2020 CONVERSATIONS WITH COLLEEN: MEET AUTHORs, Cendrine Marrouat and David Ellis, @BlossomsPoetry

Hello everyone! This week I’m thrilled to introduce you to two poets from our writing community, Cendrine Marrouat and David Ellis. They’ve founded the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal.

Cendrine Marrouat

Cendrine Marrouat​ is a photographer, poet, the multi-genre author of 29 books, and the creator of a poetry form (Sixku) and a type of digital image (Reminigram). In 2019, she co-founded FPoint Collective with acclaimed photographer Isabel Nolasco. In her 17-year career, she has worked in several fields: journalism, art criticism, translation, social media, content creation and curation, and language training.

Latest books:

– ​When the Mind Travels: A Poetic Journey
– The Heart of Space
– Bad. Pitches. Period. 30 Flavors of Spammy Emails
– Songs in Our Paths: Haiku & Photography (Volume 1)
– Walks: A Collection of Haiku (All the Volumes and More!)
– Photography of Life and Living: The Black and White Book
– Blog Your Way to Success: 35+ No-Nonsense Tips for Authors and Writers
– The Little Big eBook on Social Media Audiences: Build Yours, Keep It, and Win (Second edition)

David Ellis

David Ellis​ is an Award-Winning poet and author of several poetry collections. He has interviewed hundreds of authors about their writing lives, along with creativity advice.

Latest books:

–  50 Shapes of Cakes: A Fifty Shades of Erotic Bakery Parody

–  A Little Bit Of What You Fancy: A Short Story Collection (Vol 1)

–  Appearing With Majesty: Found Poetry Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Sonnets

–  Lemons, Vinegar & Unvarnished Truths

–  Life, Sex & Death: A Poetry Collection

–  Positive Belief – A Better You Awaits

–  See A Dream Within: Found ‘Poe’try Based On The Collected Poetry Works Of Edgar Allan Poe

–  Soul Music The Colour Of Magic Together, Cendrine and David co-founded Auroras & Blossoms in 2019.

The Auroras & Blossoms platform is dedicated to promoting positive, uplifting and inspirational art; and giving artists of all levels a platform where they can showcase their work and build their publishing credits.

Auroras & Blossoms features three digital magazines (​Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, Auroras & Blossoms Creative Arts Journal a​nd ​FPoint Collective Magazine​), an artistic movement (PoArtMo), a monthly show, and marketing/promotional books to help writers and authors at every level of their careers.

Books:

–  The Auroras & Blossoms NaPoWriMo Anthology: 2020 Edition

–  My Positivity Journal: 100 Action Verbs and Affirmations for Daily Inspiration

–  My Twitter Workbook: 20 Tips to Get Noticed and Followed

–  My Poetry Workbook: 20 Tips to Write Great Poems

–  My Creative Journal: 40 Prompts to Take Your Writing to the Next Level!

–  My Marketing Workbook: Promotional Tips For Poets

Their newest release is called Rhythm Flourishing: A Collection of Kindku and Sixku released on September 3, 2020. You can find this book at all major online bookstores, including Amazon, Kobo, Apple, Chapters-Indigo, Barnes & Noble, and FNAC.

BOOK BLURB

Welcome to a very special collection of positive poetry that embraces elements of nature, romantic ideals, and inspirational vibes.

Rhythm Flourishing: A Collection of Kindku and Sixku showcases two unique, brand-new poetry forms created by Cendrine Marrouat and David Ellis, the co-founders of Auroras & Blossoms, a platform celebrating positivity and inspiration in art.

By taking elements of found poetry and Japanese poetry forms, Cendrine and David have developed a style of poetry known as the Kindku. The collection also features a selection of gorgeous images and poems from Cendrine’s own visual poetry form — the Sixku.

Enjoy a divine series of poems inspired by a variety of well-known poets including Elizabeth Bishop, Emily Dickinson, John Keats, Emma Lazarus, William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, William Butler Yeats, Christina Rossetti, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Maya Angelou, Sara Teasdale, Pablo Neruda and many others.

Learn how to write your very own Kindku and Sixku by reading this book and when you are done, consider submitting them to Auroras & Blossoms for publication.

ADVANCE REVIEW

Grasshopper Bot, Goodreads Reviewer

“This delectable concoction of Haiku-inspired poetry forms- Sixku & Kindku, ticks all the aesthetic boxes. It’s always a challenge to express oneself succinctly, but this instructive & picturesque book has achieved precisely that. For lovers of poetry in all its forms, this book is delightfully designed with poems interspersed with scenic photographs by one of the co-authors Cendrine Marrouat herself.”

