Sunday, May 07, 2017

Contests for Already Published (Poetry) Books - Where is it now???

The fabulous list of Contests for Already Published (Poetry) Books has moved!!

Never fear, the updated and even more fabulous list can be found over on the blog at my new website:

It even has an awesome graphic to make it easier to pin and share on social media!

Please go there and check it out. Follow my blog there so you can see updates when I add more contests to the list!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


It is said that the only thing that remains constant is change.

And so it is that I am changing where my blog is hosted, after about 10 years on this platform. I am moving to WordPress, where my blog will become part of my new website.

I'll post a note here when things are settled over at the new site, and I'll be sure to keep my ever-popular blog post about Book Contests for Published Poetry Books updated over at the new site.

Until then...

Friday, December 02, 2016

Where to see more frequent posts by me ...

I'm not very active here, as you might have noticed. But, if you want to see more regular news from me, you can always follow me on the following other channels:

Facebook - I have a Facebook page, where I post literary news & info, as well as a lot more regular updates about new publications, etc. Go over and "Like" my page!

Twitter (writerly account) - My @BernadetteGeyer Twitter account posts a lot more regularly and casually about what's happening with my writing and workshops. Sometimes just some fun stuff, or gripes. Follow me there!

Twitter (editorial services) - My @GeyerEditorial Twitter account posts more informative notes about writing and editing, as well as links to my recent blog posts on all things writing, editing, translating, and marketing. Get the news there!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Another Ringelnatz poem published...

I'm very excited to note that another of the poems I translated from Joachim Ringelnatz has been published. I was made aware of Ringelnatz's poem, "Bumerang," by a couple of people I talked to at one of the first literary events I attended. They spoke so fondly of his poems, which they learned and memorized when they were younger, that I realized I had to translate some of them.

You can find my translation, "Boomerang," in the new issue of the National Poetry Review, along with poems by Martha Silano, Jen Givhan, and Adam Scheffler.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Translating Joachim Ringelnatz

I've been working on translations of poems by German writers over the past few years. Recently, I become a little obsessed with Joachim Ringelnatz, a subversive artist and writer who was the contemporary of Otto Dix and George Grosz.

Thanks to Julie Brooks Barbour at Connotation Press for publishing two of these gems by Ringelnatz. I had a ton of fun translating them.

You can find Im Park (In the Park) and Die Schnupftabakdose (The Snuffbox) at the following link: