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 Guardian (blog)

Here Come the Dogs by Omar Musa review — street poetry committed to the page
The Guardian (blog)
So begins the mainstream literary debut of Omar Musa, poet, rapper, TEDx speaker, playwright, and now hip-hop verse novelist. Written in a combination of poetry and prose, Musa's novel, Here Come the Dogs, is a muscular examination of dislocation and ...


Rereading Cheryl Clarke's First Poetry Collection: Narratives
Huffington Post
A young poet with a handful of poems, Clarke, like many other lesbian-feminist poets, decided to self publish her first poetry collection, Narratives. In her new Introduction, Clarke shares how Linda C. Powell inspired her to publish Narratives by ...

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Music Times

Third Man releases poetry collection
The Tennessean
Third Man Books has announced its first commercially available release: “Language Lessons: Volume I, ” a collection of contemporary poetry and prose in a 321-page hardbound book, plus two vinyl LPs of music and spoken word and five pieces of visual art.
Jack White Launches Third Man Books, Announces Poetry Collection 'Language ...Music Times
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New York Times

Does Poetry Matter?
New York Times
“Poetry is the weak sister of its sibling arts,” writes David Orr in Sunday's New York Times Book Review, which is dedicated to contemporary poetry. Orr argues that every tool – including celebrity writers – could be used in the effort to persuade us ...
Is an Ironic Review of James Franco's Poetry the Best 'The New York Times ...Flavorwire

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Arizona Republic

Bad hair, strippers and hot poetry
Arizona Republic
DIGITAL -- 25921 -- In direct sun the temperature soars close to 120 degrees near the asphalt of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in north Scottsdale making it one of the warmer areas of the east valley. Photo by Tim Koors 6/14/00 (Photo: TIM KOORS AZR-D).


Music, poetry festival hopes to 'Rise Up' in Jersey City
The Star-Ledger
Music, poetry and good vibes will take over the UMMI and Living Village Community Gardens this Saturday in Jersey City. Host and co-organizer Dujuana Sharese, best known as the wordsmith behind local band Spoken Sound, was originally set to have a ...


Emeryville Wants Your Poetry
East Bay Express (blog)
The Poet Laureate program of Emeryville (which is a thing that exists!) and the Emeryville Transit Management Authority (ETMA) are looking for poems that "surprise, delight, and inspire" on any topic or theme, and anyone who lives within the nine ...


Poetic injustuce: Locals respond to N.C.'s poet laureate debate
Mountain Xpress
In WNC, poetry is the stuff of serious study, but it's also available at parties and on the street (thanks to “Poet for Hire” performance artists). But North Carolina poets have been in a particularly bright spotlight recently, due to what some are ...


Rereading Cheryl Clarke's First Poetry Collection:
Huffington Post
A young poet with a handful of poems, Clarke, like many other lesbian-feminist poets, decided to self publish her first poetry collection, Narratives. In her new Introduction, Clarke shares how Linda C. Powell inspired her to publish Narratives by ...


New York Times

James Franco, Poet
New York Times
If you were alive in 1985 and happened to buy Eddie Murphy's album “How Could It Be” (featuring the hit single “Party All the Time”), then you may have asked yourself — in addition to wondering what shape of Band-Aid is best suited to the human ear ...

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