Monday, February 26, 2018

Pre-publications Orders for "Saluda Reflections" Start Today!

    The cover art will be added soon. But pre-publication orders for Saluda Reflections from Finishing Line Press are now up and running. copies will be shipped on June 22, 2018. The press run is determined by pre-orders, and I am thankful for all who purchase a copy.

https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/saluda-reflections-by-arthur-turfa/

Deckle Edge 2018-- SC Literary Festival

I am humbled and honored to be included here, especially among a few friends.

And I will be on a panel! 

http://deckleedgesc.org/authors/

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Happy 75th Birthday, George Harrison! You are missed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Smw33PKJA

George would be 75 now. Hopefully someone will write a musical tribute to him. Post-Beatles George truly came into his own as a musician, composer, singer- a complete artist and person.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Deckle Edge 2018

http://deckleedgesc.org/

I will update this, but I have been invited to be on a panel "New work from the Midlands with the Jasper Project. Gemini from Broad River Books will be available! A book of poems that explores the dualities in my life!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

What a Week! And it's not over!

     I'm involved in cover art for both Saluda Reflections (Finishing Line Press) , coming June 22, and Gemini (Broad River Books), coming March 2.


     Pre-publication orders start soon for Saluda Reflections!!!! Stay tuned for more info on that and for Gemini as well

     I will be on a panel for authors with new works at Deckle Edge 2018, Columbia, South Carolina's literary festival. The site is updated often, and here is the current link:

http://deckleedgesc.org/

Sunday, February 18, 2018

"Accents" Back on Kindle! Amazon KDP

    Wonderful news Accents is once again available after a brief hiatus! I am working on the Print On Demand option, but I am proud to announce that this thematically-coherent work is out there once more!

    At the very least I can advertise this when I have a signing for my other books.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079WJG8F6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1518959468&sr=8-2&keywords=accents+turfa

Saturday, February 17, 2018

"Accents" available soon on KDP

   Hello, everyone! Accents, a thematically well-structured work, will soon be available on Kindle via Kindle Desktop Publishing. Hopefully Print On Demand will follow suit.

   Don't forget, Saluda Reflections will soon be available for pre-publication order from Finishing Line Press!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Poem from upcoming book on a blog!

https://www.daginne.com/index.php/home/friends-in-poetry/18-friends-in-poetry/147-into-an-unending-now

Thanks, Daginne, for including me on your blog! I appreciate it! First poem from Saluda Reflections, coming soon from Finishing Line Press!   Pre-publication orders start in two weeks!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Soundcloud Recording from Accents

https://soundcloud.com/arthur-turfa-1/our-common-language-for-dr-rio

     A poem from Accents inspired by a conversation with a professor on a cold February afternoon at
Penn State.

     Feel free to browse through my other recordings. Thanks!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Pre-publication Orders for "Saluda Reflections" Start 26 February


    That's right around the corner! Finishing Line Press has been superb, and cover art should be finalized soon! Keep watching here and on my Facebook page! Thanks

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Deckle Edge 2018, Columbia SC

https://www.facebook.com/events/211128216119330/

     I've been invited this year. Not to formally do something (but I have hopes of announcing something interesting, but not along those lines). This year it is a one-day event, s the Locla author Showcase at the Richland County Library is not happening.

     But it is a time to see friends, make new ones, network, and enjoy good literature/arts!

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