Ascent Aspirations Magazine News September 2013 Issue

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Ascent Aspirations Magazine News September 2013 Issue
Ascent Aspirations Current Issue September 2013

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The Annual Ascent Aspirations Print Anthology September 2013

Title: What We Carry Home – An Anthology of Narrative Prose and Poetry

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http://ascentaspirations.ca/ascentspring2013.htmNew Spoken Word Videos 
Each month we will be featuring two spoken word artists. This month with the double issue, we have four highly acclaimed spoken word poets,

 Robert Priest and Magpie Ullysses
  Submissions
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We accept submissions year round and decide on placement of accepted submissions for future issues. At present we are attempting to read submissions once a week for all the submissions submitted for that week.
Accepting poetry for June 2014 and beyond. (We will be publishing 9 poets per issue.)
Accepting short fiction for June 2014 and beyond. (We will be publishing 4 short stories per issue.)
Accepting visual art for June 2014 and beyond. (We will be publishing 2 to 3 exhibits per issue.)
Accepting Spoken word videos already uploaded to YouTube for November 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 2 spoken word artists per issue.)
Accepting essays for October 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 2 essays per issue.)
Accepting book reviews for December 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 1 to 2 reviews per issue.)Archived Copies of Ascent Aspirations Print Magazine 
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of Anthologies 4 to 8 are looking for a home. 
$6.00 a copy (shipping included).
We are no longer publishing a print magazine so these copies are becoming collector’s items. Special offer. See details.

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Small Corners, An Album of Poetry by Pat Smekal
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Stones Anthology Available on-line
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The Memory Shop and Other Stories
This anthology is now in its second printing after a very successful launch. It contains 10 stories for young people with 10 artistic responses from 10 accomplished artists. The art work is not an illustration but a work of art and can be purchased at The Old School House in Qualicum Beach.
TOSH http://www.theoldschoolhouse.org
New Work by Frequent Exhibiting Artist, Patricia Carroll

WordStorm: Tuesday September 24th, Demeter’s Coffee Vault, 499 Wallace St. Nanaimo featuring Caroline Adderson, Pearl Luke and Dawn Kresan
 

Tom O’Bedlam Reads Poems.

According to Wiki:
The term “Tom O’Bedlam” was used in Early Modern Britain and later to describe beggars and vagrants who had or feigned mental illness (see also Abraham-men). They claimed, or were assumed, to have been former inmates at the Bethlem Royal Hospital (Bedlam). It was commonly thought that inmates were released with authority to make their way by begging, though this is probably untrue. If it happened at all the numbers were certainly small, though there were probably large numbers of mentally ill travellers who turned to begging, but had never been near Bedlam. It was adopted as a technique of begging, or a character. For example, Edgar in King Lear disguises himself as mad “Tom O’Bedlam”.tom obedlam reads poetry

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Gold: (PoeimaPoetry) A New Book Of Poetry by Barbara Crooker.

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Barbara Crooker’s poems have appeared in magazines such as The Green Mountains Review, The Hollins Critic, The Christian Science Monitor, Smartish Pace, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Nimrod, The Denver Quarterly, The Tampa Review, Poetry International, The Christian Century, America and anthologies such as The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Good Poems for Hard Times (Viking Penguin), Boomer Girls (University of Iowa Press), and Commonwealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (Penn State University Press). She is the recipient of the 2007 Pen and Brush Poetry Prize, the 2006 Ekphrastic Poetry Award from Rosebud, the 2004 WB Yeats Society of New York Award, the 2004 Pennsylvania Center for the Book Poetry in Public Places Poster Competition, the 2003 Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, the 2003 “April Is the Cruelest Month” Award from Poets & Writers, the 2000 New Millenium Writing’s Y2K competition, the 1997 Karamu Poetry Award, and others, including three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, fifteen residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; a residency at the Moulin a Nef, Auvillar, France; and a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland. A thirty-two time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and five time nominee for Best of the Net, she was a 1997 Grammy Awards Finalist for her part in the audio version of the popular anthology, Grow Old Along With Me–The Best is Yet to Be (Papier Mache Press). Her books are Radiance, which won the 2005 Word Press First Book competition and was a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize; Line Dance, which came out from Word Press in 2008 and won the 2009 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence; More (C&R Press, 2010); and Gold (Cascade Books, a division of Wipf and Stock, in their Poeima Poetry Series, 2013). Her poetry has been read on the BBC, the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Company), and by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac. She has read her poems in the Poetry at Noon series at the Library of Congress, in Auvillar, France, and many other venues.

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Barbara Crooker appeared frequently in the old Poetry Life & Times over the last decade & at present her works can be viewed at the New Poetry Life & Times www.artvilla.com/plt   I am pleased to introduce yet another and her latest book of poems, which has already received good reviews, so there is little more that I can add to that.  robin@artvilla.com  editor@artvilla.com