THE SEVENTH QUARRY POETRY MAGAZINE AND PRESS
Welcome to THE SEVENTH QUARRY, a poetry magazine published in Swansea, Wales. A publication with an international perspective, it appears twice a year, in winter and summer. Edited by Welsh poet and dramatist Peter Thabit Jones, the first issue was launched at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, in January 2005. Peter is also the Founder and the Editor of The Seventh Quarry Press. Further information about Peter via www.peterthabitjones.com and some of Peter's books, published by Cross-Cultural Communications (USA), are available from:
THE SEVENTH QUARRY Swansea Poetry Magazine aims to publish quality poems from around the world. Poets from the U.K., Albania, America, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Catalonia, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Pakistan, Phillippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sicily, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland have already appeared in its pages.
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, regular interviews, such as the renowned American novelist Andre Dubus III, artworks, and occasional reviews.
The magazine is a cooperating partner with Stanley H. Barkan’s Cross-Cultural Communications Publisher, New York. The partnership has already contributed to the magazine being displayed at several prestigious literary events in America and the publication of renowned America poets, such as 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 ensured sample copies of the magazine are featured on its very popular website: regarded by many as the best source for poetry in the U.K. The magazine 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.).
Peter has organised The Seventh Quarry/Cross-Cultural Communications Poetry Events Series, which have taken place at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, Dylan Thomas Birthplace, Swansea, Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea, The Boathouse in Laugharne, and Free Word Centre, London; and the first solo participant of the Series was America’s Stanley H. Barkan.
Peter and Stanley H. Barkan in New York, 2009
Stanley H. Barkan, editor/publisher of Cross-Cultural Communications, which in 2020 celebrated its 50th Anniversary with 500 books in print, and as many broadsides and postcards and audio-visual productions in 60 languages (ranging from Arabic to Yiddish). CCC, in addition to having a long and productive cooperative relationship with Peter Thabit Jones of The Seventh Quarry Press in Swansea, Wales, has also hosted numerous literary events throughout the United States and in many parts of the world (Argentina, Bulgaria, Poland, Puerto Rico, Sicily, Wales), at such locations in New York as the International Center, Poets House, the Yale Club, and the Dag Hammerskjöld Auditorium of the United Nations. His own work has been published in 29 poetry editions, many bilingual, including Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, Farsi/Persian, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Sicilian, Spanish. His most recent books are As Still as a Broom, translated into Spanish by Isaac Goldemberg (2018) and Pumpernickel, translated into Farsi/Persian by Sepideh Zamani (2019) (both published by Oyster Bay, NY: New Feral Press), and More Mishpocheh, with illustrative photos and art by the author’s wife, Bebe Barkan (Swansea, Wales: The Seventh Quarry Press, 2018). Also, in 2017, he was awarded the Homer European Medal of Poetry & Art. Barkan lives with his wife in Merrick, Long Island, where his son and daughter and five grandchildren also reside. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley H. Barkan.
SOME EXAMPLES OF PREVIOUS ISSUES ARE DIGITISED AND ARCHIVED AT THE POETRY LIBRARY, LONDON. SINCE 2005, EACH PUBLISHED HARD COPY OF THE MAGAZINE IS ALSO ARCHIVED AT THE POETRYLIBRARY, THE BRITISH LIBRARY, AND THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF WALES. ALL PUBLISHED COPIES OF THE MAGAZINE ARE DIGITISED AND ARCHIVED BY EBSCO (USA).
LATEST ISSUE: ISSUE 34 SUMMER/AUTUMN 2021
HOW TO SUBMIT POEMS TO THE SEVENTH QUARRY/
SWANSEA POETRY MAGAZINE
Contributors receive a free copy of the magazine.
Anyone wishing to submit poems to be considered for the magazine should e-mail material to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission: No more than four poems (no long poems, please).
Annual subscription: £9 for Summer and Winter issues; or buy a single issue for £4.50. USA subscription $30 for Summer and Winter issues; or buy a single issue for $15.
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PUBLISHED SPECIAL ISSUES OF THE MAGAZINE
STANLEY H. BARKAN. An issue devoted to Stanley H. Barkan, American poet and publisher (Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).
TERRY HETHERINGTON. An issue devoted to Welsh poet Terry Hetherington, who died in August 2007.
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 of Salem State University, Massachusetts.
INTERVIEW SUPPLEMENT: An interview with Distinguished Professor of Physics, American Bill Colson, and Welsh poet and dramatist, Peter Thabit Jones, conducted by American Patricia Holt.
INTERVIEW SUPPLEMENT: An interview with American actor David Campagna, conducted by American writer John Dotson.
INTERVIEW SUPPLEMENT: An interview with American Theatre Director Marc Clopton and American poet Peter Fulton, conducted by Peter Thabit Jones.
INTERVIEW SUPPLEMENT: An interview with American novelist Paul M. Levitt, conducted by Peter Thabit Jones.
ROBIN METZ: An issue devoted to the late Robin Metz, an American poet and professor at Knox College.
INTERVIEW SUPPLEMENT: An interview with Peter Thabit Jones, conducted by translator and Massachusetts Lowell University professor Miriam Margala. The issue also includes some of her translations of Peter's poems into Slovakian and her article on translation.
SPECIAL ISSUE: An issue devoted to the late Július Vanovič, Slovakian literary historian, critic, essayist, publisher and writer, by translator and Massachusetts Lowell University professor Miriam Margala.
POET TO POET CHAPBOOK SERIES
EDITORS: PETER THABIT JONES AND STANLEY H. BARKAN
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 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.
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
has published poetry books, poetry and art books, prose books, children's books, drama, DVDs and CDs Some of the books have been co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York.
BOOKS BY CAROLYN MARY KLEEFELD,
AMERICAN POET AND ARTIST
books. Information on the books and prices is available from