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June 12, 2015

I finished revising the upcoming “A City of Trees: poems of tribute 1” this week.  It’s the prequel to the Bukowski-inspired “What Good’s a View of the Charles…?” (2013). Both from ALL CAPS PUBLISHING.

And the proof arrived for “Playground: poems” by Margie Shaheed, winner of the 2014 Hidden Charm Press Poetry Chapbook Contest.  So the book will be out this month.

So guess how productive I feel right now!  Here’s my Amazon page, with three books I’ve written and the Extra MoJo! anthology I edited.  I will post links when the new books are officially launched.  Now, off to rest my brain!

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_gnr_fkmr0?rh=i%3Astripbooks%2Ck%3Amignon+Ariel&keywords=mignon+Ariel&ie=UTF8&qid=1434154484

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JANUARY, 2015

1) My first published poem of 2015!

https://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/airmail-by-mignon-ariel-king-i-am-waiting-poetry-series/

2) Links to the published books of my autobiographical pentalogy. 
[Book II, v.2 of the poetry (trilogy within a trilogy) “A City of Trees” will also be published this spring by ALL CAPS Publishing.]

Book I (memoir) 
How a survivor of the 1990s race, class, and gender wars in academe transformed into a middle-aged writer and small-press publisher.
http://www.amazon.com/Dropping-Mask-non-Academic-reflections-womanist/dp/061598889X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418603122&sr=8-1&keywords=dropping+the+mask

Book II (poetry) 
Inspired by the poetry of Charles Bukowski.
http://www.amazon.com/What-Goods-View-Charles-tribute/dp/061589609X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418603345&sr=8-1&keywords=what+good%27s+a+view+of+the+charles%3F

Book III (novella) 
A love story for people with brains.
http://www.amazon.com/Concrete-Wish-modern-fable/dp/0615920179/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418603584&sr=8-1&keywords=a+concrete+wish

 

3)  I’ve finished my novella (Ramshackled), which is more of a novelette, and will be publishing it along with 26 microfiction tales about 26 women (working title: Rosebud).

4)  I forgot.  I did a lot of bookmaking last year.  Exhausting!  But it’s nice to see it all booked up this year.

 

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March 15, 2014

Only halfway through the month, here I am posting.  Awake at midnight with pain shooting down my spine and the backs of my legs.  Sniffing a menthol stick because my allergies are acting up – allergic to a sunny day? – or maybe it’s a cold because my heart is racing a bit.  Cannot get comfortable worth a damn!

Yet, I feel crazy-happy!  The cover of my memoir is done.  I still can’t do page numbers, so don’t ask when it will be published, but it’s done.  And the feature for my Buk tribute poems was fantastic Monday.  Yup, I’m wiped out for a week after one social engagement/creative work event, but I’m pretty tired after a day of laundry too yet laundry doesn’t leave me smiling like in the photo below!

Dropping the Mask Coming from Hidden Charm Press Artwork: copyright 2012 Patricia Wallace Jones
Dropping the Mask (Coming 2014, Hidden Charm Press)
Art:  “With My Own Eyes”  C. 2012 Patricia Wallace Jones
Celebrating Women's History Month at Stone Soup Poetry - the Buk feature
Celebrating Women’s History Month at Stone Soup Poetry – the Buk feature

photo by shannon o’connor

 

 

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March 3, 2014

I was just about to complain about the achy-breakies from dust-bustering the cat-hair-matted rug because the vacuum is on the fritz (Read: D.E.A.D.).  Then Buzzzzzzzz.  UPS man.  The books for my poetry feature are here!  I didn’t have money to buy a final copy for months, thus only had the glossy sample from November.

This is the first time I’ve seen the matte covers.  They are beautiful!  Now if 6 people buy a $10 copy at my feature at Stone Soup Poetry, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge, MA a week from today (hint, hint) I can pay two bills I ignored to buy my own books.  Hey, when we say we’re starving artists, it’s no exaggeration!  😎

Look out, Cambridge, here I come!!!

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Feb. 15, 2014

I forgot my Feb. post.  What’s to say?  The pinched nerve in my back recovery and the chronic neck strains are better than one might expect in winter, so maybe I can get back to semi-regular walking (still dodging snowstorms here in New England 🙂 ).  At least I’ve gotten in some typing, edits on the memoir -so it might be done in March.  In general I have problems if I sit at a table instead of lying on 4 pillows to type.  Typing lying down doesn’t work!  Frustrating as heck.

SILVER LINING???

1.  Somehow I’ve managed to squeeze out two of my goal three books so I can publish in 3 genres in 12 months to celebrate the big 5-0!   Instead of re-posting everything, here it is on HCP:  http://hiddencharmpress.com/

2.  I have a feature of the poetry on March 10, 2014. 8-10pm Stone Soup.  $5 cover.  My book will be $10 (if I have any left by 9pm, usual feature time).  And I’m doing a radio show in spring.  Perhaps the memoir will be out then too.

I’m feeling pretty good about 2013, my year of prose and transitioning to more Publishing, behind-the-scenes work.  But I’m psyched to read.  I haven’t read at all since August, haven’t featured since May?  June?

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MY NEW BOOK!

The long -awaited (well, I was on the edge of my seat anyhow) second volume of poems from Book II of my autobiographical trilogy has been published.  Many thanks to Marian Kent of ALL CAPS Publishing!

http://www.amazon.com/What-Goods-View-Charles-tribute/dp/061589609X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383579780&sr=1-1&keywords=mignon+ariel+king

Cover image by Hans Engelman (Dutch, 1981).  Thank you very much to his daughter for letting me use it!  Engelman began painting Black nudes in the ’60s, so there’s no telling when this beautiful sister actually posed for the first sketches and paintings vs. when the artist finished and signed it.

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Featured Reader Next Tuesday

Update: I read from the mss. of what would become volume 2 of my autobiographical poetry trilogy within a trilogy: What Good’s a View of the Charles…?  (ALL CAPS Publishing, 2013)

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I will be reading as part of the feature next Tuesday in Cambridge from Bagels with the Bards No. 3.  This is my writing community’s anthology, and there will be approximately 25 of us 50 Bards, each reading his or her own poem and possibly that of a missing comrade in pens.  If our Saturday mornings together are any indication, it’ll be a blast!

“Following the reading you are invited to mingle with the Bards at a wine and cheese reception. (A donation of $3 is requested to help with the cost.) The reading is held in the living room in front of the Fireplace of Cambridge Co-Housing at 175 Richdale Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140.  CCH is 3 blocks from the Redline at Porter Square. A parking consideration was requested from the City of Cambridge from 6:30-10:30 pm permitting visitors may park in resident only permit spaces. Call Molly Lynn Watt, at 617-354-8242 or Jenise Aminoff, at 617-576-2994 for more information or check out the website at http://www.cambridgecohousing.org/fireside/index.html.”

—Molly Lynn Watt, Editor, Bagelbard anthologies