The Complete Self, Timeless and Free: Sverre Knut Johansen Inspires Oneness with the Highest Awareness on METAHUMAN
A new album of electronic music from Sverre Knut Johansen featuring special guest artists Ståle Storløkken and David Helpling; out now on Spotted Peccary Music.This music is about life inside, bringing a shift in identity through meditation and discovering the good life, bringing an awareness of harmony, love and peace with all the surrounding universe.”PORTLAND, OR, USA, September 23, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Metahuman, Sverre Knut Johansen’s sixth album for Spotted Peccary, is about looking beyond the arbitrary constructs of ordinary life towards a higher consciousness. Inspired by the Deepak Chopra book of the same name, Metahuman is the search for the best version of oneself, posing the question: what are we capable of without the conditional mind?— Sverre Knut Johansen
“This music is about our life inside,” says Johansen. “This is reflected in the music, bringing about a shift in identity through meditation and discovering the good life, bringing an awareness of harmony, love and peace with all the surrounding universe.”
Johansen renders this reflection in his diverse sonic palette as he traverses the rhythmic and the spacious, the symphonic and the solitary—ever-anchored by a keen sense of melody across nine tracks. He often compares composing to painting, and this compositional philosophy is evident on Metahuman. He adds layer after layer to the canvas, sometimes Berlin School sequences, sometimes a post-rock drumline, until a landscape is wrought from overlapping shades.
Stunning and elegiac, “Human (Path of Destruction)” begins with a wistful arpeggiator rising through a subtle texture. As the piece progresses, tension swells to apocalyptic heights. Mourning drones recall Hans Zimmer’s work, the wistful arpeggiator twisting through an expanse of yearning, mourning all that could have been. Percussion carries the piece to a swirling crescendo—then detonates like shattering waves. Contrarily, the title track “Metahuman” is calm and pensive. A subtle, trip-hop-esque beat pulses behind a stunning Haken Continuum performance from Ståle Storløkken. “Fluctuations of Awareness,” has the essence of the cosmic; distorted warbles cut through steely atmospherics like blips on a radar screen. Like its title suggests, “Fluctuations” never stays in one place for long; a helicopter-like loop thunders through its midsection before dissolving under ethereal waves. Fellow Spotted Peccary artist David Helpling lends shimmering guitar to the journey’s closer “Infinity Being,” the journey ending in a place of peace. At times yearning and visually imaginative, at times rhythmic and propulsive, Metahuman’s layered sonic topologies present a master electronic composer at his best.
In an early review, Robin James said of Metahuman, “what I hear is a full electronic symphony, often with a space-rock form of higher consciousness, in places light and sparkly, and in other places much more complex, deep and rich with textures, pulses and powerful melodic wonder. From the void comes form, and from the form comes motion and dance…”
Sverre Knut Johansen (pronounced Svá-da Ka-núte Yo-hán-sen) hails from Mo i Rana, a lesser-known town in the northern-central Helgeland region of Norway, just below the arctic circle. He has composed electronic works since the early 1990s, developing a strong signature style through the use of melody and forms often thought of as classically-influenced, electronic symphonic compositions. He has previously released material on Origo Sound and his own Origin Music, and has collaborated with artists including Erik Wøllo, David Helpling, and Robert Rich.
