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Today’s Interview with the New York Parrot Literary Magazine

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Angie Gets Interviewed by Poet Z.M. Wise: Co-Editor of Transcendent Zero Press

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About Z.M. Wise

​Long version: Z.M. Wise is a proud Illinois native from Chicago, poet, essayist, occasional playwright, seldom screenwriter, co-editor and arts activist, writing since his first steps as a child. He was selected to be a performer in the Word Around Town Tour in 2013, a Houston citywide tour. He is co-owner and co-editor of Transcendent Zero Press, an independent publishing house for poetry that produces an international quarterly journal known as Harbinger Asylum. The journal was nominated Best Poetry Journal in 2013 at the National Poetry Awards. He has five books of published poetry, including: Take Me Back, Kingswood Clock! (MavLit Press, 2013), The Wandering Poet (Transcendent Zero Press, 2014), Wolf: An Epic & Other Poems (Weasel Press, 2015), Cuentos de Amor (Red Ferret Press, 2015), and Kosmish and the Horned Ones (Weasel Press, 2018). His debut play, Bottles of Emerald for the Demon Queen (Transcendent Zero Press, 2019), was published in late December of 2019. His sixth book of poetry, Illinois Infinitarium (Cherry House Press, 2020), will be published in the summer months of 2020. Other than these books, his poems, lyrics, essays, and book reviews have been published in various journals, magazines, and anthologies. The motto that keeps him going: POETRY LIVES AND LONG LIVE THE ARTS! Mr. Wise will make sure to spread that message and the love of the arts, making sure it remains vibrant for the rest of his days and beyond. Besides poetry and other forms of writing, his other passions/interests include professional voice acting, singing/lyricism/songwriting, playing a few instruments, fitness, and reading.  Besides poetry and other forms of writing, his other passions/interests include professional voice acting, singing/lyricism/songwriting, playing a few instruments, fitness, and reading.

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“Just Talking: A Chat With Angie Mack Reilly 2.29.20” Ben Merens and Riverwest Radio

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Poem: I Love Contradictions

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I Love Contradictions

by Angela K. Mack © 1/6/09

Feature photo by Angie Mack Reilly (c) 2015

I have always preached,
“The best art forms contain the greatest contradictions.”

I love contradiction. It is the drama of our existence.

Right now, I am humored by the earth being blanketed by cool virgin snow.
Meanwhile, my burning heart is inflamed with the passion of my prime.

The earth is being cooled and my soul is flaming hot.

Contradictions.

My nerdy and shy highschool friend is now a diva.
Another boy has pleasantly matured.
Popular friends have vanished
and unknown ones have become beacons of light.

Life has a way of leveling
and bringing the obscure to the spotlight
and the stars to the pit.

Life is full of drama and…
the best drama is full of contradictions.
Who would have known
we would all end up here?

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Angie’s Playlist

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Need a playlist for a party?  Something to stimulate your creativity?  Something to unwind to?

 

Listen to Angie’s Playlist

“Not For Your Average Joe”

while browsing through inspirational pins about Chronic Creativity

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My Dream Home

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by Angie Mack Reilly 7.20.19

The Art of Dreaming

I believe that dreaming is an underrated skill.

Not the sleep kind of dreaming.

But daydreaming.

Dreaming gives us hope.

I see dreaming as a coping skill.

I see it as being visionary.

Being visionary is a skill that any good leader needs to have.

I encourage dreaming.   Fantasy.  Fiction.  And everything in between.

Featured image taken by Angie Mack Reilly titled, “Sunset on the Wisconsin Farm”

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Design concepts are open, natural, creative and aesthetic.   Free flowing.  Like my soul.

Daydream A Piano Original By Angie Mack Reilly (c) 2017 by Live from the Grafton House of Blues

Poem:  America is Coming Home Again

Poem:  Inward and Outward

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Crazy Ideas by Angie Mack Reilly

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by Angie Mack Reilly, author of Chronic Creativity:  A Diagnostic Look at the Condition and How to Become Infected (c) 2008

I have come to understand through many observations that the craziest ideas are usually the most brilliant ideas.

These “crazy” ideas are initially met with mocking, negativity, rejection, disbelief and even persecution.

When I see someone with an idea, concept, creative thought, etc….that is welcomed by any of the above in the initial stages, I take notice.  (Herein lies a brilliant idea!)

Take, for instance, my cousin. Many years ago, she had a vision to create vintage undergarments out of recycled materials. It was a new concept…cutting edge…almost silly at the time. Yet she has stuck with her dream, is growing, and will flourish in my opinion. I wouldn’t be surprised if she ends up making her mark in the world of fashion.

I often call people like this “ahead of their time”. These creative idea makers seem to have an intuition or vision for the future. They create something or present something. But the idea is often so “out of the box” that it is not understood by others in its entirety initially. Because it is not understood, it is faced with rejection, criticism, and on and on………

So my encouragement to all of the “silly” idea-makers….stick with it! If you are facing negativity and ridicule from others, you are most likely onto something grand.  Press on my friend……..