This cool project my nephew is working on

I just backed up this wonderful project on Kickstarter. A movie by Max Rousseau. Pembroke Circle is a micro-budget independent feature film that follows a young girl whose life is traumatically impacted by human trafficking. Although “Pembroke Circle” is not a message film, it certainly calls attention to the subject and the creators want it to contribute as much as possible to human trafficking awareness.  It’s a thriller-drama that will be accessible to a mature audience. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1153862509/pembroke-circle-feature/widget/video.html I contributed $50 to the project on Kickstarter. So basically I helped the filmmakers create 5 SECONDS of the movie! Upon completion of the film I will be emailed a unique…

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Diego Quiros at the Poetry Buffet, April 23

Diego Quiros will read selections of his most recent work at the Poetry Buffet, April 23, 7-9 pm, at the CrepeMaker Café, 76 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. An electrical engineer, artist, and photographer, Diego Quiros is a Cuban-American writer whose poems are composed with attention to sensual detail and texture.  Alchetry explores the correlation of the four elements of writing to the four basic natural elements of the alchemists by way of poetry. Diego’s artwork has been featured on public television, Miami New Times, Google Earth, Schmap Miami Eleventh Edition, a recent photography show, “Solitude” at Books & Books, with paintings at the Water Tower Gallery, in Coral Gables.…

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Nick Vagnoni featured at CHAIku

Nick Vagnoni was born and raised in Key West, Florida, and currently teaches writing at Florida International University in Miami. A founding member of The Miami Poetry Collective, he has facilitated poetry workshops at New College of Florida, The Studios of Key West, and Books & Books in Coral Gables. In addition to teaching writing, he has also worked as a journalist, freelance writer, and restaurant critic. Nick’s work has appeared in Mid-American Review, Alimentum, Saw Palm, New CollAge, La Fovea, Florida Book Review, Sliver of Stone, and others. At 9 PM on Saturday, April 21, he’ll be the featured poet at a monthly reading series called CHAIku,…

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Campbell McGrath: In the Kingdom of the Sea Monkeys

Friday, April 13, at 8 pm, MacArthur genius grant and Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner Campbell McGrath will be reading from his new book of poetry, IN THE KINGDOM OF THE SEA MONKEYS (Ecco Press/HarperCollins), at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL. Come early for wine and cheese beforehand! This electric collection of poetry asks us to love what lasts amid the detritus of American culture, After nearly a decade, In the Kingdom of the Sea Monkeys marks a return for Campbell McGrath to the poetic forms that brought him national acclaim—lyrical meditations on American art and society by turns satirical, tender, and haunted by the merciless…

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Carnations for Sonia

Listen to the raw audio version of Carnations for Sonia. Quite different from the polished, published piece. This poem originally appeared in 6 Cents Journal (Miami Poetry Collective, 2010). “The Cent Journal Series: A Modern Anthology of Miami Poets, is a regularly-appearing D.I.Y. literary publication printed and assembled in one night and distributed locally in Miami-Dade County. A joint publication between the Miami Poetry Collective and the University of Wynwood Press, The Cent Journal does not accept submissions of individual works.” “Carnations for Sonia” was later granted a spot in The Writers’ Digest (5th Annnual Poetry Awards).

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The Beautiful Anthology

M.J. is in the Beautiful Anthology, coming out Spring 2012. “Subverting timeworn clichés about beauty, this book delivers a fresh exploration of everything from body art and big noses to musical ‘perfection’ and misguided parenting. It’s a stunning, unforgettable collection.” Diana Spechler, author of Who By Fire and Skinny THE BEAUTIFUL ANTHOLOGY A Collection of Essays, Poems & Art Edited by Elizabeth Collins Publisher: TNB Books, June 9, 2012 Trade paperback: ISBN 978-0-9828598-4-1 258 pp, Price: $14.99 THE BEAUTIFUL ANTHOLOGY is an exciting new collection of essays, stories, poems and art, created by writers from around the world all responding to the essential question: What is beauty? This…

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