Thursday, 25 September 2014

Mrs. Brooke

Frances Brooke, whose birth name was Moore, a rich and finished lady, was the wife of a minister. She had at one time an offer in the administration of the Opera House. Her distributions are various. She composed a periodical paper entitled The Old Maid, and a few pieces for the theater. She interpreted Lady Catesby's Letters from the French, and a few different works. The two books by which she is best known are Emily Montague and Lady Julia Mandeville. The recent is a basic generally associated story, told with style and solid impact. It is a coercive engage the emotions against the savage practice of dueling. Emily Montague is less fascinating in the story, which serves however as a string to join a lot of wonderful depiction of the behavior and view of Canada, which nation the creator had gone by. Mrs. Brooke was maybe the first female novel-essayist who achieved an impeccable virtue and shine of style. The entire is right and simple, and numerous entries are exceedingly delightful.

What could be more vivified than the portrayal of the separating of the immeasurable assemblage of ice which structures what is known as the scaffold, from Quebec to Point Levi? "The ice before the town being five feet thick, an association in length,and more than a mile expansive, opposes for quite a while the quick tide that endeavors to constrain it from the banks. Finally," she says, "the hour is come. I have been with a swarm of both genders and all positions, hailing the favorable minute. Our circumstance on the highest point of Cape Diamond provided for us a prospect a few groups above and beneath the town. Above Cape Diamond the stream was open; it was so beneath Point Levi, the speed of the ebb and flow having constrained a section for the water under the transparent extension, which for more than an association proceeded with firm. We stood holding up with all the willingness of desire; the tide came surging in with stunning hastiness; the scaffold appeared to shake, yet opposed the energy of the waters; the tide drew back, it made a stop, it stood still, it came back with an increased rage,—the huge mass of ice gave way. A boundless plain showed up in movement; it progressed with grave and magnificent pace; the purposes of arrive on the banks of the stream for a couple of minutes ceased its advancement.
The conduct of the Canadians are just as decently portrayed: and this present woman's record both of the atmosphere and the individuals relates to the ideal impression which different voyagers provide for us, both of the nation and the tenants; the atmosphere solid and charming, however frosty, and the occupants safeguarding so close to the shaft the jollity and urbanity of their local France. This woman passed on in 1789.

Thursday, 28 February 2013


A journal (through French from Latin diurnalis, daily) has several related meanings:

Ø  a daily record of events or business; a private journal is usually referred to as a diary

Ø  a newspaper or other periodical, in the literal sense of one published each day

Ø  Many publications issued at stated intervals, such as magazines, or scholarly journals, academic journals, or the record of the transactions of a society, are often called journals. Although journal is sometimes used as a synonym for "magazine", in academic use, a journal refers to a serious, scholarly publication that is peer-reviewed. A non-scholarly magazine written for an educated audience about an industry or an area of professional activity is usually called a professional magazine.

Ø  The word "journalist", for one whose business is writing for the public press and nowadays also other media, has been in use since the end of the 17th century.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Poetic journal

A poetic journal is a literary genre combining aspects of poetry with the daily, or near daily, "takes" of journal writing. Born of twin impulses: to track change in daily life and to memorialize experience, poetic journals owe allegiances to Asian writing — particularly the Japanese haibun of Matsuo Bashō, The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon, and the poetic diaries of Masaoka Shiki — as well as Objectivist poets and others associated with Donald Allen's anthology The New American Poetry 1945-1960. Unlike traditional diaries or journals that focus primarily on recounting a day's experience, poetic journals emphasize the act of writing itself in collaboration with the day's account. Taking its cue from post-Jack Kerouac writers, like Bernadette Mayer and Clark Coolidge, the poetic journal aims to be all inclusive as well as timely and attentive. To quote Tyler Doherty in his introduction to For the Time Being: The Bootstrap Book of Poetic Journals, " doesn't try to tell us what the world is, so much as remind us that the world is."

Monday, 5 September 2011

The Poetess

Felicia “The Poetess” Morris made her radio debut at the tender age of 5 years old on KDIA-AM, a soul station in the San Francisco Bay Area, where her father, Johnny Morris, was a popular disc jockey. Felicia would soon follow in her famous dad’s footsteps by moving to Los Angeles and landing her first on-air gig as radio co-host on Bailey Broadcasting’s nationally syndicated “Hip Hop Countdown and Report.” Since 1989, her skills as a researcher and consummate authority on Black music have been utilized on a weekly basis.

A love for writing poetry, Ms. Morris, parlayed her poems to rap songs and soon landed a recording contract with Poetic Groove/Interscope Records in 1992 and released her debut album Simply Poetry that included appearances by Academy Award winning actor Jamie Foxx, Def Jef and Kool G. Rap. “Love Hurts,” the album’s first single broke the Top 10 on national college radio quickly establishing her as a fixture in hip hop. While pursuing her music career, The Poetess soon began to build a foundation in journalism, interviewing hundreds of celebrities and penning numerous articles for various hip hop trades including RapPages and Vibe Magazine.

Having proven herself a prolific artist and credible journalist, The Poetess took on greater challenges by joining the staff of major market heavy, L.A.’s KKBT/92..3 The Beat (later 100.3 The Beat) in 1994. Having a keen ear for hits, The Poetess introduced the music of Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill and gave her Southern California listeners an inside look at the personal lives of their favorite celebrities through her in-dept interviews. The Poetess’ passion for the community lead to her position as community affairs director for 100.3 The Beat, where she gave voice to the community on issues of gang violence, economic empowerment and health awareness. In her former position, she organized voter registration drives, school supply give-a-ways, community rallies, and health awareness campaigns.

After 13 years on the air at KKBT-FM Los Angeles, Ms. Morris resigned in 2007 and a year later joined The Foxxhole on Sirius/XM radio - a comedy and entertainment network executive produced by Academy Award winning actor, Jamie Foxx. The Poetess served as co-host and mistress of information on The Jamie Foxx Show and the producer of The Sheryl Underwood show, 5150 Show with Corey Holcomb, Voice of Reason w/ Zo Williams, The Claudia Jordan Show and The Foxxhole Comedy Corner. Ms. Morris is president of Poetess Media, an entertainment content provider for mobile, Internet, TV and radio. The Poetess is currently producing hip hop education programs for students and at-risk youth at The GRAMMY Museum and has a book and film in the works on the history of West Coast Hip Hop.