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!
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