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Nancy Simpson's LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE, New and Selected Poems was published by Carolina Wren Press (N.C. Laureate Series, 2010.) She is the author of ACROSS WATER and NIGHT STUDENT, State Street Press, still available on WWW at Alibris and Books Again. Her poems have been published in Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review and other literary magazines. "Carolina Bluebirds" was published in THE POETS GUIDE TO THE BIRDS, Anhinga Press). "Grass" was reprinted in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Southern Poetry Review: DON'T LEAVE HUNGRY ( U.of Arkansas Press.) Seven poems were reprinted in the textbook, SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN POETRY,(McFarland.) Two poems were published in SOLO CAFE, Two more poems were published in SOLO NOVO."In the Nantahala Gorge" was published in Pisgah Review. "Studying Winter" was reprinted in Pirene's Fountain Anthology and "The Collection" in Collecting Life Anthology. Most recently, Southern Poetry Review Edited by James Smith, published "Our Great Depression," and The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. VII: NORTH CAROLINA,Edited by William Wright, reprinted "Leaving in the Dead of Winter."

Monday, July 18, 2011

SOLO NOVO - a Literary Magazine Published in Carpinteria, California and North Wilksboro, NC Presents WALL SCRWLS. Have You Read It?

I've read Solo Novo  cover to cover and know I am   fortunate to have two of my newer poems included along with so many accomplished poets from across America: Marvin Bell. Marguerite Costigan, Al Magannes, Rita Ferarelli, and others. My poems included are "Aftermath" and "Mary Cassatt."
For those of you who remember my poems,  these are two spoken in voices from the other side.
I was first introduced to Solo Press by 
Lenard D. Moore when he was guest editor for Solo Cafe # 8- 9 (2011) which focused on poems for and about teaching.
Paula C. Lowe in her editor's note in  SOLO NOVO writes:
"Iowa Fram House Wall. Eighty years later, the farm house in the photograph is abandoned. I remembered it being on a gravel road. Now it sits like a broken sofa, orphaned near the freeway. But inside it is a hive of letters, a busy kitchen of words. Every kid with a can of spray paint some how gets here and leaves his or her native tngue on the walls. The layers on the old boards crack and peel. No matter. The kids keep wiriting. 

"Wall Scrawles is coverd in Afghanistan, earthquakes and hurricanes, oil, floods, torture, head counts, AIDS, prayers, nuclear catastrophe, bedside loss, daily work. We are sucked, grabbed, kicked, hugged, dumped, held, stilled, bowed, left speachless in these poems....".and she ends with "What can we do but leave our mark? What must we do to leave our mark?"

Solo Novo is a member of CLMP. Solo Novo is listed in the American Humanities Index, provided by Whitson Publishing Company. Solo Novo is an independent journal  of poetry published annually by Solo Press. Glenda Luschei, Publisher and Paula C. Lowe, editor.
Order your copy email to PCLSolo@gmail.com 
For each copy, please send a check made out to Solo Press for $12. Send to  Solo Press, 5146 Foothill Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93103.

And if you are interested in submitting your poems to this magazine, read   
Call for Submissions that will open in September 2011.
Solo Novo
122 Days
Poems written & about 
happenings between 
Sept 1 – Dec 31, 2011
For these four months. For these times. Get out there. Pay attention. Put your heart on the tracks where the future is NOW. 
No old stuff. No cover letters. No attachments. No dedications. Format your work the way you want it. All present tense. All present experience. All about “ What’s goin’ on?” (Marvin Gaye)
At Solo Press, we choose work for two reasons. One, it grabs us. Two, the poem adds an important voice to the chorus of poems for a particular issue. 
Send your work later rather than earlier. We will not respond to submissions until after the deadline.  Our team reads every poem with the care we would want for our own work. We welcome established and emerging poets.
Be part of the Solo Novo energy! Join us for 122 Days
Solo Novo, the all-poetry poetry journal.  
Paula C. Lowe, editor

v. 2  122 Days
Solo Novo poets write to be heard in our times.
Submission Guidelines:
1.  Submit up to three previously unpublished poems via email. 
(Note: poems published on the Internet count as previously published.)  Simultaneous submissions are okay. Just let us know if your poem will be published elsewhere.
(Attachments will NOT be opened). Use 12 point Times New Roman Font.
3. The email’s subject line should read Solo Submission + your name.
4. In the body of the email, type your name, email address, home address and phone number.
5. Next, provide your poems. Titles should be bolded. 
6. EMAIL YOUR SUBMISSION to: PCLSolo@gmail.com

7. We read all submissions. We will let you know we got your work. We will let you know within two months if we seek to publish your poem/s.

8.  If we ask to publish your work, we will email you a first serial rights contract that we will ask you to sign and return to us via snail mail. (Copyright reverts to the poet upon publication.)  We will also ask for a very short bio.

9. All selected poets will receive a complimentary Solo Café: 122 Days.  Any other wanting copies, send an email to PCLSolo@gmail.com with the names and addresses of recipients.  For each additional copy, please send a check made out to Solo Press for $12. Send to  Solo Press, 5146 Foothill Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93103.

Wow!  That is a generous post!  Thank you Nancy!  I am honored that you gave Solo Novo so much kind attention and even included the submission guidelines for 122 Days.  I hope every theme prompts poets to consider poetry in an imperative way....as emotional cultural food for real people in these very real and unstable times.
I hope you send us more work.  It is a pleasure to publish your poetry.

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