Archive | March, 2012

Nurses Doctors & Medical Health Specialties, Poetry Collection

30 Mar

Everyday Gratitude Vol 1

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Simple every day gratitudes found in daily every day life.  The daily story of my search, each day, for the point of gratitude in my day.

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“Nurses Doctors & Medical Health Specialties”

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“Nurses Doctors & Medical Health Specialties”

Nurses Doctors & Medical Specialists

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Sample Poem, “Nursing”

please see my blog post which features the poem “nursing” and additional commentary

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Disclaimer, Please Read

in fairness, i always like to point out that i am not a health professional, though i am nationally group fitness certified by afaa, and am also certified as a yoga instructor

additionally, along with my wife, we have taken several classes from silversneakers and are eligible to teach senior fitness classes in their format

however, though i have been active in sports and fitness most my life, and written quite a few poems about sports, i am not a nurse nor licensed health professional

so how can i write nursing and other medical health profession related poetry?

the simplest most direct answer is, we listened to and asked our customers and wrote poetry they felt they needed for family and others in the health fields

my wife and i had begun writing poems and selling them at art shows and malls in the early 90s to compliment my art work that we also showed

though we began with family related poetry, mom and dad and others, we were quickly asked to produce similar work, that didn’t require medical knowledge, yet showed appreciation felt for someone who was a nurse or doctor or even other related fields, like emt and lab tech

thus began a process we applied to not only nursing related poetry, but business, legal, and teaching fields -

we interviewed people, had conversations, and received incredible feedback for these poems

this also explains why the collections features a few non-generic gender poems, and have both a male and female language version for the same work

below is the product description in the listing for “nurses doctors & medical health specialties” which may soon include this section’s disclaimer

our hope is not only to provide a product in this ebook we found was widely popular for the time of over a decade we sold these poems in shows, but have the potential reader understand our layman approach of writing celebratory poetry for those we depend on in the helping professions

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About “Nurses Doctors & Medical Health Specialties”

from the product description :

Please enjoy browsing the complete list of titles, listed in the click-able index created by the author, via the “Look Inside” feature provided by Amazon Books.

Nearly twenty years of poetry writing is represented in this full edition of six dozen nursing, doctors, and medical / health specialists poems.

Though not in the direct healing arts himself, after graduation from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, the author started work as an arts person, helping patients on a locked nursing floor.

“UHCL was a great college, where I was able to build my own arts and humanities program; then, in my first job after college, in Galveston, helping people through the arts at UTMB, was itself a unique, creative learning experience…

“My own degrees, from the University of Houston Clear Lake, and other studies in the arts and fitness, have added much I have enjoyed integrating and blending in my work.”

Humor and appreciation alternate and permeate in many of Adan’s poems, such as in the enclosed poem, Home Health Nurse.

“My dad needed a lot of care at home his last few years, and the various nurses and therapists that came by were always a welcome warm sight. A very needed sight.”

Other titles include, Nursing, School Nurse, Family Practitioner, M.D., Caregiver, E.M.T., Respiratory Therapist, and Volunteer.

A small group of inspirational poems are also included.

Adan and his wife Sheila enjoyed selling gift copies of these poems for over a decade in malls and arts shows in the 90s, and now are proud to present this collection, with additional new work, in today’s new eBook format.

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About Me

please see my About Page for information on my training and education

i have been writing since the early 70s, in addition to painting and doing photography

the arts have been my constant throughout my life, and expect to continue with it, along with my fitness interests, for as long as i am blessed to be able to ;-)

the digital ebook revolution is enabling me to not only present visual and verbal work in an easy to access format, but begin to combine images and words into photopoem and artphotopoem works

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thank you much for visiting my site, sincerely,

adan lerma

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dVersepoets Prompt Meeting the Bar : Live in the Moment Before I Sleep

29 Mar
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dVersepoets Prompt – dVerse Meeting the Bar

hosted by Victoria C. Slotto :

victoria presents one of my most favorite topics, the sense of being in the moment

she begins with a statement i myself feel fully :

“I am not a Buddhist, per se. Aspects of Buddhism, however, have inspired me for many years, in particular, mindfulness meditation….”

then showcases examples of being in the now – snippets of data awash in each of the five senses, followed by a poem by louise hastings illustrating the pull of the seasons in one woman’s now

