We are pleased to announce a new chapbook release: A Journal of the Drought Year by Don Thompson. This book of poems explores the arid and brittled facets of experience in living out a year of the enduring California drought. A Journal of the Drought Year is now available for pre-order from the Encircle Publications Book Store. This is a chapbook you won’t want to miss!
Praise for A Journal of the Drought Year:
–Diane Moore, Louisiana author, poet (Strand of Beads, Border Press), and blogger, “A Word’s Worth” (revmoore.blogspot.com)
Sample from Entries from a Journal of the Drought Year
After the drought has gone on
and on for a season so unimaginable
no one has ever named it,
the not-a-rainbow will form,
its bands in the primary colors
God promising never again
by desiccation, by slow withering.
And then the rain, the rain,
finally the rain
About the poet:
Recently chosen as the first Poet Laureate of Kern County, California, Don Thompson was born and raised in Bakersfield, California, and has lived in the southern San Joaquin Valley for most of his life. Now retired from teaching in the prison system, he lives with his wife, Chris, on her family’s farm in the house that has been home to four generations. Thompson has been publishing poetry since the early sixties, including a dozen books and chapbooks. For more information and links to his publications, visit his website San Joaquin Ink (don-e-thompson.com).
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Dear potential Annual Chapbook Contest entrants. We’ve amended our contest guidelines to be less stringent in hopes that more poets have a chance to submit to this growing contest. Specifically…
We now accept simultaneous submissions to our Annual Chapbook Contest.
Please visit our chapbook contest page and review the amended contest guidelines.
Best of luck!!!