Showing posts from December, 2018

The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel by Kris Waldherr is My Favorite Book of 2018 hasn't been published yet!

The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel   by Kris Waldherr has a publication date of April 9, 2019 by Atria Books.  Perhaps not a fair choice; but when I read the arc/review copy earlier this year, I was completely awed by this beautiful novel.  So much so, that I read it painfully slowly as not to rush the ending because I didn't want the experience to be over.   My full review is coming up, so I can't say very much except if you love all things gothic, are a Bronte lover, enjoy love stories with multi-layered subtext in 19th century rural England then I implore you to pre-order this one NOW!   All love stories are ghost stories in disguise. When famed Byronesque poet Hugh de Bonne is discovered dead of a heart attack in his bath one morning, his cousin Robert Highstead, a historian turned post-mortem photographer, is charged with a simple task: transport Hugh’s remains for burial in a chapel. This chapel, a stained glass folly set on the moors of Shropshire, was built b

Charlotte Bronte early poem read at The Players Club

Winter Stores By Charlotte Bronte WE take from life one little share,   And say that this shall be A space, redeemed from toil and care,    From tears and sadness free. And, haply, Death unstrings his bow   And Sorrow stands apart, And, for a little while, we know   The sunshine of the heart. Existence seems a summer eve,   Warm, soft, and full of peace; Our free, unfettered feelings give   The soul its full release. A moment, then, it takes the power,   To call up thoughts that throw Around that charmed and hallowed hour,   This life's divinest glow. But Time, though viewlessly it flies,   And slowly, will not stay; Alike, through clear and clouded skies,   It cleaves its silent way. Alike the bitter cup of grief,   Alike the draught of bliss, Its progress leaves but moment brief   For baffled lips to kiss. The sparkling draught is dried away,   The hour of rest is gone, And urgent voices, round us, say,   " Ho, lingerer, hasten on

Writing workshop and Poetry!

Nuyorican Poet Café Allen Ginsberg called the café, "the most integrated place on the planet." Founded in 1973, the Nuyorican Poets Café began as a living room salon in the East Village apartment of writer and poet Miguel Algarin. Over the last 40 years, the Cafe has served as a home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater and visual arts. A multicultural and multi-arts institution, the Café gives voice to a diverse group of rising poets, actors, filmmakers and musicians.  This weekend I attended a writing workshop in the heart of the Lower East Side of New York City.  The focus was Social Media for Artists and Writers taught by Capicu Culture co-founders George Torres aka Urban Jibero and Juan Santiago aka Papo Swiggity.   During this two hour session I gained so many useful tips from every subject regarding how to use social media sites to your advantage personally and professionally.   Perhaps my favorite part of the workshop was the writ