”A POEM FROM DONAL MAHONEY”

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poebitapoetrymagazine- Edited By PIJUSH KANTI DEB

Little Red Apples
 
Not a leaf left on the crabapple tree
instead little red apples hang
like ornaments on a Christmas tree. 
 
Little red apples that spend
most of the winter covered with snow
waiting for the robins of spring
 
to fly back for a feast
so little pink flowers can bloom
and become little red apples again.

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BIO. OF THE POET

Donal Mahoney, a native of Chicago, lives in St. Louis, Missouri. His fiction and poetry have appeared in various publications, including The Wisconsin Review, The Kansas Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chicago Tribune and  Commonweal.  
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*Posted by- Pijush Kanti Deb, the owner cum editor of ‘’Poebita Poetry Magazine’’

*Submission Guidelines:1. Any poem below 30 lines except political and erotic can be sent to the editor for consideration

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Happy New Year :)

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New Year by Valeri Beers

No revising
this one
No revisiting
that one

Try to
find
new words
for
old problems
Try to
save
the
good ones

Remember
Remember
Remember

I
will be
the
poetry person
among
the
book people

Remember
Remember

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About this poem:  What if poems were
like calendars?  You had to throw them
away & write all new poems?  Erica
Jong told me to try to save the good ones :)

Have you seen the movie Fahrenheit
451? At the end of the movie, the
“book people” have remembered a book,
committed it to memory and then burned it.

 

5 Best Websites for Writers in 2016

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Let’s be honest: every time we sit at the keyboard to do anything productive we quickly come back to the realization that there are YouTube videos to watch, cat gifs to look at and people to stalk on Twitter. Though, the internet can also be a place to meet like-minded aspiring scribes. It’s not all doom, gloom and procrastination, as many websites can be used to improve ideas, find a community, or even just help increase your productivity.

Here’s a list of some of those websites you should be checking out in 2016.

 

1. Litreactor

Litreactor should come as no surprise to people who want to dive into the literature scene online. It boasts great workshops with fantastic people, ranging from small time authors to Chuck Palahniuk. Not only that, but it has a message board and a workshop to keep people critiquing, interacting andss working with each other to produce some mighty fine words. Also, it’s never shy on great articles, up to date reviews, and a podcast. It’s an ambitious site that produces a lot of great stuff, and if you’re going to browse the web when you should be writing, then you should check this one out.

 

2. Electric Literature

It’s hard to fault Electric Literature for anything, as it tends to be a solution for people who are looking to find a resource for books. It has a team of contributors who are nothing short of fantastic, and features some of the best reviews out there – so every time they tell you that you should be reading a certain book, chances are you should listen to them. On top of that add essays, a free short story a week emailed straight to you, and you have a site that is always giving you the best stuff around.

 

3. Entropy Magazine

Entropy Magazine joined forces with wonderful publishing house Civil Coping Mechanisms, and is a beacon of the literature, but particularly with a focus on writers and small presses. Notable for helping multiple authors with their lists featuring publishing houses that are open for submissions, focuses on new releases for books that may have been overlooked and interviews with the presses and the writers. It’s a place to go if you want to explore the books that don’t just get swept off the bestseller list – the books that are really worth reading.

 

4. Brain Pickings

Brain Pickings is a site to get lost in. It provides you with easily accessible articles that you may have not known about, but nonetheless it can provide fascinating insights in the lives of wonderful thinkers. It may be best to set a timer on this site as it can easily be powered through like a good Netflix series, except you have years of content to get lost in. Check it out if you’re feeling risky, but you will gain some great knowledge and insight.

 

5. Reddit

Hold on – I’m serious. Stay clear of the memes and some of the stranger subreddits, and you can find some of the best prompts for stories on the internet. I find the writing subreddits to be a bit circlejerky, focusing on how to be writers rather than just writing, but browse AskReddit and see some of the stories people tell and you’ll find that the imagination of what if’s will get your mind flowing. Movie rights have been purchased for comments on there and as long as you tie a rope to a tree so you don’t get lost in the woods, it’s a treasure trove of great content.