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This group is for folks who make and read zines consisting mostly of poetry and/or poetry related topics.

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The Teacup Symposium needs your poetry! 8 Replies

Started by The Teacup Symposium Press. Last reply by Whitering Jun 12, 2012.

Hypnogogue Issue 1 - Call For Submissions

Started by J W Rogerson Feb 17, 2012.

call for submissions: animal performance poetry zine!

Started by Tawnee Smith Jan 14, 2012.

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Comment by Amazing Sunflower on January 18, 2009 at 7:01am
Have you heard about Poetry Out Loud?

It's a national contest where high school students recite "great" poems from memory. I was a judge yesterday at my area's regional competition. It was a lot of fun, and folks totally appreciated me taking my time to judge.

I'm trying to spread the word so folks can get involved locally.

You can read more about it here http://www.poetryoutloud.org/
Comment by nicci mechler on December 23, 2008 at 11:50am
i have 2 zines with poetry in them. one's a collaboration with other folks and art, and the other's my own art with haiku. one of these days i'll get around to doing a proper full length zine with fantabulous illustrations.
one's called drawings and haiku, and the other is eve art interactions.
tim scannell Comment by tim scannell on December 17, 2008 at 7:16am
i make minis
chaps
broadsides
naturephilosophylovehumor
poetry...shortlongxperimentaletcetera
happy to swap
tim scannell
send your snail

TScannell5448@msn.com
Comment by Amazing Sunflower on December 13, 2008 at 9:41pm
I am writing an article about We Make Zines for the upcoming issue of Zine World. I want to ask some folks some questions. If anyone in this group wants to participate, message me and I'll send the questions to you. Thanks!
Comment by jimi gherkin on December 11, 2008 at 6:31am

Comment by jimi gherkin on December 10, 2008 at 9:50am
We are also, hosting an open mic session in the evening after the bloew mentioned event for zine readings, poetry, ranting and raving, acoustic music etc, please come along...
jimi

Comment by Donald R. Anderson on December 8, 2008 at 10:50am
I've been host and co-host before (for both individual's readings and group readings and informal workshops). And I've been the feature before, and simply been to open mics before. Most of the time it's not really related to zines as much as poetry chapbooks and books or simply sharing poetry.
Comment by Amazing Sunflower on December 7, 2008 at 9:06am
I had a really great poetry reading last Friday night. A couple dozen people were there, mostly friends, it's true, but still an excellent turnout. Folks were really into my poems and I left them wanting more (to brag on myself a little). I sold many issues of my zines and had a really good time.

Do other folks give readings? Do folks find readings a helpful way to get their zines out into the world?

If folks who have not done readings are interested in doing so, I would be so happy to share what's worked for me as far as making it happen.
Comment by Amazing Sunflower on December 7, 2008 at 8:55am
I am working on a poetry project. Here are the bare bones details:

A Poem a Day
An Exercise for January 2009

1) Write some poetry each day during the month of January 2009.

2) Give yourself full permission to write mostly crap. The exercise does not call for a great poem or even a complete poem every day. The object of the exercise is to get you writing.

3) Spend February doing whatever you want with the poems you wrote in January. Ignore them. Revise them. Add bits of them together. Use all the titles to make another poem. Whatever.

4) On March 1, send me the best of what came out of your January writing and your February whatever. Send me your best pieces (one or two or even three really short ones, but no than will fit on a 8½” x 5½” page), and I will compile all I get into a booklet. All contributors get a free copy of the booklet. (Send a one or two sentence bio too, so readers can learn a bit about you.)

If you are interested, please add me as a friend or send me your email address so we can contact each other directly.

I am not interested in being associated with anything sexist, racist, homophobic, etc., so if I feel like any poetry submitted is that kind of bad news, I will contact the poet for a discussion before publishing.
Comment by Whip-ette on December 1, 2008 at 12:59pm
WHIP has it's first ever issue out and we'd love to swap with anyone! it would be really great to swap with some other poetry zines to see what everyone else is up to.
WHIP is full of poetry, a bit of prose, some photographs and a drawing. if you're interested in swapping, just send us a message.
 

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