verse of april will launch on the 1st, bringing a year's new collection of voices celebrating poetry. it's an online, international "party" of homage that coincides with the united states' recognition of a national poetry month. the aim is to share many voices, comics, images, mixed-media pieces that in some shape or another talk to the world of poetry. if you’d like to participate, please send in your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than april 15th.
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In an effort to share with the world the power and vast reach of poetry, this year I am gathering voices from Paris, and beyond, in recognition of the art form, that which moves or teases the minds of those from around the world.
Please consider following Verse of April. I hope it will continue through the years each Spring as a way to celebrate the art which means so much to me and others.
If you are interested in contributing to the project, please email email@example.com for more information.
I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I'll be joining the team of Sundog Lit as Assistant Editor. If you aren't already doing so, "like" and "follow" us on Facebook and Twitter. And, please, send in your poems, nonfiction and fiction stories, flash pieces, art and photography, and chapbook manuscripts! We want to read and celebrate your best!
On September 6th, I'll depart from Atlanta to begin an adventure in Paris. I will deeply miss my home of New Orleans, Birmingham, and the South—my family and friends, writing community, and students. Still, I have always dreamed of an immersive experience in a European city, more specifically in Paris, and this opportunity arrived in exceptional time.
I'll be serving as an au pair for a sweet family, and I will continue work on my first full-length manuscript. Please keep in touch with me by email or contact me for my Parisian address. I'll be exploring, so if you have friends or ideas with which to connect me, I'd love to hear from you.
Here is a picture of my friends and me on our first journey to the city in the summer of 2007.
If you're in New Orleans this week, come out to the Pistil & Stamen Flower Farm and Studio on Thursday, July 17th, at 7:30 p.m. for the Sea Garden Reading to support local female poets (listed below) and flower-mothers (Denise Richter and Megan McHugh).