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Smith connects the worst of what the world is capable of with the best of what the world can be. This book is a love letter and an invitation to all who want to make this world beautiful. And you ease out behind huge Ray-Bans, counting the avenues. The surreal lines, a new emotional rawness, the steely magic of counting the days after the spirit leaves the body to roam are simply thrilling. Because it is timely and because it is born of pure Aries invention, I think everyone should have a copy of Invasive Species by Marwa Helal on their desks right now.
Invasive Species is radical in the sense that it demands change--"you see I am trying to break the mold I have no form"--and radical in that it seeks linguistic roots: "so I made my own term: I, Invasive species. When the Beatles came to America it was something we sent out. Someone in America publish this fast!
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Cordero guides us to the collective memory found in her own personal history, reminding us that we are rooted in the same familial tenderness.
We look for honesty of emotion, and images that arrest us. The Fiddlehead. The Fiddlehead is open to good writing in English or translations into English from all over the world and in a variety of styles, including experimental genres. Submission period opens Sept 1. It provides a respite from the bleakness that appears in so much contemporary verse. We are particularly interested in poetry that has an international flavor or that offers some global or cultural insights. Short poems are more likely to be accepted because of space constraints than poems that are more than 18 lines long.
We do not publish work that presents people in helpless or hopeless states. Nor do we print poetry about death, aging, and illness, or anything dark, violent, sensual or overtly religious. Strange Horizons. Strange Horizons publishes speculative fiction and poetry.
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We want poems from imaginative and unconventional writers; we want voices from diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Published by Emerson College, Ploughshares is a highly prestigious journal whose authors regularly win prizes. There is a fee to submit online, but snail mail is free. Southern Indiana Review. In addition to poetry, they publish fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama. Free or formal verse. Poems that risk sentimentality in favor of genuine connection. I badly want work that teaches me something new. The Southern Review.
The Southern Review publishes fiction and poetry.
Poetry submissions are by snail mail only. Reading period: September 1 through March 1. Please send no more than either five poems or fifteen pages, and use a point font. Erica Verrillo has published five books. She blogs about the publishing world, posts useful tips on how to get an agent, lists agents who are looking for clients as well as publishers accepting manuscripts directly from writers, explains how to market and promote your work, how to build your online platform, how to get reviews, how to self-publish, and where to find markets for your work on Publishing and Other Forms of Insanity.
Sign in. Get started. They sang an idle song and free As they went up to calvary. Careless of eye and coarse of lip, They marched in holiest fellowship. That heaven might heal the world, they gave Their earth-born dreams to deck the grave. With souls unpurged and steadfast breath They supped the sacrament of death. And for each one, far off, apart, Seven swords have rent a woman's heart. And think, this heart, all evil shed away, A pulse in the eternal mind, no less Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given; Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day; And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness, In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.
For what is sunk will hardly swim, Not with this wind blowing, and this tide. Then hold your head up all the more, This tide, And every tide; Because he was the son you bore, And gave to that wind blowing and that tide! Not yet will those measureless fields be green again Where only yesterday the wild sweet blood of wonderful youth was shed; There is a grave whose earth must hold too long, too deep a stain, Though for ever over it we may speak as proudly as we may tread.
But here, where the watchers by lonely hearths from the thrust of an inward sword have more slowly bled, We shall build the Cenotaph: Victory, winged, with Peace, winged too, at the column's head. And over the stairway, at the foot - oh! In splendid sleep, with a thousand brothers To lovers - to mothers Here, too, lies he: Under the purple, the green, the red, It is all young life: it must break some women's hearts to see Such a brave, gay coverlet to such a bed! Only, when all is done and said, God is not mocked and neither are the dead.
For this will stand in our Market-place - Who'll sell, who'll buy Will you or I Lie each to each with the better grace?
While looking into every busy whore's and huckster's face As they drive their bargains, is the Face Of God: and some young, piteous, murdered face. You would not know him now… But still he died Nobly, so cover him over With violets of pride Purple from Severn side. Cover him, cover him soon! And with thick-set Masses of memoried flowers- Hide that red wet Thing I must somehow forget.
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Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep.
Many had lost their boots But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind. Quick, boys! Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light, As under I green sea, I saw him drowning.
If in some smothering dreams you too could pace Behind the wagon that we flung him in, And watch the white eyes writhing in his face, His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin; If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs, Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues, -- My friend, you would not tell with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori.