MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick

THE NEW POET.  30 poems for 30 days. 

A celebration of NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!!! 

http://www.thenewpoet.com/

Poem appearing on THE NEW POET website…….

http://www.thenewpoet.com/2014/04/maryann-mccarra-fitzpatrick.html

Part of their 30 poems/30 days for NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!!! 

CONDUCTOR

and here it is again;

he goes out, in the half-dark,

to conduct the dawn chorus,

raising his hand here, lowering

it there, grabbing the notes

with a free hand and

redistributing them with a

flourish, in the slightly,

ever so slightly, brightening sky

and they cock their feathered heads and

look at him most curiously, this

conductor of birds, his cheeks

buffeted by the cold, trousers

worn at the knees, who would

seek to form this performance

greeting the sun, stirring the

notes with his fingertips, spreading

them, golden, across the sky

until the concert is done and they

scatter with a burst of wings

to forage breakfast

Reception:  Friday 6th June 2014
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Field Library Gallery, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY  10566

Reception:  Friday 6th June 2014

4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Field Library Gallery, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY  10566

Day 7 poetry prompt put up on the EMBARK/Peekskill FB page…..

Day 7 — and we’re completing our first week of poetry prompts! 

For today….write a “body of water” poem. This could feature a river, lake, ocean, stream, pond, waterfall— or even a pool, bathtub, or wash tub.

Share your watery words with us in the comments, if you’ve a mind to! 

https://www.facebook.com/EmbarkPeekskill

Poem-A-Day on the EMBARK/Peekskill Facebook Page……

DAY 4. Here’s another poetry prompt to get the words flowing….

A whole is often made of many parts—as with a recipe. Write a “recipe” poem. It could be a recipe for disaster, for love, for adventure, for friendship. What are the ingredients? How are they blended?

Post your poem in the comments, if you’ve a mind to, and share your “recipe” with us all! 

Happy writing on this rainy Friday!! 

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Poem-A-Day Prompts on the Embark/Peekskill page….

It’s the 3rd of April……and National Poetry Month is off to a great start!! 

So….here it is….the poetry prompt for today:

Well, it seems that Spring has arrived, if only in a half-hearted manner (so far). Does Spring put a spring into your step? Or is it simply an indicator of sheets of rain and the arrival of the tax man? Write a “Spring” poem in whatever form you prefer.

Feel free to post your poem on the EMBARK FB page…..”like” their page…..and check back frequently for news of upcoming events and performances……

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It’s out!!! EPISODIC MAGAZINE, SPRING 2014, ISSUE 5

http://episodicmag.blogspot.com/

Check out their website for their newest issue……as well as back issues!! 

It’s National Poetry Month over on the EMBARK/Peekskill Facebook page…….

I’ll be posting daily poetry prompts for National Poetry Month….

Here’s the first:

"It’s the 1st of April! Know what that means?


Well….it is April Fools’ Day (so watch out for any tricksters around you!) but, more importantly…..it is the start of National Poetry Month!

So, if you would like, check back at this page daily for a poetry prompt….and make April YOUR month for poetry.

The prompt for today: Reconciliation. Write a poem about reconciliation. This could be with a person, a memory, any sort of situation where reconciliation is needed in order to arrive at a place of peace.”

Feel free to swing by the EMBARK/Peekskill Facebook page and share your poem (and “like” the page, too, if you’ve a mind to!!).

https://www.facebook.com/EmbarkPeekskill  

Florida English seeks submissions on the theme “Irish-American”
For the 12th annual issue of Florida English, our final issue as associate editors of the journal, we invite submissions dealing with the theme: Irish-American. Ideas for critical articles might include individual literary works by Irish-American authors or directors, films, etc, and the influence of these in shaping genres or the identities of the country at large, communities, or individuals. One might consider the issues of immigration, assimilation, tradition or the loss of tradition, religion, or food. In addition, Florida English is also looking for original pieces of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction that are rooted in the Irish-American experience or explore any facet thereof. 
The deadline for receipt of submissions is May 1, 2014.

Submission guidelines:

Submit up to five poems and/or one each: short story, creative nonfiction, or critical essay through Submishmash at: floridaenglish.submishmash.com/submit

• Load each poem and story submission separately for judging purposes.

• For all submissions, please include a brief bio for the contributor’s page. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, email address, institutional affiliation (if you have one), and the title(s) of your poems, story, nonfiction piece, or essay, and any other relevant information. We will edit if necessary for space.

• Because we rely on blind submission judging, do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts that contain identifiable information on the poem, story, etc. will be rejected.

• Do not send simultaneous submissions or previously published work! We’re serious.

• Follow current MLA guidelines for critical essay submissions and formatting. Be sure your article has a proper works cited page, and make sure your citation conforms to the most current guidelines.

Contributors will be notified of acceptance status via email at the completion of the reading period (in September 2014).

Payment upon publication is one copy of Florida English. Additional copies of current issues may be purchased at a special contributor’s rate of $7.
Interviews/Reviews:
Florida English is also interested in publishing interviews and book reviews. Anyone interested in having a book reviewed or writing a review or interview should contact one of the editors by emailing ruffnec@scf.edu; grienej@scf.edu; or mckeer@comcast.net with “Attn Review” in the subject line so that you can receive the review/interview guidelines.

Notice of Copyright:
By submitting your work, you agree that Florida English acquires first serial rights to publish the piece both electronically and in print. In addition, Florida English may
reserve non-exclusive publication rights to reprint a piece in a “best of” issue or anthology.
Episodic magazine…..very pleased that one of my poems will appear in their April 2014 issue……check out back issues here…..

Very pleased that one of my poems will appear in Issue 5 of Episodic magazine……online in April 2014…..Theme: “No Theme” 

http://episodicmag.blogspot.com/p/magazine.html

TOMORROW….
A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH AT THE PEEKSKILL MUSEUM.
2:00 p.m.
124 Union Avenue, Peekskill, NY  10566
Free to members, $5.00 for the general public. 

TOMORROW….

A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH AT THE PEEKSKILL MUSEUM.

2:00 p.m.

124 Union Avenue, Peekskill, NY  10566

Free to members, $5.00 for the general public. 

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Mission Statement:
"To protect, support, and enhance the health and well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) through health promotion and prevention practices, holistic care and support services, and informed advocacy.”

Select Temps, Inc.

Select Temps, Inc. is a staffing support service to the human service field. Established in 1990 this agency provides high quality, interdisciplinary services to human service agencies throughout the five boroughs of NYC and the counties of Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess. Our goal is to support the optimization of health and wellness for individuals with DD. Operating owners/administrators, Debbie and Bill McGinness blend rich backgrounds in education, nursing, and business and strive each day to bring client agencies, staff, individuals with developmental disabilities (DD), families, and communities together for the realization of positive human potential.
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Celebrating Women’s History Month in Peekskill, NY!!!!  3:00 p.m. at EMBARK@EMC!!! 

Celebrating Women’s History Month in Peekskill, NY!!!!  3:00 p.m. at EMBARK@EMC!!!