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Poetry & Poets in Rags of February 17th

Poetry & Poets in Rags of February 17th
By rus bowden on 02/17/2009
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Dear Poetry Aficionados,

Poetry & Poets in Rags blog:

Poet Laureate Andrew Motion "believes all children should be taught the Bible from an early age." This is where we begin. Two stories later, Danny Morrison disputes Seamus Heaney. So there is food for thought this week. We also have love mixed in. After all, Valentines Day was just three days ago. In News at Eleven, we have a Carol Muske-Dukes article followed by a "Dearest Meri" story on our Back Page. And as every week, we have lots of poetry and insightful articles from our Great Regulars section.

You''ll find in Poetic Obituaries, one for an important online poet, Bret Addison Smith, who published both as Bret Addison and Bret Smith, and who signed onto the poetry forums as Courir. He was 53. You may Google him (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22bret+addison%22+OR+%22bret+smith%22+%2Bpoetry&btnG=Search). And here I would like to point out that he is a poet of the InterBoard Poetry Community (IBPC), who participated in the monthly contest taking 2nd Place for Callahan''s Saloon in May 2000 with his poem "The First Night Without Her" (http://www.webdelsol.com/IBPC/archive2000.htm#May), an HM for The Critical Poet (dot org) in October 2006 with "One Winter in Whidbey Island" (http://poetry.about.com/library/bl1006ibpchm.htm), and another HM for The Town in November 2006 with "Last Night at Algiers Point" (http://poetry.about.com/library/bl1106ibpchm.htm). My condolences to his friends and family. He is already missed.

Also, more IBPC news to report. The January 2009 results are in. The new winter season judge is the esteemed Elena Karina Byrne (http://www.myspace.com/elenakarina), just off her appearance at the 2009 UC Riverside Writers Week Conference (http://www.creativewriting.ucr.edu/writers_week/writers%20week%202009.html). Here are her results (http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/winningpoems.html):

First Place: "New Neighbors" by Eric Rhohenstein of The Critical Poet (dot org) (http://criticalpoet.org/)

Second Place: "First Frost" by Christopher T. George of FreeWrights Peer Review (http://freewrights.freeforums.org/index.php)

Third Place: "Dinner With the Ghost of Rilke" by Laurie Byro of Desert Moon Review (http://www.thedesertmoonreview.com/cgi-bin/discus/discus.cgi)

Honorable Mention: "Taste Buds of Children and Mock Adults" by Thane Zander of Blueline Poetry Forum (http://blueline.goobertree.com/forum/index.php)

Honorable Mention: "Talking Terror" by Sachi Nag of The Writers Block (http://www.the-writers-block.net/)

Congratulations to the poets and the poetry forums.

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