Cyclamens and Swords Publishing August 2010 Newsletter
current issue, please see
third Cyclamens and Swords Poetry Contest!
First prize is
$300, second prize $100, third prize $50 and seven honorable
mentions. Only $5 per poem, $10 for 3 poems or $15 for 6
poems entry fee.
Winning poems and honorable mentions will be published in
our winter issue.
A chapbook containing the winning poems and the honorable
mentions will be published and presented to the winners in
addition to their cash prize.
June1st until 30th November 2010.
What to submit: this is an open contest for poetry of any
style or theme. Your entry should be your own original work.
You may submit the same poem(s) simultaneously to this
contest and others and you may submit poems that have been
published elsewhere, as long as you own the online
publication rights. Length: Poems not to exceed 30 lines
length (excluding title and spaces between stanzas).
The Theme for our December Issue is "SUPERNATURAL"
§ Awaiting your poetry submissions on this subject
§ Short stories can be submitted on ANY SUBJECT.
§ And of course, interesting and high quality artwork
§ Submit now. Early submissions stand a better chance of
§ For submission guidelines, please go to:
New Titles in
Stone, Selected Poems
on the dappled dissonance of contemporary Jerusalem and
ranging from the Sinai to Armenia and Australia before
returning to Jerusalem , Stone takes readers on a journey
through geology, geo-politics, history, culture, language
and the nature(s) of meaning. Starting with geology and
geo-politics, he arrives at the most personal of
intersections: watching over the death of a father and
caring for a mother through her struggle to survive amid bus
bombs in his beloved Jerusalem . The Holy City ’s
contradictions — “unclarities ambiguities complexities all”
— allow for God’s incomprehensible wholeness while
highlighting our own all too uncomprehending brokenness. At
our human center, language, poetry, and words, the heart of
Stone’s book, connect our fractured existences to the
dappled beauty of the world. - Dr. Michael Dickel, poet,
lecturer at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ohalo
College in Katzrin
Now only $15 including postage
In Moonlight the
Sky Will Slide by Katherine L. Gordon and Helen Bar-Lev
conversation between Katherine L. Gordon, Canada and Helen
Bar-Lev , Israel .
Illustrated by Helen Bar-Lev
Now only $10 including postage
The Muse in the
companion volume to Cyclamens and Swords by Helen Bar-Lev
and Johnmichael Simon.
Includes illustrations by Helen of landscapes and people in
15 countries to which they have traveled.
Now only $18 including postage
PLEASE FORWARD THIS
NEWSLETTER TO YOUR FELLOW POETS, WRITERS AND ARTISTS. THANKS
Helen Bar-Lev, artist, poet
Cyclamens and Swords Publishing
SKETCHBOOK, A Journal for Eastern and Western Short Forms
International Senior Poet Laureate, 2009
Amy Kitchener Foundation