New Plagiarism Accusations Spark a Twitter Debate on âAfterâ Poems Vulture
When Claudia Cortese took to Twitter to accuse another writer of stealing her work, she didn't mince words. In a thread published December 7, Cortese called ...
Poetry Audiobooks DO Exist â And You Can Listen These 6 Right Now Bustle
Whether it's fiction or nonfiction, there's a general assumption that most audiobooks are written in prose. But you might not have realized that there are some ...
Poetry in motion The Daily News of Newburyport
AMESBURY â Pam Fenner has had a long, ongoing relationship with a man she never met â and so has much of the city.
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith on Writing, Poetry As Social Activism, & "The Slowdown" - New Hampshire Public Radio
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith on Writing, Poetry As Social Activism, & "The Slowdown" New Hampshire Public Radio
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith was awarded the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry at the Currier Museum in Manchester on Wednesday, December 12.
Curating an LGBT version of the Poetry Jukebox The Irish Times
This project represents the first 'anthology' of LGBT writing on this island.
Winter Poetry Salon on Pearl Street Tribeca Trib
The Winter Poetry Salon will take place Tuesday, January 8 at 7 p.m. You don't have to be a writer or parent to come, but you must be 21 or older. Admission is ...
A poetâs take on looking to language for âradical hopeâ PBS NewsHour
In this digital and divided society, it can often seem that language is used primarily to deliver criticism and express rage. But poet Ada LimĂłn shares her humble ...
In These New Essays, John McPhee Finds Poetry in the Material at Hand The New York Times
The Patch,â his seventh collection, probes landscapes from New Jersey to Alaska and profiles a vast cast of characters, from Joan Baez to Thomas Wolfe.
15 Poetry Collections From 2018 You Won't Want To Miss With 2018 coming to a Bustle
With 2018 coming to a close, I know the very LAST thing you probably need is MORE books in your TBR pile. If it's anything like mine, 2018's must-reads are ...
Poetry spot: 'Croak' by Sawyer Elms AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
Poetry Meets the Moment(s) The New York Times
The Book Review's poetry editor, Gregory Cowles, discusses Tracy K. Smith's essay about political poetry and more from this week's special issue.
Meet Porsha Olayiwola, Bostonâs new poet laureate The Boston Globe
Olayiwola, a Jamaica Plain resident and artistic director of MassLEAP, aims âto do poetry where poetry isn't.â
Can Poetry Help Us Create Meaning Out Of Despair? wgbh.org
Poet Richard Blanco highlighted his favorite works by poet Ada LimĂłn, which are united by a common theme of searching for meaning in "seeming oblivion."
âCharline von Heyl: Snake Eyesâ Review: A Pro in Need of Poetry Wall Street Journal
Washington. Charline von Heyl, the German-born (1960) abstract painter who splits her working time between New York and Marfa, Texas, is nothing if not ...
Political Poetry Is Hot Again. The Poet Laureate Explores Why, and How. The New York Times
Tracy K. Smith, the United States poet laureate, looks at the ways poetry has dealt with the shifting political landscapes of the past two decades.
Viral verse: Poets of Instagram inject new life, fresh voices into poetry genre CBC News
Poetry is having a renaissance thanks to a generation of young, accessible writers breathing new life into the literary form via Instagram.
Bertolt Brecht: Poet and Communist The New York Times
The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht,â translated and edited by Tom Kuhn and David Constantine, brings together more than 1000 poems.
Heâs a Legend of Contemporary Poetry. Thereâs Finally a Volume of His Collected Work. - The New York Times
Heâs a Legend of Contemporary Poetry. Thereâs Finally a Volume of His Collected Work. The New York Times
In poems that cajole, beguile, praise and evoke, Robert Bly makes the case that poetry should be near the center of life.
Poetry in motion along Monroe Street - WISC Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
All six Madison poet laureates are represented in a Madison Arts Commission project that has embedded 12 poems, two from each poet, in the sidewalks along ...
Hollywood Has Long Turned to Novelists for Help. But Poets? The New York Times
In her new film âThe Kindergarten Teacher,â Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a frustrated aspiring poet who discovers that a boy in her kindergarten class may be a ...
