Fire On Her TongueCongratulations to Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy, co-editors of Crab Creek Review and co-founders of Two Sylvias Press, on the completion and publication of Fire On Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry. Start the new year with powerful poetry: order now on Amazon, or soon on other eBook platforms (iBooks, Nook, etc.).
Happy New Year!

see poets / hear poetry

December 30, 2011

YouTube logoOnce again, the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is hugely grateful to Bellingham TV Channel 10 (BTV10) for their support and assistance in taping 17 of the winning poets from the 2011 contest. The resulting clips of the poets reading their poems are shown between other programming on BTV10 and can also be viewed (along with the 2010 poets) on the Sue Boynton Poetry channel on YouTube.

The 2011 featured poets are Caleb Barber, Richard Blake, Laura Boynton, Eric Carr, Dakota Carson, Linda Conroy, Denise duMaurier, Norman L. Green, Sandra F. Lucke, Carolyn McCarthy, Rachel Mehl, Kevin Murphy, Lara Niedermeyer, Timothy Pilgrim, George Such, Cindi Williamson and Kobe Woodruff. Links to the text of the winning poems can also be found on the Winners page.

more poetry walking…

December 29, 2011

East 41st Street & 5th AVenueHere’s another marker for your poetry map: the Library Way in New York City. Artist Gregg LeFevre created 96 bronze panels with quotes about literature, including some, like the Dylan Thomas quote shown, that are poetry. The panels are inset in the sidewalk near the public library on both sides of 41st Street from Park Avenue to Fifth Avenue.

Library Way is included in a CultureNOW walking tour of Public Art in Midtown, which can be visited online and downloaded as a PDF or an audio file. You can see additional panels and learn more about Gregg LeFevre’s artwork on his website.

on poetry…

December 28, 2011

“In the end we go to poetry for one reason, so that we might more fully inhabit our lives and the world in which we live them, and that if we more fully inhabit these things, we might be less apt to destroy both.” Christian Wiman

for your poetry map…

December 26, 2011

Wales Millennium Centre

The Wales Millennium Centre, in Cardiff Bay, Wales, presents a variety of theater, dance and music performances, exhibits and educational programs.

The steel plates on the face of the building carry an inscription written by poet Gwyneth Lewis:
Creu Gwir Fel Gwydr O Ffwrnais Awen / In These Stones Horizons Sing.

Constructed from the inside out to give priority to the acoustical needs of the performance spaces, the structure was designed by Capita Percy Thomas architects and opened in 2004. During the day, light shines through the words to illuminate the interior spaces.

Wales Millennium Centre - foyer bar

Learn more about the Wales Millennium Centre and about poet Gwyneth Lewis.

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2011

May your holidays...


December 24, 2011

ornament by j.i. kleinberg

Let’s decorate the season with gratitude!

season’s brightenings…

December 23, 2011

season's brightenings‘Tis the season…what’s on your gratitude list? The Harvard Medical School suggests, “In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish positive experiences, have better health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.”

We’ve noticed recent postings of gratitude by Nikki Hardin, Joannie Kervran Stangeland and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer.

Among the season’s many blessings, we’re particularly grateful that you show up here and read these words. Thank you.

winner in print…

December 22, 2011

Cirque coverCongratulations to Sierra Golden, a 2010 Boynton winner, who has two of her poems published in the most recent issue of Cirque, a literary journal for the North Pacific Rim.

last-minute shopping…

December 21, 2011

Apps for PoetsFor that hard-to-shop-for poet on your list (oh, is that you?), the folks at have put together a swell list of 17 Apps for Poets ranging in price from free to $9.99. For just about everyone else on your list (who has an iPhone), there’s sure to be a collection of apps here.