Sep 29, 2016

Local calls for submissions

To include your local call for submissions to publications, contests, etc., send the information to jl.kato@sbcglobal.net. Write "Poetry" in the subject heading. Allow up to four weeks for your notice to appear.

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Last updated 10/25/16.


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Ongoing / Flying Island

https://indianawriters.submittable.com/submit

Ongoing / The Freeman

http://fee.org/freeman/poetry-guidelinehs/

Ongoing / Indiana Voice Journal

http://www.indianavoicejournal.com/p/blog-page_3914.html

Ongoing / Punchnel's

 http://www.punchnels.com/guidelines/

Closed / So It Goes Literary Journal

http://www.vonnegutlibrary.org/literary-journal/


Ongoing / Tipton Poetry Journal

http://tiptonpoetryjournal.com/submission.html



Closed / Poetry for Children

    Brick Street Poetry Inc. seeks submissions of original children’s poetry--poetry for children written by either adults or kids of any age. Poems submitted must have never been published anywhere before. Poets are permitted to submit a maximum of three poems. 
    Each poem is to be contained to one page of a Microsoft Word document, prepared in Times New Roman 12-point font, with one- inch margins on all four sides. The poet’s contact information - name, address, email and phone number--are to be placed at the top of each page. Preference will be given to poems that contain one or more of the following characters: a frog, a moose, bees and bears. However, poems without these characters will still be considered.
    Deadline: Aug. 31. Please email your submissions to specialprojectsbsp@gmail.com with your poems sent as attachments.
    The poems selected will be published in a book before the end of 2016 and given to children who are patients in Indianapolis hospitals. The cost of publishing was made possible by a grant from the Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr., Memorial Foundation. 

Deadline:Oct. 1 / Irvington Halloween Festival Writing Contest

http://www.irvingtonhalloween.com/writing-contest


Deadline: Oct. 3

VOICES2016 Speak Your Peace Poetry Slam: http://voicescorp.org/poetry-slam/

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017

Mannigham Studenr Contest for Indiana schoolkids: http://www.isfpc.org/manningham-student-contest.html



Deadline: March 31, 2017 / Booth 

https://booth.submittable.com/submit






Sep 14, 2016

Diane Lewis

Diane Lewis, poet and volunteer coordinator for Asante Children's Theatre, died Sunday, Sept. 11. Funeral details are forthcoming.


Diane Lucille Lewis

57, peacefully passed into the Lord's Hands September 11, 2016 at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. She is survived by her only son, Christopher Jemel Weaver and daughter-in-law, Vanessa Weaver. She was best known for her work with the Asante Children's Theatre, where she served as an executive assistant and volunteer coordinator.

For details regarding the Celebration of Life Memorial Service and Memorial Donations, please visit www.facebook.com/diane.lewis.9212 

Arrangements are being handled by Bell Mortuary & Crematory, Royster-Askin-Sandrock Chapel, Indianapolis, IN. Online condolences can be made at

www.bellmortuary.com

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Sept. 18, 2016


Public observance:

Wednesday, Sept. 21

6 p.m.-8 p.m. Celebration of Life Memorial for Diane L. Lewis at Madame Walker Theatre Center, 617 Indiana Ave.

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Sep 9, 2016

Wanted:Children's poetry

Call for Submissions
Poetry for Children
Brick Street Poetry Inc. is seeking submissions of original children’s poetry – poetry for children written by either adults or kids of any age. Poems submitted must have never been published anywhere before. Poets are permitted to submit a maximum of three poems. 

Each poem is to be contained to one page of a Microsoft Word document, prepared in Times New Roman 12-point font, with one- inch margins on all four sides. The poet’s contact information - name, address, email and phone number -  are to be placed at the top of each page. Preference will be given to poems that contain one or more of the following characters: a frog, a moose, bees and bears. However, poems without these characters will still be considered.

