Mahalo to @DavidLONan1 and @HilLesha for another launch that includes my image. It's really cool to get my copy today w/piece inspired by Leonard Cohen. I can't wait to see what you'll put out next. pic.twitter.com/XPAXkA0i3x— Maggs Vibo (@maggsvibo) September 7, 2023
Aah August, the deepest part of summer! I have a beach read for my readers this year with my novella Long Lost Friend my follow up to Sunset in Rome and poetry / photography in several new anthologies!
Waltzin Through Rusty Cages (photography)
I will be joining Coffee with Friends podcast tonight to discuss Long Lost Friend!
ON THE HIGHWAYS WITH MANY MILES... TO GO! anthology available soon!
This is writing and art inspired by Jack Kerouac, Townes Van Zandt, Miles Davis, Charles Bukowski, Chris Cornell, PJ Harvey, Marissa Nadler, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Loretta Lynn, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gram Parsons, Elvis Costello and more.
Poets & artists included are Kushal Poddar, David L O’Nan, HilLesha O’Nan, Elizabeth Cusack, Giuseppina Brandi (art), Rp Verlaine, M F Drummy, James Schwartz, Joe Kidd, quotes from Ron Whitehead’s poem about Kerouac, Jackie Chou, Jeremy Limn, Spriha Kant, Jeffrey Mason, Diana Archdeacon, Abel Johnson Thundil, Joan Hawkins, John Guzlowski, excerpt from interview from 2021 with Michelle Marie Jacquot, visual piece from Maggs Vibo, Jared Morningstar, Jen Schneider, Pam Avoledo, Pasithea Chan, Whiskey Radish (poetry/art), Adrian Ernesto Cepeda, Aaron Bowker, R.D. Johnson, Jeffrey Mason, DK Snyder, Christian Garduno, Lawrence Miles, Aaron Wiegert, Merritt Waldon, Kevin Crowe.
LONG LOST FRIEND PRESS KIT
James Schwartz writes about truth, the grit of the Midwest, survival, life through perseverance of city life, depression, crimes and more.
Now imagine writing through the aspect of someone growing up Amish and also gay.
James writes with truth, brutal at times and completely a great storyteller with amazing imagery.
- David L O'Nan of www.feversofthemind.com
Sometimes the truth may be stranger than fiction. Superstitions may often abound in Amish country and communities. Some Amish culture is rich in superstitious lore as is Long Lost Friend. Thank you James.
- Mary Byler, author of Reflections and Memories of an Amish Misfit: "My therapist says that’s not true, but I digress"
My Walt Whitman inspired poem DIVINITY (and Hawaii photo) is up for Pride Month at Fevers Of the Mind today! DIVINITY was previously published in the Squares and Rebels Press anthology Lovejets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Whitman (2019).
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My collab poem "Midwest Aesthetics" with David L. O'Nan is included in the newly released anthology Fevers of the Mind Poetry & Art Issue 6: The Empath Dies in the End.
This edition of Fevers of the Mind Poetry & Art Issue 6: "The Empath Dies in the End" which includes collaboration pieces from poet/editor David L O'Nan that he constructed with other great poets & writers including Ron Whitehead, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Tony Brewer, R.M. Englehardt, Spriha Kant, John Drudge, Carson Pytell, Elizabeth Cusack, Amanda Crum, James Schwartz, Petar Penda. Also included is a photo prompt from K.P. DeLaney poetry/writings from Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Christian Garduno, Michael Igoe, Ethan O'Nan, HilLesha O'Nan, Pasithea Chan, Donna Dallas, Victoria Leigh Bennett, Kushal Poddar, Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon, Peter Magliocco, Tova Beck-Friedman, Joan Hawkins, Lorna Wood, Vipanjeet Kaur, Matthew Freeman, Lesley Curwen, Merritt Waldon, Andrew Cyril MacDonald, Rp Verlaine, Oz Hardwick, Stephen Kingsnorth, K.G. Munro, Ava Tenn, Robert Pegel, Dee Allen, K Weber, Maria A. Arana, Aaron Wiegert, C.L. Liedekev, Jay Maria Simpson with artwork from her daughter Katy Simpson-Langley, staci-lee Sherwood, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, Jennifer Patino, John Grey, Rickey Rivers Jr, Duane L. Herrmann, Doryn Herbst, Mike Zone, Jessica Weyer-Bentley, John Zurn, Jeremy Limn, Lynn White, art prompt poetry inspired by Rene Magritte, John D. Robinson, Monica Sharp, James Lilley, Mykyta Ryzhykh, Gabriella Garofalo, Sandrijela Ksagic (translated by Petar Penda) Rachel Coventry, Gayle J. Greenlea, Anneka Chambers.
Thank you David L O'Nan, great to see our collaboration in book form!
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