This is Johansen’s sixth release on the Spotted Peccary Music Label. His earlier releases are DREAMS BEYOND (SPM-3005), PRECAMBRIAN (SPM-3004), THE VAST EXPANSE (SPM-3003), SECRET SPACE PROGRAM (SPM-3002), and EARTH FROM ABOVE (SPM-3001)
METAHUMAN was mastered by Howard Givens at Spotted Peccary Studios NW. It is available as a physical CD artfully designed by Spotted Peccary’s creative guru, Daniel Pipitone, as well as in digital download format (MP3 (320KBPS), 16-bit CD quality, or 24-bit studio master), and across all streaming platforms. Buy/Stream METAHUMAN: https://spottedpeccary.com/shop/metahuman/ or https://orcd.co/metahuman
For more information, images, or to interview Sverre Knut Johansen, please contact Beth Hilton at Spotted Peccary Music via email: Beth@SpottedPeccary.com
Filmmaker Tara Stillions Whitehead Releases a Prosaic-Script Hybrid with Feminist PNW Publisher, Unsolicited Press
THE YEAR OF THE MONSTER explores American culture as commodity and comorbidity."The Year of the Monster" by Tara Stillions Whitehead is a must read! Stillions Whitehead writes with beautiful, razor-sharp language about the lingering darkness shadowed by the glitz of Hollywood. ”PORTLAND, OREGON, USA, September 19, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- "The Year of the Monster" explores American culture as commodity and comorbidity. From black holes and animal extinctions to death row trauma porn and the redacted scripts of Hollywood abuses: these sixteen stories subvert traditional notions of justice, challenge vulnerable characters to survive in transgressive spaces. Mixing traditional prose with screenplay and script-hybrid, and certainly not without hope, The Year of the Monster encourages close examination of how American media and our complicity in its marriage of violence and culture perpetuate the human and environmental crises.— Tommy Dean
Praise for Tara Stillions Whitehead
“With a deftness and economy of language that calls to mind Etgar Keret, and a tender veil of grit and glamor reminiscent of the late Eve Babitz, Tara Stillions Whitehead’s "The Year of the Monster" is cinematic, and captivating. In sixteen stories, ranging from a jarring back-and-forth between movie execs, and an intimate, sultry portrayal of a community ripped apart and renewed by a tornado, Stillions Whitehead’s writing demonstrates an unending capacity for humanity, the kind that is necessary right now. It has to be said: The Year of the Monster is officially required reading.”
—Shannon Wolf, Green Card Girl
"The stories in "The Year of the Monster" are tender, truthful, fiery and finely wrought. Tara Stillions Whitehead has built a collection that leaves little doubt as to her range and mastery as a storyteller. This book could be studied at the level of language alone as her sentences are both elegant and exacting. The people who inhabit these stories have been through some things and there are no easy answers, but let this book serve as a short course in self-acceptance, grit, honesty, and survival. I'm in awe of Whitehead's intelligence and heart, fully on display in these pages. I know she has many more books ahead of her. I can't wait to read every one of them."
—Kathy Fish, author of Wild Life: Collected Works
“Not all black holes are the size of suns or weigh as much as a galaxy” writes Tara Stillions Whitehead in the title story of her potent, hypnotic hybrid collection "The Year of The Monster," “Some are small, microscopic, atomic-sized holes.” Freckle-sized black hole on the inner thigh, deleted scene, trauma, alienation, addiction, grief–such invisible centers of gravity litter the landscapes of these stories, drawing their narrators toward transgressions and obliterations, to which they are simultaneously attracted and repelled. But they, and we, are repelled even more forcefully by the casual brutality of Hollywood plotlines, American dreams, the casualties of apocalypse and empire. In language of glitter and grit, paralyzing twilights, and prismatic undertows, Stillions Whitehead resists resolution, expanding the narrative universe, defying both genre and gravity. What survives a black hole? The answer isn’t an end but an action: just turn the page and surrender to the irresistible pull of the next utterly absorbing story.”
—Erin Rodini, And if the Woods Carry You
About Tara Stillions Whitehead
Tara Stillions Whitehead is a filmmaker and multi-genre writer living in Central Pennsylvania. Graduate of University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television Production and San Diego State University’s Creative Writing MFA Program, her writing and films work to subvert the toxic cultural narratives endorsed by popular media and the institutions that profit from stigmatizing and disadvantaging marginalized and historically oppressed groups. Her writing was included in the 2021 Wigleaf Top 50 and has been nominated for various awards, including Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, AWP Intro Journal Awards, and the Pushcart Prize. A former DGA assistant director for television, she is currently Assistant Professor of Film, Video, and Digital Media Production at Messiah University, where she serves as production faculty for narrative filmmaking. Her hybrid chapbook/concept album, Blood Histories, was published by Galileo Press in 2021.
About Unsolicited Press
Unsolicited Press strives to produce exceptional works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from award-winning authors. Unsolicited Press based out of Portland, Oregon and focuses on the works of the unsung and underrepresented. As a womxn-owned, all-volunteer small publisher that doesn’t worry about profits as much as championing exceptional literature, we have the privilege of partnering with authors skirting the fringes of the lit world. We’ve worked with emerging and award-winning authors such as Shann Ray, Amy Shimshon-Santo, Brook Bhagat, Kris Amos, and John W. Bateman. Learn more at unsolicitedpress.com. Find us on twitter and Instagram, @unsolicitedp.