 Deadline for submissions is Sept. 22. Please email your submissions to: specialprojectsbsp@gmail.com  with your poems sent as attachments.
The poems selected will be published in a book before the end of 2016 and given to children who are patients in Indianapolis hospitals. The cost of publishing was made possible by a grant from the Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr., Memorial Foundation. 

Brick Street Poetry Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit based in Zionsville, Indiana that sponsors the monthly poetry series, Poetry on Brick Street, publishes the Tipton Poetry Journal, and hosts a wide variety of other poetry-related projects.

Sep 2, 2016

New Tipton Poetry Journal

The Summer 2016 issue of the Tipton Poetry Journal is now published and available online at:

Poems by Hussain Ahmed, Dominic Alapat, Fred C. Applebaum, Peggy Aylsworth, Lana Bella, Joe Bisicchia, Constance Brewer, Tony Brewer, David G. Campbell, Frank De Canio, Melissa Cucu, Brian Dickson, Liz Dolan, Matt Duggan, John Garmon, Angelo Giambra, Katherine Givens, Ashley Goulder, Heikki Huotari, Clinton Inman, Emory D. Jones, Courtney Justus, Timothy Kercher, Joseph Kerschbaum, Michael Keshigian, Clyde Kessler, John P. Kristofco, Jennifer Lemming, Marianne Lyon, Lucy J. Madison, Cheyenne Marco, Bruce McRae, Gretchen Meixner, Jack Moody, Jordan Nate, Claire Oleson, James Owens, Timothy Pilgrim, Tanya Pilumeli,  Ayaz Pirani, Janet Reed, David Ricchiute, Al Rocheleau, Michael Salcman, Dawn Schout, Judith Skillman, Trey Spencer, Robert Joe Stout, Allen Strous, Ctherine Swanson, Marianne Szlyk, Charles Tarlton, Jo Barbara Taylor, Alarie Tennille, Gene Twaronite, Rebecca Weigold, Lori Widmer, Martin Willitts Jr, Dominique Wilson.



Cover Photo:  Soar by Wendy Krause

Aug 25, 2016

Radio program going off the air

From the Writer's Guild of Bloomington

Anthology Signing Off For Now

Sunday, August 28
1 pm
WFIU Public Radio 103.7
and streaming at http://indianapublicmedia.org/radio/


WFIU has decided not to continue Anthology beyond the August 28 program. Producer Cynthia Wolfe and the cast are devastated by this sudden, unfortunate news.

She has a few avenues for continuing this well-received work. WFIU even opened the door to carrying it as a syndicated series, though the program is not on the September schedule. At any rate, it is important for the station to hear from the show's supporters, as well as from those directly involved. Please let WFIU know that our work was appreciated and will be missed: there's a 
contact form here.

WFIU on Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/wfiupublicradio/

WFIU on Twitter: 
https://twitter.com/wfiu

Phone: (812) 855-1357

Letters or postcards:
Radio & TV Center
1229 E 7th St
Bloomington IN 47405




Aug 22, 2016

Komunyakaa, Wrigley, and Shaughnessy to appear at Butler University

Here is the lineup for Butler University's Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series. Among the poets scheduled to appear are Yusef Komunyakaa, Robert Wrigley, and Brenda Shaughnessy.

http://news.butler.edu/blog/2016/08/vws-fall16/


Komunyakaa: Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Wrigley: Tuesday, Oct. 25.
Shaughnessy: Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Jun 29, 2016

Poetry landmarks in central Indiana

Note: All addresses are for Indianapolis, unless otherwise stated.

If you know of a landmark, send its location to jl.kato@sbcglobal.net and place "Poetry landmark" in the title field. The landmark must be a poetry display or a marker that refers to a poet or his/her accomplishment.


Last updated 9/3/15. New listing in the visual art section.


