(8/6/2013 3:53:00 AM)
Poem Hunter Poetry Contest has officially started. You can enter with your favorite poem now or write a new one and submit it before August 31st,2013.
Prize is $1,000 for the winner and $250 for the 2nd and 3rd place..
You can write in any poetic style and on any subject.
Entering the contest is free.
(10/23/2012 4:22:00 PM)
My landmark is my music I know it sounds sad but it's true. Also please give me feedback on stories and poems.
(7/15/2012 9:30:00 AM)
hi darling poets. i offer you to come and visit the Grave of Great Hafez in Iran. he is the Master of sonnets.
its a nice poetry landmark.
(5/2/2012 8:47:00 AM)
For me, the Botanical Gardens here in NY is a great landmark for me
(3/2/2012 7:01:00 AM)
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Poetry Landmarks: Kerouac House
Jack Kerouac lived in this home at the time On the Road made him a national sensation. Kerouac also wrote his follow-up, The Dharma Bums, at this location during eleven frenetic days and nights. Today, the Kerouac House gives tours of the house and The Kerouac Project provides four residencies a year to writers.
More about Kerouac and his poems on Poemhunter
(12/16/2011 3:45:00 AM)
Poet's homes, hometowns, inspiring places, bookstores, libraries, bars, birthplaces, graves and memorial places, ...etc associated with writers and poets are unique poetry landmarks.
This forum is for sharing and discussing speacial places which form poetry landmarks.
The first landmark of the forum will be City Lights Bookstore.
City Lights is an independent bookstore-publisher combination that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics. It also houses the nonprofit City Lights Foundation, which publishes selected titles related to San Francisco culture. It was founded in 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin (who left two years later) .
In 1955, Ferlinghetti became the store’s sole owner and launched City Lights Publishers in order to present the work of the Beat poets, who were having difficulty finding a place for their writing with mainstream, East Coast publishers.
Both the store and the publishers became widely known following the obscenity trial of Ferlinghetti for publishing Allen Ginsberg's influential poem Howl and Other Poems (City Lights,1956) .
In 2001 the store was named a local landmark by the city because of its 'seminal role in the literary and cultural development of San Francisco and the nation, for stewarding and restoring City Lights Bookstore, for championing First Amendment protections, and for publishing and giving voice to writers and artists everywhere.'
City Lights is located at the nexus of North Beach and Chinatown in San Francisco.
Official site of the bookstore: http: //www.citylights.com/