The Rockford Review has published Bonnie's poem, "A Bridal Shower," in its Winter-Spring 2019 Edition.
The Illinois State Poetry Societ;y has posted member poems for February, 2019. Bonnie has added "An Urban Snapshot" to her extensive list of published poems on the Illinois Poets website.
Lonestars Magazine recently published Bonnie Manion's poem, "The Peace of the Wildwood," in Issue #90.
Time of Singing has published a new version of Bonnie's poem, "Unmoved" in their most recent issue.
"An Urban Snapshot" won First Place in the Diversity in Chicago Category of the 2018 Chicago Poets & Patrons Poetry Contest.
Mrs. Manion's poem, "On Burkas," will be published by the ISPS website, www.illinoispoets.org, in mid-October, 2018.
Star Poets Magazine published two of Mrs. Manion's poems, "Mowing," and "Waves of the Ocean,"
in their May/June 2018 issue. "Mowing" was previously published on the Chicago Poets and Patrons
website and earned an Honorable Mention in 2017.
"Mowing" is also added to the Illinois State Poetry Society website, www.illinoispoets.in August, 2018.
Bonnie has attended meetings of the Illinois State Poetry Society, Champaign, IL Chapter, the Milford, IL Poetry Group, and the Chicago Poets and Patrons Workshop during the month of June, 2018, also the August Chicago Poets ;& Patrons workshop at ;the Harold Washington Library downtown..
www.illinoispoets.org/members will add Bonnie's poem about Norway, "Green Grow the Mountains," previously published by The Penwood Review, to the website for the Illinois State Poetry Society June 14, 2018.
Highland Park (IL) Poetry has accepted Bonnie's poem, "Lemon," for its new Chapbook, Coffee, Tea and
Other Beverages, Summer, 2018. This poem was first published by Poetric License in their chapbook, A Light Breakfast. "Lemon" also appears on the Highland Park Poets website this summer.
To honor National Poetry Month - April- several Chicago-area public libraries are displaying ISPS poetry
with the theme of Gardens. The Evanston and Wilmette, IL libraries are displaying Bonnie Manion's
poem, "Chrissie's Garden" during the month of Aprill, 2018. "Rich" is on display at the Lisle, IL Library.
Nomad's Choir, a New York City poetry group, has produced a quarterly which contains Bonnie Manion's poem
"Lullaby of the Ghetto," which last year won a First Place in the Chicago Poets and Patrons poetry contest.
Chicago Poetry Press has published an Anthology called Dear Mr. President in which Bonnie Manion
has two short poems: one version of "Unmoved," and "Harmony."
Time of Singing has accepted a new version of Bonnie's poem, "Unmoved," for future publication.
"Green Grow the Mountains" was accepted by The Penwood Review for its Spring, 2018 issue.
Lone Stars issue 88, out of San Antonio, TX, has published "Now That I Am Old" and "The Miracle of Spring"
by Bonnie Manion.
Bonnie is a member of Chicago Poets and Patrons Assn. and attended their April workshop at the Harold
Washington Library in downtown Chicago.
Mrs. Manion offered a Poetry Reading taken from her five chapbooks at the Hoopeston, IL public library at 1 pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in celebration of National Poetry Month/April.
Bonnie's poem, "Bridal Wreath," will be posted to the Illinois State Poetry Society website April 14, 2018 -
that is www.illinoispoets.net . Bonnie attended the ISPS Champaign, IL Chapter Meeting Sunday, April 8th.
"My PC," Bonnie's new poem, will be added to www.illinoispoets.org in mid-February, 2018.
"Night Rain" has been added to the www.Illinoispoets.org website in
Bonnie's poem, "Rich," previously published by The Rockford Review, will be on display at the Lisle, IL
public library for the month of January, part of a group of love poems looking ahead to Valentine's Day.
Star Poets Magazine has published Bonnie's 2011 tribute to her deceased sister Myrna, "In Praise of a Mother," in their Sept/October 2017 issue.
Mrs. Manion won recognition in the recent Chicagoland Poets and Patrons 2017 Poetry Contest. In the category for Chicago poems, she won First Place for "Lullaby of the Ghetto." In the Midwest category; she won First Honorable Mention for "Mowing." "Mowing" is also posted to the Chicago Poets & Patrons website.
