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andrew-jh-sharp's picture
Jun.30.2009
Like a ship being committed to the water, The Ghosts of Eden was launched at the end of May. This being my first launch I had searched the internet...
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andrew-jh-sharp's picture
Aug.04.2009
Writing and reading are as private an activity as using the closet. The writer, shut off in their shed/studio, frowns at the ring of the telephone or...
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erin-keane's picture
Nov.05.2010
Give a listen to me reading from Death-Defying Acts and to the fantastic Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, who reads her poem "A Mermaid in the...
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erin-keane's picture
Nov.05.2010
My poem "Zorada Reads the Clown" showed up on Verse Daily this year. In case you missed it ...
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erin-keane's picture
Nov.05.2010
I'm still reading from Death-Defying Acts, of course, but I'm not writing circus poems anymore. Take a look at some newer work featured on the Verse...
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walter-rimler's picture
Apr.26.2010
How Little We Know (Carmichael-Mercer)   A beautiful, fascinating, song is "How Little We Know," music by Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981...
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walter-rimler's picture
Apr.28.2010
About inspiration in songwriting: Hoagy Carmichael said, "if you find the beginning of a good song, and if your fingers do not stray, the melody...
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walter-rimler's picture
Apr.28.2010
There is no shortage of sad endings in the lives of songwriters, going back to Franz Schubert, who died at 31 and at the height of his powers. Then...
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walter-rimler's picture
Apr.29.2010
If you think that songwriter Frank R. Churchill (see prior post) lived a melodramatic life, have a look a the life lived by his contemporary, Billy...
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walter-rimler's picture
May.01.2010
A satisfying surprise--that is what makes a melody memorable. One way songwriters get this effect is to change keys suddenly in the middle of a song...
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steven-robert-travers's picture
Mar.30.2014
"Meanwhile, if the Venona Papers and the tables were turned, if instead of Democrat traitors in FDR's government, they found, say, 'Republican Nazis...
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steven-robert-travers's picture
Mar.31.2014
Hear Steve Travers talk about John Wayne with Steve Maggi on Free America Radio. Check 'em out at  . . .   https://www.facebook.com/pages/...
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collin-kelley's picture
Jan.27.2014
Render has been chosen for the American Library Association's 2014 Over the Rainbow Book List! It's a fantastic honor to be on this list...
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sarah-byrd's picture
Oct.14.2013
I never would have thought I would some day look back at my twenty years in newspaper sales and be thankful? Selling space in a small town, tri-...
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edward-averill's picture
Sep.03.2013
Well, I managed to set aside some time this weekend to do things other than watch football and guzzle beer, and I'm pretty pleased with the results....
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john-jay-licata's picture
Dec.22.2013
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michael-seidel's picture
Aug.20.2013
Tucker, the black and white long haired stray - or is he a missing cat - has stolen into the house. We're unsure of Tucker's origins.  He showed...
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michael-seidel's picture
Aug.31.2013
Entering the kitchen the morning after a big party and encountering counters full of dirty dishes and empty bottles.  Realizing that it’s later...
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michael-seidel's picture
Sep.01.2013
Saw War Games with Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, and Dabney Coleman on G4 last night. First, G4 is a strange name for a television network. ...
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michael-seidel's picture
Dec.20.2013
Cats can be difficult to understand.  I'm sure many cat owners have faced my quandary of hearing a noise and asking themselves, "Was that a cat...
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Red Room Blogs banner photograph (at the top of the page) is of writer Ernest Hemingway with Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley Hemingway, and three unidentified people at a cafe in Pamplona, Spain, during the Fiesta of San Fermin in July 1925; photograph used courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.