"The Year of the Monster" is available on September 27, 2022 as a paperback (202 p.; 978-1-956692-33-4) and e-book (all major retailers). Retailers, schools, and libraries can order copies through Ingram. The author is open to speaking with the media, holding readings, and engaging in other author opportunities.
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Brandt Hospitality Group’s Beaverton Properties Ready for GuestsPORTLAND, OREGON, UNITED STATES, August 29, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The AC Hotel Portland Beaverton and the Element Portland Beaverton are eager to welcome guests for their fall travel plans. These Marriott franchisees are managed by Brandt Hospitality Group, a hotel management company headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota.
The Element Portland Beaverton is located at 15655 NW Blueridge Drive, Beaverton, OR. Hotel guests can expect to experience a unique balance of comfort and sustainability. Extended stay guest suites featuring full kitchens make it easy to create your home away from home.
The AC Hotel Portland Beaverton is located 15705 NW Blueridge Dr, Beaverton, OR. This property’s modern design elevates the travel experience. Guest rooms are purposefully designed so you can use the space in whatever way you see fit.
These properties are the perfect fit for fall travel plans. They are conveniently located near many outdoor and seasonal activities for everyone to enjoy. Guests can hike and explore Tualatin Hills Nature Park (THPRD) which is less than a miles away, or catch a Portland Timbers game just 7 miles from the hotels.
Visit the Oregon Zoo, or enjoy a game of golf at one of the many courses nearby – the Oregon PGA is only six miles from the hotels. When you’ve finished at the golf course, check out the vineyards of Washington County Wine Country.
After a full day of fun, these hotels will welcome you with a variety of breakfast options, spacious rooms, free Wi-Fi, friendly staff, and much more! Consider a trip to Beaverton and a stay at the AC or Element Portland Beaverton.
Both Beaverton properties are part of the Marriott Bonvoy family. Members are invited to unlock extraordinary experiences with member rates, free nights, mobile check-in and more.
To book your stay at the AC Hotel by Marriott, visit https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/pdxab-ac-portland-beaverton/overview/
Stay in your Element, book now: https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/pdxel-element-portland-beaverton/overview/
These properties are managed by Brandt Hospitality Group, a hotel development and management company based in Fargo, North Dakota. Brandt Hospitality Group continues to build award winning hotels from coast to coast. In 2022, Marriott awarded Brandt Hospitality Group with “Developer of the Year” and “Guest Service Excellence” titles. To learn more about Brandt, visit www.brandthg.com.
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An leader among her contemporaries who helped women artists be recognized in the male dominated artistic community.That she can now be referred to as "forgotten" despite hundreds of paintings, exhibits, and self promotion is a sad but all too true outcome for most artists”MEDFORD, OREGON, USA, August 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Lena "Evylena" Nunn, was born on July 4, 1888, in Mayfield, Kansas relocating to Santa Ana, California with her family in 1903. Maturing as an accomplished painter, she became a leader among her contemporaries, eager to help artists by establishing scholarships, creating new venues for exhibitions, lecturing, teaching and lending impetus to women’s organizations so they would be recognized among the male dominated artistic community.— snash
Evylena Nunn Miller’s paintings are her view of the world that she embraced as well as her view of life. She mirrors her philosophy of life in her depiction of nature. For Evylena, her life force was her faith and her paintings were acts of faith. She employed the content and symbolism of religious tradition as a source of inspiration.
In painting she expressed her own individual experiences, thoughts and imagination, using her own personal language, (understood by many), a language of mind, heart and hand. It was not her intent to expect viewers to recognize spirituality in her work. The fabric of her private devotion did not overlay her painting, but there is little doubt it contributed to its strength. Landscapes were her particular domain and it was there she was inspired by the Divine Creator.
Evylena Nunn Miller lived a long, productive life. While she rose quickly as a talented artist, this was but one facet of her character. This dynamic woman was a leader among her contemporaries, eager to help other artists by establishing scholarships, creating new venues for exhibitions, lecturing, teaching, and lending impetus to women’s organizations so they would be recognized among the male dominated artistic community.
