Many people have been inspired by the Fairelands to take photographs or perhaps to write stories or poems.
Few though, have perhaps been as industrious as Banshee Heartsong, who was inspired to create more than sixty flash poems, and beautiful images to accompany them.
This book is now on sale in RFL kiosks by the book tables on Drifts of Amanesis and Ambigula, with all the money raised going to Relay for Life of Second Life.
And Banshee will be reading from the book, showing images and talking about her interpretation of inspirations at 3pm today, Thursday 7th May at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.
You will find the book in an RFL kiosk next to the book tables in the Drifts of Anamnesis, in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn, at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar and at the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place. It’s also available by the Fairelands gachas on Ambigula.
The books on the book tables are mostly written by writers who have been at the Faire to lead sessions or talk about their work. There are also links to two different editions of the Tales of 1,001 Nights, which so inspired us this year. Clicking on the books on the table will sometimes take you to the book for sale, and at other times will take you to the actual book or a story by the writer!
But Banshee’s book has been written specially for the Faire, and to benefit Relay for Life of Second Life.
Flash poetry, she explains, is comprised of brief poems that can be read in a single glance. Adding imagery often catches potential readers who would not read without something to catch their eye.
Songs of the Faire, Banshee’s collection of flash poems, was written live during the first 9 days of the 2020 Fantasy Faire.
Banshee is a wandering poet who has written in Second Life for almost five years and in real life since she was 11. Her muses are many and in the past five years she has produced more than 1000 poems since she first found herself in these realms.
The person behind the keyboard holds an advanced degree in Writing Genre Fiction from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA, USA. There she concentrated in genre writing for fantasy, children’s fantasy, and rhyming picture books. She is mostly self-published. She’ll tell you this is to thwart having to edit for grammar and length.