I promised that my next few blogs would be devoted to fans, or at least readers. On this first day of 2006 I need to share discoveries worth noting, from music to graphic skills to genre fiction to literary lions. These are favorites of mine. Feel free to share your favorites with me.
JOSHUA SUTTON has more talent in his pinky finger than most folks have in their entire body. When I want old faded photographs or daguerrotypes retouched or restored, I scan them into my computer and send them to Josh for doctoring. The photos in my latest book were all restored by him. And when computer glitches blow my mind or I'm lost in html hell, I call for Josh. Check him out at http://infinitedisaster.blogspot.com and see what he's about. And don't think that just because he's my nephew that I'm prejudiced in his favor. Relative or not, I know quality when I see it.
NEW WORKS REVIEW is a literary e-zine featuring new and established writers and poets. I can't remember what kindly turn of fate established me as a reviewer for NWR, but I'm grateful for the opportunity. When deciding whether to take on another obligation, I checked the NWR website and liked what I saw. After reading staff bios, I was hooked. The NWR staff is talented, professional, helpful, and exceptional in every way. Check them out at www.new-works.org and submit a short story if you have one hiding in your files.
NAVAR is an alternative rock band reminiscent of the best rock and roll has ever offered. I'm an old rock and roller from the glory days of Jerry Lee, Elvis, and The Beatles so it takes a lot to impress me. I sort of lost interest in the younger talents, except for STAIN'D, until NAVAR came along. Look for them on Amazon or www.navar.net. Pat and Ben Barry and their group are hacking a name for themselves on the East Coast and this music needs to spread around the globe. Think Navar Nation for starters.
TOM SHEEHAN is literary wordsmith non pareil in my opinion. I envy his gift. One critic called him "a national treasure" and Tom is that alright. He's been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and deserved to win every time. Maybe 2006 will be his year. Google "Parkie, Tanker, Tiger of Tobruk" and pray to find that story in its entirety online. Or buy A Collection of Friends and discover a few Pushcart-nominated stories for yourself. His latest collection is Epic Cures through Press53.
God, I'm gabby. This is long already. Looks like I'll have to blog my wonderful discoveries in segments. Stay tuned.
Other Blogs I Read
- Aston West
- Chuck Foertmeyer
- Dandelion Books
- Economy Lessons from Esther and Herb
- EL Burton
- Elizabeth Lucas-Taylor
- How to Write Your Heart Out
- Jesus In Song
- Josh Sutton
- Nancy Mehl
- New Works Review
- Poet Ed Galing
- Quill and Parchment
- Shadow Poetry
- The Time Garden
- The Woman With Qualities
- Tom Parker
- ► 2009 (13)
- ► 2008 (34)
- ► 2007 (34)
- The Wandering Hermit Review
- An exciting change of pace...
- Poetry publishing and unknown poets
- Literacy, Libraries, and Other Ramblings
- Poetry, Politics, Poverty Two
- Nisqually Delta Review
- Shadow Poetry, Haiku, Senryu -- OH MY!!
- Fourth book in hand
- Poetry, Politics, and Poverty
- Thoughts on Poetry as promised...
- Dandelions grow and thrive everywhere!!
- more looking back plus reader comments....
- Looking back with fondness...
- ▼ January (13)