Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Kelley Jean White reads from Ice Solstice, from the Key Poetry Series by the Broadkill Press

Kelley White has offered ten poems for you poetry lovers. To hear the medical music of "Chordae" is worth the listen all by itself. White uploaded her reading to Soundcloud, which is great way to share your poetry recordings with your friends, family, and audience.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Annual Poetry Prize Guidelines for the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize

The Eleventh Annual Dogfish Head Poetry Prize for the winning book-length manuscript by a poet resid- ing in the Mid-Atlantic states (DE, MD, VA, PA, NJ, NY, WVA, NC, and District of Columbia) will consist of $500, two cases of Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Beer*, book pub- lication by Broadkill River Press, and 10 copies of the book (in lieu of royalties). The rules are: Manuscripts must be received by midnight, September 2, 2013 (Labor Day). Manuscripts received after Labor Day will not be considered. Eligible poets must reside in the above listed states and be twenty -one years of age or older by the date of the award. *The manuscript is to be submitted electronically in one MS Word document attachment. Send to Prize co-ordinator Linda Blaskey at Snail mail submissions will not be accepted. Send two title pages with each submission: one with the title of the manuscript, your name, address, phone numbers and e-mail address; the second with just the manuscript title. No manuscript is to have any au- thor-identifying information other than the one title page and will be rejected if it does. The manuscript should have an acknowledgement page of poems previously pub- lished, and in which publications and/or web-sites they appeared. Judging is blind and double-tiered. The manuscript must be book-length (between 48 and seventy eight pages of original work – no transla- tions) and no more than roughly thirty lines to a page, including the poem’s title and two line-spaces between the title and the body of the poem. A poem may be more than one page. The book’s dimensions will be 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches, with a minimum of half-inch side margins, and printed in 12 point type, so avoid very long lines. The award will be presented to the poet on Sun- day, December 8, 2013 at the Dogfish Head Brewpub and Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The winner must agree to attend this event and to read from their winning book at a reception honoring the winner. The prize will be officially awarded by Sam Calagione, Foun- der and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Distill- ery, or by another company official. The author of the winning manuscript also agrees to provide, within ten days of notification, a color head- shot photograph for the back cover and a dedication for the interior of the book. The winner agrees to travel to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware at the winner’s expense for awarding of the prize. Dogfish Head will provide the winner one night’s lodging in Rehoboth Beach where Dog- fish Rehoboth Brew Pub and Restaurant is located. Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales retains the right to use any of the winning work in promotional materials. For questions and more information contact Linda Blaskey, Prize co-ordinator, at For more information about Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, go to

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Carolyn Cecil reads from her new chapbook, Taken Away, book five of the Key Poetry Series by the Broadkill Press

Carolyn Cecil reads from her new chapbook, Taken Away. Click on a link to hear Carolyn read "Gray Raccoon," "Your Family Antics, Calamities, and Memoirs," and "Stalled." You can purchase Carolyn's chapbook here.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Key Poetry Chapbook Series

The Broadkill Press is offering a preview of Carolyn Cecil reading from her new chapbook Taken Away, book five of the Key Poetry Chapbook Series available here. You can hear Carolyn read here. The Broadkill Press is from the mastermind of Jamie Brown, organizer of the John Milton Poetry Festival, The Dogfish Head Poetry Prize, and the Broadkill Review, one of the first pdf literary journals of its kind.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Love Poetry? Check out the Key Poetry Series by the Broadkill Press

Broadkill Press, an offshoot of The Broadkill Review and John Milton Poetry Festival, kicks off a key chapbook series this spring and summer. The first book off the press is S Scott Whitaker's The Black Narrows, a chapbook about a black market community that existed in the marsh off the coast of Virginia's Eastern Shore. "The poems are a kind of theater, monologues perhaps, not in the strictest Spoon River sense, but certainly of that tradition. There's a strong lyric bent to these as well, not just narrative. And a fair share of elegies and nature poems, though most of the poems are about people and relationships." Whitaker, the literary review editor for The Broadkill Review, and a member of the National Book Critics Circle, has spoken about the book, the process, and some of the poems within the collection here, and here. Book two in the series is Ice-Solstice by Kelley Jean White, and book three in the series is Gary Hanna's Sediment. Books can be ordered here. Whitaker's YA retelling of the Odyssey, Seven Days on the Mountain, is available on Amazon. A book trailer for the YA thriller has just been released. You can view it below.