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ImageSilver Birch Press is seeking April Fool’s Day Erasure Poetry based on page 41 from a book of the poet’s choice — interpret “April Fool’s Day” as you will (humor, trickery, thoughts on the day, but nothing x-rated or raw). Find out more about erasure poetry at wavepoetry.com and geist.comI like this prompt because at some point we’ve all felt like fools, have been fooled, or have fooled someone else — so the resulting poems will be either humorous or emotional (my favorite types of poetry).

As a prompt, here are definitions of “fool”:

Noun: A person who acts unwisely; a silly person.

Verb: Trick or deceive.

Adjective: Foolish or silly.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

In honor of April Fool’s Day (4/1), Silver Birch Press is accepting submissions of erasure poems based on page 41 from a book of your choice. For examples of erasure poetry, see this link.

1. Select a book and turn to page 41 (in honor of April Fool’s Day, 4/1).

2. Photocopy the page, then mark out, white out, circle, or in some other way (see examples), eliminate some of the words. The remaining words constitute your April Fool’s Day Erasure Poem. (You may submit up to three poems, each created from page 41 of a different book — or even the same book, if you are so inclined.) Make sure the page number (41) appears in the poem (meaning, don’t cross out the page number). Also make sure that all the deleted words are completely obscured. 

3. Give your poem a title.

4. Scan (or take a photo of) your marked-up copy and create a PDF or JPG file. (We prefer files of at least 1MB, but will accept lower-resolution files.)

5. Create a separate typed version in MSWord or in an email.

6. Send an email with your erasure poetry to silver@silverbirchpress.com along with your name, mailing address, one-paragraph bio, and the Title, publisher, and publication date of the book.

DEADLINE:  March 15, 2014

We will feature submissions on the Silver Birch Press blog — and in a printed collection entitled Silver Birch Press By the Numbers Erasure Poetry Anthology, which we’ll release in the fall of 2014. 

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Silver Birch Press is seeking April Fool’s Day Erasure Poetry based on page 41 from a book of the poet’s choice — interpret “April Fool’s Day” as you will (humor, trickery, thoughts on the day, but nothing x-rated or raw). Find out more about erasure poetry at wavepoetry.com and geist.com. I like this prompt because at some point we’ve all felt like fools, have been fooled, or have fooled someone else — so the resulting poems will be either humorous or emotional (my favorite types of poetry).

As a prompt, here are definitions of “fool”:

Noun: A person who acts unwisely; a silly person.

Verb: Trick or deceive.

Adjective: Foolish or silly.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

In honor of April Fool’s Day (4/1), Silver Birch Press is accepting submissions of erasure poems based on page 41 from a book of your choice. For examples of erasure poetry, see this link.

1. Select a book and turn to page 41 (in honor of April Fool’s Day, 4/1).

2. Photocopy the page, then mark out, white out, circle, or in some other way (see examples), eliminate some of the words. The remaining words constitute your April Fool’s Day Erasure Poem. (You may submit up to three poems, each created from page 41 of a different book.)

3. Give your poem a title.

4. Scan (or take a photo of) your marked-up copy and create a PDF or JPG file. (We prefer files of at least 1MB, but will accept lower-resolution files.)

5. Create a separate typed version in MSWord or in an email.

6. Send an email with your erasure poetry to silver@silverbirchpress.com along with your name, contact information, one-paragraph bio, and the Title, edition, and page number of the book.

DEADLINE:  March 1, 2014

We will feature submissions on the Silver Birch Press blog — and possibly in a printed collection. We hope to pair the April Fool’s Day Erasure Poetry with our recent Valentine’s Day Erasure Poetry submissions in a published book later this year. 

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Silver Birch Press is seeking Valentine’s Day Erasure Poetry based on page 214 from a book of the poet’s choice — interpret “Valentine’s Day” as you will (love, romance, or other thoughts on the day, but nothing x-rated or raw). Find out more about erasure poetry at wavepoetry.com and geist.com

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Silver Birch Press is accepting submissions of erasure poems based on page 214 from a book of your choice. For examples of erasure poetry, see this link.

1. Select a book and turn to page 214 (in honor of Valentine’s Day, 2/14!).

2. Photocopy the page, then mark out, white out, circle, or in some other way (see examples), eliminate some of the words. The remaining words constitute your Valentine’s Day Erasure Poem.

