The Poetic BondTM

“Poetry, both reveals and shares our humanity”  (Trevor Maynard, editor The Poetic Bond Series)

The Submission Window is Now Closed.  The shortlist will be announced in August.

The Poetic Bond VIII

Shortlisting - August; Selection September; Publication October/November
2017 was a fantastic year for POETRY, producing our most comprehensive collection so far: 112 poems from 50 poets from 11 difference countries

This year we will be using the professional services of SUBMITTABLE, the management software used byT, among others, The New York Times, Ambit, and Magma.  (T according to

Also, this year, every poet submitting their work will receive a FREE book, of their choice, from the Willowdown Catalogue**  (**includes all publicatioons with the exception of The Poetic Bond VII) Once again, poets can submit up to FOUR poems, on any theme, in any form, an of any length*  (*Up to 120 lines will be published in the paperback, with a website link to the complete poem)
The Poetic Bond VII Grey Sun Dark Moon The Poetic Bond VI Life Dances The Poetic Bond V Echoes in the Earth by Pushpita Awasthi, edited by Trevor Maynard The Poetic Bond IV Keep On Keepin' On

Making a Poetic Bond - the ethos behind putting together the anthology     The process of selecting poems for publishing The Poetic Bond series is unlike any other in that there is no set plan as to what will be published. It depends on the themes which emerge from the pool of work submitted, or to put it another way, the poetic energy which comes together at this certain time and place.  Where themes emerge, patterns of energy harmonize, form bonds, connections, and these in turn lead to interconnected chapters, and the creation of a holistic volume, deeply connected with humanity, nature, and the universe.

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The Poetic Bond Poets' Choice Award, 2018

All poets published in The Poetic Bond VIII will be asked to vote for the three poems in the anthology which they find most engage and inspire them. The poems that win the most votes, in a 1-2-3 preferential voting system, will receive an award of $25.  So, TO BE CLEAR, for 2018, The Poets of The Poetic Bond VIII will select The Poetic Bond Poets’ Choice Award Winners for 2018

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The Poetic Bond IX

Submission Window Opens 31st March, 2019  

So far over 400 poems from 150 poets have been published in The Poetic Bond Series.  The Poets of The Poetic Bond come from all over the globe, from the US to Malaysia, the UK to the Seychelles, with ages ranging from 14 to 86, exploring themes of love, life, age, religion, politics, nature, the universe, using free verse,  blank verse, sonnets, haiku, sticking strictly to form, or riding wild on flowing streams of conscious. sometimes sparse, controlled, others taking language on a roller-coaster of metaphor and imagery.

Biographies of all are below ...

The Poetic Bond VIII - Pre-order

US   $11.99 + $3.74 p&p    


UK    £8.99 + £3,72 p&p

Worlds Together, Worlds Apart

Worlds Together, Worlds Apart

Short Story Anthology, to pre-order click here

Meet The Poets of The Poetic Bond VII The Poetic Bond VII



The Poetic Bond Poets' Choice Award Winners for 2017, were 

Betty Bleen "Dancing in the Moonlight"

Flavia Cosma "I Gathered It All",

Fiona Sullivan "Coming Home"

The Poetic Bond VII  17 NOV 17 Meet The Poets of The Poetic Bond VI

The Poetic Bond VI

US    $12.99             UK    £9.99

The Poetic Bond VII 25 OCT 17 Meet The Poets of The Poetic Bond VI

The Poetic Bond V

;US    $12.99              UK    $12.99

Your Copyright is IMPORTANT

Copyright of individual poems published in The Poetic Bond always remains with the author.  Never give up your copyright! 

Copyright of The Poetic Bond Series, each anthology, and the website, remains with Trevor Maynard, the managing editor of The Poetic Bond, all rights reserved, in print and all other media © 2009 - 2018.

The Poetic Bond VII 21 SEPT 17 Meet The Poets of The Poetic Bond IV

The Poetic Bond IV

US    $12.99               UK    £9.99

The Poetic Bond Poets' Choice Award 31 MAR 17

Meet The Poets of The Poetic Bond III

The Poetic Bond III

US    $12.99               UK     £9.99


"It has been a joy to read all of you wonderful poets and thanks, once again, to you Trevor, for creating this bond and for including me in it." Neetu Malik (PA, USA)

"I am forever grateful, Trevor, for your hard work. I know this project takes much professional/love time out of your personal time. Thank you!" Bonnie Roberts (AL, USA)

"I have been reading a lot of the work that has gone into the making of it & am very impressed with much of the execellently crafted writing" Robin Hislop (UK,

"The poetry that fills this book is moving, deep and affirming ... A beautiful publication that will rest on top of my favorite books of poetry.  Nicholas Chiarkas (WI, USA)

Life Dances

US    $12.99             UK  £10.99

The Poetic Bond VII 1 MAR 2017 Meet The Poets of The Poetic Bond II

The Poetic Bond II

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 LIFE DANCES Aug 2, 2017 Meet The Poets of The Poetic Bond 

The Poetic Bond

 US    $12.99         UK    £9.99 


Grey Sun, Dark Moon

A day's passing, echoing the movement of life through time, questioning; what unites us, in meaning, and experience, as our days pass, life ruthlessly ticking away; how does this modern existence relate to the natural world around us?

Grey Sun, Dark Moon

US    $19.99         UK    £14.99 


Echoes in the Earth

Through the twin themes of Nature and Love, the poetry of Pushpita Awasthi often illuminates not only humanity as a whole, but also her own human relationship with the human world.  These element of being human are skilfully interwoven, creating a poetic expression that has depth, articulates understanding, and possesses empathy.

Echoes in the Earth

US    $19.99         UK    £14.99 

The Poetic Bond Series

If you order the entire collection - all seven volumes of The Poetic Bond , you will qualify for the extra special offer of $79.99/£64.99.  So, for some of the best poetry of the last seven years to come out of new media, social and professional networking, order now.

All Seven Volumes of The Poetic Bond (US) $79.99 + $12.05 P&P

All Seven Volumes of The Poetic Bond (UK) £64.99 + £17.44 P&P

Postage outside these area may be more expensive and further payment will be requested.  For information contact   

SPOTLIGHT on Poets of the Poetic Bond  Cigeng Zhang Christine Anderes Gilbert A. Franke G.K. Grieve
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