Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Random things I think you should know --

About our contributors:

North Carolina Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer runs a blog called My Laureates's Lasso on which she recently ran a feature on Poemeleon's NC-based contributors, spotlighting Malaika Albrecht and Alex Grant.

Sherman Alexie's humorous piece, Innapropriate, appears in the first section of his latest poetry collection, Face, which is the number one best seller on Small Press Distribution for the months of March & April. He found Poemeleon while looking through the Best New Poets anthology in which Alex Grant's "The Steps of Montmartre" appeared.

About Poemeleon:

Poemeleon has a Facebook group page, with this blog listed on Networked Blogs. If you're on Facebook, check us out so you can receive periodic updates.

The 3d Mystery Box contest is off to a strong start with seven entries. Check it out and post your entry today.

About our editors (who apparently wear many hats):

Associate editor Maureen Alsop is also a fiction editor for Women Writers. Also, check out Alchemical Flamingo, where she posts her collage art, old photos, and other fascinations. 

Book review editor Tom Hunley is also editor of Steel Toe Books. They are currently accepting manuscripts for a contest to be judged by Denise Duhamel. Deadline: June 30.

Our newest associate editor, Judy Kronenfeld, in addition to her collections of poetry, is the author of a scholarly work on Shakespeare, King Lear and the Naked Truth. 

Associate editor Ren Powell is also editor of the online journal, Babel Fruit, for which I, Cati Porter, am also an associate editor. The companion blog, More Babel, runs contributor news and interviews and other fun stuff. As there is definitely some overlap between Poemeleon andBabel Fruit, I urge you to check it out.

And lastly about... strangers?:

On a very random note, in researching capitalization questions I found this hysterical site, Ralph's Manual of Style. I am especially curious about the Hello Kitty Style Manual referenced at the top of the page. Also, his comments on poets and punctuation are pretty funny.

Oh, and if you haven't already.... submit submit submit

(If you are a past or present contributor and have something you would like to share send an e-mail to editor (at) poemeleon (dot) org.)

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