FREE Poetry Album from Niccolea M Nance (limited time!) #NaPoMo

Poet and painter Niccolea M Nance is currently offering her 2011 CD as FREE download for National Poetry Month. It is only available until the end of the month or 200 downloads, whichever comes first.

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Download the album The Words I Hold on her Bandcamp page here.


Make sure to check out her other album as well. Here’s some more about Niccolea:

Phoenix, Arizona poet and artist Niccolea M. Nance has been putting her emotions on paper since she could first write full sentences. Niccolea began performing her spoken word poetry in 2002 and has methodically developed her talent over the years with a multitude of feature performances throughout the Phoenix metro area as well as Tucson, Flagstaff, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Albuquerque. 

 Slam Master and 2010 Individual World Poetry Slam finalist Jesse Parent describes her spoken word performances as “Compelling and expertly honed. She can perfectly weave story into her crowd interactions, providing powerful sets that drop jaws and get audiences off their feet. Niccolea M Nance is an amazing and engaging artist.”

 Niccolea’s published work, which she explains is “Drawn from personal life experiences and the stories of those closest to her”, can be found in Borderline, a cutting-edge persona poetry journal and Canyon Voices, an Arizona State University journal for emerging writers.

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NEWS: Utah Poet Earns Merit Badges in the Found Poetry Review’s Scouting-Themed Challenge


Thanks to the Utah Cultural Alliance for posting news about one of my National Poetry Month projects!

Originally posted on Utah Cultural Alliance:

Poets from 43 states and 12 countries will generate experimental poetry in recognition of National Poetry Month this year as part of the Found Poetry Review’s PoMoSco (short for Poetry Month Scouts) project. Trish Hopkinson is the only Utah poet participating and will earn digital merit badges for successfully completing 30 poetry challenges and creating 30 new poems during National Poetry Month. Hopkinson is using a variety of sources to create the poems, but has been focusing on the texts of lesser known women writers, such as Tillie Olsen, Joy Harjo, Zitkala-Sa, and many others.

The project’s 30 badges are organized into five categories based on the method of generation: remixing, erasure, out and about, conceptual and chance operation. Within each category, poets can earn up to six badges by writing poetry in response to prescribed prompts of varying difficulty.

“This year’s challenge encourages poets to work both figuratively and…

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Weekly Call for Submissions – Cultured Vultures Poem of the Week


It’s that time again. Get them in poets!

Originally posted on Trish Hopkinson:

Cultured Vultures needs your poems for it’s Poem of the Week contest! It’s free to enter and they are running this EVERY week, so make sure to get your latest and best work in before the deadline each Saturday at midnight (ET).

Cultured Vultures supports not only emerging writers of non-fiction, journalists, and humor, but also supports poets! The editor is great to work with and published one of my articles last week. This specific call is for their new feature Poem of the Week. You can submit three poems each week and poems posted on Facebook or your personal blog don’t count as published, but they ask that you include in your submission where they have been posted. Oh, and I should mention that they have over 14,000 followers, and that’s just on Facebook.

“The inspiration for Cultured Vultures came to me after I realized that everyone needs…

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NO FEE Call for Submission – Winter Goose Publishing #NaPoMo


Don’t miss this chance to have your manuscript read by Winter Goose! April is the only month they accept unsolicited work. Deadline April 30!

Originally posted on Trish Hopkinson:

Winter Goose Publishing only accepts unsolicited manuscripts during April, so don’t miss this chance to submit your fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. As always, read the guidelines carefully.

For more info on submitting, read my Submission Tips here.

Click here for Submission Guidelines.

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DEADLINE: April 30, 2015


NOTES: They are looking for full manuscripts or a sample of 15 poems from a poetry manuscript. Also, none of the work can be previously published.


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31 Contemporary Poets You Need To Read by Sarah Galo of Buzzfeed #NaPoMo

31poetsThis article by Sarah Galo boasts a superb and wonderfully diverse lineup of poets making their mark today. Support these poets by going to their web sites, requesting their books at your local library, purchasing their books at a local independent bookstore, (or sadly, if there’s not one), purchase from an online independent book seller.

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To find a local independent bookseller in your area:

The Fearless Independents

Search for local, physical indie bookstores or if there’s not one nearby, you can search for online booksellers as well.

To find an independent book seller, check out one of these great sites:

SocialbriteBetter book buying: 10 socially conscious online bookstores

A list with specific descriptions of socially conscious online bookstores, additional online book resources, and other independent bookstore resources.

Independent Online Booksellers Association

The IOBA site includes an online store, a member directory, resources, and more. “When you join IOBA, you are strengthening the ranks of a trade association that preserves traditional bookselling standards and traditions while embracing new technologies.”

My essay and poetry featured today by The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society (Submissions open until 4/30!)

I’m honored to be a feature artist for this amazing mag on the literary fringe. The Rain, Party, and Disaster Society posts experimental, found, and other interesting poetic forms “not for the faint of heart.” This feature includes my previously unpublished essay which takes a non-traditional approach to describing my writing and poetry process. Big thanks to RPD for challenging the norm, pushing us to create, and providing a place to share!

My found poem, “Use Simultaneously” also went up today in their current issue for April.

RPD has rolling submission dates (no fees), and current submissions are open until April 30. Click here to view their submission guidelines.

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48 of the Most Beautiful Lines of Poetry sponsored by Buzzfeed #NaPoMo

National Poetry Month is the perfect time to immerse yourself into the poems that first brought you to love poetry. Read some of the beautiful lines below and take the time to remember your most beloved poems.

Comment here or go to the article and share your favorite lines. There are so many gems in this compiled list and certainly many more!

Happy NaPoMo!

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