PHOTOS

BIO

BOOKS


 

My First Book Signing at
Reed's Gum Tree Bookstore, Tupelo, Ms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 If I Swallowed the Moon

If I swallowed the moon,
what would you see?
Would my love be transparent
for all folks to read? 

Would my words and emotions,
sparkle like stars?
Or twinkle like diamonds,
or fireflies in jars? 

Would you see the reflection,
of my soul and heart?
My world all unmasked,
not a glimmer of dark. 

Would you know me,
if my light - was all you could see?
No body or form
just my spirit set free? 

'Twas a dream I once had,
in the dark of the night;
when the moon was a warm,
brilliant globe of pure light. 

So if you awaken
with light in your room,
it may be that I have
just swallowed
the moon.

Joyce Burns

 

 

POETRY

WINNER: Chicken Rise: Nights in Poetry Chris Wright

RUNNER-UP: Ditty-Ditty Doggerel: A Life from Bad to Verse Gary  Turchin

HONORABLE MENTION: Life in the Pond Joyce Burns

- See more at: http://www.diyconvention.com/2012-southern-california-book-festival-names-winners/#sthash.b51t2pdH.dpuf

 


Burns, Joyce (Tidwell)
(1953, ),
Born, New Albany, Ms.   Currently resides in Tupelo, Ms. 

Author Credits and Information

Blossom in the Dawning,
Poetry Anthology, 'Lovers' p.210,
Watermark Press,1999
Editors Choice Award

Woven Magic,
Poetry Anthology, 'The Silence of a Heart' p.116,
Watermark Press, 2001
Editor's Choice Award

Life in the Pond,
Thoughts on Moonlight, Ripples, Hearts and Frogs
,
A Collection of Poetry, Xlibris, August 2010  Soft Cover & E-book/Kindle, 140pgs

Lee County Library,
Life in the Pond. A Collection of Poetry, Xlibris, August 2010
Mississippi Room, Tupelo, Mississippi, December 2010

Magnolia Quarterly -
A Magazine For Creative Writers,
Summer 2011 edition
"Washing Dishes is Good for the Soul" , Short Fiction, p.3
"Mississippi Heart" , Poetry, p. 31

Magnolia Quarterly -
A Magazine For Creative Writers, Winter 2011 edition
"Winter Moon", Poetry, Sonnet, p. 26

Magnolia Quarterly -
A Magazine For Creative Writers, Spring 2012 edition
"Ildra's Dream", Poetry, p. 31

Magnolia Quarterly -
A Magazine For Creative Writers, Summer 2012 edition
"Stolen Time", Poetry, p. 5

Magnolia Quarterly -
A Magazine For Creative Writers, Fall 2012 edition
"Sugar Fix", Poetry, p. 33

Magnolia Quarterly -
A Magazine For Creative Writers, Winter 2012 edition
"Snow Visions", Poetry, p.

The Oxford SO & SO Magazine
Southern Owned & Southern Operated
March-April 2012 Issue #33
"Possum and  Grits Oh My",
 Short Fiction, p. 11

Miami Book Fair International,
Featured book, "Life in the Pond - A Collection of Poetry", Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida, November 13-20, 2011

Writer's Unlimited, Mississippi Poetry Society, South Branch 40th Literary Competition, 2011,
1st Place, Category #1, Short Fiction, "Lucifer & the Ice Chest"

Writer's Unlimited, Mississippi Poetry Society, South Branch 40th Literary Competition, 2011,
1st Honorable Mention, Category #8, Shakespearean Sonnet, "Winter Moon"

Mississippi Poetry Society 2012 Spring Contest
1st Honorable Mention, Category #1, Mississippi Poetry Society Award, "Mississippi Soul" www.misspoetry.net

Rocking Chair and Afternoon Tales -  Stories and Poems of Mississippi, an anthology, Doctor's Dreams Publishing, May 2012, Hardcover, order e-book Kindle, Poetry, "Tupelo Summer" p. 7, ISBN 978-0-9834396-2-2

Southern California Book Festival 
Hollywood , California,
"Life in the Pond" , Honorable Mention, Category-Poetry Collection, October, 2012

Mississippi Poetry Society Fall Festival Poetry Competition, October 2012
1st Honorable Mention, Category #2, Confederate States Memorial Award, "Southern Blood" www.misspoetry.net

Mississippi Poetry Society Fall Festival Poetry Competition, October 2012
Honorable Mention, Category #8, Narrative Poetry Award, "The Halloween Date" www.misspoetry.net

Mississippi Poetry Society Fall Festival Poetry Competition October 2012
Honorable Mention, Category #16, Ekphrastic Poetry  Award, "Sailboats at Argenteuil" www.misspoetry.net

Writer's Unlimited, Mississippi Poetry Society, South Branch 41st Annual Literary Competition, 2012
1st Place, Category # 3, Short Fiction, Costal Insurance  Award, "We Blend Anything"

Writer's Unlimited, Mississippi Poetry Society, South Branch 41st Annual Literary Competition, 2012
2nd Place, Category # 2, Short Fiction, Chevron Products Company/Pascagoula Refinery Award, "About George Mavis"

Writer's Unlimited, Mississippi Poetry Society, South Branch 41st Annual Literary Competition, 2012
3rd Place, Category # 1, Short Fiction, Writer's Unlimited  Award, "Don't Blow Up the Backyard When the Preacher is Visiting"

Writer's Unlimited, Mississippi Poetry Society, South Branch 41st Annual Literary Competition, 2012
3rd Place, Category # 5, Poetry, Burnham Drugs  Award,
"Fragments"

Writer's Unlimited, Mississippi Poetry Society, South Branch 41st Annual Literary Competition, 2012
2nd Honorable Mention, Category # 11, Poetry, Ruby L. Dennis Memorial Award, "Trees"

Arizona State Poetry Society 2012 Annual Contest
2nd Honorable Mention, Category: Arizona Legends  Award, "Diamonds and Dust" http://azpoetry.webs.com/

Arizona State Poetry Society 2012 Annual Contest
1st Honorable Mention, Category: A Piece of Your Mind   Award, "Thoughts on Memories" http://azpoetry.webs.com/

Sandcutters - Arizona State Poetry Society 2012 Contest Winners' Anthology, Published by Arizona State Poetry Society,
"Diamonds and Dust" p. 14, "Thoughts on Memories" p. 56

Member: Mississippi Writer's Guild, 2010- 2014, Independent Author's Guild, 2010, Gulf Coast Writer's Association, 2011-2014 Northeast Ms. Historical & Genealogical Society, 2011-2014, Mississippi Poetry Society, 2011-2014
, National Federation of Poetry Societies (NFPS) 2011-2014

 



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Anthology - Contributing Author
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Anthology - Sandcutters 
Arizona State Poetry Society 
2012 Contest Winners
 
Book cover photo by Michael Ratcliff, Ratcliff Photography, Arizona. This book can only be purchased through Arizona Poetry Society

 

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