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Postby Macavity » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:11 pm

This one may be of interest...

http://www.happenstancepress.org/index. ... oetry-book

...or at least it made me smile

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Re: Blog World

Postby Macavity » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:27 am

http://litrefs.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/a ... e-for.html

Intentions for 2017? Unlike Tim, I don't think I will bother with submissions for next year.
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Re: Blog World

Postby Ros » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:36 am

Submitting to mags is ok. The whole competition thing leaves me pretty cold.

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Re: Blog World

Postby Macavity » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:21 am

Ros wrote:Submitting to mags is ok. The whole competition thing leaves me pretty cold.

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Depends on the prize. Certainly proved a stepping-stone for some.

I presume some mags depend on competitions. A sort of 'giving' exercise by the poetry community'.

Personally, I've never entered a competition and never will. I buy books instead :)

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Re: Blog World

Postby David » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:05 pm

I like Helena Nelson. She makes me laugh, wryly.
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Re: Blog World

Postby David » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:08 pm

What are your plans for your book launch, Ros? If there will be lasers and dry ice, I shall definitely be there. And maybe even if there won't.
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Re: Blog World

Postby Ros » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:50 pm

I like Helena's blogs too, though our concept of what makes good poetry differs rather widely.

I've no ideas yet about a book launch, David! I shall have to arrange something. I'm wondering about co-opting a few other local poets too so that I don't bore people. I hadn't thought of lasers and dry ice, but it's tempting. It would be marvellous if you could come! In fact everyone is welcome to come! I've just finished the final proofing, so not long now...

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Re: Blog World

Postby David » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:10 pm

Ros wrote:I've no ideas yet about a book launch, David! I shall have to arrange something. I'm wondering about co-opting a few other local poets too so that I don't bore people. I hadn't thought of lasers and dry ice, but it's tempting. It would be marvellous if you could come! In fact everyone is welcome to come! I've just finished the final proofing, so not long now...

Exciting!
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Re: Blog World

Postby Stureplan » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:09 pm

Macavity wrote:http://litrefs.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/a-uk-poetry-submission-schedule-for.html

Intentions for 2017? Unlike Tim, I don't think I will bother with submissions for next year.


Thanks for sharing this one. I had not seen it before. webbsakerhet
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Re: Blog World

Postby Macavity » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:58 am

Recent figures from Nielsen Book Research show that in the past 12 months 1.1 million poetry books were purchased nationally.


https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/ ... nottingham

Outside the obvious names...that's a lot of social networking in the small press world...shows poets are a friendly bunch :)
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Re: Blog World

Postby Antcliff » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:03 am

Macavity wrote:
Recent figures from Nielsen Book Research show that in the past 12 months 1.1 million poetry books were purchased nationally.


https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/ ... nottingham

Outside the obvious names...that's a lot of social networking in the small press world...shows poets are a friendly bunch :)



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Re: Blog World

Postby Macavity » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:28 am

https://www.theguardian.com/books/books ... er-flowers

1.4m sales!

I do like the pics

https://19before97.files.wordpress.com/ ... 640&crop=1

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/3221728/thumb ... -570.jpg?1

The fact that poetry works so effectively with visual media is an interesting one...the sound of the thing...or an unequal marriage...where does the 'power' weigh in this relationship? Is the inclination to judge one medium as the one that drew attention...and the other that kept that attention?
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Re: Blog World

Postby David » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:34 am

1.4m poetry book buyers can't be wrong.

Discuss.
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Re: Blog World

Postby Macavity » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:36 pm

David wrote:1.4m poetry book buyers can't be wrong.

Discuss.


Refreshing that 1.4m buy a 'poetry' book...a starting point :)
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