International Women’s Day

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Food for Thought (from the Thought Catalog)

Janne Robinson wrote an article for the Thought Catalog that had all of us on a “life high” for days, and why shouldn’t we spread the love?

Read “Bullshit, You Aren’t Living.”

You don’t need to write some fucking self help book with the intention it’s going to save people, or become Tony Robbins or go build 12 schools in Colombia (or do) to save our planet—you want to save our planet? Live your god damn truth.

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Jack(ie) of all trades, Janne Robinson

Reminder: Submissions Now being Accepted

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We are now accepting submissions for the Spring 2017 Edition: the theme is Integrate.

Integration can encompass a wide variety of things. It can relate to social, racial, or religious movements. It can explain a combination of forms: artistic, for example. It is not without tension, without movement, and is a tool that carries its weight in history. The Oxford English Dictionaries defines the term loosely as “Combine (one thing) with another to form a whole.”

The deadline for submission is April 15th, 2017.

Guidelines:

  • We accept submissions of various genres including (but not limited to): poetry, fiction, non-fiction (reviews, politics, op-ed), theater, audio/visual, photography, and painting.
  • No submission may exceed 10 pages in length.
  • Poets: please submit no more than five poems at a time.
  • Excerpts from bigger pieces are accepted.
  • If you wish to submit something, but are unsure of how to (such as dance, performance, etc.), contact us!
  • No fee for submission at this time.
  • Send all work via email to maggiehellwig@gmail.com

Poetry Fuel

 

Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden

 

Sundays too my father got up early

and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,

then with cracked hands that ached

from labor in the weekday weather made

banked fires blaze. No one every thanked him.

 

I’d wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking.

When the rooms were warm, he’d call,

and slowly I would rise and dress,

fearing the chronic angers of that house,

 

Speaking indifferently to him,

who had driven out the cold

and polished my good shoes as well.

What did I know, what did I know

of love’s austere and lonely offices?

First Edition: Integrate

The theme for the first, Spring edition of Fiant Verbas is Integrate.

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Integration can encompass a wide variety of things. It can relate to social, racial, or religious movements. It can explain a combination of forms: artistic, for example. It is not without tension, without movement, and is a tool that carries its weight in history. The Oxford English Dictionaries defines the term loosely as “Combine (one thing) with another to form a whole.”

The deadline for submission is April 15th, 2017.

Guidelines:

  • We accept submissions of various genres including (but not limited to): poetry, fiction, non-fiction (reviews, politics, op-ed), theater, audio/visual, photography, and painting.
  • No submission may exceed 10 pages in length.
  • Poets: please submit no more than five poems at a time.
  • Excerpts from bigger pieces are accepted.
  • If you wish to submit something, but are unsure of how to (such as dance, performance, etc.), contact us!
  • No fee for submission at this time.
  • Send all work via email to maggiehellwig@gmail.com