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Is The Term "Poetry Bestseller" An Oxymoron?

Posted by maria nazod on Friday, January 20, 2012,
I have recently been on a roll trying to promote my first book of poems. And I am realizing something; it's a recent trend, I'm not sure if you've heard of it, but it's called poets like to complain. We poets have several topics of lamentation. I have listed them off for future reference:

1.) We like to complain that we don't make any money. 

2.) We love to complain that nobody reads us.

3.) We really, really like to complain that nobody reads us and that we don't make any money.


4.) We LOVE to c...
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Stymie Magazine Reading at AWP 2012

Posted by maria nazod on Wednesday, January 11, 2012,

March 2nd, AWP Writers' Conference Stymie Magazine Reading from 7-9PM. Come hear me read, along with other talented poets published by Stymie. The reading is located at Theory9 W Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-644-0004. info@theorychicago.com

 


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Talking Information Center

Posted by maria nazod on Wednesday, January 11, 2012,
I am pleased to announce that my gracious colleague Renee Summers will be hosting me as a guest as the Talking Information Center's Poetry For You on Tuesday January 17th at 11pm.  

 The Talking Information Center is an acclaimed organized that offers a comprehensive radio show to blind viewers. I am proud to be a part of this effort. I will be reading from my book, A Hymn That Meanders, from some of my newest poems, and from my favorite poems written by others. You will be able to tune in by ...
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Recent Updates From The Past Year

Posted by maria nazod on Thursday, December 1, 2011,
Greetings, Gentle Readers! 

This is your host Maria, signing in to keep you abreast of my updates from the following year...after a loooong hiatus. 

2010-2011 has been a productive year for me. I am proud to inform everyone that my first full-length collection of poems entitled A Hymn That Meanders was published by Wising Up Press. The book is available from Wising Up Press, (the preferred method of purchase), Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. I also encourage you to check out the other quality boo...

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Manuscript "Trailer Park Heart" Selected by Marge Piercy as Runner Up for 2010 Philibrick Poetry Project Award

Posted by maria nazod on Sunday, February 14, 2010,
Terrific news, Gentle Readers.

My chapbook manuscript, "Trailer Park Heart" was chosen as runner up by renowned memoirist, novelist, and poet, Marge Piercy for the 2010 Providence Athenaeum Philbrick Poetry Project Award. Check out the formal announcement on their website. 

Naturally, I am pretty stoked. It is the first--and hopefully not the last--major recognition I have received in my writing career. All the same, I hope this shining accolade is akin to that of a chandelier at the end of a l...

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And now...My Own Muse Talks Back...(And She's Overworked, Underappreciated, and Pissed-off. How Fitting.)

Posted by maria nazod on Saturday, November 21, 2009,
And so. Hopefully you've watched the clip of Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love giving an inspirational talk about nurturing creativity as posted in my last blog entry.

 Now, I need to tell you. 

In light of my own recent inability to write, a funny thing happened. As per Gilbert discusses, it is essential (in order to remain semi-sober and sane, sans a smoldering gun barrel poking from your mouth), to your creativity as a writer to view your muse a source of inspiration separately fr...
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WOMR INTERVIEW TODAY: November 19th 12:30 PM-12:45 PM

Posted by maria nazod on Thursday, November 19, 2009,
Hello folks. Just to quickly remind you--due to some technical difficulties, my WOMR interview will by TODAY, November 19th at 12:30 PM Eastern Standard Time. 

Please tune in online or the old-fashioned way: by tuning into 92.1 FM. It is the interview featuring myself as a guest on Jeannette Angell's Arts Show segment. 

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WOMR Interview

Posted by maria nazod on Monday, November 2, 2009,
I want to thank my graceful hostess with the mostest, (who is likely cringing as she reads this, at my shameless coupling of colloquialism-meets-cliche) Jeannette Angell, for conducting a lovely, relaxed, and gracious first-ever radio interview for me! The pre-recorded show is scheduled to air on Provincetown's own WOMR come November 12 at 12:30-12:45 PM. You can listen to it online or the old-fashioned way, by tuning into 92.1 FM. 

I think Mademoiselle Angell may have created a monster; excep...
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More Good News...

Posted by maria nazod on Saturday, October 24, 2009,
I have lived this past week in breathless wonderment. I know that I've long told you, Gentle Readers, of my plans to make 2009-2010 the best year of my life. Well, I forgot, amid all my planning to venture off to glorious places of hummingbirds and volcanoes, in the midst of filling out stacks and stacks of grant applications, and in between planning a winter that will be trisected between Ptown, Western Mass, Costa Rica, and elsewhere, I'd forgotten to live in the present gold moment. And th...
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Maria Nazos I'm a poet, I just wrote my first book, and I believe in destiny but I sure as hell don't wait for it. Check out my blog for my random thoughts, events, and upcoming workshops.

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