“Scarlet” By Gina Nemo – Poetry Review

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Scarlet:  love poetry with that Nemo magic, by Gina Nemo.
Scarlet, the love poetry of Gina Nemo. As well as being a Poet, she is a writer, producer and director of television, producer and writer of music, musician and actress. She began her Hollywood career starring in the 21 Jump Street television series. This is Gina Nemo’s second book of poetry, and this Writer’s second Book Review for her. A good book of poetry is like opening a box of fine chocolates. The sweet, sweet love poetry rolls out like candy and fire in cadence, not unlike a song. In the background Ricky Nelson sings, “a be bop baby” “a be bop baby”.
Borrowing from the Beat Poet tradition, the modern Hip Hop genre and American BeBop, the poetry is Romance American style.
From: Swoop

“Sometimes I wish I were a bird
So I could swoop down to you
Maybe sit on your window sill
Just sit and sing a song or two

Hoping you will know it is me
In the way I sing that tune
The notes from a long time ago
When we sat under that moon”

As if playing on the theme of lost/conflicted love, the poetry writes, some ancient appeal of a girl to the universe for the perfect love that lasts.
The flowing rhyme scheme creating sonance, like sweet offerings, perhaps spinning magic into the perfect lover. As if the world is just beginning to pull
itself out of the heartache of too much love lost inside the miasma of the Industrialized Western war/culture machine and into the imagine peace, imagine
love of the New Age.

Him and Him Again

“He speaks to me

In some chemical

Tongue

All I can think of

Is a river of melody

Coming with him

He is inside of me

Him and him again

As we touch

He feels me

In that moment

Where time escapes

As we fall down

To that silky water

Floating in paradise

Of fire and lace

I want him to hide

Deep inside

Then devour me

Again and again

I want no other

His hunger and fire

Only him

Him and him again”

And:

RED

I see red

Upon my lips

On my finger tips

On my silk robe

Plates and cups

Scarlet stones

On my ear lobes

RED

Sexy night

Fire and light

No worries

In sight

You and me

Strawberries

And cream

Rubies and

Dreams

Beauty

Ripped seams

Anger

From goodbyes

Sacrifice

Passion

Put on ice

RED

The poetry wraps the Reader in the familiar of old songs on the radio, beautiful love poems like gathering stars from the sky.

From: What He Does

“What he does

What he knows

He holds on

So close”

From: Your Slice

“All inside

Your flight

As you wait

In the window

Behind your warm

Breath

Tonight”

The celebrated landscape despite hard times, the truth of love lost and heartache is woven into a song of the heart. It is on the surface a deceptively simple style
yet the poetry tells the story of love from the streets of New York to the streets of L.A. The red rose of love on Summer winds, that Nemo magic, Scarlet
by America’s Sweetheart Gina Nemo.

Rebecca Banks
The Book Reviewer

Great Review On My New Poetry Chapbook “Scarlet”

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Scarlet:  love poetry with that Nemo magic, by Gina Nemo.

 

Scarlet, the love poetry of Gina Nemo. As well as being a Poet, she is a writer, producer and director of television, producer and writer of music, musician and actress. She began her Hollywood career starring in the 21 Jump Street television series. This is Gina Nemo’s second book of poetry, and this Writer’s second Book Review for her.

A good book of poetry is like opening a box of fine chocolates. The sweet, sweet love poetry rolls out like candy and fire in cadence, not unlike a song. In the background Ricky Nelson sings, “a be bop baby” “a be bop baby”. Borrowing from the Beat Poet tradition, the modern Hip Hop genre and American BeBop, the poetry is Romance American style.

From: Swoop

“Sometimes I wish I were a bird
So I could swoop down to you
Maybe sit on your window sill
Just sit and sing a song or two

Hoping you will know it is me
In the way I sing that tune
The notes from a long time ago
When we sat under that moon”

As if playing on the theme of lost/conflicted love, the poetry writes, some ancient appeal of a girl to the universe for the perfect love that lasts. The flowing rhyme scheme creating sonance, like sweet offerings, perhaps spinning magic into the perfect lover. As if the world is just beginning to pull
itself out of the heartache of too much love lost inside the miasma of the Industrialized Western war/culture machine and into the imagine peace, imagine love of the New Age.

