We have completed the selection process for the 2019 issue. We have heard from all the poets whose work we accepted. If, for any reason, you did not receive a notice, know your work was not accepted. This year the rotating editors read over 1000 poems and selected 134. Keep in mind that we only publish a single, one-page poem per poet. A round of thanks to everyone who took the time to put together a submission and send it our way. We often wish we had enough volunteer power, and funds, to publish two issues a year. We pride ourselves in being able to produce a hard copy issue and invite you all to submit again next spring.
More than 100 people filled the Community Room at the Princeton Public Library on Sunday, April 8 to usher in the new issue of U.S.1 Worksheets. Fifty-six contributors read their poem in this issue to enthusiastic laughter and applause.
Additionally, single copies of the journal can be purchased through our new Paypal link or by sending a check to U.S.1Poets’ Cooperative. Check the ORDERS tab for more information.
We have regularly donated unsold journals to community or non-profit groups in the inner city or other disadvantaged areas where books are at a premium. Not only will we continue to do so, but, because of the generosity of our poetry community, this year we will also underwrite a scholarship for a poet from 18 to 30 years so that he or she will be able to attend Peter Murphy’s Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway at the shore in New Jersey.
Yes, those are jellyfish in the cover image. The photo was taken by Leah Henderson at the Camden County Aquarium in New Jersey on a seventh grade school outing. It’s even more amazing up close.
Anyone interested in learning more about what U.S.1 poets are involved in with regard to critique group meetings, readings, publishing, awards, etc. can request to have their email address added to our announcement list. Contact us at us1poets (at) gmail.com
MONTHLY READINGS AT PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Jointly with Delaware Valley Poets, we sponsor a monthly reading series. It usually takes place on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. For more information, check the calendar at the Library website. http://www.princetonlibrary.org
$20/year (voluntary) Send check to: U.S.1 Poets’ Cooperative P.O. Box 127 Kingston, NJ 08528-0127. Include your name, address, telephone, and email address. Membership is for those who wish to support efforts to keep U.S.1 Worksheets as a print journal. There is no fee to submit your work to the journal and contributors’ copies are free.