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Book Launch – LaVan Robinson’s – January 2022 Debut “Hard Pressed”

Come to the Book Launch and Open Mic event on January 23 at 6 p.m. EST

Bring your poetry and share in this event. It’s going to be fun!

LaVan will be reading from his books to date and hopes to hear your fine works.

Available on Prolific Pulse .com

Event Link on Meetup.com

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Hard Pressed is OUT!


Hard Pressed, LaVan Robinson’s latest book of prose poetry is now available. You can get your copy on Amazon.com

Hard Pressed is a book of poetry by LaVan Robinson. A seasoned poet who has several poems and books published; this is the book of books. What makes life hard? What is pressing on the mind? What are the concerns in society that keep us up at night? It is hard, in a society driven by fear, to find ways to resolve issues. It takes open, honest communication with those whom we live close, with our daily contacts, with the authorities, and the powers of us. We the people of this society can make choices to enact change. This can be through several means. Hard Pressed – flavors of a society through the eyes of humanity explores and offers poetic prose thoughts of the poet.

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Book Release! You Are the Poem by Jill Sharon Kimmelman

I am happy to report that You Are the Poem has been released as of TODAY!

What is You Are the Poem?

From the Author, Jill Sharon Kimmelman: Welcome to You Are the Poem, a three-themed collection of poetry, Timeless Love, An Eclectic Mix & Looking Back: inspiration wisdom gained from my poetic journey.

gift of my heart, poems of celebration, joy, hope, bonds of precious friendship & sisterhood, bridges built with our love language, a treasure for passionate foodies & photographers!

What are others saying?

Kind Words:

Jill Sharon Kimmelman is an outstanding poet & writer. I respect her writing skills so much.

Her poetry style has motivated me to give more than my best to my reading audience.
On the other hand, Jill & Tim are a blessing as members of our extended family over the seas in Africa, Nigeria.
The world & poetry communities are about to welcome a gift from the heart of this noble poet.

Richard O. Ogunmodede, Author of Dual Existence & Poet

Poetries are powerful spoken words, often sound like enchantment, they have the power to bring people closer together.

I’m proud to be a noble poet. It is the bond that connected me to my dear mentor, Jill Sharon Kimmelman. Her wealth of experience has enriched my poetry. Age, color, distance is never a consideration in our unique relationship.

Elizabeth O. Ogunmodede, Nigerian teen author of two books & poet.

To you, the reader of You Are the Poem:

May you find inspiration, joy, love, laughter, & words that resonate with the soul. For Jill Sharon Kimmelman writes from a place in which even the deepest abyss can feel. Touching on subjects that enlighten, strengthen, & embrace the core being within… Her words always bring sincere smiles to the heart. I am honored to know her not only as a poet sister, but as my friend.

Lynn Long
Internationally Award-Winning Poet & Photographer, Founder of Poetic Musings Ezine

To the author: Jill, in my humble opinion, you can sit beside Amanda Gorman & the other greats—same height & stature without a doubt! Your expressions are second to none.

The literary world is in for a treat with Jill Sharon Kimmelman’s You Are the Poem. Jill’s authentic voice had me at Hello! The first time I heard Jill recite one of her poems, I was moved to tears. Jill Sharon Kimmelman opens her soul & takes you on a three-dimensional journey.
Every delightful poem is a story that you willingly embrace. Whether happy or sad, every expression is uplifting in its own way. Your senses will rejoice when you experience the voice of Jill Sharon Kimmelman & see her beautiful pictures serve as perfect complements. In my humble opinion, You Are the Poem is a masterpiece.
Zaneta Varnado Johns
Zaneta Varnado Johns is a 2-time bestselling author & poet with her publications, Poetic Forecast & Voices of the 21st Century; Her poems appear in international anthologies & poetry publications.

