The Society of Classical Poets Journal

Magazine Stand :: The Society of Classical Poets – September 2022

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The Society of Classical Poets Journal publishes a print annual of poetry, translations, and essays selected from those published on the SCP website between February and January as well as artwork for inclusion in the print copy. Throughout the year, readers can find these works on a rolling basis, making each visit to the website a new reading discovery. Recent works include “Last Place Winner” by Guy Warner; a poem on gun control and other poems by Stephen M. Dickey; “Mid-September Reverie” by Roy E. Peterson; “Athena Emboldens Telemachus: Book 1 of The Odyssey Complete Text,” translated by Mike Solot; “The Salt Spring Island Trolls” by Norma Pain; “Obedience” by Giuseppe Gioachino Belli, Translated by Joseph S. Salemi (with a Long Note); a poem on drug abuse “An American Tragedy” by Phil S. Rogers; “The Beginning of Wisdom” by T.M.A. Day; a poem for those affected by the Mill Fire in Siskiyou County, “In Silence I Sing,” by James A. Tweedie; and “The Adjudication” by Anthony Watts, along with many other poems and essays all free to read online.

Magazine Stand :: Society of Classical Poets Journal – March 2022

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Posting works on a rolling basis throughout each month, now is your chance to catch up on all the March 2022 Society of Classical Poets Journal contributors, including poetry and essays by Susan Jarvis Bryant, Russel Winick, Phillip Whidden, Shaun C. Duncan, Joseph S. Salemi, Jack DesBois, Cheryl Corey, Lucia Haase, Margaret Coats, Rohini Sunderam, Phil S. Rogers, Norma Pain, C.B. Anderson, Sally Cook, David Watt, Tamara Beryl Latham, Leland James, Satyananda Sarangi, Brian Yapko, James A. Tweedie, Karen Darantière, Peggy Everett, Gregory Ross, Martin Rizley, and Michael Charles Maibach. The Society of Classical Poets Journal also has unique features, like “Henry Olunga Reads Susan Jarvis Bryant’s Poem on Toxic Masculinity,” and regular invitations for readers to contribute works to celebrate holidays or comment on current events, such as inviting poets to share their poetry in response to the still-unfolding Russo-Ukrainian War. All content is free to access online, but signing up to become a member entitles you to a copy of the annual journal as well as receiving a round of feedback on your poetry from Editor Evan Mantyk.

Society of Classical Poets Journal – Feb 2022

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Literary magazine The Society of Classical Poets Journal features work online on a rolling basis gathered into a stunning print issue. During the month of February 2022, find poems by Cara Valle, Russel Winick, James A. Tweedie, Jack DesBois, Julian Woodruff, Brian Yapko, Phil S. Rogers, Paul Freeman, Gail Kaye Naegele, Jeff Eardley, and many more. Stop by The Society of Classical Poets Journal website to read these pieces and so much more.

Contest :: The Society of Classical Poets 2022 Poetry Competition Ends Dec 31

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Deadline: December 31, 2021
The Society of Classical Poets is accepting entries to the 2022 Poetry Competition with a first prize of $2,000. Submit one to three poems. Poems must contain meter (beginners and students may simply count syllables). See website for tutorials. Rhyme and other traditional techniques are encouraged as well, but not required. Submission fee: $20. High School Prize: $200. Submission fee $5. Translation Prize: $100. No submission fee. visit www.ClassicalPoets.org for full details.

Contest :: The Society of Classical Poets 2022 Poetry Competition

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Deadline: December 31, 2021
The Society of Classical Poets is accepting entries to the 2022 Poetry Competition with a first prize of $2,000. Submit one to three poems. Poems must contain meter (beginners and students may simply count syllables). See website for tutorials. Rhyme and other traditional techniques are encouraged as well, but not required. Submission fee: $20. High School Prize: $200. Submission fee $5. Translation Prize: $100. No submission fee. visit www.ClassicalPoets.org for full details.

First-Liners Poetry Contest

man and woman in period clothing in a drawing room singing and playing the harpThe Society of Classical Poets is hosting the First-Liners Poetry Contest. Simply choose your favorite first line from another poem or other literature and go off in a completely different direction.

This is free to enter and the winner will receive $100. Only one poem per poet allowed. The judge is Cynthia Erlandson. The deadline is Sunday, July 18 at Midnight EST. Winners announced July 25.

If you aren’t familiar with the Society of Classical Poets, they hope to reestablish poetry as “one of the most widely appreciated forms of literature, communication, and entertainment.” They seek to support poets who apply classical techniques in modern poetry through publication and performance opportunities and awards.

They have their very own literary journal, too!

Sponsor Spotlight :: The Society of Classical Poets Journal

The Society of Classical Poets Journal Vol. VIII coverThe Society of Classical Poets, a non-profit organization formed in 2012, publishes an annual literary magazine called The Society of Classical Poets Journal. They are dedicated to the continuation of Beauty, Goodness, Truth, and excellent poetry. They believe good, new poetry cherishes and builds on the perennial techniques like meter and rhyme as such poetry carries a message and is infused with the profound insights and character of the poet.

The latest issue of the journal contains more than 300 pages of work by James A. Tweedie, Adam Sedia, Joe Tessitore, Leo Zoutewelle, Theresa Rodriguez, Peter Hartley, C.B. Anderson, Randal A. Burd, Jr., T.M. Moore, Martin Rizley, David Watt, Joseph Charles MacKenzie, Gleb Zavlanov, Michael Curtis, Joseph S. Salemi, Martin Hill Ortiz, Sally Cook, Daniel Galef, Susan Jarvis Bryant, Ron L. Hodges, and many more.

They also post essays and poems online as well has hosting poetry contests and offering a forum for writers to workshop their poems. They are open to submissions year-round. Stop by their listing on NewPages to learn more.