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World Poetry Celebrates Melanie Simms and Roxanne Health!

 

Ariadne’s Notes:

Broadcasting from New Westminster and Vancouver, BC, Canada with great thanks to tech Kerry Buckner,The World Poetry Radio Show, CFRO 100.5 FM , 1-2 PM PST on May 31,  celebrated Melanie Simms and Roxanne Health. They were unable to call in because  their cell phone cards  were not able to connect with Canada.

However, I read their bios and then went on to read poems from the World Poetry Peace E-Anthology on this site. If you want to read the poems and poets featured , the names and poems plus the page numbers will be listed here: Addena Sumter-Freitag, pages 175-177. Wida Tausif. Pages 180-181, Cheng Yousha, pages, 197-199. Ljupce Zahariev , 201. Also great thanks to Carol Knepper who did a great job of editing and all the others who worked on this free e-anthology of peace for the world.

It is a wonderful Peace e-Anthology full of important poems. *Please do not copy the poems without permission and are the property of the authors. Go to : http://worldpoetry.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ebook-vs6-March-13.pdf *

LAVENDER MEMORIES- 1 was  read  from  a poet Amita Sanghviamita  who is  on tour from Oman who has been launching her new book. She is on the faculty from Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. She says: ‘I recently launched my poetry book at Indian Embassy, Oman. I am traveling to Vancouver for a week- 19 th to 25th  of June. Can I present my poems and the book? MY BOOK IS LAVENDER MEMORIES AND OTHER POEMS AND CENTRAL THEME IS PEACE AND HEALING .”

Music by the amazing Phil Haynes. philhaynes.com

TO HEAR THIS SHOW CLICK HERE!

 

Melanie Simms is an award winning author with over two hundred publications of poetry and short stories. She is the author of two poetry books, Remember the Sun (Sunbury Press) and Waking the Muse (Outskirts Press). She is included in numerous anthologies, and recent publications include The Galway Revew (Ireland), Adelaide Literary Magazine (published out of New York and Lisbon), and Blood And Thunder Literary Journal (University of Oklahoma). She is the recipient of a Vermont Writers Studio Scholarship, and finalists in the Adelaide Literary Competition (for poetry and short story writing) and the Richard Savage Award (Bloomsburg University). Her B.A. degree is in Creative Writing from Bloomsburg University and her MFA is currently in progress. She has two new books in progress; Alien Prophecy (her first science fiction novel) and a new collection of poetry (Poetry and Medicine) a collection that focuses on healing and medicine.She has appeared on numerous radio and television programs for the arts.You can learn more about Melanie Simms at www.poetmelaniesimms.wordpress.com

https://www.pw.org/content/melanie_simms_

 

 A poem for Dr.Moshin Wazir, Geisinger Oral Surgery.

SUTURES

I opened my neck

Bared the wounds of my life,

As your scissors

Cut me free.

It was a necessary surgery,

Yet as you snipped,

Stich by stitch

I imagined

Switchblades and murders,

Mafia and threats from beasts of the night

Hovering at my bedside

Seeking

To devour me.

I even feared

You might be one of those rogue doctors

Killing patients on rounds.

A bible lay at the bottom of my bed

Trying to remind me of a long lost god,

But through your kindness, I found salvation.

You rescued me

Healed me with your modern amulets and medical wisdoms,

Sent the demons back to Hades,

And brought me to the light

Like a priest on Sunday morning,

Inviting me to drink

From the wine of life.

Melanie Simms. (C) All rights reserved by author .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author biography: Roxanne Heath’s interests and ambitions have changed many times over the years, but the one constant has been her affinity for fiction. Her primary hobby in childhood was writing stories, and the habit continued well into her high school and college years despite pursuing a degree in science. Her favorite genres to write are those that dabble in mythology, fantasy, and paranormal horror. She can be found on her website www.roxanneheath.com, but is more easily reached via Twitter and Facebook under the handle @rheathwrites

 

World Poetry Presents Melanie Simms From The USA!

 Ariadne’s Notes: A special radio show program with the talented Poet Laureate Melanie Simms  last night, July 14th, 9-10 pm PST on CFRO 100.5 FM! She has embarked on a new writing project which is really exciting.  She is also working with other Poet Laureates and has even read in Congress recently. To hear this great show: CLICK HERE!

