14 October 2007

Liz Winfield's Web news (October)


Web News


A site recommended to me recently and really worth
checking out is the Library of Congress site at href="http://www.loc.gov/poetry/">http://www.loc.gov/poetry/


The
Monthly
Magazine now has available online, for free, some great articles
form their archives (see Sep highlights further on in this listing) href="http://www.themonthly.com.au/pastIssues/index.html#">http://www.themonthly.com.au/pastIssues/index.html#



The Material Poem, can be download from: href="http://www.nongeneric.net/publications/materialpoem_ebook.pdf">http://www.nongeneric.net/publications/materialpoem_ebook.pdf

The
file is 46.9mb in size and 268pp in length so you¹ll need a broadband
connection to download it. You¹ll also need Acrobat Reader 6 or later to
view the file. There’s some amazing stuff in there, very visual –
Liz.


Blackbird, an online
journal of literature and the arts – see the Poetry Archive: href="http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v4n1/poetry.htm">http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v4n1/poetry.htm




RADIO NATIONAL RADIO EYE - THE WRITERS TRAIN


In September 2006, the Northern Territory
Writers' Centre sent six Australian writers on the trip of a lifetime,
travelling through Central Australia on the famous Ghan-one of the world's great
train journeys. In this two-part series, we take you along for the ride. href="http://www.abc.net.au/rn/radioeye/features/2007/train/default.htm">http://www.abc.net.au/rn/radioeye/features/2007/train/default.htm



ABC BOSS DEFENDS CHASER TEAM [13/09/2007] ABC managing director Mark Scott has
defended an APEC stunt by The Chaser team as good comedy. href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/09/13/2032232.htm(reading">http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/09/13/2032232.htm(reading
the comments posted on this story are most enlightening and sometimes
frightening: Barry – “What a pity a sniper didn't pick off one of
the Chaser idiots. What a hue and cry there would have been then, but at least
the real terrorists would realise we mean business.” Tosh – “I
wondered how long it would be before these clots got themselves in the manure,
or decked by an aggrieved "victim".” Worth a looksie,
Liz)


LINKS TO AWARD-WINNING POEMS

(sourced from Winning Writers on-line
Newsletter)

SADNESS href="http://cat.middlebury.edu/~nereview/worozbyt.html">http://cat.middlebury.edu/~nereview/worozbyt.html
by
Theodore Worozbyt

Winner of the 2007 Juniper
Prize for Poetry href="http://www.umass.edu/umpress/juniper.html">http://www.umass.edu/umpress/juniper.html
Postmark Deadline: September 29

This prestigious
manuscript contest, offering $1,500 and publication by the University of
Massachusetts Press, alternates between a first-book prize (deadlines in
odd-numbered years) and a prize for subsequent books (deadlines in even-numbered
years). Accordingly, the contest that closes September 29, 2007 is open to
authors with no prior published poetry books of 45+ pages. Worozbyt, author of
the prizewinning collection Letters of Transit (forthcoming in 2008), gently
puts a well-known poetic mood in perspective in this eloquent
poem.

AQUARIUM href="http://www.versedaily.org/2006/aquarium.shtml">http://www.versedaily.org/2006/aquarium.shtml
by
Susanna Childress

Winner of the 2005 Brittingham
Poetry Prize href="http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/poetryguide.html">http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/poetryguide.html

Postmark
Deadline: September 30

The University of
Wisconsin Press sponsors the Brittingham and Pollak Poetry Prizes, two open
manuscript contests offering $1,000, a $1,500 honorarium for reading in Madison,
WI, and publication. This tenderly erotic poem from Childress' prizewinning
collection Jagged With Love imagines the boundaries of self and species
dissolving in the primal waters of
intimacy.

OUTSIDE THE HORSE href="http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v4n1/poetry/rzicznek_fd/horse.htm">http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v4n1/poetry/rzicznek_fd/horse.htm
by
F. Daniel Rzicznek

Winner of the 2007 May
Swenson Poetry Award href="http://www.usu.edu/usupress/poetry_award/">http://www.usu.edu/usupress/poetry_award/

Postmark
Deadline: September 30

This high-profile open
manuscript contest offers $1,000 and publication by Utah State University Press.
This poem from Rzicznek's prizewinning collection Neck of the World explores the
landscape of associations—some bucolic, some sinister—that the brain
automatically creates around a familiar
phrase.




SOurce: Liz Winfield

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