Sunday, March 2, 2014

Call for Yuyu Poems

Fellow poets and writers!   Deadline for Eternal Snow has been extended!  Please see the submission directions below and share this information with others! 

If you have had the pleasure of meeting or interacting with Yuyu or had the opportunity of attending this internationally renowned Himalayan Poet’s  workshops, you are herein invited to submit to the upcoming  anthology, tentatively named,  Eternal Snow: An Anthology of Poems Originating from Yuyu’s Works, Readings and Workshops.

The book will be edited by David Austell and Kathleen D. Gallagher.  

We are already reading amazing poems from the following poets

Tony Barnstone John Clark Tracie Morell Ravi Shankar Lori Ann Kusterbeck  Eileen O’Connor Chuck Joy  Lorraine Conlin  Kathleen D Gallagher  David Austell  Maria Heath  Christopher Wheeling Renay Sanders  Mindy Kronenberg Shawn Aveningo Bill Wolak Tim Kahl  T.M. Göttl  Steve Brightman  Jen Pezzo  Thomas Jenney  Agnes Marton Russ Green Katya Johanna  Shannon Kline Timothy Gager  Kymberly Avinasha Brown  Devin Wayne Davis Robin Metz Alex Symington  Erica Mapp Lorraine Bouchard & more work is pouring in…

Please submit your work for consideration to

Submission Directions:

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Limit your poems to no more than seven.  Please include your email address or other contact information on the top right hand side of entry.  In the body of the email, tell us how and why you were inspired to write your poem/s as it relates to an interaction with Yuyutsu whether it was at one of his readings, at one of his workshops, through his poetry, in an acquaintance online (or in person) where you were introduced to him through his poetry.  Please submit your poetry in ONE attachment for ease of reading and collating.

We also would love to hear from you in the comment below, so that we might start a discussion on how a poet such as Yuyutsu inspires other works.

We look forward to reading your Yuyutsu inspired poetry today!    Namaste!

David B. Austell

David B. Austell is Assistant Vice President and Director of the Office of Global Services at New York University in New York City, where he is also an Associate Professor of International Education in the NYU Steinhardt School (adjunct). David has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also completed his Ph.D. in Higher Education focusing on International Education. In 1992, David was a Fulbright grantee in Japan and Korea. The love of poetry grows from deep roots, and in David’s case from his parents: his mother who sent poetry, sacred and secular, to him all through college with her letters, and his father who read Shakespeare and Coleridge to him as a child.

Kathleen D. Gallagher

Kathleen D. Gallagher is a distinguished senior lecturer of English at the University of Akron/Wayne College, an award winning writer (2007 Writer’s Digest Honorable Mention for a feature article entitled “Cutting Storm,” and a 2011 Honorable Mention for her essay “Flying Objects” in the 2011 Writer’s Digest competition). She is also a poet with works in journals such as South Coast Poetry Journal; Issue #15 (Honorable Mention for “Focal Point” judged by writer/poet James Dickey).  Gallagher has edited several books including: Footpaths to Ancient Campsites in Copley Township, Ohio: 2006 by Robert D. Haag, and Dialogue with A Christian Proselytizer by Todd Allan Gates, September 2010. She is a former NEOMFA creative writing student at Kent State University. Gallagher was a finalist in the First Grand Tournament event through Writing Knights Press which resulted in her first poetry chapbook, I See Things are Falling. She was nominated for a Pushcart prize in December 2012 through Writing Knights Press.

Editorial Staff:   

Jen Pezzo 

 Jen Pezzo is a poet and author of “Imaginary Conversations” published by the Poets Haven in 2012  and "Lucid Brightenings" to be published by Writing Knights Press in May of 2014.She has been published in several anthologies and online zines; is one of the of the Stark County Library's "How Sweet it Is Adult Poetry" contest winners in 2012; and was a finalist in the Writing Knights Grand Tournament of 2013. Jen received a Pushcart nomination in 2012 through Poet's Haven. In addition to her writing, she also runs and coordinates a monthly open mic called “Akron Night Murmurs” that showcases local poets and musicians. She is currently the feature performance poet with the band Serene II and a board member of the Barberton Gallery of Fine Art. 

Tracie Morell

Tracie Morell is the past managing Editor of Lake Effect: Journal of the Literary Arts, from 2001-2003, and prior to that she served as co-editor of non-fiction.  Her work has appeared in Anemone Sidecar, Menacing Hedge, B&Y Dog, Inclement, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Gravel, Aperion Review, among others. She received a nomination for the 2013 Pushcart Prize and Best of the Web. She was a finalist for the Erie County Poet Laureate in 2012.  Recently, her work has been translated to German.  She has a degree (honors with distinction) in English Literature from Pennsylvania State University.  Tracie lives in the snowy tundra of the Rust Belt where she promotes to create livelihoods for her fellow poets and spoken word artists.

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