THE SEVENTH QUARRY SWANSEA POETRY MAGAZINE AND THE SEVENTH QUARRY PRESS PDF Print E-mail

THE SEVENTH QUARRY SWANSEA POETRY MAGAZINE

THE SEVENTH QUARRY PRESS

Peter Thabit Jones is the Founder and Editor of THE SEVENTH QUARRY, a poetry magazine published in
Swansea, Wales, with an international perspective, which appears twice a year, in winter and summer. The
first issue was launched at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, in January 2005.

THE SEVENTH QUARRY Swansea Poetry Magazine aims to publish quality poems from around the world.
Poets from the U.K., America, Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Canada, Catalonia, China, the
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea,
New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sicily, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, and Switzerland have already appeared in its pages.


New York's Vince Clemente, as the magazine's Consultant Editor: America, ensures a steady stream of
American poets. Each issue features a Poet Profile, a batch of pages given over to a chosen poet. The
policy is to try to alternate between a British poet and a non-British poet. There is also a Books and
Magazines page, which provides details and brief comments on received publications
.

The magazine is a cooperating partner with CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS PUBLISHERS, New
York. The partnership has already contributed to the magazine being displayed at several prestigious
literary events in America and the publication in QUARRY of work by the late, Pulitzer prize-winner,
American Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz.

The magazine has also been contracted to THE POETRY LIBRARY'S (Royal Festival Hall, London)
prestigious digitisation project, which will ensure copies of the magazine are featured on its very
popular website: regarded by many as the best source for poetry in the U.K. QUARRY was featured in
THE GUARDIAN, one of Britain's leading daily newspapers, in April 2006. It was awarded SECOND BEST
SMALL PRESS MAGAZINE IN THE U.K. 2006 by PURPLE PATCH (U.K.).

He organises THE SEVENTH QUARRY/CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS POETRY EVENTS, which have
taken place at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, Dylan Thomas Birthplace, Swansea, and The Boathouse
in Laugharne; and the first solo participant of the Series was America's Stanley H. Barkan.


 

 


 

Vince Clemente
Quarry Consultant Editor, USA



Vince is a State University of New York English Professor Emeritus, poet, biographer, and critic,
whose many books include JOHN CIARDI: MEASURE OF THE MAN (University of Arkansas Press, 1987),
PAUMANOK
RISING 1981), and eight volumes of poetry, the latest being UNDER A BALEFUL STAR (2007)
and SWEETER THAN VIVALDI (2002), which features art work by the late Ernesto F. Costa, who
is represented in permanent collections in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and America's Library of Congress.

One of his books of poetry A PLACE FOR LOST CHILDREN (1997) is a text studied on POETS AND POETRY,
a Certificate module and a part-time degree module, taught by Peter Thabit Jones at D.A.C.E., University
of Wales Swansea.


Brought up in Brooklyn, New York, his work has also appeared in THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE
BOSTON BOOK REVIEW, NEWSDAY, SOUTH CAROLINA REVIEW, and newspapers and other publications in
Britain. It has also been featured in major anthologies, such as DARWIN: A NORTON CRITICAL EDITION,
BLOOD TO REMEMBER: AMERICAN POETS ON THE HOLOCAUST (Texas Tech University Press) and
SEPTEMBER 11th: AMERICAN WRITERS RESPOND.


For many years a trustee of the Walt Whitman Birthplace and founding editor of WEST HILLS REVIEW:
A WALT WHITMAN JOURNAL, he has lectured at Hofstra, CW Post, SUNY Albany, as well as at museums
like the Hecksher and Parish.


His literary friends have included John Ciardi, who organised many influential NEW ENGLAND BREAD LOAF
events, where Robert Frost was a frequent participant, House of Scribner's New York Editor John Hall
Wheelock, who edited many of Thomas Wolfe's novels, and James Dickey, author of DELIVERANCE.


The VINCE CLEMENTE PAPERS, which is an impressive display of his long life as a writer, biographer and
critic, and which includes the correspondence between Vince Clemente and Peter Thabit Jones and
poem
manuscripts by the Welsh poet, is part of the Department of Rare Books & Collections of
Rochester University, New York.


HOW TO SUBMIT POEMS TO THE SEVENTH QUARRY SWANSEA POETRY MAGAZINE


Contributors receive a free copy.

Anyone wishing to submit poems to be considered for the magazine should e-mail material to:


This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Or in writing to:


PETER THABIT JONES, 
c/o THE SEVENTH QUARRY PRESS, 8 CHERRY CRESCENT, PARC PENDERRI, PENLLERGAER, SWANSEA
SA4 9FG, WALES, UK.


Submission: No more than four poems (no long poems please). S.A.E. ESSENTIAL.

Annual subscription: £7 for Summer and Winter issues; or buy a single issue for £3.50. USA subscription $20 
for Summer and Winter issues; or buy a single issue for $10.

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SPECIAL ISSUES:


Stanley H. Barkan, Spring 2014. An issue devoted to Stanley H. Barkan, poet and publisher (Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).

