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The 2017 Poet’s Market, edited by Robert Lee Brewer, includes hundreds of poetry markets, including listings for poetry publications, publishers, contests, and more! With names, contact information, and submission tips, poets can find the right markets for their poetry and achieve more publication success than ever before.
In addition to the listings, there are articles on the craft, business, and promotion of poetry–so that poets can learn the ins and outs of writing poetry and seeking publication. Plus, it includes a one-year subscription to the poetry-related information on WritersMarket.com. All in all, it’s the best resource for poets looking to secure publication.
Bowery Poetry Club: Poetry Spotlight
Of course, there are many venues for people to read poetry in New York City, but Bowery Poetry Club was actually founded by Bob Holman, who’s been dubbed “Poetry Czar” and “Dean of the Scene.” In fact, Holman has played a pivotal role in helping to promote poetry, especially spoken word and slam poetry, around the country and world.
The Bowery Poetry Club is currently in season and has shows every Sunday and Monday. Check out their full list of events on their Facebook page here.
Personally, I’ve visited before, and it’s an intimate venue–the kind that’s perfect for poetry. You can find it at 308 Bowery (between Houston and Bleecker) in Manhattan.
In addition to performances and readings, Bowery Poetry offers poetry workshops from time to time.
Robert Lee Brewer is the editor of Poet’s Market and author of Solving the World’s Problems. He originally heard about Bowery Poetry Club from the same source that shares all good information with him: his wife, Tammy. Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.
Check out these other poetic posts:
- Bryan Borland: Poet Interview.
- Collecting Poems Into a Book: 5 Poets Share Their Method.
- Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 391.