Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Frank De Canio

Please stop by to check out Frank De Canio’s work at Eye On Life Online Magazine (the Poetry Locksmith section). Interesting poetry from an interesting poet. I don’t often accept rhyming poetry, but Frank really makes it work.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Steele Fields

New poet up on Eye On Life Magazine: Steele Fields

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chris Grasso - Featured Poet

Chris Grasso is Featured Poet in the Poetry Locksmith section of Eye On Life Online Magazine this week. Be sure to check out his work.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Eye On Life Poetry Contest 2010 - 2011

First Prize: $100
Second Prize $50
Entries accepted November 15st, 2010 through January 31st, 2011. Winners announced in February, 2011. See contest rules below:

Entry fee: $1 per poem, payable in U.S. Dollars by check or money order payable to Tom Rubenoff

  • No entry fees will be refunded
  • Submit up to 5 poems
  • Poems can be any style, no more than 400 words
  • Poems must be original, previously unpublished

Mail entries with entry fees to:

Eye on Life Poetry Contest
c/o Tom Rubenoff, Poetry Editor
P.O. Box 35457
Brighton, MA 02135

  • No poems submitted to this competition will be returned
  • No entries will be accepted without payment
  • No online entries will be accepted. Submit entries by mail only.

The top five poems will be published at Eye On Life Online Magazine. Honorable mentions may be given as well.

Other prizes may be announced. If you would like to donate a prize to the Eye On Life Poetry Contest, please email

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Friend of Eye On Life has a New Book

Diane Dean-Epps unveils her new book, I'LL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU...UNLESS I'M SOMEWHERE ELSE?!

Saturday, December 11 · 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Tome's Bookstore aka Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters
671 Maltman Drive, #3
Grass Valley, CA
Telephone: 530.477.5282

Diane Dean-Epps, Writer

Monday, November 8, 2010

Changes at the Poetry Locksmith

Look for big changes soon at the Poetry Locksmith at Eye On Life Online Magazine.

This year's poetry contest will have no entry fee.
First prize will be $100
Second prize will be $50
Working on 3rd prize.

If you are interested in sponsoring a prize, please contact me.

In addition, I will be announcing a new fiscal sponsor for our Poetry Travel Fund.

Keep your eyes open. You don't want to miss nothing!

Monday, October 4, 2010

New Poems Up

New poems up at Eye On Life Magazine!

Check out "Jimmy the Blind Man Says He's in Love" and "Small Time Town"

Good stuff.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


There is no inherent unhappiness in endings. Our unhappiness at the discontinuance of things we love is due to our attachment to those things. Attachment brings pain, detachment brings peace and peace brings joy.

Endings and beginnings are connected. It is not possible to have one without the other. This is one of the greatest beauties of the physical existence.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

John Grey - Featured Poet

John Grey is a poet who is not afraid to use any word, any word that can express what he is trying to express. His work is a little like fighting an accomplished fighter. You're going to take a couple of shots to the head. It's a given.

Click here to read John's poetry on Eye On Life

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I was inspired to write this short piece. I don't know why. Who knows whence inspiration comes?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer Poetry

In summer the poetry universe slows down, kicks back, goes on vacation, but not the Poetry Locksmith , where I have published my first review in a series on poetry for summer reading.

Next I'll review a book by local Boston poet, Ben Mazer, "Poems"

Please stay tuned. :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cantab Lounge - Cambridge, Massachusetts

Book release party for the new project from Christopher Kain.
Summertime Speed Slam: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Sign up for 8pm open mic by 7:15pm

738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Poetry Contest Winners to be Announced

Winners of the first annual Eye On Life Poetry Contest will be announced next week on February 23rd or 25th.

We enjoyed an eclectic and wonderful assortment of entries and we will be hard pressed to select the winning poem. But we will. All winners will be published here on Eye On Life. The first prize winner will receive $100 and publication. The second prize winner will receive a gift crate from Zhi Tea and publication. Third prize winners will receive publication.

Thank you to all entrants. It was a pleasure reading all the entries.

We hope next year even more poets hop on board and enter the contest. Contest entries are accepted from November 15th through January 31st.

Regular poetry submissions are accepted year round.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Eye On Life - Fame!

Eye On Life is getting attention!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Send Momma To The Slam

In my role as Poetry Editor for Eye on Life Online Magazine I have had the pleasure of reading and publishing poetry. Some of the talented poets I have corresponded with have fallen into a particular demographic – female, poets who do not currently read their work in public, between 25 and 45 years old, with small children to care for. We have chosen four of these women to send to the Women Of The World Poetry Slam in March.

If you would like to help us “Send Momma To The Slam”, please CLICK HERE.