Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Mars or Bust poetry project

Please consider supporting my latest poetry chapbook publishing project on Kickstarter ... great rewards for supporting poetry and this "starving" poet - thanks!


Friday, April 8, 2016

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Review of poetry book from Feb issue of The Poetry Market Ezine



"Mumbai Luck"
A Travel Journal
by Ricky Rapoport Friesem
Dallas Poets Community Press
Dallas Poets Community Chapbook Contest
2014 winner
ISBN 978-0-9776568-6-8
24 pages

Review by LB Sedlacek

A glimpse into the lives of another culture are poems that
await you in Ricky Rapoport Friesem's collection.  Scenes more than images
her voice comes through strong and purposeful in these 20 poems published
as part of the Dallas Poets Community Chapbook series.

From "Street People" -- "urban
mutants // cling to life //
unwashed // uncombed // abused
ignored."  This is a clear look in
a poem of life on the street (it
could be anywhere.)

"Zen Radish-Eating" is a poem that makes me crave radishes.  Do I like
to eat radishes?  Not so much.  The vivid descriptions of a woman eating
one will make you want one, too.

"She dips the radish tip / into a grainy hill of salt / cupped in her
palm ..."

"She bites into the radish / and chews the mouthful slowly / dips and bites
and chews ..."

From "Pot Luck":  "They huddle on
a little square of dirt, ..."
"A man, a woman, four small children /
and a mangy dog.  The tattered quilt..."
"the only thing they own ..."  "They
sit in silence / on their haunches,
waiting for the meager meal."

This poem describes an obviously poor family with very little in the way of
possessions or food.  The ending, though, (and one I won't give away
here!) gives hope.

Rapoport Friesem's bio says she is a poet, dreamer, doer, woman, wife,
mother, grandmother.

I often describe poets as those who paint with words.  I have to say
Rapoport Friesem fufils that  particular description very well.


LB Sedlacek is author of the poet
adventure novel:  "The Poem Code" -
"The EP Hunting Club Book One" 
now available on Amazon Kindle.

LB is also Publisher of this Ezine.
Her poems and short fiction have
appeared in numerous zines, journals
and magazines. 

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

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Monday, July 20, 2015

JUST RELEASED: The Poet's Surivival Guide 4 - Now available

In the fourth book of the "The Poet's Survival Guide", learn how to continue nurturing and living your life as a poet. You'll be given information on how to sculpt your poems and to be persistent in pursuit of crafting and publishing your works. Refresh your poetic skills, work on performance art of your poems. Above all else, learn how to keep living the poetical life!

The Poet's Survival Guide 4:  Active Duty