Among her many achievements, Evylena became the youngest artist to have a painting, WHERE DESERT AND MOUNTAIN MEET, accepted by the Smithsonian Institution.
“A woman ahead of her time in her determination to have a career as a professional artist”
“Well cited using Miller's journals, letters, and press coverage to bring this artist to life. For those who enjoy female creators, their influences, and biographies about the slightly less well-known.”
“How may we measure Evylena’s contribution to painting? By her poetic record of California’s landscape, by the lives of the Indians of Arizona and New Mexico, or by paintings of the Holy Land? These were all created with the heartfelt sincerity that God’s hand had created, this magnificence while her brush endowed her painting with the integrity of her faith.” —Mary Anne Lyles, Ph.D., and Leslie Jean Compton, author
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Solomon Exam Prep Publishes 6th Edition of Bestselling Study Guide for FINRA Series 79 Investment Banking Exam
The 6th edition of the Solomon Exam Prep Series 79 Study Guide is now available for professionals seeking their FINRA Series 79 license.The Series 79 is one of the most difficult FINRA exams. Reading the Solomon Study Guide carefully is essential to making sure you’re effectively learning this complex content.”— Jeremy Solomon, President and Co-founder
PORTLAND, OREGON, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Solomon Exam Prep has just published the 6th edition of “The Solomon Exam Prep Guide: Series 79 FINRA Investment Banking Representative Qualification Exam.” With this updated edition of the Series 79 Study Guide, professionals can learn the content they need to know to pass the Series 79 exam.
The Series 79 exam was created by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the self-regulatory organization that regulates member brokerage firms and exchange markets. Passing the Series 79 exam, along with the co-requisite Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam, qualifies individuals to advise on and/or facilitate the following:
– Debt and equity offerings (private placement or public offering)
– Mergers and acquisitions
– Tender offers
– Financial restructurings
– Asset sales
– Divestitures or other corporate reorganizations
Although the Series 79 is designed for junior-level bankers, it is a challenging exam that requires candidates to master complex subject matter. The Series 79 exam assumes a knowledge of financial accounting and the three basic financial statements: the P&L, the balance sheet, and the cash flow statement. The Solomon Exam Prep Series 79 Study Guide is continually kept up to date to reflect current rules and regulations, and it covers all key exam topics. Charts, graphs, and practice questions throughout the text support learners in understanding and applying important concepts.
Solomon Exam Prep President and Co-founder, Jeremy Solomon, says, “The Series 79 is one of the most difficult FINRA exams, particularly for test-takers who do not know basic accounting or have a finance degree. Reading the Solomon Study Guide carefully is essential to making sure you’re effectively learning this complex content.”
While the core content remains the same, the 6th edition of the Solomon Series 79 Study Guide includes helpful content updates, including:
– Expanded coverage of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), an increasingly popular method to fund acquisitions
– Extensive explanation of leveraged buyouts
– Coverage of the SEC’s recently revised list of persons who qualify as accredited investors
– Added material on research analysts throughout discussion of the offering process
– Expanded overview of the registration process
– Discussion of SEC Rule 152
– Expanded coverage of the rules around tender offers and stock buybacks
– Coverage of new rules easing restrictions on testing the waters with potential investors
– New sections on IPO Dutch auctions and tender offer Dutch auctions
– Information about the SEC’s new, higher exempt offering dollar caps
– Updated and expanded explanation of crowdfunding
– Extensive coverage of Regulation Best Interest and the new suitability requirements it imposes on broker-dealers
– Revised and expanded bankruptcy chapter
Updates are also reflected in the Solomon Series 79 Exam Simulator, which complements the Study Guide with over 1,900 original Series 79 practice questions.
The Solomon Series 79 Study Guide is available as a digital subscription (with a hardcopy upgrade option), and it can be purchased individually or in a package with accompanying Series 79 study products. Customers also have access to free tools and resources, including a study schedule in digital and pdf formats, which helps students master the exam material with maximum efficiency.
To learn more about Solomon Exam Prep’s Series 79 study materials, including Study Guide, Exam Simulator, Audiobook, Video Lecture, and Flashcards, visit the Solomon Series 79 product page.
