It has been an
interesting month hurricanes, no electricity, then on and
During the course of all these events, I added a new
Renhai Editor, Vaughn Seward, who will be preparing our
Renhai section each month.
That is great news. We have some wonderful new poets join
us. What I have suggested is that we include the bios for
the new poets with their work, on their first time
published in the Sketchbook, then after
that, they will also join the Author's Reference Pages.
Let me know if this works for you, so if you see some bios
at the bottom of some of the pages but not all of the
authors you will understand why.
I have missed Ginka Bilarska, very much and do appreciate
Vasile Moldovan, for
including collaborative works they have done as
submissions. It is like she is still with us.
Also, Bill Higginson passed on, on Saturday, Oct. 11, for
those who knew him or have benefited from his knowledge
and books. A wonderful man. He will be greatly missed.
I have been working on improving the Sketchbook
i e. expanding into the audio/video technology. So if
there is anyone out there that is learned at this,
please send me a note. Saul Bernstein has sent us an
excellent DVD of the Idaho Dance Theatre performance of
"Undertow". Here is a lovely letter exchange:
I just viewed
the DVD today; it is stunning. The movements of the
dancers just capture you into the video. That will be
featured in the October Sketchbook which is
only in a couple of weeks on October 31!!!
Integrity Times Press published A. D. Winansís The
Reagan Psalms, a scathing indictment against
Reaganomics and the Ronald Reagan Administration. Black
Bear Press later produced a cassette tape of Winans
reading from The Reagan Psalms.
Sound Srteettracks has mastered the cassette tape to
compact disk. The compact disk of The Reagan Psalms
will be released to the public on 13 October, 2008,
Lettered Limited Editions.
Sketchbook extends a warm welcome to Ave Jeanne Ventresca the former owner of Black Bear Press. A special
thank you to Norman Olson, the artist for The Reagan
Psalms. Be sure to look for the full page
press release in the October 31 Sketchbook.
CD Packages Available
Platinum Package -The
Reagan Psalms by A. D. Winans. We have our First Limited Edition CD
ready for sale this upcoming week. There are 26 Platinum Package
Lettered Audio CD's. Each platinum package contains:
A fifty minute CD - The
A Silk Screened Label by
the Artist Norman Olson titled "After the Flood"
One booklet of poems by A.
A signed poem "Creation"
that has never been published
All sent to you in a
beautiful Black Leather/Look presentation gift box
There are only 26 of them in
the whole world! Amazing to me.
Allan Winans narrates time from The Beginning, The Ten Commandments, The
Beatitudes, all the way to The End. The original book was written in the
seventies by the same name The Reagan Psalms. The listener is taken back
to a time, where change had been tumultuous since the fifties, sixties
The Reagan Years lulled America into a false sense of security with
"Reaganomics", seemingly, an answer for all life's problems. A sense of
wealth and power was restored after the Vietnam Years. Mr. Winans takes
you on a path of biblical terms, recanting the promises made to 'the
It stirs your heart, and at one point the sudden realization, the
revelation hits you hard. When Mr. Winans recites "The End", one is left
with a lump in the throat.
Review : Sound Streettracks
The Platinum Package also includes:
Your Notification and Reservation for the Future Audio CD's and New Books, including The Crazy John Collection,
proposed for Spring, 2009 and any other Lettered
There have been preorders
when we presented it in a previous Sketchbook.
There are SIX left of the Letterd Limited Edition of The Reagan Psalms
Send inquires to
The Producer is Sound
Checks, M.O. or International Vouchers are acceptable. PayPal is also
available. Click here for
package information and ordering.
Make checks payable to: Sound Streettracks
You need to write me and
reserve one. I will check to see which next letter is available, there
are collectors of A.D. Winans work who have inquired about purchasing
more than one copy. Don't wait too long. Not a sales pitch, just the
Great to have a Reserved
Copy for yourself, but nice to give the Gold or Silver Package
as holiday gifts.
Thank you to Ron Moss for
the September Cover Art--exquisite!!
Special note, just received
an e-mail from Metairie, LA notifying us that Vaughn Banting passed
away. He contributed much to the haiku world and all of our lives in
conquering his handicap.
Many blessings from the