By Kara L.C. Jones

Poetry News:

As always there are many announcements from the KotaPress Poetry front. We hope you will find these helpful, and feel free to contact us via email at or via phone at 206-251-6706 if you need further information.

»»The KotaPress website now has a search engine!!!!!! If you check out the main calendar page of the Journal (where all the 2002 buttons for the different issues are), you'll see a search engine at the bottom of the page! This is a KotaPress site-wide search!! Want to read something by your favorite poet, just do a search! Check it out!

»»KotaPress proudly presents Trevor Hewett's new book Drift! This collection is comprised of some of his KotaPress monthly contributions along with new works. The run is numbered and signed, with hand printed cover and hand binding done by our own Kara L.C. Jones. This is one collector's item you don't want to miss!!! Check it out in our eStore, click here.

»»New Great Path web site has just launched! You will find the new site to be fast and easy to navigate, with lots of new features. Great Path now has an Art Gallery, featuring original art for sale, audio clips of poetry and Free E-cards, as well as other favorite pages, such as the Meditation Room, and The Painting Club. You are invited to visit at

»»Have you got a special place in your heart and memory for Mister Rogers Neighborhood? Did you grow up with the Neighborhood of Make Believe and now have the good fortune of sharing that world with your own children? If so, it's up to you to keep the Neighborhood available for viewing in your own area of the world! Individual PBS stations line up the "children's programming" and some of them are looking to replace the Neighborhood as we move into a more "tech" driven world. But our kids are NOT "technology" -- they are KIDS! Keep the Neighborhood available for your kids! Contact your local PBS station, and tell them you support KEEPING the Neighborhood!!

»»KotaPress is FEATURED!!! We got a mention in the new book, "On the Net Resource Guide for Writers" which is a writer's reference book. The book offers many resources -- all of which can be found on the Internet! Some of the resource listings include publishers, editors, message boards for writers, book reviewers, places to promote your book for free, literary agents, clubs for writers, places to find jobs for writers, and a whole lot more. A great tool for any writer's home office! To check it out, see:

»» Do you know the business of your art? Most poets don't. Now you can take this Kota class no matter where you live and find out what the business of you art looks like.

We'll cover everything from revision to the dreaded poet voice, from self publishing to web publishing and back again. You can register online instantly though our eStore and get started right away. Don't miss out!

Register today! Click here to go to the eStore and then click thru to the Classes!


»»KotaPress has a new mailing address:
PO Box 514
Vashon, WA 98070

»» has a brand new look for the New Year! We are actively reviewing submissions to fill up the new pages for 2002. Also, a new “Poet Pages” service is now available. Poets can put a collection on-line quickly without the hassle or expense of creating or maintaining a website—and without banners, ads, or pop-ups. We do the work! Poet Pages are featured/linked in the e-zine but the unique Poet Page address (ie: acts as an independent web site too. There are several slick templates to choose from. Check it out here:

»»KotaPress has landed on Vashon Island with the following new contact information:
Phone: 206-251-6706
Location: Vashon Island, WA

»» Mrs. Duck Needs You! Now you can make a donation to Mrs. Duck through our non-profit umbrella organization M.I.S.S.. You can support the Mrs. Duck Project thru SeattleM.I.S.S. which is the Seattle, WA, local chapter for the national non-profit org (Mission for Infant Survival & Stillbirth In Natural Grieving/ Mothers In Sympathy & Support).

M.I.S.S. recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 with a tax ID number. The national office is physically located in Arizona, and the website is hosted at If you wish to support the Mrs. Duck Project, you can send a check or money order donation to the SeattleM.I.S.S. group with a note asking that that funds be earmarked for Mrs. Duck. They will use 80% of the donation to fund the outreach of the Mrs. Duck Kindness Project. 10% will go toward the local chapter so they can continue offering free support group meetings, one-on-one crisis help, and mailing outreach literature. And the last 10% will go to the national office to support their outreach and the medical research that is happening about stillbirth at The Pregnancy Institute. The SeattleM.I.S.S. is registered with the state of Washington Charities Programs. For more information, please feel free to email or call Kara at 206-251-6706.


You'll have to remember to keep checking back here for the latest and greatest, or you could just:

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