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:


New Carrboro poet laureate brings poetry to the people
The Daily Tar Heel (blog)
Carrboro resident Celisa Steele works at a consulting firm she founded with her husband, but her real passion lies in writing poetry. Steele serves as the Carrboro Poet Laureate for the 2013-2015 term. According to a press release from the Carrboro ...

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Poetry on Pause
Santa Fe Reporter
After eight years with an official city poet laureate, the Santa Fe Arts Commission has paused the program for evaluation. Jon Davis became poet laureate for Santa Fe in July of 2013, which means his two-year term expired this summer (read his column).


The Guardian

Hebridean poet wins UK's richest poetry prize with debut collection
The Guardian
The bi-annual competition, which is funded by the Edwin Morgan trust and run by the Scottish Poetry Library, was judged by poets Stewart Conn and Jen Hadfield. Hadfield said: Campbell's light touch is a rarity In contemporary poetry. There's no ...
Scots poet wins top prize for Uist-inspired workScotsman

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The Guardian (blog)

Phill Jupitus, Hannah Silva, Hollie McNish and the poetry of protest
The Guardian (blog)
A book festival session on protest poetry on Saturday took a nostalgic Phill Jupitus on a canter through a career that started in the early 1980s when he was a civil servant by day and fought Thatcher by night, “like a kind of ideological Batman ...


Vietnam's poetry collection to be published in US in October
Tuoitrenews
“Bi mat cua hoa sen” (The Secret of Hoa Sen), a collection of 52 poems written by Vietnamese poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai and co-translated by the author and American poet Bruce Weigl, will be released in the U.S. by BOA Editions, a literary publishing ...


SA's Gritty PuroSlam is Feared, Respected in National Slam Poetry Scene
San Antonio Current
Slam is conventionally defined as the art of competitive performance poetry. Invented in the 1980s by a Chicago construction worker named Marc Smith, slam is a competition in which poets have three minutes and 10 seconds to impress randomly selected ...


10 local poets part of Northfield Sidewalk Poetry Celebration
Southernminn.com
For the last four years, the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission has partnered with Friends and Family of the Library to host a poetry contest. After announcing the winners, their poems are periodically stamped into sidewalks throughout Northfield.


Poetry's evolutionary niche at Cornell Plantations
Cornell Chronicle
Consider an orchid's foot-long spur and a moth's 12-inch tongue stretching through the spur to reach the orchid's nectar. Poet Joanie Mackowski sees in this biological oddity the same co-evolutionary process that gives us poetry. She'll explore this ...


San Antonio Current

Poetry Open Mic Round-up: 8 spots around town to share your words
San Antonio Current
Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I'd be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013 / Too hot to play outside but too early to hit up no-cover night at ...


Poetry group creates book of poems to fund church restoration
Gloucester Citizen
MEMBERS of the St James' Poetry Group in Quedgeley has been busy putting together a book of poems that they hope will bring in funds towards the church restoration. The group have been working on the book for several months and is due to be published ...

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