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patricia-butler's picture
Jun.10.2013
Occupational hazards of the poet: getting lost on the quiet, meditative morning walk in the woods, creating the platform for epiphanies...When I first entered the trail, I wanted nothing more rigorous than a morning constitutional to get my metabolism kickstarted.  After 3 days of meetings in...
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May.24.2013
It’s a great pleasure to announce the advance copies of The Glass Sponge shipped today. I’m also pleased to announce the official launch of my new website julesjacob.com. Please take a trip around the site—there are interesting things to see and do—order a signed copy of The Glass Sponge; shipping...
jules-jacob's picture
Mar.23.2013
In the January/February issue of Poets & Writers magazine, poet and critic Reagan Upshaw delivers four pages of put-downs (disguised as advice) devised to dissuade poets from stepping on the literary playing field.    Upshaw begins “Reality Check / A simple self-publishing plan,” with...
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Feb.28.2013
When the six week advance sales period for The Glass Sponge began in January, I thought I’d already established an above average social media presence. I thought Amish web designers would drool over my carefully crafted writer’s platform. Wednesday, March 6th is the last day of advance sales for...
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Feb.11.2013
If it were the 1960's, the foster children I help might sing me this song... "Help me if you can I'm feeling downand I do appreciate you coming round.Help me get my feet back on the ground.Won't you please, please help me, help me, help me..." Glass Sponges can live for 17,000 years but the...
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Feb.05.2013
I participated in my first Author Book Signing Event on February 2, 2013. The most important thing I learned, while promoting and selling advance copies of The Glass Sponge, was I had no idea I’d be hounded by other authors trying to sell their books to me.  Two authors practiced their hard...
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Jan.21.2013
FINISHING LINE PRESS Proudly announces  the publication of THE GLASS SPONGE BY JULIE “JULES” JACOB “In this strong and vulnerable collection of poetry, the poet spins out a thoughtful imagery of innocence and culpability, for (and of) ‘the users and the abused’. Salvation by imagination...
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Oct.11.2012
I’m pleased to announce The Glass Sponge was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2012 New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition and will be published by Finishing Line Press with their 2013 releases.  I’m extremely pleased to announce, in cooperation with Finishing Line Press and CASA of SW...
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Feb.20.2011
In December of 2010, Finishing Line Press notified me that I was a semi-finalist in its 2010 Open Chapbook Competition, and FLP accepted my poetry chapbook, Traffic Stop.  It will be out July 8, 2011.  I am very excited about this!  I have published dozens of poems separately or in small groups in...
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Sep.18.2010
Here's a poem from Bone China, my poetry chapbook:   Wilderness Where a thousand shadows fell on a great scourged stone forgotten, tongues whisper oh, all the sorrow-- spent cartridges, rain, bruises a hand in a ditch, silence, the year after, feathers, thoughts of sinking, the hard decisions...