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Posts tagged ‘poet’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Seeking Solace

26 July 2017

The world is in so much pain right now, so much anger, so much fear. If I am not mindful, that collective despair will weigh down on my back, settle ’round my shoulders like a yoke, until it chokes me, and I am become part of the problem, rather than doing what I think I should–choosing light, choosing peace, choosing Love–doing all that I can to be a force for compassion and Love in this world. So I have to make sure that I care for myself, body and spirit. I personally seek solace in the natural world, in my garden.

It reminds me, daily, that we are made not from our successes, but from the narrative of learning embodied in failure, every lush, red tomato now the product of years on my knees, learning, lessons gifted by seeds that did not germinate, rain that did not fall, soil that wasn’t ready, woodlings that wandered in and ate the fruit, reminders of my rent being due, for sharing this space.

Reward, and humility, in equal share, mistakes and losses, the cost of carelessness, the reminder that I own no space alone in my time on this planet, reside always in the garden. But even more, for me, in that small space, dwells possibility. Even in the darkest winter months, I imagine what will come, with spring. I find solace in the garden’s persistent gift, the imagining of an unimaginable future.

Make art about where you find solace. 

abundabce

Daily Prompt Love <3 Follow These Steps

25 July 2017 

Make art inspired by or incorporating a set of instructions. 

Instructions

Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up <3 Titles, and Boundaries

23 July 2017

Make art using one of these titles: 

From the Stone Came

Listening to Fire

Salty and Wind and 

In Memory of Water

MMD4C2

24 July 2017 

Make art about boundaries, making them, breaking them, protecting them. 

do-not-cross

Monday Must Read! Al Maginnes, The Next Place

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAl Maginnes is the author of seven full length collections and four chapbooks of poems, most recently The Next Place (Iris Press, 2017). He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina and teaches at Wake Technical Community College. His poems and reviews have appeared widely. He is music editor for Connotations Press and a member of Liberty Circus, a music and spoken word collective dedicated to raising money for those who work with immigrants and other forms of social justice.

Buy Al’s Beautiful Books

The Next Place

Film History

Music From Small Towns

Inventing Constellations

Ghost Alphabet

The Light in Our Houses

Taking Up Our Daily Tools

More from Al Online

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/al-maginnes

http://www.ashevillepoetryreview.com/tag/al-maginnes

http://baltimorereview.org/index.php/winter_2012/contributor/al-maginnes

http://www.poemoftheweek.org/al_maginnes_id594.html

http://www.terrain.org/2013/poetry/two-poems-by-al-maginnes/

http://howapoemhappens.blogspot.com/2009/04/al-maginnes.html

https://www.connotationpress.com/poetry/1319-al-maginnes-poetry

Hear Al Read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMAFgZIr8YI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6ogdXKsed8

Happy reading!

xo

Mary

Daily Prompt Love <3 Letting Someone In

22 July 2017

Make art inspired by this:

let someone love you

 

 

Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Blood Tree Literature

Blood Tree Literature
Blood Tree Literature is an up-and-coming online literary journal based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, currently looking for lyrical and resonant works of flash fiction, poetry, experimental and hybrids that take linguistic risks to push the boundaries of conventional language and genres. We welcome both published and emerging writers. 
Please send submissions to bloodtreelitATyahooDOTcom to be considered for publication. All submissions must be submitted in a single Microsoft Word or PDF document. Please include a cover page stating your name, a brief bio, and your contact information. 
More details:
  • The launch of Blood Tree Literature is due this summer. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when the journal goes live.
  • Submissions are rolling. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted. 
  • Multiple submissions are accepted. Please include all pieces in a single document.
  • If two or more of your pieces are accepted, we ask that we may publish them intermittently and within the span of two months (at maximum) starting from the time that the first piece was published.
 Feel free to email bloodtreelitATyahooDOTcom if you have any questions.
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Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Delusion, Pardon, and The Heat Made Me Do It

19 July 2017

Make art about self-deception, about deluding the self. 

self-deception-1

20 July 2017

Make art about pardons, the act of pardoning, about choosing to punish or forgive.

punish forgive pardon

21 July 2017

Experts have often drawn a correlation between heat and crime.

Make art about the emotional effects of extreme heat.

extreme heat

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