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Saturday Spotlight for October 13th, 2012

Daily Literature Deviations is proud to feature this special recognition article!

You can show your support by :+fav:ing this News Article. We hope this gives you some insight into

the person behind the art.

Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artist!

Artists will be featured in a special news article every Saturday. Major points to SilverInkblot and DrippingWords

for doing the hard work and research that goes into these articles! 

Today's featured deviant is:

Questions

 

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your writing.

I've written all of my life, beginning with songs (I played guitar)and short stories. I became serious about poetry three years ago, as an outlet for my grief when my wife died. I've come a long way from the confessional style that I began with, after reading the surrealists and especially Max Schomburg. As far as how I write, it seems to me that if I come up with a good first line, the rest just flows. If not... well, I have trouble. I don't believe in going back and editing much, I usually find that I've said what I want to in the way that I wanted without a lot of tinkering about.

2. How do you feel about dA as a literature community?

I think that DA has developed a fine literature community. I'm amazed at least once a day by the quality of the writing I see. It's a friendly place for emerging writers and poets to get feedback on their work. Without the encouragement of DA friends, I might not be writing today. The one problem that I've noticed is that people tend to shy away from extra-long work; maybe that's because there's so much to see in a day.

3. Do you still play guitar and write songs? Does music ever influence your writing?

I haven't had a guitar in years. I occasionally write lyrics, but I keep them to myself. Unless the reader can hear the melody, they can sound a little trite. Music definitely has an influence on my writing. as one of the examples I've given will show.

4. What would you consider your highest literary accomplishment to be?

Although being published in several magazines has been a thrill, I think my three self-published collections are what I'm most proud of.

5. What advice would you give to a beginning writer?

Just write! Write through blocks, write through pain... take everything that happens to you in life and use it as a tool. The only rule I have is to make sure grammar and spelling are accurate (unless you're doing something wrong on purpose.)

Poetry

"Soft Parade" by Bark

DeformatoryI dreamed that I had wings, but I still couldn't fly.
They were chicken wings.
So I ate them.
Fifty-five years in the deformatory, I hear that
no one ever gets out alive.
I dreamed of a carnival, with big neon signs that read "Hope"
I think Hope was the name of an elephant, though.
They were making a movie.
I asked what the movie was going to be about.
They said Hope, or fifty-five years in the deformatory.
I sang them a song I'd been writing.
"Ninety days in the deformatory
Doorclosed hallways shriekbrained
Out on a Sunday summer night
The bars are all barred from inside
Bring me a volcano I'll drink down the fire
and blow smoke a thousand miles
Three days on the outside
Empty sidewalks world closed for repairs
Summer women hidden from the holes in my jeans
No music no sanctuary no thing(s)
Bring me a river I'll wash out my brain
and make this wicked season change"
They may use it as the theme song for the movie.
I need to buy new jeans if there's any chance, though.
Movie people are

"Deformatory" by Bark

Prose

"Heart" by Bark

"Quick Fire Sketch" by Bark

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Thanks so much for supporting the lit community and this special feature project!

~ The DailyLitDeviations Team ~

Prepared by:  SilverInkblot

Here at DLD, the need for special feature of artists who have received a DLD occurred to many members of the team over time. NOW we get to work and finally do just that!
Special thanks to the team members that have fought for this. Included you will find an interview with yet another wonderful deviant in the literature community.
Please take the time to read it and then go show some love!
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:iconstormbringer23:
StormBringer23 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Awesome.
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Writer
:clap:
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:iconunspecifiedunknown:
UnspecifiedUnknown Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Writer
(: :heart:
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:iconfuzzyhoser:
FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yep, this guy deserves the spotlight. I'm certainly a fan of his work. Great interview! :)
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it's good that you get this recognition, Ron.
congratulations. keep writing!

:)pip
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Yay =Bark!
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