LITERATURE AND ART

LITERATURE AND ART
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Friday, December 5, 2014

JJM and the Blues Narrative

From the Dec. 3, 2014 issue of Jerry Jazz Musician:

“'HEAT' is a story set in modern times that is meant to convey the pulse and fervor of hot blues, and that echoes in its script, the storyline of some of the lyrics of tunes of the period, some of which are interspersed throughout as headings.

 I intentionally wanted to move toward something both new and experimental in this story — which is not about jazz or the blues, although the music and ideas about it thread throughout. The exaggerated characters, fast pace, intensity of emotion, high drama, all of these are elements of hot blues lyrics as well.

 I would like to thank Editor/Publisher Joe Maita for his open-mindedness and encouragement regarding the experimental narratives he has commissioned me to write for Jerry Jazz Musician. It is a writer’s dream to be allowed to stretch her own boundaries, and I am truly grateful to be supported in that enterprise."

http://www.jerryjazzmusician.com/2014/12/heat-short-story-arya-jenkins/

Saturday, November 22, 2014

AGAVE MAGAZINE


From the Editors at AGAVE MAGAZINE:

And… the Agave Magazine nominees for the 2015 Pushcart Prize series are:

Vol.1, Issue 2 {Winter/Spring 2014}
Sean O'Siadhail, "Big Toe Little Toe"
Catherine Evleshin, "Maceo's Rumba"

Vol.2, Issue 1 {Summer 2014}
Arya F. Jenkins, "Incorrigible"
Charles Thielman, "Southern Moss"

Vol.2, Issue 2 {Fall 2014} - forthcoming
Charlie Baylis, "Along the Westway"
Dana Roskey, "Smoking"
Congratulations to all!

-The Editors at Agave Magazine

PRINT ISSUES of AGAVE MAGAZINE are now available from its shop:
http://agavemag.bigcartel.com/

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINATION

Thrilled to share the good news with fellow poets, writers, readers and bibliophiles that my poem "Incorrigible" has been nominated for a Pushcart Award by the editors of AGAVE MAGAZINE.

Thank you so much to the editors!


Review of Cynthia Atkins' IN THE EVENT OF FULL DISCLOSURE

Cleaver is a wonderful magazine, and Atkins, a remarkable poet. Please put IN THE EVENT OF FULL DISCLOSURE on your reading list.

http://www.cleavermagazine.com/in-the-event-of-full-disclosure-by-cynthia-atkins-reviewed-by-arya-f-jenkins/

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE POETRY

Two poems, "Ferguson," and "St. Louis," published on this site:
http://www.socialjusticepoetry.com/