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Melanie writes: “The jazz series project is a collection of interviews by well known jazz artists that will be published in book form soon. Phil Haynes will write the book preface for me, and the collection of interviews will include interviews by Phil Haynes, Donny McCaslin, pianist Steve Rudolph, and Bobby McFerrin, to name a few.

I am also publishing the interviews individually with the local newspaper I write for – the Sunbury American, and for jazz magazines. So they will get a lot of PR value and distribution.

This will be a one of a kind book, as there really aren’t many book length collections of interviews by famous jazz artists.” 

Melanie Simms, former Perry County, Pennsylvania Poet Laureate is an award winning Commonwealth poet with over 200 publications of poetry to her credit in magazines, newspapers, magazines and literary journals. Many of her poems are poems of place reflecting the life and people of her home state of Pennsylvania. She has been a featured radio and television guest on multiple shows nationally and internationally. Ms. Simms is the recipient of such awards as a Sophie Award, a Pushchart Prize nomination. a Vermont Writers Studio Scholarship and a Richard Savage Award nomination from Bloomsburg University. Her most recent book release, slated for Fall 2014 release by Sunbury Press in Mechanicsburg is titled Remember the Sun: Poems of Nature and Inspiration. For more information and links to Melanie’s publications, awards, and radio/tv appearances visit her website at www.melaniesimmspoet.com

World Poetry Presents Melanie Sims & Lawerence Knorr from the USA!

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota. welcome the lovely poetess and author Melanie Sims who has just launched
a new book of poetry. Also, a surprize! Our first publisher on the show , Lawerance Knorr from Sunbury Press. He gave quite a few tips for writers and offered information for those interested in finding a publisher. For more information: http://www.sunburypress.com/

Music by Enrico Renz, Bach solo background music and the incomparable BMaster from The Ganbia !

To hear the show: CLICK HERE!

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Melanie Simms, former Perry County, Pennsylvania Poet Laureate is an award winning Commonwealth poet with over 200 publications of poetry to her credit in magazines, newspapers, magazines and literary journals. Many of her poems are poems of place reflecting the life and people of her home state of Pennsylvania. She has been a featured radio and television guest on multiple shows nationally and internationally. Ms. Simms is the recipient of such awards as a Sophie Award, a Pushchart Prize nomination. a Vermont Writers Studio Scholarship and a Richard Savage Award nomination from Bloomsburg University. Her most recent book release, slated for Fall 2014 release by Sunbury Press in Mechanicsburg is titled Remember the Sun: Poems of Nature and Inspiration. For more information and links to Melanie’s publications, awards, and radio/tv appearances visit her website at www.melaniesimmspoet.com

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About Lawrence Knorr:
Lawrence Knorr has been involved with book publishing for thirteen years. He founded Sunbury Press in 2004. He holds an MBA from Penn State University, and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). Lawrence’s 30+ year career in information technology, as a programmer, analyst, project manager, CEO and Chief Information Officer has prepared him well for the “Age of Content” – the new era of eBooks, data integration, eCommerce and networks. Lawrence has taught business and project management courses for ten years, and is the author of eight books. He is also an award-winning digital artist. For a one-year term in 2013, Lawrence was the President of the MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association (MBPA).

About Sunbury Press:
“Sunbury Press, Inc., headquartered in Mechanicsburg, PA is a publisher of trade paperback, hard cover and digital books featuring established and emerging authors in many fiction and nonfiction categories. Sunbury’s books are sold through leading booksellers worldwidSunbury Press is a traditional publisher leveraging digital capabilities. We receive approximately 1000 proposals from authors and agents over the course of a year. We publish about 70 titles per year, a good number of them from our existing authors. Thus, our selection rate is about 5%. Our most successful categories have been history, biography, self-help, historical fiction, horror, police procedurals and mysteries. Our editing and design staff are employees of the company. When we invest in a manuscript with our time and money, our goal is to produce the best quality book possible while getting it to the market as quickly as possible.

Our books are sold on all major bookseller websites and eBook platforms. Our best-selling titles are distributed to stores and libraries via Baker & Taylor and Ingram”