Archive for January, 2012

This Tuesday: EOL Poetry Contest Deadline

January 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Midnight Eastern Time on January 31st is the deadline for the third annual Eye On Life Poetry Contest. There is still time to enter. Fame, glory and the one hundred dollar first prize could still be yours – but you know what they say. If you don’t enter, you can’t win.

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EOL Poetry Contest Countdown: 10 DAYS TO GO

January 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Only ten days left to enter the Eye On Life Poetry Contest for 2011-2012.  

Just sayin’.

We have a number of entries now that should make it easy on the judges, but who wants to make it easy on the judges?  Odds are still great for winning the $100 first prize.  In my totally unbiased opinion – hey,  you should go for it, bucko.

Remembering Cris

January 17, 2012 Leave a comment

It’s not like Cris Advincula and I ever met, yet I felt a kinship with him that will last beyond his life and perhaps mine, too.

Today Cris died unexpectedly from complications of diabetes.  He was a young man, on his computer, probably creating compelling poetry or images as was his wont.  He was ever an inspiring and community building man, always with a positive outlook.   Even when the tsunami took everything, still he was able to take it in stride.  His strength and his creativity remain as totems and exemplars to us, we who are left behind to try to grasp some corner of his genius before it is blown off into oblivion by the winds of time.

Three Weeks and A Day

January 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Twenty-two days left in the Eye On Life Poetry Contest.  A few more entries have come in, but there is room for many more.  Already, however, I can see that our panel of judges will have their work cut out for them as they decide the winner, both because of the quality of the entries and their eclectic variety.

This week at the Poetry Locksmith we are once again highlighting a sampling of poetry events around the United States, in California, New York, Chicago, Massachusetts and North Carolina.  I am always amazed at the number of quality poetry events that are available, and I know that we are only scratching the surface.  The current of poetry runs deep in America as it does elsewhere in the world.

Less Than Four Weeks to the EOL Poetry Contest Deadline

January 5, 2012 Leave a comment

I would just like to remind everyone that the deadline for the Eye On Life annual Poetry Contest is January 31st.  We have only a few entries so far, so odds are still good to win the $100 first prize, $50 second prize or a book of poetry for one of two third prizes.  Take your time, but don’t miss the deadline!

Meanwhile we have some new work up from poets Donal Mahoney and Jason Alan Wilkinson.  Please stop by and enjoy their fine work.

I take great pleasure in publishing the work of such fine poets.  This time Donal gives us a chuckle and Jason makes us run for the dictionary.