This past Tuesday, October 25, 2022, The Poeming Pigeon, 12th edition published. It has my poem, "A Story While Chopping Onions" in it. The journal is sumptuous! I am thrilled and honored to be among such wonderful writers and editor, Shawn Aveningo Sanders is an encouraging editor.
The weekend of November 12th and 13th will host two readings. The first one is via Zoom. While I am not listed to read, I am inviting you all to join us.
On Sunday, we will gather at Rose City Book Pub for an in-person reading. I am excited to be a part of this reading.
I have a copy of this amazing journal to giveaway. Please comment and I will select a winner next Friday.
Now let's share poetry!
10/27/2022 07:20:33 pm
Hooray and congratulations! Isn't poetry just the best?
10/27/2022 08:20:48 pm
Jone, thanks for sharing your exciting news. Poetry Rocks! I hope the launch of Poeming Pigeon is successful. Good luck with your presentation reading.
10/28/2022 09:22:12 am
I'm eager to read your poems selected to be on these pretty pages, dear Jone.
10/28/2022 11:29:40 am
Stunning cover. Look forward to open to the first poem.
10/27/2022 08:04:07 pm
Wonderful to see both your publications, Jone. Congratulations. I've seen many friends who have poems in 'What is A Friend?' but 'The Poeming Pigeon' is new to me. Your poem sets the scene wonderfully. Ah, the intrigue of some meetings! Intertwining onions and orchids, hmmm. Thanks for hosting!
10/27/2022 08:30:08 pm
So excited for you, Jone, on your recent publications and the reading-in-person soon! I can feel the pulsing in the repeated "Your temple pulses" in Chopping Onions...
10/27/2022 09:03:44 pm
I'm happy to hear about all your exciting publication news, many congrats Jone!!! Wishing you all the best with your reading, and thanks for sharing your poem and for hosting!
10/27/2022 09:06:50 pm
Thansk for hosting, and congratulations on the new books - that's great news!
10/27/2022 09:11:43 pm
Congratulations Jone! What exciting news. I love your poem in The Poeming Pigeon. The bit “I gave her the onion” really struck me.
Alan j Wright
10/27/2022 09:31:46 pm
It's always a buzz to be able to share such uplifting publication news, Jone. Congratulations and enjoy the buzz surrounding this moment. The title of your poem has me intrigued. Thanks for hosting this week.
10/27/2022 11:37:50 pm
Congratulations, Jone! The Poeming Pigeon publication looks beautiful! Your Chopping Onion poem, wow! "the bloom faded when you left him..."
10/28/2022 03:06:54 am
How awesome! I got my author copies too! And the Poeming Pigeon looks gorgeous! Congratulations!
10/28/2022 03:49:07 am
Congratulations! Being a part of another Janet/Sylvia miracle, and being included in that gorgeous journal...just...WOW! You go, Poet!!
10/28/2022 04:06:28 am
Jone, I love that your poems are getting out in the world, and hurrah for in person readings again. Congratulations! Thanks for hosting. I miss seeing you.
10/28/2022 04:12:31 am
Jone,the journal is beautiful, and how lucky we all are that it includes one of your gems! Congratulations!! xo
10/28/2022 04:14:13 am
What a beautiful, beautiful book, Jone! And your onion poem!!! I literally feel like I just watched a film -- so much happens! Hope the launches go beautifully...
10/28/2022 04:45:25 am
Oh, Jone. Your poem. I reread it a couple of times and was struck by all of the people in it. You do so much with these few lines, and the circle layers the feelings. Beautiful and heartbreaking. Congratulations on so much good news, and thank you for hosting! xo
10/28/2022 04:47:48 am
Congratulations, Jone! That journal looks gorgeous, and your onion poem is so evocative. That blooming orchid! I just got my author copy of What Is a Friend and hope to open it up this weekend! Thanks for hosting, Jone (who I confess I still think of as MsMac).
10/28/2022 05:10:15 am
So happy you're hosting today, and big congrats on your publications! Nothing better than author copies in your hands!
10/28/2022 05:13:19 am
Jone, your poem took my breath away! It's so stunning how it put me in the moment. The refrain slows the moment down and adds so much to the emotion. Nice work. I got my copy of the journal yesterday. Congratulations!
10/28/2022 06:50:18 am
Jone, congratulations on publication in both books! How wonderful. "A Story While Chopping Onions" stopped me cold, especially the lines about the scar and the nightmares. Packed with memory, emotion, and the bravery of moving forward.
10/28/2022 07:49:00 am
Congratulations, Jone on your publications and poetry readings. You should be proud! Thanks for hosting the round up this week.
10/28/2022 08:04:16 am
Thanks for hosting, Jone! Congrats on the publications! The cover of The Poeming Pigeon is beautiful. I was wondering why "Hold me closer, Tony Danza" was going through my head this morning, and it's because of all the dansas being shared for PF, haha!
10/28/2022 08:21:29 am
Jone: Congratulations on your publishings. The Poeming Pigeon looks fabulous! I would love to win a copy. Thanks for hosting today, and again... hooray!
Tanita S Davis
10/28/2022 12:03:34 pm
Thanks for hosting and what a GORGEOUS cover for the Poeming Pigeon. Congratulations on being part of that, and Janet and Sylvia's latest work. Best of luck with your debut reading.
Janet Clare F.
10/29/2022 05:32:50 am
Oh that poem. I would love to hear how all the editing things went. I think I see some newer sections. I love it. Powerful. The faded orchid, the onion that makes you laugh, your gif to her. And so wonderful to be on those pages with you again. Who would have ever thought it, surely not I way back when I was beginning and so excited to be in "your" cabin my first adventure at Highlights!
10/29/2022 12:13:06 pm
Jone, congrats on your poem in The Poeming Pigeon. It's so powerful. I was especially struck when I got to the line:
10/31/2022 05:52:35 am
Jone, such excited news! Congratulations on your poems being in two publications! The cover of the Poeming Pigeon is gorgeous and I love the name! Yay, you get to read your powerful poem aloud! How you show the emotion in these lines spoke to me "A Story While Chopping Onion" in your refrain "The day is cold. Your temple pulses." and in the following lines, "You could tell him your scar lets you know when a storm's is brewing, in a fetal position on the floor during a nightmare" and in "her eye, blooming like a black orchid." And I love that title, too. Excellent writing. I also love your "Ollie" poem in What is a Friend? I love the rhythm; it reads like a song! I'm happy to receive my copies of What Is a Friend, also.
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