Word of the Day!


Make it a Great day! ☺

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts


Mirrored Voices

Jill M Roberts

Hi All!
Hope all of you in the Northeast are home safe and warm from Storm Juno!
I just wanted to let you know that the kindle version of Mirrored Voices is now available for pre order from Amazon!
It’s an amazing collection of poetry from a talented group of people that I was lucky enough to work with.

Make it a great day! 🙂

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

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Mirrored Voices: Emerging Poets Anthology

Here’s my latest project, a poetry anthology, Mirrored Voices!

Jill M Roberts

Mirrored Voices Cover

I am so blessed to have worked with such a talented and amazing group of people for my latest project. It’s a great anthology of poetry from authors from all over the globe. If you get a chance, pick up a copy and let me know what you think.

Emerging Poets Anthology

Authored by Paul Morabito, Regis McCafferty, Carolyn O’Connell, Frederick Espiritu, Mark Green, Jill M. Roberts, Ben Ditmars, Jaideep Khanduja, Isabella J. Mansfield, Aric Cushing, Jason Hein, Aaron L. Speer, Irum Zahra, R. M. Romarney, David Russell, Mallory Smart, Roberto Carlos Martinez

This combined poetic anthology embraces free thinking of the untapped mind and spirit. A vast array of talented emerging poets from around the globe share their voices together in harmony. Only by glaring into the depths of ones own reflection can we find our true selves. It is here where the mirrored voices of our souls speak…

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Fact of the Day•Today in History•Today’s Birthdays

Fact of the Day:

New Jersey is home to the world’s first drive-in movie theater.

Today in History:

January 24, 1965
Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill died in London at age 90.

Today’s Birthdays:

January 24
1968 – Mary Lou Retton
1941 – Neil Diamond
(1949-1982) – John Belushi

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts


Quote of the day!

From my Jill M Roberts site! Please check it out and enjoy! 🙂

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Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole. 

Derek Walcott

Happy 86th birthday, Derek Walcott! The decorated poet, who was born on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, has won everything from the Nobel Prize to the MacArthur “genius” grant.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

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Quote of the day for Sunday!

Check out my new site JillMRoberts.com !

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Pooh Man

I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.

A.A. Milne

A.A. Milne (born January 18, 1882), creator of Winnie the Pooh, got his early education at a school run by his father. Sci-fi writer H.G. Wells was one his teachers. Later, Milne played on an amateur cricket team with Peter Pan writer J.M. Barrie and Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Quote of the day for Saturday!

Jill M Roberts


Perhaps man has a hundred senses, and when he dies only the five senses that we know perish with him, and the other ninety-five remain alive. 

Anton Chekhov

January 17, 1904: Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s tragicomic last work, The Cherry Orchard, premiered 111 years ago today. It was also Chekhov’s 44th birthday.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

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Faire smashy-smash or fucking shit up? The complications of bilingual profanity

Strong Language

Il est interdit de faire smashy smash. It is forbidden to fuck shit up. Il est interdit de faire smashy-smash.
It is forbidden to fuck shit up.

In the summer of 2013, long before Strong Language was even a glimmer in anyone’s fucking eye, I snapped the picture above on a street in Montreal. I encountered it near Concordia, but I’m not sure where the sticker itself came from: google suggests that it’s been stuck in at least two other places which also look like they could be Montréalais. And when this blog finally came around, I finally remembered it and knew I had a fucking opportunity.

First of all, there’s the sociolinguistic context of Montreal bilingualism, where even unofficial signs are often in both official languages: I’ve spotted homemade bilingual signs looking for lost cats, requesting that bikes not be chained to private railings, and declining flyers in mailboxes. In a city where over half of people are bilingual, one language might suffice, but if you speak both…

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