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The Pantoum

The pantoum originated in Malaysia in the fifteenth-century as a short folk poem, typically made up of two rhyming couplets that were recited or sung. However, as the pantoum spread and Western writers altered and adapted the form, the importance of rhyming and brevity diminished. The modern pantoum is a poem of any length, composed […]

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Underwater New York – Call for Submissions

Underwater New York: Stories from the Deep is a great place to dip your toes into the publishing ocean. It is an online magazine (like so many these days) that has a really neat concept.┬áIt’s a journal of stories, art, photography and music of things found in the waters around NYC, from body parts and […]

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