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Monday, September 20, 2010

Brainfood, Dumpster Diving & Classic Finds

While browsing I found this (& obviously falls under Classic Finds)...



BRAINFOOD:

"Everyone knows that human existence is incomplete. Among those who are especially troubled by this are those who turn to writing. Writing is a way of trying to understand the incompleteness and, if not to heal it, at least to get beyond whatever is merely baffling and oppressive about it."

Goats In A Graveyard

I was recently contacted by Irish poet  
Tomás Ó Cárthaigh inquiring about the following photos taken in Paia Maui. The photos also appear in The Shrine



A. Skies © 2010


A. Skies © 2010

"...insatiable; the affinity of Amber-eyed graveyard goats for the gluttonous graze of wilted bouquets..."


Excerpt: Cemetery Flowers ~By Apryl Skies


This kind and talented Sir asked for my blessing in that he write a poem inspired by this photo. The outcome is the video on the link below
...a timeless gift...
Go raibh maith agat

~Apryl Skies~



Movie Review: BOSTON GIRLS

CAMILLE SOLARI
...is KILLER

in 
BOSTON GIRLS





        Boston Girls, an edgy and provocative film about two femme fatales with a serious vendetta for cheating men.  Armed with a list reminiscent of Kill Bill, these girls won’t rest until the last scumbag has been offed. Starring the sexy and multi-faceted, female powerhouse Camille Solari and the alluring Shay Astar, Boston Girls is one not to miss.
Haunted by vicious memories of their past, tainted with rape and violence, these two Boston snow bunnies tour the town on a mad killing spree with a taste for blood and justice. Boston Girls will leave you reeling with the twisted crime scenes these two leave behind, but their vengeful rampage doesn’t stop with cheating men because after all, it takes two to tango. Things get heated when the two catch their own boy toys red handed... a brutal scene of love gone wrong and that’s just the beginning.  With Boston PD on their trail and a media frenzy of angry housewives, these two have every sewing circle in Boston buzzing with praise. With the ferocity of Natural Born Killers, Solari and Astar use their feminine wiles to exterminate their targets one by one, “Like a rabid dog that needs to be put down…” these boys get what’s coming to them!
A cleverly-written script, colorful characters and a cast that can’t be beat; Camille Solari’s fierce and compelling performance is authentic, intense and clearly worthy of note.
Sexy, seductive and packing heat…
revenge is a bitch and Boston Girls is KILLER!!!

Review by
~Apryl Skies~
.Author  Poet Filmmaker.
www.EdgarAllanPoet.com

To see the trailer click on the link below:

BOSTON GIRLS TRAILER

Movie Review: IRONHORSE

Movie Review Of The Week
 IRONHORSE


By Chris J. Miller


    Ironhorse is an instant classic. This film is an obscure tale of two artists and one mad scientist who is hell-bent on utilizing his evil potion to bring inanimate objects to life.
  This potpourri of mixed media is not for the faint of heart, the gruesome kill scenes are both entertaining as well as a stroke of brilliant innovation by Director Chris J. Miller. The musical score which features Bagpipe Requiem by the talented Eric Lutes is both maddening and clever. These musical compositions paired with the seemingly drunken perceptions and surrealistic imagery is nothing short of captivating. Lydia Blaisdell-Miller lends her angelic voice to the score as Cynthia with her naturally poetic performance. This film offers a wide array of characters all colorful, peculiar and often…murderous, each haunted by their own personal demons. It is more than an artsy indie flick, it is uniquely haunting and absurd, but not without depth.

Ironhorse is an imaginative and maniacal dance of psychedelic gore and macabre.

BUY IT ON AMAZON:


Review Written By Apryl Skies

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Featured Guest Poet Kevin Craig

A poem written Exclusively for Edgar Allan PoeT



Sleep And Other Things Lost
                                                     ~By Kevin Craig

In the absence of ardor and peaceable wits,
madness creeps and fondly sits
in the recesses of a withering mind

Oh lover, oh lover,
please do not have strayed far,
the latch remains open
and the door left ajar
Ajar, ajar it’s been left ajar!
Return to its creaking and popping
while sweeping,
again to the door left ajar...   

