Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Red, Red Rose



O my love's like a red, red rose,
    That's newly sprung in June;
O my love's like the melody
    That's sweetly played in tune.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

About

The Costalegre is home to many talented individuals. Bar None is intended to be a forum that highlights the creativity of writers who are here long-time or short-term. In the winter of 2009-10, a small group of people that shared a love of writing met in Barra de Navidad.

Some are published writers and some are dipping their toes in creative waters for the first time. Knowing that art which is not shared withers away and dies, the idea was born for this Review. We will follow up with new volumes of the Bar None anthologies as material continues to be made available.

Bar None: An Anthology of English Writing from the Costalegre, published in 2010, is available for purchase at select locations in the Costalegre including Chynna's Backstage Bar in Barra de Navidad. For those outside the Costalegre, the Bar None Anthology is available through Amazon.


Published in 2012 Take Two: Another Anthology of English Writing from the Costalegre continues on with more tales, poetry and art from the little Mexican drinking village with a fishing problem. Critics agree that Take Two is heavier than Volume One



Saturday, January 8, 2011

Writing Links and Resources


These are the web pages that link to our favored contributors, resources, and friends of Barra de Navidad and the Bar None Group.

Their writings and insights are more prescient than ours. We encourage you to learn more about them by visiting their thoughts. Links are listed chronologically because that's the way we roll.

Bar None Daily

Chicanisima

Latina Voices

Zanne Mack

Movement for the Emancipation of Poetry (Italian)

Statpoet (German)

Cashmereheart 

The Baobab Papers

The Shawback Redemptions

McBride's Organic Farm

The Daily Beat

The Piano Farm

The Garrett

BYPO Revolution

Wellness Renegade

The Writings of Nicole Bataclan

Black Heart Magazine

The New York City Minute

Barra Beth's Blog

Caught in the Cogs

Morena's Bohío

work and poetry

Lum's Space

Between the Essence and the Descent

The Gateless Passage

Keep Calm and Bookworm

Eclipsing Winter

The JulieBook

dVerse Poets Pub

jaywalkingthemoon

Take It To The Street Poetry

Stephen John Kalinich

Poetry Soup

Concepto Villa Paz

Essaar's Virtual Voyage

I Hate Poetry

Briarcat

Words Before the Door

Liv2Write2Day

#GetFamiliar

Modern Life is Rubbish...

Poems From an Open Heart

Waystationone

wordsandthoughtspjs

Beatdom

National Poetry Lab

Hello Poetry

Life Through Words

THE POET BY DAY, the journey in poem

Culture Collage

The Fourth Dimension

a sun kissed life

Russell Rosander Short Stories

Grupo Parasomnia (Peru)


Please let us know of any broken links or links that we are missing.



Saturday, January 1, 2011

Intimate


I will tell you the dreams of my life
On this deepest of blue nights.
In your hands my soul will tremble,
On your shoulders my cross will rest.