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Introducing: NEW! Poetry Classified Ads
July 02, 2009
Hello Poets and Poetry Lovers

Last month I asked you to send me your classifieds and, boy, did you! I got overloaded. Glad I asked. :-)

So this month features our very first classified ads section for poetry. Unfortunately, I couldn't print them all. Some of you left out some important details - like website URLs and such. If you don't see your ad, try me again.

And in addition to the classifieds, we've got other great additions to World Class Poetry this month. I'm ready to expand. I hope you'll help me grow the poetry site to greater and greater heights. Watch for more information below.

Table of Contents

  1. New Publications
  2. American Life In Poetry - Faith
  3. Twitter Poems
  4. Poetry Book Review: "100 Sonnets"
  5. New World Class Poetry Blog Posts
  6. Poetry Book Of The Month
  7. Classified Ads
  8. Are You Subscribed?
  9. World Class Poetry Networking

New Poetry Publications

This month we've added another poetry publication to our small, but growing list of publications. From 32 Poems to Word Catalyst, take a look at the publications that publish poetry.

This month's new entry is: Lilliput Review. No one is too small.

American Life In Poetry: Column 223


There's lots of literature about the loss of innocence, because we all share in that loss and literature is about what we share. Here's a poem by Alexandra Teague, a San Franciscan, in which a child's awakening to the alphabet coincides with another awakening: the unsettling knowledge that all of us don't see things in the same way.

Language Lessons

The carpet in the kindergarten room
was alphabet blocks; all of us fidgeting
on bright, primary letters. On the shelf
sat that week's inflatable sound. The th
was shaped like a tooth. We sang
about brushing up and down, practiced
exhaling while touching our tongues
to our teeth. Next week, a puffy U
like an upside-down umbrella; the rest
of the alphabet deflated. Some days,
we saw parents through the windows
to the hallway sky. Look, a fat lady,
a boy beside me giggled. Until then
I'd only known my mother as beautiful. 

American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (, publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright 2008 by Alexandra Teague, whose first book, "Mortal Geography," winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Prize, is forthcoming in 2010 from Persea Books. Reprinted from "Third Coast," Fall 2008, by permission of Alexandra Teague and the publisher. Introduction copyright 2009 by The Poetry Foundation. The introduction's author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004-2006. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

Twitter Poems

The Twitter Poems chapbooks are more popular than I thought they'd be. I'm receiving submissions and am going through a few right now to see which ones I want to publish. And if you haven't seen them yet, download the World Class Poetry toolbar and you can see the last two Twitter Poems chapbooks. Here's a little sampling from within:

Runner's calves and boxer's gloves
That's why I fell in love
She made me do it, that's no lie
If I'd refused, she'd made me cry

Poetry Book Review: "100 Sonnets"

Every now and then I read a book of poems that I dread reviewing. I try to look for as much evidence of craft as I can even if I don't like the book, but with 100 Sonnets there is little to praise. Nevertheless, I'll start with the good.

Day Williams clearly understands the technical aspects of writing sonnets. His meter is fine. The rhymes rhyme. What more could you ask of a sonnet?

Read the rest of the review here

New World Class Poetry Blog Posts

Enjoy these latest blog posts from World Class Poetry Blog

Interested in guest blogging? Get the details here.

Poetry Book Of The Month

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Classified Ads

Write For Us

World Class Poetry is looking for writers. Help us grow. Learn more here.

Dark Poetry

The Flayed Man, by Phillip A. Ellis. Dark poetry for lovers of darker poetry. $8 postpaid, $14 postpaid outside the USA.

My Forever

My Forever by Kevin Ross is now available for purchase. Go to WWW.NXDUO.COM for a short synopsis of the book and don't forget that Sounds Like My Beating Heart is still available for your enjoyment as well.

Joyful In Discovery

Announcing the launching of poetry website This website is devoted to a selection of poems written by published Jamaican poet RLC McFarlane who has been creating beautiful verse for over 50 years. We hope you enjoy them as much as he has enjoyed writing them.

Call For Submissions

Call for Submission for African American female poets. Guidelines:

The Poetry Of Courage

Today, we need courage to survive. The Poetry Of Courage is a collection of poems meant for anyone in search of the strength that lies inside.

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