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Mindfulness, Heart and Mind

victoria’s excellent intro brought to mind a couple of twangs of my own regarding mindfulness -

one, how often various proponents focus only on the heart and disparage the mind

my own feeling, which i express often here on my site ;-) is that ideally, a blending, almost a respect and compassion, between the two, would be even better

carol horton has one of my favorite articles, regarding right and left brain, which i think equally applies (and which she posted on her site a year to the date tomorrow!)

two, is my idea of how / where creativity takes place; but first, this background material, from victoria :

“the words we commit to paper or hard drive are born in the present moment. In order to create, we need to carve out a place and time of silence. We need to slow down and notice details, to block out distraction, and open up to inspiration. Silence, awareness, focus….”

a problem potentially occurs semantically when silence is interpreted as only being able to be when one is literally alone, with no disturbing sound around -

this problem potentially re-occurs in the final three words “silence, awareness, focus” -

Silence

silence, to me, has meant the silencing of both the mind and the heart

the human heart is wonderful, as is the human mind, and both have shown the capacity for infinite good, and evil – which might well be the definition of being human ;-)

the silencing of both, allows awareness, and with focus, i believe, creates the opening for each person’s best road of approach in that moment, either the mind or the heart, or, in those rare wonderful times, both the mind and the heart

anyway ;-) that’s my theory, and my experience

which, i recognize, doesn’t mean i’m not missing something

Accepting Individuality Within Oneness

but i must work with what i have, believe, and can accomplish

when i’ve sensed this most, are in momentous crowds, and the moments before sleep

weird huh? ;-)

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Live in the Moment Before I Sleep

the cotton sheets crinkle they’re

so crisp

cool

to my touch

sheila’s asleep ill for

a few days

her breathing’s rough

but her scent is

warm

the bed cool

beneath me as i

slip-pull

into

our bed

sleep is the moment

where one

lives

broadest in time

my slowing breath

a slow bellows

beckons

the past, my slightly hunched

shoulders ease, rest back

upon the soft cover

sighing

i was five then-now the

fever so high angels

swirled above me

aside my

parents praying beside

me

sheila stirs restless resting

uneasy

shhh shhh

my mother laid her hands across my

forehead my dad watching

with softened eyes

shhh shhh

i touch sheila to ease her

sleep-jerky fever

shh shh

the

breath is easier and

darkness comes

wrapped

in light streaked silk

and

morning

comes

after the long moment of night

© 2012 felipe adan lerma

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dVersepoets Prompt : Open Link Night 37 – Late Winter Watch(ing) in Vermont

28 Mar
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late winter watch(ing)

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dVersepoets Prompt – Open Link Night ~ Week 37

hosted by Natasha Head :

natasha’s intro-prompt essay is a nice read into one poet’s sense of the need to create

“At this point in the realm of the real world, I have been put into the position where I am able to live my nightmare…and I’m surviving it. Each punch and kick to the teeth are just poems waiting to be written, and all I have to do is make it to Tuesday where I get to share, to lighten the load and find the inspiration within YOUR words to carry me through.”

i’ve always felt dverse poets pub is one of the more supportive arts sites i’ve come across, maybe the most in terms of poetry itself -

my recent expansions into the digital world only continue to strengthen that belief ;-)

at this late time, to still submit to this installment of open link night, one hundred forty-nine poets have submitted work for their peers to review and enjoy

there’s a level of trust and respect needed, that builds that kind of response, and dVerse poets pub has just that -

below, is my own little bit of experiment, mixing dialog and description, dropping prose into poem, and hinting at atmosphere

should i have added a pinch more adjectives? similes? exposition? an image? imagery? music?

could i have? yes, but should i have?

sometimes the freedom to simply play with a feeling, find an idea, and swatch a few lines, is all i really wanted / needed to do -

this time ;-)

