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June. 2005
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Summer 2005 feature brings news of those who have gone before. Updated throughout the summer, semantikon.com is pleased to bring news of our features from the 2003-2004 season. Inside, get news, links, updates on all your favorite writers from our first year not to mention exclusive excerpts from their forthcoming novels, plays, performance pieces and current projects including exclusive new works from the likes of Aralee Strange, Willie Smith and Nathan Singer just to name a few. Check back each month as we touch base with our first year features...

Aralee Strange
Patrick Sebastian
Michael Crossley
Bess Rose Miller
October 2003
November 2003
January 2004
February 2004
After wintering in the wilds of Scioto County on the bend of Upper Twin Creek, Strange is returning to town and theatrical pursuits and the continued hosting of Inktank's Moveable Feast poetry readings.
      Her Play Dr Pain on Main Will be featured as a part Cincinnati FringeFest.
After Patrick featured in November of 2003, he serialized his Growing Up Jimmy chap Book in Dayton City Paper, also returning to semantikon for a period as a regular columnist writing his infectious and invectively funny Dorothy and the Snake Handlers.              Presently, Patrick is finishing up with his memoir writing students at Stivers School and making way to move to New Mexico in July.
After his feature in January 2004, Michael toured in support of his Some Girls chap Book also completing work on various short film projects.      
      Look to semantikon in late summer for news about the release of Crossley's book.





Bess Miller, whose book, From Kentucky Roots, was published in October of 2003, continues to write poetry, as well as essays, and short historical pieces, some about her ancestors. Bess is a genealogist, and it is natural that some of her research finds it way into her poems and other writings. She is also writing a book for children--not a picture book--but a book aimed at 4th--6th graders. She tells us it is almost finished and promises to stick with it until there is a satisfactory ending.
New Works: Strange
New Works: Sebastian
New Works: Crossley
New Works: Miller
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news about works coming
summer 2005
       
T. M. Weygand
Nathan Singer
Willie Smith
Krista Franklin
Writers Index March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
Summer 2004
T.M. Weygand is still living in Richmond, Virginia, and is currently working on a new collection of poetry, tentatively titled Revival. Ms. Weygand has found new inspiration for her poetry as her goals and lifestyle have moved in a different direction, as she will be enrolling in culinary school this fall. En route to her new career as a chef, she will continue to write during this new and exciting phase of her life.
Since Nathan’s feature in April 2004, Nathan has been writing performing across the U.S. and touring in support of his first novel, A Prayer for Dawn, which met with award nominations and critical raves nationwide. June 2004 saw the world premier of Chasing The Wolf based on novel of same name (excerpted here) and again, June 2005 saw the world premiere of his play Woyzecked and Left for Dead or the Killer Whispers and Prays, a decontrustruction / reply to Buchner's Woyzeck. Look for Nathan’s book Chasing The Wolf available January 2006 from Bleak House Books.
Willie Smith's parboiled detective fiction Dada After Math is now available as an electronic book from oneleggedcowpress. One of his more popular sermons Uncut Version, can now be heard live online. His work is now also online at bloodcookies, myfavoritebullet, thievesjargon, litvision, zygoteinmycoffee He is a regular contributor to the print magazine American Drivel Review and Andrei Codrescu's Exquisite Corpse.ite Corpse

Our Summer 2004 feature, Krista Franklin continues work on her collection about the children she teaches in Chicago,  tentatively titled 101. In addition, Krista is currently shopping manuscripts and plans to perform through the summer of 2005.
New Works: Weygand
New Works: Singer
New Works: Smith
New Works: Franklin
excerpt from forthcoming novel:
Chasing the Wolf
available from bleak house jan.06

excerpt from novel:
Blackchurch Furnace

(short story)
Snake Bites Tail
news about works coming
summer 2005