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Wednesday Poetry Corner: Attention!!! The Internet Detonator sabotaged my call for Mother submissions!

Dear poets, I have caught the bug! Not the bug that drives us to write voraciously from pleasure ~ but the blasted internet detonator that has been going about lately! … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Story Corner With Dr.NanaPlum!

I love to write in childish rhyme I really do it all the time A Doctor and a Nana too ‘Tis on the plum tree that I grew!   Before … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 10 Comments

Dr. Nana Plum: Bringing Poetry To Science!

A couple of weeks ago, I was reading one of my children’s stories at a school in Kingston to Reception and First Year Boys. I had conceived the stories a … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 7 Comments

Why Not Write A Poem For Your Mother?

We have started to receive some wonderful entries for our poetry anthology. And the art is also pouring in. I am looking for succinct, say-something-really-special about the subject of MOTHER … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · 21 Comments

Wednesday Poetry Corner: Calling All Poets and Artists!

April has been declared International poetry month. My friends over on the Bardo Group are celebrating with all things poetry. Plum Tree Books will participate in this by publishing a … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 13 Comments

For My Mother

Originally posted on THE BARDO GROUP:
For My Mother I want to reach across the sky to mists beyond the blue to where you are imagined still and I remember…

March 31, 2014 · 8 Comments

Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore By Niamh Clune

Originally posted on THE BARDO GROUP:
I grew up in London Irish pubs where music was inwoven into the fabric of daily life. One of my father’s few redeeming features…

March 17, 2014 · 8 Comments

Wednesday Poetry Corner With Pendyala Pradeep

I have the great honour to introduce someone today whom I believe to be a genuinely lovely person. Pendyala Pradeep is a reciter of classic Indian poetry and I have … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 9 Comments

The Narrator’s Voice By Daniel Vimont

The Challenges of audiobook narration: Giving Voice to characters. One of the most profound differentiators between audiobook narration and any other type of oration lies in the need for the … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 9 Comments

Wednesday Poetry Corner With Niamh Clune

From the days of my Dublin, when singing in smokey, Guiness coloured, sacrilegious, music-filled, rebel pubs; when discourse was a delicious, of course, and intellectuals doffed berets, speech-made: intoning, droning, … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 13 Comments

The Wednesday Poetry Corner With Mahasty Eslahy

I have great pleasure introducing Mahasty Eslahy to the plum tree. Mahasty has been delighting us all on Facebook sharing her poems and art, and we thank her sincerely. Mahasty … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 13 Comments

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