Him and Him Again

“He speaks to me

In some chemical

Tongue

All I can think of

Is a river of melody

Coming with him

He is inside of me

Him and him again

As we touch

He feels me

In that moment

Where time escapes

As we fall down

To that silky water

Floating in paradise

Of fire and lace

I want him to hide

Deep inside

Then devour me

Again and again

I want no other

His hunger and fire

Only him

Him and him again”

And:

RED

I see red

Upon my lips

On my finger tips

On my silk robe

Plates and cups

Scarlet stones

On my ear lobes

RED

Sexy night

Fire and light

No worries

In sight

You and me

Strawberries

And cream

Rubies and

Dreams

Beauty

Ripped seams

Anger

From goodbyes

Sacrifice

Passion

Put on ice

RED

The poetry wraps the Reader in the familiar of old songs on the radio, beautiful love poems like gathering stars from the sky.

From: What He Does

“What he does

What he knows

He holds on

So close”

From: Your Slice

“All inside

Your flight

As you wait

In the window

Behind your warm

Breath

Tonight”

The celebrated landscape despite hard times, the truth of love lost and heartache is woven into a song of the heart. It is on the surface a deceptively simple style yet the poetry tells the story of love from the streets of New York to the streets of L.A. The red rose of love on Summer winds, that Nemo magic, Scarlet by America’s Sweetheart Gina Nemo.

 

The Book Reviewer

www.thebookreviewer.ca

 

“Scarlet” By Gina Nemo – Passionate & Erotic Poetry Book

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“Scarlet” is Gina Nemo’s newest poetry book that is full of passionate & erotic love poems. It is being released this weekend (January 26th) just in time for Valentines Day. After the release of her first poetry book “Strings” in November 2013, publisher Melinda Cochrane International has released this book of love poems By Gina Nemo as a lovely gift for that special loved one.

New Single “Love Comes Quickly” out January 25th – Album CICADA Out In February 2014

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Well everyone!! My single “Love Comes Quickly” debuted on CRY104FM in Ireland right before Christmas! It has now started on it’s viral journey to “who knows where?” I’m really excited!! It can be heard on Soundcloud right now and will be available for sale on January 25th via www.cdbaby.com and eventually www.reverbnation.com/ginanemo and iTunes.

A press release will go out in late January or early February which will include names of others involved in the project. I’m really excited about this album!! I produced it and wrote most of the “10″ tracks on the album. This is definitely my best work yet!!

“STRINGS” REVIEW – First Review Of MY Poetry Book

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 Strings, the Love Heart Beat of Gina Nemo.

 Byline: The Book Reviewer

Title of Book: Strings

 Author: Gina Nemo

 Publisher: Melinda Cochrane International

 Date of Publication: 2013

 Page Count: 87

Gina Nemo, celebrated actress, performer, writer, songwriter, musician, television producer and director has written Strings, her first book of poetry. Ms. Nemo has been published in various anthologies and internationally. In the introduction she writes that the poetry is influenced by a dream and past and present love affairs.

As if carried on a fairytale wind the work has American Goth and Rap Music influences and seems to harken to another time. The poetry blooms from a musical background and the lyrics play not unlike a George Gershwin (American Jazz Composer) sound sheet from the 1920’s. It is almost as if the poetry demands music. There is an unwritten post-modern poetry style rule, that rhyme schemes should be unnoticed, like the perfect murder (an accident) however, this is not the case with most of this poetry. This Art Nouveau style of poetry emerges from the mists, with a white rap and American Beat Poet influence. The illusory Muse, somewhere in the background, just beyond reach, the Poet writes.

Like witchcraft, poetry rhyming and certain rhyme schemes are used in magic, as if casting a spell, to make love come true. In “Velvet Echoes” – “That voice,/ Your velvet echoes,/ Still ringing in my ear,/ Like an old song./ Here once again,/ Your soul whispers/ From another time,/ When you were mine./ Those velvet echoes,/ From years before/ Where our love began,/ Here again for more,/ Hold on this time,/ Don’t disappear./ I hear your voice,/ I know you’re near.” The steady rhyme and capitalization at the beginning of each line with all i’s dotted and t’s crossed, as if harkening to a more copacetic time when love was real, and Coke was the real thing at the soda counter with ice cream and 2 straws from the same tall glass.

