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New literary journal: Wild Apples

wildapplesWild Apples is a new literary/arts magazine being published by a group of amazing women–two of whom (artist Linda Hoffman and poet Susan Edwards Richmond) I interviewed for my book on creativity and motherhood.

Taking its name and inspiration from Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Wild Apples,” this twice-yearly arts and literary publication combines poetry and prose with the work of visual artists and photographers. Wild Apples brings together the work of artists and writers who are connected by the common threads of care for the environment, engagement in social concerns, and commitment to the arts and the ways they shape our world.

If you’re a writer, poet, artist, or photographer, check out the submission guidelines. Collaborative work is encouraged. More information is available at the Wild Apples website.

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  1. Oh, this is wonderful! My hectic life has been turned upside down as of late. Ugh. I think it might have turned some sort of corner. At least one where I might blog every now and again.

    April 20, 2008
  2. Follow up: I attended the Wild Apples launch party on Thursday. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the spectacular venue (the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA) was mobbed, attracting some of the most creative writers, poets, and artists in New England.

    Picking up the inaugural issue of Wild Apples, it’s clear that the editors are after something truly unique (and have succeeded). The volume is so much more than a journal or a magazine–it’s something to be savored repeatedly; a thing of beauty.

    At least as impressive as the publication itself is the creative collaboration that led to its birth. Catching a glimpse of how the four founding female editors birthed this new publication was inspiring, to say the least. These are women who know what they’re doing. Just being under a huge tent eating strawberries and absorbing all the living creativity around me–it made me want to get serious about my own work. Accept the difficulties, get a grip, and get on with it.

    The evening also reminded me of the importance of belonging to a creative network. Rubbing elbows with people who are doing what you want to do–and doing it well–is a serious shot in the arm. I think we all need that immersion from time to time.

    May 4, 2008

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