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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.”

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.

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.

Steel the Whisper by Aurora Phoenix

Steel the Whisper by Aurora Phoenix

“…above my future
clamping down my self-regard
you rest on the laurels of your discontent
as red, rusting
fades
there is a roar
/building/…”

Her wordsmithing always builds a roar in my heart and punches my imagination: https://suddendenouement.com/2018/11/14/steel-the-whisper/

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.”

Now Available!

Congratulations to S.K. Nicholas on the release of his latest book, A Journal For Damned Lovers Volume 3.

One should enter a maze at times, intricate, dense, terrible, but when the walls are eaten alive by love, that is grandiose journeying through S.K.’s bewitching imagery.

If you haven’t already grabbed a copy of his first two, you have been missing out!

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
― William Shakespeare

https://suddendenouement.com/2018/10/27/now-available/

“This third and final volume of A Journal for Damned Lovers is a collection of prose continuing the footsteps of a fledgling writer. From tender glimpses of lovers against the world to the solitary musings of a man falling off the edge, the stories contained within these pages are both love letters to the past and odes to times that so often go overlooked. They detail an artist not only trying to carve out their vision, but one willing to risk their mind to see it through to completion. These stories are born out of the search for identity, the need for faith, and the myriad ways of romance.” – S.K. Nicholas

Reminder – Erich Michaels

Wordsmithing a stairway to every heart from Erich Michaels
(As this is what he does perpetually…)
“It had been so long that no one remembers just when it had happened. You’d think an event like this would be clearly recorded in our history, but like the wholesale slaughter of the Native Americans, it’s something those in power would rather forget—in order to feel human, that they’re part of something great.

These little statues appeared everywhere and all at once. There were more in the areas you would expect to find them, at schools, parks, and grocery stores, but there were quite a few that must’ve formed in secret…in backyards and in bedroom windows. Rooted to the very ground upon which they stand, many were tried, unsuccessfully, to be moved, like atrocities from high school, social studies, text books, so we could go back to feeling normal. This just wasn’t going to be the case. …”

https://erichmichaels.wordpress.com/2018/11/02/reminder/

Erich Michaels describes himself as “just trying to share the human experience.” He has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, but find himself writing SOPs (lather, rinse, repeat) in order to make a living, which can be detrimental to the creative process. You can find him on the road to recovery at Erich Michaels. Every journey begins with a single step, right?

Sudden Denouement Welcomes Patrick Hart

Sudden Denouement Welcomes Patrick Hart
https://suddendenouement.com/2018/11/04/sudden-denouement-welcomes-patrick-hart/

We at Sudden Denouement Literary Collective are thrilled to introduce you, once again to Patrick Hart, and also to give him a very warm welcome into the collective.

Patrick Hart is a writer from Hampton Roads Virginia, currently spending time in Valdosta Georgia with his wife and dog. His day job is serving in the United States Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller. His passion for writing has been present for as long as he can remember, but it really presented itself as songwriting during his youth. When he left his drum-kit for a different career path, he realized that that he was lacking an outlet; that outlet became poetry, and Instagram became his venue. “Untrained, but untamed” would be an appropriate way to describe his breadth of work. Patrick sets out to write about the truths we all have inside of us that we typically turn a blind eye too. He’s down right dogmatic about his attempts to step into the ring with melancholia, mental health, anger, and loss. His writing is self-serving when it’s therapeutic, but he skewers himself in the public eye to welcome connection.

He says, “We must write for ourselves first, but through that, and in this glorious day of technology, we can let others know they aren’t alone in their emotions. Writers and readers are typically a conglomeration of outcasts, and we’re not as rare as we might think in our darkest moments.”

Patrick Hart has an unhealthy craving for marshmallows, and good music. He collects vinyl records because they symbolize commitment. For more random facts about him, and to keep up with his writing, you’ll have to follow his IG account @workinprogress13.

His debut collection WAR PAINT is available HERE.

Faint Wilderness – Mitch Green

Outstanding art in tailored ink and paint by Mitch Green:

“I see you out of the faint.
In amber embers, blowing.
The heat is new.
The air is hollow.
A damning feel.
Unfurled, you sleep;
a weighted wind.
A body made of ivy, aflame
in winter dusk.
You keep warm, the safe
danger you allow into bed.
Wake the wolf,
it howls too harshly…”

https://suddendenouement.com/2018/11/02/faint-wilderness-mitch-green/

Mitch Green founded Rad Press Publishing in September of 2016. He is an avid artist in visual design and literature. Published in various literary journals and magazines: The Literary Yard. The Penmen Review. Vimfire Magazine – Mitch aims to seize the narrow line between all artistic mediums.

A few of his known poetic titles are: “Flesh Phoenix” “Monsters” “The Wolves Howled”.

Offering his hand in graphic direction – his book design portfolio can be found here.
Follow Mitch and Rad Press Publishing on Instagram.

Calling All Writers! Our Short Story Contest is Now Open For Submissions

The Contest is officially open!

Since its inception in 2016, The Sudden Denouement Literary Collective has had the privilege of featuring some of today’s most fearless writers. With members that span the globe and editors who share a passion for pushing boundaries, we as a collective have enjoyed reading, promoting, and watching the success of each individual artist as they have grown in their craft and left their mark upon the literary world.

Now, as writers and readers, editors and fans, we at Sudden Denouement Literary Collective are ecstatic to open up the doors to our outstanding, award winning collective, and invite you all in to pull up a chair and tell us your stories.

The Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, and Sudden Denouement Publishing, are pleased to dip our toes into the waters of great literary contests and announce our first ever short story literary prize with a call for submissions from all of you..
https://suddendenouement.com/2018/11/01/sudden-denouements-short-story-literary-contest-is-now-open-for-submissions/

Leaden Skies- Olde Punk/RamJet Poetry

Spellbinding web of words a 100 times read in awe – Olde Punk
https://suddendenouement.com/2018/05/02/leaden-skies-olde-punk-ramjet-poetry/

“Come
Come and lead
Me on
Past the sallow
With leaden eyes,

Leaden cheeks
And leaden mouths
Heaving leaden words
At our backs beneath
Leaden skies

Come, come and find me
Down in the gutter
With the elixir still heavy
On my ragged breath…”

UNITED STATES. 1975.

Olde Punk is an editor of Sudden Denouement and the curator of Ramjet Poetry. Hockey, food and punk rock junkie. Total sci-fi/fantasy geek. He writes, right?