Friday, February 22, 2008

Poets Wanted: an Opportunity 2 B Published!

I'm just the messenger. A friend shared this with me and I thought this the best place to get the word out. Poets are being sought for the following publication:

Say it Loud: Poems about James Brown.
Edited by: Mary E. Weems, and Thomas Sayers Ellis. We grew up on James Brown’s hit me! When he danced every young Black man wanted to move, groove and look like him. Mr. Brown wasn’t called the hardest workingman in show business because he wasn’t. Experiencing a James Brown show was like getting your favorite soul food twice, plus dessert. His songs, like black power fists you could be proud of and move to at the same time. When Mr. Brown sang make it funky we sweated even in the wintertime. Losing him was like losing somebody in our family. This is a shout out for poems about the impact James Brown had on our lives. Poems that will help people remember, honour, and celebrate his legacy. Don’t be left in a cold sweat, send us your old and new James Brown poems today.

Submission Guidelines: 3-5 Unpublished and/or published poems with acknowledgment included. No longer than 73 lines. Deadline: April 30, 2008 (Receipt not postmark) Send hard copies along with a Word Document and short bio on a CD to: Dr. Mary E. Weems / English Department / John Carroll University / 20700 North Park Blvd. / University Hts., Ohio 44118 / Send via e-mail attachment (Word Documents Only) to:, and
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Kai C. said...

james Brown was a legend!

Lovebabz said...

The postman deliverd my 3 copies of the Bloggers Delight Volume One! Oh it is WONDERFUL!

I have been reading on and off all day and while the snow is 7 inches outside my door, this book puts me in the right frame of mind!!!!!


BloggersDelight said...

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