Judith Brice’s poem “The Mallard’s Mate” is currently being set to music by composer Tony Manfredonia. It is a choral/quintet piece, and they are now going through the process of finding performers for the piece.
Scott Thomas Outlar was named “Poet of the Year” by Michael Lee Johnson of the “Contemporary Poets” group on Facebook. Scott was also nominated for three Pushcart Awards in 2016. His latest book, Happy Hour Hallelujah, is available from the publisher here.
Kat Lehmann has had her first Senryu published in an issue of Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu. In that same issue is work by VerseWrights' poets Dave Read, Angelee Deodhar, Debbie Strange, ayaz daryl nielsen, Chen-ou Liu, Ernesto P. Santiago, Shloka Shankar, and Mikels Skele.
Valerie Bacharach is a finalist for the Tishman Review's Edna St. Vincent Millay poetry prize. Additionally, she is working on a new chapbook which is almost ready to be sent out.
Wally Swist’s latest collection, The Windbreak Pine, has just been released by London’s Snapshot Press. The previously uncollected haiku which make up the book span some 30 years. You can read more about the book here.
Marianne Szlyk is the editor of The song is, a poetry website. She invites your visit, but also encourages poets to submit work. You can visit the site here.
David Adès now has a website! A recent visit found much information about him, his work, and his publications—and some fine poems. You can visit here.
Collin Kelley has announced that he has new work appearing soon in three publications: The Cortland Review, Foglifter and the Sibling Rivalry Press anthology If You Can Hear This: Poems in Protest of an American Inauguration.
Emily Strauss has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for the second year in a row. The recognition is well deserved.
Katherine Gallagher’s latest collection was published this past fall, and is entitled Acres of Light. One reviewer wrote that the poems are "bejewelled throughout with haiku-like moments of vivid observation.” The collection is available in a number of formats from Arc Publications, here.
Debbie Strange’s latest book, a collection of 30 haiku, is entitled A Year Unfolding, and has the theme of the changing seasons in Canada. The collection is available on Amazon, here. One reviewer writes, "Her delicate insights into every facet of life are wonderful examples of the form.”
Angele Ellis’ new book of flash fiction and poetry inspired by Pittsburgh and with photographs by Rebecca Clever, Under the Kaufmann's Clock (Six Gallery Press), is now available on Amazon, here.
r soos has moved to California where he has started a new (local) poetry magazine entitled Cholla Needles (on Amazon, here). The magazine is accepting submissions at email@example.com. Requirements: six poems, a photo of the poet, and a short bio. They also accept original artwork which accompany poems. Each accepted poet receives a copy of the magazine. It would be helpful if they mention VerseWrights.
Charlie Brice's second full-length poetry collection, "Mnemosyne's Hand,” has been accepted for publication in May of 2018 by WordTech Editions. Also, the title poem was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the Chiron Review.
Angelee Deodhar’s latest book is entitled Journeys 2017, her third anthology of international haibun. As editor, she has collected 133 haibun from 29 poets of international reputation. The anthology is available on Amazon, here.
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