Tag Archive: Highland Park Poetry


Highland Park Poetry’s 2018 challenge—deadline January 29

Electric flower © Ellen Wade Beals, 2018

In the northern suburb of Highland Park, Jennifer Dotson works hard for poetry–organizing readings, exhibits, and contests, such as this year’s challenge in which poets of all ages are invited to submit original poetry in response to: Electricity (in honor of the 75th anniversary of Nikolas Tesla’s death) Monsters (in honor of the 300th anniversary …

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Donne, Wright, Calls for submissions

Words can hurt © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Howdy. I saw a tornado of cottonwood on my deck today. It’s that time of year. The lawn is edged in white. The news of the world and my country’s official take on those news events have left me without adequate words. Fortunately a Facebook friend named Bob Dixon-Kolar made a couple posts that caught …

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What’s up? What’s down?

Blobby © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Hello Friends. It’s been a quiet week for me – how about for you? Here are some links you may like. Solace in So Many Words contributor Elizabeth Kerlikowske and other poets  has teamed up with artists to create The Alchemy Initiative: A Suite of Monlogues. SISMW contributor Patty Somlo has a nonfiction piece (“Home …

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Fair season


It’s that time of year when books are celebrated.  Here are three upcoming bookfairs. Currently underway is the Evanston Literary Festival, which started May 4 and goes through May 14. Upcoming events include Zoe Zolbrod tonight at Evanston Public Library to launch the tour for her new book The Telling, just out from Curbside Splendor. …

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