A simple measurement
can make a man
lose himself; a blurring, no more
than a grainy smudge
a scant 7.34mm long
this rice-grain, seven weeks old
with one hundred and twenty nine
heartbeats per minute
all this, from a mere sesame-seed of a heart
Poured OutLike old cansPoured Out by Blueskye27
stripped of their labels,
naked tins of tomato soup
and cream corn,
their purpose lost
I find myself
Opened and emptied,
I roll through dark days
like blind alleys,
wishing for shoes.
Harper Collins + Internet = Writers WinToday marks the public opening of an online talent seeking / gathering site by HarperCollins, a publishing house with dozens of imprints whose credits include work by Neal Stephenson, Michael Crichton, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Paulo Coelho, Lemony Snicket, Clive Barker, Michael Chabon, Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing, and heaps more.Harper Collins + Internet = Writers Win by Jon-Law
It seems the colossal publisher is embracing the trend of technology and decentralized popularity in art. Their site authonomy, fresh out of private beta, uses a peer review and recommendation system to find the cream of the internet-lit crop, which they hope is tasty enough to publish, like, for realz.
From the site:
If youre a writer, authonomy is the place to show your face and show off your work on the web. Whether youre unpublished, self-published or just getting started, all you need is a few chapters to start building your profile online, and start connecting with the authonomy community.
And if you
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Favourite genre of music: I don't need no stinkin' genres.
Favourite photographer: Gepetto
Favourite style of art: Anything that makes you think and feel, tries to innovate
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