Doctor Jaysin Trenken and his wife Kielene, along with their 10-year-old, Sayth live in a and world of technological disadvantages. He has a horse-drawn coach and his wife washes their frontier-style... More > clothes by hand. Although, they have a small nuclear power plant in the basement of their home. It is the year 2683.
“The wealthy inherited the Earth, not the Meak.” They live comfortably in their domed cities while the middle-class, like Dr. Trenken, live off the land by growing food and creating the products for themselves and those in the dome Cities. The scavengers of the prairie are called the Bard. They steal everything which affects the Wealthy. The Dome Dweller initiated the Bard Hunters. Their job...eradicate the vermin by killing off their oldest males.
A female Bard, whose family has lived in the area for years, comes to Doctor Trenken and asks his help. Her son has been left for dead by the Bard Hunters. Jaysin hesitates, and then agrees to help. His life changes after that.< Less
Bagel Bard – noun. 1. A poet that is glazed and ring-shaped whose poetry has a tough, chewy texture usually made of leavened words and images dropped briefly into nearly boiling conversations... More > on Saturday mornings— often baked to a golden
brown. 2. –verb. To come together in writership over breakfast. To laugh so hard at an irreverent statement that the sesame seeds of the bagel you’ve just eaten explode from your mouth like
Welcome to the third Bagelbard Anthology. As some of you know (or can guess from the above definition) the Bagel Bards meet every Saturday morning at a designated spot. We breakfast in
the original sense of eating, but also, because most of us are so busy working on our writing careers that we often find ourselves starved for great conversation. Well, the Bagel Bards breakfast hang is not only a place in which to do the aforementioned, but also to observe characters who themselves could be the subjects of
poems and fiction.< Less
So it came to pass that a couple of poets ‐‐ congenially munching their bagels in the spacious basement refectory of a bagelry called Finagle‐a‐Bagel on JFK in Harvard Square,... More > all the while conjecturing upon the potential mental, spiritual and perhaps even physical salubriousness of occasional social interface with other human beings likewise blest or cused to pursue the word, to ply their craft or sullen art, in isolation ‐‐ gave birth to the idea of Bagelbards.
At any rate, here it is: The First Annual Bagelbards Anthology, in celebration of the first full year of informal weekly Saturday morning gatherings of Bagelbards in the aforementioned spacius basement of Finagle‐a‐Bagel.
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Bards Annual is the Annual Publication of the Bards Initiative.
The Bards Initiative is a poetry project dedicated to connecting poetry communities, while promoting the writing and performance of... More > poetry. A multi-purpose poetry project, the Initiative provides avenues for poets to share their work and encourages the use of poetry for social change.
In addition, the Initiative aims to make use of modern technologies to help spread, encourage, and inspire poetry, particularly in the younger generations. It is the core belief of the Bards Initiative that poetry is the voice of the people and can be used to help create a sense of sharing and community.< Less
Once a year, we celebrate our writing by putting together an anthology. It is as democratic as our gatherings — if you’re a Bagel Bard, you’re in. But this year I asked each Bard to... More > submit three pieces, so I could choose among them. I’m glad I did, because I always found one piece that was stronger than the other two. Consequently, I think you’ll find this an interesting collection, with styles as varied as the personalities of
the Bards. Enjoy! — Lawrence Kessenich, Anthology Editor< Less
The Annual Publication of the Bards Initiative 2012 Edition
The Bards Initiative is a Long Island not-for-profit corporation dedicated to spreading poetry through performance and the written word.... More > This anthology contains work from 81 poets.< Less