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The Poetic Bond V

Publication Date Set For 21 October, 2015

The Poets for The Poetic Bond V (2015) are confirmed.  Congratulations to all those selected!  

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Many thanks for all those who submitted poems, your support is what enables The Poetic Bond to be published.

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Until 14 October 2015, you can PRE-ORDER your copy of THE POETIC BOND V at the special offer rate of 



Now in its fifth year, this annual anthology of poetry from new media, social and professional networking, is mainly garnered from the professional networking website, LinkedIn, but also has contributions via poetry groups, performance and word of mouth. 

The submission process is unique in that choices for inclusion are made on the basis of emergent themes and congruency in the pool of work submitted; it is therefore also a snapshot of the poetry of NOW, seeking to capture the zeitgeist of the moment. 

Our next press release is due very soon, watch this space!


The Poetic Bond IV 2014

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The Poetic Bond III 2013

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The Poetic Bond II 2012

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The Poetic Bond 2011

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The Poetic Bond III 

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The Poetic Bond II 

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The Poetic Bond

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The Poetic Bond IV 

PRESS RELEASE 1 (Nov 2014)

PRESS RELEASE 2 (Jan 2015) 

Press copies available for review on .pdf, see press release

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The Poetic Bond Newsletter, now taking article submissions; required, articles up to 1,000 on the subject of poetry,  poetic endeavour, or poetry practice. Previous editions can be downloaded

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The Poetic Bond

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Meet the Poets of

The Poetic Bond 


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Spring 2015

The Poetic Bond V

Guidelines and Conditions 2015

The Poetic Bond IV

Press Release 2 (Jan 2015)  and review copies click here 

The Poetic Bond IV

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Trevor Maynard, editor of The Poetic Bond series is the manager of the LinkedIn group

“Poetry, Review and discuss” and also the author of two poetry collection and several plays

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Keep On Keepin’ On (2012)

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Keep on Keepin' On

From a biscuit crumb on your lover’s lips, to the death of a Princess, to the formation of galaxies far, far away, human is our condition, life is our journey, and come agony, joy, or even world-weariness, life is for living, keep on keepin’ on.

A new edition of

Love, Death and The War on Terror 

will be released   in March 2015, and will include five new poems.

Love, Death, and The War On Terror

We, the people, still meet each other, fall in love, and generate enough good in the world to counter and hopefully, in the end, overhaul the evil. The terrorists may murder, the soldier may die, but in the end, humanity has love, and love will conquer all.

This edition will include the "Obama" Trilogy.


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