Submission window for The Poetic Bond IX opens MARCH 1st, 2019

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

Press Release 18 Nov 18                   The Poetic Bond VIII - BUY NOW

Meet the Poets of the Poetic Bond VIII

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Great news for 2019, we have further streamlined the process and REDUCED the submission fee from $20(£15) to $15(£12).  

Simply click this link to enter 

You can submit up to four poems and you are entitled to discount offers on many books including last years’ anthology The Poetic Bond VIII.

2018 was another strong year for POETRY.   In THE POETIC BOND VIII, 125 poems were published from 72 poets, across 12 countries.  

So far 213 poets, from 32 countries, have been published over the last eight years in THE POETIC BOND, the only annual international poetry anthology series garnered for primarily from new media, social and professional networking.  This year, could you be one of them? 

Further, should your work be selected for publication, you will receive two copies of the publication, and be eligible for The Poetic Bond Poets’ Choice Award.  Every year, every poet published in the latest anthology is eligible to vote on the top three poems which most inspire and encourage them.  Those winning the award will receive not only the affirmation of their peers, but also $30 in cash!  Last year (as votes were tied) four poets were awarded prizes; Betty Bleen, Victoria Anllo, Stuart Forrest, and Marcia Weber.

* Any length of poem is welcome.  For practical reasons, circa the first 120 lines will be published in the paperback, with a weblink provided to the full text.

The Poetic Bond VIII Grey Sun Dark Moon The Poetic Bond VII Our World, Your Place Life Dances The Poetic Bond VI Echoes in the Earth by Pushpita Awasthi, edited by Trevor Maynard 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.

The Poets selected for publication in the The Poetic Bond VIII are:  Annel Bell Martin / Annette Gagliardi / Anthony Frobisher / Antonella Corradetti / Beatrice Boswell / Beatrice Garth / Betty Bleen / Bilal Moin / Biman Roy / Bonnie Flach / Bonnie Roberts / Carol Mikkleson / Carrie Radna / Cathryn Glenday / Christine Anderes / Cigeng Zhang / Claude Seguy / Diana Wend / Diane Burrow / Drew Clausen / Flavia Cosma / Gillian Bell / Gilbert Franke / GK Grieve / Helen Schulman / Ian Colville / Ivan Saltaric / Janette Bendle / Jim Wilson / Joanne Bordokan / John Lysaght / John McMullen / Joseph Sinclair / Karen Henneberry / Karen Rothstein //Kelli Gunn / Kewayne Wadley / Krenare Bruqi / Laura Lee (Koenig) / Lee Landau / Lexene Burns / Lynne Zotalis / Madeline Lipton / Mara Ivana Trevisani / Marcia Weber /Marek Ɓugowski / Mariangela Canzi / Marie Youssefirad / Nana Tokatli / Nancy Scott / Paul Sutherland / Peter Verbica / Reasie Robertson / Richard Smith / Rick Davis / Rickisha St Hilaire-Lewis / Robin Hislop / Sarah Stonesifer / Sebastian Karantonis / Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi / Sonay Mustafa / Stephen Sesto / Stuart Forrest / Suzanne Askham / Terry Young / Tim Williams /Trevor Maynard / Victoria Anllo / Viral Gor / William DiBenedetto / Wybrig De Vries

Submission window for The Poetic Bond IX, MARCH 1st until June 30th 2019 Meet The Poets of The Poetic Bond Willowdown Books BUY NOW

The Poetic Bond Poets' Choice Award, 2018

The winners of the Award this year are:

Betty Bleen "A Flower's Last Wish"

Victoria Anllo "Next To"

Stuart Forrest "Farmers Markets"

Marcia Weber "Trees in Winter, Siberia"

For further details click here

The Poetic Bond IX

Submission Window Opens 1st March, 2019  

So far over 514 poems from 213 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

is now available on Amazon

and elsewhere


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

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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

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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 V The Poetic Bond IV The Poetic Bond III

The Poetic Bond II

The Poetic Bond (First Volume)

Four Truths

The Watcher From The Beacon

The submission window for The Cunningham Short Story Competition opens January 1st, 2019.  Entry $25 / $100 first prize

The submission window for The Poetic Bond IX opens March 1st, 2019. Entry $15*/$25** / 4 Awards of $25  (*without readers' report, **includes readers' report)

00 Cigeng Zhang Christine Anderes Gilbert A. Franke G.K. Grieve
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