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Solomon Exam Prep has helped thousands of financial professionals pass their FINRA, MSRB, NASAA, and NFA securities licensing exams including the SIE and the Series 3, 6, 7, 14, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 63, 65, 66, 79, 82, and 99. Solomon Exam Prep also offers Investment Adviser Continuing Education.
Korza Books announces the upcoming publication of the debut memoir "Altogether/Different" from Brianna WheelerA rare book that will appeal to memoir enthusiasts, history buffs, and fans of formally innovative creative nonfiction. I can't wait to put this book into the hands of everyone I know.”PORTLAND, OREGON, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, July 19, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Korza Books is proud to announce the acquisition of Brianna Wheeler’s debut book, the illustrated hybrid memoir “Altogether/Different” with an intended release in Spring 2023.— Joshua James Amberson
A wholly original work of creative nonfiction, “Altogether/Different” incorporates elements of personal memoir and American history, focusing on the lives of author Brianna Wheeler, her immediate family, and her ancestor, the African-American freedom fighter Dangerfield Newby, who was the first of John Brown’s raiders to lose his life in their bold bid to spark a national liberation at Harpers Ferry in 1859.
Described by Korza Senior Editorial Consultant Molly E. Simas as “a gratifying blend of vivid scene and investigative interiority, 'Altogether/Different' strikes the perfect balance to bring the reader along for the unique and significant journey that Wheeler embarks upon through her family history and into her own present-day purpose. Through precise and vivid storytelling, balanced with rigorous self-interrogation, Wheeler investigates the questions of self and legacy that have hovered in her heart since the deaths of her mother and grandmother.”
For Korza Editorial Consultant Joshua James Amberson, “Brianna Wheeler's clear-eyed prose is full of wisdom, heartbreak, and humor. She's crafted a rare book that will appeal to memoir enthusiasts, history buffs, and fans of formally innovative creative nonfiction. I can't wait to put this book into the hands of everyone I know."
Brianna Wheeler is the author of the Weekly Potlander column at the Willamette Week where she is also a contributing writer and the host of The Dive podcast. "It's very rare that the stars align as perfectly as they did when Korza offered to publish the culmination of my grandmother's genealogy and my own memoir of her passing," says Wheeler. "Korza met me where I was, which, as an artist, is so essential to fostering a successful project. Because of the care and attention they've given my work, it already feels like a success "
Korza Books is an independent trade publisher founded by Michael Schepps in 2021 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon. In 2022 Korza released the sci-fi literary noir “Split Aces,” the debut collection “Poetry For People: Fifty Years of Writing” by Dixie Lubin with “How To Forget Almost Everything” the debut novel from Joshua James Amberson, coming later this year.
A Book About A Child In World War IIWINCHESTER, OREGON, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Leonida Watsons lived in the Philippines until her teenage life. She had a challenging experience while she was growing up. She witnessed how her family was killed. Over the years she has never forgotten that unfortunate experience. Despite how broken she was, she persevered and became successful in her career and family.
Once she was settled, she decided to start sharing her experiences with people which inspired her to write a book. Then she remembered the promise she made to her late father before he passed. She promised him that she will let the world know about the heroic deeds her father has done for the country (the Philippines).
Leonida is very proud of what her father did for the country so the book "The Lost Child Of World War II" was born.
The book is now available at Barnes and Noble. Please click the link to purchase the book.
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The 5th edition of the Solomon Exam Prep Series 82 Study Guide is now available for professionals seeking their Series 82 license.Passing the Series 82 requires mastering a wide range of knowledge. The Series 82 is a high bar, but once you’ve hurdled it, you’ll be a knowledgeable private securities industry professional.”— Jeremy Solomon, President and Co-founder
PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, June 21, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Solomon Exam Prep has just released the 5th edition of “The Solomon Exam Prep Guide: Series 82 FINRA Private Securities Offerings Representative Exam.” With this updated version of the Series 82 Study Guide, professionals can learn the content they need to know to pass the Series 82 exam.
The Series 82 exam was created by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the self-regulatory organization that regulates member brokerage firms and exchange markets. Passing the Series 82 exam, along with the co-requisite Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam, qualifies individuals to become registered representatives in the securities industry selling private placement securities as part of a primary offering.
