Fevers of the Mind Poetry & Art Blog

Our twitter is @feversof eic @davidLONan1 Facebook Group: http://www.feversofthemind.com Fevers of the Mind Poetry & Arts Group

Paypal donations & Submissions e-mail: feversofthemind@gmail.com 

*WEB SUBMISSIONS ONLY*

*ALERT: We will be putting up new prompts every few days some will be 2 day/3 day prompts some could be up to a week according to what, whom, etc. it is* The hahtag idea was failing so that is how we are going to do it…less pressure on me overall. I will put up what comes up over the weekend based off those prompts and then we will re-evaluate which prompts (will recycle the ones we had but one at a time…so Plath, Sexton, Prince, Cave, PJ, Cohen, photos, Monet, .I also might do a prompt call out for Quick 9’s, showcases, reviews, etc at any given time. I’m unpredictable but reliable at getting your work seen for the most part unless some poetry I deem not in our view at Fevers of the Mind comes in. Also, as the editor I will be re-working my book “Before the Bridges Fell” new book “Cursed Houses” and my wife’s book “Blackout” in the next few months…so as always be patient… If accepted I usually have your stuff up in a month. If not accepted I do not respond because, I myself hate getting rejection e-mails….just send us something else please. This is reiterated later on this page. Thanks! – David L O’Nan

Current Writing Prompts: Our first big inspired by Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton challenge will be ending at Midnight Monday September 26th.

*ANNOUNCEMENT* The Quick-9 Interview is back! Interested? Send us an e-mail (see below for questions for writers/poets and also for musicians/writers)

*Want a book review? If we have interviewed you in the past or consistently put your work on the website. Send us a pdf to our e-mail.

*On our twitter @feversof and our facebook Group; Fevers of the Mind Poetry & Art Group we are doing weekly Ekphrastic poetry challenges based on photography, art, & even music. These challenges go quick. So join our twitter or facebook page to see the prompt and send your responses to feversofthemind@gmail.com

We are open for Poetry Showcases for anyone to send 3-5 poems/prose. If not all pieces are accepted. I will post the 1 or 2 poems but will not be considered a showcase.

We are unable to provide compensation at this time contributors. We have to reach out through the year for donations just to keep the site going. This is for the art of poetry, music, art & other creatives.

Some poetry/art published on this site will periodically be taken down if space is running low. You will be guaranteed at least 6-8 months exposure on our website. No promises after that and don’t take it personal.

Themes we are Looking for Poetry/prose/articles/other styles of writing are for Adhd Awareness, Mental Health, Anxiety, Culture, History, Social Justice, LGBTQ Matters/Pride, Love, Poem series, sonnets, physical health, pandemic themes, Trauma, Retro/pop culture, inspired by music/songwriters, inspired by classic & current writers, frustrations.

Online Submissions could include Poetry, Art, Book Reviews, culture pieces, rants, pre-published poetry from self-published materials, defunct lit mags, pieces from other lit mags/books/blogs with permissions. All submissions will first be published on the website and then considered for print anthologies with a high probability of being in a future edition of Bare Bones Writing or any specialty anthology. Just trust the process. Pieces may not be immediately in books, but over time they should be for the most part. Unless they are website exclusives. I prefer Poetry Showcases, but if you have book reviews, essays, prose pieces, short stories, cool artwork/photography please send this way. See below for more info. If you just want to send a one off piece I will look at it and if it is really good it could be considered. I just usually like a variety of your work. Thanks.

All submissions with bio (doesn’t have to be long). Please let us know if something has been previously published, we will make a judgment call on whether able to include.  For Bare Bones Anthologies I’d accepted I will let you know within 1 month of email submission. I have RSD and don’t love the idea of sending rejection letters.  If you don’t receive acceptance assume we passed up this time and send something else. If you have simultaneous submissions out there, please keep this in mind. If not accepted at first, Just try again…We will not accept pieces that we deem racist, sexist, homophobic, or have pornographic themes, photos, or any type of nudity in submissions.

Please donate to our paypal at feversofthemind@gmail.com if you enjoy this site and our anthologies. Anything helps. Thank you!

About Editor David L O’Nan

Current bio for Fevers of the Mind’s David L O’Nan editor/writing contributor to blog.

Quick-9 Interview Questions for writers below. Always send in word doc or in body of email to feversofthemind@gmail.com or pdf if you have no other option. Also, a photo to go with interview is preferred.

Q1. When did you start writing and whom influenced you the most?
Q2. Any pivotal moment when you knew you wanted to be a writer?
Q3. Who has helped you most with writing and career?
Q4. Where did you grow up and how did that influence you? Have any travels influenced your work?
Q5. What do you consider your most meaningful work creatively to you?
Q6. What are your favorite activities to relax?
Q7. What is a favorite piece of writing you have done so far? Any meaning behind why?
Q8. What kind of music inspires you the most? What is a song or songs that always come back to you as an inspiration?  Or what is a writer or book you always come back to when you're needing that extra inspiration?
Q9. Do you have any recent or upcoming books, music, events, projects that you would like to promote?
Q10. Bonus Question: Any funny or strange stories you'd like to share during your creative journey?

Quick-9 Interview questions for musicians/writers. Always send in word doc or body of e-mail to feversofthemind@gmail.com or pdf if you have no other option. Also, a photo to go with interview is preferred.

Q1: When did you start writing/discovering music? Who influenced you the most?

