Tag Archives: Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

I, mind by by Erich Michaels

Wondrous simplicity in the words of Erich Michaels:

” … In my head I didn’t carry uncertainty like a leaden blanket, ending sentences in…?
In return you punctuated every sentence with

I love you. ”

https://suddendenouement.com/2019/04/15/i-mind/

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?

SD Short Story Contest Finalist: No More Than You Can Salt – Basilike Pappa

Caught in the web of Basilike Pappa’s words:

“Show me someone who doesn’t want to make their parents proud and I’ll show you a liar. Or, worse, I’ll show you a weakling who shies from hardship. Or, even worse, a heartless, ungrateful bastard. For it is a truth secretly whispered that, when parents bring a baby into their home for the first time, and the sleepless nights start, and the crying turns to howling for hours on end, one question keeps gnawing at their minds: Why did we do this to ourselves?”

https://suddendenouement.com/2019/04/02/sd-short-story-contest-finalist-no-more-than-you-can-salt-basilike-pappa/

Basilike Pappa lives in Greece, where she doesn’t work as a translator, a copy-editor or a historian. When she doesn’t write, she reads, walks her dog and cooks without salt. She fights anxiety by singing in a loud, bad voice. Her prose has appeared in ‘Intrinsick’ and ‘Timeless Tales’, and her poetry in ‘Rat’s Ass Review,’ ‘Surreal Poetics’ and ‘Bones Journal for Contemporary Haiku.’ You can read more of her work on her blog, Silent Hour.

Wonderstance – Basilike Pappa

Wonderwords by Basilike Pappa on Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

“Winter in radio frequencies
his mad orchestra
the pale state of heaven
Sluggish days / cemeteries
for pencils – broken…”

https://suddendenouement.com/2019/04/08/wonderstance/

Basilike Pappa is a bookmonger and a wordcubine. She believes that in poetry an image must montage the mind with false cognates, and that god is sun on a copper coffee pot. Her prose has appeared in Life & Art Magazine, Intrinsick and Timeless Tales, and her poetry in Rat’s Ass Review, Surreal Poetics, Bones – Journal for Contemporary Haiku and in Nicholas Gagnier’s anthology All the Lonely People. Most of the time she can be found reading near a window in Greece. You can see more of her work on her blog Silent Hour.

Foundations – Jimmi Campkin

Foundations by Jimmi Campkin on Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

“I salute the trees. I am not magnificent but I can see everything grow. I hear the grass chattering and laughing. I stare at the oaks as they stretch like old hungover drunks after a binge.”

https://suddendenouement.com/2019/03/18/foundations-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.

Alfa Reviews Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

“If you find yourself hungry for the kind of words that walk boldly into the dark filled spaces of your poetic heart, be prepared to put your dancing shoes on. This anthology is a collective kaleidoscope of fragmented and pulsing light from some of the most talented writers around the globe. Having them intermingle, and rubbing shoulders against each other in one volume – is a gala for the senses.”

Read more: https://suddendenouementpublications.com/2018/06/26/alfa-reviews-anthology-volume-i-writings-from-the-sudden-denouement-literary-collective/

Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective is now available at Amazon.com and Amazon.com.uk

Learn more about Alfa at http://alfapoet.com/

I am delighted that some of my poems have been included in the Sudden Denouement Anthology Volume I.

Red Tides – Christine E. Ray

Invincible artistry in Christine‘s words:

“blue and white capsules
ingested daily
devour my melancholy, baby
always ravenous
unsatisfied
they strip protective coating
off vulnerable neurons”

https://suddendenouement.com/2019/02/19/red-tides-christine-e-ray/

You can find Christine lurking about Brave and Reckless and Indie Blu(e) Publishing. She is the author of Composition of a Woman and The Myths of Girlhood.

Morning Mist – Iulia Halatz

Morning Mist – Iulia Halatz – for the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

The mist that
covers my heart
is thick
numbing mornings
and evenings
with the sagacity
of a cubist artifact.

It comes in layers
clinging with fetid fingers
on to the gargoyles
of the old mansion
our love has become…

Read more: https://suddendenouement.com/2019/02/22/morning-mist-iulia-halatz/

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.”

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.