Poet's and Events, poetry

Poet Talk with Sarfraz Ahmed by Lisa Tomey

Episode 12 – Poet’s Connection – What it is to be a Woman Prolific Pulse Poetry Podcast

A poetry reading with contributors to Arlene Bice’s anthology. “An anthology of women on fire! A collection of women coming from all directions of life, aflame to reveal who they are and how they came to be today’s woman! Women’s stories aired for the first time, in print, defiantly, daring you to challenge their choices in life whether they continue a contented life at home tending a happy family or strike out into the wilderness. The modern women of today lived more widely divergent lives than history has shown before. We are living longer with more freedom and taken advantage of a freedom to change oppressive lives to ones that blossomed us into beauties.” Carol Grever is a recognized poet and nonfiction author. Glimpses, her 2013 poetry collection, won the top Colorado Authors’ League prize. Her memoir, Turnings, won 2017 honors. As an authority on mixed-orientation marriage, she’s interviewed on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360, and The Early Show. She can be found on Carol Grever.com Melanie Winter is Director of Marketing and Content Writer for WinternetWeb Technologies. She creates content for clients to promote marketing and branding in her web development business. Melanie writes for a blog and local community history project and publication. Tammy Tillotson lives & writes in Chase City, Virginia. She has published poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction online, in print, and in multiple anthologies. Her first chapbook of poems, Lady Fingers, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012. A former Missourian raised with Midwestern sensibilities, good barbecue and the St. Louis Cardinals, Vicki Silverman resides in Los Angeles with her husband and loves having her children and grandchildren living nearby. She is the author of Questions on Topics That Matter, a teacher at heart and a poet who writes about people and life experiences, proudly avoiding any subjects relating to the trivial nuisances technology has unleashed on all of us today. Barbara Truncellito has published four collections of poetry, In Fragile Twilight, Beyond the Seventh Poinsettia, Moonflowers, and In Tribes of Running Rain. She holds a BA in English and an MS in management. She resides on Long Beach Island , N.J. Arlene s bice is an author, speaker, educator, and editor. She hosts Poetry in Nature on selective Sundays, is a member of TAF, IWWG and founding member of Warren Artists’ Market. She lives in South Hill, Virginia. She is also the editor and contributing author to What it is to be a Woman. Lisa Tomey is a poet, author, podcaster, and editor. She has been a member of Living Poetry since 2012 and is currently one of the organizers. Her “baby” is Poet’s Connection which is a group to unite poets, develop skills, and to share poetry with others. — 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 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lisa-tomey/support
  1. Episode 12 – Poet’s Connection – What it is to be a Woman
  2. Episode 13 – Poet Talk with Sarfraz Ahmed by Lisa Tomey
  3. Episode 11 – Poet Talk with Annette Tarpley
  4. Episode 4 Poet Talk – Featuring Lisa Tomey, Creator of the Prolific Pulse Poetry Podcast
  5. Episode 10 – Poet Talk with Susi Bocks by Lisa Tomey
Poet's and Events, poetry

Poet’s Connection Podcast on the Prolific Pulse Poetry Podcast! Say that three times fast!

Episode 12 – Poet’s Connection – What it is to be a Woman Prolific Pulse Poetry Podcast

A poetry reading with contributors to Arlene Bice’s anthology. “An anthology of women on fire! A collection of women coming from all directions of life, aflame to reveal who they are and how they came to be today’s woman! Women’s stories aired for the first time, in print, defiantly, daring you to challenge their choices in life whether they continue a contented life at home tending a happy family or strike out into the wilderness. The modern women of today lived more widely divergent lives than history has shown before. We are living longer with more freedom and taken advantage of a freedom to change oppressive lives to ones that blossomed us into beauties.” Carol Grever is a recognized poet and nonfiction author. Glimpses, her 2013 poetry collection, won the top Colorado Authors’ League prize. Her memoir, Turnings, won 2017 honors. As an authority on mixed-orientation marriage, she’s interviewed on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360, and The Early Show. She can be found on Carol Grever.com Melanie Winter is Director of Marketing and Content Writer for WinternetWeb Technologies. She creates content for clients to promote marketing and branding in her web development business. Melanie writes for a blog and local community history project and publication. Tammy Tillotson lives & writes in Chase City, Virginia. She has published poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction online, in print, and in multiple anthologies. Her first chapbook of poems, Lady Fingers, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012. A former Missourian raised with Midwestern sensibilities, good barbecue and the St. Louis Cardinals, Vicki Silverman resides in Los Angeles with her husband and loves having her children and grandchildren living nearby. She is the author of Questions on Topics That Matter, a teacher at heart and a poet who writes about people and life experiences, proudly avoiding any subjects relating to the trivial nuisances technology has unleashed on all of us today. Barbara Truncellito has published four collections of poetry, In Fragile Twilight, Beyond the Seventh Poinsettia, Moonflowers, and In Tribes of Running Rain. She holds a BA in English and an MS in management. She resides on Long Beach Island , N.J. Arlene s bice is an author, speaker, educator, and editor. She hosts Poetry in Nature on selective Sundays, is a member of TAF, IWWG and founding member of Warren Artists’ Market. She lives in South Hill, Virginia. She is also the editor and contributing author to What it is to be a Woman. Lisa Tomey is a poet, author, podcaster, and editor. She has been a member of Living Poetry since 2012 and is currently one of the organizers. Her “baby” is Poet’s Connection which is a group to unite poets, develop skills, and to share poetry with others. — 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 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lisa-tomey/support
  1. Episode 12 – Poet’s Connection – What it is to be a Woman
  2. Episode 13 – Poet Talk with Sarfraz Ahmed by Lisa Tomey
  3. Episode 11 – Poet Talk with Annette Tarpley
  4. Episode 4 Poet Talk – Featuring Lisa Tomey, Creator of the Prolific Pulse Poetry Podcast
  5. Episode 10 – Poet Talk with Susi Bocks by Lisa Tomey

