With the right companions, no camel route is long. (Turkish)
The barking of a dog does not disturb the rider on the camel. (Egyptian)
If you love, adore the moon; if you rob, steal a camel. (Egyptian)
If you want to keep camels, you need a big door. (Afghan)
The camel and its driver each has his own plan. (African)
When the shooting starts, grab your camel and head for the mountains. (Bedouin)
May 10 The Second Hump, Volume III, Number Twelve, concludes with works by six authors.
May 3 The Saloon celebrates the third anniversary of its founding.
April 4 The Second Hump, Volume III, Number Eleven, is published with works by four authors.
March 12 Camel Saloon granted ISSN by the Library of Congress.
February 27 The Second Hump, Volume III, Number Ten, is published with works by four authors.
February 2 The Second Hump, Volume III, Number Nine, is published with works by four authors.
January 31 The Saloon sets a new record with 6,736 page views for the month.
January 26 Eye of the Needle Issue Number 5 is issued, All India Festival in celebration of Republic Day, with works of poetry, photography and art by twenty contributors.
January 7 A special edition of Books on Blog is issued, The Men of Autumn, Women of Fall, by Leah Angstman of Propaganda Press. It is numbered 42 in the series.
December 30 The Second Hump, Volume III, Number Eight, is published with works by six authors.
December 15 Scheduled series of Books on Blog concludes with issues Nos 38-41:
Number 38, Postcards from Italy by Bryan Murphy
Number 39, Audition for Hell: A Collection of Poems by A.J. Huffman
Number 40, Staying Awake with Shiva by Jagannath Rao Adukuri
Number 41, A Bird’s Life by Stan Galloway
December 6 The Second Hump, Volume III, Number Seven, is issued with works by six writers.
November 11 Saloon reaches 100 followers.
November 8 Saloon reaches Google Page Rank 4.
November 4 Nominations for the Pushcart Prize are made:
A Clan of Five and a Half Men by Ayeni Tolulope
A Shayira of Sorts by A.V. Koshy
Apollo’s Gift by Michael H. Brownstein
Persophone by David Appelbaum
Science Experiment by Kait McIntyre
With You on Rainy Days by Shenan Prestwich
November 4 The Books on Blog series continues with Number 36, Working Stiff, by Mike Berger; and Number 37 The Indispensible Guide to Unearthly Practices, by Austin McCarron,
November 3 The Second Hump, Volume III, Number Six, is issued with works by four writers.
October 11 Saloon reaches 100,000 page views.
October 7 The Books on Blog series continues with Number 34, Pointman Cometh, by David S.Pointer; and Number 35 Firestorm: A Rendering of Torah, by Michael S. Brownstein,
September 30 The Second Hump, Volume III, Number Five, is issued with works by four writers.
September 9 The Books on Blog series continues with Number 32, The Day the Looking Glass Shattered by Ben Rasnic, and Number 33, In Stereo: Thirteen Sonnets and Some Fire Music, by Thomas Zimmerman.
September 2 The Second Hump, Volume III, Number Four, is issued with works by four writers.
August 10 The Books on Blog series continues with Number 30, Supernal Factors, by KJ Hannah Greenberg, and Number 31, Last Call, by James Babbs.
August 4 The Second Hump, Volume III, Number Three, is issued with works by eight writers.
July 31 The Saloon registers a record 5,669 page views for the month.
July 14 The Saloon storms the Bastille with works by 11 writers.
July 8 The Books on Blog series continues with Number 28, Hear Time Echo by Byron Beynon, and Number 29, Years of Gold Philosophy, by A.J. Kaufmann.
July 8 Nominations in fiction from The Bactrian Room are submitted to Sundress for The Best of the Net:
Author: Tammy T. Stone
Author: Rachel J. Fenton
July 1 The Second Hump, Volume III, Number Two, is issued with works by eight writers.
July 1 Nominations in fiction, non-fiction and poetry are submitted to Sundress for The Best of the Net:
Title: Meeting Dad Again
Author: Donal Mahoney
Title: Escobilla 2
Author: Claudia Rey
Title: The Short Story
Author: Brittany Fonte
Title: Watchingstoned, T.V.
