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Day Eight Poets Feature in 1455’s Virginia Summer Literary Festival July 16 – 18

The 1455 Summer Literary Festival is a celebration of writers, readers, creativity, and community, happening VIRTUALLY over three days in July, 2020. 1455 is a new writing center in Winchester, Virginia, a place where writers gather to work, unite and inspire. 1455’s mission is to advance the art and craft of the written word to […]

Poems for Blackout

Leaders in the technology and entertainment industry have organized an online event, happening today, to support protests against racially-motivated murder, oppression, and violence by police and others. The #Blackout protest, or #BlackOutTuesday, or #TheShowMustBePaused, asks black musicians and leaders to pause release of new content. While advice may vary, several have suggested that today is […]

Sean Murphy of 1455 selects manuscript by Laura McCarty for publication

Sean Murphy, founder of 1455, has selected a poetry manuscript by Laura McCarty for publication by Day Eight. The competition juried by Murphy invited past Poet Project finalists to submit a manuscript for consideration. “Laura McCarty’s Just One Swallow gracefully navigates the brutal and beautiful (sometimes in the same poem; occasionally the same line), often on the […]