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Dash30dash Welcomes new_birth as our new Challenge Masteress.

Coming Wednesdays
Participation is completely free!

If you haven't already Create an account OR Login Here to meet other poets, and get ready for the challenge.

Selected entries will be featured on the Dash30dash.com website, and after a year or so the bestof the best will be considered for publication in the Dash30Dash first annual poetry anthology.

New challenges will be posted at the Dashboard Forum for members to participate. Remember, Membership is free, entering the challenge is free. There's nothing to lose!

So come take the poetry challenge, or just come to read and have fun.


more info to come
Goliath

Roommate!

i'm not much of a poet... i'm more of a visual storyteller, but anyway...

24yr old animator/illustrator Floridian male moving from San Diego to Los Angeles around June 24th. Pretty much gonna be needing a roommate. Anyone interested?

and if you're a poet who wants a roommate and someone to translate your works into something more illustrated and animated, i'm your guy! i hope! :)
Orson

Perpetual Motion Roadshow #22!

You like underground literature? How about spoken word?
Of course you do.

Then check out the Perpetual Motion Roadshow next Thursday!
Featuring "Superficial Storyteller" Mickey Hess from Louisville; "Disgruntled Guitarist" Ocho from Ashland, OR; and "Puppet-packing Satirist" Jeff Cottrill from Toronto! Also featuring a local act.

WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Flor y Canto, 3706 N. Figueroa Ave., Los Angeles
COVER: Pay-what-you-can

NO BORING READINGS OR YOUR MONEY BACK!
For more information, click here and/or here.
Come on out and support indie presses!
  • Current Mood
    excited excited
identification

awhile ago

while i hang you up on high
you don't seem to mind too much, though i
feel the reasons for consciousness leaving me

my body is a chandelier to catch the light
of your grin, fragile if you should let it fall
but you don't seem to mind too much, so long
as there is fuel in the fire of this song

this is a distant proposal in which
i offer you my hand, what makes it move and
want to hold your heart inside, close to mine

it gets easier by the day
to do things with patience, to mean what i say
you don't seem to mind too much
i would share with you, i would not take
  • Current Music
    regina spektor / the ghost of corporate future
Lime! (not mine)

It's a song, but I don't think I'm done with it yet...

Let's find a stretch of road one night
I'll wear the coat you said you liked
We'll find a place where we can just
Fade away

You hold me in your arms so tight
Both unsure but it feels so right
Look in your eyes I feel I can
Drift away

The sun can go and screw itself
'Cause then I'll be with someone else
And everything we've ever had
Seems hopeless and all for nothing...





That's all I have so far, what do you think?

-'Shel
  • Current Music
    Nate Baldwin - Fingers
vonenemy

Call for poets : Last minute notice :(

Sorry folks i was just going through my e-mail and ran across this and thought i put it up... support the arts! Win 50 bucks to boot read on!

I am running a small poetry slam at the Academy of New Musical Theatre next Saturday, February 5 at 12, and I need poets to join in. It is a fundraiser for the school. There will be a $50 prize. Can you put out this announcement to your mailing list for me?

I need slam or performance or just poets-- maybe 6 or 7 poets for a fundraiser poetry slam for the Academy of New Musical Theatre. You will need to bring 2-3 poems (depending on how many competitors we get), each can be no longer than 3 minutes. No use of props allowed.

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2005
Time: 12-2 pm
Location: 1457 Seward Street, 2nd floor, Hollywood, CA

Please contact me if you would like to participate.


thea
thea at iberall dot com
vonenemy

A new venue for a new year and a call for poets

x-posted

OUR POETIC VOICES

Open Poetry Readings SECOND AND FOURTH SUNDAYS, 2005 = 2:00 - 5:00 PM
We would take pleasure in hearing your unique voice.

Come sign up to read and let us hear your POETIC VOICES, or just come to listen (read your own work or a favorite Poet's work). No Fees Taken, No Fees Given.

Home Brew Coffee Company
661 West Arrow Highway
San Dimas, Ca.
909-394-1964


Located across the street from Lowes Hardware, one block North off the I-57 freeway, Arrow Highway exit. Located on your right side, on Bonita Ave., in shopping mall area. Corner of Bonita Ave. and Arrow Hwy.

EVERYONE WELCOME; YOUTH THROUGH ELDER.

2:00 - 2:40 = various artists present musical melodies during greetings and camaraderie.
SIGN UPS FOR OPEN MIC READING. Youth appropriate Language = A must.
2:40 - 3:10 = Open Mic Poetry readings
3:10 - 3:35 = 1st featured POET.
3:35 - 3:50 = Musical interlude.
3:50 - 4:15 = 2nd featured POET.
4:15 - 4:45 = Open Mic Poetry readings
4:45 - 5:00 = Closing and announcements.

We POETS extend thanks to Home Brew Coffee Company for these opportunities.
Let us know if you'd like to be featured POET at an upcoming OUR POETIC VOICES Reading.

Contact Person: Albert Lee Moran 909-444-5758 Lakolya@aol.com

THEME: LIGHT VERSE
January 9, 2005 - Jack Fulbeck - Well Worth Hearing.
January 9, 2005 - Lee Collins - Unique sense of humor.
Great time to read praises or laments of the New Year.
Music by: Gerardo Venegas Hernandez.

THEME: NEW BEGINNINGS / open topics
January 23, 2005 - Bruce Arnold - Poet
January 23, 2005 - Judith Pacht - Publisher Author, columnist.
Goals and shattered resolutions make wondrous verse.
Music by: Jeremy Corr (Yes, he's back and will be rotating as 1 of our musicians, he has CDs available).

THEME: ROMANCE & LOVE
February 13, 2005 - Jim Lyon
February 13, 2005 - Edmund Industan
Get those romantic verses going.
Music by:

THEME: Open Themes
February 27, 2005 - Gerardo Venegas Hernandez
February 27, 2005 -
Honor our leaders, or condemn their actions in poems, or open topics.
Music by:

THEME: JAPANESE FORMS
March 13, 2005 -
March 13, 2005 -
Capture those minute moments.
Music by:

THEME: SPIRITUALITY
March 27, 2005 -
March 27, 2005 -
Read your Easter poems to family and friends.
Music by:

THEME: LIMERICKS & LYRICS
April 10, 2005 -
April 10, 2005 -
Amuse or expose all those fools in your life.
Music by:

THEME: SPRING FLING
April 24, 2005 -
April 24, 2005 -
Good time for odes about lengths of days.
Music by:

THEME: HONORING MOMS
May 8, 2005 - Tanya Ko
May 8, 2005 -
Bring your mom and read to her, or if you are a mom, read to your kids.
Music by:

THEME: OPEN TOPICS
May 22, 2005 - Marge Voigt
May 22, 2005 -
Write for all the lost souls to be remembered.
Music by:

THEME: EXTOLL THE MEN.
June 12, 2005 -
June 12, 2005 -
Praise dads this month through your talents.
Music by:

THEME: HONORING CHILDREN
June 26, 2005 -
June 26, 2005 -
What about those new summer sonnets?
Music by:

THEME: SUMMER HEAT
July 10, 2005 -
July 10, 2005 -
Break free with some radical and independent poems.
Music by:

THEME: NATURE AND ANIMALS
July 24, 2005 -
July 24, 2005 -
Serine moments and refreshing breezes emanates soothing poems.
Music by:


We still need more featured readers (Any level / Any age), so lets get the word out. We all need to present our poetry to the masses.

If you have a favorite theme you would like to offer, please contact us.

Thank you to those that have read and those that will read. These readings are to exercise your Poetic Voices.

A. L. Moran