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Showing posts with label Poetry books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poetry books. Show all posts

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Richard Kraweic at Writers Circle. Register now.

Registration open now. Send fee by PayPal or mail check to 581 Chatuge Lane, Hayesville, NC  28904. Just three weeks to register so  don't  wait.

Saturday, September 9, 2017, Writers Circle Studio, Hayesville, NC
Fee: $45.00
10:30 AM until 1:30 PM
Richard Krawiec

Revising and Organizing a Poetry Book, with Richard Krawiec

Often the difference between a manuscript's acceptance for publication, or rejection, is decided by its organization. A poetry book needs to be organized, it has to begin with the first poem and move you on a journey through the last one. 

It can be organized by theme, imagery, emotional development and other ways.  In this workshop we will explore how to identify the best way to organize your poems, and others, so that editors will give your book submissions a fair reading.  In looking at organization, we will also look at revision strategies, and ways to identify themes.  Information on submitting to literary publishers will also be discussed. Students should bring ten poems to the class.  If you don't have 10 poems that's okay - there will be samples available.

Richard Krawiec has published three books of poems, most recently Women Who Loved me Despite, Second Edition(Sable Books). His work appears in dozens of literary magazines, including New Orleans Review, Drunken Boat, Shenandoah, sou’wester, Dublin Review, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Spillway, North Dakota Quarterly, Blue Fifth Review, etc. 

He has been nominated for Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net multiple times. In addition to poetry, he has published 2 novels, Time Sharing and Faith in What?, a story collection, And Fools of God, and 4 plays. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NC Arts Council(twice), and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. 

As founder of Jacar Press, a Community Active publishing company, he publishes full-length collections, chapbooks, anthologies and an award-winning online magazine, One A hands-on editor, he has worked to edit and organize chapbooks and collections by, among others, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Betty Adcock, Jaki Shelton Green, and Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Another Poetry Book by Robert S. King forthcoming

I have the pleasure of posting an article by my friend Robert S. King. He is to be congratulated, again, for another book of his fine poetry to be published soon. Following are Robert's words.

I am pleased to announce that just this month I signed a contract with Sweatshoppe Publications, a new and very hard-working publisher. They have scheduled my book of poetry, One Man’s Profit, for publication by the end of February 2013. More information is available at the publisher's website.  An order link is forthcoming.

One Man’s Profit is my sixth collection of poetry and contains poems written during the past two years. The manuscript went through many revisions and versions. I wish to thank several folks who read and/or commented on the book, helping me to get it into shape. My appreciation goes to Nancy Simpson, Diane Kistner, Scott Owens, David Chorlton, and Joanne Lowery for their input.

Obviously, a poet must promote his work, so I have already scheduled six reading events and will post those dates on my website's calendar in the near future.

When the book is available for sale, I hope you will support this new publisher and this old poet.


Robert, with age comes wisdom. We will enjoy One Man's Profit as we have enjoyed all of your poetry.