poetry

love makes the world go ’round….but it doesn’t pay the mortgage.

on May 29, 2015 in Barbie Angell's Blog, poetry, rhyme, things that have fallen out of barbie's mind.... with no comments by

Sheila Shine's property
If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, then you know I spent last weekend on a gorgeous property just outside Marshall, NC. While I’m not a vain person, one of the things I really like about me is that I can make people laugh. I’m funniest in bad situations, but so far no one’s asked me to do a comedy tour at hospitals and funeral homes around the country. For now, my gift of wit is donated to friends and family who are going through a difficult time. I know love doesn’t pay the mortgage, but it’s the only currency I’ve ever accepted for what I do.

My visit to the Rising Spirit property outside Marshall was requested by my amazing friend Sheila Shine. This woman loves music as much as I do. She has a spirituality that is unlike anything I’ve ever encountered. Her capacity to love and desire to connect people together is fierce. She is tenacious when she sets her brain on something that will improve someone’s world. Unfortunately, her breast cancer is just as tenacious.

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I love National Poetry Month….

on April 3, 2015 in Barbie Angell's Blog, poetry, rhyme, Roasting Questions, Shel Silverstein, things that have fallen out of barbie's mind.... with no comments by

April is National Poetry Month. As a poet, I’m required to have this knowledge and not just wait around for someone to post about it on Facebook…. and then look it up on Snopes to see if it’s actually true.
: )

If you have a child, then you may know about all the poetry that happens in April. Even schools who don’t normally have poetry in their classes will seize the day (so to speak) and break out the Shel Silverstein, Dorothy Parker or may snag a local poet to come perform for the kids. I’m one of those fortunate local poets.

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1 year anniversary of Roasting Questions & upcoming shows….

on February 25, 2014 in Artwork, Barbie Angell's Blog, Books, Podcast, Poems, poetry, rhyme, Roasting Questions, things that have fallen out of barbie's mind...., Writtings with no comments by

Photo credits…. Hop West book release ~ by Rodney Smith. Mended Heart artwork ~ by Erin Scholze. Greg Garrison at Walk A Mile ~ by Barbie Angell. Bombs Away Cabaret ~ by Sandy Jones.

And now I’m going to do something which I rarely do….promote myself. Please bear with me, this is not something I do well. Sure, I’m great at letting everyone know which bands and plays to go see, and I’m almost always right when I warn people to buy tickets because a show will sell out, but I am no good at reminding people to come hear me perform.

To further illustrate my point, this is the first time I’ve used my website to mention one of my shows in several months, maybe a year. I have an email list to send out newsletters, but I only sent out one and it was in early 2013. Yep, the shoemaker’s children have no shoes and the girl who loves to promote everyone else never says a word about her own work. read more →

thank you Western North Carolina!

on August 6, 2013 in poetry, promo photos., rhyme, Roasting Questions, things that have fallen out of barbie's mind.... with no comments by
Barbie Angell

I know I’ve been behind on updating my website, so allow me to catch you up on a few things…. read more →

Book release party, signing & free show!

on November 30, 2012 in poetry, rhyme, Roasting Questions, Shel Silverstein, things that have fallen out of barbie's mind.... with 1 comment by
book-release

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My Upcoming Children’s Book Roasting Questions, Poems & Drawings, is Available Now on Pre-Sale

on October 16, 2012 in poetry, rhyme, Shel Silverstein with no comments by
story-book-art-work

I was going to write up something so that everyone could get an idea of what’s going on with my new book, but Erin Scholze, of read more →

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My book "Roasting Questions" is now available to purchase!