Last night I sat at bed-foot,
in dire need of rest-but
through eyes that plead for slumber,
which failed thy sheep by numbers
I could not find that foe of mine

Awake I dream, dreaming,
a life in peril seeming, loneliness impeding
This, my stagnant, life’s redeeming--
Now, if never should come to me a wink in time
This abandoned, weightless heart might sink
Into a pool of envy
for that elusive foe of mine.

Hours pass now ever slow,
since love hath wondered thru that door
ignoring a hearts wretched implore
and with it took a wholesome mind
and left the decomposing kind
Worsened by the disappearance,
an overwhelming known coherence        
That I too miss that foe of mine.
*   *   * 

ABOUT THE POET

Kevin Craig © 2010
Photo courtesy of Kevin Craig
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Kevin Craig, the writer of “Warm Salt” and “I Should Learn To Write” is a poet of humble introspection. A man of few words, but full of song and verse. His extensive collection of poetry, which consists mostly of free verse is both intimate and profound. His perspective holds the reader with a simplistic charm which never disappoints.

“I know the rules, but to me, poetry is about being honest, showing something of yourself, be it beautiful or horrific, that is where the true art lies. Because art is subjective, I see no reason to always fit into a perfect square.”

      Kevin proclaims that although he has only begun to develop his voice he continues to write and inspire because it has become a part of his life in a way he never expected. The process of creating expression has created in him a desire to connect with the world through poetry.

      Kevin Craig’s voice is original, memorable and made of stone. If this is the mere cusp of Craig’s poetic sway, without a doubt, there is certainly more to look forward to…
You can also listen to Kevin's spoken word by clicking  HERE
For more information about this writer contact EdgarAllanPoet

Featured Guest Poet - MICHAEL DIGREGORIO

Proudly Presents
* * *
Featured Guest Poet -
MICHAEL DIGREGORIO

July 2010

LOST IN THE NOVEL
SWINDLE
OH FAIR TRADE YOU SAY
I WILL WALK CONVENIENT
A SAVVY TRIP
WILL NOT BITTER MY LEAD
OR RID MY WITS
A FAIR DASH OF SMILE TREAT
THE DIM LIGHT OF TRAGIC FEET
NO CARDS HERE
MUTE AND SAVVY
I SILENCE MY TOLL
READING AGAIN NEW WORDS
WITH CANDLE BEARING A SCENE
TRAGIC AND WITH FLICKERING LIGHT.+






MICHAEL DIGREGORIO © 2010
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FORWARD

OH GREAT TENDER FEET
SO SLIGHT SO SWEET
WHAT SPACE WILL I MEET
AS I  DANCE WITH THESE FEET
NEGOTIATE  I  SHALL
IN DARKNESS AND LIGHT
EACH STEP THAT I TAKE
EACH  PATTERN I  MAKE
BRINGS ME CLOSER TO THINGS
I USED TO FORSAKE

 MICHAEL DIGREGORIO © 2010

Current and Recent Appearances

" I remember standing outside the Cobalt Cafe on Sherman way waiting to hear Fuzzbyte play...I wonder what happened to those guys, its been awhile but I still remember those green and white stickers posted all over town..." ~Apryl Skies

It's not a bar, it's not a coffee shop and its not really a cafe' at all ( I for one, am all for embracing the ironic!)...but its classic, its nostalgic and many of our favorite local bands have made a name there. In the San Fernando Valley, we love our Cobalt Cafe.

A poetry reading every Tuesday Night. Come every 3rd Tuesday for the Valley Contemporary Poets. Click on the link below for more information:

 The Cobalt Cafe

Recent Appearances

Tuesday  August 24, 2010
22047 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA
91303

9:00 PM
Host - Rick Lupert

Guest poet:
Alicia Winski - Seattle WA
Running On Fumes


A Song Beneath Silence 
Chapter One - Lyrica

Prologue
Imprints the Trilogy
And When Light
That Whiskey Blue Sway

Elements & Angels - FEB 2011

Quotations
En(trance)
Names, Flames & Open Doors

_____________________________

Soapbox Sessions
Host - Jason Brain
 

Coffee Bean &
Tea Leaf
Encino


Guest poet:
Alicia Winski - Seattle WA
Running On Fumes


Thursday August 19, 2010
16101 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 180
Encino CA, 91316

