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:


Cowboy poets tell stories of bad broncs and ranch romances
San Antonio Express-News
One of the grand dames of the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Ebert, 90, performed in a walker Friday night and made fun of her age just before her last poem. "I'm using all my time. I'll probably never get back here. I think they probably should have ...


Toronto Star

Poet sues peers for more than $300000 for libel and defamation
Toronto Star
A prominent Toronto poet is suing two peers for more than $150,000 each, accusing them both of libel and defamation following unspecified allegations of sexual harassment and assault that saw him banned from spoken-word events across the country.

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Sioux City Journal

What I'm Reading: Hearing the music and rhythm of poetry
Sioux City Journal
A Briar Cliff University professor emeritus in English and writing, Emmons is also a published author of poetry and short stories. A 2006 James Hearst Poetry Prize winner, her writing has appeared in such literary journals as Alaska Quarterly Review ...


New York Times

Review: 'Social Security,' the Heroic Poetry of Solitude
New York Times
As in her earlier plays, “Vision Disturbance” and “Adult,” Ms. Masciotti mines the banalities of everyday chatter for heroic poetry. Set largely in working-class Pennsylvania, in towns forgotten by time, her uneventful dramas seem to be composed of ...


Poetry by Fukushima residents to be released on CD
The Japan Times
Veteran actress Sayuri Yoshinaga, 69, who has made reciting atomic bomb poetry her life's work, reads the poems on a compact disc titled “Daini gakusho Fukushima e no Omoi” (“Second Movement: Thoughts for Fukushima”). The album is aimed at ...


Irish Independent

Book worm: Who says poetry does not pay?
Irish Independent
Twenty thousand Canadian dollars for a maximum of 40 lines of verse works out at €350 a line or €14,000 for the entire poem, which is pretty good money by anyone's standards, and that's what's on offer for the 2015 Montreal International Poetry Prize.
Renowned Stanford poet Eavan Boland interrogates identity and nationhood in ...Imperial Valley News

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Local author hopes her poetry helps others
Daily Comet
Lora Benoit, 55, said she began writing poetry at the age of 10 as a therapeutic release from the issues she faced while growing up in poverty. "I never really paid much attention to what I was writing because I was just letting out my emotions," she ...

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NJ.com

Fanwood poetry series to feature Chloe Honum and Susan Lembo Balik
NJ.com
The Carriage House Poetry Series in Fanwood will present readings by two distinguished poets on Tuesday, March 17. The free poetry performances by Chloe Honum and Susan Lembo Balik will begin promptly at 8 p.m., in the Patricia Kuran Arts Center on ...


University at Buffalo The Spectrum

First official Intercollegiate Poetry Slam is a slam dunk
University at Buffalo The Spectrum
UB was given a thorough introduction into the heartfelt, emotional world of slam poetry on Friday night. The sound of snapping fingers echoed throughout the Student Union Theater as the audience showed their respect and appreciation for poet after poet ...
Poetry and Literature Calendar (March 1 to March 7)Buffalo News

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Tony Hoagland returns to Maine to launch new poetry series
Press Herald
They have little tractors in their blood / and all day the tractors climb up and down / inside their arms and legs, their / collarbones and heads. / That is why they yell and scream and slam the barbells / down into their clanking slots, / making the ...

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