Bleed

now is not the time to open open that great door again not the time to be more tolerant not the time to play to win

now is not the time for justice evolution mercy choices not the time to pet the puppies yipping with pathetic voices

now is not the time for kindness not the time for compromise not the time for loving blindness not the time to close my eyes

now for one too many people not that i have gained no good heart has sown but flesh is reaping tears to mind and wasted blood

now my inner wolf seeks equals only those whose chords can howl deadly whether lone or social defending young or on the prowl

tell me not that you would die upon the spines of my displeasure live for me and for you will i cherish each cell as if a treasure

put me not inside a cage but roam with me through snow and sun be by my side or breathe my dust for i shall bleed again for none

Niki Lasher Artist, Writer, and Webmatron http://www.kthulah.com

In The News:


Wausau Daily Herald

Poet laureate to speak on poetry's links visual art
Wausau Daily Herald
The award-winning poet, essayist and fiction writer will lead a reading and reception titled “Photography & Poetry” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 5. Garland also will present “Be Transported,” a poetry workshop, held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec 6. The ...


A Poetry Reading And Tribute To The Late, Unforgettable Bill Knott
WBUR
But he also won the Iowa Poetry Prize and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and published many books and chapbooks, mostly under his real name. He was a poet of contradictions and a dark sense of humor. Robert Pinsky called his poems “thorny.


MyCentralJersey.com

Voorhees High School senior to sign poetry collection
MyCentralJersey.com
“It's hard to explain what inspires me to write poetry,” Goldsmith said. “Sometimes I think of a good idea for a poem, and other times I've just seen a movie that was really mind-blowing. I gain a lot of inspiration from emotional funks I get into ...


AMERICAN LIFE IN POETRY: 'The "j" rises to the surface'
The Times (subscription)
What was it we wanted / to say anyhow, like today / when there were all the letters / in my alphabet soup and suddenly / the "j" rises to the surface. / The "j," a letter that might be / great for Scrabble, but not really / used for much else, unless ...
American Life in Poetry: Nov. 29Ames Tribune
10 Great Titles for the Poet's Wish ListHuffington Post

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WBUR

At Harvard, Technology Resurrects Long-Silent Voices Of Poets
WBUR
Harvard's Woodberry Poetry Room is home to thousands of archived recordings from some of the most important English language-poets of the age — T.S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost. (Curt Nickisch/WBUR). CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Imagine being around ...

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Daily Mail

Lebanese 'giant of poetry' Said Aql dead at 102
Daily Mail
Lebanese poet Said Aql, whose work was loved by Arab readers but who hated Arabism so much that he invented a latinised version of the Lebanese dialect, died Friday aged 102. Aql championed Lebanese nationalism, while often espousing contradictory ...
Lebanon mourns loss of yet another giant, poet Said AklThe Daily Star
Prominent Lebanese poet Akl dies at over 100 years oldReuters UK
Lebanon, giant of poetry, Aql, deadGulf Times

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On Poetry: Stevie Howell's [Sharps] gives evidence that “anything can happen”
National Post
1179 To the Southern Ontario kid raised on Fox 29's down-market commercials, who knows the shibboleth of a Fucillo “huge” and can sing the Cellino & Barnes jingle by heart, there's a particular kind of innocence that's lost when you first visit Buffalo.


New York Times

Claudia Rankine on 'Citizen' and Racial Politics
New York Times
A finalist for the National Book Award in poetry, Claudia Rankine's “Citizen: An American Lyric” is audacious in form. But what is perhaps especially striking about the book is that it has achieved something that eludes much modern poetry: urgency ...


How Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed Since Shelley?
New York Times
Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. Shelley once called poets the “unacknowledged legislators of the world.” This week, Adam Kirsch and Leslie Jamison discuss how the social role of poetry has changed since ...


Calgary Sun

Bloody Poetry in Reeve Theatre ' a treat for the senses, not some dry history ...
Calgary Sun
"Shelley, Mary Shelley and her sister Claire Clairmont and Polidori all came under the sway of Byron and were lumped in with him in the public eye," says Brian Smith, who is directing Bloody Poetry in the Reeve Theatre until Dec. 6. Smith points out ...

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