Andrea, Jeff, and Ryn had a ball at Say the Word in Niceville, FL, joining our gracious hosts Sarah Clauson and Rachel Reese, along with a wide array of talented poets for a night of joy, good cheer, observation, and speaking out. What a way to kick-off Poetry Month! Here we are just before the festivities began.
Ryn, Jeff, and Andrea at Say the Word in Niceville, FL
Again, we thank those who have donated to our financial cause:
- Tobi Alfier
- William Blome
- Alan Harris
- Sabrina Hicks
- Carolyn Martin (twice!)
- Tracy Mishkin
- James Penha
- Rachel Reese
- Plus newcomers Eleanor Kedney, Bruce Robinson, and Alec Solomita
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We’re finishing up Issue 6, the “daylight” theme, which is due on or around May 5. See you then! Thanks for visiting Panoply!
Andrea, Jeff, and Ryn
Following requests from our readers, we’ve agreed to begin reviewing up to 3 chapbooks per year, beginning around early July. We’d be honored and pleased to review your work in some depth. Our specifications:
- 1 review at a time
- Likely timing for reviews to appear: March, July, November (These dates are at about the midpoint of our 3 issues each year.)
- Your chapbook must be recently or imminently published, preferably within 30 days of the publication of our review.
- We ask that qualifying chapbooks be sent to us with at least 30 days’ notice. For instance, we’d like to see chapbook MS for the early July publication around the end of May – beginning of June.
- We will prepare a “full” review of about 500-750 words to appear on Panoply and to be promoted on our Facebook page. We will also write a “blurb,” which we ask to be included somewhere in your publication.
- We will choose which chapbook MS to review and notify all submitters as promptly as possible. For the time being, we foresee a submission via Submittable, with some specific notation in the title of the submission that you’re submitting a chapbook MS. (Please do not submit until we firm this up. Feel free to inquire with a comment here. We will respond promptly.)
- We’ll ask for a head shot, bio, and if available, cover art, to be included in our review.
With so much wonderful work out there, we look forward to making the tough choice of which chapbook to review each time and pledge to treat your work with the greatest care and respect.
By the way, don’t forget that Issue 6’s Call for Submissions is open now, closing April 2 at 11:59 pm US Central time. Our theme is “daylight.” Please consider submitting poetry and/or short prose related to this theme. For details, please visit: Panoply’s Submittable Page.
Thanks for thinking of Panoply,
Andrea, Jeff, and Ryn
Pressing on in attitude and behavior can be a supreme affirmation. Leigh Allen shows how with this weeks’ Editors’ Choice, Waking – Leigh Allen. To watch Leigh read her piece, please visit: Panoply’s Facebook Page.
Also enjoy our second Editors’ Choice for the week, Van Gogh in Love – Ann Howells, an amusing “look back” with Vincent in soliloquy or via a recently-discovered diary entry.
For earlier Issue 5 Editors’ Choice, click here: Midnight Garden Walk, Key West – Katherine Gekker, The Merchant Marine’s Lover – Matthew Schmeer, Punishment for Moral Deviation – Jude Marr and Second Daughter Song – Jody Burke-Kaiser.
Photo by Andrea Walker
What a way to start 2017! We’re thrilled and honored to publish Issue 5 of Panoply, featuring works from 25 US States and 6 foreign countries. We hope you enjoy the variety once again, as Issue 5 includes poems about kissing, pregnancy, protests, politics, homages to artists and musicians, humor in many forms, recovery and redemption, some fascinating steps back in time, colorful character sketches, and more. There’s even a ditty about “breakfast cereal!” As usual, we thank our talented, visionary, and courageous contributors.
Remember that Issue 6 will be themed: Daylight. More on that as we move forward. In the meantime, enjoy Issue 5 with our compliments!
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May this year bring you joy, peace, wisdom, and good health!
Andrea, Jeff, and Ryn, Editors
Contents, Issue 5
After Her Father Died – Maria Pascualy
After Visiting the Lourdes of Lebanon – CW Emerson
The Alternative Ending – Catharine Bramkamp
Cat – Paul Vaughan
Cheering the Ponies w/God – Mike Jurkovic
The Condo – Petrula Laudato
County Fair – James Penha
Cry Havoc and Let Slip – Jennifer Highland
Discovery — 30th street, 2:56 PM – Ben Rader
Dog Day Cigarette – Alec Solomita
Exploring the Mountain Range – Martin Willitts, Jr.
From the Back Porch – Sharon Scholl
The Guest – Rowena Cooper
Harbor Mnemosyne – Caroline Simpson
Here – Kendalyn McKisick
How to Keep Your Hungry Ghost Fed – C Derick Varn
I Just Got Back – Georgia Park
If I Had a Way… – Ndaba Sibanda
If Maps Were Hummingbirds – Shankar Narayan
In Search of Meaning – Jan Wiezorek
Jackass Flats – Larisa Harriger
Jagged – Robert Beveridge
Jubilee – Daniel Fitzpatrick
Kiss – Carolyn Martin
Letter from the Great Grandchildren – Ken Poyner
Life in the Past Lane – Alan Harris
Lurk – Linda Bonafield
May 6, 988 – William Allegrezza, Garin Cycholl, Kirk Robinson
The Merchant Marine’s Lover – Matthew Schmeer
Midnight Garden Walk, Key West – Katherine Gekker
Near the Mine – Dustin Pickering
New York Love Poem – Daryl Sznyter
Night Sitting – Seth Jani
November Nights – Deonte Osayande
Old Photographs – Steve Klepetar
Old Woman in a Dry Season – Claire Scott
On the Inclines of a Dune – Thomas Erickson
Pregnancy Pantoum – Kari Flickinger
Prometheus – Charlotte Pocock
Punishment for Moral Deviation – Jude Marr
Raison d’Etre Bran – Nick Romeo
Refusal – Sandra Kohler
Retire to the Netherlands – William Auten
Rhetorical/Waiting – Nate Maxson
Second Daughter Song – Jody Burke-Kaiser
Sliver of Sunlight – Lois Marie Harrod
Take Two – Jim Ross
Teach Me to Float – Ashanti Anderson
Technique – Dennis Caswell
Third Stool from the End – JB Mulligan
The Third Trimester – Minna Dubin
A Thousand Voices Long – Scott Wiggerman
Va cantando – Susanna Lang
Van Gogh in Love – Ann Howells
Waking – Leigh Allen
What the Rain Forgot – James Walton
What We Need – Lea Galanter
Your Inevitable Ghost – William Doreski
We’re honored, proud, and thrilled to announce our first-ever nominees for the Pushcart Prize. Quite a diversity in voice, subject matter, and form. Among all the wonderful, uplifting work we received, we encourage you to read the fine work by our nominees and wish them well:
Caravan with Summer Skies – Tobi Alfier
Tobi Alfier, Issue 3
Good Girl – Emma Bolden
Emma Bolden, Issue 2
Rooms by the Sea -Elina Petrova
Elina Petrova, Issue 2
Screaming Jay Hawkins and Me in Our Prime – Mike Jurkovic
Mike Jurkovic, Issue 2
Two Cranes on a Snowy Pine – Robert Okaji
Robert Okaji, Issue 3
Wings Clipped – Rachel Dacus
Rachel Dacus, Issue 4
Thanks to Jim Harrington for featuring us in his blog, “Six Questions for…” We hope you find this interview illuminating and helpful. FYI, Jim does this weekly, so check his blog for similar interviews with other editors. What a great free service!
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