“…dedicated to preserving the integrity of poetics in art, culture and community.”
Apryl Skies, a Los Angeles native is author of A Song Beneath Silence, Skye the Troll & Other Fairy Tales For Children; voted best poetrybook of 2010 by Muses Review. She is writer whose creativity is not exclusive to her passion for literary composition expresses a natural talent with poetry, photography and canvas. Skies expresses her devotion to the written word with a quiet intensity. Apryl Skies is a superbly visual and telling writer, whose work holds merit among authors both classic and new.
Whether with written or spoken word, art or design, Skies captures the sublime beauty of the world with a unique and lyrical voice. Creating her own greeting card line in May 2010, this poet proves she has few limitations.
Inspired by a wide range of writers, Apryl has established a modest following of her own and has impressed readers worldwide, as well as by her performances throughout Los Angeles. Skies has performed as a Featured Guest for The Cobalt Café, Writer’s Row, Beyond Baroque’s 100 Thousand Poets For Change, Soapbox Poets, NoHo UnBuckled April 7, 2012, Writer’s Row April 18, 2012.
Apryl is member of the California Writer’s Club, sponsored and supports local libraries and several charity efforts.
Skies poetry, essays, reviews, journalism and photography have been published internationally by H Style Magazine, Carty’s Poetry Journal Of Ireland - December 2010-January 2011 Edition, her poem The Empty Bellows was included, as well as, her photograph We All Move Through, which appeared on the cover. She was also chosen Poet of the Week in December 2010 by Poetry Super Highway. Skies jazz-inspired poem, That Whiskey Blue Sway was nominated for the 2010 Poem of the Year by Muses Review and was the featured guest on the Lit Chick Show of Australia.
Other credits include the current or forthcoming publications; The Examiner, Tremendously Two, Beyond The Bookshelf, H.O.P.E, The Woulds & Shoulds of Editing, The Juice Bar, Botticelli Literary Magazine Issue: 3 Fall 2011, Poetry Corner, Noho Arts District Magazine, In The Company of Women: An Anthology of Wit & Wisdom Sass & Class, The Abnormal Alphabet, Elements & Angels & The Panty Drawer, Chocolate Trees & Honey Wine, Immortal Kyn: The Poetic Chronicles, The Unrelenting Sun.
While Skies is known mainly for her more lyrical work her more light-hearted pieces include fairy tales, amphigories, fables and juvenile verse. Using whimsy, humor and colorful characters Skies speaks of hope and embraces the differences that make us all unique.
Before entering the publishing world Apryl focused on film with Polyphony – Be You & Accept Me Too! Consisting of educational segments, puppet adventures, fairy tales, clay animation and poetry for children. Polyphony is now available worldwide and a huge hit in the Green Cinema at the 2008 Coachella Music & Arts Festival and in 2010 won the Gold Pixie Award for animation by The American Pixel Academy.
Skye The Troll & Other Fairy Tales For Children, which launched October 2010 comes alive on the page and continues to enchant children of all ages. Inspired by the award-winning cartoon series, the charismatic debut of this feature film includes over a dozen original musings and an exciting array of four brilliant new artists, Brandon Morino, Emily McGregor, Takeshi Kata and Chris J. Miller. This collection sets the bar for children’s entertainment at a charming new level…a fresh, new anthology of poetry for both children and the young at heart.
For more on Apryl Skies visit her other websites:
Poetry, Children's Fairytales, Animation, Sculpting, Photography, Props and Set Design, Art Direction, Script Development, Script Coverage, Notary Service, Shipping, Jewelry and Candle Making, Packaging.
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