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Remembering August: >language>place carnival #8

In Blog Carnivals / Events on 07/22/2011 at 18:38

A MicroMoment video I posted last year, just resurfaced in
Poetry of Place: > language > place blog carnival #8.

To see the introduction and link to the piece click here, and scroll down about half way.
Better yet, before you get to it, check out the global cast of contributors’ respective musings on their own poetic spaces:

Lou Freshwater, Parmanu, Kristina Johnson, Steve Wing
Rose Hunter, Dorothee Lang, Jean Morris, Sherry O’Keefe, Jen Knox,
Marcus Speh, Julia Davies, 
Stella Pierides, Michael J. Solender, Darryl Price,
Laurie Kolp, Jillena Rose, Sandra Davies, Catherine McGuire
Brigita Orel, Linda Simoni-Wastila, Nicolette Wong,
Vivian Faith Prescott, Walter Bjorkman

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Here’s how Walter Bjorkman describes his experience as host of this edition:

When asked … I jumped on the chance. I have been part of previous editions, and found the reading fascinating – to see what talented writers were doing on their own blogs. This experience enhanced that feeling moreso. It was a joy to get each entry in the mailbox and explore these hidden treasures, and being part of Dorothee Lang’s great promotion of them was exciting. The explanatory blurbs sent in also enhanced my reading, and I put them into second person wherever practical. If anyone else has a chance to host future editions, I would advise to do so – they will be greatly rewarded, as I have been.
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> language > place is a BluePrint project–the brainchild of Dorothee Lang.

> Language >Place: Blog Carnival #2

In Blog Carnivals / Events on 01/16/2011 at 18:49

Nicolette Wong–a journalist/writer based in Hong Hong–recently hosted the 2nd edition of BluePrintReview’s > Language > Place blog carnival.  I imagine it’s quite the task to host a blog carnival–gathering, assembling, designing the event.  I stumbled upon Nicolette’s retrospective musings on the process over at the BluePrint blog.

Here’s what she said:

“The second edition is a voyage into imaginary spaces and real places re-imagined, in voices from around the world. Writers decipher what they see and hear–in words, codes, images and hints between the lines that they write. And the places shift amid detours, tender moments of misunderstanding or confusion to arrive at the heart of the stories. What’s on the page/screen is often born out of one’s search along a circuitous path.

Some of the authors included were previous contributors to the blog carnival and/or BluePrintReview. Some came across the first edition and wanted to join. The creative pieces–flash stories and photography–I solicited. The process was a little similar to that of writing a group of flash fictions: collecting impressions, then finding the right words, moods and homes for them.”

Much to my delight, Nicolette solicited my contribution: ‘Translation Treatment’.
Here it is, sideways. For full-length vertical view, click the image:

Some familiar names at the carnival include:

Steve Wing, Matt Potter, Rose Hunter, Marcus Speh, Sherry O’KeefeDorothee Lang

[click names for direct links to their contributions]

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Submission details for upcoming blog carnivals >  Here

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