The Series 82 is a fairly difficult exam that requires candidates to study a wide range of securities, regulations, and market information. The Solomon Exam Prep Series 82 Study Guide is continually kept up to date to reflect current rules and regulations, and it covers all key exam topics. Charts, graphs, and practice questions throughout the text support learners in understanding and applying important concepts.
Solomon Exam Prep President and Co-founder, Jeremy Solomon, says, “The rules are a big part of the Series 82, but becoming registered as a Private Securities Offerings Representative is about more than learning to play by the rules – it means you are expected to be competent. That’s why passing the Series 82 requires mastering a wide range of knowledge. The Series 82 is a high bar, but once you’ve hurdled it, you’ll be a knowledgeable private securities industry professional.”
While the core content remains the same, the 5th edition of the Series 82 Study Guide includes helpful content updates, along with general writing improvements. Updates are also reflected in the Solomon Series 82 Exam Simulator, which complements the Study Guide with over 1,700 original Series 82 practice questions.
The Series 82 Study Guide is available as a digital subscription (with a hardcopy upgrade option), and it can be purchased individually or in a package with accompanying Series 82 study products. Customers also have access to free tools and resources, including a study schedule in digital and pdf formats, which helps students master the exam material with maximum efficiency.
To learn more about Solomon Exam Prep’s Series 82 study materials, including Study Guide, Exam Simulator, Audiobook, Video Lecture, and Flashcards, visit the Solomon Series 82 product page.
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Francis Daulerio's second full-length poetry collection features artwork by Helen Ahpornsiri and a foreword by Maggie Smith.PORTLAND, OREGON, USA, June 13, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Summer solstice is here and at last we can crack the spine on "Joy" to celebrate. "Joy" is the new full-length collection of poetry by Francis Daulerio, author of "If & When We Wake," "Please Plant This Book," and "With a Difference." Beginning with one pregnancy and ending with another, "Joy" examines the ways in which we keep ourselves alive and hold each other up. It covers the highs and lows of looking for happiness while living with depression and anxiety, frequently settling in the mundanity of normal life, hunting for beauty in the plain and celebrating each bit of it. While the title may suggest a lighthearted read, the book is more about the seeking than the finding, centering around the birth of Daulerio’s first child while coping with the loss of friend and collaborator, Scott Hutchison. Though painful at times, it is a life-affirming book that encourages readers to push through hardships to find their own sense of meaning.
Somewhat of a departure from his earlier work, "Joy" sees Daulerio expanding the short bursts of imagery found in his first books into longer narratives laced with humor and optimism. As Bon Iver’s Sean Carey explains, “Daulerio’s relentless hope and love…is a much needed message in today’s world.” Joy is packed tight with fifty-four poems, some of which have previously appeared in magazines, but most of which are brand new. It also has a foreword by acclaimed author Maggie Smith (Good Bones, Keep Moving), and cover art by UK artist Helen Ahpornsiri.
To celebrate the beauty that is embodied in Francis Daulerio's JOY, a book tour across the East Coast is taking place. Francis will be visiting Philadelphia, Boston, and Brooklyn.
PRAISE FOR FRANCIS DAULERIO
“If there is a book you need to read because you’ve misplaced your joy over the last few years, this is it. In "Joy," despite grief and struggles, Francis Daulerio celebrates what went right—the friend who climbs out through the downstairs window / of my house so not to disturb those gypsy wrens / who built their nest in the Valentine’s wreath on our front door, little white flowers / my wife calls starlight / bloom sideways, birds after rain—Yes! And many! Daulerio is my favorite kind of poet—an engaging storyteller who sees the world with a wink and a sideways smile, who keeps track of the moments we’ve forgotten. How lucky we are he wrote these extraordinary poems to remind us of what we’ve neglected to notice—the bees / sucking life into every clover flower / low enough for the mower blade to spare, tinny music of an ice cream truck, those fat gray clouds. "Joy" is full of heart and beauty, and is a book I didn’t want to end. And how could I? Daulerio’s poems compassionately bring us to a place where we ask ourselves—How do we become the people we’d love? How do we do better? This book is a gift to all and especially those of us who want to be delighted—this is truly a recommended addition to any bookcase.”
