All poets are welcome to participate - having 60035 as your zip code is not a requirement
Theme = Water
For Autumn/Winter Muses Gallery
Tuesday, October 15
Highland Park Poetry is now accepting submissions of poetry, photographs and artwork for our Autumn/Winter Muses' Gallery on the theme of water. Poems should not exceed 30 line limit; shorter work preferred. Previous published work okay with first publication acknowledgment. Send poems as text in the body of an email or .doc attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org; send images as .jpg attachments.
This Muses' Gallery is scheduled for posting November 1st, 2019 though March 2020.
Emilio Bandiero, Photographer
Poets United Performance
& Poetry Open-Mic
Saturday, October 26
That Little French Guy - NOTE SPECIAL VENUE
1791 St. Johns Avenue
$5 Cover includes 1 delicious pastry
Beverages available at additional cost
Highland Park Poetry welcomes Poets United to Advance the Arts, a group promoting artistic excellence, advocacy and arts awareness since 1994. Performing poets include:
Jennifer Brown Banks is the founder and president of Poets United to Advance the Arts. Over the years, she has maintained an array of creative roles--poet, editor, entrepreneur, instructor, freelance writer, blogger and branding expert. Her award-winning poetry has been published in Poetic Voices, Chicken Bones, Being Single Magazine, Rolling Out, and Curbside Splendor. Her work has been featured in numerous anthologies and is the author of six books of verse on life, love and lessons in between.
Gail Merriwether is a second generation law enforcement officer, following in the footsteps of her father (John Merriwether)--veteran homicide detective. Retired, Gail formerly worked as one of “Chicago’s finest” on south side beats. She is the author of “Cop‘s Eyes.”
A.D. Moore is a senior member of the group, a former postal worker and military veteran. His articles, essays and poetry have been published in the Chicago Sun-Times, Today’s Black Woman and other local and national publications. He is the author of “Street Talk and Moore.”
Deborah Taylor served as a head librarian at one of Chicago’s major branches for many years; garnering awards for her excellence and commitment to public service. She is a current member and journalist of Chicago Epicureans.
Michael Bowie is a registered dietician. His creative works have been performed and published in anthologies with the Neighborhood Writing Alliance and throughout Chicago.
Daryl Avery is a local arts activist, essayist and poet. He has performed extensively at open mic venues and coffeehouses in Chicago.
Open-mic immediately follows the performance. Poets are welcome to bring up to three poems to share. All are invited to share in the word magic.
Lennart Lundh &
Reading & Poetry
Saturday, November 23
Coffee Speaks @ Port Clinton
610 Central Avenue, Suite 155
Jan Bottiglieri lives and writes in suburban Chicago. She is a professional editor, a managing editor for the poetry annual RHINO, and holds an MFA in Poetry from Pacific University. Jan’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in more than 40 journals and anthologies. She is the author of two chapbooks, A Place Beyond Luckand Where Gravity Pools the Sugar; and the full-length poetry collection Alloy (Mayapple Press, 2015). Her latest book is Everything Seems Significant: The Blade Runner Poems, published this year by BlazeVOX Books. Visit janbottiglieri.com.
Lennart Lundh is a poet, short-fictionist, historian, and photographer. His work, including seventeen books of poetry and two of short stories, has appeared internationally since 1965.
Poets are welcome to bring up to three poems to share. All are invited to share in the word magic.
There is no cover charge but participants are expected to order an item from the cafe.
Poet Jan Bottiglieri
Poet Lennart Lundh - Photo by Chuck Bennorth
2020 Poetry Challenge
Deadline - Monday, January 31, 2020
Poets are challenged to write in response to one of the prompts:
Sight(in recognition of the year 2020 sounding like “20/20” or a person with normal vision)
Mars (in honor Isaac Asimov & Ray Bradbury’s 100th Birthdays and NASA 2020 Mars Rover)
Magic 9 (a simple poetic form by Divena Collins - a 9-line poem doesn’t have any rules as far as meter or subject matter–just a rhyme scheme: abacadaba)
Download form for submission guidelines, entry form and Magic 9 instructions. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Highland Park Poetry is now accepting submissions of poetry and photographs for our 2020 Art Gets in Your Eyes Ekphrastic Poetry Contest. Poems should not exceed 16 line limit; shorter work preferred. Previous published work okay with first publication acknowledgment. Download submission guidelines and entry form as well as complete listing of artwork included in this contest.