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Monday Must Read! Clare Martin, Eating the Heart First, and Seek the Holy Dark

clare-martinClare L. Martin is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and lifelong Louisiana resident. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies both online and in print, including Avatar Review, Blue Fifth Review, Literary Mama, Louisiana Literature, and Poets and Artists, among others. Her poems have been included in the anthologies The Red Room: Writings from Press 1, Best of Farmhouse Magazine Vol. 1, and Beyond Katrina. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2012), Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web (2011), Best New Poets (2009), and Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net (2008 and 2011).

Visit Clare’s website here: https://clarelmartin.com/

Buy Clare’s beautiful books!

Eating the Heart First

http://www.press53.com/BioClareLMartin.html

Preorder Clare’s new book Seek the Holy Dark!

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Seek the Holy Dark  available for pre-order. Trade paperback, 66 pages, only $10. Pre-orders will ship in early February.

Praise for Eating the Heart First

Clare L. Martin pulls off an impressive balancing act in her debut book of poems Eating the Heart First. In this collection, divided into three sections, she manages trust of her intuitive powers while she tats her findings onto poems built with technical expertise. She is a believer of dreams, and the whole of the work can be read as an oneiric treatise guided by the powers she believes in: the power of memory, the power of water, the power of moons, the powers of longing, and the power of love. In one of the late poems a crow in a dream asks, ‘Let me be a whorl of darkness— / Let me be a fist in the sun.’ All of the poems in this collection have the impact of that crow’s call and of the trope it creates. Gradually the poems reveal richly textured revelations of a heart tied to human experience in that ‘dream we cannot know completely.’ And, while we may not ever know the dream completely, Ms. Martin hands us a guidebook to dreams and to the art that uses dream and dreaming as the scaffolding from which to make something beautiful, and useful, and mysterious all at the same time.” 

— Darrell Bourque, former Poet Laureate of Louisiana and author of In Ordinary Light, New and Selected Poems

Clare L. Martin is a fine young poet whose work is dark and lovely and full of a deep organic pulse. Like the landscape of her beloved Louisiana, her work is alive with mystery. You could swim in this hot water, but there are things down inside its darkness that might pull you away forever. It is an exquisite drowning.” — Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Queen of America

Praise for Seek the Holy Dark

From the holy dark of horror storms and freedom in the hand, to starving wolves and old women who live in woods, Clare Martin’s poetic imagery seeks in myth to locate depth of soul. She incants salvation “bone by bone” up from the shadows. Her writing has a beautiful fury, a hard questing and secret exultation that keep the reader poised and intoxicated. “Do you seek the heart too” the opening poem asks, and of course, we answer Yes and read breathlessly on. These poems “drop through this world/into dark awakening.” The strong-hearted will understand.

~Rachel Dacus, author of Gods of Water and Air

Seek the Holy Dark is a book of revelations in poems.  Clare L. Martin sees the richness and the poverty that are bedmates, proffers them as gifts, lays them at our feet.  Her poems suggest we join in the quest to be both humbled and exalted. Martin, who never looks away, fully understands the duality of nature, its light and darkness, exploring both in this lush and lyrical new collection.

~Susan Tepper, author of dear Petrov and The Merrill Diaries

Visit Clare’s beautiful litmag: MockingHeart Review!

https://mockingheartreview.com/

Read More from Clare Online

http://wewantedtobewriters.com/2014/01/excerpt-from-clare-martins-poetry-collection/

https://referentialmagazine.com/contributors/m-o/clare-l-martin/

http://www.eclectica.org/v12n1/martin.html

http://www.redheadedmag.com/poetry/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=232:two-poems-by-clare-martin&catid=36:poetry&Itemid=59

http://www.unlikelystories.org/12/martin1212.shtml

http://www.madhattersreview.com/issue15/poetry_martincl.

Hear Clare Read!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yx32YG96f8

Happy Reading!

xo

Mary

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!

