Thursday, February 26, 2009


Poetic Voices Without Borders 2 Is Released

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Gival Press is pleased to announce the release of Poetic Voices Without Borders 2 edited by Robert L. Giron. Upcoming readings are scheduled for March 18th at the New York Center for Independent Publishing (NYC), April 23rd at the Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA), and April 30th at the Halsted Center (Chicago).

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This international anthology of over 150 poets who write in English, French, and Spanish includes work by Grace Cavalieri, Rita Dove, Dana Gioia, Joy Harjo, Peter Klappert, Philip Levine, Naomi Shihab Nye, Gloria Vando, among many other fine poets.

The voices are passionate and enlightening while echoing a desire in their own way to transform, to change, to transcend borders, be they personal, cultural or national, in a poetic manner as if to say that within literature there isn't a border for the human spirit, for it is that energy that keeps us going.

The following poets have work in Poetic Voices Without Borders 2:
Alenier, Karren LaLonde
Ambroggio, Luis Alberto
Ambroggio, Xavier
Amen, John
Ayala, Naomi
Barkan, Stanley H.
Baysans, Greg
Beck, Gary
Belin, Mel
Berger, Donald
Bergman, David
Bernal, Leonel P.
Bolz, Jody
Bourgeois, Louis E.
Bowen, Kristy
Browder, Clifford
Buck, Janet I.
Burch, Beverly
Cantú, Norma Elía
Carrión de Fierro, Fanny
Cavalieri, Grace
Cellini, Don
Chun, Ye
Collins, Martha
Conlon, Christopher
Corn, Alfred
Corwin, Nina
Cravzow, Roy
Cremades, Luis
Cross, Teri Ellen
Dasgupta, Shome
Davis, Bradley Warren
Del Peschio, John
del Pliego, Benito
Domini, John
Dove, Rita
Duhamel, Denise
Encinar, Jesús
Evans, J. Glenn
Falco, Edward
Fellner, Steve
Fisher, Andres S.
Garfinkel, Patricia
Garza, Efrain
Gaspar de Alba, Alicia
Geyer, Bernadette
Gilgun, John
Gilman, Josh
Gilreath, Shannon
Ginsberg, Arthur
Gioia, Dana
Giron, Robert L.
Godoy, M. Juan
Goldemberg, Isaac
Goldman, Paula
Gray, Patricia
Greenberg, Janet
Grossberg, Benjamin S.
Guerrero, Jose Marcial
Gwiazda, Piotr
Habra, Hedy
Harjo, Joy
Harjo, Suzan Shown
Hislop, Robin Ouzman
Holland, Walter R.
Hudson, Ron
Hurezanu, Daniela
Ifland, Alta
Inez, Colette
Jensen, Kim
Joysmith, Claire
Kasprowicz, Marcella
Kessler, Stephen
Kester, Gunilla Theander
Kirkpatrick, Kathryn
Klappert, Peter
Klawitter, George
Koch, Randy
Kreiter-Foronda, Carolyn
Lader, Bruce
Lecrivain, Marie
Lee, Daniel W. K.
Lee, Donna J. Gelagotis
Lehmann, Gary
Levchev, Vladimir
Levine, Philip
López-Luaces, Marta
Luczak, Raymond
Luna-Escudero-Alie, María Elvira
Mann, Jeff
March, Sydney
March, Thomas
Marín, Desiree S.
Martínez, Pablo Miguel
Martínez de Merlo, Luis
Mayo, C. M.
McCombs, Judith
Meléndez, Mario
Melleby, Arnold
Micheaux, Dante
Miller, Edmund
Miller, E. Ethelbert
Mills, Stephen S.
Montlack, Michael
Moore, David Miles
Murphy, Kay
Neisser Moreno , Yvette
Nye, Naomi Shihab
Ostriker, Alicia Suskin
Pantano, Daniele
Paris, Anika
Pastoriza Iyodo, Benito
Peabody, Richard
Plum , Emily Lupita
Queneau, Raymond
Reevy, Anthony W.
Rimbaud, Arthur
Rivera, Wanda
Roberts, Kim
Robinson, Blake
Robinson, J. E.
Roffé, Mercedes
Ross, Joseph
Ross, Sean
Rummel, Mary Kay
Rutkowski, Thaddeus
Saba, Mark
Salum, Rose Mary
Schaffner, M. A.
Schimel, Lawrence
Shapiro, Gregg
Shulklapper, Lucille Gang
Singer, Ron
Slone, G. Tod
Smith, J. D.
Snider, Clifton
Soden, Christopher
Soniat, Katherine
Tandon, Jason
Tilley, Jonathan
Toscano, Rodrigo
Tusa, Chris
Ungar, Barbara Louise
Van de Kamp, Alexandra
Vando, Gloria
Vélez-Mitchell, Anita
Wade, Julie Marie
Walt, Jeff
Whittenberg, Allison
Williams, Jill
Wormwood, Ernie
Wozek, Gerard
Yakovina, Katharina

Thursday, February 05, 2009


ArLiJo Is Featuring Poetry by Fran Jordan, Yvette Neisser Moreno and Francine Marie Tolf is currently featuring poetry by
Lucas Carpenter, Fran Jordan, Yvette Neisser Moreno, and Francine Marie Tolf.

