TPT 61.1 – shipping notes & errata

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If you haven’t received it already, members should receive the Autumn 2018 issue of The Poets’ Touchstone in the mail this week. Many thanks to Ala, Liz, Don, and Priscilla for wrestling with mail merge and braving the bulk mail system. This should be the last issue to come out late. Production of the Spring 2019 issue (slated for mid-May) is currently running ON TIME.

Speaking of TPT 61.2 (Spring 2019), it will contain the 1st-4th place poems from the November 2017 National Contest. This contest was mistakenly omitted from the current issue (61.1) and we apologize for any inconvenience our error has caused. The results for the November 2017 National Contest are as follows:

  • 1st Place: “Ball of String” by Glenn K. Currie (Concord, NH)
  • 2nd Place: “Dark Side of the Spoon” by Kathryn Howd Machan (Ithaca, NY)
  • 3rd Place: “Out of the Closet” by Barbara Bald (Alton, NH)
  • 4th Place: “Holy Spirit” by Maren C. Tirabassi (Portsmouth, NH)

To the winning poets: Congratulations and many thanks for sharing your words with us!

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Contest Updates: July 2018

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Due to the typical flurry of summer activity, I’m running late on the Editor’s Challenge June selections, as well as the July prompts. I’ll get everything caught up on Monday, 9 July 2018 so be sure to check back here then.

Also for those waiting to hear the results of the 2018 National Poetry Contest, I just received a note from its coordinator, Robert Crawford:

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s May 2018 National Contest results have been delayed due to unforeseeable circumstances. We expect the results to be announced within the next two weeks. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused those who entered the contest.

I’ll be sure the results get posted here in addition to any other locations. To get notified when they are posted, click on the “follow” button at the bottom of this webpage and you will get an email.

Thanks for your patience,
JS (Jessi) Graustein
TPT Editor