Melissa Hassard

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For future reference.

Thank you.

For those who would ever need it. -C

reblogging here because i can see this being relevant to anyone who’s ever tried to get out of an abusive relationship

Reblogging because that last comment made me reread the whole thing in a new light and realize this could be vital information. So, putting it out there for everyone, and hoping no one ever really needs it.

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2013/2014 WWOT Events Calendar & Readings

Melissa Hassard:

WWOT Fall/Spring Poetry Readings & Open Mic! Check out the incredible line-up.

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What has Al Maginnes, Jim Clark, Richard Krawiec, Howard Lemuel Craft, Celisa Steele, Sarah Lindsay, Anna Weaver, Benjamin Molini, Crystal Simone Smith, Terri Kirby Erickson, Helen Losse, and more?

The fall/spring season of readings at Tate Street Coffee House. To say we’re…

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2013/2014 WWOT Events Calendar & Readings

What has Al Maginnes, Jim Clark, Richard Krawiec, Howard Lemuel Craft, Celisa Steele, Sarah Lindsay, Anna Weaver, Benjamin Molini, Crystal Simone Smith, Terri Kirby Erickson, Helen Losse, and more?

The fall/spring season of readings at Tate Street Coffee House. To say we’re excited is an understatement. Mark your calendars and get ready to join us, starting with August and musician Russell…

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Jul 19
2013/2014 WWOT Events Calendar & Readings
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The Fading Bloom, Peony, 6/14/2014
Jul 18

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The Fading Bloom, Peony, 6/14/2014

"How many poetries are there; how many could there be? The poetry of investigation, the poetry of protest, personal poetry, national poetry, international poetry, documentary poetry, poetry of war and peace, emotional, environmental, philosophical, identity poetry. And what’s at the root of all these poetries, if anything? Poetry as a way of approaching the world — as the urgent effort — probably futile — to get at something inside or outside through language — or to escape into language as a way to survive a brutal material or psychological world. Somehow language — the effort in the ineffability of words — can save us if we can engage at a deep enough level to get past the pain. That’s then a poem and more than a poem. It’s a mode of living. What we call a poem might not be more than a momentary snapshot of an ongoing life in language — a dislocation, an exile.

Thoughts on Ijele, by Uche Nduka (Essay by Norman Fischer)
Overpass Books 2012, $10, ISBN 978-0-9832206-2-6

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Jul 18

"How many poetries are there; how many could there be? The poetry of investigation, the poetry of protest, personal poetry, national poetry, international poetry, documentary poetry, poetry of war and peace, emotional, environmental, philosophical, identity poetry. And what’s at the root of all these poetries, if anything? Poetry as a way of approaching the world — as the urgent effort — probably futile — to get at something inside or outside through language — or to escape into language as a way to survive a brutal material or psychological world. Somehow language — the effort in the ineffability of words — can save us if we can engage at a deep enough level to get past the pain. That’s then a poem and more than a poem. It’s a mode of living. What we call a poem might not be more than a momentary snapshot of an ongoing life in language — a dislocation, an exile.

Thoughts on Ijele, by Uche Nduka (Essay by Norman Fischer)
Overpass Books 2012, $10, ISBN 978-0-9832206-2-6

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Jul 11

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Jul 8

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Stumbled across this link today and realized this is the first time I’ve seen the online version of this interview I gave back in April.  I appreciate the People’s Tribune and their commitment in sharing the story of Moral Monday.  Thought I’d share:

 

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Jul 5
Interview over at the People’s Tribune

June Monthly Meeting! This Sunday, June 8

Join us Sunday, June 8, 3:00pm-5:00pm at Deep Roots Market, for our June monthly meeting with special guests Anora McGaha and Kerry Holjes.  Anora is founder of Women Writers, Women Books and When Women Waken.  Kerry is managing editor of WWW, and will be here to tell you about what they’re working on, as well as publishing opportunities.

Come and spend some time connecting with these women and…

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June Monthly Meeting! This Sunday, June 8
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I am thrilled to share with you that my poem, At the End, won Honorary Mention in the Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition, from the North Carolina Writers’ Network.  This year’s judge was Jillian Weise.  I am humbled and honored to find myself in the company of the esteemed winning poets:

Alan Michael Parker of Davidson is the winner of the 2014 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition for his poem,…

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Honorary Mention | Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition