Submit to The Curve This September!

  Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! We hope you’re writing, revising, and considering what you can send out to various publications, because Write around the Bend is preparing for its next active submission period. We are ALWAYS accepting and considering submissions, but we occasionally open a submission period in which our responses come more quickly AND…

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Poetry-in-Motion Monday: Enjoy the Solar Eclipse!

  Hi friends! Happy Monday—and happy solar eclipse! I hope you’re able to enjoy it (and safely). I wanted to specifically share two poems that are about the experience of the solar eclipse, but from markedly different perspectives.   A SOLAR ECLIPSE   In that great journey of the stars through space         About the mighty,…

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Welcome to The Curve: Poem by Kimberly Casey

  Happy Tuesday, everyone! Thank you for joining us for our next edition of WRB’s The Curve. This week, we have joining us Kimberly Casey, with her poem, “I Didn’t Know I Was Drunk.” Thank you, Kimberly, for joining us, and thanks to all of you for the read.   I DIDN’T KNOW I WAS…

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Welcome to The Curve: Poem by Grace Sumner

  Happy Thursday, everyone! Thank you for joining us for our second edition of WRB’s The Curve. We hope that you enjoyed your Fourth of July and were able to take a little bit of a break with your friends and family, and find some time for yourselves, as well. This week, we have joining…

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Welcome to The Curve: Two Poems by Eric Duenez

  Happy Tuesday, everyone! Thank you for joining us for our second edition of WRB’s The Curve. This week, we have joining us Eric Duenez, with poems “Middle America” and “Dandelion by Default.” Thank you, Eric, for joining us, and thanks to all of you for the read.   MIDDLE AMERICA       Out here, this is…

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Welcome to The Curve: Poem by Carol Berg

  Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday, and welcome to the premiere feature of WRB’s The Curve. We will feature poetry on Tuesdays, prose on Thursdays, and the occasional book pun on Saturdays. Please consider submitting your work. We will continue our feature until the launch of WRB’s publication, SHARK Literary Magazine, appears in Fall or Winter…

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The Curve Launches Tomorrow (!!!) and Poetry in Motion Monday

  Happy late Monday, all! I hope you had a nice start to your week. Earlier today, over on our Like Page and in our Free Online Community, WRB made two announcements: Write around the Bend will now offer 1:1 consultations for creative writing applications to writing contests and fellowships, priced for writers-in-need, and WRB’s…

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Poetry in Motion Monday: Ada Limón

  Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend, and enjoyed the weather where you were. And Happy (late) Mother’s Day to those of you who celebrated! I believe that sometimes we need a moment, a person, or an object to speak to us, or to reach out to us, in a…

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Poetry in Motion Monday: Louise Mathias

  Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a wonderful, hopefully beautiful weekend. But however good it was, we need good poetry, and powerhouse fiction, and helpful prompts. Starting off our new week is the lovely Louise Mathias, and her daffodil light.   LARREA   Moved the jackrabbit from the road, laid her under a…

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