Poets at the Post featuring Aaron Wilson : Arts - Smile Politely - Champaign-Urbana's Online Magazine
Poets at the Post featuring Aaron Wilson : Arts Smile Politely - Champaign-Urbana's Online Magazine
A little before 7 p.m. on a Monday, I escaped the December cold into the Iron Post to, of course, hear some poetry. The second Monday of each month, Iron Post ...
For an Ohio Poet, Love Is What Gets Us Through The New York Times
Marcus Jackson's collection âPardon My Heartâ celebrates the way deep emotion unfogs and energizes the experience of living.
Lawson Inada's poetry distills cultural heritage Statesman Journal
Poets are chroniclers. Through careful distillation, they put into a few words what scholars take tomes to relate.
How Poetry Informs How A Boston Doctor Treats His Patients WBUR
Rafael Campo has two callings in life: medicine and poetry, and perhaps unsurprisingly, Campo finds himself drawn to the write about illness.
West Hollywood Welcomes the Holidays with Poetry from City Poet Laureate The Pride LA
The holiday are just around the corner, and the City of West Hollywood knows how to celebrate! - Advertisement -. Each year, the City's Art Division creates a ...
PEN America Mourns Meng Lang, "Exquisite Poet, Courageous Activist" PEN America
"Meng Lang was an exquisite poet, a publisher and promoter of the work of colleagues, a courageous activist, and a strong believer in freedom and human ...
The Best Poetry of 2018 The New Yorker
Dan Chiasson makes a year-end list of his favorite poetry collections from 2018.
A Poet Takes Aim at the Literary and Political Patriarchy The New York Times
In Anne Waldman's latest collection, âTrickster Feminism,â her verses argue on behalf of collective expression â and collective responsibility.
Porsha Olayiwola Named Boston's Next Poet Laureate WBUR
Olayiwola is well known in the spoken word circuits and as poet laureate plans to "establish a youth Poet Laureate program, develop residential and workspace ...
Two New Volumes by Adrienne Rich, Game-Changing Feminist, Poet and Essayist The New York Times
Selected Poems: 1950-2012,â and âEssential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry,â are laden with insights that, six years after Rich's death, remain as ...
Can't Find Time To Read? Poetry Might Make The Perfect Gift NPR
Poet Tess Taylor says a good poem can "reroute your day" in under five minutes. She offers suggestions for poetry that "takes you to a different place, and then ...
Meena Alexander, Poet Who Wrote of Dislocation, Dies at 67 The New York Times
Meena Alexander, a poet and scholar whose writings reflected the search for identity that came with a peripatetic life, including time in India, Africa, Europe and ...
On learning to love yourself through poetry The Boston Globe
The first collection by National Slam Poetry winner Melissa Lozada-Oliva of Newton is âPeluda.''
Meng Lang, Poet Who Promoted Dissident Writers, Dies at 57 The New York Times
Meng Lang, a poet who promoted Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, along with other dissident Chinese writers, died on Dec. 12 in Hong Kong.
Dear Damian Hinds, please stop wrecking poetry for children The Guardian
Do you like poetry? I do. It's an art form that can entertain, provoke, console, reflect, observe and much more. A breakthrough for me was at primary school when ...
Forget Beatnik Cliches: A Fresh Style of Jazz and Poetry is Brewing KQED
It's taken more than five decades, but *fresh* jazz/poetry collaborations have finally shaken the tired cliches festering in the zeitgeist since the Beat movement of ...
The best Canadian poetry of 2018 CBC.ca
2018 was a great year for books. Here are CBC Books's top 12 Canadian works of poetry that came out this year.
The Problem With Silence as Festival Poetry Calabar opens Guardian Nigeria
With 'The Problem with Silence: Poets in Crisis Periods'as theme, Poets in Nigeria (PIN) will on December 20 through 22, 2018 hold the fourth edition of this ...
How to See the Poetry in Plants Atlas Obscura
Researchers who work in tropical rain forests often speak of the hassles of it all: Whacking through dense vegetation is tricky, especially when you're lugging ...
