Monthly Archives: April 2013

help direct the irsh government

help direct the irsh government
I don’t think the country is lead by evil men. Rather it is being lead by men without direction. It is up to the citizens, to provide them with clear direction – otherwise they will continue to flounder chasing this whim or that as dictated by EU, bankers, other countries; none of which will have the best interests of the Irish citizen at heart. Please copy and ask people to support a change in direction by signing the new proclamation as given below. You may return to me at pd Lyons Tonashammer, Hilltown,Castlepollard Westmeath. I will submit as document to news editors, politicians, radio, tv, etc. and have it read into the official Dail records. At least we can make the statement. The more names the more impact.

Thank you for taking the time to read and to act.
all the best
peter d lyons

April 24, 1916

The Provisional Government of the Irish Republic

We declare the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland, and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible. The long usurpation of that right by a foreign people and government has not extinguished the right, nor can it ever be extinguished except by the destruction of the Irish people. In every generation the Irish people have asserted their right to national freedom and sovereignty: six times during the past three hundred years they have asserted it in arms.Standing on that fundamental right and again asserting it in arms in the face of the world, we hereby proclaim the Irish Republic as a Sovereign Independent State, and we pledge our lives and the lives of our comrades-in-arms to the cause of its freedom, of its welfare, and its exaltation among the nations.

April 24, 2013


I Do Not Support The eviction of Irish Citizens:


Name        Signature                                       County                                Date

Issue Four

Straight Forward

Issue Four of Straight Forward is now available on LitRagger! You can download the app on the Apple App Store.

SFP Issue 4 Cover

This fabulous issue has poems from Mitchell Grabois, Amber Edmondson, Colin Dodds, Sam Eliot, Carrie Padian, Amber McMains, Janeen Rastall and more. I really hope you love this issue as much as we do.

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Why we like Fresh Ink Lliterary Magazine

Why we like Fresh Ink Lliterary Magazine.


Had A Dream About Clint Eastwood

we were doing something with horses

not riding or roping

just putting our hands on them

feeling the sunlight through them

and smiling

why we like Thunder Clap Press



High school beauty
eyes so deep
rob my breath

Tall long lean
able to stand
hours in the rain

Forty years later
recognizing ghosts
almost say hello

what for

Why we like Fresh Ink Lliterary Magazine



Congratulations PD,
Your submission, “Had a Dream about Clint Eastwood,” has been selected for publication in Fresh Ink 2013. The journal will be released at the Writers Conference at NVCC on Friday, April 19, 2013. See attached flyer for more details. I assume you’re too far away to attend, but just in case, here’s the form letter info just in case: We would love to have you attend, where you can pick up print copies of the publication. If you are interested and able to attend, we would also love to have the writers’ submissions be read as part of our afternoon open mic session which will begin at 2:30, after the keynote address. Please RSVP to let us know whether you will be attending and/or reading.
If you are unable to attend the conference, we will be mailing 2 copies of Fresh Ink 2013 to all of our selected authors/artists. Be sure we have received your mailing address. Additional copies may be acquired upon request.
Congratulations again, and we look forward to seeing your work again next year.
Greg Harding
Managing Editor,
Fresh Ink



Fresh Ink” Writer’s Conference from the Waterbury Observer newspaper


from the Waterbury Observer newspaper “Fresh Ink” Writer’s Conference at NVCC Fresh Ink, NVCC’s literary magazine, will host the Fresh Ink Writer’s Conference on Fri., April 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Ruth Ann Leever Atrium at NVCC, 750 Chase Parkway in Waterbury. Professional and studying literary





titanic belfast …and rust to rust (part 3)







“Costello Lodge”, located in Casla, Connemara, Co. Galway or “The Lodge” as it is effectionately known, forms part of DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonards first Summer auction of the year and is expected to attract huge interest due to both it’s keen price and it’s interesting and varied history. Amongst this impressive and vast property’s previous owners, is the infamous Mr Joseph Bruce Ismay, Chairman of the White Star Line, the company that owned RMS Titanic!


for sale



The First Principle

“You talked about the first principle again, but I still don’t know

what it is,” I said to Suzuki. “I don’t know,” he said, “is the first

principle.” –Shunru Suzuki

keeping the place clean?

while mom was away

while mom was away

No Problem!

Re: poets



Those masterful images because complete
Grew in pure mind, but out of what began?
A mound of refuse or the sweepings of a street,
Old kettles, old bottles, and a broken can,
Old iron, old bones, old rags, that raving slut
Who keeps the till. Now that my ladder’s gone,
I must lie down where all the ladders start
In the foul rag and bone shop of the heart. —




from W. B.  Yeats :   The Circus Animals’ Desertion


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may all who journey remember





Fresh Ink” Writer’s Conference from the Waterbury Observer newspaper

from the Waterbury Observer newspaper

Fresh Ink, NVCC’s literary magazine, will host the Fresh Ink Writer’s Conference on Fri., April 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Ruth Ann Leever Atrium at NVCC, 750 Chase Parkway in Waterbury.

Professional and studying literary enthusiasts are invited to share their works and learn from local professionals at the all-day conference, which will include breakout sessions on fact-to-fiction writing, poetry, editing/publishing and writing for a niche audience hosted by area experts. It will also include the announcement of this year’s Fresh Ink submission winners, readings by local writers, book signings, networking and an open mic.

Registration for the free event is requested. Contact Greg Harding at or calling 203-596-8763 to reserve a seat.

Everett Hoagland, published poet and scholar, will keynote the event. Hoagland’s works have received two Massachusetts Artists Foundation grants for poetry and the Gwendolyn Brooks Award. Hoagland was inducted into the International Literary Hall Of Fame for Writers of African Descent in Chicago in 2009.

Breakout sessions include:

Fact into Fiction: Steve Parlato, NVCC professor and author of the young adult novel The Namesake ( Merit Press Books) will lead a workshop in writing fiction for young adults. The focus will be on incorporating the detail of real life–places, people, events–into the creation of rich and compelling prose, grounded in specificity.

Lyric Poetry Workshop: This workshop will incorporate aspects of a seminar on poetry with model poems furnished at the start of the class. The workshop will also ask participants to conduct in-class writing exercises and comment on one another’s work. Participants are urged to send poems or writing of a poetic nature ahead of time to Sam Witt, author of two poetry collections and assistant professor of English at Framingham State University.

Editing for Publication: This interactive hands-on workshop will focus on techniques any writer can utilize to prepare a variety of texts—articles, essays, editorials, interviews, profiles, online entries and more—for submission to an editor, for general consideration, or for final publication. Participants will be encouraged to share their own drafts to be edited “live” alongside work samples to be provided. Facilitator and NVCC Professor Juleyka Lantigua-Williams is a newspaper, magazine, and book editor with over a decade of experience in all aspects of print publishing.

Writing for a niche audience:  Taught by Kandice Whitaker-Taylor, a freelance writer, poet and native New Yorker.

Naugatuck Valley Community College serves Beacon Falls, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Middlebury, Naugatuck, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Oxford, Prospect, Roxbury, Sherman, Southbury, Thomaston, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown and Woodbury. The College is located on a 110-acre campus at 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, Conn., and in Danbury at 183 Main Street. The College is one of 17 institutions governed by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education. Visit for more information.

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