Author: John Pursch
Title: Goodbye, So Long, and Farewell
Author: Danica Green
Title: Sweet Love
Author: Nazra Emamdee
Author: Marc Carver
Title: Knock. Knock.
Author: Peter Franklin
Title: Reptilian Mind
Author: Wayne Lee
Title: Halfway to Naked
Author: KJ Hannah Greenberg
June 15 The Friday Night Six Pack offers a full set of brews by Ed Werstein.
June 12 The Second Hump, Volume III, opens with works by six writers.
June 10 The Books on Blog series continues with Number 26, Manga Girls Need Love! by Kyle Hemmings, and Number 27, In the Year of Everything Dying, by John Grochalski.
The Book on Blog series continues with Number 24, Stronger than Dirt, By Dennis Mahagin, and Number 25, This Way to the Egress, by Richard Hartwell.
May 3 The Saloon celebrates its second anniversary.
April 30 Volume II of The Second Hump concludes with works by six contributors.
April 8 The Books on Blog series continues with Number 21, Artsy Fartsy by Chris Butler, Number 22 Now That The Revoluition Has Begun by Craig Shay, and Number 23, a Special Opening Day Edition, Baseball a la Shakespeare by Michael Ceraolo.
April 5 The editor is featured in a Six Questions For interview http://sixquestionsfor.blogspot.com/2012/04/six-questions-for-russell-streur-editor.html
March 21 The eleventh issue of The Second Hump, Volume II, is posted with works by six contributors.
March 3 The tenth issue of The Second Hump, Volume II, is posted with works by six contributors.
February 29 Saloon sets records in February with more than 5,100 page views on main page and more than 10,000 overall on all pages.
February 18 Morning (Sonnet 27) published.
February 14 Duotrope lists The Bamboo Forest.
February 14 English PEN adopts the Free Zhu Yufu petition.
February 4 Alan S. Kleiman's Centerfold becomes the most viewed poem in Saloon history. Free drinks for life to the New York counselor.
February 2 Saloon sets record with 445 page views in single day.
February 1 Free Zhu Yufu blogsite created at http://freezhuyufu.blogspot.com/ to support petition.
January 31 Free Zhu Yufu campaign launched with the creation of an online petition at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/free-zhu-yufu/ calling for his immediate and unconditional release.
January 31 The ninth issue of The Second Hump, Volume II, is posted with works by eight contributors.
January 7 Books on Blog series continues with Number 15, The Docks Sing in Strange Tongues by Panos Panagiotopoulos; and Number 16, Mild Noir by Sarah Ahm.
December 31 The eighth issue of The Second Hump, Volume II, is posted with works by four contributors.
December 17 Poets Democracy releases Peering into the Sun by Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal.
December 12 Books on Blog™ accepted by Duotrope for listing.
December 11 Books on Blog™ submitted to Duotrope for listing.
December 8 The Books on Blog™ series continues with the publications of Number 13, South Africa Today: From Protest to Protest by Joseph Masetle; and Number 14, Bad Poems by Ross Vassilev.
December 1 The seventh issue of The Second Hump, Volume II, is posted with works by ten contributors.
November 19 Selections for 2011 Pushcart Prize Nominations are:
APACHE TRAIL (ARIZONA SR 88), Ben Rasnic
Chinese Cicada Slough, Amit Parmessur
From Lord Shiva & Other Poems
It was just a place, John Grochalski
Real Ghost, Carmen Eichman
Red Sky Mine, Devlin De La Chapa
Waiting Room, Rachel Marsom-Richmond
November 14 Raymond Keen wins Free Drinks For Life as his Soul Star becomes the 1,000th poem accepted for publication at The Camel Saloon.
November 12 The Books on Blog™ series continues with the publications of Number 11, Not Under A Banyan Tree by Jan Oskar Hansen; and Number 12, The Gravedigger's Son, by Donal Mahoney.
November 12 The Bactrian Room opens for business with the publication of Cunjure, by Tammy T. Stone.
