A Poem a Day Series 2019 – Day 30

Remember Christina Rossetti, 1830 - 1894 Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. Remember me when no more day by day You tell me of our future that you planned: Only remember … Continue reading A Poem a Day Series 2019 – Day 30

A Poem a Day Series 2019 – Day 29

Let the Light Enter Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, 1825 - 1911 The dying words of Goethe. “Light! more light! the shadows deepen,    And my life is ebbing low, Throw the windows widely open:    Light! more light! before I go.” “Softly let the balmy sunshine    Play around my dying bed, E’er the dimly lighted valley   … Continue reading A Poem a Day Series 2019 – Day 29

A Poem a Day Series 2019 – Day 28

April 28th marks the observation of National Great Poetry Reading Day. Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck (Sonnet 14) William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck, And yet methinks I have astronomy; But not to tell of good or evil luck, Of plagues, of dearths, or seasons’ quality; Nor can … Continue reading A Poem a Day Series 2019 – Day 28

A Poem a Day Series 2019 – Day 27

Song John Rollin Ridge, 1827 - 1867 I saw her once—her eye’s deep light Fell on my spirit’s deeper night, The only beam that e’er illumed Its shadows drear. The glance was slight, But oh, what softness it assumed! I saw her twice—her glance again Lit up its fire within my brain; My thoughts leaped up, like lightning … Continue reading A Poem a Day Series 2019 – Day 27

A Poem a Day Series 2019 – Day 26

National Arbor Day is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April; it is a civic holiday in Nebraska. Winter Branches Margaret Widdemer When winter-time grows weary, I lift my eyes on high And see the black trees standing, stripped clear against the sky; They stand there very silent, with the cold flushed sky behind, … Continue reading A Poem a Day Series 2019 – Day 26

Beyond Good Writing: Two Literary Agents Discuss What Matters Most – by Sangeeta Mehta…

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on Jane Friedman site:

Almost anyone who has spent time in the query trenches knows how challenging it is to capture the attention of a literary agent.

Most agents, even new agents eager to build their client list, pass on over 90 percent of the queries they receive. In some cases, the reason is obvious: The agent doesn’t represent the writer’s genre; the writer has written a synopsis rather than a query letter; the agent isn’t accepting queries, at all.

In other cases, the writer might be doing everything right—researching agents, following submission guidelines, querying only once they have a polished manuscript—but still experience radio silence. Or, maybe they are receiving requests for pages, or feedback from the agent along with the opportunity to resubmit, but an offer of representation just isn’t coming through. If the writing is good or at least shows potential—how else would they have come this…

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Call for Submissions: 6th Ghetto Biennale 2019


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RED_Fire_in_Saint-Domingo_1791,_German_copper_engravingThe 6th Ghetto Biennale 2019, organized around the theme “The Haitian Revolution and Beyond,” will take place from November 29 until December 20, 2019. The extended deadline is May 10, 2019 (BST). See details below and at Ghetto Biennale.

A call for artists and curators: The Haitian Revolution, possibly one of the most important and overlooked, revolutions of the world appears to have been written out of Western history.

“The silencing of the Haitian Revolution is only a chapter within a narrative of global domination. It is part of the history of the West.” Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past (Beacon Press, Boston 1995)

We welcome projects that both memorialise, and challenge the memorialization of, the Haitian Revolution. We are looking for alternate narratives to the Slaves Revolt. We invite complex readings of the leaders as well as alternate histories from below. We encourage non-binary, queer, surreal and magic…

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A Poem a Day Series 2019 – Day 25

On Reason and Passion Kahlil Gibran, 1883 - 1931 And the priestess spoke again and said: Speak to us of Reason and Passion. And he answered, saying: Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgement wage war against your passion and your appetite. Would that I could be the peacemaker in your soul, … Continue reading A Poem a Day Series 2019 – Day 25

Saying No to Twitter: What Authors Need to Know – by Daniel Berkowitz…

This post could even be called “Saying no to ___ (Facebook, Instagram, etc.). I personally do not have Twitter or Facebook (etc.) on my phone. And I never will. I like the freedom of being unplugged. If I can’t immediately post something . . . that’s okay.
Lapè ak trankilite. Pou mwen. Paix et tranquillité. Pour moi. 🙂

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on Jane Friedman site:

Tell me if this is a situation you’ve been in before: Your agent just sold your book to a publisher, and now you want to do everything you can to ensure your book’s success.

The publisher tells you to get a website and to get on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

You have a Facebook profile, and you’re not opposed to creating a separate author page, and you really enjoy Instagram—but you don’t like Twitter.

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