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About Our Terrific Judge and Poet

I have long been a fan of Edward Nudelman whose work has always touched me.  I find his point of view riveting and his subject choices  varied and  thought provocative.  I am so happy he has agreed to judge the contest this year.  

Here is some information on this very interesting and intelligent poet:

Edward Nudelman’s frst book of poetry, "Night Fires," was a semifinalist for the Journal Award ("The Wheeler Prize) given by OSU Press in 2009. "Night Fires" was published by Pudding House Publications in 2009. He received a Pushcart Nomination for  "Two Sides of Self" in 2009. "Casting the Nines," an anthology of nine poets with nine poems (PHP, 2009) honored Nudelman as one of nine selected poets contributing poems. 

 Some of his poems have been recently published in Poets and Artists (Oranges and Sardines), Ampersand, Syntax, The Atlanta Review, OCHO, Mipoesias, Plainsongs, Tears in the Fence, Floating Bridge Press, The Orange Room Review, The Penwood Review, Syntax (Denver Review), The White Leaf Review, Adagio Verse Quarterly, and others. 

Nudelman is a noted cancer research biologist with over 70 published papers in top journals.  He has published two widely read books on an American illustrator, Jessie Willcox Smith (Pelican Publishing, 1989, 1990). 

A native of Seattle, Nudelman is currently working and living just north of Boston with his wife and their obstreperous Golden Retriever, Sofie.

I sincerely thank Ed for agreeing to lend his expertise  and keen "ear"to this effort.





Anything arriving before 6:00AM EST on April 1, 2010 will be deleted. Anything arriving after  6:00 AM EST  April 30, 2010 will be deleted.
The Shine Journal Annual Poetry Contest starts April 1, 2010 6:00 AM EST- Free to enter, it runs until April 30, 2010 6:00 AM EST. Prizes-Pushcart Nomination and 100.00 for First Place, 50.00 for Second Place and 25.00  for Third Place. 
Here are the rules:
Do NOT use the submissions form. Send your submission via email after reading the remaining rules below.
One poem per person - no exceptions.
No poem over 100  lines will be accepted.
Any type of poem is fine.
No submissions from anyone under the age of 13. 
No profanity, gratuitous sex. No racial or gender preference  epithets -you know the drill.
Your email subject line should say: Poetry Contest: Title of your poem
The content of your message should have:
  1. Your Legal Name
  2. Short Bio
  3. Motivation for the work
Put your work next--NO ATTACHMENTS will be accepted.  Mail to: 
Anything arriving before 6:00AM EST on April 1, 2010 will be deleted. Anything arriving after  6:00 AM EST  April 30, 2010 will be deleted.

Email TSJ: Editor: Pamela Tyree Griffin

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