NEPC Member Doug Holder @ Leonard Bernstein Festival, Brandeis University

NEPC Member Doug Holder was on a panel at Brandeis University Leonard Bernstein Festival (APRIL 17)
 
PANEL: CREATIVITY AND PUBLISHING
 
Panel included Lisa Krissof Beohn, dean of graduate studies, Bridgewater State University; Elizabeth Bradfield (Creative Writing); Doug Holder, managing editor of Ibbetson Press; editor Anita McClellan; and Sarah Mead (Music). Moderator: Rosie Rosenzweig (WSRC). Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Research Center.

NEPC Member Mary Bonina has two readings coming up….

NEPC Member Mary Bonina has two readings coming up:
 
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Event: Annual Members Reading, The Writers Room of Boston
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
 
Mary reads new poetry from her current manuscript-in-progress. She will be joined by members who work in a variety of genres: Geert van der Kolk, Margery Ganz, Simon John, Bob Dall, Rebecca Mahoney, Daniel Johnson, and Amy Hoffman. ​
 
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Event: WHY THERE ARE WORDS National Literary Series
Time: 6:00pm
Place: Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
 
Mary reads with Janet Thornberg, Peter Carroll, Barret Warner, Geoff Kronik, and Marisa Silver in the award-winning WHY THERE ARE WORDS National Literary Series (with locations also in LA, Pittsburg, Portland, and Austin). NYC Branch Coordinator, Poet Michael Collins.
 
And congratulations to her on being awarded a residency at
Moulin a Nef, the VCCA-France location in Auvillar!

New England Poetry Contests are officially OPEN!

CONTESTS

The Board of the New England Poetry Club has revised its contests and is excited to announce the following prizes, which are open to all writers in English. We hope you will be inspired to send your work.

 Samuel Washington Allen Prize: For a long poem or poem sequence of 3 to 10 pages, single-spaced.

This prize honors the legacy of the African-American poet, translator, professor, and former New England Poetry Club leader, Samuel Washington Allen, who also published as Paul Vesey.

Judge: Marilyn Nelson, distinguished poet and educator, recipient of the Golden Rose from the New England Poetry Club, among many other honors, is the author of seven full-length collections as well as numerous books for young people.http://marilyn-nelson.com

E. Cummings Prize: For a compelling, lyrical, or experimental poem under 21 lines.

This prize recognizes one of the New England Poetry Club’s most famous charter members.

 Judge: Regie Gibson, visionary poet and educator, has lectured and performed around the world.

http://www.regiegibson.com

Amy Lowell Prize: For an outstanding poem of any length or style.

This prize recognizes the charismatic poet who was the New England Poetry Club’s first president.

Judge: Mary Buchinger, current President of NEPC; https://www.marybuchinger.com

Der-Hovanessian Prize: For a translation from any language; the original poem should be authored by someone other than the translator. Include the poem in the original language along with the translation.

This long-standing prize is named in honor of poet and translator Diana Der-Hovanessian who led the New England Poetry Club with vision and energy for decades.

Judge: Susan Barba, poet, translator, and senior editor for New York Review of Books, holds a doctorate in comparative literature from Harvard University and is the author of Fair Sunhttp://www.susanbarba.net

Book Prizes

 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize: For a chapbook of poems published in the last two years.

Judge: Krysten Hill, educator, poet, and performer, was awarded New England Poetry Club’s Jean Pedrick Prize in 2017 for her chapbook, How Her Spirit Got Out.http://www.krystenhill.com

Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize: For a book of poems published in the last two years.

Judge: Danielle Legros Georges, poet, educator, and Boston’s Poet Laureate, was awarded the Sheila Margret Motton Prize from the New England Poetry Club for her book, The Dear Remote Nearness of You.http://daniellelegrosgeorges.com

Submission Period
April and May only; entries received outside these months will not be considered.
Winners announced in August/September on our website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Click on CONTEST tab for information about how to submit your work!

Jean Kreiling’s new book

NEPC Member Jean Kreiling’s second collection of poetry, Arts & Letters & Love, offers poems that respond to art, music, and painting:

https://www.amazon.com/Arts-Letters-Love-Jean-Kreiling/dp/1947465511/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521680196&sr=8-1&keywords=jean+l+kreiling

Arts & Letters & Love works magic.”  –Deborah Warren, winner of the Robert Frost Award and author of Dream with Flowers and Bowl of Fruit

“. . . absorbing colloquies with works of art . . .”  –Dick Davis, winner of the Ingram Merrill Prize and author of Love in Another Language

” . . . effortlessly musical sonnets . . .”  –Maryann Corbett, winner of the Richard Wilbur Award and author of Street View

2018 Contest Judges Announced!

SAMUEL WASHINGTON ALLEN PRIZE for a long poem or poem sequence

 Marilyn Nelson, distinguished poet and educator, recipient of the Golden Rose from the New England Poetry Club, among many other honors, is the author of seven full-length collections as well as numerous books for young people.

http://marilyn-nelson.com

E. E. CUMMINGS PRIZE for a compelling, lyrical, or experimental poem under 21 lines

Regie Gibson, visionary poet and educator, has lectured and performed around the world.

http://www.regiegibson.com

AMY LOWELL PRIZE for an outstanding poem of any length or style

Mary Buchinger, author of Aerialist and other collections, is the President of the New England Poetry Club.

https://www.marybuchinger.com

DER-HOVANESSIAN PRIZE for a translation from any language

Susan Barba, poet, translator, and senior editor for New York Review Books, holds a doctorate in comparative literature from Harvard University and is the author of Fair Sun.

http://www.susanbarba.net

JEAN PEDRICK CHAPBOOK PRIZE for a chapbook of poems published in the last two years

Krysten Hill, educator, poet, and performer, was awarded New England Poetry Club’s Jean Pedrick Prize in 2017 for her chapbook, How Her Spirit Got Out.

http://www.krystenhill.com

SHEILA MARGARET MOTTON BOOK PRIZE for a book of poems published in the last two years

Danielle Legros Georges, poet, educator, and Boston’s Poet Laureate, was awarded the Sheila Margret Motton Prize from the New England Poetry Club for her book, The Dear Remote Nearness of You.

http://daniellelegrosgeorges.com