Summer Shorts ’14 – POETRY WEEK!



Starting today, we’re featuring a full week of poetry readings! Kicking it off is Rachel Fulginiti with a sumptuous reading of Rumi’s Jasmine Comes Up. And be sure to check out her interview with M.V. Freeman over at Papercuts & Paperbacks.


Listening & Downloading 

Jasmine Comes Up is offered in full for online listening today 6/8 ONLY. Full compilation available via Tantor Media – all proceeds benefit ProLiteracy.


If player below doesn’t play on your device/browser, cruise to the SoundCloud track by clicking HERE.

Jasmine Comes Up

One of Rumi’s love poems, this poem describes the deep admiration and eternal love felt for a best friend or lover.



Rachel Fulginiti 

Rachel Fulginiti is an audiobook narrator, voice actor and blogger. Her warm rich tone makes her a favorite in the romance genre. A strong background in theatre and acting informs her reads. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire (BA, Acting) and the Two-Year Meisner Conservatory at The School for Film and Television in New York City. A self-professed “theatre geek”, Rachel cut her teeth on stage before landing behind the mic. Her voice can be heard throughout the world on radio, television and online. Also a rock singer and a yogi, Rachel lives in Los Angeles with her husband and her dog Maynard. Website:



M.V. Freeman is a native of Minnesota, but calls North Alabama her home. By day her mind is filled with medical jargon at the local health clinic, but at night she finds herself exploring alternate worlds within our own. Heavily influenced by Slavic languages and culture, you will find she weaves these elements into her stories.

She is represented by The Aponte Literary Agency  Her award-winning and best-selling debut novel INCANDESCENT is the first in a series. She is currently working on the third book while plotting others. When she is not writing, she’s reading, cooking, throwing around kettle bells, or making coffee. You can contact her at:


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