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The poem “Americans”, by James Garland, earned a runner-up prize in the Mirabai Poetry contest in January. The poem has now been published in the Summer 2020 issue of The Raw Art Review (©2020 Henry G. Stanton, UnCollected Press), “A Journal of Storm and Urge”.
“Love Is Strong As Death,” a concise opera with music and libretto by Silvertonian Christopher M. Wicks, will be premiered at 2 PM on February 3, 2018 at the Mount Angel Abbey Library Auditorium at One Abbey Drive, St. Benedict, Ore. A repeat performance will take place on February 10, also at 2 PM. The opera is based on the Celtic legends of Tristam and Iseult, with quotes from the Biblical Song of Solomon. The event will open with violinist Stephanie Barth playing two sonatas by Wicks. Freewill offerings much appreciated.
Susan Kay Anderson is part of a group of poets in a marathon fundraising poetry writing month, writing and posting one poem per day at Tupelo Press. The 30/30 Project, an extraordinary challenge and fundraiser for Tupelo Press, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) literary press. Each month, volunteer poets run the equivalent of a “poetry marathon,” writing 30 poems in 30 days, while the rest of us “sponsor” and encourage them every step of the way.
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The volunteers for June 2021 are Susan Kay Anderson, Lynne Ellis, Haider (T.L. “Nick” Gildred), Annie Goold, Brice Maiurro, Caely McHale, William Overall, Meg Weston, and Heather Hallberg Yanda.
These are poems-in-progress. Here is a sample:
Young Summer On The Beach / by Susan Kay Anderson
Did it bite or beg for water?
— from The Tower, Wild Apple / by Annie Goold
May I say
river so clear so double summer wait
forward and circling hot and cold
charm and energies so who will
slow time down
on the this beach
bare feet running
in the freezing sand
barely warm that’s
with a small dog
alongside the wind
anything else gone
what took forever took its time
the bonfire blaze windy laundry
these were footsteps and splashes
just like home just like relaxing
a laugh is imagined between steps
the sea so close always a friend
Let’s take a picture let’s love this
more than before let’s find this
forever this chasing in waves
Learn more at https://www.tupelopress.org/the-30-30-project-june-2021/