"Trevor Maynard combines complicated thematic material and unites fractured images with a sure hand" 

"Vibrant, joyful, despairing, truthful, brave... a reflection of THE HUMAN CONDITION"               Essays

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THE POETIC BOND IIII

Call for submissions from 2 April until 30 June, 2014.   Poems of any style, subject, form, or length.   Submission fee $12/£7.  Paperback Publication Autumn 2014.

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The Path Now Known

This is a new edition, updating 2009 collection, Love, Death and the War on Terror, with five new poems, including the second and third of my "Obama" trilogy and both my poems chosen for the anthology The Poetic Bond III.  

Due for publication April 17th, 2014, pre-order your copy now at a special discount rate of $8/£5 (until April 16th, 2014).    

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Eight poems now available on poemhunter.com

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CAUSEWAY now on dadgapublishing.com

Now on SLIDESHARE, "Reap the Whirlwind"

Short story, MONTAGE, published in Miracle Magazine 

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What a person writes is universal, because they themselves are human, and this can be words of ecstasy, of profound happiness; or it can be the depths of depression, the loss of love; or it can social commentary – putting the world to rights; or merely shooting the breeze – accessing the lexicon to have fun; but all in all, one thing poetry is, and one thing you will find in the poetry of Trevor Maynard is emotional truth

KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON (2012)

BLACK DOG, an exploration of dark corners of the soul, where our fears live, and where redemption is scant.

PANOPTICON – the all-pervasive watching eye of society, we are not alone, and Big Brother is out there and to be engaged in battle.

OBSVERVATION – the writer watching is not separate from his surroundings, they are also part of it, and the humanity of the writer gives their work its universality.

LOVING – what is mankind without love? These poems explore the deepest truth our existence, how we love and are loved, and the complication of human relations – as they are apt it say in the movies nowadays“it’ complicated”.

ANSWERS – yes, this is a poetry book that asks a lot of questions, that makes a lot of observations, but it is also a book of seeking answers. We are not just individuals in a pool of mud forever climbing ladders that sink deeper; we are the individuals, the ladders, and the mud.

Our every thought and action is not alone, it is part of the whole, influences the whole, no matter how small we think it we are, in terms of existence, every action is equal to every other, energy (physical, corporal, spiritual) is never created nor destroyed, TRUTH is constant.

From a biscuit crumb on your lover’s lips, to the death of a Princess, to the formation of galaxies far far away, human is our condition, life is our journey, and come agony, joy, or even world-weariness, people, let’s just keep on keepin’ on.

Men in the Company of Women: A Provocative Anthology of Praise & Persuasion 

Girl Interrupted and Total Breakdown in Communication Leading to Divorce and Death by Trevor Maynard, as well as 100 other poets from across the globe.  "An honest and cutting edge collective of contemporary literature", edited in the US by Apryl Skies and Alicia Winski.

Buy Now $26.99 on Amazon.com - also available on Amazon.co.uk and other markets. Read an article about this at examiner.com  Link to Trevor Maynard's Profile at Edgar Allan Poet

On unemployment   Redundant C

On the death of Osama Bin Laden

The Weights About my Feet Do Not Stop The Motion of the Waves

After the London Bombings

July 14th, 2005

 THE MILLIONAIRES a modern tradegy (one act play in e-format) at Smashwords

Poetry

Keep on Keepin' On

The Poetic Bond III

The Poetic Bond II

The Poetic Bond

Love, Death and the War on Terror

Articles

What is poetry?

Instant Poetry

Poetry and The War on Terror

Prose is Poetry

Smell Me A Poem

Plays

FOUR TRUTHS

From Pillow To Post

GLASS 

THE POETIC BOND II (2012)

ISBN 978-1480209732

 

“As editor of THE POETIC BOND my purpose in putting together these anthologies, and future anthologies is to harness poetry through professional and social media and to engage actively in sharing poetry with other poets and bringing poetry to the general public.  

These collections of poems are mostly the work of poets connected through the global professional networking website LinkedIn.com, and in particular, but not exclusively, the LinkedIn group called, “Poetry, Review and Discuss.”  

Submissions are called for by summer’s end, and no specific brief is given in the expectation that the themes and style of the anthology will evolve organically.

Once submitted, the pool of work was made anonymous and read by a team of independent readers before being returned for editing. Where there was a congruency of theme, idea or style, poems were grouped together; and those that fell outside this emergent consensus were not used in the anthologies.  