Elena Ferrante: âIf people still told their stories in verse, I would be too embarrassed to writeâ - The Guardian
Elena Ferrante: âIf people still told their stories in verse, I would be too embarrassed to writeâ The Guardian
I grew up with the idea that being a poet is for truly exceptional people, while anyone can have a go at prose. Maybe it was the fault of my school, which instilled ...
Is contemporary poetry really in 'a rotten state' - or just a new one? The Guardian
Rose Tremain and Robin Robertson have criticised poets for abandoning 'craft' â but that argument silences the possibilities offered by new voices.
The importance of poetry and reading between the lines The Guardian
Letters: Mary Gameson wants to see poetry on our front pages, while Joan Lewis looks into Sats results and reading ability.
Complicated, Challenging 'Revolution Sunday' Mixes Prose And Poetry NPR
Cuban writer Wendy Guerra has lived under surveillance in her home country, and she works that experience into her intense new novel about a young poet in ...
One poetâs advice for feeling at home in the unfamiliar PBS NewsHour
The pages of Jenny Xie's first poetry collection will take you places. Bouncing from Vietnam to New York, reading âEye Levelâ feels like leaning your head ...
Poetry Twitter Erupts over a Plagiarist in Their Midst Vulture
Ailey O'Toole tattooed a poem onto her skin from her Puschart Prize-nominated poem âGun Metal.â It turns out she'd stolen those words from Rachel McKibbens.
Gigi Bella presents power of poetry during Arts + Literature Lab workshop The Badger Herald
The Arts + Literature Laboratory echoed with stories and the clicking of pens as Gigi Guajardo, popularly known as âGigi Bella,â lead an aspiring group of writers ...
Instagram poets make me ask: What is good poetry? America Magazine
If one more Instagram poet tells me how to feel or what to think, I am going to lose my mind. I was bursting to scream this as I read through Nikita Gill's book of ...
On Poetry: Finding the spirit of holiness | Local News Traverse City Record Eagle
I know, I know, not all of us are Christians. The poet himself was Jewish. But it seems like this poem, this story, opens itself to multiple cultures. The story.
Poetry spot: 'Teeth of Our House' by Jennifer Conlon AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
Luciana Souza's New Recording, "The Book of Longing" Translates Poetry into Jazz Forbes
On her new recording, âThe Book of Longing,â Luciana Souza marries poetry and Jazz in an idiom all her own with spare accompaniment and her uniquely ...
Full Episode: Seth Moulton, Former Mass. House Speaker Sal DiMasi, Using Poetry In Medicine WBUR
Host Deborah Becker speaks with Rep. Seth Moulton as the federal government is on the verge of another shutdown. Also, now that he's out of prison on ...
Our favourite books of the year, and prose poetry with Claudia Rankine â books podcast - The Guardian
Our favourite books of the year, and prose poetry with Claudia Rankine â books podcast The Guardian
On this week's show, we reveal the books we loved most in 2018 and discuss the future of prose poetry with poets Rankine, Jeremy Noel-Tod and Emily Berry.
Listen: Poetry in Atlanta shows another side of city culture Atlanta Journal Constitution
Listen now or open in iTunes or Google Play: Atlanta poet Ryan Jones may have felt defea...
Patrick Kavanagh, a poet who never shunned hard truths, inspires a new generation The Irish Times
The Lea-Green Down features more than 60 new poems responding to Kavanagh's work.
Young poets compete in Lakota Nation Invitational poetry slam Kotatv
RAPID CITY, S.D, (KOTA TV)- To celebrate the arts, several poets battled it out with poetry at the Rushmore Civic Center. Several poets competed in a few ...
Prize-nominated poet's debut cancelled as plagiarism accusations build The Guardian
Several authors have accused Ailey O'Toole of using their poems to write her own, including the Pushcart-nominated Gun Metal. Alison Flood. Thu 6 Dec 2018 ...
The Poetry of Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Good Times Weekly
Bonny Doon native Jake Young's first collection of poetry, American Oak, has roots in the terroir of local vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountain.
Poet Laureate shares meaningful message Houma Courier
Tracy K. Smith is on a mission.Smith, the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, has been touring the nation in her American Conversations: Celebrating ...
UW Researcher Promotes Use Of Poetry In Science Wyoming Public Media
A paper published in BioScience looks at how poetry can be used to teach scientific concepts and how researchers can use poetry to gain a new perspective.
