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February 2014 ≈ Number 29

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This issue of Elephant Mountain Online features Damian John, Daen Davidson-Couch, Mark mealing, Brad Bradley, Doug Wilton, Rachel McGown, Sage Wilton and Philip Sarsons.
Three of these writers appeared in the recent trade paperback edition of Elephant Mountain, our annual selection from this online magazine. Now available in local bookstores: Lots of photos to remind you of winter’s hidden secret (Summer!)

JOIN THE CAVALCADE: Send your poetry, short fiction and art to doug@elephantmountain.org

We’ll publish it here (if it meets our lofty editorial standards) and if it makes the cut you will see it in our next fine paperback edition.

BOOKSMYTH OPEN MIC
is a venue for both page and performance poets. Page poets can learn more about the value of sound/performance and anyone can use it as a stage to rehearse a piece for the next Slam.
BOM is also a way to try out stuff you’re thinking of publishing. Elephant Mountain gives Slam and other writers a venue for pieces that work better on the page and enables them to get public print exposure.

The Booksmyth Open Mic usually occurs on the last Friday of the month so the next one will probably be on Friday Feb 28.
Doors open: 7:30, Readings/Performances start at 8.

We welcome both new or experienced writers and spoken word poets.

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Doug Wilton
Editor
http://www.elephantmountain.org

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January 2014 ≈ Number 28 ≈ New Year Issue

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This issue of Elephant Mountain Online features Stuart Ross, Doug Wilton, Daen Davidson, Mark Mealing, Pippa Bowley and Joel Guay.

Many of these writers appeared in the recent trade paperback edition of Elephant Mountain, our annual selection from this online magazine. Now available in local bookstores: Lots of photos to remind you of winter’s hidden secret (Summer!)

JOIN THE PROMENADE: Send your poetry, short fiction and art to doug@elephantmountain.org

We’ll publish it here (if it meets our lofty editorial standards) and if it makes the cut you will see it in our next fine paperback edition.

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Booksmyth Open Mic launches a new project: Page To Stage To Page.

Page To Stage is taking a poem that works on a page and helping it work in a performance setting.

Stage To Page is taking a poem that works on the stage and helping it read better on a page of Elephant Mountain or any publication.

The ideal I think would be to make poems that work well on both pages (paper and digital) and in performance settings/videos.

I’ve always liked writing that enables me to hear the writer’s voice in my head and am bored when writers read their stuff as if they were just computers with a text to speech program.  

Booksmyth Open Mic is a venue for both page and performance poets. Page poets can learn more about the value of sound/performance and anyone can use it as a stage to rehearse a piece for the next Slam. 

BOM is also a way to try out stuff you’re thinking of publishing. Elephant Mountain gives  Slam and other writers a venue for pieces that work better on the page and enables them to get public print exposure.

Next Booksmyth Open Mic will transpire on Friday Jan 31.
Doors open: 7:30, Readings/Performances start at 8. 

We welcome both new or experienced writers and spoken word poets. 

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Doug Wilton

Editor
www.elephantmountain.org

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December 2013 ≈ Number 27 * Winter Solstice Issue

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This issue of Elephant Mountain Online features Paula Hudson Lunn, Leannah Fidler, Doug Wilton, Helen Blum, Geordi Campos, Deanna Reed and Daen Davidson.

Most of these writers appeared in the recent trade paperback edition of Elephant Mountain, our annual selection from this online magazine.

Now available in local bookstores:

JUST IN TIME FOR A CHRISTMAS

GIFT OF FINE WRITING.


JOIN THE CAVALCADE: Send your poetry, short fiction and art. We’ll publish it here (if it meets our lofty editorial standards) and if it makes the cut you will see it in next year’s fine paperback edition.

And, above all,

Stay peachy.

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November 2013 ≈ Number 26

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This issue of Elephant Mountain Online features Daen Davidson, Pippa Bowley, Radha Paula Neilson, Mark Mealing, Doug  Wilton, Kathryn Hartley and Josie Ahearn.

All of these writers appeared in the recent paperback edition of Elephant Mountain, our annual selection from the blog.

Now available in local bookstores!

There will be an open mic on Friday, November 29, at Booksmyth.

Time: 7:30 PM

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And:

Hey Slammers!! The next poetry slam will be executed on December 8, 7:00 pm, at John Ward Coffee shop!!

If you are poetic, literate, or just plain awesome, come and share your creations (and/or audience skills) with the loving and supportive crowd!! See you all there! 

Stay peachy.

(Keegan, for the Nelson Poetry Slam)

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October 2013 ≈ Number 25

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MAGAZINE LAUNCH

THIS COMING FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 

WE LAUNCH THE 2013 / 2014 issue of

ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN,

OUR ANNUAL JOURNAL OF SELECTED CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS BLOG.

TIME AND PLACE:

FRIDAY OCTOBER 25, 7:30 AT BOOKSMYTH

THIS EDITION FEATURES ALMOST 30 LOCAL AND EXPATRIATE MEMBERS OF OUR FAR FLUNG BAND. CONTRIBUTORS & OTHERS ARE INVITED TO SHARE THE MIC AS WELL AS THE GENERAL MERRIMENT. 

BE THERE OR BE A PARALLELOGRAM.

