Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Kim McMillon Hosts Poets on Moe Green Poetry Hour

I find more and more of my clients and subscribers to my Sharing with Writers newsletter are writing poetry. Part of that may be that the Poetry Corner with resources for poets that appears in my newsletter is attracting more poets, but the other part may be that writers are coming to understand that the elements of poetry can contribute favorable to their writing careers--from the use of alliteration in a media release headline to the use of image, symbol and metaphor in nonfiction.

Thus, you will hear a little about poetry in this blog from time to time. Esepcially when someone who actively promotes writers like Kim McMillon is onboard for an event. So, please join Kim, Joan Gelfand, Rebecca Foust, and me on BlogTalkRadio on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The details are in in the release below.


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Contact: Kim McMillon
(510) 681-5652
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Moe Green Poetry Hour Presents
Poets Joan Gelfand, Rebecca Foust, and Carolyn Howard-Johnson
With Guest host Playwright Kim McMillon
Wednesday,September 9th at 12 Noon to 1 PM
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onword

(Los Angeles), August 24, 2009 --- Are you looking for a creative way to spend your lunch hour? Tune in to Rafael Alvarado’s Moe Green Poetry Hour on Blog Talk Radio on Wednesday, September 9th from 12 PM – 1 PM. Bay Area Playwright Kim McMillon guest hosts this lively hour with poets Rebecca Foust, Joan Gelfand, and Carolyn Howard-Johnson.

This powerful hour of women poets is built around the themes of healing not just ourselves, but our families an environment through poetry that speaks to what we can do for a better planet, and healthier lives.

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, Joan Gelfand’s second collection of poetry is a richly layered collection that speaks to environmental destruction, economic finagling, rampant globalization as well as nature, friends and family, and the love that sustains us. California Poet Laureate Al Young wrote. "...Joan Gelfand’s poems vibrate, shudder or take flight, roaring and purring to safe and not so safe landings in the heart, in the gut. Readers, beware. This is powerful stuff.”
Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the author of The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success which is already receiving acclaim. Cheryl Wright of Writer2Writer.com says, "The Frugal Editor will become a well-used reference for writers around the world." Carolyn was awarded Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment by the California Legislature; her home town's Character and Ethics Commission honored her for work on promoting tolerance, and the Pasadena Weekly named her to their list of "San Gabriel Valley women who make life happen" for literary activism.

Rebecca Foust’s latest collection of poetry, Mom’s Canoe was the winner of the 2008 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize, and was released by Texas Review Press in February 2009. Its poetry deal with living in poverty in the Allegheny Mountains of western Pennsylvania, an area of once-pristine rural landscapes. Foust is also the author of Dark Card, a book of poetry about raising a son with Aspberger’s Syndrome, winner of the 2007 Phillips Poetry Prize.

So, tune in on Wednesday, September 9th at noon to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onword, or call (718) 508-9717, for a fun hour of poetry.

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books for writers, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't and The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. Her FRUGAL book for retailers is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor blog.

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