Poetry in motion (0-5) FC Barcelona
Sensational football sees BarĂ§a power their way to victory in Valencia. Yet another hat-trick for Leo Messi's collection; Luis SuĂĄrez and Gerard PiquĂ© get the ...
Poems About Loss That Shatter Meaning and Borders The New York Times
Be With,â by Forrest Gander, plumbs death and grief with an alertness to the fragility of life â and of language.
Best books of 2018: Poetry Financial Times
The Coming of the Little Green Man, by John Agard, Bloodaxe Books, RRPÂŁ9.95. In the year when we learnt of the damage and cruelty that the UK's ...
Mahoso reignites love for poetry NewsDay
ZIMBABWE Media Commission chief executive Tafataona Mahoso has rekindled his love for poetry with a collection that touches on a raft of issues, including ...
a calming mix full of experimental poetry, by swedish duo flora i-D
This article originally appeared on i-D Germany. "Come back. Take me by surprise. I don't want to see it coming. I want you to take action. You in control. Out of ...
Tabloid headlines inspire Tom Smith to publish poetry book âPoet Steals Headlinesâ WebWire
Tom Smith loves to write poetry. In fact, he has published 11 book-length collections of poems to date, the latest of which is âPoet Steals Headlines: Sentenced to ...
The best poetry books of 2018 The Irish Times
Our critics choose works by Mahon, Jamie, O'Sullivan and others.
Robin Robertson: âWriting poetry has very little to do with the intellectâ The Guardian
The Scottish poet and editor on defying conventions of genre, the elusive nature of what he does, and the importance of external validation.
Cut & Paste: Justin Phillip Reed's poetry is haunted by St. Louis history St. Louis Public Radio
Justin Phillip Reed's writing career has gotten off to an extraordinary start. Following a chapbook in 2016, this year he published his first collection of poetry ...
First time out: Debut poetry by Duy Doan, Chanda Feldman, July Westhale San Francisco Chronicle
Opening Duy Doan's debut poetry collection, âWe Play a Gameâ (Yale University Press; $20), we enter an elusive world of syllables and animals, where past and ...
A Puschart Prize-Nominated Poet Has Been Accused Of Plagiarism By Numerous Poets Bustle
Another literary prize, another scandal. Poet Rachel McKibbens, whose latest collection, blud, came out earlier this year, has accused Pushcart Prize-nominee ...
American Life in Poetry: âThe Girl from Panamaâ by Clemens Starck The Spokesman-Review
Clemens Starck of Oregon has 50 years' experience working with his hands, as a merchant seaman and then a carpenter, and he knows work and working ...
Lemn Sissayâs Superkids â can poetry help troubled minds? Financial Times
âThey're thought of as intrinsically bad,â says poet Lemn Sissay, referring to children in care. I would have thought most people would realise that such children ...
North Pole Poet Laureate Amy Marschak Spreads Christmas Cheer, Poems Westword
Amy Marschak has assumed the mantle of the official North Pole Poet Laureate, and she's pulling plenty of poems out of Santa's bag. âThe job of a poet laureate ...
Road-Tripping With California's Poet Laureate (Who Helped Invent The Jello Jiggler!) LAist
California poet laureate Dana Gioia made it his goal to visit all 58 counties in California. He made most of those trips in his 10-year-old car. (Carla Javier/LAist).
Oklahoma woman expresses herself through poetry The State
An Oklahoma woman is expressing herself through poetry.
AM Juster's translation of Maximianus, the Last Roman Poet The Weekly Standard
A.M. Juster makes the bawdiness and decrepitude of the forgotten 6th-century poet Maximianus available for the first time to 21st-century readers of English.
A Poetry Collection That Opens Up Like a Cabinet of Curiosities The New York Times
J. Michael Martinez's âMuseum of the Americasâ takes on the white gaze, colonial trauma and Mexican migration.
A Debut Poet Confronts the Sexual Violence of an Earlier Generation The New York Times
In âA Cruelty Special to Our Species,â Emily Jungmin Yoon memorializes the Korean âcomfort womenâ who were forced into prostitution during World War II.