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Late Winter Watch(ing) in Vermont

being from texas

specifically the gulf coast

where winter in march means

finally

wearing a coat

seeing flecks of white float

into view

is

like stumbling onto “white christmas”

on tv middle of summer

so when, it being just above freezing

with windchill down to the teens

and i see college kids,

older folk, and

all in-

between

wearing a hat, or not,

nine out of ten

times

predictable by gender

i try to understand

“the girls’ long hair must keep them

warmer”

i glance back through the window and see

long curls cued longer

by the wind

no, my wife says, shaking her head,

see they’re wearing their big

heavy boots

with the cute fake-fur look

around their

ankles

- hmmm, no light bulb -

“their feet must get colder than their

necks then,” i suggest -

my wife, sniffling from her cold

stops

looks at me a moment

says,

no that’s not it

i set the pot to make her hot tea

then

quietly, go back to our wide wrap of windows

our pie slice panorama

and watch for the next set of heads, cap-less or hatless

© 2012 felipe adan lerma

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Everyday Inspirations, PhotoPoems Vol 4

26 Mar
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Photography Plus, a Beginners View

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“Everyday Inspirations PhotoPoems Vol 4″

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Everyday Inspirations Vol 4

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About the Series

10 original images from vermont

10 original verses, one each written for each photo

fourth in a continuing series, “everyday inspirations” -

my intent is to find images in my every day world around me, that both appeal to me visually, and allow me to create a small written prose-verse that compliment each image -

to reflect the idea, and experience, of inspiration in the daily life around us…

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About Me, About PhotoPoems

i’ve been painting and taking photographs, off and on, since the late 60s, early 70s; and writing since the late 70s

music, dance, words, and images – plus the arts in general, have been lifelong interests of mine

photopoems, have become an opportunity, in the digital age, of more completely merging, complimenting, two of those interests, prose-verse and images

they offer a unique entry of choice, where either the words or the picture, can be what holds meaning for the reader/observer -

or where a merging and feedback between the two might occur…

it is my hope i accomplish the latter ;-)

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dVerse ~ Poets Pub : Patterns Pictures & Poems, PhotoPoem “Diving”

25 Mar
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“diving” – a photopoem

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dVerse Poets Pub Prompt : Patterns Pictures and Poems

hosted by james rainsford

combining words and images, two of my most enduring art loves (two others being dance and music) is one of my favorite creative outlets

james, from the uk, and an elder it appears (from his site) presents just what i needed, an excuse uh, opportunity ;-) to 1) do a photopoem, and 2) use an image i really like, but was probably not gonna use in any of my upcoming photopoem books

i’ve link-marked “photopoem books” for those reading, as a heads up that my newest photopoem book from my “everyday inspirations” is free starting tomorrow, mon-fri, march 26-30, for five days ;-) sneaky huh? ;-)

anyway, james’ intro essay into dversepoets’ prompt, is really interesting

plus, he is a photographer himself

what’s interesting to me, and kinda substantiates what i’ve felt about much of the arts for a long time, is there’s many ways to approach an art, and still “get it right” – since the thing to get right is getting in touch with one self’s own creative mode

james himself likes to create a poem, then search for an image he can capture or use to compliment it :

“I don’t work to a set pattern to create a poem or photo. Mostly the poem comes first, and then I either select an image from my photo library, or occasionally venture out with my camera to try and capture a relevant moment.”

while i like to identify an image, tinker with it to my liking, then let it prompt me for the right words for that moment in me

either works, or both alternately ;-)

like james, i don’t think there’s a set pattern

the patterns are in us, are organic, and like the templates that i think yoga poses are, alter and adjust day to day, as we do, as the poem the image the pose and ourselves, are one piece

a google search continues to bring up interesting ideas about photopoems

here then is my own image and verse

i should add that james does supply some fabulous images that a poet is welcome to use if they don’t have or want to use one of their own

the setting for my image is the waterfront park area in burlington, along lake champlain vermont

thanks ya’ll ;-)

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Diving

Diving Seagull

sometimes

at times

i must gather myself

to survive

© 2012 felipe adan lerma

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Header Art # 7 – Early Spring Header 2012

24 Mar
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Header Art # 7 – Early Spring Header 2012

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i’d been wanting to change my winter header for a bit now, but couldn’t decide what to put up

up til today, it was a few degrees warmer here in northern vermont than in austin texas ;-)

today, more toward normal here, highs in the 40s, cloudy with a little rain

this is early spring here in burlington ;-)

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Early Spring Header

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my emphasis lately has been on images, with words, with my “everyday inspirations, photo-poems” series being well received

if you should like one of now four volumes available, please leave a comment or click the “like” button on amazon’s listing page ;-) it’s more helpful than most realize ;-)

thanks so much everyone – may we all have a safe beautiful enjoyable spring

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dVersepoets Prompt : Open Link Night 36 – March Madness Continues

