November 12 2019
Announcing a special reading of "PAX - An Anthology of Southern Maryland Poetry" This Tuesday, 7pm, November 12th, at Twin Beaches Library across from the Rod and Reel in Chesapeake Beach. Our poets will be present to read from the selections and to personally autograph the book for you!
Announcing the publication and release of A new publication by our beloved Wineberry Press!
"PAX - An Anthology of Southern Maryland Poetry" presents the work of thirteen poets who live along the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay. Individual poems capture the spirit of the region from Point Lookout and Solomons Island in the south and Annapolis in the north. Many poems have been published in other magazines and journals. Several have won awards.
Special thanks to the facilitators who foster poets and poetry in Southern Maryland: Laura Webb who leads the Poets Circle of Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick, Elisavietta Ritchie who mentors poets and writers in her workshops at the Calvert County Library and her cottage at Jack Bay, Rocky Jones and Cliff Lynn who host the Evil Grin poetry series in Annapolis.
Most poems are illustrated with photographs and art provided by the contributors. The book design by Donald Grady Shomette includes his own photos and art as well as the photos and art of Anita Ewing, Jeff Smallwood, Lester Jay Stone, and Amy Fusco.
Contributing poets include Doug Hile, Rocky Jones, Kate Lassman, Cliff Lynn, George Miller, Elisavietta Ritchie, Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, Suzanne Shelden, Carol Shomette, Donald Grady Shomette, Jeff Smallwood, Laura Stewart Webb, and Joanne Van Wie.
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|Composer David Owens has transformed poems from Elisavietta's Raking the Snow into exciting classical music scored for piano and mezzo-soprano. Now on CD available from Albany Records – catalogue number TROY 1506 and on Amazon.com.
Announcing the publication and release of Lunatic Moons. A delightful conversation between poet Elisavietta Ritchie and artist Suzanne Shelden. Lunatic Moons, Insomnia Cantatas explores the realms of poetry and cats by moonlight. Elisavietta's poems come of many sleepless nights prowling the dreamscape of the imagination. "Before the moon looms full the spirits in my brain begin to whirl—." That many of these poems have to do with cats is not surprising, as cats revel in nocturnal excapades, but also in their nature, the wisdom of cats can be uncannily human, while the intuition of cats is undoubtably superior. Inspired by the poems, each of Suzanne's cat drawings conveys an intriguing visual dimension in response to the words. ISBN 978-0-9977147-4-6 available on amazon
As the year begins to gather momentum, take note of these now and future publications and events.
Also something being organized for a half-dozen poets from Southern Maryland to read in White Plains outside Baltimore; am considering an anthology of the bunch of us.
Fred Wolven of ANN ARBOR REVIEW accepted a bunch of poems: View online
Ginosko Literary Review accepted story "The Crawl Space" for issue 22 for Midwinter 2018-2019
New pieces under consideration
LUNATIC MOONS: INSOMNIA CANTATAS is in production at Shelden Studios and should be published in March 2019... possibly earlier!
Coming in April 2019:
Visions of Verses, April 10 - May 5th
Reception April 13 from 5-8pm at calvART Gallery
A new anthology of poems by some dozen poets writing on some dozen paintings at calvART Gallery in Prince Frederick; Michael Glaser is masterminding this event. Stay tuned for updates.
April 3, 2019 6:30 pm
READING AT CROFTON LIBRARY
Crofton Community Library 1681 Riedel Rd Crofton, MD 21114
Reading with Karla Christopher-Waid, the former Poet Laureate of YORK PA. Susan Sonde is organizing this.
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My third fiction collection THE SCOTCH RUNNER: STORIES is out from Poets Choice Publishing.
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