7:00 PM

A Song Beneath Silence 
Chapter One - Lyrica

...And When Light
The Girl With the Butterfly
That Whiskey Blue Sway

Chapter Four - Gothica
The Invitation

____________________________


Soapbox Sessions
Host - Jason Brain


Coffee Bean &
Tea Leaf
Encino

Thursday March 18 2010
16101 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 180
Encino CA, 91316

7:00 PM

A Song Beneath Silence - Chapter One
Prologue, Imprints,  - Pgs 12-16
That Whiskey Blue Sway Pg. 46
________________________________


Cobalt Cafe Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - Akamu The Fisher King, That Whiskey Blue Sway, October Ghosts, The Volte-face Opinions of Dandelions


Cobalt Cafe Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - That Whiskey Blue Sway (see poetry Page, Chapter Lyrica 


Cobalt CafeMarch 31, 2009 - Imprints: the Trilogy

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Unexpected ~ By Apryl Skies

From IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN 
February 2012

The Unexpected

Under a firelight, shining distance
Angels observe with wings spread wide
Orion arches his bow
Above the hills of Los Angeles
And beneath this hazy sky
Where an unexpected stranger
Enters Neptune’s orbit,
Love spills over like wine
or April rain.

In the air, a scent of something
Unexpected, destined, new.
Somewhere an infant cries
In this crowded, crumbling house
Where its weary eves bend
Beneath this heavy dale of time
And with the independence of St. Lucia
A ghost wanders these narrow hallways
creaking the wooden floor boards
And tells a tale
Unfolding like a wailing accordion
In this settled unquiet.

An old woman rocks in her chair
With, gray locks twisted tightly
Like a cinnamon pastry
Her tiny frame swallowed up
By colorful quilts sewn
with two crooked, calloused hands.

In the backyard orange groves bend
Bearing fruit, as the grapevine
Trolls the terrace in search of sun
And beneath this February storm
Rabbits seek the dry warmth refuge
Of handmade hutches,
Crafted of wire and wood.

This day arrives with joy and fear,
Tears of uncertainty and celebration.
A bouquet of flowers
Stands tall in the dining room
And in its smiling, bold beauty

…renders the poet a name.


Apryl Skies © 2011

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Skye the Troll & Other Fairy Tales

  BE ENCHANTED!
OCTOBER 2010

Apryl Skies creates a world of poetic fantasy and enchantment for children of all ages in this series of whimsical fairy tales and poetry. This exciting series of inspiring musings by Skies is based on the cartoon series on DVD, 


 
Polyphony - Be You And Accept Me Too!, winner of the 2010 Gold Pixie Award. Skye The Troll was first featured in clay animation, but with illustrations by Brandon Morino, Skye returns to delight and comes alive on the page. This book includes BIG Fish, Never Ranglebee The Mangle Tree, Rain or shine, Brave Pirate Joe and many, many more.

Author Alicia Winski

Edgar Allan Poet’s Featured Guest Poet…

Alicia Winski

Tattoo You

Time to pack away
All your letters
I really knew better
Than to keep them
This long

And I guess
I’ll have to stop
Listening
To music so
I don’t have to
Hear “our song”

The pictures you sent?
They'll be put in a drawer
I really can’t
Look at them anymore

I’ll no longer retain those
Reminders of you
But what I’ll do
Is tattoo you
Inside my head
And late at night
When I’m in bed
Fast asleep
I can hold
And keep ...

you in my dreams….

A. Winski © 2010

Alicia Winski of Seattle has gained an envious, U.S. & international fan base. The internet being the paved road to publication for many writers worldwide. Alicia has proven she can write and inspire alongside the best of them. Fans know her as Ms. Wizard, quite fitting indeed, as she has the ability to turn words into magic and her fans just can't get enough. Her poem My Immortal has continued to draw online fans to seek more of her works since its publication by Liquid Imagination.

Her unique voice and playful rhymes are only two of the many trademarks that fans have grown to expect. Winski has a craft that is melodic, honest and often times quite sultry. Her words encompass strength, courage and a passionate perspective on life and love through the eyes of a poet.

