Michael Lee Johnson is publisher and editor of seven poetry flash fiction sites–all presently open for submission, he is published in 25 different countries (just type my full name into Google Search):
TORONTO — The six finalists of the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize have been announced. This shortlist was selected from a longlist of 17 books by a jury panel consisting of: Canadian writer and 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist, Annabel Lyon; American author, memoirist and Guggenheim fellow, Howard Norman; and UK playwright and prize-winning…
Tennis champion Serena Williams celebrates a hard-won victory. (AP photo by Rick Stevens)
From significant advances in the field of personalized medicine–– which uses information regarding an individual’s specific genetic make-up and environment to diagnose and treat diseases–– to the awarding of the Nobel Prize to five brilliant women and the “miracle on the Hudson,” the year 2009 is one that has been marked by… Continue
Michael Jackson with dancers in This is It. (AP photo release)
It says a lot that even while its principle star struggled to conserve creative energy and was simply “warming up” for the actual live performance scheduled to follow, Michael Jackson’s This Is It snagged the October 30 weekend box office in the United States with $21,300,000. It says even more that just two weeks after its opening, as of November 12, 2009,… Continue
Hey everyone just dropping in again. I just wanted to let you know the art show this past Saturday went well. I'm very sad that I couldn't be there, but I just got a job and because of the necessity of money, I could not attend. :( All the other contingent members said it was a blast though, and I'm glad the group had a good show! :) I only had one new piece on exhibit at the show this time around and I will post it eventually so ya'll can see. It is a new transparent ultra violet painting. I… Continue
Added by Michael Aaron on September 9, 2009 at 2:11am —
The Pieta by Michelangelo at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California.
While investigations surrounding the death of Michael Jackson steadily progressed and media frenzy over different facets of his life continued, the great entertainer and philanthropist himself was laid to rest September 3, 2009, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
Jackson’s funeral came just over two months, and two… Continue
The late Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy's memoir True Compass.
When word came of the death of Senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy (1932-2009) last week, I did as I so often do when hearing about the passing of someone whose life had a major influence on my own––I reached for my pen to write a poem or short essay in tribute to the great soul. I had already written several for Michael Jackson––including the… Continue
Michael Jackson in dancer mode for the "This Is It" tour.
As what would have been the beloved iconic entertainer’s 51st birthday approaches (August 29, 2009) the world community once again finds itself engaged in rediscovering, redefining, and re-devouring Michael Jackson. Some are feasting as they have been for years on continuous disclosures about aspects of his life (and now death) considered unconventional and… Continue
Singer Michael Jackson August 29, 1959-June 25, 2009
When a friend expressed her sadness over the recent death of Michael Jackson, she was surprised to hear me say I never paid much attention to his music or videos. I like different kinds of music but in the past few years noticed that I particularly appreciate classical music and modern New Age music with strong classical influence. Then my friend said Jackson was…Continue
Artists spend so much time creating their art, they forget to work on their personal lives. I, myself, try to live my life in between drafts.
Michael Jackson lived with a child's heart. Listen to his… Continue
Added by Joyce White on June 30, 2009 at 11:00pm —
So many reasons this classic "We are the World" video is one of the most amazing things musicians have ever done. With words and music by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie, the video features some of the greatest talents in the history of American music. I couldn't count or catch them all but this list is the one's I could:
Michael Jackson in concert around 1995. (photographer unknown)
You probably can’t read the words in the note next to the accompanying photo of Michael Jackson, but they were handwritten by the singer himself during the mid 1990s when he was constantly on tour and just as constantly a subject of much public ridicule and condemnation. This note was composed on hotel stationery and, complete with original spellings,…Continue
Well did my "widget" work? Most of you here know what a widget is, but I was surprised not everybody. My sister works every day with computers at work but didn't know what a widget was.
I hope this thing posts at CTI, I've tried these things at AD (AuthorsDen.com for the few writers who aren't registerd there) and they never work for me there.
8/9/2008 10:17:14 AM
I'm thrilled! It's been a struggle and its not like I'll get any promotion, but if you search MICHAEL GUY on iTunes, my CD AugustOceanOverture will come up!
Apparently, since July my piano jazz/new age CD August Ocean Overture has been listed under pop jazz on iTunes. I submitted it to CDbaby's digital distribution in June. I am thrilled, although it will be tough going getting anyone to know it's there. Even I didn't download iTunes software until just last week.… Continue
There is no definition for poetry as such. Many poets repeatedly said many slogans for it.Let us now discuss the recent trends and the styles involved in writing the verses. I wish to invite all…Continue
Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the…Continue
Remarks delivered by President Barack Obama at approximately 1:35 a.m. EST November 7, 2012: Thank you so much.Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own…Continue
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