Welsh Poet Terry Hetherington, Autumn 2008. An issue devoted to Terry Hetherington, who died in August 2007.

 

FORTHCOMING 2014/2015:

POETS OF INDIA, an issue devoted to renowned poets of India. Guest-edited by Mandira Ghosh of The Poetry Society, India.


POETS OF CATALONIA, an issue devoted to renowned poets of Catalonia. Guest-edited by Dr. Kristine Doll and August Bover.


POETS OF KOREA, an issue devoted to renowned poets of Korea. Guest-edited by Kym Nyung-Richards and Steffen Richards.

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POET TO POET CHAPBOOK SERIES

THE SEVENTH QUARRY SWANSEA POETRY MAGAZINE AND CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS, NEW YORK

A series of commissioned publications, offshoots of THE SEVENTH QUARRY Swansea Poetry Magazine and
co-published with Stanley H. Barkan’s Cross-Cultural Communications, New York.

The publications will feature two poets: one British and one non-British.

The aim is to promote THE SEVENTH QUARRY beyond the magazine and to continue its international
focus, supported by Cross-Cultural Communications, New York.



SERIES EDITORS:

PETER THABIT JONES AND STANLEY H. BARKAN


Poet to Poet #1: Bridging the Waters  Swansea to Sag Harbor

by Vince Clemente and Peter Thabit Jones

Price: £3.50/$10 Published 2008


Poet to Poet #2: First and Last Things

by J.C. Evans and Annabelle Moseley

Price: £3.50/$10 Published 2009


Poet to Poet #3: Nightwatch

by Aeronwy Thomas and Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Price: £3.50/$10 Published 2010


Poet to Poet #4: Poems East Coast/West Coast

by Stanley H. Barkan and Carolyn Mary Kleefeld

Price: £3.50/$10 Published 2010


Poet to Poet #5: The Holy Place

by John Dotson and Caroline Gill

Price: 3.50/$10 Published 2012


Poet to Poet #6

by Sultan Catto and Jean Salkilld

Price: 3.50/$10 Published 2013

 

Available from:

U.K. - The Seventh Quarry Press, c/o 8 Cherry Crescent, Parc Penderri, Penllergaer, Swansea, Wales.

AMERICA - Cross-Cultural Communications, 239 Wynsum Avenue, Merrick, New York 11566-4725, U.S.A.

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BOOKS, DVDs, AND CDs FROM THE SEVENTH QUARRY PRESS

POETRY/PROSE/ARTWORK/CHILDREN'S PROSE/LITERARY/DRAMA


THE HEARTBREAK AT THE HEART OF THINGS by American poet Vince Clemente, 2012. POETRY
PRICE £8.99/$15  ISBN 9780-9567457-4-3


LOVE FOR EVER MERIDIAN/FINDING DYLAN THOMAS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
by American writer John Dotson, 2012. PROSE
PRICE £12/$20  ISBN 978-0-89304-380-3 (co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York)


HOW TO CARVE AN ANGEL (book and CD) by American poet Peter Fulton,
2011. POETRY
PRICE $9.95/CD PRICE $14.95  ISBN 978-095674570-5/
CD:
ISBN 978-095674571-2


CREATURES OF A DEAD COMMUNITY by Welsh poet Lynn Hopkins,
2012. POETRY
PRICE £4.50  ISBN 978-0-9567457-3-6


PSYCHE OF MIRRORS/A PROMENADE OF PORTRAITS (POETRY, PROSE, and
ARTWORK) by American poet and artist Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, 2012 
(co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).
PRICE $28 ISBN 9780893043612

 

THE DIVINE KISS: AN EXHIBIT OF PAINTINGS AND POEMS IN HONOR OF DAVID CAMPAGNA (POETRY, ARTWORK) by American poet and artist Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, 2014
(co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).
PRICE $14 ISBN 9780893049706


POEMS FROM DYLAN'S WALES by American poet John Edwin Cowen, 2012. POETRY (co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).
PRICE $15 ISBN 9780893042196



ALFRED'S RIBBON by German author Beta Berlin, 2013. CHILDREN'S PROSE
PRICE 8.99 STERLING/9.90 EUROS/$15 ISBN 978-0-9567457-5-0

LOOKING FOR NELLA by German author Beta Berlin, 2014. CHILDREN'S PROSE
PRICE 8.99 STERLING/9.90 EUROS/$15 ISBN 978-0-9567457-8-1

IMPRINTS by Julie-Anne Grey, 2014. POETRY
PRICE 4.99 STERLING/$10 ISBN 978-0-9567457-6-7


DYLAN THOMAS WALKING TOUR OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, NEW YORK by Peter Thabit Jones and Aeronwy Thomas, 2014. LITERARY GUIDE (co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).
PRICE 5.00 STERLING/$10 ISBN 978-0-89304-997-3



THE POET, THE HUNCHBACK, AND THE BOY/DVD by Peter Thabit Jones, 2014
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DRAMA (Performed by Swansea Little Theatre actors/co-published with the Dylan Thomas Theatre, Wales, and produced by Holly Tree Productions)
PRICE 10 STERLING/$20 ISBN 9780-0-9567457-7-4


FORTHCOMING 2014/2015:


Books by poets from America, Czech Republic, and Wales.

