Italian Translations and Multiplied Reciprocity

I’m thrilled that two of my poems have been translated into Italian and published in the August issue of Rivista Noiqui. Big thank you to Mihaela Melnic for translating my work. One of the pieces is an excerpt from our new collaborative book, Evermore. Thank you, as well, to Luciano Zampini for including the poems in his venue. “Thousands Upon Thousands” and “Fault Lines” can be read here…

https://www.noiqui.it/2021/08/31/rivista-agosto-2021/

And all your days are numbered, the same as mine; but neither of ours shall be as short as theirs. Because karma loves the truth as much as God.

And woe be to those who would lead the flock astray, for the wool they pull over others’ eyes shall be multiplied in their own reciprocity of darkness.

And if you pick one or one thousand ripened figs in the heat of summer, know that the sugar stored within your cells will serve as energy for growth during the shift of autumn.

And fanatical fascists may flap their tyrannical traps for all their hours upon the earth, but it is surely a sign that reveals the tale of their own weakness; for those who run their mouth with the spew of authoritarianism concede the fact that they lack self-control and are forever lost to fits of chaos.

Copies of Evermore are available here…

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09F1CV4NV

Bengali Translation and Subtle Adjustments

I’m stoked that an excerpt from my book, Of Sand and Sugar, has been translated into Bengali and published in TechTouch Talk out of India. Big thank you to Mahua Das for translating my work. The English and Bengali versions of “When Form Takes Shape” can be read here…

https://www.techtouchtalk.in/md08092021/

For many years one of the central expressions I have been promoting and advocating in favor of is the great affirmation of life, saying Yes to the process with a triumphant declaration even in the face of the suffering and sorrow that are inherent elements of existing in the flesh here on earth.

And while I still believe this to be a powerful spiritual philosophy to extoll for the development of mindfulness and resiliency in dealing with the problems we naturally go through in life’s trials, tests, and tribulations, we have now entered a period of time in the world where there must be subtle adjustments made.

Because now the moment has arrived where the most powerful word left in our lexicon and the most important ideological stance that can be taken is to simply say NO.

Songs of Selah #159

The latest episode of Songs of Selah marked the three-year anniversary of when the show launched back in 2018. What a ride it has been so far! Thank you to Ronda Miller for joining the program this week to speak about her poetry, the literary scene in Kansas, and upcoming events she’ll be presenting at. She also gave some great advice about the art of healing from trauma.

Episode #159 of Songs of Selah can be listened to here…

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/17numaradio/2021/09/06/songs-of-selah-with-scott-thomas-outlar

I want to give a big thank you to all the amazing poets, novelists, artists, actors, musicians, and health advocates who have appeared on the show so far. I’ve had the opportunity to interview well over 100 guests on Songs of Selah, and it’s helped me realize how everyone in the world has such a unique and interesting story to share. That’s what the show has always been geared toward. Providing a venue where anyone interested can come on and let loose with their song about life, their passions, their individual stamp and signature, and hopefully inspire listeners (and myself) while in the process.

Setu Mag Author of the Month

It’s an honor to be featured as author of the month in the new August issue of Setu Mag released out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Big thank you to Sunil Sharma and Anurag Sharma for the recognition.

My poems “Three Wishes” and “The Strands That Tie Together” can be read here…

https://www.setumag.com/2021/08/poetry-scott-thomas-outlar-author-of.html

A video I recorded for Setu Mag which includes a recitation of the two poems from this issue can be seen here…

https://www.setumag.com/2021/08/poetry-recital-scott-thomas-outlar.html

Welcome to the Farm

My friends, I’m thrilled to share the good news that Evermore has officially been released and is now available through 17Numa Press! Mihaela Melnic and I have been working feverishly during the past two years to bring this 266-page hybrid collection to life with poetry, short stories, and memoir pieces. Evermore is the collaboration of two Virgo spirits and so it’s a great joy to announce its publication here as the energy of September arrives.

Please help us celebrate Evermore’s release by spreading the word and picking up a copy today at the link below (thank you for your support!)…

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09F1CV4NV

Promising Vistas Unparalleled

Thank you to Glory Sasikala for including my poem “Manic Adoration” in the new August 2021 print edition of GloMag released out of India. Copies are available here…

https://www.amazon.com/dp/9354932029

Underneath the Milky Way, a jolt of electricity is received, a pulse of peace is bestowed in blessing, a shockwave of higher resonance frequency is felt throughout the flesh as a subtle shiver taps the spine… deep in the bass of the bones.