Poetry is Stupid; Change My Mind

Today, at the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, Darrell Parry delivered a presentation at the organization’s morning meeting called, “Poetry is Stupid. Change My Mind.” He followed that with an afternoon workshop of what he described as 12 enthusiastic writers participating in various exercises relate to the crafting of poetry and how it benefits you,Continue reading “Poetry is Stupid; Change My Mind”

Darrell Parry to read from ‘Twists’ this Saturday in Parkland

This coming Saturday (April 22), Darrell Parry will present a poetry reading at 1 p.m. at Parkland Community Library. The event is free. For more information visit, the event page on the library website or email adults@parklandlibrary.org

Hi-ho into April: an invitation to our Book & Puppet event April 29

It certainly has been here. March brought much excitement for the publishing company with Thurston’s release of The Phulasso Devotional, the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Write Stuff Conference, collaboration with Echo City Capers, production of Larry Sceurman’s short story collection, Coffee in the Morning, and planning for a cornucopia of events for National BookstoreContinue reading “Hi-ho into April: an invitation to our Book & Puppet event April 29”

Press Release: Event with Book and Puppet to support indie bookstores, the arts and poetry in downtown Easton April 29

For immediate releaseFor more information contact:Angel R. Ackerman, publisherangel@parisianphoenix.com Celebrating National Independent Bookstore Day, Arts Community of Easton Open Studio Tour, National Poetry Month & New Books from Local Authors LEHIGH VALLEY, PA— Parisian Phoenix Publishing and Easton’s Book and Puppet Company will host events at the bookstore; April 29 is National Independent Bookstore Day,Continue reading “Press Release: Event with Book and Puppet to support indie bookstores, the arts and poetry in downtown Easton April 29”

Let’s see where this goes…

This blog post will pay homage to the title of our new Substack– Parisian Phoenix Bookish Babble. I’m honestly not sure where it will lead, so let’s start writing and see where stream-of-consciousness takes us. New and Upcoming Releases Darrell Parry released the expanded second edition of his poetry book Twists: Gathered Ephemera yesterday. TheContinue reading “Let’s see where this goes…”

Celebrating cover design, book design and original art

Today is the coldest day so far this winter, with an actual temperate of six degrees Farenheit and an even lower wind chill. This is doubly surprising to me– even as someone accustomed to winter in the northeast United States– because so far this weekend, little, prone-to-be-cold publisher Angel Ackerman has been going outside inContinue reading “Celebrating cover design, book design and original art”

Brainstorming: Plans for 2023

We all need a brainstorming day. Our culture seems to value the end of the calendar year as a time for collecting our thoughts, setting goals and focusing on moving forward. But I think we all need to do such brainstorming and organizing periodically. First, a retrospective: Parisian Phoenix published its first book in SeptemberContinue reading “Brainstorming: Plans for 2023”

My Love of Poetry is Not Gone, Part 3 of 3

Guest Post on Writing Poetry By Ruchi AcharyaPublisher’s note: As part of the Parisian Phoenix mission, we publish unique voices and diverse perspectives in print and online. So, this week, we will explore poetry with Indian author Ruchi Acharya. This is part three of three, where Ruchi offers her final two lessons on how toContinue reading “My Love of Poetry is Not Gone, Part 3 of 3”