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The Flapper Press Poetry Café: Act Two

By Annie Newcomer:

As an an online magazine featuring original poetry & writing, art, advice, opinion, in-depth interviews, flash interviews, & inspiring content from writers and artists around the world, Flapper Press seeks to be in the forefront of offering our writers new initiatives and ways to engage with our readers. 

To achieve this goal, our Flapper Press Poetry Café editors have devised  a program designed to welcome back, after a year away, poets who have previously published a flash interview with us. 

It's exciting for our "alumni" to update us on where they and their creative work is currently "landing" in the literary world.

To this end, we have named our initiative "ACT TWO." 



"So how do you write an interesting second act?

How do you make sure your audience stays captivated as well as keep the story going?"

Not surprisingly, these are the same questions our editors wrestled with as we sought a way to encourage previously published Flapper Press poets/writers to know that they are welcomed to continue sharing their work with us. 

Our response? The Act Two initiative. 

When you see the tag ACT TWO in the Poetry Café, this will immediately signal that the poet has an interview on file in our archives in the Flapper Press Poetry Café. We encourage you to enjoy all our previously published poetry through contests, My Favorite Poetry, and flash interviews.

In ACT TWO, a poet can update their work, share new poems with backstories, ask for a second interview, and/or share ideas on writing craft. These poems will also be eligible for Best of the Net and Pushcart nominations. Since one of our mission statements here at Flapper Press is to educate and assist our readers in the joy of "coming to poetry," we value the unveiling of writing ideas that poets share about their craft as a means to help increase our love of poetry.

For centuries, poetry has shown itself to be a magical form of expression.

"It is difficult to get the news from poems.

Yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there."

— William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"


If you would like to resubmit your work to the Flapper Press Poetry Café, take a look at our Submission Guidelines and make sure to add the following email subject line:

Subject line: NAME - ACT TWO - DATE

Send your submission to:


Annie Newcomer

Annie Klier Newcomer resides in Shawnee Mission, Kansas where she teaches poetry and coaches chess in Kansas City L.I.N.C. After-School Programs. She is honored to work with Elizabeth Gracen to help showcase poetry through the Flapper Press Poetry Café initiative. When not writing, swimming or walking her Aussiedoodle, you can find Annie sailing, camping or traveling with David, her husband of 44 years.

Presenting a wide range of poetry with a mission to promote a love and understanding of poetry for all. We welcome submissions for compelling poetry and look forward to publishing and supporting your creative endeavors. Submissions may also be considered for the Pushcart Prize. Please review our Guidelines before submitting!

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