I may be a bit biased (because I’ve sat in on his classes and enjoyed his performance poetry for years), but Rob Carney’s guest blog posts on Terrain.org are not to be missed! Each post is a story, a poem, and will give you a little insight to his writing process. You can view all his blog posts here.
Most recently, in his post in honor of National Poetry Month: After They Resurrect the Mastodon he writes makes an unexpected connection from Poetry Month to Paleobiology Month and a mastodon giving rides.
PROMPT: Check a calendar for unusual weeks/months dedicated to something specific, then write a poem around that topic
Terrain.org is an online “Journal of the Built + Natural Environments.” They publish a broad variety of writers and genres, including poetry, nonfiction, fiction, interviews, reviews, and blog posts. Not only is this online journal a great read, but once you’ve become familiar, consider submitting your own work. Regular submissions are open until May 30, 2017 with no fee to submit. They also run a contest year-round.
DEADLINE: May 30, 2017
FORMS: poetry, essays, fiction, articles, artwork, videos, and other contributions
Rob Carney’s fourth book 88 Maps was just released by Lost Horse Press (distribution by University of Washington Press). Read the detailed review by Julie Marie Wade on The Rumpus here. Other books and chapbooks include Story Problems and Weather Report, from Somondoco Press. You can also read his poetry in Terrain.org: 4th Annual Contest Winner and Issue 30. And listen to a new radio interview with Rob Carney.