Sunday, December 2, 2012

Issue 11 Exercise Bowler is now live online!

Hello poetry lovers!

Issue 11 of Exercise Bowler is now live online!

Simply click on the link here to read it:

A huge, huge, huge thank you to all contributors who have made Exercise Bowler possible!

Julie Kovacs

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Exercise Bowler now accepting submissions for Issue #13

Exercise Bowler is now accepting poetry submissions for the Summer 2013 issue!! 

A big thank you to all who submit!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Poetry publication at Farthermost Dream

I would like to thank Ron Koppelberger for publishing three of my poems at Farthermost Dream.

You can read "Garden of Stained Glass", "One Way Ticket to Paradise", and "Welcome, Death" at:

Thank you again, Ron!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Poem of the Week

Last Shred of Paper

Swimming against a background of midnight blue satin
gulls flew overhead
out beyond sight of the window frame

no other human connections within the stone walls
remained not even a memory of their footsteps
from a world gone past.

Last desire burning away in that forgotten fireplace
the tiniest shred of paper that bore the words
“Life simple and free”
blew past the grille
down the narrow staircase
into the violets gracing the
front doorstep

never to be seen by anyone brave enough to pass by.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Exercise Bowler seeking submissions for Issue #12

Exercise Bowler is seeking submissions for Issue #12 Spring 2013!

Guidelines are at:

Thank you to everyone who submits their work!

Issue # 10 Exercise Bowler is now online!

Issue #10 of Exercise Bowler is now live online! This one is a special themed issue: Steampunk!  Read at:

A big, big thank you to everyone who made this issue possible. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Poem of the Week

The Beach After Sunset

Deserted beach after sunset
quiet no sounds from the midnight waters
not even mermaids singing from beyond the reefs.

The last time we held hands
seagulls flew over our heads
crying what seemed to be their bedtime song
but was really the loss of a baby gull

a sickly scrawny bird unable to
catch its meal at dawn.

It lay dead among the smooth rocks on the beach
out of its pain
beneath us
as we sat on the cliff
consummated by the salt air
scent of orchids and jasmine.

Copyright 2012 Julie Kovacs

Monday, June 4, 2012

Issue #9 Exercise Bowler now live online!

Issue # 9 of Exercise Bowler is now live online! A huge, huge thank you to all contributors to this issue! I hope you enjoy reading it!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Poem of the Week


Back-stitch ten birthdates

on a different day

not wedding anniversary

or Christmas

running on a winding trail through the

elm, maple and oak trees

a race not through life

as pink bands across the sky



the pan of rocks left by a wood sprite.

Copyright 2012 Julie Kovacs.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Robert Pinksy to appear at Bookstore 1 in Sarasota, FL May 12

Robert Pinsky Book Signing Saturday, May 12 10:00a to 11:00a at Bookstore1Sarasota, Sarasota, FL Robert Pinsky, US Poet Laureate 1997-2000, will sign his books, including his newest, Selected Poems, at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street. Only books purchased at Bookstore1Sarasota will be signed by Mr. Pinsky (proof of purchase required). We hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

"Enigma of Death" to appear in SpinningS

Greetings fans!

My poem "Enigma of Death" will appear in an upcoming issue of SpinningS! My thanks to Victoria Valentine for selecting this for publication and a huge thank you to all of my readers!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Poem of the Week

Black Hole of Memory

Tension released
fatigued from breathing
fatigued from living
fatigued from thinking

dog tags donned with blue and purple ribbons in hand
a tiny smile
surrounded by Nirvana
lying upon satin midnight blue

black roses ceiling spectrum
voices below in cold cement
never disappear faint
black hole of memory.

Copyright 2012 Julie Kovacs

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Calling all Steampunk poets!

Exercise Bowler will be publishing a special issue in the Fall of 2012 dedicated to Steampunk! Send me your best steampunk-inspired poetry through the following link on the website:

Thank you to all who submit!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

4 poems published in BlazeVOX Winter 2011


I am happy to report that four of my poems have just been published in BlazeVOX Winter 2011 issue!: "Night Traveler", "In A Dream", "Mr. Lepus At Night", and "Going in Order." A huge thank you to editor Geoffrey Gatza, and always a huge thank you to everyone who reads and appreciates my work!