I’ll Keep Trying.

September 5th 2018

The general public is in the dark as to what  we in the creative community go through trying to make a living within the creative arts. I’m trying to change that by documenting my journey.

No matter how many rejections letters I get I’ll keep trying.

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WHAT IS IT LIKE?
Dear Shereen Ramprashad,

Thank you poet. We’re honored that you chose to share your work with us, but unfortunately, your poetry is not for us at this time.

We sincerely appreciate your effort and care with this submission, and we hope you continue to lift up our poetry community with your voice.

Best of luck with this & all your future work.

Be Gentle with me

This one is very gentle and encouraging, I like this one.

August 8 2018

Dear Shereen Ramprashad,

Thank you for sending us your poetry—we sincerely appreciate the chance to read your words. Unfortunately, the poems are not for us at this time.

Please know: our editors enjoyed your work and talent & we’re confident these poems will find a home soon.

Thanks again. Best of luck with this & all your future work.

Cubical Jockeys post mortem

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I dipped my toes in theatrical waters with 8Box Productions during Winnipeg’s 2018 Fringe festival. Cubical Jockeys written and produced by Avery Gilperson and Allan Coleman, is not just a theatrical play, but a performance art piece.

 Through interactive multimedia, Avery and Allan spin a quirky musical comedy exploring working life at a call center. The story revolves around Arpen (played by Avery Gilperson) who falls for Sandy M. (played by Arlene Libich) who are stuck working the grave yard shift during a political crisis. They eat pizza, flirt, have a short illicit affair in the office, Arpen has to deal with a  call from a crazed  Unicaller (played by Shereen Ramprashad), he ends up being interrogated by the FBI, fear of stairs, elevators, MeowDogs, and explosions, in the end Arpen and Sandy M. end up on a commune out in the middle of nowhere.

Critics had no idea what to make of the play, however the play write’s bold and untraditional approach did not go unnoticed and was recognized for its creativity and artistry. The production had a shaky start but as the days passed Cubical Jockeys attracted a cult following. Which is short of amazing considering there was no budget for advertising other that a few posters, social media and word of mouth.

I think it’s fair to say given a few years Avery and Allan will be setting trends and blurring the lines between theater and performance art.

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Blog written by Shereen Ramprashad

FEATHERS

Adorned

feathers of a peacock.

Blue, orange and gold.

Shuffling, preening, sunlight glints, shattering upon my beauty.

Adore me for I know I am beautiful.

Insolent, arrogant and invincible.

In the shadows between my feathers I am haunted.

Hunted by the darkness, it cracks my paint, peals my skin.

Burns my eyes.

My crown tarnishes at its touch, my soul freezes from its breath.

Where ever I run it follows me.

Running through the forest I catch my foot on my pride, the ground rears up to meet my grace.

I feel its weight between my shoulders pressing out my breath, tearing at my feathers. Scattering my paint, my skin and my grace.

It takes my eyes and turns them to the inside.

Hear my screams echo through eternity.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

 

 

A Bit About Me

Shereen Ramprashad (KittyKittie) is a colorful, witty and lively Canadian writer based out of Winnipeg Manitoba. Her writings are a creative blend of intelligent metaphor and philosophy with under currents of subtext and observation.  Her first published poem, Mohawks and Coffee was featured in the Winnipeg Free Press during Poetry Month in 2016.

Shereen started her creative journey in her early 40’s with the goal of creating waves with  spokenword. Ten years later she’s doing just that with her interdisciplinary performance poetry and storytelling

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