am pleased to know her as ‘friend’) - sub’s with SASE to 
Peggy French   
2486 Montgomery Ave  Cardiff  CA  92007
(personal favorite) 


Cattails. . .  from UHTS (The United Haiku and Tanka Society) international society of poets with representatives in almost every country of the world, submissions to submittocattails@gmail.com - 
have got to stop here, this post is slipping beyond me -

Lilliput Review and Wentworth's publishing endeavors - Issa’s Untidy Hut, and, Wed. haiku 

newpages.com - submissions. . .  respect for their handling huge volumes of incoming info - they update often, I visit there once a month or so and submit poetry to likely victims, have had (rare, but fascinating acceptances, including the San Francisco Peace and Hope inaugural print publication - 
Frosty, stop me!
                                                     
one last online site -

aushcreates.blogspot.com -ISteve Ausherman - ‘I am a poet, photographer, potter, painter and high school fine arts instructor. In love with my wife. Loves to travel. Loves to read. Can't sit still. Needs nature to balance the insanity of life. Music lover. Cat lover’  Picture of two aunts, of an occasional handmade card - a certain relaxing decentness therein (a bear creek haiku contributor)

again, soon 

see you in a moment 

ayaz daryl nielsen                                                   darylayaz@me.com

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tunisian teacher/poet Ali Znaidi's haiku chapbook: 'Bye, Donna Summer' (from Canada's Fowlpox Press)


Am quite astonished (and delighted) the haiku chapbook 'Bye, Donna Summer', written by Tunisian poet Ali Znaidi and published by Virgil Kay's Canadian Press 'Fowlpox', found it's way around our world to my desk - 


                            some Spanish apples
                            on a Tunisian stall
                            lost in translation

                                                             Ali Znaidi

fine haiku further complemented by the layout and design of Fowlpox Press's Paul E Valente. . .  yes, one world united by poetry (and music, and dance, et al.) - we, of course (hopefully) know this, and, here is Ali Znaid's fine example - Tunisia through Canada to America! - lovely -

           lily’s aroma
finds a way into the street
           Lily’s aroma
                                     Ali Znaidi 

further info -
Ali Znaidi:  
(b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia where he teaches English at Tunisian public secondary schools. . .  his poetry appears in magazines and journals worldwide.  His debut poetry chapbook Experimental Ruminations was published in September 2012 by Fowlpox Press (Canada).  He blogs at aliznaidi.blogspot.com. and also about Tunisian literature at tunisianlit.wordpress.com.

       On a spring morning 
Dim the lights, “Dim all The 
Lights”
      I’ll miss you Summer

                                   Ali Znaidi and the title from a Donna Summer song
    Fowl Feathered Review is from Fowlpox Press - parent website: http://fowlpox.tk/ - chapbooks available at no cost. 'Our focus is the written word, and we are not held back by a fixed number of subscriptions, sales, etc. - this comes after years of working with a formula that yields the best compilation of contemporary poetry unencumbered by national demographics or political bias.  You are welcome to submit your chapbook manuscript to fowlpox@mail.com, please also enclose a biography - we are very interested in the people writing'.
Cheers,   Virgil Kay

Bye, Donna Summer
layout and design Paul E Valente   Fowlpox Press
ISBN 978-1-927593-31-8


see you in a moment

ayaz daryl nielsen                               darylayaz@me.com





Sunday, November 2, 2014

thesongis@gmail.com. . . Marianne Szlyk's "The song is", elegant as "Issa's Untidy Hut"

    Marianne Szlyk's 'The song is'. . .  Don Wentworth's 'Issa's Untidy Hut' is among our finest online poetry sites, and! Marianne Szlyk's 'The song is':  as good (yes, I know, hard to believe, but true) with editor Szlyk's own special creative flourishes - plus, Marianne is asking us to contribute poetry and/or related creative endeavors!
    'The poem you submit may be unpublished or published.  Just be sure that you have the rights to it.  Let me know where it was published, and I will credit that journal or book.  Info -  
     The deadline for this contest is December 30.  I will publish the poems as I receive them.  Please send them to thesongis@gmail.com -- thank you!'

    The Gene Clark contest post includes 12 YouTube sites featuring his musical accomplishments, including with 'The Byrds', and, may also include your best about this artist and related music/musicians (past posts have included Thelonious Monk) - we must visit/(submit!) to grock this ingenious, distinguished combination of music/poetry/YouTube/artwork/et al.-

a bit more info. . .
    'The second contest honors musician and songwriter Gene Clark, born in November 1944. Clark had a varied career, starting off in folk (New Christy Minstrels), then helping to create folk-rock with the Byrds, veering into country and beyond. . .  More than twenty years after his death, his album No Other is receiving the acclaim it deserves.  This year Beach House, Iain Matthews, and other musicians have toured, performing the songs from that album.  And this fall some of you may be writing poems inspired by them...or other songs by Clark'. . .

ok, my damage is complete, but!  I will send some of my own to 'The Song is' for consideration - 

and all poems are eligible for Thelma's prize!

Frosty. . .   
  


is exceptionally fond of Thelma (the feline). . .









see you in a moment

ayaz daryl nielsen                                  darylayaz@me.com


(also, you could visit prior post The Frameless Sky - 'the worlds first haiga and tanka art video journal' http://framelesssky.weebly.com