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 York Times

Fallen Journalist Finds Solace and Success in Poetry
New York Times
She is Patricia Smith, Staten Island's literary sensation, a poet, an English professor and a star on the national stage. Last month, she won the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, awarded by the Library of Congress to luminaries such ...


Finding the poetry in your tweets
Washington Post
Those are the opening lines of a four-stanza poem titled “Of Comments,” written by one of the world's emerging great poets: Twitter dot com, with an assist by yours truly. Twitter, of course, didn't actually write that poem, but a new tool called ...


Walworth County woman wants poetry to be part of life
Janesville Gazette
For more information about Kimberly Blaeser, Wisconsin's new poet laureate, visit kblaeser.org or facebook.com and search for Kimberly M. Blaeser. When I was a child, my father surprised our family at breakfast one snowy morning with a flurry of ...


Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Burns: Careful not to mix politics and poetry
Concord Monitor
Yes, we have poets laureate, both national and in most states. The national one is – wisely – appointed by the Librarian of Congress after much consultation with former poets laureate, respected poetry critics and the like, a process that (unlike many ...
Olympia is blessed with rich poetryThe Olympian
Walsh: South Dakota has 'vibrant' talent in poetrySioux Falls Argus Leader
Michael Castro: City's poet laureate comes to new position with eyes wide openSTLtoday.com
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Appleton Post Crescent

Appleton seeks entries for sidewalk poetry program
Appleton Post Crescent
The city is now accepting entries for the second year of its sidewalk poetry program. Last year, Appleton stamped six poems into concrete as part of its sidewalk rehabilitation regimen. It was inspired by a similar effort that started in St. Paul ...

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Syracuse.com

Are you a poet and want people to know it? Enter the annual CNY Pen Women ...
Syracuse.com
Peering into the yellow yolk of a soft-boiled egg, poet Mary L. Gardner discovered she could transport someone to a homemade breakfast with just a pen and paper. Gardner, a professional CNY poet, realized her writing could inspire readers after ...


Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog)

BOA book on NPR's list of 'amazing 2015 poetry books'
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog)
Nickole Brown's forthcoming Fanny Says has been featured on NPR Books' 2015 Poetry Preview. Claiming that "we need poetry even more than 'more than ever,'" reviewer Craig Morgan Teicher recommends a list of 2015 poets that "offers plenty of the balm ...


AHS competition proves poetry still alive and kicking
Athens NEWS
In 2013, a Huffington Post article caused quite a kerfuffle in the literary world when it asked the question "Is poetry dead?" and answered in the affirmative. In the era of big data, memes and image-laden media, it may seem poetry is dead - that the ...
Carman-Ainsworth students to recite Poetry Out Loud during eventMLive.com
10th annual Poetry Out Loud contest to include local studentsThe Sheridan Press (subscription)

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Deccan Chronicle

Exploring the World of Muslim Poetry
Deccan Chronicle
Hyderabad: A session on Muslimist poetry in Telugu explored works of four poets who have written about Muslim issues. Khadar was one of the first to write about the caste system in Muslim society. Poets like Yakoob, Shahjeehana, Mehmaan, Khaja and ...
'Muslims are not terrorists but proud Indians'Times of India

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RTE.ie

RTÉ's poetry season commences Thursday, Jan 29
RTE.ie
RTÉ begins its poetry season on RTÉ One on Thursday January 29 at 10.15pm with A Rebel Act, a landmark documentary which looks back at the poems that shaped us as a people and illustrates why poetry is so central to our culture. "Poets with progress ...

Google News

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