Putting together a poetry book: via
Meitner is the author of three books of poems. She has been published in journals including APR, Tin House, The New Republic,
Virginia Quarterly Review, and on Slate.com, and she’s been anthologized in The
Best American Poetry 2011 and Best African American Essays 2010. She is
currently an assistant professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she teaches
in the MFA program.
Translation of an Ottoman Ghazel by Neil Patrick Doherty:
Bebek is a district of Istanbul. Pictured above.
Gazel of Bebek
Other than wine what consolation is left
to the soul,
other than three moonlit nights of the
No share of the world’s rich legacy ever
fell to us,
other than our reflection on the waters
of Bebek Bay.
We have no goods or chattels to offer
other than five or ten gazels from this
Towards infinite silence we prefer to
other than drawn-out dolour, what is
From fate we expect not a morsel of
other than sleep in the realm of the
Yahya Kemal (Beyatlı)....(trans...Neil Patrick Doherty)
Neil Patrick Doherty also passed on details of the Fifth Annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition and Festival. There is only one week left to enter the competition, but the annual festival being held this year in North Carolina, is something to think about:
2013 Competition: The Fifth Annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition is currently accepting submissions. Selected poems will be published in the Festival Chapbook as well as on-line at the Festival web site. Winners will receive an award of $100. and will be invited to read their poems at the Festival.
2013 Festival: will be held on SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH, 2013.
at the Page
Walker Arts & History Center in Cary, North Carolina. The festival will
include poetry workshops, talks, and readings by invited poets and finalists of
the poetry competition
Djelloul Marbrook recommends this English publication: ARC
Since it was founded, in 1969, Arc has
adhered to its fundamental principles - to introduce the best of new talent to
a UK readership, including voices from overseas that would otherwise remain
unheard in this country, and to remain at the cutting edge of contemporary
Arc Publish contemporary poetry from new and established writers from the UK and abroad; also specialise in world poets writing in English or in translation.
Translations seem to be at the forefront this week:
CLEAVER MAGAZINE -
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POETRY, FICTION and TRANSLATIONS.
They accept simultaneous submissions,
with immediate notification if work is accepted elsewhere.
Previously published work is not
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Translations are welcome with permission
of original author, or for works in the common domain.
Hybrid or cross-genre writing is also
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Include your name and full contact
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Charles Wright wins the
2013 Bollingen Poetry Prize - Thanks to Philip
Larrea who passed this on.
Charles Wright, hailed as one of the leading American poets of his generation, has been named the winner of Yale’s 2013 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry.
The Bollingen Prize in American Poetry is among the most prestigious prizes given to American writers. Established by Paul Mellon in 1949, it is awarded biennially by the Yale University Library to an American poet for the best book published during the previous two years or for lifetime achievement in poetry. The prize includes a cash award of $150,000.
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