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Passing the hat for BlazeVOX

Passing the hat for BlazeVOX!
...Hot Dog, it's the new year :-) 
There's still time to donate


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BlazeVOX is a haven for undervalued writers to convene with readers worldwide, delivering the contemporary through books-in-hand and ebooks-in-a-minute.


Enjoy the recent issue of our Online Journal BlazeVOX12 which is published in the Spring and the Fall can be found here.


Come and stop by our Bookshop for a good read. Bring a beverage with you because we have a good-sized preview of all of our titles on site. 


We also have art galleries, free ebooks, Kindle books, podcasts and YouTube poetryreadings from our book authors. So do come over and see what all the fuss is all about!


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Plans for the Future: We are opening up a whole new section on our site, BXtraordinary! We had been marketing the book as a simple sales pitch using only the back cover blurb and a simple email campaign to market several book at one time in one email that came out monthly. So far this has lead to a moderate interest in our books. However, we want people to consume our books, read them and talk about them online with friends and other readers whom they share like-minded interests. So we plan to change the way we introduce our books. We will set up a campaign for each title using to garner interest in the author's story as well as what is inside the book itself; to promote the poet as well as the book itself. Each writer has a story that brought him or her to write the book we are publishing. That story is interest to our readers who want to know who the writer is, why it is important for them to read this book now, and how this work will affect their reading mind. So stay tuned, we are going to the stars! 



Thank you & Hurray!
We really can't say it enough - so we'll say it again here. Thank you. We have the best group of members and supporters that we could ask for, and it's because of you that we have been so successful this past year.

Rockets, Geoffrey Gatza
How far do we have to go?
We're just $5,000 away from hitting our goal and beating last year's mark by $1500 - but why stop there? Let's see if we can beat our all time record. In addition to donations, we could use your help spreading the word to your friends and family, so please feel free to share this email.

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Prick of the Spindle reviews of The Moon & Other Inventions

 The Moon & Other Inventions: Poems After Joseph Cornell
By Kristina Marie Darling
Review by Helen Vitoria


BlazeVOX [books], Aug. 31, 2012
ISBN: 978-1609641047
Perfect bound, 66 pp., $12

Divided into seven chapters of poems as footnotes and filled with lavish imagery, the reader is transported through time and place. Darling’s words resonate throughout, as she sets the tone within every chapter of poems.

The speaker in these poems identifies and begs us to follow her through this journey as she seeks answers to what are perhaps universal questions.

Darling writes, in "The History of Inventions":

One of the lesser known experiments, in which scientists were fascinated with the involuntary movements of the female heart

It is in brilliant and beautifully written lines such as these, that Darling draws the reader to these poems and makes them a more personal, rather than universal, experience Darling’s imagery, per usual, is another stunning aspect to these poems, In "Astronomy"she writes: "On the ground, a shattered lens. A heavy fog drifting through all of the windows." And in"Cartography": "…… A white thread caught on the branches of a tree."


Explore the title here

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