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THIS ISSUE OF OUR ONLINE JOURNAL FEATURES MARK MEALING, MARY ANN CARLTON, KELLY SHEPHERD, DAEN DAVIDSON, VOLKER M AND DOUG WILTON.

SOME OF THE PIECES WERE WRITTEN IN RESPONSE TO 2 QUESTIONS I POSED A WHILE AGO:

1. WHY DO YOU WRITE?

2. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE?

I WENT ON TO SAY THAT I THOUGHT IT WAS MUCH ABOUT OUR SENSE OF A SEPARATE AND EXCLUSIVE SELF.

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Sept 2013 ≈ Number 24

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Welcome to Elephant Mountain.

Issue 24 features Mark Mealing, Doug Wilton, Daen Davidson, Phil Mader and Tom Hardy.

Feel free to join the circus. Send your verse or creative prose, flash stories, postcard novels, either as an attachment (word, Google doc, or direct email) to doug@elephantmountain.org

EACH YEAR WE MAKE A SELECTION OF THESE SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR INK AND PAPER JOURNAL which is also entitled ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN.

We also welcome writers & readers of any age or genre to our

OPEN MIC AT BOOKSMYTH. Each reader can read up to nine minutes of prose or verse or just listen and enjoy congenial conversations, tea and snacks.

Next Open Mic Friday Sept 27, at 7:30 pm

Photo: the editor, just after having laid our new floor. Still had to screw the boards down and oil them. This, combined with working on our annual journal, was the main reason there was no August issue.

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July 2013 ≈ Number 23

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Welcome to Elephant Mountain.

Issue 23 features Mark Mealing, Leannah Riah Fidler, Doug Wilton, Daen Davidson, Margaret Hornby and Clayton McCann.

Feel free to join the circus. Send your verse or creative prose, flash stories, postcard novels, either as an attachment (word, Google doc, or direct email) to doug@elephantmountain.org EACH YEAR WE MAKE A SELECTION OF THESE SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR INK AND PAPER JOURNAL ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN REVIEW.

We also welcome writers & readers of any age or genre to our

OPEN MIC AT BOOKSMYTH. Each reader can read up to nine minutes of prose or verse or just listen and enjoy  congenial conversations, tea and snacks.

Next Open Mic Friday August 9, at 7:30 pm

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June 2013 ≈ Number 22

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Something there is that

really likes a wall.

Like those wall poets who remind us that from time to time we must ‘smash this sorry scheme of things to bits and then rebuild it nearer to the heart’s desire’.

This June issue includes Mark Mealing, Leannah Riah Fidler, Doug Wilton, Radha Paula Neilson, Daen Davidson-Couch, Keanan Azmon-Swan and Jordan Mounteer.

Feel free to join the midnight circus. Send your verse or creative prose, flash stories, postcard novels, either as an attachment (word, Google doc, or direct email) to doug@elephantmountain.org

EACH YEAR WE MAKE A SELECTION OF THESE SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR INK AND PAPER JOURNAL ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN REVIEW.

We also welcome writers & readers of any age or genre to our

OPEN MIC AT BOOKSMYTH. Each reader can read up to nine minutes of prose or verse or just listen and enjoy  congenial conversations, tea and snacks.

Next Open Mic Friday July 12, at 7:30 pm

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May 2013 ≈ Number 21

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Tired of it all? Tune into a different way of thinking.

It’s called poetry, tho sometimes it looks like prose. If you listen carefully you can hear the voice of someone speaking from a different place.

This May issue includes Helen Esther Blum, Robert Banks Foster, Daen Davidson-Couch, Doug Wilton, Phil Mader, Radha Paula Neilson, Denis Foley, Kelly Shepherd and Art Joyce.

Feel free to join the midnight circus. Send your verse or creative prose, flash stories, postcard novels, either as an attachment (word, Google doc, or direct email) to doug@elephantmountain.org

EACH YEAR WE MAKE A SELECTION OF THESE SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR INK AND PAPER JOURNAL THE ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN REVIEW.

We also welcome writers & readers of any age or genre to our

OPEN MIC AT BOOKSMYTH. Each reader can read up to nine minutes of prose or verse or just listen and enjoy our hilarious conversations, tea and high calorie snacks! The open mic is always on the final Friday of the month. This month it’s

Friday May 31, at 7:30 pm.

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April 2013 ≈ Number 20

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The crocuses are popping out and so are the writers.

Our April roster includes Bree Switzer, Clayton McCann, Tea Preville, Mark Mealing, daen davidson-couch, Brian d’Eon, Paula Hudson-Lunn, Volker M and Doug Wilton.

Feel free to join the farrago. Send your verse or creative prose, flash stories, postcard novels, either as an attachment (word, Google doc, or direct email) to doug@elephantmountain.org

EACH YEAR WE MAKE A SELECTION OF THESE SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR INK AND PAPER JOURNAL THE ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN REVIEW.

We also welcome writers & readers of any age or genre to our

OPEN MIC AT BOOKSMYTH. Each reader can read up to nine minutes of prose or verse or just listen and enjoy our hilarious conversations, tea and high calorie snacks! The open mic is always on the final Friday of the month. This month:

Friday April 26, at 7:30 pm.


 

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