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:


Newsworks.org

Poetry takes center stage at Dodge festival in Newark, NJ
Newsworks.org
"In America, a lot of people have an idea of poetry that was shaped by their experience being taught it -- an idea that it's difficult, challenging, and they have to get it right," said Martin Farawell, director of the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry ...
How to Get Your News From PoemsHuffington Post

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The Brown Daily Herald

Adulthood and youth collide in prof.'s poetry collection
The Brown Daily Herald
Howe, who read from her works with novelist Bradford Morrow Thursday in the McCormack Family Theater, has written more than 20 books of poetry, fiction and essays and has received a host of accolades from organizations like the National Endowment for ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Russian poetry lover gets 8 years for murder of prose fan
Telegraph.co.uk
"During the drinking, the two men began an argument over which literary genre is more important, poetry or prose," said a spokesman for the regional investigative committee. "The owner of the home argued that prose is the real literature, while his ...


The Star-Ledger

Dodge Poetry Festival to pay tribute to Amiri Baraka
The Star-Ledger
Baraka, father of Newark mayor Ras Baraka a longtime and fixture on the national poetry scene, died in January at the age of 79. The elder Baraka participated in the first Dodge Poetry Festival in 1986, and was expected to participate in this year's ...

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The Surprising Poetry of Arianna Huffington's Thrive
Huffington Post
In a fascinating look into Huffington's most passionate concerns for healthier lives, work practices, relationships, and communities, one can't help but notice the poetry. And one can't help but notice that the poetry isn't just on the page but often ...

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SFGate

Finding poetry in Dylan Thomas' 'strangest town,' Laugharne
SFGate
Photo: Crai Bower / Special To The Chronicle Local dairy farmer Bob Stevens <137>worked tirelessly to<137> created the “Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk” on his Sir John's Hill Farm in time for the poet's Oct. 27 centenary. The trail features several vista ...

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Madison Parker: Poetry as an outlet
Texas A&M The Battalion
THE BATTALION: How is poetry a personal outlet for expression for you? Parker: I was just going through a lot of life at the end of high school. I moved from Lubbock to Dallas second semester of my junior year of high school. My dad had lost his job ...

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National Post

Paul Vermeersch: Pop culture in poetry
National Post
Paul Vermeersch is the author of four previous books of poetry. His fourth, The Reinvention of the Human Hand, was shortlisted for a Trillium Book Award. His fifth poetry collection, Don't Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something, was published ...


Dodge Poetry Festival returns, bigger than ever, to Newark
The Star-Ledger
The 15th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival will take place Thursday through Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and other venues throughout Newark's Downtown Arts District. This year's festival will have its largest-ever roster.


UANews

New Verse: UA Poetry Center Enhances Engagement
UANews
The students in Angle's "Writing the Community" class, held at the UA Poetry Center, were engaged in a form of cognitive acrobatics: They were improvising, brainstorming, thinking critically, problem solving and using their imagination — and they had ...

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