~ Kelli Russell Agodon, author of Dialogues with Rising Tides (Copper Canyon Press 2021)
"I often forget that poems can heal, poems can teach, and poems can breathe life into the way you see your world. In these pages, Francis Daulerio’s gratitude and celebration of life is palpable. The only thing to do after sitting with these poems is to go outside and sink your hands into the dirt and feel the earth’s quiet hum. Even while facing grief, fear, uncertainty, Daulerio’s relentless hope and love for his surroundings - his yard, his family, the power of nature - is a much needed message in today’s world."
~ Sean Carey (S. Carey / Bon Iver)
"A beautiful collection, bursting with life and detail, which takes you to places old and new and, like the best poetry, teaches you something you didn't know you needed to know.”
~ Frank Turner
About Francis Daulerio
Francis Daulerio is a poet and teacher from Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Arcadia University in 2014 before releasing "If & When We Wake" (Unsolicited Press 2015) and "Please Plant This Book" (The Head & The Hand Press 2018), both with illustrations by Scottish artist, Scott Hutchison. Francis has also released "All Is Not Lost," a collaborative vinyl EP of poetry-infused music to benefit the Tiny Changes charity organization, and "With a Difference" (Trident Boulder 2020), a split book of ‘covers’ with Philadelphia author Nick Gregorio.
Francis is a mental health awareness advocate, and has performed across the United States and abroad to raise money for suicide prevention.
He lives in the woods with his wife and children. He finds a good bit of joy there.
About Unsolicited Press
Unsolicited Press, based out of Portland, Oregon, strives to produce exceptional works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from award-winning and emerging authors such as Shann Ray, Amy Shimshon-Santo, Brook Bhagat, Kris Amos, and John W. Bateman. We believe in championing the books of the unsung and underrepresented. As a womxn-owned, all-volunteer small publisher, we focus on exceptional writing, not profits. We have the privilege of partnering with authors skirting the fringes of the lit world. Learn more at unsolicitedpress.com. Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @unsolicitedp.
JOY is available as a paperback (132 p.; 978-1-956692-21-1) and e-book (all major retailers). The title is distributed to the trade by Ingram. The author is open to speaking with the media, holding readings, and engaging in other author opportunities.
When Collaboration Mirrors the Trinity is a timely invitation for local churches to make the practice of unity our new normal.PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, December 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- When Collaboration Mirrors the Trinity: Leveraging Unity to Bless Our World is a newly released book from Wipf & Stock Publishers in Eugene, OR. The author, Dr. Avery Stafford, calls out systemic disunity among Christian churches and invites them to embrace four practical rhythms that build new narratives of relational trust.
Stafford, a Christian pastor in greater Portland, OR, said the following about his inaugural book: “Local churches are siloed. Pastors do not know one another and rarely work together. Christians drive by church buildings on their way to Sunday worship and seldom pray for one another. Vitriolic disunity spews across social media in front of an onlooking world. Our culture sees our fractured reality and increasingly dismisses Christianity as a viable option for their lives. And it is time for believers to recognize that it is our fault. But there is hope!”
When Collaboration Mirrors the Trinity offers an edgy “state of the church address” through the eyes and experiences of an African American pastor. It also includes practical advice on how Christian churches can bless their cities through a culture of church collaboration. In early December 2021, the book debuted at number four on Amazon’s New Releases in the Ecclesiology Christian Theology category.
To learn more about When Collaboration Mirrors the Trinity, visit http://wipfandstock.com/9781666710656/when-collaboration-mirrors-the-trinity/ or https://www.amazon.com/When-Collaboration-Mirrors-Trinity-Leveraging/dp/1666710652.
To learn more about Avery Stafford, visit http://www.averystafford.com.
About Avery Stafford: Avery Stafford is Lead Pastor at Common Ground Church in Beaverton, Oregon, and an adjunct faculty member at Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland. He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University (1992) and holds an MA in Pastoral Studies and a DMin from Multnomah Biblical Seminary (1998, 2020). He is also an award-winning songwriter and music recording artist with six albums to his credit.
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Child Advocate & Mental Health Expert Pens Book Highlighting Healthy Parenting Choices During Divorce
You Don't Have to Crush Your Ex: Hints, Hacks, and Hell-No's to "Win" Your Child Custody Evaluation Outlines Proven Techniques that Protect the Children"The adults involved in a divorce are the only ones who have the power to make this experience less messy and less daunting for themselves and their children," says Bonnevier.”— Lori Bonnevier
PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- After more than twenty years of being in the trenches (and courtrooms) with angry, divorcing parents who were fighting custody battles, Lori Bonnevier MSW, LCSW had absorbed gallons of pain, hurt, and sorrow from thousands of suffering children (and their parents and the legal community).
