Thursday, May 21, 2015

bear creek haiku - submit your poems

bear creek haiku  
po box 596
Longmont  CO   80502

poem by Charlie Mehrhoff

bear creek haiku is: four sheets legal-size blue paper cut in thirds lengthwise, stacked, then folded, two blue staples at fold = 48 pages of poetry and art.

Names, hometowns and state/country listed on first four pages  

Send poetry by postal mail with enclosed SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope).  SASE used to mail contributor a copy of the issue his/her poem is in. . .  if no poetry has been accepted, all are mailed back to poet in the SASE - if one or more poems are accepted, remaining poems are shredded (with dignity).  For a sample copy, send an SASE.

30 fine poets (+/-) in each issue.  Poems are presented just as received (appreciate how poet's physically present poetry, including font/handwriting/even some misspellings, and, artwork)

A number of bear creek haiku's longtime poets don't use email, but, encourage poets from countries other than the USA to submit by email.  Stateside preference is postal submissions, but, if you must submit by email, um, ok.

7-8 issues a year. . .  if an accepted poem fits on a page, it can have almost any form (of course includes beloved haiku/senryu/tanka) - usually, 13 or so lines max.

                                                        poem by lone crow

artist - paula yup

                      Too many poets.
                                       Too many words.

                                        Issa alone.

                                                                               poem - Charlie Mehrhoff

 see you in a moment 

 ayaz daryl nielsen               

and, assistant editor Frosty

Monday, May 18, 2015

Boulder Weekly needs our poetry!

‘Boulder Weekly - Boulder County’s Free Independent Magazine’, a 60+ page newspaper pub. with an innate ability to inform, stimulate and sometimes annoy, now has a poetry section. . .  Ted Kooser chooses occasional poems for some issues, yet, other issues (without Ted's input) include poetry that, well, umm, in other words, these folks, poetically, need our help.  Even if rejected, your finest poetry of 250 words or fewer, along with a one-sentence bio, to
may stimulate (what some perceive) as the underdeveloped poetry-perceiving neuronic ability of this necessary print presence in our local Colorado culture.

          and! this from assistant editor Frosty
          (and his assistant, Angelee Deodhar, Chandigarh, India)

see you in a moment 

ayaz daryl nielsen