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THE POETIC BOND VIII

ISBN-13: 978-1729531778             ISBN-10: 1729531776

PUBLICATION DATE 3RD DECEMBER, 2018

The eighth, annual, international poetry anthology in

The Poetic Bond Series.  125 poems by 72 poets from 9 countries, drawn from new media, professional and social networking, giving a snapshot of 2018 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)

 

Biographies of the Poets of the year’s anthology available at http://www.thepoeticbond.com/PBVIIIbiogweb.htm

 

THE POETIC BOND CHOICE POETS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2018

The poets of The Poetic Bond cast their votes to choose the three poems that most inspired them, or affected them, or indeed, they just liked the most.  This year there was a tie for third place, so four poets will be receiving the award.

(1st) A Flower’s Last Wish – by Betty Bleen

(2nd) Next To – by Victoria Anllo

(3rd) Farmers Markets – by Stuart Forrest

(3rd) Trees in Winter, Siberia – by Marcia Weber

Each poet receives an award of $25.


 

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. The Poets of The Poetic Bond VII (2018) are Annel Bell Martin (USA) / Annette Gagliardi (USA) / Anthony Frobisher (UK) / Antonella Corradetti (UK) / Beatrice Boswell (USA) / Beatrice Garth(USA) / Betty Bleen (USA) / Bilal Moin (India) / Biman Roy (India/USA) / Bonnie J Flach (USA)/ Bonnie Roberts (USA) / Claire Mikkleson (USA) / Carrie Magness Radna (USA)/ Cathryn Glenday (USA)/ Christine Anderes (USA)/ Cigeng Zhang (China)/ Claude Seguy (France)/ Diana Wend (UK)/ Diane Burrow (UK)/ Drew Clausen (USA)/ Flavia Cosma (Italy)/ Gillian Bell (New Zealand)/ Gilbert A Franke (USA)/ GK Grieve (UK) / Helen Schulman (USA)/ Ian Colville (UK) / Ivan Saltaric (Croatia) / Janette Bendle (Australia)/ Jim Wilson (USA) / Joanne Bordokan (Canada)/ John Lysaght (USA)/ John McMullen (USA) / Joseph Sinclair(UK) / Karen Henneberry (Canada)/ Karen Rothstein (USA)/Kelli Gunn (Canada) / Kewayne Wadley (USA)/ Krenare Bruqi (Italy)/ Laura Lee (USA)/ Lee Landau (USA)/ Lexene Burns (Australia) / Lynne Zotalis (USA)/ Madeline Heit Lipton (USA)/ M. Ivana Trevisani Bach (Italy)/ Marcia Weber (USA)/Marek Ługowski (USA) / Mariangela Canzi (Italy) / Marie Youssefirad (USA) / Nana Tokatli (Greece) / Nancy Scott (USA)/ Paul Sutherland (UK) / Peter Verbica (USA) / Reasie Robertson (USA) / Richard Glen Smith (USA)/ Rick Davis (USA)/ KishaJade (UK) / Robin Ouzman Hislop (Spain/UK)/ Sarah Stonesifer (USA)/ Sebastian Karantonis (USA) / Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi (USA)/ Sonay Mustafa (UK)/ Stephen Sesto (USA) / Stuart Forrest (USA)/ Suzanne Askham (UK)/ Terry Young (USA) / Tim Williams (USA) /Trevor Maynard (UK) / Victoria Anllo (USA) / Virus The Poet (Canada)/ William DiBenedetto (USA) / Wybrig De Vries (Canada)

 

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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