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Gloria J. Wimberley: Featured Poet

Congrats to my friend and Middle Island Press editor, Gloria J. Wimberley, on her being selected as the current featured poet at the Making Us Think Together Arts Community website.

Gloria is undoubtedly one of today’s most competent free-verse poets, ever blowing me away with her vast vocabulary and the fine and feminine flow of her words.

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Posted by on March 2, 2014 in News & Reviews



Gloria J. Wimberley: Prose Editing at Middle Island Press

As a chapbook publisher who maintains the highest standards for Middle Island Press, I am always asking myself how I can improve my business.

One recent improvement that I am proud of is in hiring a highly talented and competent editor, Gloria J. Wimberley, to handle our prose projects. Furthermore, though, is the fact that the editing process includes four steps or “phases.” Of these, Gloria handles the first three which involve different approaches to editing from her academic perspective, and then I give a final proofread before commencing layout.

I was recently told by a widely published client that Middle Island Press did the best editing job that he has encountered to date. These are the sorts of improvements that keep Middle Island Press at the top of the chapbook publishing niche.


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Posted by on February 9, 2014 in News & Reviews


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Fate Favors the Bold

Those who have published through Middle Island Press know that I like to share one of my husband’s favorite expressions: “Fate favors the bold.” Furthermore, it favors any measure of doing, which is probably why “seize the day” and “seize the moment” are such long-standing expressions. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

I shared a poem here at Poetica~Place recently, a quick penning from the back deck, the first one that I have shared in a long time. A friend of mine [Gloria Wimberley (working alongside R. L. Jones at Raven Publishing Co. here in West Virginia)] read it and approached me about being a contributor in their anthology, Compass Rose: A Poetic Sojourn Home, to the Horizon, and Beyond. (I’ve not seen it yet but a link and further promotion is forthcoming.) The point being, though, that there isn’t necessarily any advantage to keeping work sequestered. There is only now, so if we write something that we wish to share, then we should share it now for our own benefit and hopefully that of others.

I believe that we can measure life considerably according to who crosses our pathways, who walks alongside us and why. What a privilege it’s been to become acquainted with so many fine people in the literary realm of life!

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Posted by on May 19, 2013 in News & Reviews


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