When Church Language Fails Us, We Resist With Poetry Sojourners
Note: A version of this essay was given as a talk at Women Doing Theology 2018, at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary on November 9, 2018 in ...
Poet Michael Robbins offers picks for best poetry collections of 2018 Chicago Tribune
Poet and critic Michael Robbins offers his picks for best poetry collections of 2018, from a debut by Vanessa Couto Johnson to a new translation of Bertolt Brecht.
Jazz Pianist Helen Sung On Poetry, Being Asian-American And The Debt She Owes Harry Connick Jr. - WBUR
Jazz Pianist Helen Sung On Poetry, Being Asian-American And The Debt She Owes Harry Connick Jr. WBUR
As a student at the University of Texas Austin, pianist and composer Helen Sung was set on a classical career. But when she saw Harry Connick Jr. play at a ...
Award-winning poet Ted Blodgett overflowed with inspiration The Globe and Mail
Poetic inspiration could strike Ted Blodgett at any time. While he was sitting at a concert, for instance, or in the bathtub. He would then have to get up and ...
Bethel names first poet laureate Danbury News Times
BETHEL â Bethel's new poet laureate finds that it's the experiences that hit close to home for a writer that tend to be the most relatable to others. âIn poetry, I ...
Poet Tracy K. Smith, winner of Hall-Kenyon Prize, to appear in New Hampshire - The Laconia Daily Sun
Poet Tracy K. Smith, winner of Hall-Kenyon Prize, to appear in New Hampshire The Laconia Daily Sun
CONCORD â United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is the 2018 winner of the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry, honoring the late Donald Hall and ...
Poetry on a Budget New York Times
In Sullivan County, N.Y., an architect set out to build the bare minimum of a rural retreat: a pared-down house with soul.
Sheffieldâs first hip-hop poet laureate: 'gone are the days of tradition' The Guardian
The poet appointed by lord mayor Magid Magid to champion creative arts wants to change the face of poetry.
Quarto's chapbook event hosts a propelling performance of poetry CU Columbia Spectator
Quarto Magazine, a student-run literary magazine, performed the works of the top three chapbook contest contributors at their annual chapbook event last Friday ...
Free Poetry Skool @ Downtown Public Library Boulder Weekly
Poets gather like words on a page scribed in their own handwriting. as illustrious lines they embody poetic form â such as , a tercet , perhaps â. where this ...
The ultimate gift: Iowa teacher pens book of poetry for his mother Des Moines Register
At age 10, John Thompson promised himself he'd write a book about his mom. Now 55, he did â and giving it to her was among the "happiest" moments.
Two Canadian collections make New York Times' top 10 poetry picks CityNews
NEW YORK â Two Canadian poets have made the New York Times Book Review's list of the best poetry collections of 2018. Richard Sanger of Toronto was ...
In Recent Poetry Collections, Weapons Made of Words The New York Times
In these four deeply political, deeply personal books, poets grapple with some hot-button issues of the day.
Astrophysics professor, slam poet featured at WNP Hot Springs Sentinel
Astrophysics professor and slam poet Doug Shields will be featured this week at Wednesday Night Poetry at Kollective Coffee+Tea, 110 Central Ave.
Theater review: 'Dear Elizabeth' a captivating story of love,... Duluth News Tribune
A love story told in letters from two brilliant but damaged poets seems an unlikely topic for an engaging, comic and tragic play. Yet so it is, with Sarah Ruhl's ...
Christian Wiman's memoir reflects on years as editor of Chicago-based Poetry magazine, plus Anne Lamott, Elaine Pagels - Chicago Tribune
Christian Wiman's memoir reflects on years as editor of Chicago-based Poetry magazine, plus Anne Lamott, Elaine Pagels Chicago Tribune
âHe Held Radical Lightâ by Christian Wiman, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 128 pages, $23. The epigraph, perhaps, whispers the secret of what's to come in the ...
The Archive's poetry reading showcases students' literary talents Duke Chronicle
One of the more solitary liberal arts, poetry tends to keep a low profile. Although Duke may not offer a creative writing major, its student body and faculty contain ...
Anchorage Museum archives earthquake with viral memes, Twitter poetry Alaska Public Radio Network
How do you measure the impact of a natural disaster? After the devastating Good Friday earthquake in 1964, archivers collected print newspaper headlines, ...