When Jill Sharon Kimmelman writes she wields her magic pen producing some of the finest poetry I have ever had the pleasure to read. She never fails to mollify all my senses capturing in me the lover, the protector of family, the great admirer of life with her extraordinary visuals & use of language. She has a grand view of life, & it shows in her works. She is nothing short of inspiring!

To Jill: Your language is symphonic! Your visuals are elegant! I absolutely LOVE everything about this!

Tammy Hendrix, a former poetry editor for Mind’s Eye magazine & is, along with her administrators, the force behind Dreamer’s Café on Facebook. She is currently working on her first book titled: Throne of the Dead King.

How do you get a copy?

US https://www.amazon.com/dp/1736562045
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1736562045
DE https://www.amazon.de/dp/1736562045
FR https://www.amazon.fr/dp/1736562045
ES https://www.amazon.es/dp/1736562045
IT https://www.amazon.it/dp/1736562045
JP https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/1736562045
CA https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1736562045
AU https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/1736562045

Jill Sharon Kimmelman’s Web Link

We will have a BOOK LAUNCH on November 13 at 2 p.m. ET (New York time)

Learn more about the book launch here:

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Evening Falls

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Evening Falls

evening falls and so do I
into sleep, early in the night
mother nature says “good night”
controls are remote, out in the sky

sonnets clear the worries now
today will turn into tomorrow
just about when my eyes may wiggle
my muse comes to me with a giggle

morning calls me up to write
I bid goodbye to this last night
for today, I will stay on task
another sweet evening is all I ask

This is from the daily prompt of Write Better Poetry

You can also read my poetry on Medium by clicking HERE

What’s coming soon? Silver Linings…stay tuned!

Book Announcements, poetry, Poets & Events

Poet Talk with Timo Schmitz + a Celebration!

WOOHOO!!!

Poet Talk with Walter Stephen Geeding Prolific Pulse Poetry Podcast

Walter Stephen Geeding comes from a family of law-enforcement professionals. His father – was FBI; his great-grandfather – former City Marshall of Lanagan in McDonald County; his nephew – a detective in Newton County, MO, is now an instructor of criminology. 1999 through 2006 saw Steve serving McDonald County, Missouri as Elected Prosecutor. In 2007 he opened his solo law firm, W. Stephen Geeding, Attorney at Law, LLC. Steve was born in Washington D.C., but raised in southwestern MO, where his people and his roots are. He attended Missouri Southern State College, before going on to receive his Juris Doctorate in 1996. Steve is former president of Newton/McDonald County Bar Association, the River shares Committee, CRP Committee and Adult, Juvenile, and Family Drug Court. Currently, Steve is a member of Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Missouri Family Law List Serve, a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and the North America Hunting Club. Steve has resided in McDonald County for the last 33 years with his wife Linda. Their blended family has 6 children and 14 grandchildren. He has written and published a trilogy of fantasy and time travel, with a creational theme, based around actual events happening on Earth today. He has published a small book of Christmas poems and short stories. Steve is editing a fifth book, set in 1822 New Mexico, the first in a new fictional series of time travel, is working on the second book in that series, and is attempting to format a full volume of poetry amassed over the last thirty plus years. He has also finished a children’s book, which is currently being illustrated. Steve’s logo is the word Solitaire, in his words “a diamond in the rough.” Why Solitaire you might ask and his reply would be: Solitaire is my life, my logo. It is best explained by this: Born in Washington DC to an FBI agent, I moved back home to Missouri at an early age, grew up, married, more than once, raised my kids and bought a place on the river I named Solitaire. It has kept me sane and is truly my diamond in the rough. Website — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lisa-tomey/message
  1. Poet Talk with Walter Stephen Geeding
  2. Writer's Talk with Warren Ashworth & Susan Kander with Special Guest Michael Poage
  3. Jill Sharon Kimmelman talks about her new poetry book You Are the Poem
  4. Poet Talk with Andrea Carter Brown
  5. Mic Drop- The Ink Well by Lisa Tomey