Behind the times in posting blogs…


With so many thing happening and going on here at all times, I find I always forget to post things here on the blog.  Sure, I’ll post a quick announcement on Facebook, but I never remember to actually write up a full release and post it here.  So, this one will have to cover quite a bit of news. :-)

We are now accepting submissions for this year’s “VENDING MACHINE: Poetry for Change” anthology.  The Vending Machine release/food-drive event will be held on November 17th at Karma Cafe in Canton.

November 17th also marks the 5th anniversary of the first Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven event.  Since that first show was held to mark the website’s 10th anniversary, you know what that means…

This coming Halloween will mark the 15th anniversary of The Poet’s Haven!!!

What better way to mark Poet’s Haven’s anniversary than with the long-awaited publication of Jen Pezzo’s first chapbook, “Imaginary Conversations.”  This will be the eleventh title in The Poet’s Haven Author Series, and beautiful art from Tim Buck will grace the front cover.  Jen has been a regular contributor to The Poet’s Haven since the early days and even helped edit our 2000 “Poet’s Haven Digest” magazine, so it pleases me to no end that her book will be released just in time for the anniversary.  :-)






I also had the honor of publishing Carla Thompson’s “Anywhere Else But Here” last month.  I’m still hearing rave reviews for Carla’s awesome performance of “Bullet Proof” in Lake Effect Poetry’s first National Poetry Slam bout, and that is just one of the brilliant pieces inside this book.





Our next Stardust Poetry show at Karma Cafe (September 25th) will feature Kara Johnston.  Kara is a Kent State graduate who recently had her second chapbook published by NightBallet Press.

The next Canton’s First Friday Poetry Spectacular (October 5) will feature J.G. The Jugganaut from Columbus.  November 2nd’s First Friday Poetry will feature Mary Turzillo, whose “Lovers & Killers” was recently published by Dark Regions Press.

This coming Sunday, September 23rd, The Poet’s Haven will be sharing a table with Writing Knights Press at the Avant-Garde Art and Craft Show in Solon.  This show will be at the Terry Macklin Entertainment & Event Centre, from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM.  We are hoping to get tables at more of the Avant-Garde shows, as well as other art shows, as they provide us the opportunity to showcase our publications to a new customer base.

That’s all I can remember to post at the moment.  Hopefully, I’ll remember to get the other upcoming show announcements posted here once all the features are confirmed. :-)  Catch you later!  –VX