A Title Worthy of the Poem Itself | Tahoma Literary Review

Source: A Title Worthy of the Poem Itself | Tahoma Literary Review 

Most of the poets I know struggle with titles at one time or another. I thought this post by Kelly Davio on Tahoma Literary Review, with an editor’s perspective, offers great ideas on how to enhance your poem from the very start.

If titling your work has been an issue for you, or even if you just want to do it a little better, take a look at what Kelly has to say over at TLR.

AND SOME MORE POETRY BOOKS!

CAA-NCR BiWeekly Literary Events in the Nation’s Capital

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Deutsch: Ottawa: East Block des Parlamentsgebäudes

Ottawa: East Block Parliament Hill (Wikipedia)

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (NCR)
Bi-Weekly Notices for the two weeks: Aug. 3 to Aug. 16, 2015

Great news! Our new website is up and running. Take a look at http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/
NOTICE TO ALL READERS: Please send all submissions & event notices to Carol Stephen at cstephen0@gmail.com

EVENTS

SUMMER SOCIAL: A DAY IN THE COUNTRY chairs-fixed2

 Mark this date on your calendar before it fills!    
 

DATE: Sunday, August 16, 2015 TIME: 3 p.m. until the bonfire burns out

LOCATION: Sharyn Heagle’s country home 

TYPE: Pot Luck. Readings and attendee book sales

DETAILS: Everyone is welcome to bring a pot luck dish to share. Meet your fellow writers in a casual, congenial and supportive atmosphere. We invite you to:

  •  Read from your work, published or otherwise
  • Bring your books and give folks an opportunity to purchase a copy
  • Network, meet old friends and discover new ones

All are invited – CAA Members, Non-members, friends or family, 18 years or older.
Contact  Sharyn at 613-821-2485, or sharyn_40@yahoo.com to RSVP and for directions to her home. Bring a garden chair for outside relaxation, weather

MEETING

TOPIC: A BEETHOVEN-LOVER’S GUIDE TO WRITING WITH PASSION

Note: Due to renovations being undertaken at Mcnabb, we had to bump the normal meeting date to the 22nd of the month. Hope to see you then!

PRESENTER: Dr. Francois Mai
DATE: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
LOCATION: McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. east of Bronson Ave.

 

English: Beethoven

Beethoven (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. Mai’s presentation is based on his book Diagnosing Genius: The Life and Death of Beethoven (McGill-Queen’s UP 2007). Beethoven’s passionate nature was wonderfully reflected in his music and, through narration of some of Beethoven’s life experiences and playing recordings of selections of his music, the presentation will illustrate how Beethoven expressed those emotion in his music. Dr. Mai will recount stories about Beethoven or read extracts from his book and then play a selected piece of Beethoven’s music that expresses the emotion or feeling that goes with the story described, and discuss how he was able to translate that into the written word.
BIO: Dr. François Mai is a medical graduate of the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He obtained specialty qualifications in General Medicine and Psychiatry in Great Britain and spent most of his working life as an academic psychiatrist. Music has also been his passion, in particular the music of Beethoven. He was a competent amateur pianist and in the 1990’s produced two CD recordings that were used to raise funds for the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario. (His late brother David suffered from schizophrenia.) In 2007 McGill-Queen’s University Press published his book “Diagnosing Genius: The Life and Death of Beethoven” which describes the many medical and psychiatric problems Beethoven experienced, and the effects they had on his creativity. Dr. Mai’s website link is: www.francoismai.com. 

OTTAWA SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES

BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL  

DEADLINE: The 15th of every month for the following month’s issue

Bywords.ca considers previously unpublished poetry from emerging and established poets for our online monthly magazine. We consider work by current and former residents, students and workers of Ottawa. We also publish poems by contributors to our predecessor, the Bywords Monthly Magazine. FOR SUBMISSION INFORMATION VISIT www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines. Amanda Earl, Managing Editor. Check out Bywords.ca’s literary events calendar here: http://www.bywords.ca/calendar/index.php with up-to-date info on NCR readings, book signings, writers’ circles, literary festivals, spoken word showcases & slams. Event submissions can be sent to events@bywords.ca            

RESOURCES FOR SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES                  

A Writer’s Guide to Canadian Literary Magazines & Journals http://blog.magazine-awards.com/2013/11/07/a-writers-guide-to-canadian-literary-magazines-journals/

At Poetry Ireland: Submission calls: http://www.poetryireland.ie/writers/opportunities/

For additional links to contests and submission calls visit Canadian Authors National Capital Region website here: http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-submission/

OUT AND ABOUT

POETRY READINGS AROUND TOWN     

Elgin Street in downtown Ottawa, looking north...

Elgin Street, Ottawa, ( Wikipedia)

                                  

COMING IN SEPTEMBER

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, Thurs. Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 13, Eden Mills, Ontario
Festival organizers are buzzing with excitement and anticipation over our 2015 line-up. They’ve assembled an eclectic group of critically acclaimed authors representing a range of literary genres from fiction, poetry and non-fiction to memoirs and thrillers. With adult, teen and children’s programming, the entire family’s imaginations will be unleashed. More info: http://www.edenmillswritersfestival.ca/2015/

Adult Authors: Lawrence Hill, Ann-Marie MacDonald, John Vaillant, Elizabeth Hay, Kim Thuy, Sean Michaels, Nino Ricci, Camilla Gibb, Marina Endicott, Jennifer Robson, Michael Christie, Plum Johnson , Kim Echlin, Anakana Schofield, Nick Cutter (aka Craig Davidson), Andrew Pyper, Robert Hough, Jocelyne Saucier, Neil Smith, Alison Pick, Russell Smith, John Jantunen, Pamela Mordecai, Karyn L. Freedman, Peter Kavanagh

Poets: Arleen Paré, Madhur Anand, Stan Dragland, Don McKay, Antony DiNardo, Barry Dempster, Ulrikka Gernes

Young Adult Authors: Alyxandra Harvey, Lesley Choyce, Bill Swan, Catherine Egan, Caroline Pignat, Megan Crewe, Norah McClintock, Caitlin Sweet

Children’s Authors: Jan Thornhill, Sean Cassidy, Carolyn Beck, Debbie Ridpath Ohi,  Eddie Douglas, Kari-Lynn Winters, Wallace Edwards, Ben Caesar

Above the Hum of Yellow Jackets

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An unexpected and nice surprise today to see this on Claudia Coutu Radmore’s blog. Claudia senses things in these poems that I have not seen myself, and at times brings me back to the place inside where the poems began.