Cemetery

Crown Hill Cemetery, 700 W. 38th St.: Grave sites of James Whitcomb Riley, Etheridge Knight, Meredith Nicholson, and Sarah T. Bolton. Maps available at main office. 
(317) 925-3800


Museums and Homes

Indiana Humanities, 1500 N. Delaware St., was the home of Meredith Nicholson. Info: (317) 638-1500 or http://indianahumanities.org/about-us/meredith-nicholson-house/

James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home and Visitor Center, 528 Lockerbie St., Indianapolis, (317) 631-5885. Info:  http://www.rileykids.org/about/riley-museum-home/?referrer=https://www.google.com/#.VZ_i4vlVhBc


James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home and Museum, 250 W. Main St., Greenfield, (317) 462-8539. Info: http://www.jwrileyhome.org/


Public Poetry

Cottage Home Neighborhhood features "Cottage Home," by Thomas Alan Orr, in a display at a pocket park on the 700 block of Dorman Street (south of St.Clair St.).

Indianapolis Cultural Trail features seven bus stops designed by architect Donna Sink, with poetry from local residents. The bus stops and their poems are:

  • Virginia Avenue near Woodlawn Avenue (outside of Naisa Pan Asian Restaurant): "The Painters," by Richard Pflum
  • Virginia Avenue near McCarty Street (outside of Chilly Water Brewing Co.): "Invisible Moments," by Karen Kovacik
  • Virginia Avenue near Lexington Avenue (just outside of the Mozzo Apartments): "The Bowl of Possible Peas," by John Sherman
  • Washington Street near the Indiana State Museum and Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art: "Settlement," by Micah Ling
  • Washington Street, west of Illinois Street and the Indianapolis Artsgarden: "Circle, Circle," by Mitchell L.H. Douglas
  • Massachusetts Avenue at Walnut and Park streets: "Art With a Heart," by Vienna Wagner
  • Massachusetts Avenue, east of College Avenue: "Our Street in Endless Circles," by Jenny Brown


  • Poet's Place, on Alabama Street, between Vermont and New York streets, in front of Fresco Italian Sandwich Shoppe, was designated in honor of Jim Shackleford, the Cultural Trail's unofficial poet. "City Generation," by Elizabeth Weber, is displayed here.
     Info: http://indyculturaltrail.org/ictart/poets-place/

Indianapolis International Airport, 7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive, features stained-glass window art by Martin Donlin, which has words and lines of poems from five Indiana writers. (317) 487-9584.

     Along Concourse A are:
  • Night, with poem "Echoes," by Ruthelen Burns
  • Midnight Flight, with poem by Joyce Brinkman
  • Back in Indiana, with poem by Norbert Krapf
     In Concourse B is:
  • Indiana Flight, with poem by Joseph Heithaus
     Note: No information on Jeannie Deeter Smith's poem. No information on Mari Evans poem.

     Photos: 
http://martindonlin.com/portfolio/new-indianapolis-airport-indiana-usa/

Indianapolis-Marion County Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St., features Arlon
 Bayliss' artwork using dichronic
 glass.
 
Light,
 Words,
 Life,
 located
 in
 the
 upper
 parking
 garage
 elevator
 lobby,
 features
 a 
poet
 written
 by
 Joyce 
Brinkman.

 (317) 275-4100.

Terre Haute: Max Erhmann at the Crossroads, by Bill Wolfe, at the intersection of Seventh Street and Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute. Visitors can pose and sit on a bench with Max. Also, excerpts from his most famous poem, "Desiderata," appear on plaques embedded in the plaza. Photos and info:  http://wabashvalleyartspaces.com/maxview1.html

Word Hunger was a project of Brick Street Poetry to encourage a discussion of food production. Poems and artwork were placed on barns and agricultural buildings throughout the state, Sponsored by Indiana Humanities.
  • Putnam County (near Crawfordsville): Joseph Heithaus' poem "What Grows Here" appears on a barn on West County Road Road 125 South. Painted by Ken Torr. http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/1674013.htm
  • Hamilton County Fairgrounds. Ruthelen Burns' poem.
  • Other site descriptions to come. (See note at bottom.)