She knew there was a better way.
So, Bonnevier created a preventative model, by serving in a consultation and coaching role. She also realized that authoring a book would be a vehicle to both reach parents and expand the services she had long provided to children and families.
A licensed clinical social worker in the State of Oregon, Bonnevier wrote "You Don’t Have to Crush Your Ex: Hints, Hacks, and Hell-No's to Win Your Child Custody Evaluation" over the last few years. It came to life as a “choose-your-own-outcome” style story for parents navigating high-conflict divorce who found themselves stalled in litigation about the best decisions for their children. Here, Bonnevier’s life’s work is creatively proffered in a fun, useful, meaningful book to help move families from crisis to healing––and thriving.
“Children do as well as their peers when they have one safe parent,” she explains. “When one parent commits to being the bubble wrap that insulates and protects their children from the chaos and conflict, from the bad attitudes and otherwise hurtful behavior that commonly accompanies divorce, children can adjust more quickly to their new norm.”
And Bonnevier has seen this time and time again.
Since 2002, she has practiced primarily as a child custody evaluator and regularly provides testimony as an expert witness. In these roles, she also serves as a therapist, mediator, parent coordinator, coach, and consultant.
Bonnevier says, “Divorce is far more prevalent than we’d often like to admit, and heart wrenching for those involved––especially the children.”
Witnessing the heart-wrenching effects of divorce on children drove Bonnevier to her mission––providing a competent, thorough, and unbiased assessment of all family members with the goal of developing a comprehensive plan that allows children the opportunity to maintain safe, healthy, and ongoing relationships with both parents and other significant people following a change in the family system.
Bonnevier graduated from Portland State University in 2000 with a master’s degree in social work and holds undergraduate degrees in the disciplines of psychology and human services and an associate degree in child development. Bonnevier has spent her career building her thriving private clinical practice, Child-Focused Choices. She is highly respected within her professional community and well-regarded as an expert in her field.
The Honorable Judge Eve Miller acknowledges Bonnevier’s expertise, “The courts throughout Oregon listen to Ms. Bonnevier’s ideas about the best interest of children, and it would behoove parents in high-conflict litigation to do the same.”
As a seasoned child custody evaluator, Lori invites readers to walk beside Vanessa and Luke, as they face challenges prevalent in divorce in "You Don’t Have to Crush Your Ex." Readers will have the unique opportunity to make choices about divorce, their children, and how to participate in a custody evaluation to achieve the best outcome. Through this insightful and witty choose-your-own-outcome-style story, Lori shares more than two decades worth of trade secrets to help others navigate the complex and often-thorny experience of participating in family law litigation.
By the end of the book, readers will know how to:
• Protect their child’s emotional health and well-being.
• Acquire resources to manage specific challenges.
• Discern which attorney will hurt or help their efforts.
• Impress the heck out of their evaluator.
• Save their family time and money.
• Keep their sanity and thrive on the other side.
A reader of "You Don’t Have to Crush Your Ex," Ciara Gutierrez says, “As a stepmom who walked through this arduous journey of court battles and co-parenting, I can say with full transparency that Lori's book would have dramatically shifted my family's experience with child custody. Her tactful and professional approach is well-balanced with humor, truth, and the necessary need-to-knows. I so wish I had her book 10 years ago!”
Having expanded her practice to include consulting, coaching, and speaking, Bonnevier is able to share her message of Child-Focused Choices with a larger audience outside of the Portland, Oregon area. She is also currently developing curriculum for a college level course in Practice, Child, Youth, and Family Studies at a state university for which "You Don’t Have to Crush Your Ex" is expected to be utilized as part of the required course reading.
Ultimately, Bonnevier is driven by her passion to protect all children who are affected by divorce. Even if only one parent buys into her healthy parenting advice, she knows many children will be saved from the heartache and trauma of insensitive parents.
To get a sneak preview of :You Don’t Have to Crush Your Ex," visit: www.ChildFocused.net/Book
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