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Just Announced! Poetry Workshop on Senryu with Stanford M. Forrester

Sunday, November 5, 2017; 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Union League Tavern in Windsor, Connecticut

Senryu, a close relative of haiku, is a type of Japanese poetry that deals with the "nature of man." This workshop will introduce the form of senryu in a modern manner -- without adopting the outdated lesson plan you learned in school. 

All are welcome to attend. No experience with haiku or senryu is required; just a willingness to learn. 

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 Issue #37 has been mailed to all current subscribers.

Next reading period for Issue #38 is

September 15 – November 15, 2017 (in hand/ not postmarked.) We follow deadlines in a strict fashion. 

Please do not send any submissions before reading the new submission guidelines and the starting date of the reading period.

We reserve the right to close the submission reading period at any time ( when we have reached the publication limit.)

 (We encourage sending your work in at the beginning of a submission period, not at the end.)

As of December 1, 2016, bottle rockets press will no longer accept e-mail submissions.  All submissions must be mailed in via post.  [Please remember our contributors, 80% from the US, have always snail mailed in their submissions.]  No SASE is necessary if you reside outside the USA.  ( Please include your e-mail address with your written submission so that we may reply to you. If no e-mail address is included, your submission will be discarded.) If you reside within the USA, please continue to include a SASE as before.


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 Please save all of us time & effort and read the submission guidelines before you submit. Thank you.  6-7-2017  (Year of the Rooster.)





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