Introducing Author Natasha Head

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Please join us as we talk poetry with Author Natasha Heed on this evening’s “Pulse & What’s To Come ” on Poetic Soul Talk Show.
Natasha Head is author of two collections of poetry. The 2012 Pushcart Prize nominated “Nothing Left to Lose” and the narrative fictional collection, “Pulse, both published by Winter Goose Publishing.  Her work has also appeared in numerous anthologies, including “In the Presence of Poets”, “Inspiration Speaks” and “Signals From Static”. She is an associate member of The League of Canadian Poets and has been featured as Poem of the Day at the American Academy of Poets .

Natasha resides in High Level, Alberta, Canada.
To learn more about Natasha, please tune in to Poetic Soul Talk Show tonight at 9pm EST http://blogtalkradio.com/poetry2life
She will be reading poems from both of her books as well as her upcoming book. Check her website out tashtoo.com

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Introducing Author Natasha Heed

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Please join us as we talk poetry with Author Natasha Heed on this evening’s “Pulse & What’s To Come ” on Poetic Soul Talk Show.
Natasha Head is author of two collections of poetry. The 2012 Pushcart Prize nominated “Nothing Left to Lose” and the narrative fictional collection, “Pulse, both published by Winter Goose Publishing.  Her work has also appeared in numerous anthologies, including “In the Presence of Poets”, “Inspiration Speaks” and “Signals From Static”. She is an associate member of The League of Canadian Poets and has been featured as Poem of the Day at the American Academy of Poets .

Natasha resides in High Level, Alberta, Canada.
To learn more about Natasha, please tune in to Poetic Soul Talk Show tonight at 9pm EST http://blogtalkradio.com/poetry2life
She will be reading poems from both of her books as well as her upcoming book. Check her website out tashtoo.com

Where Are Those Who Love Spoken Word?

   Poetry, like prayer, has been around for centuries. It has uplifted people, inspired them and fortified their spirits. Yet, too often, does not receive due credit, rarely makes a best seller list & more frequently, is not supported.
  Thankful for social networks & self publishing companies, more poets are able to showcase their work! I am mighty proud, I have been able to invest in myself, while creating communities of individuals who believe in poetry.
  While reading, “Everything You Need To Know About Self-Publishing”, before I decided to publish my first book of poetry, “Poetry 2Life: Youth. Struggle. Love.”, I learned that poetry was the least sold genre. I wasn’t surprised. If I had listened to my accountant & perhaps the author, I probably wouldn’t have bothered to invest. I simply had to try.
  It is not the profit (or projected lack thereof), that bothered me. I give away so much more than I charge for. I do not expect awards or accolades. I am just a true lover of words, figurative language & the feeling that poetry gives me.
  This weekend, there will be a Poetry 2Life Open Mic produced by YellowTapeInc at Epiphany’s in Harlem. It is not solely about the copies of “Poetry 2Life”, that I will have available nor the 2014 inspirational calendars that will also be available for purchase.       It is about the new poets, first time to the stage artists that will be performing their pieces, bringing them to life! It is about the ambience of the crowd, a large room (with a bar & a band), filled with people who feel similarly to the way that I do. It is about Harlem, the city that I was born in & the rich history of where writers such as Langston Hughes got their start! And to top it all off, it is free to attend.
  I do hope you can make it. I know that you will not be disappointed! I also hope that you reblog this, share the link & encourage your friends to come with you. Until then, be blessed & DO hope to see you there.

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Absolutely Fabulous!

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On Saturday, November 23rd, Absolutely Fabulous, sponsored by Vodkila, will be holding an event that you will not want to miss!
Artists will be promoting and selling the “fruits of their labor”, right in time for you to stock up on gifts for the Holiday season. Handmade jewelry, gift baskets, art & more will be available for purchase. And YES, I will be in the building with copies of my first book Poetry 2Life: Youth. Struggle. Love. autographed at your request as well as calendars for 2014 to start off the new year right!
This amazing event is free for all ages! It will be held at the Dardo Galletto Studio located at 151 West 46th Street, 11th floor from 3-7 pm! Bring your family &/or friends with you. I do hope to see you there.

Ready for Holiday Shopping?

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On Saturday, November 23rd, Absolutely Fabulous will be holding an event that you will not want to miss!
Artists will be promoting and selling the “fruits of their labor”, right in time for you to stock up on gifts for the Holiday season. Handmade jewelry, gift baskets, art & more will be available for purchase. And YES, I will be in the building with copies of my first book Poetry 2Life: Youth. Struggle. Love. autographed at your request as well as calendars for 2014 to start off the new year right!
This amazing event is free for all ages! It will be held at the Dardo Galletto Studio located at 151 West 46th Street, 11th floor from 3-7 pm! Bring your family &/or friends with you. I do hope to see you there ♥

The Gifted Poets of This Eve

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Good Morning Bloggers & Readers,
  The Poetry 2Life Celebration will take place this afternoon. (See picture below for details.) There will be poets speaking their words on stage as they bring THEIR “poetry to life”. Each one is gifted in more than the art of writing. True artists, they are looking forward to performing. I am also excited to share the stage with each of them. Please read about each of them on my Instagram page @poetry2life.

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  If you are an artist/writer/reader and  looking for a fun, FREE event this evening,  please attend. Bring your business cards to give away as well as to receive my second collection of poetry (ebook) Embracing: A Poetic Perspective.
  Drinks will be available for purchase at happy hour prices. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win my an autographed, hard cover copy of my first book of poetry, Poetry 2Life. Youth. Struggle. Love. as well as an Amazon gift card. Soft cover copies of Poetry 2Life as well as poetry calendars will also be available for a reduced price.
  You will enjoy the positive vibes, humble spirits and a free cupcake as well lol! I truly hope to see you there. It is going to be a memorable evening. Please be blessed.
Best,
D.D. Wright

Poetry 2Life Slam & Embracing Ebook Release Party

Julisa’s Bar and Lounge in Harlem was a beautiful place to be this past Saturday evening. D.D. Wright,  along with very creative and talented poets, friends and readers of her book celebrated, the release of her sophomore book, Embracing : A Poetic Perspective. As a way to kick off the celebrating, poets from various places performed poems that they selected from her first book Poetry 2Life: Youth. Struggle. Love.
To be in the presence of poets, reading poems with emotions similar to those D.D. Wright wrote the poems with was simply amazing. Julisa’s was crowded, happy hour was in full effect and love inhabited the event.

D.D. Wright, author of Poetry 2Life & Embracing


The poets who slammed. (See earlier blog posts for additional information about each of them.)


Lorisse slamming.

Aldys slamming.

Rick slamming.

D.D. slamming.

Anna, a happy reader and last minute performer.

Mz. Luvlii slamming for the first time.

Nicole Randall, present with her ebook version of Poetry 2Life.

Gypsy Rose, preparing to slam.

A few of the poets at the end of the Slam.