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Friday, April 8, 2016

Celebrate Poetry Month with Lois Roma-Deeley

 CELEBRATE POETRY MONTH with a reading by Lois Roma-Deeley


Listen to Lois Roma-Deeley read her poems and hear her interview.


http://ltdengagementpod.com/romadeeley.html



Limited Engagement is a monthly performance and interview series that takes place on the third Friday of each month at C-MOD Curated Modern Design at 7 pm, Friday, April 16, 2016



 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Roma-Deeley's poems online, 2016

This has been quite an eventful month with new poetry publications to be found online!

Check out the my poems at:

Helen: A LiteraryMagazine
http://www.helenpresents.com/issues/spring-issue-2016/abduction-lois-roma-deeley/ 
 Abduction 


























Juked
http://www.juked.com/2016/03/lois-roma-deeley-bodys-prison-tattoo.asp
 Body's Prison Tattoo



























 

 




Red Savina Review
http://www.redsavinareview.org/14983-2/

Praise Song for She Who Would Clean the World

 and

Among the Red Rocks of Sedona,
a Soldier’s Wife Leaves No Stone Unturned





RSR-4.1-Cover-Art-by-Allen-Forrest
Praise Song for She Who Would Clean the World

Among the Red Rocks of Sedona, a Soldier’s Wife Leaves No Stone Unturned
 http://www.redsavinareview.org/14983-2/

 Sonic Boom



http://media.wix.com/ugd/61020d_55bafcf4b072409c940cf2992562a9d0.pdf


Excited to have my poem a recommend read by Change Seven Magazine for National Poetry Month!

7 Reads We Recommend: National Poetry Month

 by Emily Ramser and Laurel Dowswell

https://changesevenmag.com/2016/04/21/7-reads-we-recommend-national-poetry-month-by-emily-ramser-and-laurel-dowswell/ 




Arizona Commission on the Arts

http://azarts.gov/ardg/lois-roma-deeley/







Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Politics and Poetry








Excited to be included in Sundress Publications' newest anthology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Political Punch: Contemporary Poems on the Politics of Identity

$17.00 Regular
 
"In September 2014, NPR writer and critic Juan Vidal wrote an essay whose titular question, "Where Have All the Poets Gone?" provided a platform for various musings regarding the political state of contemporary American poetics. According to Vidal, "For centuries, poets were the mouthpieces railing loudly against injustice. They gave voice to the hardships and evils facing people everywhere... What has happened?" He further suggested that poets writing today have failed to create work that carries the same "weight" as the poems written by their literary forefathers.

Should American poets still be trying to write "Howl"? Are Neruda, Kerouac, Baraka, and the rest of the Beat Generation the only viable prototypes for political literary expression in American culture? How does the influx of identities, voices, and life experiences that are now expressed in mainstream American letters potentially create and communicate new political vision(s) -- vision that may sound or appear different from Ginsberg's poetic/political tour de force, but is no less necessary, compelling, challenging, or iconoclastic? What do we even mean when we talk about the weight of a political work? How is that weight both carried and expressed by poetry today?

To address these questions, Sundress Publications' newest anthology Political Punch: Contemporary Poems on the Politics of Identity showcases the substantial amount of political writing that is being done today.

Contributors include Kenzie Allen, Jasmine An, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Ahi Baraka, Anne Barngrover, Jennifer Bartlett, Scott Bear Don't Walk, Erin Belieu, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Jennifer Jackson Berry, Callista Buchen, Cortney Larmar Charleston, Sarah A. Chavez, Chen Chen, Alicia Cole, CA Conrad, Oliver De La Paz, Emile DeWeaver, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Amber Flame, Lisa A. Flowers, Yolanda J. Franklin, Jennie Frost, Carmen Gimenez-Smith, Arielle Greenberg , M. Ayodele Heath, Sara Henning, Jeb Herrin, Elizabeth Hoover, Mark Irwin, Allison Joseph, Bhanu Kapil, Vandana Khanna, Ayisha Knight-Shaw, EJ Koh, Kristin LaTour, Kenji C. Liu, Timothy Liu, M. Mack, Shahé Mankerian, Shane McCrae, Freesia McKee, Lynn Melnick, Philip Metres, Hoa Nguyen, Jennifer Perrine, Saba Syed Razvi, Jessica Reidy, Lois Roma-Deeley, Danny A. Romero, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Danielle Sellers, Glenn Shaheen, Raena Shirali, Karen Skolfield, Christopher Soto, aka Loma, Anna B. Sutton, Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, Emma Trelles, Donna Vorreyer, Jim Warner, Ginny Wiedhardt, Hanif Willis-Abdurraquib, and Emily Jungmin Yoon!"

