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*Star*The Word of the Day: Omphalos
Can you get to the omphalos of all this ??
It depends on what you mean...

Yes - "the" is the center of the sentence.

No - they're silhouettes and don't have bellybuttons! *Laugh**Rolling*
The omphalos of the newborn is separated from the mother moments after birth.

Signature for nominees of the 2019 Quill Awards

Kudos to the more than
60 poets, sponsors, and
cheerleaders who
contributed generously
to W.Com's 30 Days
of Poetry in April, 2019 *Star*
It was lots of fun. Thank you.
The Word of the Day is Kerfuffle.
I like this word *Smile*
I'm doing my best to avoid a kerfuffle
Kerfuffle poem coming *Laugh*

*Facepalm* An Ostrich sway to the left
quick chicken run to the right
restless legs on a shaky shuffle *Witchlegs2*
the peacocks kept me awake all night
I am in an awful kerfuffle. *Geek*

Fun to play with Gabriella *Bigsmile*
Alexi curtsy. *Heart*


Well Ms Alexi. Be careful, I'm deciding
whether to muffle or reshuffle. *Laugh*
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2019 Pulitzer Price for Poetry


Be With by Forrest Gander, Master of the Long Poem

"Be With" is a collection of different kinds and forms of poetry. It is less a collection of poems than it is meditations upon the personal and the intimate, even when it talks about things that’s aren’t personal or intimate. It is a collection of poetry that is about the beauty of language, and how beauty and language can be used to describe and evoke profoundly deep feelings.

Hungarian born Joseph Pulitzer was the first to call for the training of journalists at the university level in a school of journalism. And certainly, the lasting influence of the Pulitzer Prizes on journalism, literature, music, and drama is to be attributed to his visionary acumen.


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Red Hen Press

Submit:
Short story collection
Essay collection,
Novel


WEBSITE: http://www.redhen.org

Deadline: August 31, 2019
Entry Fee: $10
Cash Prize: $1,000

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AWARD: A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a short story collection, a novel, or an essay collection by a gay writer. Uzodinma Iweala will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 150 pages with a $10 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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Poet, Joy Harjo, a member of the Muscogee
Creek Nation, will represent both her Indigenous culture and
those of the United States when she succeeds Tracy K. Smith
as the country's 23rd poet laureate consultant in poetry
(the official title) this fall.



Harjo's Poem

They Told Me His Name was Sitting Bull
the great grandson of the old chief

he reached across my arm
to fill his glass
from the pitcher

his excuse to sit closer

"where you from" ?

he is from southwest Oklahoma
i am from the northeast part

"i have been looking for you for six
hundred miles," he tells me

in the brown hills of his eyes

i smile hiding my teeth
between the branches of oaks
in Tahlequah Hills

"come with me" he squeezes my arm
the sioux horseman rides away
across my shoulder

i shake my head

and drown his horse in the water
of the Illinois River.


Question: Why do you think she
drowned his horse in the Illinois
River ?

🌜 Huntersmoon It's metaphorical. My impression (guess *Laugh*) is that the horse is symbolic of a hand and the Illinois river reference is to white men (i.e. eastern U.S.) customs.


Gabriella Joy Harjo has a mission she undertakes each time she writes a poem.
In the early 1800s the Mvskoke Indians were forcibly moved from their
land in Mississippi to Indian Territory which is now part of Oklahoma
Two hundred years later, Joy Harjo returned to her family's land.
Joy Harjo "finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts
the site where her people essentially disappeared." From her beginnings
in the Native Rights Movement, her personal life has been intertwined with
tribal histories and living in the ruins of injustice.

FYI: As of 29 January 2018, 573 Native American tribes were recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) of the United States.[1][2][3] Of these, 231 are located in Alaska.

First off, YEEEEAAAAAAAAA!!!

It is about time a First Nations poet is named as poet laureate. And there is no living native poet who can represent us like Harjo!

The Illinois River is a natural boundary between the traditional territories of the Sioux and the Creek. They were historically enemies. Drowning the horse in the river would be a warning against further unwanted intrusions into her personal space. The Sioux and the Creek may work together on indigenous issues today, but there are long standing rifts between them, many having to do with land and the taking of women and children as the spoils of war.

Thanks, Ken and Turtle ! *ThumbsUp*
Joy Harjo is going to visit my library in the next few months. I can’t wait.

(I live in Muscogee County.)
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Do You Know What a Writer's Residency Is ??


Hiking with my camera: abandoned cottage

A Tranquil Place To Relax & Write:

Some are free--funded by foundations. Others charge a fee. Oatmeal Residency is a beautiful place. It provides a stipend in addition to lovely surroundings. The deadline for sending in an application is August 31.

OATMEAL CREEK WRITER'S RESIDENCY located outside Austin, TX. Offering three 21-day-long individual residencies March to May. Stipend and free use of fully equipped private accommodation. 240 acres for hiking, creek for swimming, open fields for views. Quiet and peaceful for reflection.

-->>Applications open August 1–31. Apply/Information: www.oatmealcreek.org.


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*TONI MORRISON, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER, DEAD AT 88

Toni Morrison, one of the most widely acknowledged American novelists, won the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved, the first novel in a trilogy about an enslaved black woman who escapes with her 2-year-old daughter. The novel was adapted into a movie in 1998.

Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, making her the first black woman to win the award. She also won the 1996 National Book Foundation’s Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letter, and she was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2012.

Toni Morrison:
Born: 1931
Died: 2019

*News Source: NPR

"Her writing was a beautiful, meaningful challenge to our conscience and our moral imagination. What a gift to breathe the same air as her, if only for a while," President, Barack Obama


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Thank you, *Star* Winnie !! This is an excellent reminder
for newbies and newbie reviewers.

Bravo and Warmest best,

Gab