The Secret of the Sun and Moon

Fate can steer us on a path

If intentions true

Sun and moon will sing for you

Telling a secret

Sky can fill our hearts with light

Hope grows from the soul

Wonder keeps life beautiful

      –    Kindku inspired by E. E. Cummings’s [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] 

Sixku 9

©2020 Auroras & Blossoms

Here, colors

there, haze

and infinity.

What inspired you to create this book?

Rhythm Flourishing: A Collection of Kindku and Sixku​ is a multimedia project that features romantic and uplifting poems inspired by an eclectic group of well-known writers (including Elizabeth Bishop, John Keats, Lord Byron, Christina Rossetti, Maya Angelou, Pablo Neruda and many more); as well as some spectacular photography created by Marrouat, an accomplished photographer. The book explores a variety of themes, all with the goal of encouraging readers to lead fulfilling lives. 

What makes your book different from other poetry collections?

David Ellis: Rhythm Flourishing: A Collection of Kindku and Sixku is no ordinary collection​​. We have specifically drawn upon our collective experience of inspirational poetry and art endeavours through our creative partnership at Auroras & Blossoms. The Kindku, our poetry form, is unique because it is dedicated entirely to positivity. It also combines elements of Japanese poetry forms, along with found poetry.

Why did you create the Kindku? 

Cendrine Marrouat: When we started working on the book, we knew that we wanted to create  something that was unique, entertaining and multilayered. The Sixku felt like a natural addition. My poetry form pays homage to the Haiku and photography, so the pieces add a very visual component that is often missing from poetry collections.

Readers interested in learning how to write their own kindku and sixku will find detailed instructions on how to do so at the beginning of Rhythm Flourishing: A Collection of Kindku and​ Sixku​. They are then invited to submit their work to Auroras & Blossoms for potential publication.

How often can I submit poetry to your magazine?

AB Submission Rules: You are allowed to submit a maximum of three times per quarter (three months). However, should you choose the free route for your first submission (1 piece or article under 500 words), the following submission(s) will require payment of the relevant submission fee.

Also, be aware that subsequent submissions within the same quarter will never be considered for publication in the same issue as the one your first submission may appear in. They will be pushed to four issues in the future. This is to ensure that we give all poets who submit to us a fair chance of appearing in our magazine.

What you can send Aurora & Blossoms (+ submission fees) Per the submission Page:

  • Poetry: Free for one poem. $2.99 for 2-3 poems. $3.99 for 4-6 poems. Payment accepted via Paypal.
  • Poetry-graphy (like Instapoetry): Free for one poem $2.99 for 2-3 poems. $3.99 for 4-6 poems. Payment accepted via Paypal.
  • Inspirational stories or essays relating to poetry, poems or poets: Free for up to 500 words. $2.99 for 500-1,000 words. $3.99 for 1,001-1,500 words. Payment accepted via Paypal.

Notes regarding poetry-graphy:

  • Poetry-graphy is where your poetry is overlaid within an image that is either your own image or you own the rights to the image itself.
  • Your poem must contain a maximum of 250 words and fit in one image.
  • Your image must be in the JPEG format, 1,500px on the longest side and 300 ppi. 5MB maximum.
  • Ensure that the font is large enough for small screens.

Please ensure that you have read our guidelines carefully before submitting.

Did you get that part in the submission instructions above that says you can submit one poem, one poetry-graphy, and one Inspirational stories or essays relating to poetry, poems or poets: Free for up to 500 words.

As a poet, and if you’d like to add to your poetic resume, submitting to free or paid journals is one way to get your poetry published. Writer’s Edit shares an amazing article called, How To Get Your Poetry Published In Journals and Magazines. It’s worth a read.

Many thanks to Cendrine and David for sharing some information about Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, and their newest release, Rhythm Flourishing: A Collection of Kindku and Sixku.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Website: ​https://abpoetryjournal.com
Media inquiries: Cendrine Marrouat / David Ellis – info@abpoetryjournal.com

Facebook: ​https://www.facebook.com/abpoetryjournal
Twitter: ​http://twitter.com/BlossomsPoetry
Instagram: ​http://instagram.com/abpoetryjournal
YouTube: ​https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkAh-EnwcJbd865SEXJQsEw

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18 Comments on “2020 CONVERSATIONS WITH COLLEEN: MEET AUTHORs, Cendrine Marrouat and David Ellis, @BlossomsPoetry

  1. Great to learn more about Auroras & Blossoms and both of you 🙂 I picked up my copy of Rhythm Florishing and look forward to enjoying it.

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  2. Pingback: Latest art and news (09/29/2020) | Cendrine Marrouat - Blog

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