Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Featured - For Eva

For Eva 
by 
Jim Ferguson


Description:
‘For Eva’ is a book of poetry that varies from the provocative to the moving, on themes from the personal to the political. ‘For Eva’ contains work that has previously been published in small press and literary magazines combined with new work and unpublished pieces written over a twenty-six-year period. This is a book that speaks with a distinct Scottish identity, but do not assume that Jim Ferguson’s poetry is always traditional, to the contrary the poems take different forms. Rather than being a book of poetry, this is a collection of very individual poems.

Author Bio:   
Jim Ferguson is considered by many to be one of the best and most relevant Scottish contemporary poets, He is a committed writer who shares his skills and knowledge, encouraging others of all ages to develop and learn. Jim is also an excellent ambassador for Scottish writing, he has given hundreds of readings and public performances. Born in 1961 and based in Glasgow, Jim has been writing and publishing since 1986. Sharing his talents to inspire others, he is a Creative Writing Tutor at Glasgow Kelvin College.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Beautiful Photography from R. Mac Wheeler

Photography is one of my passions. I'm no good at it, but I sincerely enjoy taking photos and, every once in a while, I find a good photo to share. There are some amazing photographers out there. They know how to use their cameras to get the shot they want. They know the rule of thirds, composition, lighting, all that detail, and they pay attention to it. I'm not one of those. I shoot by feel and use the law of averages to get my photos. The more photos you take the better the odds are that you'll have a good one in there. Back before digital, this was expensive, so I limited my photo shoots. Now I can take five hundred pictures and not care if 499 of them are blurry.

I'm not sure what type of photographer my friend, R. Mac Wheeler, is, but I do know he has some beautiful shots to share. I'm lucky enough to be able to showcase some of them here, but if you want to see more all you need to do is go check out his blog. While you're there, you may want to check out his books as well. He's a very prolific author with many titles to his credit. I've not had the pleasure of reading them all, but I have read some and really enjoy his stories.  You can find his blog here: http://rmacwheeler.blogspot.com/