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:


The Guardian (blog)

Here Come the Dogs by Omar Musa review — street poetry committed to the page
The Guardian (blog)
So begins the mainstream literary debut of Omar Musa, poet, rapper, TEDx speaker, playwright, and now hip-hop verse novelist. Written in a combination of poetry and prose, Musa's novel, Here Come the Dogs, is a muscular examination of dislocation and ...


Arizona Republic

Bad hair, strippers and hot poetry
Arizona Republic
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New York Times

Does Poetry Matter?
New York Times
“Poetry is the weak sister of its sibling arts,” writes David Orr in Sunday's New York Times Book Review, which is dedicated to contemporary poetry. Orr argues that every tool – including celebrity writers – could be used in the effort to persuade us ...
Is an Ironic Review of James Franco's Poetry the Best 'The New York Times ...Flavorwire

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Poetry and arts picnic, movie in the park and Minecraft game night: Milwaukie ...
The Oregonian
Annual Poetry and Arts Picnic: A program of poetry, music and dance. Featured readers will include Greg Chaimov and Paulann Petersen from the Friends of William Stafford. Musicians Lorna Miller and Garth Bennerman will play and Jane Rickenbaugh will ...


A Peterborough Tale Of Friendship, Poetry & The Dump
New Hampshire Public Radio
Here's a classic New Hampshire tale revolving around neighbors in a small town, poetry, and the town dump's swap shop. Read the story here, which includes full transcripts of Swift's poetry, and listen to the full story through Caitlin and Swift's ...


New York Times

James Franco, Poet
New York Times
If you were alive in 1985 and happened to buy Eddie Murphy's album “How Could It Be” (featuring the hit single “Party All the Time”), then you may have asked yourself — in addition to wondering what shape of Band-Aid is best suited to the human ear ...

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News 12 New Jersey

Parkgoers at Military Park in Newark treated to poetry through Lunchtime Poems ...
News 12 New Jersey
The Lunchtime Poems series on the green in Military Park featured poets from two veterans' groups - Warrior Writers and the Combat Paper Project. Poems are read each Thursday at noon. The events are sponsored by the Geraldine Dodge Foundation and ...


Music Times

Third Man releases poetry collection
The Tennessean
Third Man Books has announced its first commercially available release: “Language Lessons: Volume I, ” a collection of contemporary poetry and prose in a 321-page hardbound book, plus two vinyl LPs of music and spoken word and five pieces of visual art.
Jack White Launches Third Man Books, Announces Poetry Collection 'Language ...Music Times
Jack White's record label releases limited edition book with own publication houseRadioandMusic.com
Third Man Records Enters 'Universe of Publishing' With Language LessonsNashville Scene
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Poetry of Parmigianino's 'Schiava Turca' at Legion of Honor
SFGate
The Poetry of Parmigianino's "Schiava Turca": Opens Saturday; activities include chamber music inspired by Parmigianino from noon-1:30 p.m. and Aimee Ng lectures at 2 p.m. Through Oct. 5. 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. $6-$10. Legion of Honor ...


Creative Loafing Tampa

Poet's Notebook: Write to the beat
Creative Loafing Tampa
Although Dr. Johnson's right — poetry's slippery to define — we can say it's the form of writing closest to music: what's most important in poetry isn't plot, character, or setting, but sound and voice. As soon as that's said, you can think of poems ...

Google News

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