Have a listen…

Poet's and Events, poetry

LaVan Robinson – Love’s Rhapsody – He does it again!

Photo by Michael C on Unsplash

I am pleased to announce that LaVan Robinson has published his second book of poetry entitled: Love’s Rhapsody-Poems of LaLa which is now available on Amazon.

As the editor for this book of poetry and Robinson’s prior book, Songs of LaLa-The Poet I may be biased, but I tell you what: The pleasure of reading these poems over and again has touched my soul.

You can access both books on Amazon. Here is a link:

LaVan Robinson’s Amazon Page

You can hear some of Robinson’s amazing poetry on my podcast:

Episode 12 – Poet’s Connection – What it is to be a Woman Prolific Pulse Poetry Podcast

A poetry reading with contributors to Arlene Bice’s anthology. “An anthology of women on fire! A collection of women coming from all directions of life, aflame to reveal who they are and how they came to be today’s woman! Women’s stories aired for the first time, in print, defiantly, daring you to challenge their choices in life whether they continue a contented life at home tending a happy family or strike out into the wilderness. The modern women of today lived more widely divergent lives than history has shown before. We are living longer with more freedom and taken advantage of a freedom to change oppressive lives to ones that blossomed us into beauties.” Carol Grever is a recognized poet and nonfiction author. Glimpses, her 2013 poetry collection, won the top Colorado Authors’ League prize. Her memoir, Turnings, won 2017 honors. As an authority on mixed-orientation marriage, she’s interviewed on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360, and The Early Show. She can be found on Carol Grever.com Melanie Winter is Director of Marketing and Content Writer for WinternetWeb Technologies. She creates content for clients to promote marketing and branding in her web development business. Melanie writes for a blog and local community history project and publication. Tammy Tillotson lives & writes in Chase City, Virginia. She has published poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction online, in print, and in multiple anthologies. Her first chapbook of poems, Lady Fingers, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012. A former Missourian raised with Midwestern sensibilities, good barbecue and the St. Louis Cardinals, Vicki Silverman resides in Los Angeles with her husband and loves having her children and grandchildren living nearby. She is the author of Questions on Topics That Matter, a teacher at heart and a poet who writes about people and life experiences, proudly avoiding any subjects relating to the trivial nuisances technology has unleashed on all of us today. Barbara Truncellito has published four collections of poetry, In Fragile Twilight, Beyond the Seventh Poinsettia, Moonflowers, and In Tribes of Running Rain. She holds a BA in English and an MS in management. She resides on Long Beach Island , N.J. Arlene s bice is an author, speaker, educator, and editor. She hosts Poetry in Nature on selective Sundays, is a member of TAF, IWWG and founding member of Warren Artists’ Market. She lives in South Hill, Virginia. She is also the editor and contributing author to What it is to be a Woman. Lisa Tomey is a poet, author, podcaster, and editor. She has been a member of Living Poetry since 2012 and is currently one of the organizers. Her “baby” is Poet’s Connection which is a group to unite poets, develop skills, and to share poetry with others. — 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 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lisa-tomey/support
  1. Episode 12 – Poet’s Connection – What it is to be a Woman
  2. Episode 13 – Poet Talk with Sarfraz Ahmed by Lisa Tomey
  3. Episode 11 – Poet Talk with Annette Tarpley
  4. Episode 4 Poet Talk – Featuring Lisa Tomey, Creator of the Prolific Pulse Poetry Podcast
  5. Episode 10 – Poet Talk with Susi Bocks by Lisa Tomey
Poet's and Events, poetry

Aruna Gurumurthy Poetry Reading

I am pleased to announce that Aruna Gurumurthy will be reading from her recently released book of poetry, published by Kelsay Books: Down the Grassy Aisles

This event co-sponsored by the North Carolina Writers Network will be a Zoom event on Saturday, October 24 as part of a two hour event from 10-noon ET Aruna will be reading from 10:15-!0:30. You can access the event via this link: Poetry Event

About the book

Down the Grassy Aisles is a collection of prose poems weaving through the richness of life and positivity. From dripping pink raincoats, to birthing courage, to dipping into the unknown, these poems are a fanciful splash of the tales of travel, joys of infancy, and subtlety of human emotion as the reader jumps over unseen realms of imagination.

