The New Book’s Out!

https://www.dosmadres.com/shop/pocket-guide-to-another-earth-by-mike-smith/

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Book #7, Coming Soon from Dos Madres Press!

VALENTINE’S DAY: FRAGMENT 105C

A Zombie Poem by Sappho

The sky, the world-church together snapped.
That caught her eye. Now you are the man:
A scarlet stain upon a guillotine.

Here’s the original:

“O my mountain hyacinth
What shepherds trod upon you
With clumsy, rustic foot?
Now you are a broken seal:
A scarlet stain upon the earth.”

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ZOMBIE WRITING TIPS! SHORT SENTENCES: DESCRIPTION

Use short sentences to create the church
and make every building. Use deer blinds and
that couch as the downtown strip. Really. Don’t
use fire — About three or four are usually

everywhere. Use tyranny as your friend and guide
after an hour. Generally, pleading a short sentence
works well at the door to find the man
coming back from the wooden sky to grab

a zombie life. Rage, lead, and, at the end,
summarize and signal peace.

 

Here’s the original:

“Use short sentences to create punch and make a point.
Use phrases and even words as sentences. Really.
Do not use too many sentences — about three or four is usually enough.
Use a short sentence as a summary after a longer description.
Generally speaking, a short sentence works well at the start of a paragraph or speech item to grab attention, and at the end, to summarize and signal completion.”

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Review from the Hometown Paper

I’m a little late posting this here, but was on the road all of break and have been playing catch up, as usual.

 

John Berryman died on this day 46 years ago.

https://www.unf.edu/mudlark/mudlark30/smith_10.html

An Anagram of the 7 Words Banned at the CDC

WHAT IS THERE TO SAY

Every act desires and fears 
even its nicest end. Decent
vultures nibble bleeding meat.

 

THE NORTH CAROLINA DECEMBER MINI-TOUR!

Dear Tarheel Friends,

I’ll see you soon!

12/10 — Reading and Signing, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC, 2:00 p.m.

12/11 — Prologue with Ben Steelman, WHQR, Front Street, Wilmington, N.C. (radio broadcast)

12/12 — Reading and Signing, Pomegranate Books, Wilmington, NC

12/13 — Reading and Signing, Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, NC

 

12/12: And There Was Evening and There Was Morning – Reading with Mike Smith

MASHED POTATOES: A ZOMBIE RECIPE

1. Bring volunteers of a colony to a boil.
Add the sign which warned the whole

thing broke, unstable, until bellies
growl and burst. But still the windows

about the pearly-white girl. Sunlight
is two-dimensional blues. In the sun,

finger over his hair and beard
until a bit is melted. Using your friend

and guide or electric beater slowly blend
the pale mixture into old news until smooth and whole.

Civility is salt and pepper to a new regime.

See the original and more at

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