Liebster Award (For Georgia)

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1. What is your life like?
My life is complex. I am always on the brink of something. Darkness is a unique companion, but the light is within reach. There is no end to what I can do, if I can get out of my own way. Otherwise, I live a very quiet, unassuming life. I am very private, so that is the extent to what I will say on that subject.
2. Can you still do the Macarena? If so, please upload a video of your efforts.
I have never done the Macarena. I am very proud of that fact.
3. What are your secret (and not so secret) skills?
I have a keen ability to spot great writing. I can almost smell beauty.
4. What is/would be your novel about? Give us the plot.
I have done a lot of writing on a novel, which will be about a rather hapless person who gets pulled into grand intrigue. It is something that has been done over and over, but I feel I have something unique to offer.
5. Who is your least favorite person and why?
I would say that there is a tie with four or five co-workers. I will leave it at that.
6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
When it comes to my culinary palette, I am not adventurous. I adore crab legs. Not weird, but just something that I have a deep passion for.
7. What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever done to impress someone?
I guess like everyone else, I have done ridiculous things, almost always in trying to impress a potential mate. I really try to prevent such occurrences today.
8. If you could change a story, which would it be and why? (I hated the ending of Alias Grace!)
The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald was problematic. I think this would have been resolved if he would have been alive to finish the novel.
9. What stops you from killing yourself?
My children, without question.

10. What would your acceptance speech be if you won an award (maybe even this one)?
I would certainly give props to all the brilliant, beautiful people who have made everything possible for me. I would certainly talk about others and not myself.
11. What is your favorite thing about famous poet Georgia Park?
I adore Georgia. Georgia Park has a smile that lights up my world. Besides that she is someone that I cherish dearly. She is destined for greatness. It is exciting to think about where she will be in a year, or five years. I believe Georgia Park will be one of America’s great poets on day. It is exciting to be a part of her journey. Discovering her might be one of my greatest accomplishments.
[I do not do awards, but I am doing so because Georgia nominated me. Thank you Georgia. I am honored.]

My nominations:

Kindra Austin (my dear friend)

Mick Hugh 

David Lohrey

Gospel Isosceles

My Screaming Twenties

Cstar Wells

Sam Lucero

[There are so many. I am leaving off some of my favorites that I have nominated in the past.]

 

Liebster Award (For Georgia)

First Look: Machiavelli’s Backyard by David Lohrey

A Global Divergent Literary Collective

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I just received my proof copy of David Lohrey’s new book Machiavelli’s Backyard from Sudden Denouement Publishing. It is beautiful book. We will have copies available in the next week. It is a very exciting week for SD. I would like to think those who have purchased Rana Kelly’s book Superstition. We will have the Kindle edition available any day now. We will also be giving away copies of both books. Though we have a lot to learn, we are on our way to becoming a serious publisher of divergent literature. This process has been the culmination of a year’s work. It could not have happened without the love and support of so many wonderful writers/editors.

Jasper Kerkau

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First Look: Machiavelli’s Backyard by David Lohrey

“Gravity” from Rana Kelly’s Book Superstition from Sudden Denouement Publishing

First book from Sudden Denouement Publishing available now on Amazon.

A Global Divergent Literary Collective

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“Gravity” from Rana Kelly’s Book Superstition from Sudden Denouement Publishing

“GRAVITY”

My Heart is an Island,
Safe away from society and succor
my Soul is the Sand. Tiny crushed pieces
of earth and skeletons.
Time and death and birth,
endless cycles of
creation and destruction
cushion for your bare feet.
Truly loved and known
Only by the Sea
Surrounding me
See, I am not adrift.
My roots run deep
Under Mariana
And pressured waters
That could crush
Skulls like soft bugs,
The weight that I bear
Hides my core.
It takes millions of all kinds of
Tiny and huge things
Before you can see just my sand
There is no patience
In highways, nor aeroplanes,
I’m here with time.
You may live on me, bury your toes,
Burn your skin,
Cool your fever in my shallows,
Laugh your weekends away
But you go home.
And here I am,
Alone. While…

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“Gravity” from Rana Kelly’s Book Superstition from Sudden Denouement Publishing

New Book: Frenetic/No Contest Ekphrastics: Dustin Pickering and Red Focks

Dustin is an inspired poet.

A Global Divergent Literary Collective

20170730_111601Frenetic/No Contest Ekphrastics by Dustin Pickering and Red Focks is a new collaboration between artist Red Focks and poet Dustin Pickering. “Along with image provided by Red Focks, each series contains a set of five ekphrastic poems in the form of triplets, a pantoum, quatrains, an alexandrine and a haiku.” The book is published by Alien Buddah Press.

Dustin Pickering is co-operator of Transcendent Zero Press, as well as being an editor for Sudden Denouement. He has written for many  different publication, publishes Harbinger Asylum, a literature journal. On a personal note, he is a friend and wonderful mentor.

Please check out their book, available through Goodreads.  It is a wonderful example of the synergy between art and poetry. Additionally, please check out Transcendent Zero Press.

Jasper Kerkau

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New Book: Frenetic/No Contest Ekphrastics: Dustin Pickering and Red Focks

Logistical Nightmare – Jasper Kerkau

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Due to logistical problems beyond my understanding, I am having to change my domain from thewritingsofjasperkerkau.com to jasperkerkauwriting.com. I have put most of my writings from the various sites on this page. Moving forward I will write primarily on jasperkerkauwriting.com while contributing periodically to the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, which continues to thrive and grow under its new leadership.

Jasper Kerkau (1/25/17)

Logistical Nightmare – Jasper Kerkau