Saturday, March 08, 2003

Friday, March 07, 2003

Poesy Magazine will have a new look for its 20th issue due out this month... it will be upgraded I have been proud to be the Boston Editor for the last few years. Brian Morrisey hads done a great job with Poesy, which he started when he was 14...he now is 27. You can send submissions to This weekend is the Cambridge Poetry Festival at Lesley Univ. in Cambridge. A Lot of folks from Ibbetson St. are in contention for prizes including: Portia Brockway, Susuie Davidson, Ian Thal, and Linda Conte... I expect our ace reviwer Laura Stamps will be sending us an exclusive interview with Lyn Lifshin, the Queen of the Small Press real soon...

Thursday, March 06, 2003

I am told that Spare Change News is looking for new voices in the poetry section. So I would send your submissions to Spare Change News 1151 Mass. Ave. Cambridge, Ma. 02138 C/0 Don DiVecchio--poetry editor...

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Last Saturday I went to the Open Bark Poetry Reading in Cambridge ( Out of the Blue Gallery) to check out the poets, and I found a very vibrant scene. One of the Ibbetson Updater reviewers, Sarah Medinger, strutted her lyrical stuff and she was quite compelling. She is one of the folks I will be interviewing for the young poets article in Spare Change. There was a combo of music and poetry, and the crowd for the most part was under thirty. A lot of good energy, and some fine talent. Deb Priestly makes a sporting host, and knows how to handle a crowd.

Sunday, March 02, 2003

I had breakfeast with Don DiVecchio, poetry editor of Spare Change News. He is working on the All-Poetry Issue due to be out May1. Jack Powers, (Stone Soup Poets, Inc.) made the selection of best poem for that issue. Editor, Holly Hand, is looking for new voices on the poetry scene to submit their work...send it to Don DiVecchio Spare Change Newss 1151 Mass. Ave. Cambridge, Ma. 02138