Lindsey Martin-Bowen

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Where Water Meets the Rock, Lindsey Martin-Bowen’s fourth poetry collection, was released July 18 (39 West Press 2017). Her third collection, CROSSING KANSAS with Jim Morrison (in chapbook form) was a semi-finalist in the QuillsEdge Press 2015-2016 Chapbook Contest. In late 2016, Writer’s Digest gave her poem, “Vegetable Linguistics” an Honorable Mention in its 85th Annual Contest (Non-rhyming Poetry Category). “Bonsai Tree Gone Awry” in her second poetry collection, Inside Virgil’s Garage (Chatter House Press 2013) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The book was also a runner-up in the 2015 Nelson Poetry Book Award. McClatchy Newspapers named her first collection, Standing on the Edge of the World (Woodley Press) one of the Ten Top Poetr ...more

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Lindsey Martin-Bowen I rarely have time for it. Writing as a full-time newspaper reporter then as a magazine editor for more than five years forced me to produce oodles of…moreI rarely have time for it. Writing as a full-time newspaper reporter then as a magazine editor for more than five years forced me to produce oodles of copy, not always the best work, either. Deadlines forced me to write whether I "was inspired" or not. Professional writers (those earning a living solely with writing) must ignore Writer's Block--or wriggle a way around it by finding unusual connections for leads to their stories and so forth. Occasionally, I may run into it on a specific piece--either a poem or a novel. (I rarely write short stories any more.) Then I switch to another work or even another genre. (And some writers, such as my poet companion, have other solutions about dealing with Writer's Block: He says he asks it out for a date.)(less)
Lindsey Martin-Bowen TWO MEMOIRS and SEVERAL POETRY COLLECTIONS:

--The Turtle's Beating Heart (a memoir) by Denise Low (former Kansas Poet Laureate).
--The Wild Iris by…more
TWO MEMOIRS and SEVERAL POETRY COLLECTIONS:

--The Turtle's Beating Heart (a memoir) by Denise Low (former Kansas Poet Laureate).
--The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck
--Vita Nove by Louise Cluck
--The American Night Volume 2 by Jim Morrison
--Collected Poems by James Wright
--Good Seeds (a Menominee Indian food memoir) by Thomas Pecore Weso
--Striking the Black Snake by M.G. Salazar
--Westward Rhymes Revisited by J.D. Tulloch
--Waking on the Moon by Alarie Tennille
--East of Sorrow by Marc Hudson(less)
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Inside Virgil's Garage

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Where Water Meets the Rock

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Standing on the Edge of the...

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CROSSING KANSAS with Jim Mo...

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Rapture Redux: A Comedy

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Hamburger Haven

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This new collection should be available on Amazon by Monday evening, May 23, 2016. This first edition collection is expanded from the chapbook of the same name, which QuillsEdge Books named a semi-finalist in its 2015-2016 chapbook contest.
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