"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Archive for September, 2016

Daily Prompt Love <3 Faith v. Fear

9/30/2016

Make art about the struggle between faith and fear, or about faith overcoming fear. 

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Before I Hit the Road Call for Submissions Love <3 Otis Nebula

Otis Nebula Now Open to Submissions

Deadline: Rolling

 

Otis Nebula is now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, video, and hybrid forms. To get a sense of what we’re looking for, please read an issue, available for free online.

Website: http://www.otisnebula.com/otisnebula/Home.html

Submission details: www.otisnebula.com/otisnebula/contribute.html.

Daily Prompt Love <3 That One Breath

29 September 2016

Make art about that moment you just need to take a deep breath. 

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HeartWood Literary Magazine! Upcoming Issue & Call for Submissions!

Working on HeartWood 🙂

So honored to share this good work Thanks and Big Love to the editorial staff–Danielle Kelly, Susan Good, Beth Feagan,Mary Imo Stike, Jessica Spruill, CM Chapman, and Vincent James Trimboli, for all their beautiful hard work! And special thanks–as always–to my son J (Jacques Hackett) for being my on-call ever-patient tech guru

The next issue of HeartWood goes live October 2nd!

AND

We’ll announce the very first winner and finalists for the

HEARTWOOD BROADSIDE SERIES CONTEST!

Like HeartWood on FB! 

And follow us on Twitter! @HeartWoodlitmag

AND 

We’re reading now for the April 2017 issue! Send us your beautiful work! 

Check it out and Submit HERE! 

Let’s get to the heart of the matter ❤

HeartWood

Daily Prompt <3 What the Stones Remember

 

9/28/2016

Dreamt I sat by a river, stacking stones, gray pebbles, that I built into a small curved wall, then dismantled, piece by piece, the stones smooth and slick in my hands. 

Rocks act as the memory for our planet. By examining their elemental makeup and physical structure, scientists can understand the history of the earth. The fossil records left in rock formations literally describe our planet’s journey through time. Seen in this light, even the stones and pebbles we find in our backyards are pieces of the ancient past and the secrets of how we came to be in this vast universe.

Make art about what stones remember.

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Daily Prompt :-)

9/27/2016

“He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.”~George Bernard Shaw

Make art about the political mess we’re in. 

 

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Daily Prompt! <3 "Dangerous Men"

9/26/2016

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”T.E. Lawrence

Make art about dangerous dreamers.

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Monday Must Read! Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: When the Wanderers Come Home

 

jabbeh-wesleyThis week’s Must Read is Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, author of When the Wanderers Come Home( 2016), Where the Road Turns (2010), The River Is Rising (2007), Crab Orchard Series in Poetry–winner Becoming Ebony (2003), and Before the Palm Could Bloom: Poems of Africa (1998),

Patricia was born in Monrovia, Liberia, and raised there and in her father’s home village of Tugbakeh, where she learned to speak Grebo in addition to English, the national language. In 1991, Wesley immigrated with her family to southern Michigan to escape the Liberian civil war. She earned a BA at the University of Liberia, an MS at Indiana University, and a PhD at Western Michigan University.Her poems have also been featured in former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s syndicated newspaper column, “American Life in Poetry.”

Vulnerable in their combination of grief and levity, Wesley’s poems deal with family, community, and war. “What I try to do in my poetry is to show that the artist does not exist in isolation from his surroundings,” Wesley has stated in interviews.

Patricia teaches as an Associate Professor at Penn State University.

Visit Patricia’s Wesbites:

Author Website:

http://pjabbeh.com

Poetry for Peace

http://poetryforpeace.wordpress.com

Buy Patricia’s Beautiful Books!

When the Wanderers Come Home

http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/When-the-Wanderers-Come-Home,677245.aspx

Where the Road Turns

http://www.autumnhouse.org/product/where-the-road-turns-patricia-jabbeh-wesley/

The River Is Rising

https://www.amazon.com/River-Rising-Patricia-Jabbeh-Wesley/dp/1932870180/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1453482993&sr=8-2

Becoming Ebony

http://www.siupress.com/catalog/productinfo.aspx?id=104&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Before the Palm Could Bloom

https://www.amazon.com/Before-Palm-Could-Bloom-Africa/dp/0932826644/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474893728&sr=1-2

Read More from Patricia Online!

http://www.pjabbeh.com/faq-home.htm

http://www.pjabbeh.com/exile.html

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/54801

http://www.literaryorphans.org/playdb/two-poems-patricia-jabbeh-wesley/

http://homeslicemag.com/poetry-woman-patricia-jabbeh-wesley/

http://www.connotationpress.com/hoppenthaler-s-congeries/2015-08-19-18-45-41/april-2014/2266-patricia-jabbeh-wesley-poetry

http://www.cortlandreview.com/issue/19/wesley19.html

http://www.nathanielturner.com/patriciajabbehwesleytable.htm

Interviews

http://www.thepatrioticvanguard.com/interview-with-liberian-prize-winning-poet-professor-patricia-jabbeh-wesley

http://liberianobserver.com/poetry/conversation-liberia%E2%80%99s-celebrated-poet-dr-patricia-jabbeh-wesley

https://wpsu.psu.edu/tv/programs/conversations/patricia-jabbeh-wesley/

http://radio.wpsu.org/post/take-note-poet-patricia-jabbeh-wesley-surviving-liberian-civil-war

Hear Patricia Read!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eZeb8b4qVs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmc9BPgH3UE

Happy Reading!

xo

Mary

Daily Prompt Love <3 Old Music and New

9/24/2016

Found some healing and comfort last night from listening to old school outlaw country music that my mama loved. 

Make art inspired by a song remembered from your childhood. 

 

 

25 September 2016

Make art about another beginning. 

 

Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3

9/20/2016

It’s my oldest son’s birthday today. I never could have know, twenty-eight years ago, that I wasn’t just having a baby: I was meeting one of my best ever friends.

Make art about adult children. Or about best friends.

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With my oldest son J, early 1989

9/21/2016

Make art about lighting a candle for someone you Love.

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9/22/2016

Been thinking all day about living in other times. I would have made a terrible Victorian woman 🙂

Make art imagining yourself in another time, another era.

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9/23/2016

Love is a Verb.

Make art about Love in action in unexpected ways.

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