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Merging Visions 2017 — PRESS RELEASE

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A Review: SITTING ON THE HAG SEAT A Celtic Knot of Poems

by Christine Irving

by Christine Irving

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Book Description

A collection of poems depicting an ardent connection with physical, historical and mystical Ireland. Blood feuds, cattle raids, cows, crows, and fearsome goddesses flow through the pages forming themselves into a Celtic lovers’ knot of poetry symbolizing the numinous union of past and present, Above and Below.

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Poet and award winning author Christine Irving felt compelled to write about intangible sensations, feelings and observations, about the sights, sounds and the ever-present legacy and heritage of the Emerald Isle, of Ireland.

Readers can expect a journey through vivid descriptions of the land, sea and sky as well as sights and sounds produced by humans, flora and fauna. Experience Ireland through the words of a lover of this land and a gifted poet. Learn how ancient Celts developed the Ogham alphabet based on rituals and appreciation for mighty trees that form much of the folklore of the land.

Join Christine on her personal journey through this mystical land via the language of poetry. Look for a source of inspiration into Celtic music, its toe tapping rhythms and harmonies.  Reflect on the troubles, the tenacity and resilience of the hearty people many of whom chose to immigrate to America.

These are my personal observations based on Christine’s talented work but to fully appreciate her work I encourage you to purchase your copy of.

SITTING ON THE HAG SEAT

A Celtic Knot of Poems

by Christine Irving

 

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Reblog: April 15th — DPA Monthly Meeting & Critique Session

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Denton Poets’ Assembly welcomes members and guests to our monthly meeting and critique session for April 2017.

A critique session starts at 9 a.m., regular meeting begins at 10.
We begin our regular meeting after an opening discussion, members will read assigned Minute poems from J. Paul Holcomb’s March lesson.

Following the readings, J. Paul Holcomb will present the April lesson on, “How do you decide between a form and free verse? Let the poem decide.”

Members and guests will read a free-choice poem during the last hour of our meeting.

For the complete post click, Reblog: DPA April Meeting Announcement

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Reblog: February 18th — Denton Poets’ Assembly Meeting & Critique Session

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Denton Poets’ Assembly welcomes members and guests to our monthly meeting and critique session on Saturday, February 18th.

Our critique session begins at 9 a.m., followed by the regular meeting at 10.

After an opening discussion, members will read Cinquain poetry assignments from J. Paul Holcomb’s January lesson.

Following the readings, J. Paul Holcomb will present the February lesson on writing Spoon River Poems.

Please click the following link for the complete post. DPA Post for February 2017

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January 21st — Denton Poets’ Assembly Meeting & Critique Session

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Members and the public are invited to the first Denton Poets’ Assembly meeting and critique session in 2017 from 9 am to noon.

We start the critique session at 9 a.m., regular meeting begins at 10.

After an opening discussion, members will read the Ottava Rima poetry assignment from J. Paul Holcomb’s December meeting.

For additional information, please refer to: Jan 21st meeting of the Denton Poets’ Assembly

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Reblog: December 17th—Denton Poets’ Assembly Meeting & Critique Session

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Denton Poets’ Assembly ends the year an a high note.

Denton Poets’ Assembly will meet on December 17th at the Emily Fowler Public Library, starting with a critique session at 9. The regular meeting will begin at 10 and end at noon.

J. Paul Holcomb plans to deliver a lesson on the Ottava Rima form.

Members have an assignment to write poems based on the use of color to express emotions recalling past events.

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Reflections on the Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Tomorrow November 22nd reminds us of the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. For those of us old enough to recall the event it burned an indelible image into our minds. Each memory is personal, yet poignant. Peace my friends.

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by Rich Weatherly

For anyone old enough to remember the JFK assassination it’s one of those significant emotional events we’ll never forget. It’s much like our memory of the attacks on 9/11.

I began my day on Friday November 22, 1963 preparing to return home from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center north of Chicago. Having just completed the US Navy Class A Radar School, I’d packed my sea bag, taken care of last minute administrative details and found myself sitting in the waiting room of the dispensary over the Noon hour, getting ready to retrieve my medical records. Our school was one of many graduating classes at the training center; some returning home while others transferred directly to a new duty station. Conversations centered on plans for the transition. The room filled with the low hum of chatter. Each person waited for his name to be called from a clerk…

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