Sunday, January 3, 2010

Feature: Doug Tanoury Day 1

Please welcome our first feature of 2010, Doug Tanoury!


Doug began writing and publishing poetry on the Internet in 1996. He founded Athens Avenue, a international group of Internet poets that write together and support each other in writer's colony fashion. Doug's work has been featured in the New York Times Online, Yahoo Internet Life, The Detroit News and the Detroit Metro Times. His publications credits include electronic as well as traditional ink and paper publications. Simply tying TANOURY into any Internet search engine returns results that reveal a large amount of Doug's recent electronic publications.

Doug is the founder of Funky Dog Publishing that specializes in poetry publication in both electronic and traditional media.. Funky Dog Publishing has published both electronic and paperbound poetry chapbooks. Doug's publication credits include Writer's Digest, Poetry Magazine, A Small Garlic Press, The Denver Quarterly, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Zuzu's Petals, Pif Magazine, Plum Ruby Review as well as many others. Doug has published 17 electronic volumes of poetry that are featured on this site. He is currently working on two new collections of poetry that will be published next year.

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A Trick of Sophocles

She enters a play
With robes flowing and
Swinging high above the action
Suspended by wires
And a swivel boom
Activated by a fulcrum,
A deus ex machina,
That stops dramatic progress
And the plot plodding toward
The dark and inevitable.

She descends from above,
From a painted backdrop
That is the sky high above the stage
To touch the hero
Who is plodding into
Truly tragic depth,
And by this godly entrance
Of divine intervention,
She extends one freckled hand,
To a mere mortal.

© Doug Tanoury

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