The ISPS (www.illinoispoets.org/newsletter) Newsletter congratulates member winners in the P&P Contest,
including Bonnie for her First in the Chicago Poems, and her 1st Honorable Mention in Midwest Poems.
"My Dad's Story," a poem by Bonnie Manion, has been published in the 2017 Summer Edition
of The Rockford Review
www.illinoispoets.org will add Bonnie's poem, "Old Visions of Summer, " to the
Illinois State Poetry Society website in mid-August, 2017. View a list of Bonnie's
poems in this venue by clicking on Member Poems, or view her Bio under her name.
Star Poets Magazine of Hermansville, MI published Bonnie's poem, "Grandma's Garden"
in its July/August 2017 issue.
Bonnie's honor in being named Featured Poet for the Illinois State Poetry Society's
online Newsletter for July/August, 2017 (www.illinoispoets.org.) , got a "heads up" notice in
the Rockford Writers' Guild monthly online newsletter, Write Away for August, 2017..
Bonnie attended the Chicago Poets and Patrons poetry workshop on ekphrastic poetry held Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Harold Washington Library on State Street in downtown Chicago. Her poem;, "Leprechanna," was cirtiqued by the Presenter and the writing group along with other poems by CP&P members presemt.
The Hoopeston, Illinois Chronicle News published a feature article about Bonnie Manion being named
Featured Poet for the online Illinois State Poetry Society Newsletter for July/August, 2017. They also
featured her poem, "Niagra Falls," in their print news article in the June 13, 2017 issue.
The ISPS website, www.illinoispoets.org/memberpoems will post in mid-June, 2017, Bonnie's humorous poem titled, "The Lavender Lady of Kilauea, Kauai." This poem honors the recently deceased Donna Schultz of
Bonnie's poem;, "Lesson Learned from a BirdBrain," can be found over the summer on the website www.highlandparkpoetry.org/SummerMusesGallery about Birds. This humorous poem was first published by www.illinoispoets.org.
"Lesson Learned from a Bird Brain" is also posted this summer to the online site, firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Fine Lines poetry and Art website.
Bonnie's poem, "Leprechanna," is posted at the Brigantine Gallery in Downers Grove, Illinois at the current art show accompanying an ekphrastic pencil drawing by Brad Purse entitled "Woodland Arcade." It will be read aloud at a special showing on June 12th.
Mrs. Manion is being honored by the Illinois State Poetry Society
in being named ISPS Featured Poet for the July/August online newsletter.
Please access this article and the poems they feature at www.illinoispoets/July/August
for the ISPS Newsletter.
Please view her website at www.BonnieManion.com , with access to several hundred
of Bonnie's published poems.
"Rain at Noon" will be added to the Illinois State Poetry Society website of member poetry in mid-April, 2017. This poem of Bonnie Manion's was first published in The Penwood Review last Fall.
Bonnie Manion will help the Hoopeston (Illinois) Public Library celebrate National Poetry Month and National Library Week by doing a poetry reading there of her own works on April 12, 2017
The Highland Park (Illinois) 2017 Poetry Challange awarded Mrs. Manion's poem, "Illinois Prairie,"" Honorable Mention at their April 28th meeting. This poem appears in their chapbook, 2017 Poetry Challenge. Bonnie read her honored poem and received a Certificate of Merrit, as well as reading
two more poems at the Open Mic that followed.
The Rockford Review will publish Bonnie's poem, "My Dad's Story" in its summer edition.
www.illinoispoets.org/member poems will publish Bonnie's poem, "Indelible Imprint," to its website in early February, 2017. This poem was first published by Time of Singing.
Highland Park (IL) online Muse's Gallery has added Bonnie's poem, "The Starrie Night" to its winter
poetry collection published to its online website. This poem was published previously by Lone Stars
and by AllPoetry;.com
Time of Singing, Winter 2016/17, is out, with Bonnie's poem on page 38, "Indelible Imprint."
Mrs. Manion has composed another set of classical-type piano etudes, soft background or easy-listening pieces comprising Bonnie's fifth music CD. The pianist again is Jill Prasse, the studio that of Bob Wilson in Hoopeston, Illinois, and the cover artist is Bonnie's sister Jeanine Malaney. Music notations for all pieces will be added to this website in the near future.
Plainsongs, a publication of the English Dept. of Hastings College, is publishing Bonnie's poem,
"One Tempestuous Spring Day," in its Winter, 2017 issue.
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