#Blogtour – Day 4 of the In the Silence of Words Three-Act Play Blog Tour

Day 4 of the WordCrafter “In the Silence of Words” Book Blog Tour finds us over at Roberta Writes with a guest post by author Cendrine Marrouat. Join us and find out what attracts her about the play format and the poetry style that this play is based on.

Today I am delighted to host Cendrine Marrouat with her Three-Act Play, In the Silence of Words as part of her WordCrafter book blog tour.

You can read the other posts in the tour here:

Day 1: https://writingtoberead.com/2021/07/05/welcome-to-the-wordcrafter-in-the-silence-of-words-book-blog-tour/

Day 2: https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/2021/07/06/blogtour-day-2-of-the-in-the-silence-of-words-three-act-play-blog-tour/

Day 3: https://writingtoberead.com/2021/07/07/day-3-of-the-wordcrafter-in-the-silence-of-words-book-blog-tour-my-review/

‘In the Silence of Words’: A Behind-the-Scene Look by Cendrine Marrouat

When I started my artistic career in 2005, I knew I wanted to be more than just a poet.

Theatre has always fascinated me. I studied many plays in high school and at university. One of
the first things I realized is that theatre is an excellent genre to delve into difficult topics. The
best playwrights have mastered the “show, not tell” approach. They sprinkle clues everywhere
and force you to pay attention to details, so you can read between the lines and infer the overall
meaning when needed.

In 2006, I was in the…

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#Blogtour – Day 2 of the In the Silence of Words Three-Act Play Blog Tour

For Day 2 of the WordCrafter “In the Silence of Words” Book Blog Tour, we are over at Robbie’s Inspiration with a guest post by author Cendrine Marrouat. Drop in to learn more about how the poet, Cendrine came to write this play.

Robbie's inspiration

I am delighted to welcome Cendrine Marrouat to Robbie’s Inspiration with her new Three-Act Play, In the Silence of Words.

You can read Day 1 of this tour here: Writing to be Read

Writing a play as a poet

In the western world, we struggle to talk about death and depression. The stigma around mental illness is still very real. Overall, we have quite an unhealthy relationship with what scares us.

A little while after releasing Short Poetry for Those Who Fear Death (2006), I received an email from a reader who stated that the book had saved their life. It was an incredible comment, and I was very happy to know that my poems had been instrumental in helping them feel better.

To me, the event confirmed something that I had always known. The uniqueness of the poetic language allows it to be used to tackle heavy topics…

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Announcing the return of “The Many Faces of Poetry”

Thoughts on Meditation

By Arthur Rosch

My thoughts are not


more like I

am driving down a highway

while thoughts pass like billboards…

if I get to some remote area

billboards disappear

and the mind is quiet;

or…uh!  there’s another one.

Hard to ignore


when they have such lush images

and the road is almost deserted

almost…damn! there’s another one.

Even this idea, this poem

interrupted me, got me up

from my pillow to write

about what thoughts are.


Arthur Rosch is a novelist, musician, photographer and poet. His works are funny, memorable and often compelling. One reviewer said “He’s wicked and feisty, but when he gets you by the guts, he never lets go.” Listeners to his music have compared him to Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, Randy Newman or Mose Allison. These comparisons are flattering but deceptive. Rosch is a stylist, a complete original. His material ranges from sly wit to gripping political commentary.

Arthur was born in the heart of Illinois and grew up in the western suburbs of St. Louis. In his teens he discovered his creative potential while hoping to please a girl. Though she left the scene, Arthur’s creativity stayed behind. In his early twenties he moved to San Francisco and took part in the thriving arts scene. His first literary sale was to Playboy Magazine. The piece went on to receive Playboy’s “Best Story of the Year” award.

Arthur also has writing credits in Exquisite Corpse, Shutterbug, eDigital, and Cat Fancy Magazine. He has written five novels, a memoir and a large collection of poetry. His autobiographical novel, Confessions Of An Honest Man won the Honorable Mention award from Writer’s Digest in 2016.

More of his work can be found at www.artrosch.com

Photos at https://500px.com/p/artsdigiphoto?view=photos


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Review: Poetry Treasures

Hey! Check out the nice review of “Poetry Treasures” by Adele Marie Park. I always say reviews are like hugs for authors, and this one offers hugs for each contributing poet. Feel the love. ❤


Poetic Vision – Sue Vincent

I have always loved Sue’s poetry and writing. I count myself blessed that I knew her online. We had numerous views in common and her words made think, cry and even have eureka moments. Goddess bless you Sue, you are so missed.

Geoff Le Pard

Wonderful humorous poems which tell of life the way we all live it. My favourite Art Appreciation.

Frank Prem

Described as a poet/storyteller or in my words a bard in the true sense of the word.

My favourite Reading Modern Poets

Victoria (Tori) Zigler

Her words are beautifully set in a rhythm which in my favourite The Robin in My Garden always cheers me up.