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BOOKS BY CAROLYN MARY KLEEFELD, BIG SUR POET AND ARTIST:


The Seventh Quarry Press is the U.K./Europe distributor of Carolyn's
books.  Information on the books, prices, and how to purchase them is
available from
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or from The Seventh Quarry Press, 
c/o 8 Cherry Crescent, Parc Penderri, Swansea SA4 9FG, Wales, U.K.

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THE COLOUR OF SAYING – A CELEBRATION OF DYLAN THOMAS


AN INTERNATIONAL/MULTILINGUAL CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION

IN CELEBRATION OF DYLAN THOMAS

Aim:

• For original and new pieces of creative writing to be based on Dylan Thomas’s poem ‘The Hunchback in the Park’

• To create a 5-year rolling programme which includes other disciplines, such as poetry accompanied by music, film scripts, play scripts, and dramatic monologues

• To encourage everyone, including trauma or war victims, prisoners, abused wives or husbands, immigrants or refugees to a new country who do not speak the host country’s language

Guideline:

Responses to the poem ‘The Hunchback in the Park’ can be in poetry, prose-poem, prose, diary form, and letter form.

We recommend all entrants read the rules carefully before entering.

Rules: Poetry, Prose-poem, Prose, Diary form, and Letter form

1. Entries can be submitted in any language or dialect

2. Entries must be accompanied by an English translation of the work (if possible)

3. Entries must be the original work of the entrant

4. Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website or broadcast before 27 October 2012

5. All entries must have a title

6. All entries must be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it as a word attachment, which should include the age of the entrant and contact details

7. All entries are judged anonymously and the writer’s name must not appear on the work itself

8. Handwritten entries cannot be accepted

9. Entries should be typed and printed in black ink on one sheet of paper (A4)

10. Pages must not be double sided

11. Entries can be double or single-spaced

12. Please do not staple printed entries

Rules: Fees, Prizes and Winners

1. There is no fee to enter this competition

2. The winners will be published in an anthology

3. All other entries will appear in phases on the Dylan Down the Ups website

4. Prizewinners TBA

5. All winners will be required to provide a biography and photograph

6. The copyright of each piece of work remains with the author

7. Authors of the winning work, by entering the competition, grant Dylan Down the Ups the right to publish and/or broadcast that work for one year from 2014

8. Use of the work elsewhere during this time is subject to permission from Dylan Down the Ups

9. There will be anthology launches in the U.K. and beyond, to which successful entrants will be invited

Categories:

1. 10 – 12 years of age at time of submission of entry

2. 13 – 16 years of age at time of submission of entry

3. 17 – 20 years of age at time of submission of entry

4. 21 – 24 years of age at time of submission of entry

5. 25 years of age and over at time of submission of entry

Rules: General

1. The competition is open to anyone aged 10 or older at the time of entering

2. The competition is open to people of all countries, nations, and religions

3. The closing date of the competition is midnight (UK time), 27 April 2014

4. There is a limit of FIVE entries that a single entrant can make

5. All entries will be considered anonymously by the judges

6. Postal entries will only be accepted when accompanied by an entry form (forms may be photocopied)

7. One entry form may cover multiple entries

8. Entries will not be returned, so please keep a copy

9. No alterations can be made to work once entered

10. If you would like confirmation that your postal entry has been received, please include an internationally stamped addressed envelope/postcard with your entry

11. Telephone or email confirmation of receipt is not available

12. Online entries made via the website will receive automatic confirmation at the time of submission

13. Dylan Down the Ups staff are unable to confirm the content of documents submitted online—please ensure you send the correct file

14. The competition organisers reserve the right to change the judging panel without notice and not to award prizes if, in the judges’ opinion, such an action is justified

15. The judges’ decision is final and neither the judges nor Dylan Down the Ups staff will enter into any correspondence

16. No current employee or sponsor of Dylan Down the Ups is eligible to enter The Colour of Saying Competition

17. The best of the submissions will be judged by international writers/translators and published in an anthology which will appear on 27 October 2014, the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth, co-published by The Seventh Quarry Press, UK, and Cross-Cultural Communications, USA

The remainder of the submissions will appear in phases on

www.dylandowntheups.org.uk

Judges:

English-language:

Peter Thabit Jones and Anne Pelleschi of Wales; Hannah Ellis Thomas of England (Dylan’s granddaughter); Stanley H. Barkan, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, and John Dotson of America

Welsh language: Jim Parc Nest (Archdruid of the Bards) and others to be announced

Other-language judges will be chosen by Stanley H. Barkan and Peter Thabit Jones

Postal submissions to:

Dylan Down the Ups, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0RA, Wales, U.K.

Electronic submissions to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Organisers: Anne Pelleschi and Welsh poet Peter Thabit Jones

in a collaboration with Stanley H. Barkan of New York