Down the Grassy Aisles includes the title poem “Down the Grassy Aisles” which is a narrative of the morning walks I went on with my father in the grassy aisles of South Bombay (Now Mumbai). I draw the reader’s attention to the twists and turns, ups and downs of the poem as we meander through the green pastures, drinking chai, our “hmm’s” setting the tone of our brief convos as I breathe in his wisdom.

About the Author, Aruna Gurumurthy

Aruna Gurumurthy is an American author, creative thinker, and poet. Since her childhood in Mumbai, India, she has embarked on a journey of creative exploration and, within her short prose poems, sestinas, and free verse, she tries to capture the beauty and art in the world. An observer of human nature, Aruna started writing in a moment of epiphany just under four years ago, publishing seven books of poetry, essays and observations, Diya: A Megawatt Approach to Change (2015), Spark (2016), A Beginning to the End (2017), Buddha In the Brain (2018), Puppet Dolls (2018), Simplicity Beckons (2019) and Down the Grassy Aisles (2020), just published by Kelsay Books. From wisdom and discovery to development, perceptions and change, celebration of life, love, and motherhood, Aruna writes on a variety of themes and empowers people from many walks of life. Aruna’s body of work also appears in the regional anthologies Heron Clan V (2018) & VI (2019) (Katherine James Books), What it is to Be A Woman, Fewer Than 500, Grand Little Things reflecting an insightful journey of struggles and jubilations on the path to peace. Aruna lives with her loving family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Aruna was a guest on my podcast recently. You can hear her at this site:

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Poet's and Events, poetry

Poet Talk with Annette Tarpley

Episode 12 – Poet’s Connection – What it is to be a Woman Prolific Pulse Poetry Podcast

A poetry reading with contributors to Arlene Bice’s anthology. “An anthology of women on fire! A collection of women coming from all directions of life, aflame to reveal who they are and how they came to be today’s woman! Women’s stories aired for the first time, in print, defiantly, daring you to challenge their choices in life whether they continue a contented life at home tending a happy family or strike out into the wilderness. The modern women of today lived more widely divergent lives than history has shown before. We are living longer with more freedom and taken advantage of a freedom to change oppressive lives to ones that blossomed us into beauties.” Carol Grever is a recognized poet and nonfiction author. Glimpses, her 2013 poetry collection, won the top Colorado Authors’ League prize. Her memoir, Turnings, won 2017 honors. As an authority on mixed-orientation marriage, she’s interviewed on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360, and The Early Show. She can be found on Carol Grever.com Melanie Winter is Director of Marketing and Content Writer for WinternetWeb Technologies. She creates content for clients to promote marketing and branding in her web development business. Melanie writes for a blog and local community history project and publication. Tammy Tillotson lives & writes in Chase City, Virginia. She has published poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction online, in print, and in multiple anthologies. Her first chapbook of poems, Lady Fingers, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012. A former Missourian raised with Midwestern sensibilities, good barbecue and the St. Louis Cardinals, Vicki Silverman resides in Los Angeles with her husband and loves having her children and grandchildren living nearby. She is the author of Questions on Topics That Matter, a teacher at heart and a poet who writes about people and life experiences, proudly avoiding any subjects relating to the trivial nuisances technology has unleashed on all of us today. Barbara Truncellito has published four collections of poetry, In Fragile Twilight, Beyond the Seventh Poinsettia, Moonflowers, and In Tribes of Running Rain. She holds a BA in English and an MS in management. She resides on Long Beach Island , N.J. Arlene s bice is an author, speaker, educator, and editor. She hosts Poetry in Nature on selective Sundays, is a member of TAF, IWWG and founding member of Warren Artists’ Market. She lives in South Hill, Virginia. She is also the editor and contributing author to What it is to be a Woman. Lisa Tomey is a poet, author, podcaster, and editor. She has been a member of Living Poetry since 2012 and is currently one of the organizers. Her “baby” is Poet’s Connection which is a group to unite poets, develop skills, and to share poetry with others. — 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 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lisa-tomey/support
  1. Episode 12 – Poet’s Connection – What it is to be a Woman
  2. Episode 13 – Poet Talk with Sarfraz Ahmed by Lisa Tomey
  3. Episode 11 – Poet Talk with Annette Tarpley
  4. Episode 4 Poet Talk – Featuring Lisa Tomey, Creator of the Prolific Pulse Poetry Podcast
  5. Episode 10 – Poet Talk with Susi Bocks by Lisa Tomey