Colleen M. Chesebro

A very dear friend and my sister in fey. Colleen’s prose and poetry always stay with me. Filled with magic and the promise of mystery. My favourite in this collection is Weather…

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Poetry Treasure Blog Tour – Featuring Colleen Chesebro

To wrap up the WordCrafter “Poetry Treasures” Book Blog Tour, we are over at Miriam Hurdle’s delightful blog site, “Showers of Blessings”, with a guest post by contributing author, Colleen M. Chesebro. This is the last opportunity to celebrate the send off of this unique poetry anthology and the contributing poets, and get in on the giveaway for a chance to win a free digital copy of “Poetry Treasures”. Join us there!

The Showers of Blessings

It’s my pleasure to feature Poetry Treasure on my blog today. Poetry Treasures is an anthology of poems by a number of talented poets. During the blog tour, each of the poets is introduced.

The editors of Poetry Treasure have a treat for you:

Follow the tour and leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win one of three digital copies of Poetry Treasures to be given away. (Winners will be randomly selected following the end of the tour.)


A collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on Writing to be Read in 2020. Open the book and discover the poetry treasures of Sue Vincent, Geoff Le Pard, Frank Prem, Victoria (Tori) Zigler, Colleen M. Chesebro, K. Morris, Annette Rochelle Aben, Jude Kitya Itakali, and Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Purchase Links

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Poetry-Treasures-Sue-Vincent-ebook/dp/B0933KSJR9

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Poetry-Treasures-Sue-Vincent/dp/B093QLNGC5

Today I…

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Day 6 of the WordCrafter Poetry Treasures blog tour – Annette Rochelle Aben

For Day #6 of the WordCrafter “Poetry Treasures” Book Blog Tour, we’re over at “Roberta Writes” with a guest post from contributing author Annette Rochelle Aben. Please join us to learn more about poetic form and get a chance to win a free copy of “Poetry Treasures”!

Today, I am delighted to welcome Annette Rochelle Aben, a wonderful poet and blogger, and a contributor to the Poetry Treasures anthology to Roberta Writes with a post about poetry.

Over to Annette

I’mAnnetteRochelleAbenand writing has been my go-to for creative expression, emotional release, and a way to boost my GPA since I was a child. I am thrilled to be a part ofPoetry Treasures.

When I first started writing poetry, I never knew much about it, except to know that (to me) a good poem HAD to rhyme. Gee whiz, have I ever been schooled through connecting with other writers and poets here in the blogsphere. One of my favorite poetry styles is calledSYLLABIC POETRY. And one of my favorite forms of said style is theABHANGA. AnABHANGAis a 4-line poem in which the first 3 lines contain 6 syllables each and…

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Day #5 of the WordCrafter “Poetry Treasures” Book Blog Tour

Poetry Treasures Book Blog Tour

Day #5 of the WordCrafter Poetry Treasures Book Blog Tour finds us over at Victoria (Tori) Zigler’s pet friendly blog site, with a guest post from contributing author Kevin Morris. Join us for insight into the inspiration “I Hear the Rain”, which is featured in Poetry Treasures, and Tori’s review of this unique anthology.


Day #4 of the WordCrafter “Poetry Treasures” Book Blog Tour

Poetry Treasures Book Blog Tour

For Day #4 of the WordCrafter “Poetry Treasures” Book Blog Tour, we’re all heading over to Teagan Geneviene’s wonderful blog site, Teagan’s Books for a guest post by contributing author, Frank Prem. I hope you will join us there.


Day #3 of the WordCrafter “Poetry Treasures” book blog tour

For Day #3 of the Poetry Treasures book blog tour finds us over at Ritu Bhathal’s lovely blog site, “But I smile anyway”, with a guest post from contributing author Geoff Le Pard. Join us there to learn more about this wonderful anthology.


WordCrafter Poetry Treasures blog tour – Day 2 featuring Victoria Zigler

Day #2 of the WordCrafter “Poetry Treasures” Book Blog Tour finds us over at “Robbie’s Inspiration” with a guest post from contributing author Victoria Zigler. Please join us to learn more about the inspiration behind the poetry featured in this wonderful poetry anthology.

Robbie's inspiration

Poetry Treasures is an anthology of poems by a number of talented poets. Today I am thrilled to introduce poet and children’s author, Victoria Zigler, whose work features in this anthology.

I don’t do routines by Victoria Zigler

I’ve made that fact clear in several interviews where I’ve been asked what my writing routine looks like.

It’s not that I don’t want to, because I’d love to have a proper routine. The simple fact is, I can never make it stick, and it’s not even poor willpower, but issues with insomnia battling chronic fatigue, which means sometimes I go days where I’m lucky if I need all the fingers on one hand to count the hours of sleep I managed to get in those few days – regardless of how physically tired I might feel – while other times it’s the reverse, and it’s hours of wakefulness that are few…

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