Originally posted on claudia radmore:

Above the Hum of Yellow Jackets, Carol A. Stephen (2011, Bondi Studios)cover hum carol your sideswipe smile, thin lips only/ no eye involvement/ just enough to bait your trap/ no longer enough to spring it/ lost widows and orphans control

Here is a chapbook to delight. You know someone just like she has described above, don’t you. And don’t you wish you’d written a poem about him/her…Carol’s deft word choices, facility with metaphor and connections to the here-and-now make her poems comfortingly precise and on point.

The excerpt above is from her poem ‘no eye involvement’ from this chapbook; I love its perfect title. Carol lives in Carleton Place, a small town, our small town, but her poems encompass the places she has been, her neighbourhood, her garden, as well as emotion, description and philosophy.  When she takes you to a place, you will discover something you never knew or…

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CAA-NCR Biweekly Notices for July 20 to Aug. 1 2015

CAA LOGONATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (NCR)

Bi-Weekly Notices for the two weeks: July 19 to Aug. 1, 2015

Great news! Our website problems have been resolved and the new site is up and running. Take a look at http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/

 parliament hill ottawa

EVENTS

 SUMMER SOCIAL: A DAY IN THE COUNTRY

 Mark this date on your calendar before it fills!  

DATE: Sunday, August 16, 2015 TIME: 3 p.m. until the bonfire burns out
LOCATION: Sharyn’s country home,  Osgoode
TYPE: Pot Luck. Readings and attendee book sales

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DETAILS: Everyone is welcome to bring a pot luck dish to share. Meet your fellow writers in a casual, congenial and supportive atmosphere. We invite you to:

  • Read from your work, published or otherwise
  • Bring your books and give folks an opportunity to purchase a copy
  • Network, meet old friends and discover new ones

All are invited – CAA Members, Non-members, friends or family, 18 years or older.

Contact Sharyn  at 613-821-2485, or sharyn_40@yahoo.comto RSVP and for directions to her home. Bring a garden chair for outside relaxation, weather

 MEMBER NEWS

 PHYLLIS BOHONIS BOOK LAUNCH WITH MOLLY O’CONNOR

 DATE: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
TIME:  2 pm to 4 pm
LOCATION: Rideau Valley Conservation Centre, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON

 Drop in and chat with Ottawa Authors MOLLY O’CONNOR and PHYLLIS BOHONIS.
Listen to readings from each of their distinctly different novels and enjoy some refreshments.

  COVER DESIGN COPYRIGHT © 2014 CROWE CREATIONS  COVER PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2013 MICK BOHONIS​TOMORROW’S PROMISE is Phyllis Bohonis’ third novel. Phyllis writes romance and suspense for a 55+ audience. Follow the journey of Jo Henderson who valiantly struggles to operate a family business in a male-dominated industry after the unexpected death of her husband.

 

When Secrets Become LIesLong-time writer of short stories, a successful memoir and several children’s books, Molly O’Connor is launching her first novel, WHEN SECRETS BECOME LIES: Sixteen-year-old Phillipa loses her parents to a tragic accident and while doing the necessary paper work discovers that there is no record of her birth—anywhere. Who is she?

 

 

OTTAWA SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES

BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL  

                
DEADLINE: The 15th of every month for the following month’s issue

Bywords.ca considers previously unpublished poetry from emerging and established poets for our online monthly magazine. We consider work by current and former residents, students and workers of Ottawa. We also publish poems by contributors to our predecessor, the Bywords Monthly Magazine. FOR SUBMISSION INFORMATION VISIT www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines. Amanda Earl, Managing Editor. Check out Bywords.ca’s literary events calendar here: http://www.bywords.ca/calendar/index.php with up-to-date info on NCR readings, book signings, writers’ circles, literary festivals, spoken word showcases & slams. Event submissions can be sent to events@bywords.ca            

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: WRITE ALONG RADIO Deadline: July 31, 2015

 For Ottawa, Canada area writers of all  kinds. In conjunction with a grant from the Ottawa Wave Makers, Write Along Radio is very excited to be producing an episode of our podcast for writers entitled Home at Sea: Sentimental Stories from an Ocean in Crisis. AND we are putting out a call for submissions to the Ottawa, Canada writing community.

The focus of this project is to raise awareness of an ocean in need, by simply telling our stories and relating this big idea to personal experience.

If accepted, writers will receive paid compensation for their work of 150$/piece. Learn more and find submission details at: http://writealongradio.com/2015/06/home_at_sea/

 RESOURCES FOR SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES                  

 A Writer’s Guide to Canadian Literary Magazines & Journals http://blog.magazine-awards.com/2013/11/07/a-writers-guide-to-canadian-literary-magazines-journals/

 At Poetry Ireland: Submission calls: http://www.poetryireland.ie/writers/opportunities/

 For additional links to contests and submission calls visit Canadian Authors National Capital Region website here:

http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-submission/