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Monday Update 4-16-12

These are some posts from the later part of last week, in case you missed them:
Poetry in Star*Line
Crowdfunding Creative Jam Announcement
Event Report: Earth Day
Couplets Post: "Contemporary American Women Poets"
Torn Tongue: Nouns Beginning with "U"
Read "Hide Away"
Rhysling Nominees
New Paladins Poem Available
Hard Things
Steamsmith Vocabulary
Phrasing in Poetry


The half-price sale of Monster House poems is now open, and will close on Sunday, April 22 (or when all the poems have sold).

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Storm Wrack" (Path of the Paladins) is a direct sequel to "Follow Your Heart" and brings Johan back into contact with Shahana and Ari.  "Salt from a Dead Woman's Table" is a pirate ballad about swashbuckling adventure and revenge.  "Peach Blossom Spring Village" (Kung Fu Robots) is about a robot who prefers gentler arts to combat. 

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," (fiction), "Bitter Herbs" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Seafoam Fashions," (poetry), "Half-Leg," "Northern Game: Bola-Ball," "Dolls in the Empire" (nonfiction). Currently in front of the canon board: "Catch and Release," "Dusting Off the Green Speech," "Doing the Work," "Breaking the Ice," (fiction), "Unlicensed Dreams" "The Colors of the Rainbow," "Something Big Is Coming" "How Skycat Got Her Name" "The Unicorn Surprise" "Nutterjell," "Imalye Fotolyi" (poetry), "Wild Herbivores of the North" "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction).  Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "Beached Fish," (fiction).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "The Bones of Need" "Raining Kittens," (fiction), "Fish of the North" (nonfiction), "Breeding the Perfect Fighter," "The Smallest Invaders" (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "Reaching for the Moons" "Winterheart" (fiction).

This week the weather has been chilly and damp, raining off and on.  I have most of the new tree and shrub seedlings planted, and picked up a bunch of new stuff at the Earth Day plant swap.
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