Chronicling his times on Earth through poetry and hikes Minneapolis Star Tribune
There is poetry everywhere James Marshall Goff treks. His first book is a collection of selected poems, âHiking in the Universe,â which Goff admits to getting ...
Scholars discuss history of political poetry in India The Tribune
Tribune News *Service*. Amritsar, December 15. Discussing the experimentally path breaking poetry of eminent poets of the 70's, the session of Majha House on ...
Shabana Azmi on father Kaifi Azmi s birth anniversary He used poetry as a tool for change Mid-Day
To mark the centenary birth anniversary of legendary poet-lyricist Kaifi Azmi on January 14, daughter and actor Shabana Azmi has planned a year-long ...
Pushcart-Nominated Poet Accused of Plagiarizing Multiple Peers Jezebel
Earlier this week, Twitter was full of up-and-coming writers celebrating their Pushcart Prize nominations. The Pushcart, which honors works published by small ...
Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]
Stone Beds [Pompeii's surge]Advance: after the great eruption of Pompeii's nearby volcano, Vesuvius, some two-thousand years ago in the heyday of the Roman Empire, what was left of the city were mostly ashes of stone from an unleashing furnace; it is hard to imagine what the people went through (none, not one person survived). I can only guess from the looks of the city today, and in its early excavations, its people were baked alive or asleep, like pottery.
Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]
In the quiet of the arctic night- In its deep northern skies, Dim are the lights, in its coldEvening frost?! Even the stars of the arctic Seem silently stone frozen!Here, here is where you find Peace and the beast within-! Remote, no ears or wordsTo clutter the mind To entrench the throat; Here, here is where you die?(for a moment).Here, the sky has eternal eyes Eyes with cosmic tides Tides that never rest: they warWith the Universe- Likened to a dark deep abyss; Endless and never resting?Here my eyes seek and search In countless hours, ebbing and Sweeping the heavens aboveNumbing, changeless- Are the cosmos, the heavens? Here resides a strange peace?Here, resides a strange peace With an army of stars to defeat Shinning, silently in the darkThe ebbing, eldritch dark; Time has no relevance here, Here, resides a strange, peace?Cold and oddly numb are my feet, As I look up, upon the many bridges One star bridging the next-as if,If Kings and Queens were Guarding them-the Hosts- O-Yes! A strange, strange peace?Ah! Praise, praise be to thee, to thee Flaming, blazing firmaments-ye, Ye, remind me not, of the wars I left,Of the foes, divine immortals?The enemies that never rest Ah! Praise, praise be to thee, to theeI hear music, harmony from afar (there) There are storms hidden in a storehouse, For tomorrow-war beyond, beyondOrion's dust?perpetual dust; There, there the sun is dim to bleak.
Two Poems, with Figurative Language
Says Mr. Dennis Siluk, when asked to review his poetry somewhat, for he hesitates all the time when I ask him to so; I can tell you.
A Poem - By Lorraine KemberIt was a day like any other and mother, father, sister, brother, were carrying out the customs of their land. When suddenly without warning, Mother Nature came calling, shook the earth and stole the ocean from the sand.
Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem
The Incubus' Flash-lightHe looked inside my head And found a dreamHe didn't like-;As I looked back at him, I found an incubus Shinning a light(and stole this poem from him-last night).Thoughts: Dreams and Poetry: in dreams we let go of our inhibitions; in poetry we write them back out.
It Was Not Me
It was not me as I am now. It was not me as I was then.
AFRICA (to africans in diaspora)africa here i come, africa africa of the black soul the soul of an ancient culture the culture of your timid tribes.its your voice i hear africa your voice of the talking drums your beaded drums and the royal trumpeter the metal gong of your town crieri have come to see your music dance i have heard of your ageless minstrels have i not heard of your swinging hips! i have heard enough and have come to watch wouldn't you dance for me africaafrica here i come africa would you not show me to your tribes the timid tribes of your sweetened tongues the varied tongues of your virtuous menafrica, black soul africa tell me about your gods your gods of the sky and of the mother earth your gods of the hills and of the rivers aboundshow me to your kings africa your kings of the ancient dynasty the ancient dynasty of rusted spear and shield africa, here i come africaHEAVENLY GUESTheavenly guest heralding thunderously in its own awake pelting on men as well, the gods gathering itself drop by drop.
