After a long hiatus of being just a writer I’m going back to filmmaking and I’m starting off by making some sketches. If you or any of your friends local to Los Angeles are interested in helping out, I’m looking for CREW and ACTORS interested in doing short comedy pieces. I have several lined up and can use a variety of shapes, sizes, etc.
Inside Issue #11 you will find many some shorties-but-goodies tailored for the short-attention spanners of the 21st century. You will find my two poems (“a wolf eats his prey” and “a leaf falls slowly”) at any of the following venues:
Kindle (half price)
Don’t pass up this opportunity to read some great new poetry for free or, for a small sum, in print.
Support Three Line Poetry and modern poetry!
A few weeks ago I submitted 23 finished poems to literary magazines all over the country. As of today, I have 3 / 7 accepted for publication. One has already been posted at Drunk Monkeys (“Edith Wharton and Old Samurai Movies“) while the other two, accepted at ThreeLinePoetry.com, are still forthcoming. Any day now, rejection letters will come pouring through my door, but until then I’m going to remain naively optimistic.
Here’s to a great year so far!
In other news, after two months I’ve finally managed to post my last two art photography video slideshows on my portfolio (Monochrome and Ruminations in Sand, 2011 and 2012 respectively). Be sure to check them out and let me know what you think.
I’m done with my experimentation in beautifying point-and-click wide-angle photography. Upgrading to a bigger camera soon. Since I’m on a budget, I’m looking at the Canon T2i or Nikon D5100, plus a medium (15-55mm) and long lens (either 50-250mm or hopefully 75-300mm).
Also, my two latest film projects are well underway: Eggies (post and pics coming soon) and an as-of-yet untitled serious short film which is currently being scripted. More on those projects later.
Until then, keep on dreaming and creating. We were given imagination so that we could weave worlds without. Remember that.
Just posted my latest art photography collection entitled Ruminations in Sand (click to view on my portfolio).
This is a bi-coastal collection, featuring photographs from Wells Beach, Maine and Laguna Beach, California and many in between.
Here are a few samples below:
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My latest published work (“My 30th”) can be found in the new poetry anthology called The Poetic Bond, edited by Trevor Maynard. Please purchase a copy and support all the poets who contributed to this creative work.
“The purpose in putting together this anthology is to harness poetry through social media and to engage actively in sharing poetry with other poets and bringing poetry to the general public. This collection of poems is the work of a group of poets connected through the global professional networking website LinkedIn.com, and in particular, but not exclusively, the LinkedIn group called, “Poetry, Review and Discuss.””
Meet the poets: http://www.trevormaynard.com/Meet%20the%20Poets.htm.
To read more about the anthology, please visit the website at www.thepoeticbond.com.
You may purchase a copy through Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Poetic-Bond-anthology-professional-networking/dp/1466498412.
Or directly from the website: http://www.thepoeticbond.com/paylinepage.htm.
My first three photography albums are now available for viewing under “Visual” while two of them have also been in into surreal slideshows with music (called Grit and Beauty, respectively) under “Motion.” Alternatively, you can view them on my YouTube channel.
Also take a look at my first video poem, The Age of Decline.
New photography albums coming before the end of the year. Stay tuned! I’m including samples from an album in progress called Ruminations in Sand.
Back in the day the Internet consisted of two parts: (1) porn, and (2) advertisements for porn. People would say they used the Internet for “research” but we know they were masturbating to Internet porn.
Then along came a little website called
MySpace Facebook (“facebook” or “fb”), knocking #2 off its pedestal, so that the Internet internets became one part porn and one part
“What about lolcats?” you ask, or, “WHAT ABOUT MY FRIKKIN PRON??!!!11”
Porn Pron is now found via Google using such tools as “Google Image Search” or “Google Video Search” and thus pron is now a subsidiary of Google. Lolcats remain more prolific than ever, but only through their conduits, Google and fb. No one can deny the compelling awesomeness of Lolcats, pron, fb and Google combined, which is why we invented smartphones, so that we could increasingly ignore reality in favor of lolcats, anywhere in the world, 24/7. Which leads us to this conclusory, if not rhetorical, question: What did people do before lolcats?