Early in the year I try to post my plans for any new / forthcoming work or book. After 2 fiction novellas my attention is returning to poetry although I do not have plans for a book as of now.
As you may know from my Instagram I survived a building fire in Dec. which caused me to lose everything but my life.
In 1805 the entire City of Detroit burned down.
The Detroit flags Latin inscription reads “Speramus meliora, resurget cineribus” translating to “We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.” Detroit rose from the ashes symbolizing rebirth / resilience.
There are always lessons to learn from history.
My latest Detroit inspired "Night Portrait of The Fisher Building" is in Roi Fainéant Press' issue 56: Bag of Tricks and can be read here.
One happy day in my childhood I received my first public library card. It unlocked the wider world apart from my rural Amish existence allowing me to travel the world and across time. Since childhood I have always loved to read and still do today.
In our current age of book bans the world's libraries are as vital as ever.
In addition to housing the knowledge and wisdom of the ages libraries serve as a community resource hub and where people can attain resources.
My books are banned by the Amish church for their secular (aka gay) content so I can personally attest to book bannings.
To that end I have placed copies of my recent novella Long Lost Friend (Alien Buddha Press) with various libraries:
Little Free Library - 6 Mile & Woodward Ave, Highland Park, MI.
FEVERS OF THE MIND ISSUE 8: INSPIRE ME NOW AVAILABLE!
Poetry & art inspired by Prince, Lana Del Rey, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Ava Gardner, Iggy Pop, Jack Kerouac, Meat Loaf, Portishead, John Keats, Gregory Corso, Beth Hart, The Cure, Morrissey, Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Holly, The National, Nick Drake, Syd Barrett, KD Lang, Monet, Picasso, Walt Whitman, Burroughs, Joni Mitchell & more.
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
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Early in the year I try to post my plans for any new / forthcoming work or book. After 2 fiction novellas my attention is returning to poet...
Below: Attending the recent Hilo Player's theater production of OUR TOWN, the first time in 3 decades that Thorton Wilder's classic...
New year, new Motor City poem! Forthcoming via Roi Fainéant Press 1/21!
My thanks to Alien Buddha Press for my poem / photo in the Best of 2023 anthology, dropping Dec. 30!