November 2 The Bactrian Room is listed by Duotrope Digest.
November 1 The Bacrtrian Room is established.
November 1 The sixth issue of The Second Hump, Volume II, is posted with works by six contributors.
October 16 The Books on Blog™ series continues with the publications of The Dog Outside the Palace Gates by Ian Mullins and Abstractions: From Paint to Poetry by Neil Ellman.
October 2 The fifth issue of The Second Hump, Volume II, is posted with works by four contributors.
September 16 The Books on Blog™ series continues with the publication of Waltz of the Meatballs by Jospeh Farley and Don't Get It Twisted by Sarah E. White and Jason E. Hodges.
September 3 The fourth issue of The Second Hump, Volume II, is posted with works by four contributors.
August 7 Two new Books on Blog™ are released: Love Poems for Michael by Joan McNerney; and Postcards from Iraq by Sandy Benitez.
July 29 The third issue of The Second Hump, Volume II, is posted with works by six contributors
July 9 Two new Books on Blog™ issued by Saloon: Recollections, by Felino A. Soriano of California; and Lord Shiva & Other Poems, by Amit Parmessur of Mauritius.
July 9 Home page for Books on Blog™ established at http://booksonblogtm.blogspot.com/
July 1 The second issue of The Second Hump, Volume II, is posted with works by six contributors
June 26 Poets Democracy Publishing announces the publication of its first books, The Muse of Many Names, by the Saloon's own barkeep, Russell Streur, and A Cup of Storm, by Taufiq bin Abdul Khalid.
The Muse of Many Names, it is said, displays Russell Streur's broad poetic range - at times caustic, others sweet, always true. It is sometimes hard to imagine that his many voices emanate from the same source.
Taufiq bin Abdul Khalid has been compared to Rumi and other mystic poets. His passionate voice is sensitive and clear as he writes of love and longing. His first book of poems, A Cup of Storm, has the power to transport us to another world. http://www.pr.com/press-release/334614
June 19 The Camel Saloon opens its doors today to the creation of digital poetry chapbooks with the publication of its first two Books on Blog™, First Poems from Viet Nam, edited by Michael H. Brownstein, and Safety First, by Darryl Price.
First Poems from Viet Nam features poems written by 18 students enrolled in a first-year English class taught by Michael H. Brownstein at the University of Agriculture in Ha Noi. The selections are the first poems ever written by the students in any language. Themes range from the happiness of drinking tea with friends on sunny mornings to the imagination of life as birds and lizards among lotus blossoms and cay buoi trees.
Safety First is a new collection of poems by Darryl Price. Laced with images of blue snow, ancient hunger and eternal mystery, Price’s work celebrates love and loss along the highways of modern civilization. The road is dangerous but the destination is worth the risk.
June 16 Julia Biederman wins Free Drinks for Life for submitting the 100th postcard to the Saloon, Greetings from...The Road in Woodstock, New York.
June 4 The Saloon enters into a partnership with Poets Democracy to publish World Poetry.
May 29 Volume II of The Second Hump opens with works by eight contributors
May 15 Doors open at The Camel Saloon Bookstore.
May 3 The Saloon celebrates its first anniversary.
May 1 Volume One of The Second Hump concludes with the selection of four poems from April's postings.
April 1 Eleventh edition of The Second Hump issued, composed of 12 works representing the editor’s choice of March’s postings.
March 4 Icarus by Chris Butler is the 500th poem posted at the Saloon.
February 27 Tenth edition of The Second Hump issued, composed of 13 works representing the editor’s choice of February’s postings.
January 30 Ninth edition of The Second Hump issued, composed of six works representing the editor’s choice of January’s postings.
January 21 The Desert News and Telegraph transitions from a Saloon page to a stand alone blog.
January 12 First International Poetry Night draws a record 362 page views.
January 8 The Camel Saloon is listed by The Poetry Kit.
January 8 The Camel Saloon is listed by New Jersey Poets and Poetry.
January 8 Photography exhibition 20/20: Cath Barton's Eye on Wales opens.
