Release Date: November 1, 2014
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Review of November Butterfly at The Mom Egg, by Anne Marie Fowler
Review of November Butterfly at Damfino Press, by Lauren Gordon
Review of November Butterfly at Story Circle Network, by Susan Schoch
Review of November Butterfly at The California Journal of Women Writers, by Jen Teeter-Moore
Interview regarding the process of writing November Butterfly (TCJWW), by Jen Teeter-Moore
Review of November Butterfly at Tweetspeak Poetry, by Glynn Young
Advance Praise for November Butterfly (poems):
Tania Pryputniewicz has captured, with exquisite timing, eye and taste, the iconic power of our great archetypes, be they ancient or contemporary. Time spent with her work is always enriching.
—Persia Woolley, author of The Guinevere Trilogy
In November Butterﬂy, the lyrical I looks into the mirror to ﬁnd a different face with each pass. In this way, Pryputniewicz maintains the intimacy of the poetic I while expanding the personal lyric to a global resonance. As Ophelia, Jeanne d’Arc, Nefertiti, Amelia, Lady Diana, Marilyn and Sylvia come to reﬂect, we too ﬁnd ourselves dissolving into the mirror…. Pryputniewicz threads the narratives of multitudes into the singular I; with her gift of deep empathy, imagination, and lyricism, she gives readers the chance to live again and again and again.
—Nicelle Davis, author of Becoming Judas
Reading, we enter a world in which Guinevere loves and does not love; we glimpse her as a girl wearing “pale slippers like falcon hoods, / so lethal, so light.” Later, she is a woman, shimmering, conﬂicted, drawn to a great, obliterating love…. What does it mean to love, deeply, passionately, and in ways that will make it impossible to return to the life one was living before? What does it mean to link the great streaming magic of the everyday—to a real day? Divination and sacriﬁce offer us a way through. Pryputniewicz does not ﬂinch from the challenges of the labyrinth—pathways that might lead equally, or randomly, to betrayal or desire. “So easy to muck the translation,” she writes, “no common language— that gap between the self one loves and the self one fears.” Her book gives us some courage—as we read and breathe that gap—to return what we ﬁnd there to our own shattered and shattering, quotidian and startling lives.
—Bhanu Kapil, author of The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers
March 2016 Podcast Interview conducted by Ren Powell (on becoming a poet, a mother, a lover of Tarot Writing; includes a reading of “There is No Frigate Like a Book” and “God’s in the Butter” (from November Butterfly, 2016):
Free Box in Nimrod International Journal, Spring 2017.
Dropping in the Eight, A Year In Ink, SDWI Anthology, Summer 2017.
Host brother in The Chiron Review, Fall 2017.
Goat Milk Ice Cream in Whale Road Review.
Recently Published Poems:
Thirteen: Russian River, Perihelion, My Daughter by Candlelight, and Graduation at The Journal of Applied Poetics, Issue 15.
Walking the Laguna, for Reginald Shepherd, TAB: The Journal of Poetry and Poetics (PDF and MP3 versions)
When Elder Becomes Child, hosted at Marisa Gaudy’s #365StrongStories series
Absolute Power, The Peer Counselor (originally published by Chaparral), (25) Floors Up on Open Balcony Guinevere Fails to Appear, Words as Spiral Path, Women of Wonder
Cooking Class, Casual: a little book of jeans poems and photos, Tweetspeak Poetry
Paybacks, A Year in Ink, San Diego Writers, Ink Anthology Volume 8
Veil, Veil II, and Transport from the Camelot section of November Butterfly at Extract(s)
Thanks to Poet and Translator Alessandra Bava, three poems are up in Italian at Patria Letteratura. Read both versions here:
Guinevere Braves High Noon in My Backyard, at The Mom Egg, Author’s Note Feature: Tania Pryputniewicz on November Butterfly
Black Angel: Scripted, Never Shot in Soundings East, runner up for the Claire Keyes Poetry Prize.
Thumbelina (poem), in an app by Zoetic Press (free download through iTunes for iPad 2 or higher running ios 7 minimum) at NonBinary Review along with 30 or so contributors with various interpretations of Grimm’s Fairytales (poetry and tales).
Peer Counselor at Chaparral.
Mordred’s Dream, in Poetry Flash.
My Bedroom, My Sister, in Snow Jewel, Grey Sparrow Press (Third Place, Flash/Poetry Competition, Five Year Publication of Snow Jewel by Grey Sparrow Press, Fall 2014)
Poetry Movie News:
October 4-November 1, 2012: Robyn Beattie and I are proud to announce three of our photo poem montages, She Dressed in a Hurry (for Lady Diana), Amelia, and Nefertiti Among Us were part of a 2D/3D visual poetry show held at the LH Horton Jr Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College, curated by Chandra Cerrito. The movies were awarded Juror’s Best of Show.
Photo Poem Montages
She Dressed in a Hurry, for Lady Di
in collaboration with photography by Robyn Beattie and music of Scriabin performed by Stephen Pryputniewicz
Published by The Mom Egg
Nefertiti on the Astral in collaboration with photography by Robyn Beattie and music of Bela Bartok performed by Stephen Pryputniewicz
Published by Prairie Wolf Press
Amelia in collaboration with photography by Robyn Beattie and original music by Michael Greenberg
Published by V’s Place.
Guest Blog Posts
Free the Pen, a Blog for Writers:
Laundry Line Divine:
Originally published on Everyday Intensity:
The Bees Knees:
Autumn Sky: 3 a.m. New Melleray Monastery
The Art of Bicycling: Dragonfly
Blast Furnace: Nine Days Before He Died The Crows Came at Dawn
Connotation Press: Ananda’s Line in collaboration with the photography of Robyn Beattie. Art braid for Ananda Beattie: Poems set to sculpture, photos, 4 generations of women
The Daily Palette: Ritual at Dusk
The Dickens: God’s in the Butter, November Butterfly
Linebreak: The Painter’s Wife
Literary Mama: Engorged
The Mom Egg: Rising Sign, (paired with the photography of Robyn Beattie)
The Mom Egg spring 2010 print edition, Incarnation (paired with the photography of Robyn Beattie)
Spoon River Poetry Review: For the Love of Three Oranges
Stone Canoe: The Rescue of Ophelia & Nefertiti Among Us
Tiny Lights: Niagara Falls
Writers and Lovers Café, Volume 1/Number: Reunion.
Catalyst Book Press: Cover Art and Essay by the title of Sheila’s Vine
In the anthology Labor Pains and Birth Stories
Empire Report: Lifeguard, paired with the photography of Robyn Beattie)
The Fertile Source: No Birth Plan, Please
A Measure of Words Press Breaking In
In the anthology Secrets
Tiny Lights: Some Small Comfort
In Her Place: Reverie for the Girl at Gabe’s Bar