March 2011

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NAME the CHIEF,

REVEAL his SECRETS

Help write Volume II of GIFTS OF THE GREAT SPIRIT, joining 2011 White Buffalo Native American Poet Laureate Contest winners, in this special book to be Published in summer 2011.

Gaze at the face of the Indian Chief and ask silently, “Who are you?” Then, wait for your muse to respond by inspiring you to write a poem and/or story that answers the question. Submit it to us for consideration in GIFTS OF THE GREAT SPIRIT, Vol. II.

Electronic or mail submissions OK
Send one copy via e-mail or two copies by
snail mail. One poem and one story allowed.

Stories may be fiction or non-fiction, 1500 words maximum. Poems may have up to 100 lines. Deadline for receipt: 5/25/11 Include name, e-mail, phone & mail address

Submit to: amykitchenerfdn@hotmail.com
Or by snail mail (incl. #10 SASE) to:
Name the Chief
P. O. Box 1821
Monterey, CA 93942-1821

Don’t send originals, as copies won’t be returned. Results will be posted in the June issue of The Diploemat.

SENIOR POET LAUREATE HELEN E. RILLING DIES

Helen E. Rilling, 95, Auburn, Ill., former Illinois Senior Poet Laureat, died in Nov. 2009. Details at Poetic Passages


Bring Your Writing Back to Life
The Blocked Writer’s Book of the Dead

by David Rasch, Ph.D.

David Rasch's blog

WHITE BUFFALO LITERARY CHALLENGE

Who is this Man! What’s his Story?


About the Painting . . .Artist Maureen “Moe” Paccione, 56, 2010 West Virginia Senior Poet Laureate, paints on birch bark in her rural home in Harpers Ferry. Read about Moe and her art: here

She painted birds, squirrels, other animals and flowers until her Muse met her recently by inspiring this portrait of an unknown Native American in chief’s headdress. Moe claims a Celtic background, with no known Indian forebears, so she shares this mystery chief—whose headband bears a White Buffalo medicine wheel above the temple—with readers.

You are invited to write your impressions about him. He will be on the cover of the 2011 book GIFTS OF THE GREAT SPIRIT featuring winners of the second White Buffalo Native American Poet Laureate Contest. You are invited to help write it. This is not a contest. There are no entry fees.

Rules at: spiritstreams.webs.com



More Contest News


"California $500"

POETRY & SHORT STORY WINNERS
2011 SPRING CONTEST OF
CENTRAL COAST WRITERS BRANCH
OF THE CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB
are posted online at
www.centralcoastwriters.org
and
www.amykitchenerfdn.org