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Nabina Das has just signed and returned the agreement with Cedar Books (actually an Indian language publisher, that now brings out books in English) for their publication of her novella, tentatively titled Footprints in the Bajra. The initial chapters won two fiction scholarships from Wesleyan and Lesley writers conferences in 2007. In 2008, the book pitch won a place in the prestigious Kala Ghoda Literary Festival in Bombay, India.
Joel Allegretti is pleased to report that in April 2009, Kean University presented the world premiere of "A Cycle by the Sea," a song sequence based on his poetry by composer and cellist Frank Ezra Levy. the performance is available on the Kean website for viewing. You may access it at http://kutv.kean.edu/videovault/. The song cycle is the final part of a one hour, 22-minute concert of Levy's works. It lasts approximately 30 minutes and is performed by a glorious soprano and eight superbly accomplished musicians.
George Spencer reports 3 poems to appear in the Fall/Winter 09 Issue of 63 Channels: "What the Widow Douglas Knew," "New Year," and "Gumption: Horatio Alger Outdone."
House of Horror has accepted Roxanne Hoffman's "Macabre! Macabre!" for publication in issue 5.
Roxanne Hoffman will have 3 poems (etherees), "Winter," "May Day Mayday", and "The Rumor Mill," featured in SP Quill Magazine,Volume 6, Number 2 (or simply Issue #22) due out on November 1, 2009.
John J. Trause reports Plainsongs has accepted "Artichoke" for future publication. The Red Wheelbarrow Volume 2, due out September 2009, will include "Georgia O’Keeffe Giving Head at Lake George / to Big Al and the Viewer / in an Eternal Head Shot," "Her," "Nocturne," "Aubade," and "The Figure 5 Demythologized."
Rosalie Calabrese reports "Rap Flap" will appear in In The Black/In The Red, an new anthology from Helicon Nine Editions due out Fall ‘09.
George Held has work accepted in 5 AM, Talking River and the anthology Bridging New York.
Roxanne Hoffman is pleased to report "X'd," and "JUST WORDS: YOUR ARE WHAT YOU EAT OR HOW I BECAME A WRITER" will grace the pages of Pushing the Envelope, a new publication edited by Brian Damian Sabbats and Kevin Michael Wehle. The 1st edition is expected to be out on or about Labor Day.
Robert Ghiradella is pleased to report his poem "MANY YEARS AGO" has been accepted for publication in MOBIUS, The Poetry Magazine.
Roxanne Hoffman's poem "The Fruit Tree" will appear in the 2009 edition of MOBIUS, The Poetry Magazine due out this November.
Ona Gritz shares some good news: "A poem of mine, "Exodus," has come in second in Lilith Magazine's Charlotte Newberger Poetry Competition. It will appear in Lilith and on their website in the coming months. I'd send the link when it does. Also, my lyric essay, "On the Whole," which is in the current issue of Bellingham Review will be reprinted in the Utne Reader this September--in their 25th anniversary issue. I'm thrilled!"
Two poems by Cindy Sostchen-Hochman, "Ushering In," and "Anxiety Aubade," have been accepted for future publication in The New York Quaterly.
Two poems by Nabina Das "Shuddhi From Everything Living," and "And I saw Lotuses Out of Season" are accepted for Manorborn 09 collection from Harford Poetry Society. ("This call was posted on FDC, and I love your site for this reason."--Nabina Das)
Nabina Das reports Liberated Muse Productions, Washington, DC, will publish three of her poems “Chakra Walking”, “Purifying Rites By Water”, and “A Migrant’s Tune” in their forthcoming anthology Liberated Muse, Volume I: How I Freed My Soul.
Roxanne Hoffman just learned that her poem "The Fruit Tree" has been accepted for publication in Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow Poets Anthology Volume 2.
Michael Montlack reports 2 poems from his forthcoming chapbook The Slip (the title poem "The Slip," and "Faux Finish") have been accepted for the September issue of Ganymeade, edited by John Stahle. For more information regarding this new gay men's print publication vist www.ganymeadenyc.com.
Margery Hauser's story "Home" will appear in a future issue of Poetica.
Herb Fuerst's "One-Eyed Jack" has been accepted for publication in John Burrough's new zine Fu@k Poetry.
Joel Allegretti got a nice piece of news! The publisher of Tribute to Orpheus 2, an anthology on the theme of music, accepted Joel's poem "Architectural Guitar Constructions." The book is due out in 2010.
Nabina Das reports recent acceptances for forthcoming publication this May: "Three Poems of Irreverence" will appear in Danse Macabre and "A Soothsayer's Dilemma" in Pirene's Fountain.
Roxanne Hoffman just heard from editor John Burrough's that her abecedarian "Hail Mary" and her "Five Tanka Tricks" have been accepted for future publication in his new zine Fu@k Poetry.
Brant Lyon reports his first queer lit erotica fic pub in a future issue of Ganymeade, edited by John Stahle. For more information regarding this new gay men's print publication vist www.ganymeadenyc.com.
Valery Oisteanu reports Bernard Alain, Editor of The Cartier Street Review has just accepted two poems for the upcoming edition of the review: "The Glass Insects," and "Looking Under Skirts."
Austin Alexis reports The Journal (Ohio University Press) will publish his poem "The Rosebush" in the Spring issue. His poem "Park Lady" will be published in an anthology entitled Empty Shoes: For the Hungry (Popcorn Press).
Adam Henry Carriere reports one of his short-shorts, "6 lines and out, friend," has been accepted for the 2009 edition of A&M's Mayo Review.
