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The original dates for copyright are as follows:
Copyright, William Hammett, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.
Copyright renewal is not necessary for works created after 1978. Since a very few poems appearing on this site were written as early as 1966, registration has been renewed. Since the poems have been reproduced here electronically, the working and applicable copyright information may be regarded as follows:
Copyright, William Hammett, 2021
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Many poems on this site have been published in hardcopy literary journals (and a few in online poetry journals or ezines). The following is a list of journals in which my poetry has appeared.
American Poets & Poetry, Poem, Pegasus, Parnassus Literary Review, Black Buzzard Review, Lynx, The Rockford Review, Angelflesh, Twilight Ending, Offerings, Bouillabaisse, The Raintown Review, Poets at Work, The Lyric, Mojo Risin', Ship of Fools, Tight, Rose and Thorn, Gumbo, Blue Water Review, Meanderings, Patchwork Poems, Mantras, Over the Moon, Tidewater, Tidal Poems, Lilting Lyrics, Poetics in the 21st Century, Modern Slam, Page Breaks, Papers Etc., Musings on a Muse, Metered Express, Birds in Flight, Sandtown Review, Bojo, Classic Forms, Riptide, Something for Nothing, Literary Caress, Such and Such, Creations, Coffeehouse Rules, The Changeling, Experimental Forms, Bayside, Louisiana Expressions, The Flipside, Painted Words, Free Verse Mutineer, Catch and Release, Slide, River City Review, Lexicon, Ascending Verse, Between the Lines, Weathervane, TKO Magazine, Riding the Fault, Stanzas, Something to Write Home About, Tall Pines, Ampersand, Lodestar Review, Happenstance, Serendipity's Child, Verse Free and Clear, Whale Songs, More than Meets the Eye, Just Write, Pot Liquor, The Best of Beat, Poems from the Desert, Typed, Tibetan Hymns, Morninglory, Tea and Verse, and Shared Visions.