Savannah Woolley submitted a video of her creating a painting that she started after reading ‘Adoricidal’ a haiku from the ‘Feign II: The Downfall’ book of poetry and lyrics. Savannah also sings and provides life advice. Get in touch with her by clicking here.
James Tracy applied his musical knowledge to create this fun, rhythmic sound that you can’t help but at least nod your head to. James was commissioned to complete this piece based on the lyrics of ‘Painless,’ a song included in the poetic collection Feign II: The Downfall by T. L. Curtis (available for pre-order now; set for release on 9-1-17).
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Adam Astra (Adam Astra Music – South Africa) is the first to submit an artist’s rendition of one of the song’s in ‘Feign II: The Downfall.’ He chose the song ‘Dancing is Forbidden’ and saved his reading of the lyrics as a video. View below and don’t forget to sign up as a Volo Press artist to get your free copy of a Volo Press book and submit your own interpretation of a piece (or multiple pieces) using your own specific talent (baking, singing, sewing, drawing, welding, etc.).
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5 full-time writing positions in Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, Washington, and Nebraska.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Copywriter | $33,000 / year
Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related field plus one year of experience working in a professional copywriting capacity required. Strong writing portfolio required. Proficiency in employing different language styles for different audiences required. Excellent grammar and writing convention skills with fanatical attention to detail in writing required. Demonstrated ability to translate creative direction into great copy. Ability to work in and contribute to a team of creative people. General computer proficiency along with MS Word required.
Link to apply: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/55161
Federal Aviation Administration | Technical Writer-Editor | $78,214 / year
For current FAA employees only (at the moment).
To qualify at the FV-Ilevel you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H, FG/GS-12 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Experience as a writer or editor of Airworthiness Directives (ADs), technical reports, articles or manuals related to ADs, or of legal, regulatory, or other governmental documents related to ADs.
THERE IS NO EDUCATION SUBSTITUTE FOR THE FV-I.
Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.
We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.
Link to apply
Hill Holiday | Healthcare Copywriter | Unspecified Salary
- Proven creative talent (several well produced, big idea campaigns)
- 3-5+ years of relevant work experience in an agency environment
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional work experience
Link to Apply
One Firefly | Content Writer | Unspecified Salary
- Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, English or Communications strongly preferred
- At least two years of experience writing professionally, preferably web content
- Proven knowledge and proficiency in all things related to effective content creation for: web content, newsletter/email, social media, press releases, white papers, case studies, etc.
- Passion for writing strategic copy and creative content for multiple audiences in a fast-paced and evolving industry.
- Experience in technology/consumer electronics/home automation industries preferred, but not required
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a complex environment and focus on the delivery of results, set priorities, utilize resources and meet deadlines
- Meticulous attention to detail
- Strong prioritization and organizational skills and the ability to carry detailed projects through to completion
- Impeccable knowledge of grammar and punctuation
- Proven record of Integrity
- Proven record of following through on commitments
- Proficiency in MS Office and WordPress or other Content Management Software
- Editorial mindset that seeks to understand what audiences consume and how to translate that into original content for specific marketing channels
- Ability to think strategically and suggest creative solutions with proactive approach to problem identification and solving.
- Knowledge of best-practices and industry trends as it relates to content creation
- Quick learner
- High level of enthusiasm
- Proven problem solver that takes initiative
- Result oriented with a strong work ethic
- Exceptional listening skills
- Exceptional writing skills
- Proven team player mentality
- Ability to travel for periodic team training events
Link to Apply
Demand Engine | Digital Copy Writer | $42,500 + / year
- 2-5 years copywriting experience
- 2+ years of direct response writing/selling experience with strong knowledge of email and online channels
- Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Journalism, Advertising, or related field
- Passion for writing marketing copy that is on brand
- Excellent language, grammar and writing skills with meticulous attention to detail
- Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects at once
- Flexibility with changing priorities and urgent requests
- Clear, effective communication skills
Link to Apply
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Baffling, I know, but the fact is: not everyone is a big poetry fan. 😀 However, even if you couldn’t tell the difference between a sonnet and a haiku (and wouldn’t care to), here are some tips to help you give your poet colleagues helpful feedback on their work in your writing groups and / or review the poetry of your favorite indie authors.
1. Relax and Contribute to the Poem’s Review
Even if you don’t think you “get” poetry, you can still be helpful. You do your fellow authors a disservice when you keep quiet just because you aren’t an expert (whatever the fuck that means) on poetry. Poetry is just another form of expression, especially emotional expression. Most poems are a mere reflection of an event (everything from a near-death experience to a passing thought while waiting for the bus) that the poet has strong feelings about. Treat the poem like that person is telling you about their day at work, that traumatic event, or that passing thought they had, in a flowery / gritty / cryptic way.
2. Be Honest About Your Reaction to the Poem
Guess what? Saying that you were confused is a valid answer!
There may have been parts of a poem that shocked you, intrigued you, scared you, or even lead you to feel angry or sad. If you experience any specific emotions, this can be what you share with the poet. There’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to react to a poem. Nodding back to tip number 1: Just relax.
3. Be Specific in Your Poem Review
If you were confused, try to flesh out why. Were there too many words used that you didn’t know the meaning of (signifying that the poet may want to look into simplifying the language)? Was there a total disconnect in your mind between what the poet wrote and what they said they were trying to convey (signifying that the poet may want to consider sharpening the imagery)?
If the poem lead you to feel sad, which line stood out as the most depressing to you? If the poem lead you to feel shocked, at which word, line, or stanza did you first have that reaction?
Arm yourself with these three tips whenever you go into a writing group that you know poets frequent and you should be able to stay involved in the discussion. Remember these as well when you are attempting to craft a review for a book of poetry in order to publicly support your fellow independent authors!
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There are many reasons that books make great gifts, but we’re highlighting this one today: Portability.
Being able to take a book with you (whether it be a hardback, paperback, or e-book) is great for all those times during the average day when we are simply…sitting.
For instance, when you’re waiting for a train or bus, you could be reading. When you’re holding a table and waiting for the rest of your party at a restaurant, why not squeeze in an extra chapter or two? If you aren’t in the best of health and spend lots of time in and out of doctor’s offices and hospitals, books can literally help keep you sane while you deal with the stress of having the condition and the irritation of having to engaged in so much waiting.
So, the next time you’re looking for a gift for a work anniversary, Secret Santa exchange, or “just because” don’t underestimate the level of awesomeness that books have to offer!
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