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:


The State Press

Welcome Black Poetry Explosion brings ASU African Americans together through ...
The State Press
The Arizona Ballroom in the Memorial Union transformed into an inviting atmosphere filled with passion and pain Wednesday night, as the African American Men at ASU celebrated 11 years of its Welcome Black Poetry Explosion event, which united the ...


ChronicleLive

Tyneside stand-up comedian poet Scott Tyrrell wins BBC Edinburgh Fringe Poetry ...
ChronicleLive
Tyneside stand-up poet Scott Tyrrell can lay claim to an (un)enviable title – as the best and the worst spoken word poet in the country! The 41-year-old graphic designer has just walked away as winner of the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Poetry Slam, in which ...
Scottish Poetry Library Tessa Ransford founder diesBBC News
Literary world mourns Poetry Library founderEdinburgh Evening News
Tributes paid to Scottish Poetry Library founder Tessa RanfordHerald Scotland
The National
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Forever Writing From Ireland
Huffington Post
What defines Irish poetry today? A survey of recently published Irish titles suggests the striking variety of voices, aesthetics, and anxieties emerging from the Emerald Isle. It should come as no surprise that a country that so prides itself on its ...


Hartford Courant

Young Poets Represent Connecticut At Brave New Voices Poetry Slam Competition
Hartford Courant
Walker, a 17-year-old who will be a senior at Manchester High School this fall, has often performed his poetry locally at Manchester's nonprofit youth arts center, Young@Art. He said traveling to Atlanta was a big step for him. "Sometimes I feel like I ...


The Local hosts poetry slam night
The Appalachian Online
The Local hosted its first poetry slam night of the semester Tuesday in conjunction with LYRIC, Appalachian State University's spoken word poetry club. The finalists of the three-round competition included Jenna Calamai in third place, Katie “KT” Pate ...


The Economist (blog)

Remembering life in Romania under communist rule
The Economist (blog)
ON A RECENT Thursday night, a handful of Romanian poets gathered inside a Soviet-era themed bar in New York's East Village to commemorate the Romanian revolution. The irony was not lost on the writers, many of whom shared painful memories of life ...


Second Acts: A Second Look at Second Books of Poetry by Eleanor Stanford and ...
lareviewofbooks
ONE PLEASURE FOR ME in revisiting a poet's second book of poems has been exploring the myriad formats these sophomore offerings can take. If the volume has won an award, or is appearing from one of the big publishing houses, it may be issued in ...


Huffington Post

Poetry and the Memory of Fame: On Accidental Anonymity
Huffington Post
I once felt quite famous as a poet. Indeed, now that I think of it, I have felt famous twice. These two periods of really unsettling fame came back to me recently as I dealt with a young poet at the lending desk of the public library where I've worked ...


The Hindu

Progressive poet
The Hindu
HYDERABAD: His poetry speaks volumes about the evil impacts of globalisation. Yet, he is not against development. His poetry speaks for the deprived and the downtrodden. Yet, he never forgets the fact that lyrical beauty is equally important for poetry ...


Los Angeles Times

Teach This Poem seeks to make poetry accessible to students
Los Angeles Times
One of my favorite digital features is the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, in which a new poem is delivered, daily, via Web or email. I don't look at it all the time, but fairly often, and I am glad to know it's there. Here's a taste of today's ...
Poem-A-Day - 'the bullet was a girl' by Danez SmithSt. George Daily Spectrum (blog)

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