Are you ready for a nature and poetry getaway? Here's the sneak preview of Issue 13!
Thank you to all the amazing 76 contributors! Welcome to all the new members of the Frameless Sky family - Bakhtiyar Amini, Myron Arnold, Anne Elise Burgevin, Antoinette Cheung, Beate Conrad, Maya Daneva, Michael Dudley, David Kawika Eyre, B.A. France, Monalisha Gogoi, Dorna Hainds, Dan Iulian, Laskshmi Iyer, Kris Kondo, Samo Kreutz, Myron Lysenko, Daniela Misso, Maed Rill Monte, Milan Rakjumar, Suraja Roychowdhury, Bona M. Santos, Teji Sethi, Barbara Tate, and Pragya Vishnoi. If I have forgotten anybody, please let me know.
I am very grateful to these talented people-- the shining stars of this issue!
Congratulations to Milan Rajkumar for winning the Take the Challenge! contest.
Into the Warp and Woof: Best of Frameless Sky, Volume 1 is now available in print and digital download. Please support Velvet Dusk Publishing by buying it here ~ https://www.velvetduskpublishing.com/
I'm very happy to announce that you can now order your digital download of INTO THE WARP AND WOOF: BEST OF FRAMELESS SKY, VOLUME 1. Due to two delays caused by Amazon, we have to wait again for about two weeks for the print copy. I'm keeping the anthology LIVE on Amazon, but DON'T purchase it yet until you hear from me. I would want to check it first. I would also prefer that you purchase it straight from me to support Velvet Dusk Publishing. Details will be shared once everything is set. Once again, thank you so much to all the artists, contributors, and the precious people (Shloka Shankar and Robin Smith ) who helped make this possible. If you are interested, PM me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please watch the video to check out the book and how to scan the QR code. The QR code will direct you to Milan Dimitrijevic 's original composition so you can enjoy listening to his music while reading the book.
I'm so excited to announce that "into the warp and woof: Best of Frameless Sky, Volume 1" will finally be released on August 8! It will be available in paperback, containing the top 110 poems by 72 poets, some of which are paired with stunning artwork by all the featured artists from Issues 1-10. This anthology will also be available as digital download.
Endless gratitude to Shloka Shankar for her generous help in my selection and editing process. So blessed to her as my goddaughter!
Here's the foreword written by Robin Smith for the anthology! Thank you so much, Robin! You make me so proud of Frameless Sky and all the people behind its success! Big hugs to you!
Frameless Sky has just recently made a few changes.
1) Starting Issue 12, Frameless Sky can be viewed in two different ways.
a. dvd format
b. private video uploaded on YouTube.
2) You now have two options in purchasing an issue.
a. annual subscription (prices include shipping)
b. single issue (prices include shipping)
3) A donation option
Here is the link to see the new prices and options.
*If you love Frameless Sky and would want me to continue creating a unique poetry video journal, please support these changes. As you all know, each production entails gruelling hours before it gets completed. It is genuinely a labor of love, but to be honest, it is also more gratifying to be compensated in return. This will not only boost my enthusiasm and creativity, but also help me give a regular and more substantial compensation for contributing artists and musicians. Who knows? Maybe one day, Frameless Sky will be able to afford to pay contributing poets. ;-)
Here's Issue 12's sneak preview!
Thank you so much to all the contributors and welcome to the new members of the Frameless Sky family--Christine Chin, Frederick Elumah, Melanie Faith, Kath Lehmann, Ed Markowski, Sanela Plisko, Bryan Rickert, Rich Schilling, Taura Scott, Sudebi Singha, Elisa Theriana, Xenia Tran, Rashmi VeSa, Frank Williams, and John Zheng.
A bow of thanks to these two talented ladies!
Deep gratitude to Shloka Shankar, founding editor of Sonic Boom, for allowing me include her poetry reading , "reflect light in little doses: a mini glue book," as a special feature .
Last but not the least, I would like to congratulate the winner of the Take the Challenge! contest, Susan Mallernee. Since she won, she will be receiving a free dvd copy of Issue 12 and she will be providing the next haiku or tanka for the next contest.
After some grueling weeks of rejecting and accepting submissions, editing and arranging poems and artwork, and putting together the full video, here's a sneak peek of Issue 11!
Thank you so much to my spectacular team!
Congratulations to all the regular and new contributors! Looking forward to your submissions in the future!
Congratulations to Gregory Piko for winning the Take the Challenge! contest.
Debbie Strange's haiga video and poetry reading is outstanding! I am so grateful that she is sharing her work in this issue.
Hope this sneak preview is worth the wait!
Once again, thank you so much to all the generous and amazing contributors!
My deepest gratitude to the fabulous team!
Congratulations to Debbie Strange for winning the Take the Challenge! contest.
Thanks a ton to Ron C. Moss and Steve Hodge for another captivating video.
a fusion of Japanese short-form poetry, art, and music