Q2: Any pivotal moment when you knew you wanted to be a musician/artist?

Q3: Who has helped you most with your career?

Q4: Where did you grow up and how did that influence you? Have any travels influenced your work?

Q5: What do you consider your most meaningful work creatively so far to you?

Q6: What are your favorite activities to relax?

Q7: From your accomplishments what do you consider a favorite piece of music that you’ve done? Any meaning behind why?

Q8: What kind of music inspires you the most? What is a song or songs that always come back to you as an inspiration?

Q9: Do you have any upcoming projects that you’d like to promote? Concerts, books, events, etc?

Bonus: Any funny memory or strange memory you’d like to share during your creative journey?

***Any actors/actresses, artists, photographers, comedians, podcasters, bloggers, athletes that are wanting a quick-9 interview answer a set of the questions above and I will incorporate your answers to your specific job***

The return & revised version of “New Disease Streets” by David L O’Nan Poetry and stories

https://tinyurl.com/bdzdzkzn

The poems & stories in this collection is a representation of the hovering stain of the year 2020. A year filled with disease, greed, hate, depression, moments of unity that only feel empty being overseen by a world of dictators. The sadness, the lies, the deprived. That is the New Disease Streets Collection.

Current bio for Fevers of the Mind’s David L O’Nan editor/writing contributor to blog.

Poetry from David L O’Nan in the Famous Poetry Outlaws are Painting Walls and Whispers

Hard Rain Poetry: Forever Dylan Anthology available today!

Available Now: Before I Turn Into Gold Inspired by Leonard Cohen Anthology by David L O’Nan & Contributors w/art by Geoffrey Wren

A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with Sascha Engel

with Sascha Engel:

Q1: When did you start writing and first influences?

Sascha: I started writing for publication in 2011. My initial writing experience, amateurish though it was, was in an academic context and heavily influenced by the reading I had done in philosophy for a few years prior. Particularly, I’ve always been fascinated by Jacques Derrida’s work (especially his Grammatology), arguing that speech and ultimately everything that has meaning is an instance of a form of writing – or writtenness. Teasing this out has been my project ever since; first in academic publications and now in experimental writing. You could say that Dada/Letterism is as big an influence, although it was indirect, and a strange, anarchically refracted Hegelianism.

Q2: Who are your biggest influences today?

Sascha: In terms of my experimental prose, I think I am most influenced by reading manuals and handbooks for computing machines – that is, for 1950s and 60s computers. There’s something laconically inhuman about their precise prose that influences me every day. (To what extent it shows, though, I can’t say.)

Q3: Any pivotal moment when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

Sascha: In undergrad, when I first encountered philosophical thinking. The idea that the whole world and everything we perceive is irreducibly broken down by a prism of language made me realize that that’s what I want to do: make such a prism of my own, and maybe share it with others.

Q4: Who has helped you most with writing?

Sascha: Every time I have a conversation, however short, with anyone who shares my interests, that helps a lot. The latest of these was with Jonathan Deasy, my good friend and co-editor in Strukturriss, who helped me past an impasse and so contributed to finishing my work on artificial intelligence.

Q5: Where did you grow up and how did that influence your writing & have any travels away influence your work?

Sascha: I’m originally German, and due to my parents’ occupation moved about all over the place, from Bavaria to the Netherlands, to West Germany and then to former East Germany, and then back to West Germany. I think this has led to the realization that there isn’t really a ‘home’ per se, nor a ‘place’, but only a set of identities that shift about. When I went to the U.S. to teach in academia, and then again when I returned to Europe after dropping out of that, I think that reinforced this.

Q6: What do you consider your most meaningful work you’ve done creatively so far to you?

Sascha: The “Twenty-One Computations” that just came out in Beir Bua Press are the culmination of five years of reading ‘ancient’ computing manuals and thinking about the humans projected by them. I think both in terms of experimental prose and philosophical statement, that’s my most meaningful work to date, not least because it helps me grapple with the existential meaning of being tethered to a smartphone all day every day…

https://amzn.to/3yTRTdA

Q7: Favorite activities to relax?

Sascha: I have a place a few kilometres from home where I go to turn everything off and unwind. And I am unreasonably obsessed with the Star Wars universe.

Q8: What is a favorite line/stanza from a poem/writing of yours or others?

Sascha:

Very difficult to choose from so many, but I think pride of place belongs to a passage from Derrida’s Writing and Difference, which guides how I conceive of what I do: “Wanting to say the miraculous overcoming, from which thinking announces itself, terrorizes itself and, at its height, attempts to insure itself against its destruction and drowning in madness and death. At its highest point, the hyperbole, the absolute opening, the uneconomic expenditure is always surprised by, and taken back into, an economy. This constitutes a relation between reason, madness, and death,” and that relation is writing.

Q9: Any recent or forthcoming projects that you’d like to promote?

Sascha:

My “Twenty-One Computations” are out from Beir Bua Press: https://beirbuapress.com/2021/07/25/twenty-one-computations-by-sascha-engel/

I also publish ruminations on artificial intelligence on a regular basis at the Centre for Experimental Ontology: https://centreforexperimentalontology.com/author/thinkcontinuum/

And I’ve just launched a website! http://thinkcontinuum.eu/ This has forthcoming work as well.

Twitter: @Thinkcontinuum

Linktree:

https://linktr.ee/ThinkContinuum