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If you wish to share feedback, ask a question, or suggest a poem you like for the collection, use the contact form below. You may also submit your own original poetry for consideration. However, A Year of Being Here is not so much an online poetry publisher (with an editor) as it is an online collection of previously published poems (with a curator). The curator therefore asks that you:

  • Limit the number of poems you send to a courteous number.
  • Understand that our decision to accept or reject a poem will be very subjective, and final, and made without comment (but with gratitude for the submission).
  • Be aware that if your submission is accepted, we won't be able to tell you exactly when it will be posted. Given the collection's size, publication might take a while. We appreciate your patience.
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Phyllis Cole-Dai
Project Curator
712 6th St.
Brookings, South Dakota USA 57006
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