"For Those On the Inside" by DubbleX has been accepted for inclusion in the anthlogy Angels With Broken Wings.
"Dada Cha Cha" by John J. Trause will appear in Maintenant 3.
Brant Lyon reports Editor Kat Georges has accepted his poem, "Picasso to Apollinaire, Once Imprisoned for Theft of the Mona Lisa" for publication in Maintenant 3, commemorating the Dada Salon at The Cornelia Street Cafe on March 20th, 2009.
Joy Leftow's poem "15-Minutes of Fame" will appear in Maintenant 3.
Brant Lyon reports his poem "Adios, Frida" will appear in Dinner with the Muse, The Anthology of the Green Pavilion Poetry Event, edited by Evie Ivy, due out this spring from Ra Rays Press,
Linda Lerner reports recent acceptances: BigCityLit took "Only One" for a forthcoming issue; Arsenic Lobster took "Blame it On The Sun."
Nabina Das reports the journal Maintenant 3 (Three Rooms Press) has accepted two of her poems for publication this spring: "Newsroom Novena" and "When Kali Speaks for Us." Editors Kat Georges and Peter Carlaftes are releasing the journal on March 20 in NYC.
Roxanne Hoffman has just heard from Editor JaySkills, that her recollection of jury duty service in NYC, "can't tell one nigga from the other," has been accepted for publication in Angels With Broken Wings, an anthology to raise funds and awareness to assist Death Row Inmates and Wrongfully Convicted Inmates in obtaining retrials and overturning wrongful convictions.
Linda Lerner reports The New York Quarterly has accepted her poem, "The Period Keeps Receding The Harder She Tries To Reach It & The Closer She Gets."
George Spencer has two poems forthcomining in Spinozablue: An Eclectic Journal of the Arts: "A line from Barbara Guest's Roseswill" be posted the week of 2/15/2009 and "Water: One Should Make of it What One May" will be posted in March.
Susan Maurer's poem "(Memory" is forthcoming in Quercus Review.
Roxanne Hoffman's "The Big Kahuna" was recently accepted by Pocket Change.
George Spencer reports acceptances from the following publications: 2008 Brownstone Poets Anthology: "how does the falling fruit sound to a summer boy," the Green Pavilion anthology Dinner with the Muse: "Short on Inspiration," New Verse News: "inaugural haiku," and Adirondack Review: "Diet of Worms."
Nabina Das reports Quay Journal of Arts and Poetry (Texas) and The Liberated Muse anthology (Washington DC) will include some of her poems, forthcoming Spring '09.
Susan Maurer's "Blue Rose," originally published in her chapbook Raptor Rhapsody (PWP, 2007) will be reprinted in the next edition of the annual anthology Brownstone Poets.
Susan Maurer reports her poem "Tallahasse" was accepted by New American Writing to appear in a forthcoming issue.
Nabina Das has poems forthcoming in the Diaspora issue of Muse India journal.
Larissa Shmailo's first full-length collection Lit Crit, will be published by BlazeVox Books in Spring 2009.
Among George Held's forthcoming publications is a poem, "Walt," in New York Quarterly.
Richard Marx Weinraub reports that Editor Laura Boss has accepted his "Pantoum After Losing the Yale Younger Poets" for publication in Lips 32/33.
Susan Maurer reports she has work accepted by ISLE, Cafe Review, Volt, and House Organ.
Two poems by Valery Oisteanu, "Lenin’s Ghost in St. Petersburg" and "Drunken Submarine" will appear in Soul Fountain New York Fall 2008. Soul Fountain is published by The Vault. For more information visit www.thevault.org.
Larissa Shmailo's "New Life 2: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Brodsky et al." will appear in the Fall 2008 edition of Barrow Street.
Linda Lerner reports Nomad's Choir accepted her poem "The Persistence of Memory" for the Fall 2008 issue.
Efrayim Levenson's poem "Battle Lines" was accepted for future publication in Poetica.
Susan Maurer's poem "Digging Out" won an honorable mention in Poetic License's 2008 biannual contest. Her winning entry along with her two other entries "Adventures of Myself" and "Wave Watching" will be included in the resultant anthology Seasons of Our Lives (Poetic License, Yucca Valley CA), edited by this year's judge Alayne Gelfand, the editor of Prisoners of the Night.
Roxanne Hoffman's memoir piece "Yom Kippur, circa 1962" will be anthologized in Wisdom Of Our Mothers, a new e-book from Familia Books.
The Collected Poetry of Hugh Fox 1966-2007 (World Audience Publications, 2008)
HUGH FOX announces his latest collection, a compendium of 40 years of poetry by one of America's pre-eminent poets. Edited by Hugh Fox. $35.00(+ $10.00 S&H) Hard Cover. "Barriers don’t last long around Hugh Fox. He is the ultimate explorer of the self."—Erik Greinke. http://worldaudience.powweb.com//pubs_bks/HughPoetry.html
is the founder of Poets Wear Prada, also known as PWP Books, a small press based in Hoboken, New Jersey devoted to introducing new authors through limited edition, high-quality chaplets. She is a former Wall Street Investment Banker and runs the press with her husband Herbert Fuerst, a retired Hollywood Agent. Their first offering, released in October of 2006, was a 12-page poetry chapbook titled Your Infidel Eyes by Brant Lyon, host of NYC's Hydrogen Jukebox Jazzoetry Series. Since then, they have released twelve additional titles with plans to release ten new chapbooks annually. Authors include well established New York Poets, Peter Chelnik and Susan Maurer as well as promising newcomers like Jee Leong Koh, Laura Vookles and Austin Alexis.