Time for a Little Ordo ab Chao-

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With the tumultuous climate in the world, it occurs to us that there’s no time better to announce a poetry anthology!

Since April is approaching, and spring along with it, we hope to compile a poetry anthology in the interval, and provide some beauty, liberty and elegance of phrase to the melee.

We are including long and short poetic works on any subject, provided the content is of aPG-13 sort of calibre, and free from choleric discourse, please.

Meter is open-ended; we encourage exploration into a variety of poetic styles beyond the standard, 21st Century styles.

We have sixteen contributors’ spots available, with up to three contributions each.

Those poets selected for inclusion in our poetry anthology will be promoted through StarkLight Press and its social media and print media networks. Interviews with our poets will be included as part of our online promotion of this work.

 

To that end, here are some links to some great lists of poetic styles:

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Don’t break your brain with these entrancing poetic styles- heart before style any day!

Please send queries or submissions to starklightdesk@gmail.com, along with a brief bio and/or links to your websites.

Our submission call ends May 15, 2019, or when our sixteen slots are filled. However, poetic submissions will also be considered for our subsequent anthologies, as well as slots in our StarkLight Short Story series.

 

Tony Stark,

Publisher and CEO,

StarkLight Press.

 

 

StarkLight Press Cover Reveal

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StarkLight Press is happy to announce the upcoming release of a new poetry and photography anthology by Lucie Guerre. Soulstice is a collection of poems and images that take the reader through the cyclical changes of love, life and relationships.

 

You can find Lucie’s Book at the StarkLight Press Bookstore later in February- check in later this week for a voice interview with the author where she discusses her poetry, her interests and her thoughts on this first published anthology!

A Touching Poetry Anthology

StarkLight Press is pleased to announce its latest poetry collection by Canadian author Lucie Guerre. This beautiful anthology of poetry and photography celebrates life, love, family and togetherness in the modern world.

Look for Lucie Guerre’s Soulstice, in February, 2017, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Tune in here later this month for exclusive interviews with the poet herself as she talks about her journey and her work.

In the meantime, you can find Lucie as an author on Facebook at The Writings and Musings of Lucie Guerre.

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Poetry Marathon Awards Arrived!

The arrival of our award statuettes for the intrepid poets who completed our marathon in August had to be shared today!

14614298_301308913584520_641074357_oOur poets will soon be receiving a beautiful, 6″ gold statue for their completion of StarkLight Press’s 24 hour Poetry Marathon! Those poets who completed the half marathon of 12 poems will receive the white and silver statuettes, for twelve poems in as many hours is no small feat, either!

All of our poets submitted their works to the anthology celebrating this marathon, which was completed this past August. From the Depths, a StarkLight Poetry Anthology, hits shelves across B.C. later this week, and is released internationally next Thursday. Look for your copy of this beautiful, touching and riveting anthology of poems online today, however, in e-book and print here:

https://www.amazon.ca/Depths-Poems-StarkLight-Poetry-Marathon-ebook/dp/B01LZE7Y2K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475714608&sr=8-1&keywords=from+the+depths+starklight

Our StarkLight Bookstore will shortly be updated with our new title, and we will be sure to post pictures of the poets with their shiny star trophies in the next month!

 

Congratulations again to all the poets who contributed to our 24 hour Poetry Marathon!

If you would like to reserve your space for next year’s marathon, to take place in August, email us at starklightdesk@gmail.com today.

 

Thanks to Our Poets!

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I am pleased to announce the completion of the First Annual StarkLight Press 24 Hour Poetry Marathon!

We had ten poets take part in our day long poetry extravaganza, and are amazed by the creativity and heartfelt poetic lines that emerged.

A gigantic thank you to all our poets!

The anthology, still to be named, featuring poems from this incredible creative journey will be available later this autumn. Look for release information here!

Remarkable poems, gifted writers, amazing experience- join us next year for StarkLight Press’ 24 Hour Poetry Marathon and take part in the incredible!

 

– Tony Stark,

Publisher and CEO,

StarkLight Press.

 

StarkLight Press Poetry Marathon

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At StarkLight Press we love poetry.

We believe in Poetry. We believe in its ability to heal ourselves, each other, and the world.

It’s magic, plain and simple.

So, to bring a little more good magic into the world, we are hosting a 24 Poetry Marathon for any interested poets.

(for those who don’t have the time for a full marathon, you’re also welcome to join in for a half marathon)

What is a poetry marathon? It’s a block of time where, once every interval, you write a poem, either based on a prompt given by the organizers or based on whatever comes to mind.

Our First Annual StarkLight Press Poetry Marathon is an online event starting at 9am PST on August 20, and goes until 9 am PST August 21.

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If you’d like to join the marathon, email us at starklightdesk@gmail.com or contact the Press via our Facebook Page http://facebook.com/StarkLightPress/

As an added incentive, selected poems will be published in our Poetry Marathon anthology and will be sold internationally as well as available for e-reading online through several venues.

Share your heart, your thoughts, make some magic- join our Poetry Marathon today!

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Seemlie Keybearer’s Ode

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The Seemlie are a race of recalcitrant, watchful underworld beings that reside chiefly in forests and wild places, but have known to make themselves at home in the urban underpinnings of cities and towns as well. Here is a poem written by Virginia Carraway Stark from a denizen of this quiet, magical world:

Hello, Hello

by Virginia Carraway Stark

Hello, yes I see you

Even though I know you don’t see me

Careful where you tread

With your big feet you can make me dead

I wouldn’t like that and I might decide

That I don’t like you

Here in my woods

Squishing the mushrooms under

You are like a a monster to me

Do you know what a problem you are?

I don’t think you know much

And I have important business to do

In the dark shadows

Where you bring your hammering and

Your buzzing machines for us

In the Unseillie Court of the Fair Folk

It is business as usual and you are here

In our realm, maybe I’ll send

Gnats and mosquitos after you

I have a little thing, a special treasure

That I must guard every moment by my heart

And here you are making a mess

Burning things not safe to burn

Running around and yammering

And hello, hello, yes I see you

I know you don’t see me

If you did it would be harder

For you to be such a prick to me

But since you can’t bother to open your eyes

I have a few things in mind, more than one surprise

I don’t think you’ll like them and when I’m done

You’ll be the one to leave the forest at a run

Go ahead, bring your gun,

You don’t see me,

Hello, Hello, Yes, I see you

And if you make me fret anymore

(I do have a habit of worrying so)

Then I’ll just take it out on all you poos

– mixed media on paper, Copyright 2016 Virginia Carraway Stark

You can watch Virginia Carraway Stark read her poem here:

Here’s some information on the different realms of Faerie (but not about the Seemlie, because they are too shy at this point to make Wiki articles):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuatha_D%C3%A9_Danann

http://www.worldoffroud.com/books/laby.php