21 Mar
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march madness, the madness of sports : original sports poetry

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dVersepoets Prompt – Open Link Night ~ Week 36

hosted by Claudia Schoenfeld

one of the founders of dversepoets, with brian miller, claudia welcomes us to open link night with a prose-poem of a welcome-prompt :

“I let you in on a little secret.. my fav OLN times are when the doors just open and you have to be careful not to get run over, when poets with ink-smeared hands and sheets of paper wrapped around them spill into the door, try to find a chair, hug, chatter and laugh,  say hello to old friends, welcome newcomers and order their first poetic pint…ahhhh…what a pleasure….”

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and who knows, you may catch the madness of words that mean more than meant, that flip readers minds into visions within themselves, that conjure up feelings felt once, and now remembered twice…

like sports, you can always come back and try again ;-)

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March Madness, The Madness of Sports

sports
unlike wars
illnesses and
some mistakes
is an event
activity
that
if you lose
you can come
back again
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rules
dictate, not
dictators
assertiveness
within
oneself and
among one’s peers
replaces aggression
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markers
heart beats
when we listen
ranges, muscle motion
when we feel
tell us how well
we’ve come along
our own fair fitness
while stats
numbers rankings asterisks
tell the tale amongst
each other
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the high fly ball
the rolling of the ball
down the alley
the spinning of wheels beneath
us
as we cycle hills and seasides and
neighborhoods
our neighbors’ elbows
tickling ribs into playful pain
on sand lots and faint-striped courts
to
one long held well-breathed yoga pose
on a recycled mat among hundreds by the
eiffel tower central park oceanside and
town square…
if we fall or stumble or ache or break but
can return, we can return -
it’s madness, but
in sports
only our own
choice
can stop us
© 2012 felipe adan lerma

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obviously, i am taking poetic license, when i say only our own choice can stop us, i don’t mean we could still return to ice skating or other demanding activity, in the same way or right away, if we broke our leg or suffered a stroke

what i do mean though, is we can choose to return if physically able

or we can return to a level of activity within what we are able

if we choose to, because we can choose to do so

should we?

well, for me, that begins to be the inner realm of individual preferences

there are as many sports as people can come up with

even playing with words or images is sport-like

and yoga?

again, for me

there’s a reason, in yoga, it’s called,

playing your edge;-)

Adan Lermablessings everyone ;-)

namaste´- con dios – god be with you

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dVersepoets Prompt : Meeting the Bar: Filling in the Gaps – March Madness

15 Mar
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Post is in response to Meeting the Bar prompt from dVersepoets, hosted by Charles Miller, on the theme of writing a poem that fills in the gaps to why one’s previous poem was written; great intro essay.

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the surround sound around my last poem : original yoga poetry

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dVersepoets Prompt – Meeting the Bar: Filling in the Gaps

hosted by charles miller

my originating poem for this poem, is “march madness” written a few days ago

charles posits that (my bolding),

“More modern poets make up for this disjunction between life and poetry by filling their poems with more and more personal, historical, social, or other details. Many poems try to fill in the gaps left by the disjunction between the moment of poetry and real life by providing enough detail to let you know what gave rise to the poem. No doubt, we aren’t talking about causal events like a chemical producing a reaction but cause defined in terms of meaning, not always directly discernible by observers or instruments.”

he gives examples of “more” meaning using work from ts eliot and dante

of the latter, he says,

“You’ll notice that I haven’t used the term commentary for what Dante does in this work. This is because I don’t think he’s doing literary criticism or dissecting his work like a literary critic does. Instead, he’s trying to show us how all the pieces fit together….”

the prompt intro is a richly written piece of interest to most any poet, and the prompt itself is challenging yet intriguing

this then, is my poem about my previous poem about sports and team work and individualism, why i relished celebrating all that is something that’s sometimes thought of as “just playing sports” ;-)

