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If you missed the Ashley Jones Workshop on Thursday, April 8, please email us at auraartsreview@gmail.com to request the recording. Ashley walked us through the writing process of several of her poems, showing us how to consider the histories in us as we write. What It Means to Say Sally Hemings -Ashley Jones https://ashleymjonespoetry.com/ https://www.instagram.com/cityofawoman/ https://www.thankyoubookshop.com/?searchtype=keyword&qs=ashley+jones&qs_file=&q=h.tviewer&using_sb=status&qsb=keyword https://www.magiccitypoetryfestival.org/calendar

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Catherine Davis, Maddie Manston, Mario LopreteSimona Shirley, Sarah Adkins-Jablonsky, João Luís Barreto Guimarães, Adele Gardner The cover art for our Spring issue is “Byodo-In Koi Pond” created by Maddie Manston. Maddie Manston is a student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham studying Art Studio with a painting concentration and a Spanish minor. Her work primarily consists of oil paintings, but she is also very interested in sculpture. The main subject of her works is “life,” whether it be nature or the human portrait.Check out her pieces: “Two Paper Bags” “Byodo-In Koi Pond” “Basis of Life” and “Self Portrait” in…

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Aura will be hosting a “Writing in the Now” Workshop with Ashley Jones on March 25 at 7pm! Ashley M. Jones received an MFA in Poetry from Florida International University (FIU), where she was a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fellow. Her debut poetry collection, Magic City Gospel, was published by Hub City Press in January 2017, and it won the silver medal in poetry in the 2017 Independent Publishers Book Awards. Her second book, dark // thing, won the 2018 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry from Pleiades Press. Her third collection, REPARATIONS NOW! is forthcoming in…

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We had a wonderful time with Tina Mozelle Braziel as she read and lead us in a writing workshop! Below is the prompt she lead us through: Start with a list of things that have brought you comfort in the pandemic. Then answer these about one or more of them:• Where you first encountered it• What you associate with it• How you felt about it before the pandemic and how you feel about it now• How your relationship with it may look in the future Then use Tina’s “To Season” as a guide to write your own poem…• First write…

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Aura Literary Arts Review began brainstorming a podcast two years ago with our early episodes of Leave it to the Prose. A lot of people enjoyed this podcast, so we have started our new recurring podcast, Blazerature! Blazerture is a podcast about anything artsy–books, poetry, art, film, etc. Please join our hosts Sam and Anna in our first episode, “Episode One – Introducing Blazerature & Discussing the Golden Globes.” The podcast is available on Soundcloud and Spotify! Soon to be on Apple Podcasts as well! Also, please use the hashtag #AuraHotTakes on social media to let us know your hot…

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Tina Mozelle Braziel won the 2017 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry for her book Known by Salt (Anhinga Press 2019). Her chapbook, Rooted by Thirst, came out in 2016 with Porkbelly Press. Her individual poems have appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Southern Humanities Review, Tampa Review, Appalachian Heritage, PMSpoemmemoirstory (where her work was nominated for a Pushcart Prize) and other journals. In 2018, Tina was awarded a fellowship for the Alabama State Council for the Arts. In 2017, she served as an artist-in-residence at Hot Springs National Park. She was awarded an M.F.A. scholarship to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in…

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Tagline: Diverse Voices In Harmony Birmingham is a city filled with creatives of every type. Aura is passionate about the diverse voices of our school– UAB– and of our local community. We seek to be a platform for those voices to be heard. For this upcoming cycle, we are seeking pieces focusing on harmony, diversity, and the unique talents of our city. Submit writing (poetry, fiction, non-fiction, etc.) or art (photography, videography, physical art, etc.) that you feel resonates with these themes. Established and emerging voices are both welcome. We look forward to hearing your unique perspective! Submissions are due…

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