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Archive for January, 2017

Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Out of Many

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

OUT OF MANY MAGAZINE

founded by writers at Vanderbilt University, is seeking fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art. We are especially eager to read pieces with multi–cultural elements. Submission is free, and response times are low. We publish regularly online and quarterly in print.

For details, visit outofmanymag.com.

 

Daily Prompt Catch-Up :-)Post-Broken Arm Prompts :-)

1/3/2017

Make art about kitchen utensils, about inheriting utensils, about replacing utensils.

kitchen-utensils

1/4/2017

Make art about bones breaking, literal or as a metaphor.

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1/5/2017

Make art inspired by an x-ray.

x-ray-skull-from-right-side

1/6/2017

Make art about restricted motion, limited movement.

bound-hands

Daily Prompt Catch-Up :-) 16 New Prompts! Let’s write into the New Year <3

12/18/2016

Re-envision a fable in a contemporary way, The Emperor Has No Clothes, for example.

emperor-has-no-clothes

12/19/2016

Remember that old game Telephone? Make are where a truth is twisted until it’s unrecognizable.

telephone-game

12/20/2016

Make art about travel planning.

Hand writing travel plan

12/21/2016

Make art about needles and pins.

needles_and_pins

12/22/2016

Make art digging a hole.

digging-a-hole

12/23/2016

Make art about bread baking.

bread

12/24/2016

Make art about finishing something last minute.

last-minute

12/25/2016

Make art what you see in a baby’s eyes.

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Max 🙂 Photograph by J Hackett

12/26/2016

Make art about the last flicker of a candle.

candles

12/27/2016

Make art inspired by what’s left over.

something-left-over

12/28/2016

Make art about cleaning up the debris.

christmas-debris

12/29/2016

Make art about passive resistance.

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12/30/2016

I’ve been working a lot lately with Archetypes, particularly the Maiden/Mother/Crone.

Pick an archetype and portray it in contemporary, unexpected circumstances.

archetypes

12/31/2016

Make art inspired by the song stuck in your head.

earworm-1

1/1/2017

Make art about piecing things together.

quilt-pieces

1/ 2/ 2017

Make art about deliberately putting something on repeat.

repeat

Monday Must Read! Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice

Planning to use this in my Intro to Poetry class this spring.

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resistancePoetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice
Edited by Francisco X. AlarcónOdilia Galván Rodríguez
University of Arizona Press 2016

On April 20, 2010, nine Latino students chained themselves to the main doors of the Arizona State Capitol in an act of civil disobedience to protest Arizona’s SB 1070. Moved by the students’ actions, that same day Francisco X. Alarcón responded by writing a poem in Spanish and English titled “Para Los Nueve del Capitolio/ For the Capitol Nine,” which he dedicated to the students. The students replied to the poem with a collective online message. To share with the world what was taking place, Alarcón then created a Facebook page called “Poets Responding to SB 1070” and posted the poem, launching a powerful and dynamic forum for social justice.

Since then, more than three thousand original contributions by poets and artists from around the globe have been posted to the page. Poetry of Resistance offers a selection of these works, addressing a wide variety of themes, including racial profiling, xenophobia, cultural misunderstanding, violence against refugees, shared identity, and much more. Contributors include distinguished poets such as Francisco Aragón, Devreaux Baker, Sarah Browning, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Susan Deer Cloud, Sharon Dubiago, Martín Espada, Genny Lim, Pam Uschuk, and Alma Luz Villanueva.

Bringing together more than eighty writers, the anthology powerfully articulates the need for change and the primacy of basic human rights. Each poem shows the heartfelt dedication these writers and artists have to justice in a world that has become larger than borders. Poetry of Resistance is a poetic call for tolerance, reflection, reconciliation, and healing.

Praise for Poetry of Resistance

Poetry of Resistance is a timely response (via verse) to the current political climate of Arizona, though what the book ultimately argues is that these injustices have always been taking place—SB 1070 is simply its most recent manifestation. —Rigoberto González, author of Our Lady of

Alarcón and co-editor the eco-poet and activist Odilia Galván Rodríguez selected the strongest work from the hundreds of entries to shape this anthology whose communal message—a plea for social change—will remain timeless and resonant.–NBC News

Buy Poetry of Resistance here!

http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/Books/bid2590.htm

New Publication to Start 2017 :-) MockingHeart Review

Thrilled and honored to start 2017 with my work being featured in MockingHeart Review, and to be in such good company there

Thanks and Love to the fabulous Clare L. Martin for her beautiful spirit and hard work and for including me in her great journal

Check out MockingHeart Review, Volume 1 Issue 2 here!

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