~ Hafa Adai ~
Visit the original Guam Poets Club Anthology at http:mnrivera1.com/guampoetsonline1
We hope that you will be inspired and enjoy your visit here on our special online anthology! Here you'll find poetry of various topics that stir the minds and touches the souls of poets from the beautiful Pacific island of Guam and across the globe! It is our mission to showcase literature talents in the beautiful interwoven lines of poetry. The poems do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Guam Poets Club. Any reproduction of any of the poems is prohibited by law. However, poems used for nonprofit educational purposes are permissible. If you wish to share an inspirational poem or two, send an e-mail with the words "poem submission" in the subject area, along with your name/pen name, poem, village, and inspirational message (required) to the Web Master at mnrivera1@yahoo.com. Please note that poems will be reviewed for appropriateness, so please ensure that they can be viewed by all audiences.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

You are blessed

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Poets and Writers Directory

Directory of Writers - Criteria for Listing

P&W's Directory of Poets and Writers lists names, addresses, and publication credits for 10,005 contemporary authors. The Directory is a must for writers interested in connecting with their peers. It's also a great resource for editors, agents, and reading series coordinators.
Apply to be listed in the Directory of American Poets and Writers. Before applying, please read the Evaluation Criteria below to see if you are eligible for listing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Directory Administrator.


Applications are evaluated on a point system. Poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and spoken word artists are invited to apply. You must have 12 points in a category to be listed; i.e. you must have 12 poetry credits to be listed as a poet.
The following count as points for listing:
  • Each book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction (personal essays or memoirs) (12 points)
  • Each chapbook (6 points)
  • Each work of fiction or creative nonfiction (personal essays or memoirs) published in a literary journal, anthology, or edited Web publication (2 points)
  • Each spoken word performance (not readings) (2 points)
  • Each poem published in a literary journal, anthology, or edited Web publication (1 points)
The following do not count as points for listing:
  • Journalism or scholarly texts (biography, history, how to, travel guides, book reviews)
  • Publications from vanity presses such as International Library of Poetry, Poetry.com, Noble House Publishers or from other presses or publications that ask authors to pay all or some of the publishing costs
  • Self-published work, or work from presses such as Publish America that do not offer authors standard book contracts, including, but not limited to, online entities like iUniverse.com, lulu.com, and AuthorHouse.com
  • Writing for children under the age of 12
  • Credits from publications that do not regularly publish poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction
  • Work published by a journal, anthology, or press for which you make editorial decisions
  • Plays or dramatic treatments
  • Translations
Source:  http://www.pw.org/directory/criteria

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2015 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

Biba Añu Nuebu! – Chamorro

Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean

Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan

Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian

Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese

Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog

Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese

Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian

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