8:20 a.m. — Atlanta
Hello everyone. Come in, come in. I have an assortment for you to browse, today.
1] First up is Julie Catherine: Muse-Sings, Poetry & Art of Julie Catherine, who says:
I will be doing a special Valentine’s Day posting that will be released February 11th.
I’m planning to do a Humor poetry post once a month – I’ve designed a nifty medal to give to anyone who posts a humorous poem in my blog, probably the second week of each month. And my special Feature blog is a monthly one too, that I post on the first of the month — I have guests planned up to June right now, and others that are in the works, but am always looking for new and interesting people to feature.
2] Joseph and Tessa have Curio Issue #3 live. Hard to believe isn’t it? As a measure of time passing that one seems to catch my attention. We are told on the main page: the changes we
threatened alluded to last time have yet to come to fruition. But fret not: they will be here soon, as the year has eased up a bit and we need to grow into a more developed magazine. Intriguing. Breath bated, we await. Meanwhile visit Curio to read the latest issue, and remember to submit your own poetry for consideration.
3] This week’s interview, at Poets United, is with Bren, who writes as Daydreamer Too at Soul Speak. Sherry, with her inimitable style, gives us another wonderful ‘life of a poet’. If you know Bren you will want to read this, and if you don’t know Bren you will want to read this. She has had, and has, an incredible life.
4] While trawling the Internet, I came across a video of Margaret Atwood giving a talk to an audience comprised of techies, at the ‘Tools of Change’ Conference, 2011, in NYC. The talk addresses some of the problems that come with change and is titled “The Publishing Pie: An Author’s View”. You will need thirty-three minutes, so grab your coffee [I realise there are other things, but this is my world], or set your laptop up wherever you are putzing around, and have a listen. I love to watch Atwood, so I had to go the coffee route… three times. I was fascinated by what she said, how she said it, and the reactions of her audience.
5] Finally, do I have a toy for you! If you have not heard of Pinterest you should visit. I am giving you the link to my boards. Ignore, or not, the personal ones and have a glance at the boards I have set up for my writing. I know: What are you talking about? Tell you what, take a momentary break. Visit. I’ll be here… Yes, OMG! Those who wish to play, let me know. I think joining is still through invitations. I am happy to send out as many as they will allow. Warning: Browsing new material on the site, never mind stuff on the rest of the Internet, is terribly, terribly addictive [I even used two adverbs].
Quite a diversity for you to play with. Enjoy and I shall see you tomorrow for the week’s roundup of prompts; Tuesday for a non-place related prompt [form? self? crazy easy?]; and next Thursday for more announcements, if we have any.
Happy browsing, everyone.