3. Give your poem a title.

4. Scan (or take a photo of) your marked-up copy and create a PDF or JPG file.

5. Create a separate typed version in MSWord or in an email.

6. Send an email with your erasure poetry to silver@silverbirchpress.com along with your name, contact information, one-paragraph bio, and the Title, edition, and page number of the book.

DEADLINE:  January 4, 2014

All poems will be featured on the Silver Birch Press blog — and possibly in a printed collection. 

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Silver Birch Press is seeking Valentine’s Day Erasure Poetry based on page 214 from a book of the poet’s choice — interpret “Valentine’s Day” as you will (love, romance, or other thoughts on the day, but nothing x-rated or raw). Find out more about erasure poetry at wavepoetry.com and geist.com

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Silver Birch Press is accepting submissions of erasure poems based on page 214 from a book of your choice. For examples of erasure poetry, see this link.

1. Select a book and turn to page 214 (in honor of Valentine’s Day, 2/14!).

2. Photocopy the page, then mark out, white out, circle, or in some other way (see examples), eliminate some of the words. The remaining words constitute your Valentine’s Day Erasure Poem.

3. Give your poem a title.

4. Scan (or take a photo of) your marked-up copy and create a PDF or JPG file.

5. Create a separate typed version in MSWord or in an email.

6. Send an email with your erasure poetry to silver@silverbirchpress.com along with your name, contact information, one-paragraph bio, and the Title, edition, and page number of the book.

DEADLINE:  January 4, 2014

All poems will be featured on the Silver Birch Press blog — and possibly in a printed collection. 

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Silver Birch Press is seeking  Valentine’s Day Erasure Poetry based on page 214 from a book of the poet’s choice — interpret “Valentine’s Day” as you will (love, romance, or other thoughts on the day, but nothing x-rated or raw). Find out more about erasure poetry at wavepoetry.com and geist.com

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Silver Birch Press is accepting submissions of erasure poems based on page 214 from a book of your choice. For examples of erasure poetry, see this link.

1. Select a book and turn to page 214 (in honor of Valentine’s Day, 2/14!).

2. Photocopy the page, then mark out, white out, circle, or in some other way (see examples), eliminate some of the words. The remaining words constitute your Valentine’s Day Erasure Poem.

3. Give your poem a title.

4. Scan (or take a photo of) your marked-up copy and create a PDF or JPG file.

5. Create a separate typed version in MSWord or in an email.

6. Send an email with your erasure poetry to silver@silverbirchpress.com along with your name, contact information, one-paragraph bio, and the Title, edition, and page number of the book.

DEADLINE: January 4, 2014

All poems will be featured on the Silver Birch Press blog — and possibly in a printed collection. 

 

 

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DECEMBER 15, 2013

FINAL DAY FOR SUBMISSIONS — NO EXENSIONS!

WHAT: Silver Birch Press is seeking submissions of erasure poems (find out more about this art form at wavepoetry.com and geist.com) that use Charles Bukowski’s writing as source material. For examples of erasure poetry, see this link.

WHY: Bukowski fans love Buk and his oeuvre — and erasure poetry allows people to feel closer to the great writer and his superb writing. Bukowski erasure poems are composed with the utmost respect for the master — and as a way to honor his brilliance, which shines brighter every year. 

WHERE: Selected Bukowski Erasure poems will appear on the Bukowski On Wry blog and in a printed collection.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: 

1. Select a page from the work of Charles Bukowski (poetry or prose). (NOTE: Single pages only — no spreads.) 

2. Photocopy the page, then mark out, white out, or in some other way (see examples), eliminate some of the words. The remaining words constitute your Bukowski Erasure Poem. (Note: Make sure all the eliminated words are blocked out.)

3. Scan (or take a photo of) your marked-up copy.

4. Create a separate typed version in MSWord or in body of email.

5. Send an email to bukowskionwry@yahoo.com that includes:

  • Erasure poems (up to three) in PDF or JPG format
  • Typed versions of erasure poems in MSWord or in body of email
  • Your one-paragraph bio
  • Your name, email address, and mailing address
  • Title, edition, page number, publisher, and publication date for the book (if it’s a poem from a book, list the name of the poem and the book). If the Bukowski material comes from an internet resource, list the source. If the material comes from a Bukowski novel, list the chapter number.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2013

PAYMENT: All contributors featured in the print edition will receive a copy of the book, which we intend to release in March 2014 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Buk’s passing. 

