Johntext Subscribers

Johntext

Yesterday I checked the number of subscribers on Johntext. We can be very satisfied. The total amount of all subscribers on Johntext is a five-digit number!!!

The first authors on Johntext – John P. Matthew from Mumbai (Johntext India) and Laura Lamarca from United Kingdom (Johntext United Kingdom) have a lot of subscribers because they had the most time and because they set value on good articles.

But numbers are not everything. What I want and wish most for 2015 and the coming years is that the real background of Johntext – to create literature with purpose to help – will lead to texts or books which help others…

Hans-Jürgen John ist Hans John (@rafaelofirst) auf Twitter und Hans.John.16 auf Facebook. Hans bloggt auf www.johntext.de und www.tage-bau.de

Reading in San Antonio

I’m so excited to be reading Saturday in San Antonio with Amy King, Jen Knox, Joani Reese, Nan Cuba, Gary L. Hardaway, Bill Yarrow, Jane Hammons, Rachel Jennings, JR Helton, Lynn Beighley, Steve Adams, and Cynthia Bechhold. Great people, great writers! (This is for you, Ann-Marie Madden Irwin)

http://saindielit.blogspot.com

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The Farming Blog

Photo by Alistar Harris

The Farming Life

This morning I opened a Google alert to find that this gorgeous farming blog (The Farming Life) had shared my poem “I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast” as part of an inspiring photo essay about their farm. They also quoted an answer I gave Okla Elliott for the magazine “As It Ought To Be”.

I love this farm (Origins) and everything they stand for–sustainability, health, love, service. And seeing farming and poetry come together like this, well, it feeds my heart…

http://originsfarm.com/this-farming-life-2-13-15/

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Americanmicroreviews

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My sentiments exactly: Poems have feelings too. Thank you, Wesley Rothman, for this bold, informed, complex reading of Cosmos.

http://www.americanmicroreviews.com/i-ate-the-cosmos-for-breakfast-by-melissa-studdard

Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext. Visit her personal homepage www.melissastuddard.com and find out about events and her books and contact her on http://www.melissastuddard.com/#!connect More information is available on Wikipedia.

Life and Legends

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I’m thrilled to have poems in the second issue of the exciting new journal, Life and Legends, which seeks to build a bridge between east and west. The issue contains a fantastic editorial by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis and is a feast of interviews, translations, poems and ekphrastic responses. So many of my favorite writers are in this issue! Special thanks also to Guest Editor Jennifer Reeser.

http://lifeandlegends.com/inaugural-issue/life-legend-2/

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Before Order: A Poet’s Tale

The following article was posted on SHE WRITES

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” —A. A. Milne

Six Weeks To Yehidah
I wrote my novel by the seat of my pants. I created characters I was in love with, and I let them tell me what they wanted to do. It was easy to “organize.” There was a plot, and I rolled along, adventure after adventure, discovering the way as I happened upon it. Organization was holistic, organic—as easy as breathing.

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Melissa Studdard Poems

“Melissa Studdard’s high-flying, bold poetic language expresses an erotic appetite for the world: ‘this desire to butter and eat the stars,’ as she says, in words characteristically large yet domestic, ambitious yet chuckling at their own nerve. This poet’s ardent, winning ebullience echoes that of God, a recurring character here, who finds us Her children, splotchy, bawling and imperfect though we are, ‘flawless in her omniscient eyes.’”
-–Robert Pinsky

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I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast

I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast

I am so excited and honored to announce that my poetry collection, I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, has been released. Yay. Yippee. Hooray. Hot Diggity Dog. POET OVER THE MOON!

Melissa Studdard

Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext. Visit her personal homepage www.melissastuddard.com and find out about events and her books and contact her on http://www.melissastuddard.com/#!connect More information is available on Wikipedia.