The new issue of bottle rockets (#19) is out now, packed with strong poems by some of the field's biggest names: George Swede, Johnny Baranski, Bruce Ross, Deborah P. Kolodji, Tyrone McDonald, David G. Lanoue, and Vincent Tripi, just to name a few. The issue also includes a great haiku sequence, "House of Mirrors," by master poet Ed Markowski.
And in poetry contest news, Cyclamens and Swords Press is sponsoring their first ever poetry contest. The contest is open to any style poems, 30 lines or fewer, and accepts both postal and electronic submissions. Entry fee is $5/poem, $10 for 3 poems, or $15 for 6 poems. The contest deadline is November 30th, 2008.