Afresh, afresh, afresh: publishers seek poems for anthology on trees

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North-east publishers Iron Press are looking for poems for an anthology on trees. Poets can submit up to four poems, and the deadline is 30 April. More details

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Dominic James

Sat 6th Apr 2019 13:13

Excellent, i think I've written more determinedly on trees than anything. The pattern of life.

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 26th Jan 2019 15:52

GF - the update is appreciated. I wish this project deserved success.

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Greg Freeman

Wed 23rd Jan 2019 17:40

Write Out Loud have got in touch with the organisers, who say that the guidelines were altered and there is now a new link - and a new deadline, 30 April.

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 16th Jan 2019 17:11

The foresight of our Victorian forebears here in London to place
trees along the main thoroughfares (apparently Plane trees are
especially effective in dealing with pollution) is one of the great
British contributions towards the health of our urban areas. It is
also worth noting that a national tree-planting process has been
successful - recognising the need to replace those lost and regenerate the remaining countryside for the benefit of ALL living
creatures. Long may it continue.

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Dave Caplan

Wed 16th Jan 2019 00:30

Millions more trees are desperately needed in order to even begin to replace and repair the damage to this planet perpetrated by mankind. We don't deserve to be here.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 6th Jan 2019 16:45

The link "more details" now leads to the publisher's site but with no previously provided information for submissions that I could locate.

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 5th Jan 2019 18:18

I recall a superb BBC documentary of other years called "The Queen's Realm" which took us around this country through the
seasons and finished on a truly uplifting use of the poem, the
final words of which adorn this particular poetry promotion, beautifully
spoken as the camera rose higher and higher over a verdant spring
landscape that seemed to stretch for miles.
Trees - what a worthy subject for any anthology!

Big Sal

Fri 4th Jan 2019 14:30

I could write a damn tree for a poem. Call it what you will.

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