Last year, I participated in the 2022 DC Poet Project after being selected as a finalist by written submission. This year I'll participate in the 2023 DC Poet Project after winning an open mic competition to be selected as a finalist (felt good!). Now I prepare to compete in the final reading on Sunday, May …
What will be will be
I’ve learned recently that it's not a simple choosing of joy that will make us happy in life. Rather, it's actively creating the space for joy by addressing our fears with the help of other people – and experiencing the power in the understanding that’s shared as we do.
Goings-ons: My recent publications, etc.
Publications have been ongoing the past half year or so. This post will catch you up on which poems and drawings have made it out into the world – linked so you can take a look. (1) Neon Door is a new site that provides an immersive literary/art experience. Launched in January 2022, exploring their …
Inconsistencies: Film Festival 2021 Official Selection
My one and only poetry video for my poem titled "Inconsistencies" is an official selection of the 2021 Monologues & Poetry International Film Festival. Writer, actor, editor, and director... new and exciting territory. It will be featured in the online event on Saturday, November 20th during Screening 1. See the film festival's website for additional …
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Check out my poems published by Bourgeon Online here. Recently read at one of Yellow Arrow Publishing's National Poetry Month readings, they focus on the theme beyond losing. They are: "Settled in the Gray," "A Living Coffin," "At That Point," and "Walk It Off." The publication was also paired with one of my photographs taken …
Poetry Month Reading Series
I am thrilled to be participating in a poetry reading series over the next four Fridays with Yellow Arrow Publishing - April 2, 9, 16, and 23. Buy your tickets online by 7pm the day before each event. Join us to celebrate National Poetry month! You can catch me reading each night. In addition to …
Haunted Waters Press Publication
Check out my poem "Giving Up the Cleanup" in SPLASH! - fiction, poetry, and news published online by Haunted Waters Press... https://www.hauntedwaterspress.com/giving-up-the-cleanup/
Exeter Publishing Interview
Following the inclusion of two of my poems and one photograph in From the Soil: A Hometown Anthology, I did an interview with Exeter Publishing. They've just posted the interview in full on their website - check it out! https://www.exeterpublishing.com/artists/chris-biles My poems included in this anthology are "Memories" and "The Crabapple" - both of which …
Poetry X Hunger Publication
Check out my poem - "The Full-Fridge Privilege" - featured on the Poetry X Hunger website, written for the 2020 World Food Day Poetry Competition sponsored by FAO North America. https://www.poetryxhunger.com/2020-world-food-day---submitted-poems/poem-by-chris-biles
“The Clementine Zine” Publication
Below are screenshots of the lovely September Issue of The Clementine Zine. The first is the Issue's cover, followed by the two pages related to my poem, "Inspirational Confusion." Please check out their website - the complete issue link is below. The September Issue can be found here: https://issuu.com/clementinezine1/docs/what_we_leave_behind