In the resulting volumes I have set out to produce a portfolio of work from a representative group of poets which I hope not only illuminates, educates, and entertains, but also shows how poetry, and in fact all Art, reveals and shares our humanity. “

 

 

THE POETIC BOND (2011)

ISBN 978-1466498419

Writer,

Poet and Playwright 

My plays are all available for production, subject to copyright and performance rights

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Love, Death and the

War on Terror

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Nothing has been quite the same since 9/11, not because there haven't been wars before, but because The War of Terror is as much a battle of ideas and the mind, as of blood and the body. But what of it? Why should Death have it all its own way? While the terrorists murder and the soldiers die, we, the people, still meet each other, fall in love, and generate enough good in the world to counter and hopefully, in the end, overhaul the evil. In the end, all you need is love.

Index

Notes on the poems

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“Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'“ Kahlil Gibran

FOUR TRUTHS

Four one act plays

A truth about war

FROM PILLOW TO POST

Through the eyes and ears and feelings of Sarah, our everywoman, From Pillow to Post dramatizes not only the First Gulf War, but experiences of War World Two, the Falklands, the Palestinian Intifada, as well as the pervading nuclear threat. 

A truth about peace

GRAYE

The Law is the Word and the Word is Necessity”. This is the credo that Matthew Graye once lived by; it was the doctrine of his employers; it credo of the State, is it is the truth. But now that time is over, the Cold Peace follows the Cold War, and the need for a man like Graye passed.

 A truth about death

TACITURN

Josie Slade is in a coma. Yet she is the only one who speaks. Others move around her, unhearing. She tells of her life to the only people that are listening, us, the audience.

 A truth about love

SHE

Phil Garnham loves his wife. Well, he thinks he loves her. He does love her, doesn’t he? It’s just sometimes, he doesn’t understand her, but the truth is… he doesn’t know the truth. Still, there’s a whole lot of ironing to do, maybe he should get on with that

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GLASS

 

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Some say the glass ceiling is now well and truly smashed, but is it really? Trevor Maynard's full-length play examines how work and life interact for men and women in the changing world of office politics; posing the question; "when does the sexy banter and flirting stop, and the serious business of sexism begin?"

  

 

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From Pillow to Post

 

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 From Pillow to Post

 

1991, UN Resolution 660 condemns Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, but where does the World go from there? More importantly, why? Is it about oil rather than morality? Can war ever be right? Do we, through the United Nations, strive for peace, or find justification for war? Through the eyes and ears and feelings of Sarah, our everywoman, From Pillow to Post dramatizes not only the First Gulf War, but experiences of War World Two, the Falklands, the Palestinian Intifada, as well as the pervading nuclear threat. 

Performance Rights 

Original cast and crew

Interesting Links; Richard Vallance, poetry publisher 

 Academic Essays 

Inspiration, Chaos and the Rubber Band Theory of Organizational Development 

The Seven Major Chakras

The Value of Effective Marketing

JE Bird - artisan healer 

Motivation Theory in Human Resource Management 

 

Branding Or Not

 person under the train incident a poem on writebuzz.com

SCAPA FLOW

The Civility do not believe in life from Other Than Here

Until the Aliens arrive.

 Scapa Flow - a science fiction short story by Trevor Maynard 

 Keep on Keepin' On  (Poetry Collection)

UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Keep-Keepin-On-Trevor-Maynard/dp/1480052493

US:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Keep-Keepin-On-Trevor-Maynard/dp/1480052493

 

The Poetic Bond (poetry anthology for which I am the editor and a contributor)

UK:   http://www.amazon.co.uk/Poetic-Bond-anthology-professional-networking/dp/1466498412

US:   http://www.amazon.com/Poetic-Bond-anthology-professional-networking/dp/1466498412

The Poetic Bond II (poetry anthology for which I am the editor and a contributor)

 

US:   http://www.amazon.com/The-Poetic-Bond-Various-Poets/dp/1480209732

UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Poetic-Bond-Various-Poets/dp/1480209732

 

Love, Death and the War on Terror

US:   http://www.lulu.com/gb/en/shop/trevor-maynard/love-death-and-the-war-on-terror/paperback/product-11906744.html

 

From Pillow To Post (theatre play)

UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pillow-Post-Trevor-Maynard/dp/0955851416

US:  http://www.amazon.com/Pillow-Post-Trevor-Maynard/dp/0955851416

 

Four Truths (collection of one act theatre plays)

UK:   http://www.amazon.co.uk/Four-Truths-Trevor-B-Maynard/dp/1466453397

US:   http://www.amazon.com/Four-Truths-Trevor-B-Maynard/dp/1466453397

 

The Poetic Bond IIII (anthology due for release September 2014, submissions now called for)

http://www.thepoeticbond.com/PB2014S.htm

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