In “No Ordinary Love” – “Hold onto love,/ Don’t taint the dove,/ With the little girl face./No ordinary plan,/ Just you the man,/And your suitcase./ You the man/ And your suitcase.” In “Deep Sleep” – “What were you thinking?/ That day the clouds came,/ sucking up the rain/ then tossing it out again.” As well as love hooks for songs, the poetry could be sweetheart notes you give to your lover, in “If I could reach you” – “If I could reach you/ In every way/ Surround you with love/ Forever and a day “ or in “New Light” – “New light travels fast, /Just like dreams do,/ Full hearts never last,/ Unless they are true.” 

My favourite poem is:

“Streets”

“Lost

Wandering

Nothing

Just you

Just memories

Of easy times

Lovely dreams

Moments repeat

To some sound

In the distance

Around

In the streets

All in time

Anything

In faces you meet

Your world is mine

In the streets

Memories fade

Life is remade

With worn out feet

Just walking

To nowhere

But you

In the streets.”

Being more post-modernist, this Writer adheres to the unwritten not noticed rhyme scheme in poetry rule but this poem is really quite innovative and in a pared in style. You can hear the old beat box in the background, on the city street corner, people gathering in the sunshine to sing and dance.

In the New Age with the advent of the Internet poetry as a medium has exploded into different styles and different formats. Poetry with photos, in music and film, all at the touch of the keyboard, you are the Artist, the Creator, as if the world is morphing, in the great democracy, the Artist is true freedom. Major trends as well as the Post-modernists (the style of Leonard Cohen), there is a trend of poetic prose, as seen in the works presented by Rob McLennan and above/ground Press, narrative poetry, Haiku and Tanka, and Beat/rap tradition pieces all flowing and melding across the written page on the Internet. A truly great poem is so, regardless of style, welcome to the feast of offerings.

Driving down the highway by the ocean you can hear Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers singing “An American girl”, the American juke box, the song and the melody, dreams in the land of love, Strings, a promising first book of poetry from Gina Nemo. Available @ Melinda Cochrane International. 

Genre: Poetry, Women’s Literature

My New Poetry Book “STRINGS” Announced Today!

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Gina Nemo Takes a “Tug” at Your Heart with “Strings,” Her First Collection of Poetry.

Readers of her work from all over the world and followers of her music and poetry are anticipating this first release on November 5th, 2013.

Read full press release here:

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 17, 2013

Gina Nemo is a well known poet, singer, songwriter, actress, speaker, producer and daughter of the late great Jazz composer Henry Nemo. “Strings” is her first collection of poetry that is being released worldwide by Melinda Cochrane International on November 5th, 2013.

Writing poetry and music since she was a child, Gina has been writing, singing and producing albums since the early 90’s and recently started writing poetry again in the past few years. “Strings is a journey of finding our souls through love,” she says.

Readers of her work from all over the world and followers of her music and poetry are anticipating this first release. Poems from this book will be read on radio station CRY104FM in Youghal, Ireland by host Paddy Lane. His quote describes Gina’s poetry in this book best especially when it comes to the poem “Strings.” “This poem covers a lifetime, a journey, of love, loss, and love again. It would take an eternity to express all that it conjured up in my mind. I was on that ‘ dusty country road ‘, as I listened. Awesome ending: ” bury the treasure map “, ” time always waits for true love.”

Pursuing a career as an actress and performer took most of her time in her earlier years and eventually she received an international award for her role in the hit television show “21 Jump Street” (which was presented by Bob Hope) many years ago on Canadian TV. She was also featured in various television shows and films in the 80’s and 90’s.

Currently she is focusing on her poetry, writing, music and projects that she is producing. You can see updates on her website http://www.ginanemo.com and for information on the book, please go tohttp://www.melindacochrane.com/writer-gina-nemo.html.

Melinda Cochrane International, a company for women, and about women.

WOW! Poetry & Music And Changing The World

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So, As you can see I have put a “flashback” photo of the last time my career was really “taking off” in a big way!! The same thing seems to be happening to me now twenty years later and I am really excited!! The difference is that now I’m doing exactly what I want to do and heading up my life path of “total bliss!” Yes, that is possible! My first poetry collection will be announced in an upcoming press release out soon and it will be released in early November from Melinda Cochrane International in Canada. Those who followed me in my “21 Jump Street” days know that I lived in Vancouver, Canada for about five years. I love it there! From my previous post here, I will have been published in more then ten anthologies, art books and other media outlets by the end of this year! One word I love to say, “COOLIO!”

