Catina Noble – Book Promo

Book: Everest Base Camp: Close Call

Author: Catina Noble

Synopsis:

Everest Base Camp: Close Call is a gripping and fascinating story about Everest told from the perspective of a brave woman who openly shares the triumphs and disappointments of reaching for a dream. Catina Noble pulls the reader in with the warmth from a stove in the dinning room at a teahouse, the humorous attempts at using squat toilets, the delicious comfort food and the kindness of people in Nepal in contrast with the achingly cold conditions and uncertainty felt on her trek. With vivid and absorbing passages, Noble offers a heartfelt reminder that the journey is as important as the dream itself.” Sonia Saikaley, author of Allspice Bath

Author Bio:

Catina Noble is an Ottawa writer with over two hundred publications including books, articles, short stories and poetry. Her work has appeared in several publications including but not limited to Woman’s World Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Bywords, Riverview Park Review, PEN, YTravel Blog, The Mindful Word, Mojito Mother, Baby Post and many others. She is the author of eight books and three chapbooks of poetry. Her poem You Can’t See Me won first place in the Canadian Author’s Association Poetry Contest in 2014. Two of her books have the Reader’s Favorite Silver Seal of Approval; Vacancy at the Food Court & Other Short Stories and I’m Glad I Didn’t Kill Myself. 

Links:

Available at Amazon

http://www.catinanoble.wordpress.com

http://www.fiddlesandscribbles.com

Twitter: @CatinaNoble1

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Same as Me by rp verlaine (Poem for January 2021)

Find me in the dark
with your kisses
and wetness
the rain outside
knows nothing of.

Let us investigate
boundaries the same
as the sea.

We’ll go out
further than
It’s safe.

Return to sand
each embrace
mocking the chill.

Tell me before
the eavesdropping moon
all you want
from sex
Is to come in waves

Bio
Rp Verlaine lives and writes in New York City. He has an MFA in creative writing from City college. He taught in New York Public schools for many years. No longer teaching, he continues to write and do photography in New York. he had a volume of poetry – Damaged by Dames & Drinking published in 2017 and another – Femme Fatales Movie Starlets and Rockers in 2018. A set of three e books began with the publication of Lies from the Autobiography vol1 was published in November of 2018.

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Transcending My Personal Apocalypse – By Linda Imbler

I wage all hope against the day I fall.
My leaden halo slipping,
my blood turning to bitter wormwood.
King Abandon feeds his locust constituents from my flesh,
yet, I stay breathing even beyond that plague.
A scorching blaze offers no quick sell to glory,
and no inland waters can now host relief.
It’s shocking how quickly the sea dies once it turns red.
No way now to pay against Armageddon.
The worst we feared was so much more severe,
with hate’s nova’s flare putting the sun to sleep with one burst.
So many of us made that sun lapse into darkness,
but the terms of my salvation cannot be now laid silent.
The illusory satisfaction that I’ll survive makes me bold,
so I offer my hand to lay between all other’s burdens,
and thus try to transcend to my own apocalypse.

Bio: Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include five published paperback; “Big Questions, Little Sleep”, “Big Questions, Little Sleep” second edition (expanded with 66 additional poems), “Lost and Found”, “Red is the Sunrise”, and “Bus Lights, Travel Sights”. Soma Publishing has published her three e-book collections, “The Sea’s Secret Song”, “Pairings”, a hybrid of short fiction and poetry, and “That Fifth Element”. Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at lindaspoetryblog.blogspot.com. In addition to writing, she helps her husband, a Luthier, build acoustic guitars in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A.

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Looping for Art’s Sake – By I.B. Iskov

I delve into a busy place
illustrated in my mind,
groping for the link

to loop everything together
long-short fast-slow
tender-struck
indefinable and cultural.

Imagining myself an artist,
I envision an immense blank canvas.
Round is the predominant mood.

With tired fingers,
I spiral my pen
for a strong therapeutic effect.

Looping can be very beautiful
in just the right light.

Circles become complex acrobats,
empower the paper-stage with
confrontational comic calamity
never fracturing their naiveté
lest they transform themselves
into something truly grotesque.

Stylish looping is an acquired skill.
An inordinate amount of time is spent
repeating the basic fundamentals
to fulfill true penmanship.

I manage to pronounce with O with enthusiasm
without compromising the metaphor.

I want to be in the loop.

Bio: I.B. Iskov is the Founder of The Ontario Poetry Society http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca. Her poems have been published widely in anthologies and literary journals and she has several poetry collections. Visit her Profile Page at: http://www.theontariopoetrysoicety.ca/Memberprofile002.htm.

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Update to Submission Guidelines

Effective immediately, Fiddles & Scribbles will take submissions from poets around the world, not just Canada. Unfortunately, we will no longer be able to provide an honorarium for the poems that get published.

We look forward reading your poems. Submissions are on an ongoing basis. We publish one poem each month on the first.

