Hello fellow lovers of words and sharing of them in a
kindred and rich community.
How February has danced in here so swiftly, is an
absolute surprise to us at www.palabras-press.com
The happenings at the Press have been wonderful.
Fine writers have penned for your pleasure. Here is some of what you
will read: Mike Lipsius’s review of Stephen King’s, “The Running
Man”; Chris Cowling’s short story, “The Number Two Thing”;
Misty Santana’s work in progress, “Warrior Woman Sage”, Jeremy
Van Sluytman’s experience learning new languages, in “Chinese and
Spanish, Apples and Oranges”; Ben Antao’s helpful tips on self-editing.
We hope that you will enjoy these offerings and the many others that
we have included in this issue.
One of the seemingly daunting aspects of being a writer is the fact of the ever-present rejection letter; the cool response of a busy editor; that sense we can feel of not being ‘good-enough’.
This month on www.palabras-press.com
, we have an inspiring article, “Poet and Editor Dialogue and Dance”.
Here we read the
real encounter between a poet and an editor, which offers another view on
what can be a sometimes unnerving interaction. Paul Mallory and Winnie
Cross, dance with respect and content, and show us that honouring our work
and the work of the other is most important.
We must state, that Winnie Cross is herself a poet, who wears both
hats, and wears them well.
As promised, we have one of the top ten poems from, The
First Annual Dance With Words Poetry Contest. A lovely work, entitled,
“Magic Landscape”, by Gill Foss. As well, we have the pleasure of
having an article about, Marilyn Monroe, from grade eleven student, Olivia
We have been blessed with receiving a stunning essay on
how poetry heals from the incoming President of the National Association of
Poetry Therapists, Perie Longo, PhD, RPT.
Perie’s article takes as its starting point the brilliant words of
William Carlos Williams:
It is difficult
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