Posts Tagged ‘dog-eared pages books’

Hummingbird Flies At Dog Eared Pages

June 27, 2016

I’ll be reading from Jarring a Tiny Bird this Thursday at Dog-Eared Pages Bookstore 16428 N. 32nd St., Phoenix AZ 85032. It’s a cozy little back room open mic where you can enjoy fresh local art and lyrics. Come get out of the heat at 5 PM June 30, 2016. And of course there will be copies of my poetry book for sale.

Arizona Poets Needed

June 2, 2016

If you are a poet with an Arizona connection, “Unstrung” is looking for you.  You have only until July 1 to submit your poems to “Unstrung” the poetry publication project of the Arizona Consortium for the Arts.  It’s easy to submit.  Just email your work with  Attn. Unstrung–Poetry Submission in the subject line to:

Rebeca Dyer at rebeccadyer@theblueguitarmagazine.org

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If you also write prose, check out submission guidelines to “The Blue Guitar.”

The Blue Guitar Magazine

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Poems of a Lifetime

May 19, 2016

It was that time again. My two year renewal for my website at GoDaddy. Am I the only one who hates their software? It’s not user friendly. It takes forever to accomplish the simplest of changes. But I have prevailed. I have updated my website and renewed for another two years. Wow. And it only took the better part of two days of my life. I got off easy.

So here it is–my new and improved website. Yes, it is not great, but it is a lot better than it was two years ago when I started it. And yes, I do want to know about errors, omissions and things that don’t make sense. I would not be offended but actually grateful to hear about them.

You know I would really rather be writing . .

 

Ms. Dale’s Website

 

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How Many Poems Make a Lifetime?

March 30, 2016

When my first poem was published years ago I embarked on the dream of compiling a weighty tome of poetry by the time I approached senility.  I planned to submit my little lyric masterpieces one by one to eager editors who would scatter my bylines hither and yon in their magazines, newspapers and anthologies.  Only after hundreds had been published individually this way would I gather them all up into a collection of my life’s work, a legacy that I could be proud of.

Life happens, of course.  Submitting one poem at a time became tedious, labor-intensive.  The competition was tough.  The  monetary reward non-existent.  I moved on to prose projects.  Poetry became my secret joy, for my eyes only. When life beat me up, I wrote sharp daggers to fight back.  When bliss came I let some of it spill over onto a page. I love these pieces.  They are my children.  I made them and they comfort me now in my maturing years.

My poetry collection is all but ready for publication. I have sloshed through the formatting. I have the cover. I’m getting final input from a favorite friend here and there. I can boast on my list of acknowledgements that eight of them have already been in print elsewhere. So how many poems make a lifetime?  Let’s say I have about 40 to share.

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A New Poetry Cover

March 3, 2016

Since I’ve given myself the whole year of 2016 to publish my collection of poems, I have played with options every step of the way.  I’ve completely rearranged the order which led to a new title and cover.  I have a recurring hummingbird theme in my verse so this seemed appropriate.

 

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Poetry In the Night

January 21, 2016

Want to hear me read poetry? Next Thursday Jan 28th at Dog-Eared Pages Bookstore is Open Mic Night.  I’m taking two poetry collections written by Hawaiian poets. Porcelain by Cinthia I Albers and Equitude by Maui Muses which includes three of my poems.

Starts at 5 PM at 16428 N 32nd, Suite 111, Phoenix. Be there.

Maui-Inspired Poetry

September 19, 2015

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I wrote a lot of poetry during the years that I was a caregiver. It was a way of expressing emotions too deep to reach my lips or my voice. My newer poems, however, are verses that I shout out loud at gatherings in Lahaina, Wailuku and most recently Makawao.

The Maui Live Poet Society is putting together an anthology. Some of my poems, I hope, will be dancing their way through those pages. In the mean time, I will be sharing those Hawaiian-inspired poems with my creative friends back in Arizona soon.Kihei sunset 2015

Caregiver Book Chosen in Readers’ Favorite Giveaway

April 7, 2015

This month’s winner of Readers’ Favorite book giveaway chose “More Than I Could Ever Know: How I Survived Caregiving.” Her review will be coming soon.  Want to get in on free books ever month?  Check out

https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/more-than-i-could-ever-know

Monthly Book Giveaway

Monthly Book Giveaway

Open Mic Caregiver Story So Bright

March 27, 2015

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A great turnout at Dog-Eared Pages last night.  We even had stand-up for comic relief between two-hanky readings.  The mix of visual arts, poetry, sci-fi and singing made for a great evening.  This bookstore alcove draws great creativity.  A special “bravo” for the author of “Shades of Black and Blue.”