Rest in Peace, Margie Shaheed

On days like this, being a publisher is a terrible job.  I clearly remember the day I first read Margie Shaheed’s submission to the HCP poetry chapbook contest, which she won.  Her words were energetic, smart, and funny–and eventually I found out just how well they represented her personality.  I was proud to publish her work and felt lucky to call her a friend.  I … Continue reading Rest in Peace, Margie Shaheed

Margie Shaheed: Poetry Contest 2014 Winner

Playground: poems by Margie Shaheed In this collection, the neighborhood bar is an adult playground. The metaphor is extended by a motif which includes children’s rhymes and references to toys and games. The language is gritty in spots, and sometimes profane, but always life-affirming. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON!   cover image c. 2015 James Polacci Margie Shaheed is a community poet, writer, and teaching artist. She is the author … Continue reading Margie Shaheed: Poetry Contest 2014 Winner