Wally Swist who contributed “March Wind” to Solace in So Many Words has a new book out – it is called Velocity and is published by the Virtual Artists Collective.
Here’s how the book is described: “These poems offer a distinct sense of gratitude and tribute: the spiritual connectedness experienced in constructing stone sculptures or in stacking a cord of wood; and the simplicity found in the shine of a Shaker wide-plank oak floor or the experience of loss in a favorite dog’s death. There are several poems addressed to other poets, such as New England poet Leo Connellan and Canadian lyric poet anne mckay. Other poems pay homage to Denise Levertov, Pablo Neruda, Jack Spicer, and Walt Whitman. Other tributes include a haiku sequence dedicated to the late internationally-respected editor Robert Spiess and to the electroacoustic contemporary composer, Elainie Lillios, who has set a number of the author’s poems to music. Often presented through the matrix of natural images and the ethos of an active spirituality, the poetry in this collection addresses the velocity of life experience and the practice of living in the present moment, either in witnessing one’s own true nature pool within oneself, as in the rush of a brook; or what is a kind of iconic transcendence found in Butoh, an innovative form of Japanese dance, where we all may ‘begin again.’”
Solace in So Many Words contributors Donna Hilbert and Constance Vogel Adamkiewicz have both had poems recently in Little Eagle’s RE / VERSE. Donna’s poem “Waste” appeared on the site May 11 and Connie’s “The Mourning Dove” appeared March 4.
If you are interested in submitting work to this blogsite, here’s what editor Ralph Murre seeks, “The Little Eagle’s eye is looking for the best poetry for this site. Send not more than ONE of your own finest previously-published poems per month (as a WORD.doc attachment if possible), along with the title of the independently-edited publication in which it first appeared, to littleeaglepress @ gmail.com. Include your last name and the word “submittal” in the subject line. Please do NOT send anything which appears in a CURRENT issue of a periodical publication.
I am also interested in presenting visual images when they’ll add to the overall enjoyment of the work, so if you have the rights to something you’d especially like to accompany your poem, attach that as well, crediting the artist. At my discretion, I may use your image, one of my own, or none at all. Sad to say, I can offer no payment for work presented here.”
Thanks for reading. Peace, love, and solace. . .