Saturday, January 27, 2018

In "Whispers" Again!

http://whispersinthewind333.blogspot.com/

I'm in Whispers again! This is an international, drama-free, creative and caring community. Check it out and submit!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Preparing for Pre-order "Saluda Reflections"


    If you livein the USA or Canada, and would like to receive a postcard about pre-order for Saluda Reflections, coming in June 2018 from Finishing Line Press,, please let me know with a message!
Or contact me at aturfa@aol.com/ Facebook.

    You are under o obligation, and can pass the card on to someone. I appreciate your support. We need to send out 100, and have 55 pre-orders before going to press.

     If you live elsewhere, I can send out a link. Different currencies will not present a problem.

    

Sunday, January 21, 2018

"Saluda Reflections" - a few selections read in public for the first time

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10214992385104710&set=a.3964603195127.171614.1281784341&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/aturfa/videos/10214992392904905/

Some links to today's wonderful event at Rooted in Wellness- first public readings from "Saluda Reflections", coming soon from Finishing Line Press. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Interesting Article from the Guardian- UK


   Jimmy Santiago Baca' story impressed me the most. I read him when I lived in New Mexico, but the influence of Wordsworth is simply amazing.


https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/jan/19/the-book-that-changed-my-life-in-prison

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

My first back-to back weekend events!

I am grateful for these opportunities. the first is in an art gallery, the second in a yoga center.

The first public readings from "Saluda Reflections" will take place. Pre-order soon available from Finishing Line Press.

"Places and Times" from eLectio Publishing will also be available, as will "Accents" (seeking a new home but I have copies).

If you cannot attend with event, contact me about book information if you need it, or to say hello!


https://www.facebook.com/events/371852449907447/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1316109418495226/

Monday, January 15, 2018

RIP Dolores O'Riordan

https://plus.google.com/u/0/105028533284452620555/posts/fVyWkiApyFb

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42696376

Sorry to post this. I am at an age when I am especially youched by the death of anyone youngeer than I am.  She has a great talent and intensity.

The first link is from one of my collections, and the second from the Beeb. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Working on a fourth manuscript

    A publisher wanted something new, and Accents may not qualify. So I am making a rough manuscript. Good thing I had a file ready for such a purpose!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Poetry and Yoga

https://www.facebook.com/events/1316109418495226/

A different sort of venue, but I am excited to be going. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

A New Journal from Far Away

https://thepangolinreview.wixsite.com/mypoetrysite/current-issue

    I will have something in the second issue, but here is the first one. It is from Mauritius, an island nation. Enjoy!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius

Some friends of mine have gone diving there for years and love it.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

A Different Type of Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/1316109418495226/

    My thanks to Al Black for inviting me to this venue. Since then, I actually have thought to doing some yoga to help my back.   Hmmmm.

    Now to decide on my three-to-five poems to read.


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Something My Wife Shared with Me

https://www.facebook.com/182397535998/photos/a.10150360061935999.369008.182397535998/10152856934380999/?type=3&theater

Monday, January 1, 2018

Here's a Switch!

https://www.facebook.com/ArthurTurfaPoet/

You can see my goals for 2018 as well as my review of what I did in 2017. A little scrolling, and you have it! If you would care to like my page, please feel free to do so! Thanks! 

Reviews Are So Very Important to Writers, and So Hard to Get

      When my first poetry book was published seven years ago, I dutifully asked readers/friends to review it. That book, Places and Times, ...