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ESKEW TO THE RESCUE reigns supreme as a nonprofit website with a mission to improve the status quo, providing information and solutions in an entertaining fashion.
I’m Steve (Poppy) Eskew, a Nebraskan turned New Yorker, a professional writer whose early work was written long before the advent of the printing press.
Currently, I’m inviting people who possess good writing skills (that can include, but are not restricted to, a sense of humor) to submit their pieces for possible posting within these pages.
If your contributions meet a measure of merit, it doesn’t matter if you’ve been published previously, but, indeed, your pieces must exhibit an excellence commensurate with professional quality. We strive not for perfection but for perfecting.
Before arriving at a standard acceptable to worthy editors and publishers, most writers must toil with multiple drafts. What can we do to make it better? is what I’m all about––not only in reference to my work, but in reference to the imperfect world humankind has cultivated, maintained and frequently bastardized throughout the process.
We welcome diversified opinions and subject matter comprised of (but by no means confined to) political, religious and especially social criticism. Intellectualizing is a virtue; have at it all you academics out there. Sentimentality, however, is by no means discounted; never fear expressing your passions with vehement emotion.
Chief among my personal passions are human interest tales––especially those articles celebrating the triumphs of the elderly, championing the people with disabillities, plus exposing children’s issues, animal rights and the plight of the “new” homeless.
This website will entertain writings that expose oppression, celebrate freedom and address any other areas contributing to a better world. If that sounds as corny as Kansas in August, then let it be.
My tips on writing are free and can be emulated, ridiculed or dismissed. Having developed many concepts of my own, I’ve also borrowed ideas from others. I urge guest contributors to provide advice for both newcomers and veteran writers eager to improve their output.
Venting personal feelings is thoroughly acceptable, but I’m a solution-oriented kind of guy and favor writings that not only expose but offer possibilities that could help solve predicaments on various levels using eclectic approaches.
Since I’m a theater critic who has also composed plays, reviewed books and written columns and profiles, examples of my outputs are included herein. But note that this “solution-oriented kind of guy” deliberately chose to review and preview the plays and books along the way that suggest solutions.
In one of my cover stories, for example, I present Agusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed––a movement that seeks to resolve various oppressions of humanity. In another cover story, The Witch Project, I discuss an innovative theater loaded with fresh ideas to improve human communication.
Examples exhibiting my attraction to the concept of freethinking can be found in my review of the play, Rosmersholm, and in my book review of God Without Religion.
I particularly love humor. That’s what slides us through the storms. Please feel free to smother me with comic contributions.
Have fun and behave responsibly––okay, okay, at least have fun.
HELLO NEW YORK
POPPY IS IN