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One week to go . . .

Posted 03-02-2009 at 09:42 PM by Catherine Chandler
Into the golden vessel of great song
Let us pour all our passion; breast to breast
Let other lovers lie, in love and rest;
Not we, - articulate, so, but with the tongue
Of all the world . . .
Edna St. Vincent Millay

In a half-forgotten box in my parentsí attic, there is an old black and white photograph of my sister Debby and me sitting on the lawn of the Vassar College campus, Poughkeepsie, NY, circa 1954. On the back of the picture, my mother wrote those...
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Eric Burdon's New CD, "'Til Your River Runs Dry"

Posted 02-20-2013 at 01:55 AM by ChrisGeorge
Updated 04-07-2013 at 09:32 AM by ChrisGeorge

You can listen to samples of music and also read an interview with Sixties English-born blues rocker Eric Burdon courtesy of Rolling Stone magazine at the following URL --

I have been a follower of Burdon for almost fifty years, ever since as a schoolboy in Liverpool...
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Google Gmail Crash

Posted 02-24-2009 at 11:25 AM by Catherine Chandler
If anyone tried to send me a sonnet this morning between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, you probably did not get through due to the Google gmail crash.,2933,499106,00.html

If so, please resend, as the problem has been fixed.

Thank you.

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The Gladdest Thing

Posted 03-09-2009 at 07:48 AM by Catherine Chandler
In Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Afternoon on a Hill," she writes, "I will be the gladdest thing/Under the sun!/I will touch a hundred flowers/And not pick one." That's how I feel about reading and reading the sonnets submitted to me for this year's bake-off, very glad indeed.

Just a reminder that tomorrow (March 10) noon is the submission deadline. That's when "I will mark which must be mine" and then send twelve to Mr. Cassity for his comments.
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Turner Cassity Tribute - Call for Submissions

Posted 08-08-2009 at 11:46 AM by Alex Pepple
Dear Eratosphereans,

Those of us who know Turner Cassity or his work were stunned stunned by his sudden departure a couple of weeks ago. We were privileged at Eratosphere to have him here as a member and host of our last Sonnet Bake-off.

The next issue of Able Muse will feature a tribute to Turner Cassity. Suzanne Doyle will be editing this special feature. In addition to Suzanne's prodigious virtues as a writer, she probably was as close a literary friend/confidante...
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