563: INTERVIEW: with Magdalena Ball ~ Author and Poet

Conducted by Lucille P. Robinson (Reviewer at Alternative-Read.com).

LPR: Let me begin by saying it was through Magdalena Ball and her Muse On-Line Conference Workshop that I became interested in book reviewing. Ms. Ball not only conducts workshops for conferences, she runs Preschool Entertainment, The Compulsive Reader and is the author of two non-fiction books. Her writings and reviews have appeared in various on-line and print publications. Ms. Ball, what caused you and Ms. Carolyn Howard-Johnson to co-author a book of poems called Cherished Pulse?

MB: It was Carolyn’s idea! Both of us had written and published a number of love poems and Carolyn had the idea of putting together a chapbook specifically for Valentine’s Day – one that had only love poems, but not the kind of soft-focus cliché ridden television advertisement that often disguise them as love poetry. These would be poems that celebrated real love, with real poetry – not Ogdan Nash styled cute couplets (sorry Ogdan…). It started as a tossed out idea but once we began playing with it, and got a great artist – Vicki Thomas—on board, it all came together easily. Read more...

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