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Sunday, February 01, 2009


Beltway Poetry Quarterly's Local Calendar of Events

Here below is Kim Roberts' latest posting on Beltway Poetry Quarterly re Local Events:

Beltway Poetry Quarterly
The February Poetry News is now uploaded.
Lots of exciting news for February! Some highlights:

New Releases include:
Poetic Voices Without Borders 2, ed. Robert L. Giron. Poems in English, French, and Spanish. Contributors include: Karren L. Alenier, Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Naomi Ayala, Mel Belin, David Bergman, Jody Bolz, Grace Cavalieri, Christopher Conlon, Teri Ellen Cross, Patricia Garfinkel, Bernadette Geyer, Dana Gioia, Patricia Gray, Piotr Gwiazda, Suzan Shown Harjo, Peter Klappert, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Vladimir Levchev, Sydney March, C.M. Mayo, Judith McCombs, E. Ethelbert Miller, Miles David Moore, Yvette Neissser Moreno, Richard Peabody, Kim Roberts, Joseph Ross, M.A. Schaffner, Gregg Shapiro, J.D. Smith, Ernie Wormwood Gival Press)

Web exhibit: "Time Shadows: City Life," Three cultures meet in Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Goethe Institut, with partners Chinatown Community Cultural Center and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. 18 poems in English, Mandarin, and German on urban themes, all translated into all languages. American poets included: Grace Cavalieri, Kim Roberts, Jean Toomer, W.S. Merwin, Davi Walders, and Traci O'Dea.

Calls for Entry include: Plan B Press chapbook competition, judged by Deborah Ager. Winner gets 50 copies of their book plus $225 award. Send manuscript with table of contents, list of previously published work (if any), SASE, and $15 reading fee. No mss. returned. Deadline: March 1. Plan B Press, PO Box 3242, Fairfax, VA 22038.

The Word Works Washington Prize. Publication and $1,500 given annually to a US or Canadian poet. Submit ms. of 48-64 pages with $25 entry fee by March 1.

Split This Rock 2009 Adult Poetry Contest. $1,000 awarded ($500 for 1st place, $250 each for 2nd and 3rd) for poems of provocation and witness, judged by Patricia Smith. Winning poems published on website, and winners get free registration to the 2010 conference in DC (where the 1st prize winner will be invited to read). "Submissions should be in the spirit of Split This Rock: socially engaged poems, poems that reach beyond the self to connect with the larger community or world; poems of provocation and witness. This theme can be interpreted broadly and may include but is not limited to work addressing politics, government, war, leadership; issues of identity (gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, body image, immigration, cultural heritage, etc.); community, civic engagement, education, activism; and poems about history, Americana, cultural icons." Send up to 3 unpublished poems, no more than 6 pages total, in "blind" reading format with cover page, plus $25 reading fee. Simultaneous submissions OK. Postmark deadline: March 9.

Workshops and Special Events include:Sol y Soul presents a workshop, "Capturing Fire: Queer Revolutionary Poetics," led by Regie Cabico. Four Mondays: Feb 2, Feb 9, Feb 16, and Feb 23 from 7-9 pm. Fee: $80. "We will examine the poetry of queer activists from Audre Lorde to Essex Hemphill and those poets pushing the boundaries of the erotic. We will play with experimental forms of writing and use the poetry spoken word slam genre as a catalyst to create new work in a supportive environment. This workshop also addresses the elements of craft, form and performance and is open to all levels and sexual identities." Space limited; reserve by Feb 1. Flashpoint, 916 G Street NW, Gallery Place neighborhood, DC. (202) 315-1320.

Readings and Performances include:
February 1
Holly Bass presents "The Weary Blues" in honor of the 107th birthday of Langston Hughes. Holly performs with a six-piece jazz band to recreate the famous 1958 Hughes/Mingus collaboration
Sunday, 7:00 pm
$15 Admission. Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, historic U Street neighborhood, DC. (202) 387-POET.

February 12
Lincoln's 200th Birthday: National Wreath Laying Ceremony. Senator Dick Durbin presiding, with national anthem sung by Michael Feinstein and the US Marine Corps Band, and poetry by Nikki Giovanni
Thursday, 8:00 am
Free. Lincoln Memorial, DC.

[Added to Kim Roberts' list:
February 15
Poetic Voices Without Borders 2, edited by Robert L. Giron, Book Launch Reading
With poets: Karren L. Alenier, Patricia Gray, Kim Jensen, Sydney March, Yvette Neisser Moreno, and Joseph Ross
Busboys and Poets
V and 14th Streets, NW
Washington, DC

February 17
"Is that Lincoln in my Free Verse?": A discussion on Lincoln, Whitman, and contemporary poetry, by E. Ethelbert Miller. Sponsored by the Paul Peck Institute for American Culture and Civic Engagement
Tuesday, 11:00am
Free. Montgomery College, Cafritz Arts Center, Room 101 (Auditorium), Takoma Park, MD. (240) 567-1385.

February 25
Robert Burns at 250: Symposium. Panels on "Burns and His World," "Burns and Traditional Culture," "Poetry, Celebrity and the Public" (featuring Kay Ryan, Myra Sklarew, and Patricia Gray), and "The Contemporary Bard"
Wednesday, 9:30 am to 7:00 pm
Free. Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE, 6h floor, DC. Registration required:

For complete listings, see:
Washington Beltway

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