Main Entry: sot·to vo·ce

Pronunciation: "sä-tO-'vO-chE
Function: adverb or adjective
Etymology: Italian sottovoce, literally, under the voice
1 : under the breath : in an undertone; also : in a private manner
2 : very softly -- used as a direction in music

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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Sotto Voce is by no means 'in-active' - this site is a portal and a site unto itself. It has articles all its own and it also leads to Tant Mieux which houses most of the articles on all sites, which have been published on other sites as well including print publications, various anthologies, books, etc. So The Tant Mieux Project and Sotto Voce are like a warehouse in effect for keeping all of the writing in one safe and simple place that is easy to access: a portal, then.

Some sections of Tant Mieux have become really popular. I recently received a letter form a teacher who would like to use the poetry at Tant Mieux in her classroom for her students as an example (i make sure this was a case of what to do and not what not to do... eeks!) I also found that I had made a difference through TM's Dylan section in a course that is being taught now at NYU about Bob Dylan and that the Dylan section is recommended reading for the students so I have guest lectured there and will be again. I can't say enough good things about the Professor, Bob Levinson and his course on Bob Dylan. It's simply revolutionary in every way and i'm honored to be a part of that.

But what is really cooking and growing are the number of subscribers to our poetry sections and who would have guessed that? I would not have, but i'm glad for it. The two sections in particular that have been most popular are New Love Poems and Other Poems. I should tell you, these are also the most active sections, but for some reason, also the most popular so i hope you'll visit them and browse the Archive for something you like.

Of course, I'm still writing The List of the Moment, my regular feature for Blogcritics. For all of my writings at BC, simply click here. As always, there is the A Word feature on Tant Mieux which is our editorial of the moment, so browse on over to visit and you'll see.

If you are unfamiliar with Tant Mieux, it is a multi-media site with video, music, spoken-word poetry and podcasts, writing, and photography that yes, if you want to, you can use the Contact link and buy and ask to see more work (as others have) and we'd be happy to show you more (the site is representative only) and we do sell to collectors and have exhibitions as well. So a lot is going on.

Not all is quiet on the western front, but all is cool at the cool ranch. Here at Sotto Voce i occasionally post an article or poem or two out of interest, but to read more, do visit Tant Mieux or any of our sister sites, listed under links at Tant Mieux. If you're really bored, Google my name and that will pull up most of the TM sites as well and then some.

Be well, and thanks for visiting as always,

sadi ranson-polizzotti
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