The Monday Bookshelf

2006 Poet"s Market Nancy Breen, Editor It"s the one indispensible book for any poet who wants to publish. This year"s Poet"s Market has more than 1,800 listings of markets that publish poetry. In addition to contact information, each listing also notes whether the market pays for poetry, and how, as well as giving a brief overview of the publication"s style and needs. You"ll also find a ...

Growing Up Girl Released by Girlchild Press

Lauren K. Alleyne hails from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She is agraduate of the MFA program at Cornell University, where she currently teaches Creative Writing and Freshman writing seminars. Her work has appeared in Black Arts Quarterly, The Caribbean Writer, Sexing the Political, and The Hampden-Sydney Review. She is a Cave Canem fellow. Anonymous grew up laughing in the sun, playing in the ...

Larkin manuscript goes on sale

What"s a lost book of poems worth these days? If it"s your own poetry, the answer is probably "priceless", even if it wouldn"t fetch a dime at auction. The poems in this notebook were penned by the famed British poet Philip Larkin, though, and it"s expected to fetch $20,000 when the bookseller to whom it belongs puts it up for sale this week. According to ...

Monday: The Poet’s Bookshelf

This week's bookshelf features two older favorites that are timeless in their artistry and information. Published in 1982 and 1968, Deutsch"s Poetry Handbook and Turco"s The Book of Forms offer enduring value to generation after generation of poet. There is a general belief that poets who embrace free verse scorn form and tradition, but nothing could be further from the truth. To examine the works of any contemporary poet is ...

Monday: The Poet’s Bookshelf

Every Monday we feature a book or books of special interest for poets and those who love poetry. This week, we"ve got a grab bag of books of writing exercises to help you focus your writing and hone your skills - or just plain have fun with writing. Writing Down the Bones (Natalie Goldberg) is a quintessential book of writing exercises and explorations by a ...