This is the final chapter in The Poetic Bond series. This volume, containing 83 poems from 43 poets, brings to a close a ten year journey through the contemporary zeitgeist of modern poetry as garnered from new media, professional and scoial networking. Since 2011, 690 poems from 237 poets of 37 countries have been published. The Poets of The Poetic Bond X are: Abby DeSantis, Alan Bern, JE Bird, Anna Delamerced, Anthony Frobisher, Anthony Mirarcki, Barbara Schwegman, Betty Bleen, Blakelee Harmon, Camille Wood, Carrie Radna, Chris Barras, Christine Anderes, Cigeng Zhang, Claire Mikkelsen, David Scheffner, ,Gilbert A Franke, Henry Bladon, Jim Wilson, Joe Harper, Joseph Sinclair, Judith Mikesch-McKenzie, Karen Henneberry, Kayla Matherson, Kewayne Wadley, Madeline Heit Lipton, Mariangela Canzi, Mari-Carmen Marin, Marie Youssefirad, Mark Hammerschecik, Marli Merker Moreiara, Neetu Malik, Peter Alan Soron, Peter Verbica, Pra Tee Ma, Rebecca Evans, Robert Rubino, Ryan O’Connor, Sara Stewart, Sherry West, Stella Fletton, Trevor Maynard and Wybrig de Vries.
The winners of this year’s Poets’ Choice Awards are: (1st) HOW TO SEE by ANTHONY MIRARCKI. (2nd) ODYSSEY by CHRISTINE ANDERES (3rd -tied) STOPPING AT A BAR ON NEW YEAR’S EVE by GILBERT A.FRANKE, SEVERAL SILENT SORRY by JIM WILSON, and SKIPPING STONES by Wybrig J. De Vries. Commendations go to Outrage by Clare Mikklesen, Pandemia by Mark Hammerschick, The Old Couple by Cigeng Zhang, How to Cover a Bruise by Rebecca Evans, and Love Sometimes by Sara Stewart. What makes a Poetic Bond?
The process of selecting poems for publication in THE POETIC BOND series is unlike any other in that there is no set plan as to what will be published. It depends on the themes that emerge from the pool of work submitted, or to put it another way, the poetic energy which comes together at this certain time and place. Where themes emerge, patterns of energy harmonize, bonds form, connections are made, these in turn lead to interconnected chapters, and the creation of a holistic volume, deeply connected with humanity, nature, and the universe.
Reviews for The Poetic Bond Series“Readers will feel joy, sorrow, and every emotion in between” Review of PBVIII“The poetry that fills this book is moving, deep, and affirming” Nicholas Chiarkas (WI, USA)“…very impressed with much of the excellently crafted writing “ Robin Hislop (UK/Spain)” … a joy to read … thanks for creating this bond and including me in it”Neetu Malik (PA, USA/India) “A book to carry with you for moments of meditative thought”Diane Jardel (Eire)
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