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Posted on Mar 29, 2012 12:16:33 PM PDT
Frank Mundo says:
Good news. The Brubury Tales is doing well in the UK.
Currently it's #27 in Books > Fiction > Poetry & Drama > Poetry > Genres > Epics
#81 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Poetry

Very cool. Check it out if you have a minute.

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Posted on May 2, 2012 10:53:23 PM PDT
Jeffrey says:
Marching Backwards to March A tale of love I consider it an epic as it is a 40 page poem. The main characters are introduced in the last quarter of the poem. It is on Amazon Kindle.

Posted on May 29, 2012 3:58:15 AM PDT
Bleu Love
Its you, me, and everything in between. It was written with the intention to serve as a motivational tool to encourage individuals to follow their dreams. I began to realize that "Following Your Dreams" was becoming a nice status update on Facebook or just enough characters to fit in the "Twittersphere" but it was no longer a lifestyle. I think so many of us are use to seeing defeat and disappoint that following your dreams is more a childlike fantasy then an adult realization your true potential we rather use YOLO as an excuse to act foolishly then following your dreams to make you take accountability for the direction of your life. As my Pastor says Intentional Living starts with Intentional Thinking so consider Bleu Love as the existential manifestation of my destiny and a strong push for you to do the same. Bleu Love is compartmentalized into three sections: Affairs of the Heart, Poetic Justice, and God & A Dream each section targeting different aspects of your life allowing you to know that you are not alone in your struggles and that you can live beyond your circumstance. It is a light read with a powerful and long lasting impact that if done correctly will positively influence the course of your life through my own experiences as well as some quotes and selected poetry from some familiar names. Enjoy it, learn from it, love from it, and dream bigger!


Posted on May 31, 2012 8:02:34 AM PDT
Apparently it's okay to mention that I just published an epic? It's fifteen pages long on the Kindle. Fantasy stuff, called 'The Lost Princess'. Free this weekend. It's one of those darn rhyming poems, too.

Poetry: A Love Story

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 7:26:02 PM PDT
Frank Mundo says:
Coolness! I was mentioned in this really great article by Mike Sonksen about the LA poetry scene called Underground Heroes on KCET's page.

Check it out if you have a minute.

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 8:54:54 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 12:36:24 AM PDT
Tony Alcan says:
Hi Natan, I believe my book "The November Tree" has a few Epic poems. I just published Anazon Kindle, I had many emails and letters from many acedemics around world.tony kaplan

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 6:39:20 PM PDT
I wrote several narrative poems in my new book of poetry, which I hope you'll enjoy, and I'm editing a book of classic narrative poems that will be out soon, I'll post a link then!

Thanks so much for the discussion!The Lizard Thieves: Love Poems AmyThe Lizard Thieves: Love Poems

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 9:08:01 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 15, 2012 4:50:49 PM PDT
Frank Mundo says:
I'm reading from The Brubury Tales at Beyond Baroque tonight. Please stop by if you're in the Los Angeles area. Should be fun.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 4:52:40 AM PDT
Anwen Peng says:
My own epic poem Ayame's Love: An Anime in Broken Sonnets is free today and tomorrow if you're interested.

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 8:24:27 AM PDT
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Frank Mundo says:
I recently won a performance poetry contest and the prize was free studio time to record selections from my contemporary epic poem The Brubury Tales. Well, here it is if you want to check it out. Brubury Tales on MP3. It was pretty fun. I never thought I'd do anything like that.

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 10:10:52 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 30, 2012 8:40:21 PM PDT
Frank Mundo says:
The Brubury Tales MP3 (five selections from the book) reached as high as Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5 in MP3 Downloads > MP3 Albums > Poetry, Spoken Word & Interviews on its first day. Pretty cool!

Posted on Jun 30, 2012 9:06:12 PM PDT
Cavalier says:
Urban Poetry (The Awaking Of A Dead Poet Book 1) think the poem at the beginning of this book belongs on your list.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 5:58:43 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 4, 2012 7:22:14 PM PDT
Tom Rogers says:
Just finished The Brubury Tales

Highly recommended--it's one of those rare works, like its inspiration, "The Canterbury Tales", which is technically accomplished and that makes you look at poetry, our literary canon and the world differently.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 8:18:31 PM PDT
Frank Mundo says:
Thank you much for taking a chance on The Brubury Tales. I really appreciate it. You made my day :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 10:29:07 PM PDT
Tom Rogers says:
Thank you very much for writing the work, I think that Chaucer was more like a jazzer than a modern poet or writer, and you did a very good job of capturing that vibe--working within a tradition and reworking it, and tapping into its genius, making it one's own, while being able to translate it into a modern idiom and infuse one's own creativity and skill. On a silly little side note, I didn't recognize any sources for "J. T.'s Little Brown Dog" (except a remote kinship to "A Hero for Our Time") but what struck me about the basic conceit and execution was that it has the hallmarks of a good improv or performance piece.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 11:29:31 PM PDT
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Frank Mundo says:
Thanks, Tom. That's one of my favorite of the tales and the most autobiographical--and one of the hardest and funniest things I've ever written. It was based on Stephan Cranes Dark Brown Dog to which I added the refrain and repeating "musical" jazzy stuff. You are so right about Chaucer, which is why I fell inlove with the Canterbury Tales. It's so accessible and wonderful and musical and modern and smart and funny even though it's so old. But I could talk about Chaucer all day :) Thanks again for the kind words and your time.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 7:00:57 PM PDT
Tom Rogers says:
Frank, you smoked me out man, the collected works of Stephen Crane helps fill out a prominent spot in my "things I want people to think I've read" bookshelf.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 7:48:24 PM PDT
Frank Mundo says:
LOL! Nice. That's so funny. Although I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with his work actually if you give it a go -- especially his short stories. I read The Red Badge of Courage in high school, of course, and hated it, but it's one of those books, like you said, that everyone "should" read and I read it later and appreciated it much more. I thought Maggie was better, though (but they were tough to get through). Then I discovered his short stories, and knew I had to include him in the tales instead of Hemingway, since I already had Anderson and Twain. He did some interesting stuff and deserves a bigger audience. He really set the table for a lot of writers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2012 11:38:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 7, 2012 1:45:54 PM PDT
Tom Rogers says:
Crane gets mentioned a lot as a source or inspiration by high profile/canonical authors--not so much nowadays (but Bierce seems to have stayed in fashion during the latter part of the 20th century).

I've been a little remiss, since I haven't added anything germane to the larger topic, so here are a couple near contemporary epic poems:

Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem


This might count though it's a little short:

The Lament of the Processor

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 9:50:23 AM PDT
reader says:
Hope it's okay to mention I released a short poetry book (16pages) on Kindle just over a fortnight ago. It is an epic & a parody rolled into one trilogy Fifty Shades of Blue - the trilogy - Michele (using husband Andy's account as I'm on his computer at the moment)

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 8:56:30 PM PDT
You will like the book Foot High Flames
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