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THE POETIC BOND IX

ISBN-13: 978-1695239906      

PUBLICATION DATE 8th NOVEMBER 2018

The ninth, annual, international poetry anthology in

The Poetic Bond Series.  91 poems by 43 poets from 9 countries, drawn from new media, professional and social networking, giving a snapshot of 2019 which could be said to capture the zeitgeist of contemporary poetry

 

Comments on The Poetic Bond Series

 

“A book to carry with you for moments of meditative thought.”

Diane Jardel (Eire)

 

The poetry that fills this book is moving, deep and affirming ... A beautiful publication that will rest on top of my favorite books of poetry.”

Nicholas Chiarkas (WI, USA)

 

“I am very impressed with much of the excellently crafted writing"

Robin Hislop (UK, artvilla.com)

 

Biographies of the Poets of the year’s anthology available at http://www.thepoeticbond.com/PBVIIIbiogweb.htm

THE POETIC BOND CHOICE POETS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

The poets of The Poetic Bond cast their votes to choose the three poems that most inspired them, or affected them, or indeed, they just liked the most. 

(1st) Path to the Beach – by Henry Bladon

(2nd) Papaya King – by Helen H Moore

(3rd) I Was – by Brian M Falconer

Each poet receives an award of $25.

1.  Press contact Trevor Maynard at poetry@trevormaynard.com on 0 44 7966 079968 or by snail mail at Willowdown Books, 105 Crockford Park Road, Addletone, Surrey, UK, KT 15 2LP

2. The Poets of The Poetic Bond IX (2019) are Ann Huang (USA), Annette Gagliardi (USA), Anthony Frobisher (UK), Bonnie J. Flach (USA), Brian M. Falconer (UK), Carrie Magness Radna (USA), Cathryn Glenday (USA), Chris Barras (UK), Christine Anderes (USA), Christopher Maloney (USA), Cigeng Zhang (China), Diana Wend (UK), Diane Burrow (UK). Edna George (UK), Helen H. Moore (USA), Henry Bladon (UK), Ian Colville (UK), J.M. Greff (USA), Janette Bendle (Australia), Janice McLouglin (USA), Jim Wilson (USA), Joseph Sinclair (UK), Jude Neale (Canada), Kayla Matheson (USA), Kewayne Wadley (USA), Linda Mills (USA), Luke Zachary Maynard (UK), Lynne Zotalis (USA), Madeline Heit Lipton (USA), Maja Herman Sekulic (USA/Serbia), Mariangela Canzi (Italy). Marie Youssefirad (USA), Marli Merker Moreira (Brazil), Richard Smith (USA), Robert Rubino (USA), R.H. Peat (USA), Stephen Kirin (UK), Stuart Forrest (USA), Tania Melick (Lebanon), Trevor Maynard (UK), William di Benedetto (USA), Wybrig de Vries (Canada)

3. All poems selected for publication will be automatically be put forward for The Poetic Bond Poets’ Choice Award, which will consist of three prizes of $25 for winning poems.  The award winners will be chosen by a process preferential voting by the poets who will have been selected for publication in The Poetic Bond IX.   Neither the editor, nor anyone connected with the production of The Poetic Bond Series, will have any input into the selection of award winners.  Further details available at www.thepoeticbond.com

 

4. Trevor Maynard, UK based poet, writer and editor.  He is owner/manager of Poetry, Review and Discuss Group, a major poetry group on LinkedIn.  His latest poetry collection is GREY SUN, DARK MOON.   Trevor is also the author of several plays.  Further information at http://www.trevormaynard.com

 

5. Making a Poetic Bond - the ethos behind putting together the anthology
The process of selecting poems for publishing 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 which 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, form bonds, connections, and these in turn lead to interconnected chapters, and the creation of a holistic volume, deeply connected with humanity, nature, and the universe.

 

 

 

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