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Where Flowers Bloom is a collection of poetry supporting the people of Ukraine. I’m happy to have my poem, Spring Prevails, included in this beautiful book.

This collection features the work of Angelo B. Ancheta, Lynne Bernfield, Vanessa Caraveo, Deborah Coy, Linda M. Crate, David Dephy, Steve deWolfe, Carol Edwards, Joseph A Farina, Clare Green, Alex Grehy, Maureen Hadzick, Sharon A. Harmon, Mark Andrew Heathcote, Kadambari Kaul, David Lange, Wayne Lee, Mary McKeel, Karen Melander-Magoon, Jill Ocone, Dorothy Oger, Mary C. M. Phillips, Sally Quon, Janet Ruth, Kathryn Sadakierski, Jasmine Tritten, J R Turek and Scott Wiggerman.

The publisher, Red Penguin Books, will be donating the proceeds received from the sale of this book to the humanitarian crisis facing Ukraine and will match all book sale proceeds as well in support of this cause.

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To listen to me reciting Spring Prevails – along with Mark Phillips on guitar – click the PLAY button below.

Spring Prevails

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So happy to be part of this poetry project. All the proceeds received from the sale of this book will be donated to the humanitarian crisis facing Ukraine. The publisher will match all book sale proceeds as well in support of this cause.

https://www.amazon.com/Where-Flowers-Bloom-Strength-Resilience/dp/1637772653/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=ID2KMJRAJ7Q9&keywords=where+flowers+bloom+poems&qid=1651974586&sprefix=%2Caps%2C52&sr=8-1

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In late 2020, after COVID had altered our lives — as it did for so many others — we decided to move from our home in Long Island to the bucolic hills of Pennsylvania.

TRANSPLANT is a spoken-word poem written just after we moved.

The poem asks a question. Does Nature herself hold memories as we do?

Hope you enjoy it.

Guitar work and production by Mark Phillips.

Transplant can be streamed on Spotify or downloaded from iTunes. The poem also appears, in written form, in the new anthology, The Pennsylvania Bards Eastern PA Poetry Review (available on amazon).

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If you’re from Long Island or appreciate the nature of Long Island, you may very well enjoy Paumanok – Transition. A beautiful poetry — and photographic — anthology.

I’m happy to be a contributor alongside such poetic talent.

Paumanok~Transitions is a tour de force – an impressive performance by poets, photographers and the editor and co-editors! This year-long anthology of poems and photographs begins each month with Whitman’s words which transition the reader from the past to the present. The illuminating poems in this anthology lead the reader backward and forward at the same time – an oxymoron, a feat only possible with words. The poetic words in these pages document transitions of the personal, spiritual, social, sexual, emotional and political, akin to Whitman’s own journey – when he went forth as a child from his Birthplace into the world as a builder’s apprentice, journalist, essayist, newspaper founder, Civil War nurse, novelist, poet and Comerado. His fellow travelers in this volume vividly relate their transitions with spontaneous awareness or aching recall – involving a movement or shift that is transformative for both poet and reader. — Cynthia Shor, Executive Director, Walt Whitman Birthplace Association

https://www.amazon.com/PAUMANOK-Transition-Kathaleen-Donnelly-ebook/dp/B09NBBCQXL/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=paumanok+transition&qid=1639426088&sr=8-2

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Excited to be part of this virtual poetry event celebrating the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay along with the Long Island Harp Society,

Join us if you’re able (via link below) and have happy, healthy, and poetic day,

Mary 🌿

https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/long-island-events/online-the-ballads-of-the-poem-weavers-a-blending-of-harp-and-poetry-1.50223669

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Music of the Forest is available for downloading and streaming.

Below is the link.

Wishing you all a week filled with poetic inspiration, Mary 🌿

https://music.apple.com/us/album/music-of-the-forest-spoken-word-poetry/1548859418

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Join Bards Revolution  for the launch for CHAOS A Poetry Vortex on Friday, August 28, at 7:30 PM EST.
One of my poems is included in the collection.
Bards Against Hunger will donate 50% of all profits from each copy to Feeding America (if the book is ordered before midnight on Friday, EST).
25% of all profits from copies ordered after Friday will be similarly donated.
Here’s the link for Friday’s launch:
Wishing you all peace and a lot less chaos…other than the book.

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Friday, the Walt Whitman Birthplace  hosted an inspirational evening of virtual poetry.  Hosted by Caitlyn Shea, the program included fellow poets, Linda Trott Dickman , Thomas L. D’Angelo, Maria Iliou, and musician, Bryan Gallo.

If you haven’t visited the Whitman Birthplace in Huntington, New York, add it to your “to do” list (once it reopens)!

Gratefully, I was one of the featured poets for the night.

If you’re a poet, they are booking future poetry readings!  Consider supporting them – and submitting your own work.

Click here or below to view.  Enjoy!

 

 

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If you’re looking for a poetic escape, please join me (and four other poets) on June 12th at 6:30 P.M. for a virtual poetry reading hosted by the Walt Whitman Birthplace.  See below for the link and more information.  Stay safe, Mary

 

Join the Walt Whitman Birthplace for a Virtual Open Mic!! Five poets will present their poetry and everyone is invited to to be part of the audience, or share a short poem as well (time permitting!)! Musician Bryan Gallo will perform live!  Friday, June 12th at 6:30PM EST. $5 suggested donation.

Link below to the reading on Friday, June 12th:

Caitlyn Shea is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Virtual Open Mic #1
Time: Jun 12, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85183631569?pwd=ZWYySHFyazJEN1RBdjQzK0RVcFZoUT09

Meeting ID: 851 8363 1569
Password: 327212
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The Mondo is a form of classical Japanese Collaborative poetry. This guide brings to light the instructions on how to host a Mondo poetry workshop or pair up with friends and family to write them together. Edited by one of the authors of the best-selling “Japanese Poetry Forms, a Poet’s Guide”, this book also contains the results of 40 paired poets who wrote amazing Mondo during a virtual poetry workshop held during the time of social distancing, proving that poetry, even from far apart can bring us closer. From Local Gems Poetry Press.

I’m happy to be a collaborator in this new anthology and grateful for partner-in-poetry, Jennifer Criss, and poet/editor James Paul Wagner for pairing poets, bringing life to poems, and fostering creativity during this period of isolation.

 

Click here to read more and/or purchase The Mondo

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