The Writers Forum radio show

By |April 11th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Poet Ellie O’Leary hosts The Writers Forum monthly on WERU-FM. Yesterday, I was honored to join Ellie along with her other guests, Valerie Lawson and Micheal Brown, who publish Off the Coast. We had a great time talking poetry and poetry publishing. You can listen to the show here: Listen

You’ll hear me reading from my book, Questions About Home, the title poem of my new manuscript, Playing Armageddon, and the obligatory kitty poem (for there always has to be one kitty poem in the bunch!), “Stray, Rescued.” You’ll also hear Valerie and Michael reading their work—always a treat!


—Cynthia Brackett-Vincent


By |March 24th, 2015|quotes|2 Comments

Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them.”

—Henry David Thoreau


Three chapbook releases in one month!

By |February 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Encircle Publications is celebrating its 20th year of publishing poetry (1,300+ poets) in the Aurorean! Since 2011 we have been honored to publish fine chapbooks through our Chapbook Contest and our Open Reading periods. Next month, we will publish three chapbooks simultaneously: Pieces of Life Between Latitudes by New Hampshire’s John T. Hitchner, Marking the Bend by New Mexico’s Steve Ausherman, and When the Poetry’s Gone by Maine’s own Gus Peterson. Many thanks to Ted Bookey for his rave recommendation of Gus’ chapbook. You can read more recommendations for and order these fine chapbooks here:When the Poetry’s GoneMarking the BendPieces of Life…

Reviews are rolling in!

By |February 10th, 2015|chapbook reviews|0 Comments

Reviews are coming in for our Chapbook Contest winner, Ellaraine Lockie’s WHERE THE MEADOWLARK SINGS! Thanks to Jendi Reiter for this lovely one! Two Poems from Ellaraine Lockie’s “Where the Meadowlark Sings”

20th Anniversary Issue

By |February 10th, 2015|Announcements|0 Comments

We’d like to announce ahead of time that our 20th Anniversary Issue (October, 2015) will be an all-New England edition! Poets who call New England home for 6+ months a year are welcome to submit from 2/16–8/15 2015.

Happy Autumn!!!

By |November 13th, 2014|Announcements, New Issue|0 Comments

We are delighted to announce publication of the Fall/Winter 2014–2015 issue!

Features the poetry of:

Mike Bove & Robin Smith-Johnson

Other selected contributors:

J V Birch; Ace Boggess; Peter Neil Carroll; James H. Duncan; Carolyn Gregory; Rage Hezekiah; Gillian Nevers; Jennifer Palmer; Greg Schmult; Matthew J. Spireng; Bradley R. Strahan; Mark Zelman.

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Building the Encircle website

By |November 6th, 2014|News|0 Comments

This is the Aurorean’s first post on the new site. This is just a test. Here’s a video!