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The Surround Sound Around My Last Poem

all the fighting in-
fighting and discourse
what is what isn’t
yoga
no brain all heart
all science no emotion
not asanas only meditation
can these yogi-folk not see
they’re arguing which team’ll
win march madness?
height, no speed, nope coaching
yea yea yea
the individual’s nothing the
team’s the diva and yet it’s
all one
yea yea
all one
yea
well
it is or it isn’t
this was my yoga reading world
recently
in the ethers ny times and tweetdom
yoga, slow and done consciously
is where i found my awareness
was hiding
waiting
for me to breathe
ahhhh, yes…
the rest
as dalai man says
is all extra
add ons
trim
and the world
at spring break once again
has an oil gas crisis
again
its
march
madness
‘cept that the latter has
rules
we agreed on
© 2012 adam light creations / adan lerma

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Adan Lermablessings everyone ;-) g’nite

namaste´- con dios – god be with you

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dVersepoets Prompt : Open Link Night 35 – March Madness

13 Mar

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Post is in response to Open Link Night ~ Week 35 prompt from dVersepoets, hosted by Brian Miller.


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dVersepoets Prompt – Open Link Night ~ Week 35

hosted by brian miller

one of the founders of dversepoets, with claudia schoenfeld, brian says this about open link night,

“Welcome to OpenLinkNight!

“What’s that?

“Great question, and if you are just stumbling upon us you are in for a treat. Not because of anything we do but because of you. OpenLinkNight is the poets willing to lay their hearts to the pen, the wind that blows through the doors every week at 3 pm EST and whips into a whirlwind of verse for 33 hours.”

this is, from my experience, a great place to try out your verses, in a community of other poets whose intent is to support, critique, and be respectful – the latter something not always easy to be found ;-)

brian goes on to add,

“OpenLinkNight is all about you. It is about the poets that make this a special place by talking back in the comments, by visiting each other. By interacting.

Interaction is where the magic happens….”

this is often, i’ve found, an active diverse creative group that’s gonna look at your work; i encourage you to give them a try, it’s free ;-)

below is my creative effort of the day for the open link prompt

sports is on my mind, in a large work of poems i recently posted, “101 sports poems,” in a newer sports work in-progress, in the opening of baseball season, the upcoming olympics this summer, and so much more

starting now, of course, is the college playoff mania that stretches to early april

so with that in mind ;-) i give you, my march madness ;-)

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March Madness

oh sure

we know that

sports includes coaches and

players with less than

stellar lives

like

the rest of humanity

but

march madness

for me

is

the holidays continued

in respectful competition with

oneself and others

the internal edge

of yoga

finds the brittle sharp blade

of interactive

experience chipped

into use

elbows find ribs

they’re not connected to

pain

is as much the sweat of analysis as

it is the beat of your heart

at the same breath

moments

in time

become memories stretched

to decades

while

feelings

of endurance

etch the set of your eyes

the shoulders next to you even

on the long bench

depend

on you too

if there’s ever been moments you’ve

been

most alone

it’s when you realize

you’re part of

the team

© 2012 felipe adan lerma

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Adan Lermablessings everyone ;-)

namaste´- con dios – god be with you

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The Indie Spotlight : “101 Sports Poems”

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The Indie Spotlight Feature : “101 Sports Poems” by Felipe Adan Lerma.

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my collection of sports poems “101 Sports Poems” is being featured by “the indie spotlight” whose motto is :

The Indie Spotlight – Where the Independent Author Shines

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what the indie spotlight offers, is a chance to have one’s independent self-published work more widely presented, especially to the growing number of people with ereaders, such as the kindle and nook among others

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a variety of in-depth questions were presented to help the reader know the writer and the work presented a bit better

with baseball season upon us, “101 sports poems” seems the right pitch to make ;-)

indie spotlight’s submission page provides a downloadable questionnaire, and that can be submitted to one of the founders, gregory bernard banks, a published writer and graphic artist

if you are an “indie” writer, i’d highly recommend this opportunity; it is free, easy, makes one think about one’s work a little more broadly, and is of course potentially good pr

the questions are fairly comprehensive, but easy to follow, and my first submission, for “poems for lovers loving & being loved” was presented in a way that showed my work to very nice light

as in my first submission, i also featured two poems as samples for “101 sports poems”

lastly, but also very importantly, the entire submission process and resultant “spotlight” on one’s work, is free – that always helps us new (to the world) writers and artists ;-)

thanks so much, i hope you get to stop by, sincerely,

adan

namaste – con dios – god be with you

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