Category Archives: A Global Divergent Literary Collective

Sudden Denouement Welcomes New Collective Member Nitin Lalit Murali – Us

“We’ve been through the same routine, you and I:
me, coming home in a prescription haze with slurry speech
and a numbing nonchalance,
and you, broken and infuriated
to see me ‘waste my life away.’”

Read more: https://suddendenouement.com/2019/02/13/sudden-denouement-welcomes-new-collective-member-nitin-lalit-murali-us/

Nitin Lalit Murali is a poet, flash fiction writer and essayist from Bangalore, India. He also enjoys reading literature of different genres and listening to jazz and neo-classical music. He started writing seven years ago and art has consumed him over the years. He blogs regularly at Fighting the Dying Light

Tea and Turbulence – Aurora Phoenix

Tea and Turbulence (and flabbergasting beauty) by Aurora Phoenix

“was that mercury you dolloped
by the teaspoon brimming
into the cup of my tempest teeming?”

Read more: https://suddendenouement.com/2019/02/14/tea-and-turbulence-aurora-phoenix/

Aurora Phoenix is a wordsmithing oxymoron. Staid suburbanite cloaks a badass warrior wielding weapon grade phrases. Read more of her confabulations at Insights from “Inside.”

What can I give you? – Iulia Halatz

https://suddendenouementpublications.com/2018/05/21/excerpt-from-the-sudden-denouement-anthology-volume-i-what-can-i-give-you-iulia-halatz/

Excerpt from the Sudden Denouement Anthology Volume I: What Can I Give You? by Iulia Halatz

Sudden Denouement Publishing
a press for divergent writers fluent in the secret language

Melt- Iulia Halatz read by Jonathan O’Farrell

Me reciting Iulia’s glorious poem!
Recital on SoundCloud

https://misterkaki.blog/2018/08/31/melt-iulia-halatz-read-by-jonathan-ofarrell/
Thank you, Jonathan!

I have shared
land and sky
with you.
I have tasted
blood and honey.
My witch-oil turned
to dragon-fire
at your touch…

Soft fingers laid asleep
until your turmoil
woke them
for so long…

It feels like getting drunk
on old reddish wine
long softened
during times of
War
Equanimity
and
Comets.
What shall I pour in your glass?
Molten flowers
Golden ink
Lucid light
Unicorn mirth…

I dig your veins
for gold.
I find pure
bitter-sweet
amber nuggets.

I fear any story
whose ink
my words
can’t drink…
Yet I drip in yours
ever since.

When your arms call
and your lips
read all my feral kisses
How can there be no heaven?

© Iulia Halatz

I am delighted that this poem was included in the Sudden Denouement Anthology Volume I. The anthology is now available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

The noise of this brain by Devika Mathur

Heartpicking verse from Devika Mathur:

“And so I crumble in my own jaw line
Leaking from the iris,
A stoned mahogany stuck
Beneath the frivolous sky,..”

Read more: https://suddendenouement.com/2019/02/01/the-noise-of-this-brain/

Devika Mathur, a poetess from India, is a published poetess and is a lover of everything dark and surreal. Her work has been previously published in Sudden Denouement, Visual Verse, Dying dahlia review, two drops of ink, Madswirl, The rye whiskey review among various others. Find more of her musings at https://myvaliantsoulsblog.wordpress.com.

Greenen Parlor – Iulia Halatz

From Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, available on Amazon

What do you see when you look at night?

The kraken sleeping
in the murk
His thoughts
would change the color
of whom
he once abhorred.

The moon is faint
and builds
the hauberk
of bark
around the dark
with armatures
that are about
to conquer down
the light.

What do you see when you look at love?

Kraken kisses and embraces
of a woman of innocence
unwise, unadorned
untamed.
Slumbering in green tentacles
vividly electric
to pursue in night
unnumbered words
astray from his
wondrous grey
to host in the parlor
the Someone
they desired.

Her untamed soul
drags her love
like Simoom
grabs the grains of sand
in hurdles and pains.

We cannot step
outside love’s iron songs.
Its music
brings falter
in the bones.
It is the alphabet
that guides the waters
to stay together
and roar
North of the wind
glisten
South of the sun

© Iulia Halatz

Art by Michael Hutter.

I am delighted that this poem was included in the Sudden Denouement Anthology Volume I. The anthology is now available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

What can I give you? – Iulia Halatz

From Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, available on Amazon

What can I give you? I am the blue
as imagined by a blind
and the roots of knowledge
as watered by a scholar.

I am the yellow
wind and the mauve
respond of light
perched
in the ubiquitous trees
tethered in the clouds
that barely scratch
the sky.

I am the green
storm and colorless waves
that wished upon a mountain
to break water in tryst
with the sun.

Not by blindness
we can reorder colors
but by the painting of a soul
in a moment tender
as the liquid moon
is quivering above the forest.

© Iulia Halatz

I am delighted that this poem was included in the Sudden Denouement Anthology Volume I. The anthology is now available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Hide and Seek – Daffni Gingerich

Hide and Seek by Daffni Gingerich
From Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, available on Amazon

https://suddendenouement.com/2019/01/18/hide-and-seek-daffni-gingerich/

Daffni Gingerich says simply that she “is a writer.” You can read more of her mesmerizing prose at Daffniblog.

Because I am worth so much more – Sarah Doughty

Because I am worth so much more – Sarah Doughty

From Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, available on Amazon

https://suddendenouement.com/2019/01/11/because-i-am-worth-so-much-more-sarah-doughty/


Sarah Doughty is the tingling wonder-voice behind Heartstring Eulogies. She’s also the author of The Silence Between Moonbeams, her poetry chapbook, and the acclaimed novels and novellas of the Earthen Witch Universe. Good news, they’re all offered for free, right here! To learn more about how awesome Sarah is, check out her website, stalk her on Goodreads, or both.

Lines in the Sand (part 1): Jimmi Campkin & Basilike Pappa

Serenity and artistry as Lines in the Sand by Jimmi Campkin & Basilike Pappa

https://basilikepappablog.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/lines-in-the-sand-part-1-jimmi-campkin-basilike-pappa/

“To call you love would twist my tongue.

But from the moment you said my name, sanity performed a pagan dance, silver jewels gleaming naked.”

Photography by Jimmi Campkin.

Jimmi Campkin is a “Writer, photographer, creator of SANCTUARY. 16bit child, INFP with clinical nostalgia and red wine for blood.” You can enjoy more of his work at jimmi campkin.com.