Please ensure your poem is no longer than 36 lines and includes a bio no longer than 75-100 words. In your bio feel free to add links to your website etc but that is included in the word count.

**Please do not send an attachment and please send one poem per email, a maximum of four poems.**

We publish one poem here on the first of the month.

Send submissions to: fiddles.scribbles@yahoo.ca. Please allow four to six week for a response.

In the meantime why don’t you check a website that promotes author’s books? Hop on over to: http://www.catinanoble.wordpress.com

Thanks for your patience.

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COVID-19 by Jagjeet Sharma

August Poem

COVID-19.    by Jagjeet Sharma

Today is the same

as yesterday

tomorrow no different

 

COVID-19 stole it all

body, mind, and soul

 

stay at home restrictions

insanity on the loose

 

lazy paint brush strokes

on a blank canvas

color their way

a wayward Picasso,

or a mangled scenery

 

porch watchers

count sunsets

or sunrises

they look the same

after a while

 

wind chimes

dance to their tunes

a windstorm

on the horizon

 

Jagjeet Sharma is a freelance journalist, poet, and author. She hosts a weekly radio show along with her team of dedicated volunteers on CKCU 93.1fm. She has two collections of poems to her credit. Nature’s Subtle Seductions published 2018; Fragments published 2019. 
 

 

 

 

 

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testari by Joseph Farina

testari (*July’s poem up a week early)

the homeless heroes on the streets
bivouacked under cardboard and blue tarps
paper cups at their feet hoping
to be filled by your sympathy
endure your impatience and betrayal
they wear their infirmity silently
their eyes seeking yours
both cast  in familiar patient pain
suffering withdrawn gazes
and the imperious stares of authority
who sometimes drop their pennies in their cup
stop for a moment to admire their generosity
then wheel and quickly cross away
no longer stunned by withdrawn victims of combat
ignorant of the love needed to end this error
of public despair and faces pillowed
against outside walls and sidewalk sheets as shelters

BIO

Joseph A Farina is a retired lawyer in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Several of his poems have been published in  Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, Ascent ,Subterranean  Blue  and in   The Tower Poetry Magazine, Inscribed, The Windsor Review, Boxcar Poetry Revue , and appears in the anthology   Sweet Lemons: Writings with a Sicilian Accent , and in the anthology   Witness  from Serengeti Press. He has had poems published in the U.S. magazines   Mobius, Pyramid Arts, Arabesques, Fiele-Festa, Philedelphia Poets and   Memoir (and)   as well as in Silver Birch Press   “Me, at Seventeen”   Series. He has had two books of poetry published— The Cancer Chronicles   and   The Ghosts of Water Street.
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Moving Forward

Hello! Sorry this site has not been kept up to date over the last couple of months. Besides the pandemic, I have a lot of other obstacles that have been thrown my way and I was still recovering from my near death experience in Nepal (December 2019).

The good news is I am feeling much better now and hope to get Fiddles & Scribbles back on track. I already have couple of poets lined up! So when will you see some new material? July 1st.

Keep sending your emails and poetry submissions. I look forward to reading them.

If I have not responded to an email you sent, my apologies and please follow up.

Thanks for your patience.

Best wishes.

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A Sonnet Above by Nicolas Loyola

Poem for March 2020

A Sonnet Above by Nicolas Loyola

Slow-hum moments when wandering the night
my heartbeat and footsteps synced and steady
I hear a tune when stars are caught in sight,
musing together in a melody

 Look up, there are stories amongst the stars
perspectives and cares upheld by wonder
like scented objects preserved in glass jars
tales told from societies asunder

 What of other stellar stories unknown,
to those with who we share not skies or scenes?
differing worlds play to a unique tone
of objects celestial left unseen

 tis nature’s call to sing and be shared with
a universe rife with music and myth

Bio: Nicolas Loyola is a student who has lived in Ottawa their whole life. He is excited by the world, and much of this excitement manifests itself in poetry. He believes the world demands a lot of attention, and lives by his efforts to make light of it. 

 

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Submission Guidelines

Updated November 1, 2019

Submissions

Poem of the Month

On the first of each month ONE poem will be selected and posted on this website. The poem can be on any theme, previously unpublished (including the internet and own personal blog), up to 36 lines (breaks between stanzas count as lines). Submissions are currently ongoing.

*Please note, we are only accepting poems from Canadian residents at this time.

We will get back to you within 4-6 weeks. If you don’t not hear from us, please feel free to follow up. If you decide to have your poem published with us, we ask that you give us six months before submitting your work and/or publishing it elsewhere. If your poem is published somewhere else, woot-woot, we ask that you note the poem was originally published by Fiddles & Scribbles first.

Submissions are accepted via email only at fiddles.scribbles@yahoo.ca.  Please include a 50 word bio in the 3rd person and feel free to add links to your site as well!

Payment 🙂

For Poem of the Month payment is $10.00, Canadian. It is not much but this site is a good place to get your words wet!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,
Catina Noble
Managing Editor
Fiddles & Scribbles

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