Yannis Livadas: A double interview

These interviews were conducted for Quorum Magazine, which is based in Croatia. This is their first appearance in English.Interview No. 1Tomica Bajsic interviewed the poet Yannis Livadas for Quorum Magazine, n. 3/4, 2012.Q: During years you have traveled extensively, reading a lot, doing all sorts of jobs. Do you consider traveling and close-range experience a … [Read more...]

How to Publish Your Poetry – Some Advice.

Though the focus of this article is on poets & poetry, many of the tips below are appropriate for writers of fiction and nonfiction as well.Where should I publish my poems? Finding the right places to submit your can be tricky. Here's where to look.Poet's Market My best suggestion for locating publishers is that you get your hands on a copy of Poet's Market, … [Read more...]


Like a crow caws into the night, like an owl with its questioning eyes, like a Shaman lights the night with magic words, like a hawk circles the sky, like a farmer plants seeds, like a magician skilled in illusion, you hurled the boulders of darkness into the face of death played the game out on your own terms forced death to her knees before surrendering on your own … [Read more...]

In honor of ruth weiss on her 85th birthday

The following is from: “ruth weiss and the American Beat movement of the ‘50s and 60’s” by Horst Spandler, published in: ruth weiss, no dancing aloud – lautes tanzen nicht erlaubt. edition exil, Vienna, 2006. – also used as an introduction to ruth weiss’ book can’t stop the beat – THE LIFE AND WORDS OF A BEAT POET. Divine Arts, Studio City, 2011.ruth weiss’ and Kerouac’s … [Read more...]

Four Poems by Sam Silva

THINGS HAPPENThank God these days I sleep and dream!Things happen ...it is inevitable!, this angry wrangling of the nerves in a place that feels like Hell or a paranoid respite full of anxious passionwhich can die down to a calm. And there are a few good memories too ...just a sponge balm for all terrors wounds.These things do not strengthen you! unless … [Read more...]

L.G. Hertz site includes poems about the arts & music

The poet L.G. Hertz's website www.lghertzpoetry.com has been recently updated with poems excerpted from his upcoming collection, "Renting the Moon for a Party" as well as a spotlight on poems about music.Hertz's formal, traditional rhyming poems focus on science, the arts (sculpture, music, opera, painting, dance) and other subjects. … [Read more...]

Poetry Review: Waterloo, by J.T. Welsch

Waterloo by J.T. Welsch / Like This Press / Saddle-Stitch, 36 pagesThe twenty-four numbered but untitled poems, and almost as many monochrome images, of J.T. Welsch’s Waterloo begin with a wake. The first poem quickly makes clear that though a death may have served as the impetus for this series, the poems will not really be about grief: “Between the storm and jetlag, the … [Read more...]

In Remembrance of Poet, Novelist & Editor, James D Quinton

Amy Quinton writes to us, "It is with deepest sorrow and regret that I have to tell you that my husband, James D Quinton, took his own life on 6 September 2012."James was a British poet & fiction writer, as well as the editor of Open Wide Magazine.His works appeared in many poetry journals and online literary magazines. He was the author of two poetry collections, and … [Read more...]

New Poetry Collection: Visions of the Drowning Man by Dee Sunshine

Dee Sunshine's third poetry collection, "Visions Of The Drowning Man", has recently been published.What other writers are saying about the book:"His work reminds me of Blake's proverb about the road to excess leading to the palace of wisdom". D.M. Thomas"Dee Sunshine is the poetic equivalent of Hieronymous Bosch". Des Dillon"Replete with raging rhythms and rich … [Read more...]

On writing poetry – how to write terrific poems

Here are some tips on learning about poetry, finding your unique voice, and writing terrific poems.Preparation & Inspiration for Writing Poetry Read as much contemporary poetry as you can. Those who read little poetry rarely succeed as poets. (Just as those who don't experience a wide variety of foods rarely succeed as chefs, and those with little experience running … [Read more...]