What Makes Our Writing Community So Beautiful! MockingHeart Review

Thanks and Love to that angel Clare L. Martin for helping to celebrate Trailer Park Oracle over at her beautiful journal MockingHeart Review!

Generosity and sacred hearts like Clare’s are what make our community of writers such a blessing ❤

I tell my students, “Community doesn’t just happen. We have to take care of each other.”

If you haven’t yet, please visit and support MockingHeart Review!

Spread the Love, y’all! ❤

Gratitude! A Couple of Publications to Start 2016 :-)

Thrilled and thankful to the editors for including my crazy lil prose poems in their beautiful publications ❤ 

Special Thanks to Clare L. Martin for being a consistent and beautiful light in this world!

MockingHeart Review

http://mockingheartreview.com/vol1issue1/mary-carroll-hackett/

and to the editors of

Milk Journal 

http://www.milkjournal.net/#!a-private-mythology—mary-carroll-hacke/duuv7

 

Check out and support these fine publications, y’all! 

Friday Call for Submissions Love! New Journal: Mockingheart Review

 

MockingHeart Review

Deadline: December 1, 2015

Call for Inaugural Issue: Submissions for the inaugural issue of MockingHeart Review open November 1, 2015 and close December 1, 2015. We favor poems that express the complexities of the human heart in clear, precise, and lyrical language. Poems should call out to us, not let us sleep or turn away. Bring us poems that gleam and palpitate with intimacy. We seek visionary works that are visceral and that will leave us emotionally undone. We encourage poems that speak to the personal and political inasmuch as the political relates to the person/a. We accept poetry only. Prose poems are welcome.

Guidelines:

We accept poetry only. Prose poems are welcome.
Works that require extensive special formatting are discouraged.  Our apologies in advance.

Here is a .pdf of Frequently Asked Questions for submitting poetry that generally apply:  How to Submit Poetry

We seek works of the highest literary quality. We expect your best work in its final form.

We favor poems that express the complexities of the human heart in clear, precise, and lyrical language. We want poems that call out to us, that won’t let us sleep or turn away. Bring us poems that gleam and palpitate with intimacy. We hope for visionary works that are visceral and that will leave us emotionally undone. We encourage poems that speak to the personal and political inasmuch as the political relates to the person/a.

We believe metaphors. Entrance us with imagery that transforms. We are especially intrigued by imaginative language which melds the real to the surreal, and are pleased when this is done well through artful craft. We question reality. So should your poems.

We do not like poems that utilize clichés or are not finely wrought. We shy away from experimental verse, unless it appeals to our aesthetic and succeeds in moving us. We want works that convey meaning and possess emotional impact, or convince us there is no meaning to be understood.

We favor poems of shorter length, generally of a line length of 30. There is room for flexibility regarding this.

If you are unsure if your work falls within these guidelines, send it to us anyway. We will respond during the selection process and may be able to help to further clarify through conversation.

Your publishing history does not matter, but the quality of the work does.

Our issues will showcase only the best selected works. We will publish issues (3) three times a year.

Unpublished poems only. Simultaneous submissions okay, if the Editor is notified immediately of publication elsewhere. Expect to hear from us in less than (4) four weeks’ time.

Submissions outside of reading periods, unless solicited, will be ignored. If your work has been accepted for an issue, please wait six months before submitting again, within an open submission period. Also, please wait to hear from us regarding a submission before sending more work.

MockingHeart Review cannot pay our contributors at this time.  Rights revert to author upon publication, although MockingHeart Review reserves the right to anthologize, in printed or electronic format, material originally published here. If work that has appeared in this journal subsequently appears elsewhere, the editor requests MockingHeart Review be acknowledged as the place of first publication.

Submissions for the Inaugural Issue will open November 1, 2015 and close at midnight December 1, 2015.

Website: mockingheartreview.com.

Email: mockingheartreview@gmail.com

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