Texture Press Wiki Available

Screen Shot 2019-04-06 at 7.57.45 AMTexture Press has a wiki:
https://sites.google.com/site/texturepress/home

In addition to having information about Texture books, it contains further writings (writing advice, essays, and more) by Texture authors.

For instance…from this page go to writings on jazz (or jazz related) by Rina Terry.

https://sites.google.com/site/texturepress/home/general-styles-and-genres-of-prose-and-poetry/jazz-influence

Susan Smith Nash (founding editor of Texture) has made available here many of her teaching videos  (such as this video on Emerson on Notable Writers page).

https://sites.google.com/site/texturepress/home/notable-writers/emerson-ralph-waldo—on-circles

Here’s tP author Don Rigg’s in depth piece on the history of cyberpunk (on Genres and Styles page):

https://sites.google.com/site/texturepress/home/general-styles-and-genres-of-prose-and-poetry/cyberpunk

And more–

A new improved version of our main website will be available soon. But in the mean time, check out our wiki! Let me know if you want to contribute some writing here (write to vf25@drexel.edu).

Many thanks to Melissa Rodier for helping us create this wiki.

Song Title Poem

Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets

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Create a poem based on song titles.

Make a list of song titles from an album. You could select the collection at random, perhaps one you have on hand, or alternatively you could select a collection that has specific meaning for you, already.

For example, here are the titles from “Johnny’s Greatest Hits” (Johnny Mathis, Columbia).

Chances are
All the time
The twelfth of never
When sunny gets blue
When I am with you
Wonderful! Wonderful!
It’s not for me to say
Come to me
Wild is the wind
Warm and tender
No love
I look at you

Use the titles as the spine or structure for a writing. I love vinyl and tried it with quite a few collections. I was doubtless influenced by the object itself, the photographs, memories associated with the music or the physical object, etc. As the goal for the first draft, at least…

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White Wedding

The Citron Review

by Helen Chambers

Grey day; warm for the season. ‘If anyone knows any reason…’ intones the priest, hearing the palpable intake of breath. A breeze flutters the feathers, salmon-pink, of the bride’s mother’s hat. Her sneezes ricochet off the ancient church stones. A cough, an embarrassed giggle, a ripple stirs through the congregation. The bride’s father compresses his elastic face into a deeper frown. Fecund and sullen, the swelling bride clasps her groom’s sweaty hand, his ratty moustache too small for his upper lip. The bride’s mother cries harder into her hankie. Silence stretches to snapping point. The priest smiles.

Helen Chambers is a flash and short fiction writer who likes taking long walks seeking inspiration by the river where she lives in Essex, UK. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Essex, and is the 2018 Fish Short Story winner. She blogs at HelenChambersWriter.wordpress.com

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“Day6 – Moonrise” by Briyanna Hymms

Briyanna Hymms

Day6 – Moonrise

  1. Better Better,
       i liked you best;
       have you come up with an excuse for me?
  1. I Like You
       though i think we keep dancing
    in circles
  1. What Can I Do
       except stay in my routine?
    i’m not going to break my own comfort for you
  1. I’ll Remember
       all the missed moments,
    all the stolen stares
  1. Whatever!
       stop this, you’re leaving soon!
    he gave no hints anyways
  1. Be Lazy
       be cautious, be careless, be myself
       maybe the cycle will never break
  1. Hi Hello
       yes, it started this way
       you never asked me my name then
  1. I Loved You
       but perhaps its the same way i loved
    everyone who came into my heart
  1. When You Love Someone
       doesn’t it show in your eyes?
    i thought everyone could read mine
  1. All Alone
       in this sterile room
    i have so much space to think
  1. Pouring
       out all my thoughts onto graph paper
    i’m trying to reach a conclusion
  1. I Need Somebody
       i needed a body
    it would be unfair if i “loved” you
  1. I’ll Try
       to stop myself from going farther
    beyond just physical affection

 

 

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Note: Hymms’ poem relies on song titles from Day6’s album, Moonrise. For more on this strategy, view this blog-post:
https://poemsforthewriting.com/2017/01/04/musical-echoes-1/