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THE POETIC BOND IX

SHORTLISTED POETS FOR 2019

Willowdown Books are pleased to announce the shortlisted poets for the ninth, annual, international poetry anthology in

The Poetic Bond Series. 

 

56 poets contributing 158 poems have been shortlisted – they are:

 

Ann Huang, Anna Marley Jared, Annette Gagliardi, Anthony Frobisher, Bonnie J.Flach, Brian Falconer, Carrie Radna, Cathryn Glenday, Chris Barres, Christine Anderes, Christopher Maloney, Christopher Kent, Cigeng Zhang, David Spencer, Diana Wend, Diane Burrow, Helen O'Reilly, Henry Arbuthnot,

Henry Bladon, Ian Colville, James Thomas, James Kirkpatrick, James Greff. Jane Spencer, Janette Bendle, Janice McLouglin, Jim Wilson, Joseph Paris,

Joseph Sinclair, Jude Neale, Kayla Matheson, Kewayne Wadley, Kim Young, K.P Fry, Linda Mills, Lynne Zotalis, Madeline Heit Lipton, Mariangela Canza,

Marie Youssefirad, Mark Bennett, Marli Moreira, Ola Tam, Raj D.R. Singh, Richard Smith, Rob Collins, Robert Rubino, Ronald Peat, Stephen Kirin, Steve Scott, Stuart Forrest, Tania Melick, William Aston-Thompson, William di Benedetto, and Wybrig de Vries

 

The next stage – SELECTION –

will take place at the end of August, with publication, in paperback, taking place on or after October 15th, 2019.    

 

These poets have been drawn from new media, professional and social networking, giving a snapshot of 2019 which could be said to capture the zeitgeist of contemporary poetry.

 

Comments on The Poetic Bond Series

“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)

“I am very impressed with much of the excellently crafted writing"

Robin Hislop (UK, artvilla.com)

 

1.  Press contact Trevor Maynard at poetry@trevormaynard.com on 0 44 7966 079968 or by snail mail at Willowdown Books, 105 Crockford Park Road, Addletone, Surrey, UK, KT 15 2LP

2.  56 poets contributing 158 have been shortlisted.  The final selection of poets for publication will be made before the end of August, 2019.

3. All poems selected for publication will be automatically be put forward for The Poetic Bond Poets’ Choice Award, which will consist of three prizes of $25 for winning poems.  The award winners will be chosen by a process preferential voting by the poets who will have been selected for publication in The Poetic Bond VIII.   Neither the editor, nor anyone connected with the production of The Poetic Bond Series, will have any input into the selection of award winners.  Further details available at www.thepoeticbond.com

4. Trevor Maynard, UK based poet, writer and editor.  He is owner/manager of Poetry, Review and Discuss Group, a major poetry group on LinkedIn.  His latest poetry collection is GREY SUN, DARK MOON.   Trevor is also the author of several plays.  Further information at http://www.trevormaynard.com

 

5. 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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