the sound of my own voice

It is a phenomenal thing to be paid to write books, and I am thankful every day for this. The business of book commissions and editing takes every ounce of my braingoo so I almost never have time to write in my own voice for my own reasons. But right in the midst of GTS’ing something for a project, this popped up… was 2016 really the the last time I even tried?

timber by Leeanne Seaver | Autumn Sky Poetry Daily

Thank you, #AutumnSkyPoetryDaily, for reminding me of the sound of my own voice.

Can I buy back some consonants?

PROUD BUT NEVER SATISFIED began its pre-launch today by our publisher, Huron/The Studer Group.

Alas, I’ve typed the surface off some of the keys while writing this book… apparently, writing about healthcare puts a lot of pressure on “H” and “M” and “N.”

#seavercreative #deliverables #transformativehealthcare #leadership #needanewkeyboardnow

fight or flight

This morning (all mornings, actually) I am struck by the thought that it takes both a left wing and a ring wing to fly. We know that… and now we must find the sinews that connect us and massage the life back back into them… see if we can remember how to even try.

(POV: Directly under this eagle while hiking along the Mississippi River near the Keokuk Dam, 2013)

Truths in Verse

Seaver Creative is very proud to announce the release of Charles Masner’s new book of poetry, Truths in Verse.

I’ll be the first to admit that I learned more from his deep dive into verse forms than I contributed as its editor. Here’s a “Venus and Adonis Stanza” (a six-line ababcc form) in iambic pentameter that I particularly like:

We search for words of truth to speak and how.
Of life and death and love and beauty proud.
And all the truest words our hearts can vow.
And speak silent for all the world out loud.
And know by truth all voices could be heard.
If truth could find a voice for every word.

And here is even more praise for Truths in Verse . . .
Charles Masner’s new book sparkles with passion, thoughtfulness, and ambition. In particular, his commitment to exploring the great traditions of meter and lyrical form bear fruit in line after memorable line. From his introductory essay, where he argues that “even air has a form,” through the panoply of forms in the book, to his useful glossary, Masner seeks to connect his own life to the life of the art. He even endstops most of his lines, audacious in our time, and yet frequently makes many of them sing: “Mountains die and rivers fountain.” “The tattoos I can see are feathers she’s laid bare.” “No poet’s star can shine without God’s night.” It is a pleasure to find a poet so purposefully shining and singing in such a night, spinning vitality and craft into words.
– David J. Rothman, author of My Brother’s Keeper and former Poet in Residence, Colorado Public Radio

Visit http://www.cmmasner.com for all the deets, And get your own copy now on Amazong:
https://www.amazon.com/Truths-Verse-C-M-Masner/dp/0578747170/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=C.M.+Masner&qid=1604078342&s=books&sr=1-1