IN ONE WEEK!!!

IN ONE WEEK!!!

great weather for Media’s Spoken Word Sunday’s – Presents:  Caitlin Jans & Shanna T. Melton
 
great weather for Media is bringing you another great poetry event with 2 amazing features:
 
Caitlin Jans:  Poet, Author, Founder of Authors Publish Magazine – Toronto, Canada
 
-and-
 
Shanna T. Melton:  Poet, Author, Painter – Bridgeport, Connecticut
 
When:
 
Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 – 4pm-5:30pm EDT
 
Where: ONLINE ZOOM
 
** To watch directly on zoom and to read on open mic, you must register for this event via Eventbrite
 
YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:
 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caitlin-jans-and-shanna-t-melton-plus-poetry-open-mic-registration-148939775879

The features will also be live-streamed to the great weather for MEDIA facebook page


Plus open mic. (3 minutes) – The host will be taking open mic signups during the event.

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

21+

POET BIOs


Caitlin Jans (Thomson)

Caitlin Thomson has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals including The Adroit Journal, The Penn Review, Barrow Street, Cosmonaut Avenue, The Boiler, and Till the Tides. She’s the author of three chapbooks and the founder of Authors Publish Magazine. You can learn more about her writing at http://www.caitlinthomson.com.

Shanna T. Melton
A recipient of the Connecticut Office of the Arts Hero Award (2018), Shanna Melton is a poet, painter, educator, and the author of Unraveling My Thoughts. Her contributions to Connecticut’s vibrant poetry scene include arts ambassadorships for the Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community, the Housatonic Museum of Art, and the founding of the open mic institution that is Lyrical Voices, a local showcase for contemporary poets and visual artists from across the region. Work from her current exhibition “Her Dragons Fly” is on view and online at the http://www.PoeticSoulArts.net. You can find and support her work at http://poeticsoularts.net.


YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caitlin-jans-and-shanna-t-melton-plus-poetry-open-mic-registration-148939775879

IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS!!!

IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS!!!

great weather for Media’s Spoken Word Sunday’s – Presents:  Caitlin Jans & Shanna T. Melton
 
great weather for Media is bringing you another great poetry event with 2 amazing features:
 
Caitlin Jans:  Poet, Author, Founder of Authors Publish Magazine – Toronto, Canada
 
-and-
 
Shanna T. Melton:  Poet, Author, Painter – Bridgeport, Connecticut
 
When:
 
Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 – 4pm-5:30pm EDT
 
Where: ONLINE ZOOM
 
** To watch directly on zoom and to read on open mic, you must register for this event via Eventbrite
 
YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:
 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caitlin-jans-and-shanna-t-melton-plus-poetry-open-mic-registration-148939775879

The features will also be live-streamed to the great weather for MEDIA facebook page


Plus open mic. (3 minutes) – The host will be taking open mic signups during the event.

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

21+

POET BIOs


Caitlin Jans (Thomson)

Caitlin Thomson has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals including The Adroit Journal, The Penn Review, Barrow Street, Cosmonaut Avenue, The Boiler, and Till the Tides. She’s the author of three chapbooks and the founder of Authors Publish Magazine. You can learn more about her writing at http://www.caitlinthomson.com.

Shanna T. Melton
A recipient of the Connecticut Office of the Arts Hero Award (2018), Shanna Melton is a poet, painter, educator, and the author of Unraveling My Thoughts. Her contributions to Connecticut’s vibrant poetry scene include arts ambassadorships for the Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community, the Housatonic Museum of Art, and the founding of the open mic institution that is Lyrical Voices, a local showcase for contemporary poets and visual artists from across the region. Work from her current exhibition “Her Dragons Fly” is on view and online at the http://www.PoeticSoulArts.net. You can find and support her work at http://poeticsoularts.net.

Gratefulness!!!

Numb. Skulled.
weary from driving
seven hundred fifty
miles o’er course
two days.
not in the mood
at the moment
for strategies
or tactics or
best plans made,
well thought,
thought through.
nonetheless
not meandering
mindlessly
this is a moment
for gratefulness.

despite weariness
despite strain,
contrary to
disillusionment,
despite broken
heart, despite
fracture, in spite
of bruise, though
in bitter dispute
with liars,though
sad witness
to bloodshed.

I take a moment,
this is a moment
of Gratefulness.

Author’s Page – Evening Street Press

Author’s Page – Evening Street Press

Thanks to Evening Street Press for my author’s page on their website.

It includes bio and reviews of my new book:

“POETS SHOULD NOT WRITE ABOUT POLITICS”

Winner of the 2020 Sinclair Poetry Prize

Check it out in the link below:

https://eveningstreetpress.com/book-author/jerry-t-johnson/

EARTH DAY – a different perspective

Humanity Raises A Fist,
Declares Freedom while
pissing toxin on polluted soil

Earth Awakes in Stockholm.
Awakes from Syndrome.
Awakes Abused. Bruised. Sore.

in the middle of winter
bears awake early
from hibernation

in the middle of winter
birds misdirected
fly north

snow falls
across the Equator
in July and August

unabashed
humanity pisses toxin,
toxin, toxin, toxin more.

Earth Awakes in Stockholm,
Earth Awakes from Syndrome,
Ravished, Bruised and Sore.

Nature seems confused,
misdirected. No it isn’t.
Earth’s not taking the battering.
Anymore.

Earth Will
Have Her Day.

After the Celebrations!

After the Celebrations

Ok, I just had a book published by a publisher. I have celebrated with my friends and with family. What next?

I’m reminded of watching a television show one night where a new writer had finished his first book and spent an awfully excessive amount of time talking about it.

A veteran writer invited him to a poker game. At that game was James Patterson and Michael Connolly. They grilled him a little. Michael Connolly asked him,

“Do you know what I did after my first book was published?”

The young writer answered, “No, I do not.”

Connolly replied, “I shut up and started on my next book.”

So friends and fam, Thanks for all the Likes and Hugs and Loves and Congrats!

But now it is time for me to shut up and work on my next book! (already in progress)

Thanks For The Headshot Photo

Thanks For The Headshot Photo

I would like to thank: Michael Geffner / InspiredWordNYC for permitting to use one of the many photo headshots for the BIO page of my new book:

POETS SHOULD NOT WRITE ABOUT POLITICS.

Michael and Marvin Mendlinger always made me look good with their fabulous expertise. Additionally, Michael’s advice over the years helped propel me towards success!

POETS SHOULD NOT WRITE ABOUT POLITICS
by Jerry T Johnson

Winner of the 2020 Sinclair Poetry Prize

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

Just click the link below for pre-order:

https://eveningstreetpress.com/contests/