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WHAT: As fans of erasure poetry (find out more about this art form at wavepoetry.com and geist.com), Silver Birch Press is accepting submissions of poems that use Charles Bukowski‘s writing as source material. For examples of erasure poetry, see this link.

WHY: Bukowski fans love Buk and his oeuvre — and erasure poetry allows people to feel closer to the great writer and his superb writing. Bukowski erasure poems are composed with the utmost respect for the master — and as a way to honor his brilliance, which shines brighter every year. 

WHERE: Selected Bukowski Erasure poems will appear on the Bukowski On Wry blog and in a printed collection.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: 

1. Select a page from the work of Charles Bukowski (poetry or prose).

2. Photocopy the page, then mark out, white out, circle, or in some other way (see examples), eliminate some of the words. The remaining words constitute your Bukowski Erasure Poem.

3. Scan (or take a photo of) your marked-up copy.

4. Create a separate typed version in MSWord or in body of email.

5. Send an email to bukowskionwry@yahoo.com that includes:

  • Erasure poems (up to three) in PDF or JPG format
  • Typed versions of erasure poems in MSWord or in body of email
  • Your one-paragraph bio
  • Your name, email address, and mailing address
  • Title, edition, page number, publisher, and publication date for the book (if it’s a poem from a book, list the name of the poem and the book). If the Bukowski material comes from an internet resource, list the source.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2013

PAYMENT: All contributors featured in the print edition will receive a copy of the book, which we intend to release in March 2014 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Buk’s passing. 

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A few days ago, Silver Birch Press issued a call for submissions seeking poems suitable for a Valentine’s Day Erasure Poetry anthology (find the post here). We’ve just received our first submission, and even though Valentine’s Day is more than three months away, we just had to run this sublime poem by Mary Bast.

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SENSUAL WISDOM
by Mary Bast

yield to invisible forces
find that voodoo
on the fringes
become a willing servant to
beauty and dignity
be
a              goddess
        a
wild animal

“Sensual Wisdom” is based on page 214 from The Tao of Equus by Linda Kohanov (New World Library, 2001)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Bast writes poetry, memoir, and flash fiction. She was a finalist in the 2012 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, and one of 85 poets from seven countries participating in Pulitzer Remix, a 2013 National Poetry Month initiative sponsored by The Found Poetry Review. Recent publications include Bacopa Literary Review, Right Hand Pointing, Pea River Journal, Six Minute Magazine, The Found Poetry Review, and The Writing Disorder. When Mary’s hands are not on computer keys they’re holding brush to canvas, inspired by North Central Florida’s woodlands, lakes, and prairies. Learn more about Mary Bast and her work at foundpoetrycollage.

Image Silver Birch Press is seeking Valentine’s Day Erasure Poetry based on page 214 from a book of the poet’s choice  — interpret “Valentine’s Day” as you will (love, romance, or other thoughts on the day — but nothing x-rated or raw). Find out more about erasure poetry at wavepoetry.com and geist.com

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Silver Birch Press is accepting submissions of erasure poems based on page 214 from a book of your choice. For examples of erasure poetry, see this link.

1. Select a book and turn to page 214 (in honor of Valentine’s Day, 2/14!).

2. Photocopy the page, then mark out, white out, circle, or in some other way (see examples), eliminate some of the words. The remaining words constitute your Valentine’s Day Erasure Poem.

3. Give your poem a title.

4. Scan (or take a photo of) your marked-up copy and create a PDF or JPG file.

5. Create a separate typed version in MSWord or in an email.

6. Send an email with your erasure poetry to silver@silverbirchpress.com along with your name, contact information, one-paragraph bio, and the Title, edition, and page number of the book.

DEADLINE:  January 4, 2014

All poems will be featured on the Silver Birch Press blog — and possibly in a printed collection. 

 

 

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the black waters of lethe
by George McKim

tonight
in my dream
Garcia Lorca

i saw you
walk on the black waters
of lethe

“black waters of lethe” is based on “A Supermarket in California” by Allen Ginsberg.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  George McKim has an MFA in Painting. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Dear Sirs, Shampoo, Diagram, elimae, Ditch, Cricket Online Review, Blaze Vox, The Found Poetry Review Pulitzer Remix Project, and others.