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SILVER
Poem by Winston Tong

Shining, sterling, sublime,
Incandescent, incisive, immortal
Laborious, luminous, lambent,
Valued, venerable, versatile,
Elemental, enduring, esteemed,
Regal, reflective, radiant
Silver.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Winston Tong is a celebrated actor, playwright, visual artist, puppeteer, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his vocal work in Tuxedomoon and for winning a 1978 Obie Award in puppetry for Bound Feet. He appeared in the 1981 documentary Theater in Trance by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who shot the film in 1981 at the Theaters of the World Festival in Cologne, Germany. Tong’s career, including solo activity, was examined in detail in Isabelle Corbisier’s Tuxedomoon biography Music for Vagabonds—the Tuxedomoon Chronicles (2008).
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Winston Tong‘s work is featured — along with writing from more than 60 other authors — in the Silver Birch Press release Silver: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose (November 2012). The 240-page book is available in paperback or Kindle versions at Amazon.com.

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SILVER

Poem by Winston Tong

Shining, sterling, sublime,

Incandescent, incisive, immortal

Laborious, luminous, lambent,

Valued, venerable, versatile,

Elemental, enduring, esteemed,

Regal, reflective, radiant

Silver.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Winston Tong is a celebrated actor, playwright, visual artist, puppeteer, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his vocal work in Tuxedomoon and for winning a 1978 Obie Award in puppetry for Bound Feet. He appeared in the 1981 documentary Theater in Trance by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who shot the film in 1981 at the Theaters of the World Festival in Cologne, Germany. Tong’s career, including solo activity, was examined in detail in Isabelle Corbisier’s Tuxedomoon biography Music for Vagabonds—the Tuxedomoon Chronicles (2008).

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Winston Tong‘s work is featured — along with writing from more than 60 other authors — in the new Silver Birch Press release Silver: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose. The 240-page book is available in paperback or Kindle versions at Amazon.com.

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FOGGY NOVEMBER

Poem by Dale Sprowl                                                           

Mystic fog clung to air like film over eyes.
Unlike the usual silver tidal wave that strikes the coast,
it made the world invisible except for headlights and streetlamps
which created dusty pyramids reflecting nothingness.
 
The mist hung such that magical reality leapt to life—
a view of world one step back.
 
Sometimes veil of mist and shadow slows us,
and darkness, the uncertainty, reveals light.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dale Sprowl teaches writing at Biola University in La Mirada, California. During summers, she administrates and teaches at the Young Writer’s Project at UCI. Her work with the UCI Writing Project began in 1981, and she has contributed to the UCIWP texts on the teaching of writing. Her first chapbook of poems, The Colors of Water, published by Finishing Line Press in 2007, and her second chapbook, Moon Over Continent’s Edge (2009) have been nominated for a California Book Award. Her poems have also appeared in PEARL, Fire, A New Song, Ancient Paths, and Knowing Stones: Poems of Exotic Places.

“Foggy November” by Dale Sprowl appears in the new 51,000-word Silver Birch Press release, Silver: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose — now available in a Kindle version for just $2.99 at Amazon.com. The book,  which features the work of 62 authors from the U.S. and U.K., is also available in a 6×9 240-page paperback.

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ICE SKATING AT HUDSON COUNTY PARK

Poem by Barbara Eknoian

I see the lake outlined
with Christmas lights.
from the top of the hill.
The white ice looks like
a round birthday cake,
the piles of snow
scalloped
along the edges,
whipped frosting.
We hurry to put on
our silver blades
in the rental shack.
An iron stove stands
in the center
keeping us toasty
until we skate outside
in low thirty-degrees.
My feet are numb;
I think it’s frostbite.
We head back up
the hill for home
while tears freeze
on my cheeks.
I can’t feel my toes.
Then suddenly Danny
appears out of darkness
and tags alongside us.
My face flushes.
I feel warm again.
Danny is walking us home
and, just maybe,
he likes me.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Barbara Eknoian’s work has appeared in PEARL, Chiron Review, RE)VERB, and Cradle Song, a motherhood anthology. She has received two Pushcart Prize nominations and is a member of Donna Hilbert’s poetry workshop in Long Beach, California. Her fiction was featured in the 2009 Sixth Annual Emerging Voices Show produced by Sally Shore’s New Short Fiction Series. She hails from New Jersey and has never lost her accent.

“Ice Skating at Hudson County Park” by Barbara Eknoian appears in the new Silver Birch Press release Silver: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose — a 240-page book of poetry, short stories, novel excerpts, stage play scenes, and essays from 62 accomplished and up-and-coming authors in the U.S. and U.K.

Silver: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose is available at Amazon.com.

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INNOCENT BYSTANDER

Poem by Joan Jobe Smith

Here
in this Long Beach city
by the sea
seldom do we ever see
lightning striking
crackling electric silver fire
wicked witch fingers
fatal neon zaps across the sky
bandit blasts
from Beethoven thunder guns
 
and if we do see
 
it happens when
rain cloud winds
blow so hard
the ocean gets up
on its hind legs
and walks across the land.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joan Jobe Smith, founding editor of PEARL and Bukowski    Review, worked for seven years as a go-go dancer before receiving her BA from CSULB and MFA from University of California, Irvine. A Pushcart Honoree, her award-winning work has appeared internationally in more than 500 publications, including Outlaw Bible, Ambit, Beat Scene, Wormwood Review, and Nerve Cowboy — and she has published twenty collections, including Jehovah Jukebox (Event Horizon Press, US) and The Pow Wow Cafe (The Poetry Business, UK), a finalist for the UK 1999 Forward Prize. In November 2012, Silver Birch Press published her literary profile Charles Bukowski Epic Glottis: His Art & His Women (& me). In 2013, World Parade Books will release her memoir Tales of an Ancient Go-Go Girl. Her literary magazine PEARL will release its 50th edition in 2013—find out more at pearlmag.com.

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“Innocent Bystander,” poem by Joan Jobe Smith appears — along with additional poetry and a short story from the popular author — in the new Silver Birch Press release SILVER: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose, which features writing from an impressive list of 62 writers. Find the complete list at Amazon.com.

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Silver Birch Press is pleased to announce its latest release — SILVER: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose. Featuring the work of 62 established and up-and-coming writers from the United States and United Kingdom, the invitation-only anthology includes poetry, short stories, novel excerpts, stage play scenes, and essays that touch on the theme of silver in a range of creative, original, and compelling ways. Contributors to the 240-page, 51,000-word Silver Birch Press Silver Anthology include a variety of renowned, accomplished, and award-winning authors.

BOOK DETAILS

Title: SILVER: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose

ISBN: 978-0615719832

Size: 6×9″ trade paperback

Length: 240-pages

Price: $12.50

Available:  Amazon.com