Alicia, comes from a long history of writers, so it’s no wonder she has more to offer than simply poetry. Ms.Winski also has the ability to impress with short stories as well as by creating music. Having a creative outlet to express emotion has helped Alicia sustain and heal through life’s many uphill battles. Although she admits many of her musings have been written in times of personal struggle she goes on to say,

“I generally like to slide into a pair of sunglasses and just walk amongst humanity. People WILL talk if you ask them questions. So I'd have to say that humanity is probably my biggest inspiration.”

Although there is no release date as of yet, Alicia Winski is now in the process of concluding the manuscript for her first collection of poems and stories soon to be released. Surely Edgar Allan Poet will be the first to know…


~Please take a moment to view and support our featured guest~
Poetry and Short Stories by Alicia Winski can be found on the following links:


www.EdgarAllanPoet.com
www.CalliopesCloset.com





Edgar & Lenore's Publishing House -Current Publications

Thank you for viewing 

                                              Edgar & Lenore's Publishing House 

 founded By Apryl Skies in 2007, E & L has since published 4 books 
& 1 Film which includes:


Available September 2010
Skye The Troll & Other Fairy Tales For Children 
 By Apryl Skies

Pre sale $12.99 through September 21, 2010 - $1 per book sold will be donated to St Jude Children's Hospital to help support Children suffering from cancer.

http://shop.polyphonypictures.com/product.sc?productId=25&categoryId=1

Apryl Skies creates a world of poetic fantasy and enchantment or children of all ages in this series of whimsical fairytales and poems. This exciting series of inspiring musings by Skies is based on the cartoon series on DVD


Polyphony – Be You And Accept Me Too!, winner of the 2010 Gold Pixie Award. Skye The Troll was first featured in clay animation, but with Illustrations By Brandon Morino, Skye returns to delight and comes alive on the page. This book includes BIG Fish, Rain or shine, Brave Pirate Joe and many more,  many more. 


February 21, 2010 


A Song Beneath Silence: A Collection Of Poetry and Verse - 
By Apryl Skies



 A SONG BENEATH SILENCE (Black and White Version) is a captivating collection of evocative poetry by Author & Filmmaker Apryl Skies. Beauty often emerges from the most unexpected places and this concept is intricately weaved throughout her charismatic literary debut. This collection is an engaging journey through a poetic labyrinth and an intimate look at the lines that blur; dreams and reality. "...and my hands have grown old writing this poem, like a poet watching flowers grow as angels tow the hours." Painted of possibility, perception and hope: A Song Beneath Silence ~By Apryl Skies, is a colorful and expressive odyssey that touches upon the delicate human condition unlike any other.


January 2010-


Running On Fumes is a captivating and clever collection of poetry that is bold, intimate and refreshingly honest. Author Alicia Winski, through her unique voice, playful spirit and often unpredictable perspective, captures a point of view which holds passion, compassion and resiliency with fearless abandon. This collection includes her most tender and intimate pieces such as 'night Mother, A Lesson In Lonely and Tides, as well as her much anticipated chapter entitled Flame Thrower, in which she tackles some of her most controversial topics with a brave, yet graceful voice, that breaks through the barriers of personal struggle, self doubt and grief. Within these pages you will find the integral ingredients of which strength, hope and resolution are made of. Magical, witty and wise are the works of Alicia Winski and Running On Fumes is fierce and unforgettable.

 November 21, 2009

A Song Beneath Silence: A Collection of Poetry & Photography 
By Apryl Skies

Includes full color photographs. 

A SONG BENEATH SILENCE is a captivating collection of evocative poetry from the heart and soul of Apryl Skies. Beauty often emerges from the most unexpected places and this concept is intricately weaved throughout her charismatic literary debut. This collection is an engaging journey through a poetic labyrinth and an intimate look at the lines that blur; dreams and reality. ...and my hands have grown old writing this poem, like a poet watching flowers grow as angels tow the hours... Painted of possibility, perception and hope: A Song Beneath Silence ~By Apryl Skies, is a colorful and expressive odyssey that touches upon the delicate human condition unlike any other.