Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Good for Oprah!

                                                   This year's National Poetry Month poster!


I had heard that Oprah focused on poetry for this month's issue of O, so I was thrilled when my sister-in-law brought me her copy of the magazine. It is packed with poetry praise, interviews, articles and samples of poems. Don't miss the interview that Maria Shriver did with Mary Oliver; it is worth the price of the magazine. You can also find the interview on the Oprah.com               website.                                                                 

If you are a Missouri poet, have you considered belonging to the Missouri State Poetry Society? The dues are cheap and there are several local chapters. Members can publish in the anthology that the group publishes yearly. For more information, go to http://www.nfsps.com/mo/sign-up.htm.


 If you are a senior citizen poet, you might be interested in the following information about a poetry contest.

2011 SENIOR POET LAUREATE POETRY COMPETITION PUBLISHED and UNPUBLISHED Poems okay NO LIMIT to number of ENTRIES you may submit.


A literary contest open to all American poets age 50 and older who are U.S. Citizens regardless of where they live or are temporarily staying throughout the world, the 2011 SPL Contest is privately sponsored by WANDA SUE PARROTT, original co-founder of the competition and current administrator of the 2011 event. Judges will include former Senior Poets Laureate of the Meeting The Muse Panel of Judges. Entries accepted Jan. 1 through June 30, 2011.
Check www.amykitchenerfdn.org for more contest rules.

3 comments:

Linda O'Connell said...

Thanks for the info Claudia.

irishoma said...

Hi Claudia,
Thanks for posting all this information.
Donna

Laraine Eddington said...

So glad I found your blog. Thanks for the poetry contest links.