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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 · 2 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

Insights With Dr. Niamh Clune: A Nairobi Lesson!

Recently, a friend of mine, Patricia Tilton, reviewed a lovely little book for children on her blog: My Paper House by Lois Peterson about a little girl who comes from … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 12 Comments

The 2nd Bite of Bacon! The Long Journey To Paperback!!!

It is HERE! The paperback version of Marta Pelrine-Bacon’s Book: The Blue Jar!  Marta has always wanted to hold her book in print. Well! Now, she is. And even if … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · 5 Comments

For the Innocents

Originally posted on THE BARDO GROUP:
Emilie Alice Parker . A year ago today, a man in Connecticut opened fire on innocents and educators. This poem is for them. .…

December 14, 2013 · 2 Comments


Originally posted on THE BARDO GROUP:
When thunder rolls on the mountain, I will remain small; In a time of humility, I will cherish modesty’s virtue. In a time of…

November 14, 2013 · 4 Comments

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