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:


Daily Californian

Berkeley's Poetry Flash faces possibly closing doors after more than 40 years
Daily Californian
Poetry Flash, a Berkeley poetry review and newsletter that has been publishing for more than 40 years, may close before the end of the year because of a 27 percent increase in its rent. Founded in 1972, the newsletter is currently operating out of a ...


Seven Days

The Frost Place Inspires Present-day Poets
Seven Days
A hundred years ago, a relatively unknown poet named Robert Frost bought a farm in Franconia, N.H., and settled in with his wife and four children. The family lived on the farm for five years and summered there for 20. Frost later served as Vermont's ...


SCNow

Pee Dee Fiction & Poetry Festival will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
SCNow
FLORENCE, S.C. – Pulitzer Prize winning poet Kay Ryan headlines the authors who'll be at the 2015 Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival at Francis Marion University. The two-day festival is set for Nov. 5-6 on the FMU campus. Other authors who'll be at ...


Poetry Slam returns Sunday
Stevenspointjournal
STEVENS POINT – The fourth annual Poetry Slam will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pfiffner Building at Pfiffner Pioneer Park, 1100 Crosby Ave., as part of Riverfront Rendezvous. A poetry slam is a contest in which poets perform their work on ...


Does poetry still matter?
CNN
(CNN) Quick: Name a famous living poet. Somebody. Anybody. No, not Maya Angelou. She died last year. Unless you're a literary scholar or a subscriber to The New Yorker, it's not easy. That's because poetry, once a preeminent form of entertainment, has ...

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Weekly Alibi (blog)

Rad Verbage: To the Last Word Poetry Slam
Weekly Alibi (blog)
What's cooler than being a teenager and being a poet? Very few things, my friend. Poetry seeps into the lives and minds of all generations, but is especially fun to experience through the eyes of today's youth or, as some say, our future. Warehouse 508 ...


Montgomery Community Media

Poetry in Place in Twinbrook (PHOTOS)
Montgomery Community Media
“Poetry Stones is a series of stones inscribed with words chosen for the poetic resonance and the mysterious qualities of flowers. Instead of common names like daffodil or marigold, I used 'moonplaster' and 'subsummer,'” Goldsmith explained. “The words ...


The Guardian

Beck: an evening of music, poetry and visual arts review – a wild trip
The Guardian
In a performance that's part concert, part theatre (for five minutes the three actors playing cowboys simply point and stare at the audience as the orchestra plays), Beck leads a group of musicians and poets, including Moore, Simon Armitage, Jemima ...


KSFY

Gov. Daugaard appoints new Poet Laureate
KSFY
PIERRE - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed Lee Ann Roripaugh of Vermillion as South Dakota's poet laureate. Roripaugh will succeed poet David Allan Evans, who has served as South Dakota's poet laureate since 2002. Evans announced his retirement ...
New poet laureate for South Dakota announcedSioux Falls Argus Leader
Gov appoints Vermillion woman as South Dakota poet laureateSioux City Journal

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Los Angeles Times

Berkeley-based Poetry Flash faces an uncertain future
Los Angeles Times
Poetry Flash, the venerable Berkeley-based poetry newsletter, is in financial trouble and faces possible eviction. As contributing editor Dawn-Michelle Baude has written in an e-mail circulated to supporters, “Poetry Flash is in dire circumstances ...

Google News

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