Monday, February 8, 2016

Redux: A Literary Journal and Lois Roma-Deeley's poem

http://www.reduxlitjournal.com/…/192-all-she-knew-she-learn…

Here is the link to Redux: A Literary Journal where you can find my poem "All She Knew She Learned at the Movies"--along with my mini-essay about the piece.

Many thanks to editor Leslie Pietrzyk!


Redux: A Literary Journal
An invitation-only literary journal of writers' favorite, previously published stories and poems, not found elsewhere on the web ~~ edited by novelist Leslie Pietrzyk ~~

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

"The Ballad of Downtown Jake" Roma-Deeley & Scinto, nominees, ariZoni Award

I am thrilled to say that"The Ballad of Downtown Jake," a music drama based on my collection of poems High Notes--and for which I wrote the book and lyrics--has two nominations for the 2015 ariZoni Awards.

Nominations:
Original Script--Adult--Play or Musical (Lois Roma-Deeley)
Original Music Composition--Adult--Play or Musical (Christopher Scinto)


http://www.arizoniawards.com/

from website:

The ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence

About Us

The ariZoni Theatre Awards is a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the visibility and growth of theatre in the Valley of the Sun & Maricopa County. Each year at its annual awards ceremony, the Board bestows an outstanding contribution award and a distinguished service award to deserving individuals or organizations for their contributions to theatre. In addition, the ariZoni Scholarship Committee will award one or more scholarships to selected, qualified students.

Most importantly, after completion of an exhaustive judging process, (involving close to 100 Adjudicators) awards of excellence are presented to those individuals who have excelled in performance and production during the just-completed season.

These awards represent true celebrations of EXCELLENCE IN THEATRE.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Roma-Deeley's poem "Otherwise"--The Good Men Project

I am thrilled my poem "Otherwise" is on The Good Men Project webpage!


http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/chb-otherwise/

 
Otherwise


From this distance, my husband seems so small.
Like water over mill wheels, he moves
Through dreams in one direction.  If I call

To him from this great height:       we
Had a life no one thought practical,
Will he look up and will he answer me?

Love and work will kill him.  I've seen his eyes
Study the clouds, heavy with ridicule,
Too late.  But what if there were better lives,

Some way we always think that it should be?  Our days
Filled with a furious constancy,
Rise through the rain.  We are not what we became.

I have looked  into the palm of his hand
Cupped under the well-pump and don't know why
He doesn't scream out loud.  The farmer

And his wife--Tom and Jane--two marks
Over one grave.  Now he sees my face
In the light on a pool of standing water...

From a whisper of dark,
Honeysuckle in the meadowland,
I breathe out the last of my heart--

We have lived as if this is commonplace.



(first published on BestPoem.com






Otherwise
From this distance, my husband seems so small.
Like water over mill wheels, he moves
Through dreams in one direction.  If I call
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To him from this great height:       we
Had a life no one thought practical,
Will he look up and will he answer me?
Love and work will kill him.  I’ve seen his eyes
Study the clouds, heavy with ridicule,
Too late.  But what if there were better lives,
Some way we always think that it should be?  Our days
Filled with a furious constancy,
Rise through the rain.  We are not what we became.
I have looked  into the palm of his hand
Cupped under the well-pump and don’t know why
He doesn’t scream out loud.  The farmer
And his wife–Tom and Jane–two marks
Over one grave.  Now he sees my face
In the light on a pool of standing water…
From a whisper of dark,
Honeysuckle in the meadowland,
I breathe out the last of my heart–
We have lived as if this is commonplace.
***
(first published on BestPoem.com)
- See more at: http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/chb-otherwise/#sthash.JT9B3VlV.dpuf

Otherwise
From this distance, my husband seems so small.
Like water over mill wheels, he moves
Through dreams in one direction.  If I call
ADVERTISEMENT
To him from this great height:       we
Had a life no one thought practical,
Will he look up and will he answer me?
Love and work will kill him.  I’ve seen his eyes
Study the clouds, heavy with ridicule,
Too late.  But what if there were better lives,
Some way we always think that it should be?  Our days
Filled with a furious constancy,
Rise through the rain.  We are not what we became.
I have looked  into the palm of his hand
Cupped under the well-pump and don’t know why
He doesn’t scream out loud.  The farmer
And his wife–Tom and Jane–two marks
Over one grave.  Now he sees my face
In the light on a pool of standing water…
From a whisper of dark,
Honeysuckle in the meadowland,
I breathe out the last of my heart–
We have lived as if this is commonplace.
***
(first published on BestPoem.com)
- See more at: http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/chb-otherwise/#sthash.JT9B3VlV.dpuf