Debut of Motionpoem film

Amy King wrote:

My woman’s Motionpoem film will debut Thursday night & then we will dance until the roof is on fire! The film is an interpretation of Melissa Studdard ‘s “I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast” – will you tap dance with us?

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A Gorgeous Review

Yay! Here’s a gorgeous review of ‘I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast’ at Quill & Parchment. Thank you, Ed Bennett and Sharmagne Leland-St John-Sylbert!

http://www.quillandparchment.com/archives/April2015/bookreview.html

Quill & Parchment

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My Poem And The Film

I am Snoopy-happy-dance excited to announce that the title poem from I Ate the Cosmos for breakfast has been selected by Motionpoems to be made into a film! More details soon…

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Farming Blog

Photo by Alistar Harris

The Farming Life

This morning I opened a Google alert to find that this gorgeous farming blog (The Farming Life) had shared my poem “I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast” as part of an inspiring photo essay about their farm. They also quoted an answer I gave Okla Elliott for the magazine “As It Ought To Be”.

I love this farm (Origins) and everything they stand for–sustainability, health, love, service. And seeing farming and poetry come together like this, well, it feeds my heart…

http://originsfarm.com/this-farming-life-2-13-15/

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Interview by Michael Charton

Many thanks to the fabulous Michael Charton for this fun interview!

http://iamanauthorimustauth.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/my-interview-with-the-poetic-professor-melissa-studdard/

There is also the title poem from the collection: I ATE THE COSMOS FOR BREAKFAST included.

Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext Texas. Visit her personal homepage www.melissastuddard.com and find out about events and her books and contact her on http://melissastuddard.com/contact/ More information is available on Wikipedia.

Review: I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast

I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast

A huge thank you to Philippa Rees for this gorgeous, gorgeous review of I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast.

http://philipparees.wordpress.com/review-of-i-ate-the-cosmos-for-breakfast-by-melissa-studdard/

Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext Texas. Visit her personal homepage www.melissastuddard.com and find out about events and her books and contact her on http://melissastuddard.com/contact/ More information is available on Wikipedia.

Title Poem Reprint In New World Review

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Huge thanks to Fred Beauford for including a reprint of the title poem from my new collection, “I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast,” in “New World Review.” The issue looks fantastic!

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New Release: I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast

I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast

With Whitmanesque exuberance and voracity, Melissa Studdard’s I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast is a collection that devours the world even as it offers it—a collection that, through all its doubts and wounds, through “fire, ice, hurricanes, tsunamis, and quakes” arrives “with that tornado in its throat”—love—to spark renewal again and again.

Noting the voluptuous, yet spiritual thrust of the book, Robert Pinsky states, “Melissa Studdard’s high-flying, bold poetic language expresses an erotic appetite for the world: ‘this desire to butter and eat the stars,’ as she says, in words characteristically large yet domestic, ambitious yet chuckling at their own nerve. This poet’s ardent, winning ebullience echoes that of God, a recurring character here, who finds us Her children, splotchy, bawling and imperfect though we are, “flawless in her omniscient eyes.”

Poet Cate Marvin observes, “In so many ways the poems in this book read like paintings, touching and absorbing the light of the known world while fingering the soul until it lifts, trembling. Gates splayed, bodies read as books, and hearts born of mouths, Studdard’s study, which is a creation unto itself, would have no doubt pleased Neruda’s taste for the alchemic impurity of poetry, which is, as we know, poetry that is not only most pure of heart, but beautifully generous in vision and feeling.”

I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, poems by Melissa Studdard, is published by Saint Julian Press

Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext Texas. Visit her personal homepage www.melissastuddard.com and find out about events and her books and contact her on http://melissastuddard.com/contact/ More information is available on Wikipedia.