Asphalt and nostalgia: A recipe for poetry and emotional healing

My father died almost six months ago. Mercury enters retrograde today. Almost one month ago, I ruptured a tendon in my finger. My teenager has an ear infection. But today, I found bliss in the construction outside my house. UGI has been tearing up the street for what feels like months and today they wereContinue reading “Asphalt and nostalgia: A recipe for poetry and emotional healing”

Review & Reflection: Sunshine while reading Poetry East, Fall 2021

It is May. The weather has been bitter, damp & frigid. My toes, my hands (and the ruptured tendon in my left ring finger) think that winter has returned. My flesh carries a purple hue and has lost its youthful softness. I can’t speak for the rest of the world but 2022 has captured meContinue reading “Review & Reflection: Sunshine while reading Poetry East, Fall 2021”

A night at Stick Figure Poetry, shared with you!

Last night, several staff members of Parisian Phoenix Publishing attended the Stick Figure Poetry Open Mic as part of our observance of National Poetry Month. Our next special event is a visit to the Chester County Studio tour May 14 in support of fine artist Heather Pasqualino Weirich, the artist who allowed us to featureContinue reading “A night at Stick Figure Poetry, shared with you!”

Weekend events: March 26

March 26, 2022 will be a busy day for the team at Parisian Phoenix. Founders Angel Ackerman and Gayle Hendricks will attend the Lehigh Valley Book Festival, sponsored by Bethlehem Area Public Library and Let’s Play Books in Emmaus. The event will take place at the library. For more information on Lehigh Valley Book Festival,Continue reading “Weekend events: March 26”

A night at the Stick Figure Open Mic

Tonight several members of the Parisian Phoenix community (publisher Angel Ackerman, poet Darrell Parry, editor Nancy Scott and anthology contributor and artist Maryann Riker) attended the Stick Figure Poetry Open Mic hosted by Darrell on the third Thursday of the month at Mary Meuser Memorial Library. Amid green cupcakes, we enjoyed poetry and prose fromContinue reading “A night at the Stick Figure Open Mic”

Our own Darrell Parry featured in The Lafayette student newspaper

The Lafayette, the student newspaper at Lafayette College, featured Darrell Parry and his poetry book, Twists: Gathered Ephemera in their recent edition. See the article here: https://lafayettestudentnews.com/130103/arts/college-store-manager-published-book/ In other publicity news, The Valley Ledger posted a list of upcoming Parisian Phoenix events and news: https://www.thevalleyledger.com/?p=111328

Tonight: 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Darrell Parry hosts virtual launch of poetry book, TWISTS.

With the support of Lehigh Valley Poetry, Parisian Phoenix’s first poet, Darrell Parry, will present a virtual book launch of his full-length poetry manuscript, TWISTS: GATHERED EPHEMERA at 8 p.m. on Zoom.t For more Information, see the Facebook event here. Darrell also runs the monthly open mic Stick Figure Poetry at Mary Meuser Memorial LibraryContinue reading “Tonight: 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Darrell Parry hosts virtual launch of poetry book, TWISTS.”

An exciting Thursday— a new volume of Fashion & Fiends, a new poem and a new author

Today a new author joined Parisian Phoenix — nonagenarian Charles Ticho will allow our little boutique press to publish his memoir, Stops along the Way which chronicles his experiences from childhood in Europe through the Holocaust and into his life and career in the United States. The book provides such a rich look at JewishContinue reading “An exciting Thursday— a new volume of Fashion & Fiends, a new poem and a new author”

Our first poetry book now in stock— Twists: Gathered Ephemera by Darrell Parry

As publisher at Parisian Phoenix, I have so many plans, hopes & manuscripts to pursue. As I’ve mentioned, we’re nearly done with the line edit of Not an Able-Bodied White Man with Money, so once the copyright returns from the Library of Congress we will be putting that project to bed— and into print. JoanContinue reading “Our first poetry book now in stock— Twists: Gathered Ephemera by Darrell Parry”

Exploring whether or not my art features ‘enough’ disability

Last May, I appeared as a featured reader for the online event Spofest (which stands for spoken word fest). Among Spofest’s many segments was a Q and A where the host asks participants three questions about writing. The first two are the same for all three presenters, but the third is a question that theContinue reading “Exploring whether or not my art features ‘enough’ disability”