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New collection?

When I am done with the purging of the storage unit, I am going to go through my poetry (old and new) and put together a second chapbook. It's time.

Wishing there was more of a writing community up here in the north suburbs of Chicago. I miss it.

Time for a new chapbook?

I think it may be time to put together a new chapbook. I have written over 700 poems. My first chapbook contains only 40 of them. I have been rereading a number of them, and I realize that some of them are quite good. I need to go through my poetry again and put together another collection or two.
I'm very excited, even if they did spell my last name wrong on the bookstore website.

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There is a wonderful bookstore in Lansing called "Everybody Reads"
(http://becauseeverybodyreads.com). They have been hosting what they call "First Sunday Gallery Walk" since November or so. On each first Sunday of the month a different local performance artist will perform. Past performers include local singer, Barb Barton; poet Melissa Dey Hasbrook, who read from her chapbook "Blame it on Eve", poet Chey Davis, who read from her chapbook "Bad Dog Behavior" (along with guest poet, Silvana Rojas), Lisa Sayles, who read from "Year of the Phoenix" and from her new chapbook, "Nothing to Say" (and guest Poet, Lisa Sinnett), poet Deena Tyler, who read from several chapbooks, including her most recent "Ready for Me: Rough and Raw", painter, Gail Bohner, and quilter, Rina Risper.

But the series is far from over, folks!!!

I would like to invite everyone to come support your local artists - poets/writers, singers, painters, etc.

Everybody Reads is located at 2019 E. Michigan Avenue- Lansing, MI 48912. (Please call (517) 346-9900 if you have any questions, need directions, etc.)

The First Sunday Gallery Walk series starts at 2:00pm every first Sunday of the month, and is hosted at the front of Everybody Reads bookstore.

The following individuals are signed up to be the guest performers over the next few months.

JUNE 1 - POET - TEAL MERCAEANT, releasing chapbook: "Rainbow Tapestry"

JULY 6 - POET - SUSAN HARRIS, releasing chapbook: "The Substance of Things Hoped For"

AUGUST ? - TBA

SEPTEMBER ? - POET - LAURA APOL, author of "Falling Into Grace", etc.


Please keep an eye here and at the Everybody Reads website for further updates.
There is a wonderful bookstore in Lansing called "Everybody Reads" (http://becauseeverybodyreads.com). They have been hosting what they call "First Sunday Gallery Walk" since November or so. On each first Sunday of the month a different local performance artist will perform. Past performers include local singer, Barb Barton; poet Melissa Dey Hasbrook, who read from her chapbook "Blame it on Eve", poet Chey Davis, who read from her chapbook "Bad Dog Behavior" (along with guest poet, Silvana Rojas), and poet Deena Tyler, who read from several chapbooks, including her most recent "Ready for Me: Rough and Raw".

But the series is far from over, folks!!!

I would like to invite everyone to come support your local artists - poets/writers, singers, painters, etc. Everybody Reads is located at 2019 E. Michigan Avenue- Lansing, MI 48912. (Please call (517) 346-9900 if you have any questions, need directions, etc.)

The First Gallery Walk series starts at 2:00pm every first Sunday of the month, and is hosted at the front of Everybody Reads bookstore.

The following individuals are signed up to be the guest performers over the next few months.

APRIL 6 - POET - LISA (LEE) SAYLES, will be reading from her chapbook "Year of the Phoenix", as well as her newest chapbook, which is yet unnamed.

MAY 4 - POET - SUSAN HARRIS, chapbook: "The Substance of Things Hoped For"

JUNE 1 - POET - TEAL MERCAEANT, chapbook: "Rainbow Tapestry"


Please keep an eye here and at the Everybody Reads website for further updates.
I've decided to make this journal mostly friends only. At least my own poetry.

So, if you read this and haven't friended it yet, please do. And let me know so I can add you.

Love,
Teal
We have a printer again. Which leaves me hopeful that I will get the chance to print off all of my poems so far. I can't believe that I have written over 500 poems at this point in my life. Of course some of these are crap, others are mediocre, but some, if I do say so myself, are really good. :-)

Yay, poetry!

Oh, and just for your enjoyment, here's a poem by Marge Piercy (she wrote this one for Joy Harjo, another poet I adore). Still_the_DesertCollapse )


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Some great poems

"What the Oracle Said" - by Shara McCallum Read more...Collapse )

"Things" - by Lisel Mueller Read more...Collapse )

"Beneath My Hands" - by Leonard Cohen Read more...Collapse )

"Electra on Azalea Path" - by Sylvia Plath Read more...Collapse )

Poetry by Pablo Neruda

Here I Love You by Pablo Neruda Read more...Collapse )


(I will post some poetry as soon as I write some more - I go through cycles where I write a lot and then I write nothing, or very little, and right now I am in the second half of the cycle, they will start flowing again soon. So, until then, I will try to share some of the poetry I love with y'all)

A poem to ponder - by Naomi Shihab Nye

"The Art of Disappearing"--(Naomi Shihab Nye) Read more...Collapse )

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