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Monday Must Read! Splintered Memories, Leslie Rupracht

Beautiful work from an amazing literary citizen ❤

leslie-ruprachtLeslie M. Rupracht is the daughter of retired artists/art educators who moved their family each summer from Long Island, NY, to the Rupracht farm upstate, north of Syracuse. Leslie’s creative bent was nurtured early by her mother/muse and father/mentor. After earning a BA in English at The State University of New York at Geneseo, where she also studied journalism, public relations and studio art, Leslie infused her career with diverse right- and left-brained experiences. Her poetry has appeared in The Main Street RagIodine Poetry JournalOpen CutTHRIFT Poetic Arts Journal, and Kakalak Anthology of Carolina Poets (all editions); her prose is published in moonShine review, corporate and non-profit newsletters and magazines. Leslie is senior associate editor of Iodine Poetry Journal. Calling Charlotte, NC, home since 1997, Leslie enjoys life and laughter with husband/favorite architect, Will Weaver, and rescue mutt, Magnum.

Buy Splintered Memories from Main Street Rag

Praise for Splintered Memories

What a wonderfully honest portrait of an uncertain life. A woman in constant transition, painfully aware of her own aging, her own flaws, handwriting gone from calligraphic to indecipherable, vanity to humility, reason to compulsion, identity to doubt. This poetic narrative of a daughter’s relationship with a mother whose illness has deprived her of memory illuminates the impermanence of things, the relativity of reality, the tenuous nature of memory, perception and personality, whether they are fiction, or fact, or something in between.Scott Owens

More from Leslie Online

https://awriterswindow.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/national-poetry-month-leslie-m-rupracht/

http://www.charlottelit.org/event/reading-words-with-love/

https://moonshinereview.wordpress.com/book-releases-by-contributors/splintered-memories-by-leslie-m-rupracht/

Happy Reading!

xo

Mary

MONDAY MUST READ! LYNN PEDERSEN: TIKTAALIK, ADIEU

Monday Must Read!

pedersenauthorphotoThis week meet Lynn Pedersen. Lynn’s poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in New England Review,EcotonePoet LoreSouthern Poetry ReviewPalo Alto Review, and Heron Tree. She has two chapbooks, Tiktaalik, Adieu (2014 Finishing Line Press New Women’s Voices Series) and Theories of Rain (2009 Main Street Rag’s Editor’s Choice Chapbook Series). A full-length collection, The Nomenclature of Small Things, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press in early 2016. A graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Lynn’s website:

www.lynnpedersen.wordpress.com

Buy books!

Finishing Line Press

https://finishinglinepress.com/product_info.php?products_id=2179

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Tiktaalik-Adieu-NWVS-Lynn-Pedersen/dp/1622297997

Praise for Tiktaalik, Adieu

Science looms large and lives well in Tiktaalik, Adieu. Pedersen’s lovely poems speak for, and to, our ever evolving, rapidly changing natural world, wherein the human animal seeks peace, or simply survival, from “resting place to resting place.” ~ Nance Van Winckel, author of Pacific Walkers

Lynn Pedersen gathers the world into her poems: its classical elements, its intricate patterns, its infinite mysteries. She makes gorgeous lyrics of stars and bone. ~Tania Rochelle, author ofKaraoke Funeral and The World’s Last Bone

Interviews/Reviews of Tiktaalik, Adieu:

https://chapbookinterviews.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/lynn-pedersen/

http://dailydoseoflit.com/2015/08/17/three-questions-lynn-pedersen/

Find more Lynn’s works online:

Heron Tree

A Catalog of What We’re Not Meant to See” Heron Tree (2014)

http://herontree.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/pedersen2pdf.pdf

Wilson’s Warbler” Heron Tree (2013)

http://herontree.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/pedersen1pdf.pdf

Cider Press Review

Begin” Cider Press Review (2014)

http://ciderpressreview.com/cpr-volume-16-1/begin/#.Vjdvy6SirmG

Eve Paints the Apple Tree” Cider Press Review (2013)

http://ciderpressreview.com/cpr-volume-15-4/eve-paints-the-apple-tree/#.

Got Book? Special Thursday Call for Submissions! Main Street Rag

Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award

Deadline: February 1, 2016
Award: $1,200, publication, and contributor copies
Fee: $25

Send between 48 and 84 pages of poetry. No restriction on content style or subject. We’re looking for the best manuscript.

Complete Guidelines here! 

http://03c9c48.netsolhost.com/WordPress/contests/the-main-street-rag-poetry-book-award/

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