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Joy Leftow

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Winner of the 2017 Aquillrelle Poetry Publication Prize, Tupelo Honey & Other Tales, is available at Amazon & B&N. Primarily a poet, I coined the term, "Bluetry" to define my art. Bluetry grew out of people approaching me after readings to compliment me or complain my poems were too sad.


Other Publications:
Spot of Bleach By Joy Leftow
Insights of Joy (chapbook)
Lipstick Diaries
Seek Truth by New Art Review
World Healing World Peace 2012
Aquillrelle Anthology
Chewbone 1993
Wings (various years and editions)

My drive to write, create and share, defines my art. I write because I have no choice. My performances are an extension of my art, evolving like a child develops in the womb and his mother gives birth to him.

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Live in Poetic Entrancement
I’m not a rapper or a rhymerI refuse to be defined except as poetI’m a social climber, not on a timerI’m an old timer, been through a lotSince bornI’m a writer, half-assed extrovert, an undercover introvertI write all day till my hands hurtUse a keyboard and mouse to typeSend out memos to me and everyone else,Letters, reminders,So busy I go crazyLive in a bluesday con... Read more of this blog post »
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“To return to the pressing question that my friends have pondered—am I a spirit? No, it is nothing like that. I am no spirit. I am just an Idea. A spirit is basically supernaturally free, which I am not. I live under all sorts of restrictions.”
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would consider what lessons I might draw from Tomohiko Amada’s life. Naturally there should be a few lessons I should learn. The courage not to fear a change in one’s lifestyle, the importance of having time on your side. And above all, discovering your own uniquely creative style and themes. Not
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Totally engrossing follow up to The Handmaid’s Tale and very relevant in today’s political atmosphere. Atwood is definitely someone to read more of and I intend to.
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“Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.”
Michael Crichton, State of Fear

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
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“I wandered through the cosmos in search of the treasure but found it within me.”
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“This King was not surrounded by love at all, but arrogant selfish
men, who’s only purpose had been to become strong enough to enter,
thus by doing so isolating themselves and their idea of what the
King should be from all the rest of their kind.”
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