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:


U.S. News & World Report

Poetry Pulled Texas Center McGee-Stafford From Depression
ABC News
Poetry, Imani McGee-Stafford says, saved her life. She was still in middle school when she began putting the words rumbling through her head down on paper, filling notebook after notebook in search of a voice to break free of the depression that was ...
Slam poetry helped pull Texas center McGee-Stafford out from depressionMinneapolis Star Tribune

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PRI

1200 years later, is Chinese poetry entering a new golden age?
PRI
According to Yibing, the poets were skeptical. They weren't “app” kind of guys. Was this really a good venue for poetry, they wondered? But, within minutes of the poets uploading their poems, he says, “there were hundreds of people 'liking' them and ...
Bringing poetry to the peopleMyanmar Times
National Student Poet visits Pelham High SchoolThe Union Leader
Library plans April poetry series to celebrate National Poetry MonthKitsap Sun
UCR Today (press release) -The Daily News of Newburyport -New Jersey Hills
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Los Angeles Times

Finally at rest: Britain's King Richard III buried with pomp, poetry
Los Angeles Times
He will always be known as the king whose bones were discovered beneath a parking lot. But on Thursday, Richard III was given a send-off befitting his regal title. In a ceremony oozing with British pomp and circumstance, and attended by royals ...
Watch Benedict Cumberbatch read poetry at the reburial of King Richard IIIEntertainment Weekly

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WBUR

'Sidewalk Poetry' Project To Take Literature To Cambridge Streets
WBUR
They call it “Sidewalk Poetry.” And this spring, when the city of Cambridge begins its annual warm weather sidewalk construction and replacement, they aim to immortalize poems by pressing them into the wet cement. If you live in Cambridge, you could be ...

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MiamiHerald.com

Annual O, Miami poetry festival spreading the word
MiamiHerald.com
Starting with a boat trip down the Miami River on Wednesday, with forays into Little Haiti, the far reaches of Kendall and out onto Biscayne Bay, the poetry festival — now in its fourth year — is working even harder to complete its mission: to help ...


Paterson Times

Call For Submissions: Narrative Matters Poetry Contest
Health Affairs (blog)
April is National Poetry Month and in celebration the Narrative Matters section of Health Affairs is seeking poetry submissions for upcoming issues of the journal. We are holding a poetry contest from March 26 to April 22, looking for well-crafted ...
Passaic County Community College Poetry Center calls for entriesPaterson Times

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The Detroit News

Pianist Inon Barnatan finds the poetry in music
The Detroit News
"I'm drawn to the idea of poetry in music and how to try to find out what's underneath the notes," Barnatan says from his home in Harlem. One composer closely identified with Barnatan is Schubert. Barnatan recorded his last three piano sonatas, one of ...


Boston Globe (subscription)

Cambridge offers poets chance to make their mark on sidewalks
Boston Globe (subscription)
People with a knack for verse will get an opportunity to cement their legacy in Cambridge this spring. As crews from the Department of Public Works replace sidewalks damaged by the winter's historic snowfall, they will imprint poetry written by ...


MiamiHerald.com

Miami poet RM Drake reinvigorates enthusiasm for poetry through Instagram
MiamiHerald.com
It is there that Miami native Robert Macias, who uses the pseudonym R.M. Drake, has forged a space in the mainstream for the out-of-favor art form. And his reach is considerable — Macias has amassed more than one million followers on his poetry ...


Books & Poetry
SouthCoastToday.com
GNB Writers' Block: Poetry reading, 1-3 p.m. March 28. Connecticut poet Jake St. John will read from his latest collection, "Rotations." Open mic sign-up begins at 12:30. For more information, email patg73@hotmail.com. New Bedford Free Public Library ...

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