Thursday, August 23, 2012

Menacing Hedge Open Submissions

I urge you to check out the website and find out what they like to publish. You may submit up to six poems on-line, include your bio and contact information and submit your poems as one attachment. Response time varies, please go to:
http://menacinghedge.com/summer2012/submit.php

Check out the on-line journal at:
http://menacinghedge.com/summer2012/index.php

Good luck to all who submit, please drop by again next week…

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Frances Livings' During The Hours

This collection is actually on CD and set to wonderful jazz music. Three poems: Songs of the Soul, The Maliciousness of Words, and During the Hours are featured here. I will tell you that this CD was sent to me at just the right time as I was driving to a conference two hours away and I kept getting lost every single morning trying to find the hotel in downtown Jacksonville, FL. I played the CD when I was at my most frantic and it was soothing and beautiful. Frances Livings has a beautiful voice and the jazz accompaniment pairs perfectly with her words. Zane Musa on saxophone, Brandon Coleman on piano, and Paul Cartwright on violin join Ms. Livings in creating a beautiful CD that I would urge anyone to purchase.
Her poems can be seen in their entirety on her website and you can also take a listen for yourself with links there to her work with live music.

Songs of the Soul is complex and lovely, I’ll admit that so many images came to mind listening to it that I have a difficult time explaining what the poem is about. It could be about lovers, musicians striving for depth, it could be about being in the spotlight, as I said, so many images you should listen for yourself.

The Maliciousness of Words is exactly that, how words have power over us and in what ways. This one has sections that made me grin, especially the line “super model boring.”

During the Hours is romantic, about two lovers and their hours together, gentle, soothing, beautiful.

If you enjoyed this review, please view and listen to her work by going to:
http://www.franceslivings.com/poetry/

To purchase the CD for yourself for a mere $3.00 of During the Hours go to:
http://franceslivings.bandcamp.com/album/during-the-hours

Thanks always for clicking in, please click in tomorrow…

Monday, August 20, 2012

Miriam’s Well: Poetry, Land Art, and Beyond

The title says it all! There are posts about poets and poems, inspirations from teaching college class, and check out the red thread journal dress pictured on the site at:
http://miriamswell.wordpress.com/

Thanks for clicking in, please stop by tomorrow for another featured poet…