Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Our country is more divided than ever...so let's have a conversation.

Dear Podcast Listener,

Now more than ever, it is important for Americans to stop and listen to those we disagree with. The news is filled with drama from the presidential race and the police brutality protests in the NFL. It's easy to point our fingers and blame. But it's right to listen and try to understand.

As the editor of this podcast, I have the pleasure to sift through dozens of wonderful submissions and choose new, great work from writers across the country.

In a country dominated by New York and Los Angeles, many Southerners feel that their perspective gets swiped under the rug. In today's episode, CWO features two great Southern poets. I hope their words offer some perspective to you.

Sincerely,
Alexander Smith, Editor of the CWO Podcast

Discover curated poetry from the Southern voice!

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Where we grow up shapes us. Maybe not as much as other aspects of our lives, but the environments we have lived in mold us into the people we are today.

Learn more about the authors:

Danny P. Barbare's poetry has recently appeared in Hartskill Review, Fredericksburg Literary & Art Review, Homestead Review, Up the River, Merced River Literary Review, and America's Poetic Soul. He resides in the Upstate of the Carolinas. And has been writing poetry off and on for 35 years.

Jordan Lewandowski is a writer from Slapout, Alabama currently based out of Los Angeles. He is a former talent manager in Hollywood, and produced and acted in stage productions in theaters from Wiesbaden, Germany to Montgomery, Alabama. Currently, he is at work on his first volume of poetry being heard first on this podcast.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Are you hungry for more in life?

Life doesn't want to follow your plan...


One of the most poignant lessons I ever learned at a meditation retreat was that there really is nothing beyond our current experience. I'm not talking about the afterlife here. I'm talking about our waking existence now.

You don't meditate to find more life or to become a better person. You meditate to appreciate the life you have been given in this very moment.

Although this lesson is obvious, applying it to everyday life is extremely challenging. Our two short stories in this podcast episode explore that difficulty. What do we do when the life we have doesn't measure up to the one we dreamed about...?


Listen in!
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Discover 2 stories with characters yearning for more!

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In the first piece by Marc Littman titled "Roses", you'll meet an unhappy young marketing professional. When he's forced to take an assignment to "Hicksville", he learns a valuable life lesson.

In "I Always Wanted to Believe in Magic" the main character's life is a treadmill. She goes from home to her boring job to home with no one to share life's joys and pains with. Then, one moment she takes a risk and does something strange. But will it change her?

Learn more about the authors:

Marc Littman is a former journalist who has penned many short stories and been published in Flash Fiction Magazine, Flash Fiction Press, Long Story Short, Wildflower Muse and other publications. He has also self-published two novels, "Eddie and Me on the Scrap Heap" and "The Spirit Sherpa".

Alexander Smith is the creator of this podcast and a writer living in Providence, RI. Like his author Facebook page and follow him on Twitter @AlexanderWrites. Buy his book of poems "For Poets Must Love" for your Kindle.


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New poetry by Ben Nardolilli and Richard King Perkins II

Two prolific poets. Five new pieces...

Discover new poetry on the CWO Podcast now!




Click to listen to new work by Ben Nardolilli and Richard King Perkins II.

Learn more about the authors:

Ben Nardolilli currently lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, fwriction, Inwood Indiana, Pear Noir, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He blogs at mirrorsponge.blogspot.com and is looking to publish a novel.

Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart nominee and a Best of the Net nominee. Writing for six years, his work has appeared in many publications including The Louisiana Review, Bluestem, Emrys Journal, Sierra Nevada Review, Roanoke Review, The Red Cedar Review and The William and Mary Review. He has poems forthcoming in Hawai’i Review, Sugar House Review, Plainsongs, Free State Review and Texas Review.
 

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

I'm not breaking my promise! Are you?

We often take secrets lightly...


But what if a family member trusted you with their lifelong secret? Would you follow through?

While on her death bed, Aunt Jody turned to her favorite niece, Emily, and told her where her biggest secret was hidden.

Will Aunt Jody's secret destroy Emily's perception of her aunt forever? Or will it make her love her more?


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Discover a tale of family, legacy, and long-kept secrets!


Listen to what Emily does when her beloved aunt tells her about a buried treasure. Will she be able to keep her final promise to her aunt? Or will Emily decide Aunt Jody's secret is too much to bear? Listen to find out!

Learn more about the author:

Jenny Sturgill is an RN who lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband. Her work has been published in The Kentucky Explorer, The Indiana Voice Journal, The Storyteller, and The Pink Chameleon, among others. Find her book Against the Wind; How I survived my life with Grandma on Amazon.com today.

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