POETRY, MUSIC, ART

POETRY, MUSIC, ART
SILENCE HAS A NAME - Poetry Chapbook and CD, with Music by Mark Hanley

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

UPCOMING POETRY PERFORMANCE GIGS

My poetry chapbook, Silence Has A Name, is scheduled for publication,
Feb. 15, 2016 via Finishing Line Press.

Subsequent to that, there will be readings at:

The Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion Street, Youngstown
Saturday, March 5, 2016

Group Exhibition of Women Artists 
Poetry Reading: Thursday, April 14, from 7-8 p.m.
Writers: Mari Alschuler, Kelly Bancroft & Arya-Francesca Jenkins
at 7 p.m.
Ward Bakery spring open studio on April 30, 2016

STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS

Sunday, January 10, 2016

ON THE DARK LEGACY OF CHET BAKER



Here's the link to a short essay and poem of mine on the dark side of the legacy of trumpeter Chet Baker, featured in Jerry Jazz Musician:


http://www.jerryjazzmusician.com/2016/01/chet-baker-and-his-abandoned-shadows-an-essay-and-poem-by-arya-f-jenkins/

Thursday, October 8, 2015

CIVIL ENDOWMENT, An Idea Whose Time Is Now

David McCarthy is a scholar, activist and writer who spent many years writing Civil Endowment, a revolutionary handbook on how to save the planet. To say that I recommend it would be an understatement. It is essentially that treasure for which we have been waiting, an outline on how to change the course of our thinking and therefore our lives that should be a mainstay in classrooms as well as the subject of critical panels in economics, history, and social justice everywhere.

In Civil Endowment, McCarthy outlines a simple and profound economic idea that is based on the understanding that the main challenges of our day--wealth inequality, social distress, ecological imbalances--require a rethinking of economics. McCarthy proposes an economics of compassion that would entail a decentralized system of permanent capital endowments invested for the common good of all humanity, an idea, long coming, that could benefit humanity on every level.

Civil Endowment is a book to be read and reread and shared with everyone you know.

https://sites.google.com/site/qosunimuvi/Civil-Endowment-The-Transformation-of-Economic-Power


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

ANNOUNCING PRESALES for SILENCE HAS A NAME





PRESALES of my latest poetry chapbook Silence Has A Name are now available through Finishing Line Press via this link:

https://finishinglinepress.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=arya+f.+jenkins&submit-button=Search&search_in_description=1

Many thanks to poets Cynthia Atkins and Douglas A. Fowler for their wonderful blurbs, which will appear on the back of the book:

"I read these poems early on a green morning, sitting in my backyard of wildflowers, oak and moss. Each poem complies with the scene and joins in with a counterpoint needed to overcome memory. They stay with me at night when I look up at the stars and hear jazz from a workbench radio."

-- Douglas A. Fowler
Condensed Matter And Other States of Mind
Finishing Line Press, 2005

"The poems of Arya F. Jenkins open up an eyelet view into a familial world laden with the delicate flux of human relationships. This speaker engages and invites us in with the compelling ardors of language, making music out of sorrow and decay, imbuing it with heft and permanence. The poet shows us the gifts that only memory can provide when infused with the honesty of insight. These spare narratives stir our own ghosts, 'their hearts bleat out unholy stories,' and compel us to look for hope and redemption."

 -- Cynthia Atkins
In the Event of Full Disclosure
WordTech Communications, 2013

THANKS to all of you who buy my chapbook, and who support the art by reading and buying poetry.