Ode to: The Ice Maiden of Ampatos Summit [now in: English and Spanish]
Dedícate to Antonio Castillo. L.
Take some time to stop and look at nature. Pick up a rock or two and think about where it might have started out and what it might have gone through to end up where you found it.
Ed Gallagher Dec. 11, 1907 - Sept.
The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)
Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Peru; in English and Spanish)In what retreat art hid?-Where falling mountains groan In shadow and amongThe rapids of the Rio? Is not your name Mantaro Valley?Beyond the footprints of the Andes--?I can hear your voice in echoesI can hear thy voice, divinely low. I do but know thy by a glanceAs the clouds above me know? .
The King and Delka & Moiromma: the Cold Planet [Parts 25 and 26]
#25The King and Delka [Split Mawkishness-on Moiromma /Part V]Sickly SentimentalityI have sought out friends Only to find rawness Of their passion; And the uniformity Of their vision.Who out there can know My cerebral verve?(Only the long dead)By King Moir I[Of Moiromma]Ah! the aimless cosmos come back to his mind as he stands on his balcony looking up into he eerie dark.
Two Poems: San Jeronimo Brook & [in English and Spanish]
Fair Andes! Thy arms reach highOf iron-woven solid stone Thu art a condor to the skyOf glory hidden in thy heartSo many paths, a maze of art?In thy old, Mantaro ValleyWhere adobes, breathe and tremble Beyond your rustic shadowsThere lays the prettiest of brooksIs my heart, within its stream!My image deeply carved, rippledIn its undiluted shallow watersWaiting, just waiting for me?As it opens up, opens up my soulMy rippled soul-searching-eyes!..
Have you ever experienced infatuation with someone you know is not a good match for you? Or how about an interesting relationship that roots itself deep in your memory..
Two Poems on the Traditions of Peru [in English and Spanish]
Atahualpa's Game [Peruvian]Sometimes, it's not wise To share your wisdom ---as did, Atahualpa (The Inca King) in the Game of chess; thereafter, He was condemned to death.6/6/05 #713Note: Atahualpa, was the most famous of the Inca Kings, in the 16th century of Peru, I do relieve, and was held for ransom by the Spaniards.
Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, Americas First Folk Song Writer
"Beautiful Dreamer" was written by Stephen Foster just before his death in 1864 at age 37. The song became one of his most famous and most popular.
Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru
Here is some witty poetry (not sure if that is the proper word: witty, but it will do): one poem on the Aztec year 2012, a year that has been in the public's eye quite a lot; one on cloning, and the biblical end time events--which, if I may add seems ripe for the monster events that are said to take place; and two poems dealing with some tradtions of Peru; one imparticular, on vacationing, where not to go; all the makings for some thought.Aztec BabyOn December 25, 2012 AD The Devil had an idea- He'd clone himself In the form of a baby; Called the Antichrist.
The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)
English VersionAnd the Death God said: "Let it rise to its glory in the Rio Valley-for a season; then let it be gone, we shall call it Copan?"Prologue: Empires come and go, liken to cosmic events, or the storms around the world: Atlantis, Mu, Greece, Persia, Rome, the Inca Nation, and even the great Maya heroic times of Copan, in Central America. All came and all left, one way or another; now just dust and artifacts in the spiral of time.
THe Monster Mash, A Graveyard SMASH (short story I wrote when I was 11)
The Monster Mash The Graveyard SmashHave you heard of the Monster Mash? I suppose you know the story of how it came to be, right? Well, I'm here to tell the TRUE story to you.It sarted out late one night, when all monsters where out of human sight.
Rules for Writing Poetry
You've been writing poetry since that first assignment in your high school writing class. You know the rules about writing poetry, right? Are there rules? Well, if you frequent the poetry forums across the Internet as much as I do, you'd find that there are a lot of amateur poets who adamantly declare that there are no rules for writing poetry and if someone even suggests reading poetry or books on poetry, many of the amateur poets will throw up a defensive front.
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