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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”

World Poetry Proudly Presents Melanie Simms, Pennsylvania Poet Laureate!

 

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota welcomed the lovely poet Melanie Simms to our first show in the new radio station. An exciting show full of poetic gems, fun and laughter. She was reading from her new  hardcover book: Remember the Sun which will be available in the fall of 2014. Sadly, the archive link is not available at this time.

Melanie Simms, former Perry County 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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Poem from her upcoming book:

“Ever newer waters flow on those who step into the same waters”

—Heraclitus

Love needs no language,

Not here,

Along the Susquehanna, watching as she twists and bends

Returning to mouths,

Where sunlight and lovers meet.

Not here,

Where the silver maple and black cherry sway patiently,

Amidst the romantic odes of the meadowlark,

Or the ecstasy of the osprey,

As they dive and reemerge,

Fed by the river.

Not here,

Where the haunting tales of lush mountains

record through the ages,

Those first seedlings of love.

Here, along the river, she reveals us to one another,

As we confess our love, baptized between her gentle waves.

How has she found us?

Here along the Susquehanna, reflecting in our gaze,

the memories of our ancient love’s return.

Melanie Simms (C)