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Nicholas Gagnier

Originally posted on INDIE BLU(E):
? Nicholas is an indie writer from Ottawa, Canada, and former author of the Free Verse Revolution blog, which spawned three full books of poetry, GROUND ZERO (2013); SWEAR TO ME (2017) and the FVR COLLECTION (2018), as well as smaller chapbooks THE KILLING WAGE (2014), LITTLE CITY (2015) and GENERATION WHY (2016). An…

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Special Call for Submissions from the Whisper and the Roar: Global Exploitation of Women

The Whisper and the Roar Collective is seeking submissions of well-crafted, impactful writing for our series on the global exploitation of women. We are accepting poetry, prose, fiction, personal narratives, and essays on these topics from around the world. We are looking for writing that makes us feel, makes us think, that moves us. April 22nd – April 28th              Sexual Exploitation April 29- May 5th                         Female Infanticide May 6th– May 12th                       Rape May 13th– May 19th                 Acid Attacks May 20th– May 26th                 Child Marriage To Submit: Send up to 3 pieces of original writing in either a PDF or Word document attached to an email that includes your real name, as well as the name you publish your writing under.  Although we prefer previously unpublished work, we will consider published work as long as it has ONLY been published on a blog. You must own the rights to any work you submit to Whisper and the Roar Include a brief biography that includes a link to your website/social media site where readers can go to read more of your writing. You are encouraged to attach a suggested image for each piece of writing that you submit Send submissions to christine.e.ray@gmail.com Please share this call for submissions.

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Dangerous Woman (Revisited)

I am no girl I am woman darkness entwined with light complete content on my own willing to share myself with you when it suits me   I meet your gaze unabashed bold knowing but you will sense faraway look in my eyes where constellations dance oceans swell   I dance alone in moonlight music thrums in my veins eyes closed […]

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The Official Launch of Indie Blu(e)

Kindra Austin, Jimmi Campkin, Stephen Fuller, Christine Ray and Mariah Voutilainen are proud to announce the official launch of Indie Blu(e). Indie Blu(e) is our way to support self-published writers and those publish through small independent presses and connect them with readers who are passionate about independent writing. Individually, independent writers have a certain amount of reach through word of mouth […]

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Book Review: Nicholas Gagnier’s Free Verse Revolution: The Collection (2010-2017) by Mariah Voutilainen

Originally posted on INDIE BLU(E):
Nicholas Gagnier’s Free Verse Revolution: The Collection (2010-2017) is a farewell describing a difficult but fruitful journey By Mariah Voutilainen If this is your first introduction to Nicholas Gagnier’s work, as it was mine, you will find within the pages of Free Verse Revolution:  The Collection (2010-2017) a testament to the power of writing…

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Jazz In the Wee Hours

3 am up again the house is still soft jazz keeps me company while I write words of poetry very faintly I start to hear A hidden drum beat In the music It is low, subtle Rat-a-tat-tat Rat-a-tat-tat It is a heart beat Hypnotic Rhythmic The night now alive The beat pulls at My consciousness Brings me closer To the speaker […]

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Undone

My quiet stretches out like a web of shadow words unsaid black diamonds that glitter on delicate strands of moonlight that shine through frosted windows   I kneel naked vulnerable in the shade cast by candle flame I am undone brought low   I have no language to express need no words to beg for comfort only silent tears averted […]

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Backside of the Night

haunted hours when my ghosts emerge from the ether waltz in slow rotation through my memory music only they can hear skeletal orchestra   backside of the night when my demons come out to play leapfrog through my dreams like rowdy children with fangs with talons Red Rover Red Rover shall we play hide and seek?   © 2017 Christine Elizabeth […]

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