Poetics Serendipity

16 Oct

8:33 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to They Rage On sung by Dan Seals

Hello, everyone. As Fall and Spring try to make their way across much of the world, Washington DC gets hit with everything; as my daughter put it when I checked that she was home in one piece, It’s downright apocalyptic round these parts. They got hit with a hailstorm accompanied by thunderstorm and cyclone warnings. Exciting times. I’ll try to provide an eye of calm with a few things to read.

1] The first is an announcement from Red Wolf Journal. Red Wolf Journal requests your submissions for its Winter 2014/2015 Issue #4, and invites your poems to “Play. The journal has an interesting shtick: Poems are published on an on-going and random basis on this site. Each posting is announced on the Red Wolf Journal page on Facebook. Your poem may be published at any time from October 2014 to January 2015. The entire collection will be released in PDF format in January 2015.

Head over to read the submissions guidelines. You might click on the editors tab and read about your editors. Misky and Barbara are helming this issue. Deadline is 21 December 2014.

2] I’m going to let Robert Lee Brewer do the talking for this next post, which he titles The Poetry World A–Z. (There is an audible ad, but you can pause it after it starts — on the right, scroll down)

Poets, save this post! It just may be the most incredible, informational, controversial, and blah-blah-blah poetry-related post you ever read! Ever!!!!

After saving the post, be sure to share it with everyone–whether they like poetry or not. Because this post is about uncovering the wide world of poetry by using the…wait for it…alphabet! Spectacular, I know, and yes, I’m being silly right now.

This list includes poets, events, publishers, and more. Any and all omissions were either made intentionally (because I’m a snob) or more likely through pure ignorance (because I don’t know everything–that’s why blog posts have comments). If you see any glaring omissions, please don’t keep it all to yourself; share in the comments below.

I thoroughly enjoyed the list and Robert’s inimitable style.

3] Check out this next bit of play, Word as Image, literally (using the word as it should be used). Ignore all the bumph surrounding and push the play icon. The whole will take you a little under three minutes. Enjoy (someone has a strange sense of humour… thank goodness).

I will see you tomorrow for the prompts roundup; Tuesday for my next prompt; and Thursday for more links and such.

Happy writing, all.


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3 responses to “Poetics Serendipity

  1. Hannah Gosselin

    16/10/2014 at 10:41 am

    I like the song…the acoustic is appealing and the lyrics, too…a country flavor…very nice.

    Whoa, on the hasty weather changes…glad she’s safe. It’s strangely warm around these parts.

    I plan on playing in that issue…nice to see it here…what great work they do to bring that pub together! I like Robert’s style, too…so personable and poetic.

    Moon, parallel, Condom, (that one’s brilliant and made me laugh, (out-loud))…eclipse…just a few of my favorites…What a fun idea and I bet it was fun to create these, too.

    Thank you for the serendipity, Margo…a momentary escape from the gray day…love the pumpkin flavor here.

    Hope your day is a good one! 🙂

  2. Misky

    16/10/2014 at 6:31 pm

    Thank you so much for the mention, Margo. Appreciated!


    • margo roby

      17/10/2014 at 8:25 am



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