January 4 The Camel Saloon is listed by The Great American Poetry Show.
January 1 Eighth edition of The Second Hump issued, composed of six works representing the editor’s choice of December’s postings.
December 30 Editor Interview: The Camel Saloon is issued by Duotrope Digest:
December 14 The Saloon emerges from fledgling status at Duotrope Digest and lands in top 10 spots on the swift and approachable market lists.
December 5 The Saloon joins LitList, a social network of print and online literary journals, book publishers, and writers located at http://litlist.net/
December 1 Seventh edition of The Second Hump issued, composed of ten works representing the editor’s choice of November’s postings.
November 27 The Saloon nominates the following works for consideration of The Pushcart Prize:
42 Minutes and a Burned Out Clutch by Loretta Franta
My Blood by Jenny Picciotto
The Minute by Kenneth Pobo
Wormwood by Jessica Otto
You and Me by Aashish Thakur
Your Departure Left Me in Pain by El Habib Louai
November 25 The Saloon selects Azurite Climber by Julie Kovacs as its official house poem.
by Julie Kovacs
Camel of Bactria
making a living climbing a steep mountain
the home of azurite
found in graves along with gold
your name is Zarathushtra
after the ancient Persian prophet
who spoke of
to the ancient world
long before the advent of the Persian Empire.
November 5 A showing of watercolors by G. Tod Slone opens under the title P. Maudit: The Exhibition.
November 1 Sixth edition of The Second Hump issued, composed of eight works representing the editor’s choice of October’s postings.
October 31 A new page, The Desert News and Telegraph, is added at the Saloon's main page to publicize books issued by Saloon patrons, showcase new literary sites created by the denizens of the joint, and highlight any other news or events that members of the community wish to share.
October 21 Second edition of The Eye of the Needle published, celebrating Jack Kerouac Day with works by 26 contributors
October 8 Steven Gulvezan is granted Free Drinks for Life for becoming the 100th contributor to the pages of The Camel Saloon.
October 3 Photography exhibition 20/20: Steve Prusky's Eye on the Movaje Desert opens.
October 2 Fifth edition of The Second Hump issued, composed of six works representing the editor’s choice of September’s postings.
September 17 Photography exhibition 20/20: Andrew Taylor's Eye on England opens.
September 5 Fourth edition of The Second Hump issued, composed of four works representing the editor’s choice of August’s postings.
August 1 Photography exhibition Asian Caravan: Photographs by Jeffrey Miller opens.
July 31 Third edition of The Second Hump issued, composed of 12 works representing the editor’s choice of July’s postings.
July 20 Carmen Schreffler hits for the cycle with a poem published at the Saloon, a photograph at the Gallery, a landscape on the Postcards page, and recognition as a Kindred Spirit.
July 18 Cath Barton is granted Free Drinks for Life at the Saloon for sending in her photograph of a camel, taken in the High Desert of the Sinai, Egypt.
July 14 Saloon patrons Storm the Bastille with postings by 13 writers.
July 4 100th poem published with the posting of Regarding Kay, by Robert Vaughan.
July 3 First edition of The Eye of the Needle published, celebrating Independence Day with works by 21 contributors.
June 27 Second edition of The Second Hump issued, composed of 14 works representing the editor’s choice of June’s postings.
June 14 The Saloon is approved for listing by Duotrope Digest.
June 3 jkdavies is granted Free Drinks for Life at the Saloon for being the first to figure out that a photograph accompanying a submission earns a contributor Preferential Treatment. (Photograph: Saltburn Pier; Poem: Robbed)
May 30 First edition of The Second Hump issued, composed of six works representing the editor’s choice of May’s postings.
May 28 The Camel Saloon Postcards page opens. First postcard published is Kerala, India, by David Posluszny.
May 27 The Camel Saloon Gallery page opens. First art published is Untitled, by Katherine Fary.
May 22 The Camel Saloon is listed by Poetry Super Highway.
May 12 The Camel Saloon opens its doors for business. First poem published is 42 Minutes and a Burned Out Clutch, by Loretta Franta.
May 3 The Camel Saloon is established.