Kept under wraps for about two months now was my involvement with speculative fiction literay webzine Liquid Imagination, published by John “JAM” Arthur Miller, whom I’ve been entangled with creatively in a couple of different ways lately (see blog talk radio interviews below with him). His Liquid Imagination Publishing (LIP) will be publishing Dreams and Sreams (which last week I announced that my horror poem “Dream a Little Scream of Me” will be the opener to this fantasy, science fiction and horror anthology). LIP also published the Static Movement Print Special No. 2 that features my dark-fantastic poems “Succubus” and “Mare of the Night”.
Well, before any of the above happened, I had begun working behind the scenes as the Music Composer/Coordinator for Liquid Imagination webzine’s poetry page. I have scored, performed and recorded nine individual pieces of music for each featured poetry page for our fifth issue which went live late on Sunday, January 31st. What I’d been tasked to do when I was invited to join the staff in the middle of December, is interpret the poetry pages with my musical faculties so that we can create an art form all its own out of the synergy of poems and images combined with a third artistic element, music.
Were we successful? You be the judge.
LI #5 Poetry Page
LI #5 Article: The Suspended Origin of Music on LI (by me)
LI #5 Article: The Synergy of Poetry and Music (by me)
This issue features poetry by Paula Ray, Bradley Nelson, Deborah Walker, Theresa C. Newbill, Lee Sloca, Paul Handley, Heather Niciase, Aaron J. French, and Kyle Owens.
We also have short stories by: Steve Lowe, Michael C. Pennington, Linda Manning, Christopher Jacbosmeyer and Damien Walters.
And three winning contest stories by: Mark Wolf (1st Place), Trevor Tomko (2nd place), and Pushcar-Nominated Poet John C. Mannone (3rd place), who also contributes his poetry and philosophy about such on the poetry page.
If you’re too busy to read the stories, news radio voice extraordinaire Robert C. Eccles reads them for you via our new voice narration feature.
Plus articles by: AJ Brown, Dare Kent, Steven Marshall, yours truly and an interview of Neurotic Tissue editor Richard Scott McCoy by Sue Babcock.
We’ve been told by many that our fifth issue rocks. Putting all bias aside, I have to agree with that assement.
If you are a creative writer, you can submit to Liquid Imagination.