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2016 Poetry Ink

2016 Poetry Ink

Submissions now being accepted for the 20th Anniversary Poetry Ink Anthology.

Chapbook Contest Reading

Moonstone Presents 2015 Chapbook Contest Reading

This year's winner is
Joe Roarty.

Winner of the 2015 Moonstone Chapbook Contest, Joe Roarty was born in 1953 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has lived in Pittsburgh, Pa., Cleveland, Ohio, Boston, Mass., and Chicago, IL. and Philadelphia.“"Moritat (German for “street ballad”) is poetry of high octane energy, passionate intelligence, supercharged, insistent blues, jazz and heightened speech rhythms, whose original language mixes dictions with masterful ease--at home on the street and in the stratosphere, a colloquial invention that uses texting’s phonetic spelling, omitting vowels in a way that drives the lines, while his images mix references in our polyglot way: “I hav hrd/ americn wrds”. Our violence finds voice in his riff on Kennedy’s murder: Capt. Kangaroo’s head-banging rabbit, “Kennedy’s skull, America’s wars/bangbangbang,” and our sorrows in the gritty soul-reach of his hung-over, moving lament for Tennesee Williams that reminded me of Frank O’Hara’s "The Day Lady Died," but with a very different, driving energy/

Honorable Mentions: Jim Cory, Greg Francis, and Jeffrey Ethan Lee


Upcoming Moonstone Poetry Events

10Feb2016

Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie's Pub

Moonstone Presents: Michael Loughran & Taije Silverman

7pm

At Fergie's Pub

Free

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17Feb2016

Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub

Word Up Wednesday with the Underground Episodes

7pm

At Fergie’s Pub

Free

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24Feb2016

Moonstone @Fergie's Pub

Moonstone Presents: Alina Macneal & Jenniefer Hook

7pm

At Fergie's Pub

Free

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