Edited by Deborah Prum, this interactive poetry anthology features poets Elizabeth Bohlke, Susan Cunningham, Stephen Hitchcock, and Kaili van Waveren. Their poems are paired with photographs taken by Stuart W. Scott. At the end of each chapter, the poet reads aloud three poems. The result is a splendid combination of words, sounds and images. Available at the iTunes Bookstore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/back-talking-on-mountain-god/id827847896?ls=1&mt=11
Targeted Age Group:: Adults
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I have created an iBook (which can be downloaded onto an iPad or any upgraded Mac device). This multi-touch, interactive book allows a reader to enjoy the gorgeous visual images paired with lovely poems. Then, at the end of each poet’s chapter, the reader can listen to the poets read some of their work. I don’t know of anything else out there that is quite like this. The reader is able to enjoy sounds, words and images.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Writers write; keep writing. Keep reading good books, as well. Those books will nourish your brain and help you write better. Develop a community of honest, intelligent first readers. Revise your work.
Deborah M. Prum is author of Fatty in the Back Seat, a young adult novel. First Kiss and Other Cautionary Tales, is her audio book of humorous essays which have aired on NPR-member stations and have appeared in the Washington Post and Daily Progress. Her iBooks include Czars and Czarinas (on Russian history) and Back Talking on the Mountain of God (anthology of the work of four poets). Her award-winning short fiction has appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review and many other places. Her articles on writing have been published in Writer Magazine, The Writer’s Handbook and the SCBWI magazine.
Many talented writers labor in obscurity. Ultimately, some have the good fortune of gaining the audience their excellent work deserves; others may never experience that good fortune regardless of the beauty and value of their work. One of my goals is to recognize those around me who pursue beauty and excellence in their artistic endeavors and to provide them with the opportunity to share the wonderful gift they have been given. As editor, in this interactive anthology, I’ve collected the captivating poetry of Elizabeth Bohlke, Susan Cunningham, Stephen Hitchcock, and Kaili van Waveren, as well as the splendid photography of Stuart W. Scott.