Reviews of new titles

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May 2017 Exemplars: Poetry Reviews by Grace Cavalieri, reviews Kafka’s Shadow in Washington Independent Review of Books Recent title Wars Don’t Happen Anymore on American Life in Poetry    OFF RADAR: Dennis Camire’s riotous poetry A review in Black Elephant Literary Review of Never Completely Awake by Martina Newberry. A review of Kafka’s Shadow by […]

Review of Descent & Other Poems by Zino Asalor

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Zino Asalor reviews Descent & Other Poems I approached this collection as I do every book of poetry – with combined exhilaration and apprehension. One hardly knows what to expect from an encounter in which faces are not seen, in which one must navigate on the strength of voices alone. Timothy Ogene’s, in these 21 […]

Australian Book Review; Descent & Other Poems among 2016 Books of the Year

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This just in: On the ABR Website, if you scroll down about 3/4 of the way to Felicity Plunkett’s section, Timothy Ogene’s book is mentioned, with a link to the press blog: Nigerian-born Timothy Ogene’s Descent and Other Poems examines love, doubt, solitude and migration in attentive, luminous poems. Thank you Felicity Plunkett!  

The OZYMANDIAS EFFECT, video poem by Martina R. Newberry

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A video poem of the poem The Ozymandias Effect from Martina’s new book Never Completely Awake. Never Completely Awake is a book of 99 completely aware poems. One endorsement called it “nothing short of breathtaking.” The substance and acquity of Martina’s writing demystifies itself through refractive language. Poems playfully at times, at times seriously, remeasure charactrizations […]

Save the Monarch

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At City Hall, Portland, ME, Martin Steingesser presents his poem On Eagle Lake, and Save The Monarch petition card to raise awareness about chemicals like Roundup that are effecting he ecosystem, wildlife and water supply. A copy of the petition is posted here along with the performance video. There are other petitions you can sign on […]

Thank you writers

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The submission period has been suspended indefinitely. Reopening of submissions will be posted. We received good work last period, so many submissions though, that we will be shortening the period deadline to October first. We already have six possible manuscripts that could be published from last period. Notices will be going out soon. Sorry for the long […]

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New book The Vagabond’s Bookshelf: A Reader’s Memoir

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The Vagabond’s Bookshelf: A Reader’s Memoir by Dawn Potter was at The Frost Place for the  Conference on Poetry and Teaching And it is now available on the Website here where shipping is included in the price, so that’s free shipping if you order from this site. The Vagabond’s Bookshelf is also selling on amazon where it is […]