Exceptional literary portraits of individuals who have strived to achieve artistic excellence while often simultaneously making positive contributions...moreExceptional literary portraits of individuals who have strived to achieve artistic excellence while often simultaneously making positive contributions to the people and communities around them. presented through interviews and entertainings anecdotes, featuring mega-celebrities and rising stars. (less)
The samples I have of read of Rosy Cole's writings on Red Room and elsewhere (try Google Books) have led me to conclude she is an author with an excep...moreThe samples I have of read of Rosy Cole's writings on Red Room and elsewhere (try Google Books) have led me to conclude she is an author with an exceptional talent for capturing the hidden nuances of history and presenting it in living flesh and blood contexts that modern readers can appreciate. Serious historical novelists and readers of their works can tell you that is not always an easy thing to do. Her sensibilities as applied to her literary craftsmanship are rare and it is a pleasure to know she is among the modern authors producing work of exceptional value and relevance.
HOW TO BEST ENJOY A VISIT TO SAVANNAH AND CHARLESTON
It is doubtful there’s another writer around who could have done this timely and precise guide to...moreHOW TO BEST ENJOY A VISIT TO SAVANNAH AND CHARLESTON
It is doubtful there’s another writer around who could have done this timely and precise guide to Savannah quite as much justice as Jim Morekis has. From his work as a former editor for the now defunct Savannah Creative Loafing, to a notable stint at the Savannah News Press, and now as editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah, he has come to know the ins and outs of his native Southeast to a degree that few people do. That extensive knowledge and intimate familiarity with the area serve him and readers extremely well in Moon Charleston and Savannah (Moon Handbooks) by Jim Morekis.
Take, for example, the simple fact that he provides would-be visitors to Savannah with a wealth of insights both on how to reach it as well as how to get around and thoroughly enjoy its food, entertainment, special events, and rich cultural diversity once they arrive. Included in the sports’ department is a true insider’s guide to a “Kayaker’s Paradise.” Moreover, Morekis’ writing is a pleasurable experience in itself. Note the excited and informative manner with which he describes the impact of Charleston upon one’s contemporary senses: “What may surprise you the most about this incredibly historic city is how alive it is, how young in spirit despite the length of its chronology.”
This 350-page guide is one which natives of Georgia’s and South Carolina’s great coastal cities, and tourists to it alike, can learn from, utilize, and generally treasure for a very long time to come.
The collected works that make up this blazing anthology of poetry represent the exceptional talents of one of the most vibrant and dynamic literary co...more The collected works that make up this blazing anthology of poetry represent the exceptional talents of one of the most vibrant and dynamic literary communities on the Internet: Edit RED. The voices in this book command attention because they are not content to simply sit on the page and wait for admiration but virtually leap out at readers, and, as the title indicates, SCREAM out loud with the raw strength of their convictions, honesty, pain, beauty, blood, tears and artistry. It is yet one more example of irrefutable evidence that poetry not only still matters in our modern times, but in fact matters now more than ever before.