I have also started an international poetry group called NEW VOICES LA that will meet in Los Angeles to read and broadcast all of our fantastic poets every couple of months! We have poets from all over the place and I’m exited about future opportunities for this talented group! I’m also planning on having a poetry retreat near Malibu with famous guest poets eventually. Another big “COOLIO!” ha

Other poetry collections to follow my first release including anthologies and audio releases also. My new album will be out in early February 2014, but my first single will be released to radio and the web before Christmas! All titles of my projects will be in my next post here.

As a dear friend told me, “it is better to BE then just DO.” Good advice indeed!

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MUSIC AND POETRY IN MOTION

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My new album will be released in early 2014 and it is very different then anything else I have recorded in the past. After incredible feedback from all over the world, I have decided to release the single in November or December of this year and the album in January or February 2014.

I’m excited to say that my first poetry collection will be released in November by Melinda Cochrane International in Canada. I’m really proud of this collection! Other great news….it looks like by the end of this year, I will be published in ten books or more including international anthologies, magazines and an art book. Well, it IS only September…..I’m hoping there may even be more by then! I have also been featured in the on-line forum of Mad Swirl and enjoy posting my work on the on-line forum of Primal Urge Magazine.

I am a very positive and driven person! As soon as my poetry book is released I will be working on quite a few poetry anthologies. I’m also starting to do voiceover for audio books for a few very talented writers! I have to say I really love doing this, I may just continue to read audio books including my own. In the old days I did a lot of voice over work for various television shows and promotional campaigns.

Here are some of the publications my poetry has been in. I have been listed as a winner in a poetry festival in Europe, published in Perspective Magazine (Issues 1 & 2 and soon to be in Issue 3), a few poems in an international book called “The Art Of Being Human Vol. 4″ (I will also be in another volume of this series coming soon) and the international anthology “The Inspired Heart” has just been released to rave reviews! I will also be a contributor to future editions of this series also.

I am also very happy to say that I’m a student at Harvard University and I am pursuing my masters in Journalism. Going back to college is a trip! Because of my acting career in the old days, it was hard for me to complete my academic goals. This alone brings me great joy since I have plans to write more for media outlets and also produce interesting documentaries and art house films in the future.

TODAY IS A GREAT DAY – Poetry, Music & Love

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So today is a great day! I try to show love every single day when I can. Those who know me well will tell you that I always give everything I have when it comes to LOVE. I am really excited to say that my LOVE poetry that was inspired by a special someone is really coming along. Words can not express how much these poems mean to me and I can only wish that my words will be heard. This is my heart speaking loud and clearly. Truth. Passion. Love. This will eventually be part of my first poetry book that I release.

I’m excited to say that my poetry has really gone full force this year with quite a few publications in the US & Europe and on-line. This year alone, I have been listed as a winner in a poetry festival in Europe, published in Perspective Magazine (Issues 1 & 2), a few poems in an international book called “The Art Of Being Human Vol. 4″ and more of my poetry soon to be in a book called “The Inspired Heart.” I will also be a contributor to future editions of this series.

Other poetry fun includes being featured in the on-line poetry forum “Mad Swirl” and also having fun on-line with the creative and quirky magazine called Primal Urge. Some of my work can be found in the poetry section of the website and I’m hoping to be in the print issue this summer.

There are a few other anthologies that I may be part of also by the end of this year. My radio interview where I read my poetry for the first time on-air is on the link below called “Melinda Talks.”

My music is in full swing right now. I have just completed my new album and I’m in the middle of getting feedback and taking meetings with industry professionals. I will see how the cards fall on this one. I will see what I want to do regarding releasing it myself or having someone else or a label get involved. This new album is very different then I have done in the past. People will be surprised. I produced it, wrote most of it and also collaborated with old friends. I am really excited!!!

It was nice to know my other records are playing in Ireland with a station there being so supportive of my music!!! I’m hoping to get over there next year. Anyway, onward and upwards!! Little steps I say turn into bigger steps. You just have to be willing to be patient and never give up on your dreams. Never give up on the one you love either. Amen.