Let It Rise

I’ve been in an absolute fit this week, fine-tuning, focusing, and then funneling my energy into a project that has been swirling around in my subconscious for the past two years. The time eventually comes to thrust one’s hands into the soil and start planting seeds in a frenzy. Songs of a Dissident II: From the Ashes. Rising soon. I’m officially stoked and ready for it to soar.

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I’m also set to start hammering out an essay for the next issue of Setu Mag. In the latest edition I wrote about Heath Brougher’s new book, To Burn in Torturous Algorithms. Thank you to Sunil Sharma and Anurag Sharma for publishing it in their wonderful venue. “Chasing After the Essence” can be read here…

http://www.setumag.com/2018/01/Scott-Thomas-Outlar-talking-art-and-artists.html

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New Interview at Vagabonds

A new interview I did recently has now been published at Vagabonds. Big thank you to Weasel Patterson for allowing me the opportunity to run off at the mouth a bit about my work. The question and answer portion of this session can be found here…

https://www.vagabondsink.com/single-post/2018/02/08/Interview-with-Scott-Thomas-Outlar

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February Launchpad

The first day of February started off wonderfully well. Two of my poems that were recently translated into Italian by Mihaela Melnic have now been published in the new issue of Setu Mag. My essay “Chasing After the Essence” written about Heath Brougher’s latest book from Weasel Press is also included in the issue.

A short story I wrote way back in 2004 has been published in the new print collection, Tales of the Alien Buddha Volume 1.

Three of my poems appear in this month’s edition of Our Poetry Archive, and three others appear in the new issue of Poetry of Moon. Another poem “Hot Breath of a Primal Yes” was posted today at the CTU Publishing site. It is an excerpt from my book they released last year, Happy Hour Hallelujah. Copies of which are available here.

Happy Hour Hallelujah front cover

I received word that a duet poem of mine that was penned along with Sujata Banerjee Bhattacharyya has been accepted to appear in the forthcoming You and Me anthology being released through Vishwabharati Research Centre located in India.

The editors of another compilation being published out of India, Indifaring Muse, contacted me today with the final proof of their anthology that will be out soon containing two of my poems.

I was also notified that my poem “Extinction Is the Genesis of Evolution” has been accepted for the next print issue of 1932 Quarterly coming out soon.

All this positive news that took place was a nice way to kick off the fresh month. Yet the story remains ever the same. Steady as she goes. One step, and then the next. All the best, my friends. Cheers to a great February ahead!

Hot Breath of a Primal Yes – Author Scott Thomas Outlar

Thank you to Raja Williams of CTU Publishing for posting this excerpt from Happy Hour Hallelujah. Please pick up your copy of the book today…

Creative Talents Unleashed

When I weep

it is in primal acceptance

of life

exactly as it is…

all the suffering

and

all the joy…

all the failures

and

all the successes

It is in the moments

of our greatest downfalls

that we create the visions

of what we will be

once having risen again

and readied ourselves…

for war

and

for peace…

for blood

and

for breath

© Scott Thomas Outlar

Happy Hour Hallelujah front cover draft

Excerpt from the book “Happy Hour Hallelujah”

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Seated (Visions of Verse) About the Author

Scott Thomas Outlar resides in the suburbs outside of Atlanta, Georgia where he spends the hours flowing and fluxing with the ever-changing currents of the Tao River while laughing at and/or weeping over life’s existential nature. He hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews can be found. His poem “Poetic Points” was nominated for…

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Cupid’s Arrow

I’m pleased that my poem “Caressing Clichés into Comforting Sighs” appears in the new Cupid’s Arrow print anthology released by Creative Talents Unleashed out of Helendale, California. Big thank you to Raja Williams and Mark Heathcote for including my work in their project. Copies are available here.

Cupid's Arrow anthology cover

Hidden Gateways

Burn fire. Breathe flak. Bask in the light. Seek comfort in shadows. Soldier on. Solidify the war cry. Impermanence is oblivious to your desires. You will be loved times ten either way. Kiss the moon. Suck on stars. Construct destruction. Dissect oblivion on a high wire. Pulse past the perfect rhythm. There is even more waiting in the galley. Take the wheel. The dream is real. Sanctify absolution. The turnstile spinneth. Tickets flutter in the wind. Grab your sacred hand. Lay five aces on the table. God and greed spill out your sleeve. Lick the chips. Salt and passion caress your lips. It’s the last defense. Only hallelujah waits beyond the gates.