Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Not All Birds Sing"

The world is trembling.

A lot has happened in the past couple of weeks: massacre in Libya; earthquake in Japan; bomb blast in Jerusalem. The legendary Elizabeth Taylor is dead. I have endured a few personal losses too. And so have others close to me. But let's not talk about the chaos and my thoughts on the mayhem until next week. It's Thursday morning. Another day closer to the weekend. Time to get a little less morose.

Nietzsche said, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Like the rest of the human race, I too am hanging in there, waiting for this March madness to dissipate. And few bright clouds to shine over us. It's the hope that keeps us all going, right?

Here comes some good news on an otherwise ordinary day: my first, cross-genre, collaborative collection of poetry is now available for purchase. The book, "Not All Birds Sing," contains a unique blend of art and poems.

Claire Watson, a visual artist, and I met at a writers' residency in Europe. We instantly clicked. And became good friends. Aside from our common taste in humor, wine, long walks, and sightseeing, we bonded over our respect for the creative life. And that's how the book was conceptualized. We trusted each other's strengths and compensated for the weakness.

Take a look, you won't be disappointed!

Thank you to each one of you for all your support and encouragement. After all, artists and writers are nothing without the love and acceptance of their audience.

A side note: if you are in the Kew Gardens area on Sunday, March 27 send me an email. I will be reading FICTION at an incredible cafe along with Jay Neugeboren that afternoon.

More until next time,

Copyright © 03.24.2011

"To have great poets there must be great audiences too." Walt Whitman

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