I hope everyone is doing well today and living with the lights burning in their eyes!
Just a quick note to let you know that, as some of you may have heard, I'll be serving as the Poetry Editor for the new slam newsletter coming out through PI (Poetry International) and Faylita Hicks - and this is a call out to you all to send us your best poems to be read by thousands of PSI members and fans!
The online submission manager is almost set up, but in the meantime, if you want to send poems out for this, you can send them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send up to three of your best poems, no limits on length, style or type!
If you have any questions, please let me know - and I'll be in touch soon with the link for the online submissions (as soon as we switch over, lol)
ALSO - please remember I'm always looking for audio submissions of poetry and spoken word for the magazine! We have featured everyone from Buddy Wakefield and Amiri Baraka to Jessica Lopez and Erin Northern, so please send those along to me at the same e-mail address at any time. Our next issue goes live in August and we have some weet treats planned already!
That's all for now folks! Send some poems and keep your pens busy making that paper sing in your voice!
Whether or not everybody in NM slam community knows the following or not doesn't matter because not all our readers will and even those who think they know may have forgotten a few details:
Zachary Kluckman is the Executive Director of the world's only Slam Poet Laureate Program, which made world history by appointing the first poet to this title in 2009. He is also an actor, poet, youth advocate, teacher, and performance artist whose recent anthology, Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Collection, was a finalist in the NM Book Awards. Other national publications include the New York Quarterly, Memoir (and), Dos Passos Review, and Cutthroat among others. His first chapbook, Per-City Poems, garnered great reviews. Abroad, his work appears in print, film, and radio formats. Recently he was nominated for both Best of the Net 2009 and the 2009 Pushcart Prize in Poetry. He is the host of the Smokin’ Word Slam and the Sanjevani Poetry Circle in Albuquerque, where he also works as a youth mentor, running workshops for youth in transition and serving as Festival Coordinator for the Verse-Converse Poetry Festival in Taos, NM.
(from Pedestal Magazine)