Browsing Archive: July, 2010

The "Review Review" Praises Poem Published in Inkwell Journal

Posted by maria nazod on Friday, July 30, 2010,
More good news! 

My poem "Cockfight" appeared in the Spring 2010 Issue of Inkwell Journal. I am pleased to inform you that Dell Smith of The Review Review has written an article titled, "Weaving a Cultural Tapestry" in praise of this issue of Inkwell. 

My poem "Cockfight" is specifically mentioned in the piece, in a highly complimentary manner. 

An excerpt from the official review reads:  

"...Maria Nazos’ poem "Cockfight" offers sweet, humid sights and signals from Havana, of useless roosters ...
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Vermont Studio Center Fellowship

Posted by maria nazod on Friday, July 30, 2010,
Hello folks!

I am ecstatic and pleased to announce that I have been awarded a Full Fellowship to Vermont Studio Center. This rocks! The fellowship includes a writing studio, room, board, and meals, all of which are covered for one-month in the quaint, laid-back town of Johnson Vermont. I love Johnson and am beyond thrilled and honored to receive this award. The fellowships are granted based on the quality and strength of the applicant's manuscript. Well, that means SOMEONE likes my stuff--a wh...
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You Can't Always Get What You Want: She Was A Master at the Art of Rejection...

Posted by maria nazod on Saturday, July 24, 2010,
Sing it: "You can't always get what you want...but if you try sometimes..." 

These days, it seems that all I find are more and more rejections, in my virtual and actual mailboxes alike. 
Yet another one came yesterday, this time from Gulf Coast. Man. OK. I am braving myself, tensing up those muscles as my ego takes yet another blow. 

I cast the I-Ching. Thus far, it has been my most powerful prophecy. Never once has this book misled me. It gave me the hexagram DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. 


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Summer Updates

Posted by maria nazod on Friday, July 16, 2010,
So, it has been awhile since I have posted. Sorry for the delinquent lapse in time, folks. Summer is here with a vengeance--most days are in the 80's and 90's. Provincetown is jam-packed with tourists and lined with drag queens. There are shows galore, bars galore, and beaches galore. 

Between all that going on, I recently took a class at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center with Robin Becker. The Work Center was kind enough to offer me a Cape Resident tuition scholarship, which made attenda...
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Maria Nazos I'm a poet and Content Manager by day, a free-spirit at heart, and a doctor in some circles. Welcome to my blog. Feel free to poke around!