I Was Ketchup On My Own Sleeve

I’m so happy to see a re-run of my poem “Integrating the Shadow” at New World Review. This poem was originally published in Redheaded Stepchild and later appeared in my collection, I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, as well as in Verse Daily, Recours au Poème, and Ishaan Literary Review. I wrote this poem years ago, and I love to think of it out there now traveling around on its own.

http://www.neworldreview.com/vol_11No_77/poem-studdard.php

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Fiction Earth: Episode 1

 

 

Here’s a fun new podcast hosted by Paul Harrison. I was delighted to be on the first episode, along with Shaindel Beers. Below are Paul’s notes about the show and a link to the Fiction Earth website.

Fiction Earth Podcast 1: With Melissa Studdard And Shaindel Beers. 

Welcome to the Fiction Earth podcast.

In this first podcast I had the pleasure of chatting with poet, authors and teachers Melissa Studdard and Shaindel Beers.

In this first podcast we discuss poetry, writing, creativity, personal inspiration, and also throw in a little bit of fun and nerdy entertainment.

On the podcast

Shaindel, Melissa and myself had a fantastic chat and covered everything from spirituality to Star Trek, as well as looking at personal inspirations and motivations.

Hope you enjoy the podcast.

Melisa Studdard And Shaindel Beers Discuss Poetry And Creativity–Podcast

 

 

 

A Virtual Interview with Melissa Studdard

She asked what I’d say to other writers, and I said, “You have the opportunity to thrill someone the way your favorite writers have thrilled you. You have the potential to be someone else’s favorite writer. Isn’t that wonderful?”

Thanks to Cindy Huyser for this interview and these great questions in preparation for tomorrow’s reading.

I’ll be at BookWoman in Austin at 7 PM tomorrow night!

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Melissa Studdard will be the feature for the 2nd Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic at BookWoman (5501 N. Lamar) on Thursday, March 10, 2016  from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m.

Background

Melissa Studdard is host of VIDA Voices & Views, an editor for American Microreviews and Interviews, and a judge for the monthly Goodreads ¡Poetry! Group contest. She is also the author of the novel, Six Weeks to Yehidah, a poetry collection, I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfastand a collection of interviews, The Tiferet Talk Interviews. Her awards include the Forward National Literature Award and the International Book Award, among others.

Her poetry, fiction, essays, reviews and articles have appeared in a wide range of publications, including Poets & Writers, Tupelo Quarterly, Psychology TodayPleiades, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day. Of her debut poetry collection, I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, Robert Pinsky…

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Indiewire Review of Dan Sickles’ Film Adaptation of “I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast”

Amazing, amazing, glorious beauty. Via Indiewire’s review, here is Dan Sickles’ lush, primeval, sensuous film interpretation of my short poem “I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast,” shot on location in Puerto Rico. And huge thanks to the good folks at Motionpoems & VIDA: Women in Literary Arts for making this happen!

Paperback Release of I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast

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Fantastic News: Many of you have written me to inquire about a paperback release of ‘I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast’ to use for teaching. It’s here! And it is discounted for your students through Ingram. It’s not quite showing up on the Amazon search yet, but here’s a link you can use for Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0988944766 —
And here are the ISBN Numbers: ISBN-10: 0988944766
ISBN-13: 978-0988944763

YAY!