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“Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.” Henry David Thoreau , A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers ♥ HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! ♥ Generally we celebrate romantic love on Valentines Day.  Instead I choose to celebrate stalwart friendships with Ann Emerson’s serious but unutterably exquisite poetry. This post is dedicated to my old poetry buddy, Ann Emerson, and celebrates her poetry and photography. Sunday marks… Read More

San Francisco Bay Area poet, Ann Emerson, was one of the first two people I invited to join in the collaboration we now call The BeZine. It was originally named Into the Bardo, in reference to the Buddhist state of existence between death and rebirth; so named because of life-compromising illnesses. Ann was a gifted poet, but she didn’t find that out until after she was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer. She discovered her… Read More

“There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.”  Bertrand Russel CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks ALT-MINDS LITERARY PRESS, creativity from alt-healthy minds has an open call for fiction, non-fiction/memoir and poetry related to mental health, which will close on July 1. Payment: $50 CDN for fiction and nonfiction and $20 CDN for poetry, Details HERE. GULF COAST, A JOURNAL OF… Read More

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks THE TISHMAN REVIEW is a literary magazine that publishes four times a year with a current call for submission open for the October issue. Submissions of short stories, micro and flash fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, book reviews, craft essays and art are welcome. “The Tishman Review pays all of our text contributors, according to the genre. Poems are paid on a sliding scale between $10 and $25 per… Read More