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:


Dozens of poets to read, talk at three-day Amherst Poetry Festival beginning ...
The Republican - masslive.com
AMHERST – For it's inaugural year, the Amherst Poetry Festival stretched over eight days, this year, the second is jam-packed into three with dozens of readings, panels and talks, not to mention the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon. Michael ...


NPR

How One Poet's 'Genius Grant' Became A Gift To Future Generations
NPR
Chase helped Clampitt find a small, clapboard house that became the 72-year-old poet's first major purchase. The next year, Clampitt was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Chase reads from notes of conversations between Clampitt and her husband, Harold ...

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Poetry longlist for the National Book Award
Washington Post (blog)
“Gabriel” (Knopf), Edward Hirsch's devastating elegy for his son, who died at the age of 22, is among the books on the longlist for this year's National Book Award in Poetry. One of the most celebrated poets in the country, Hirsch wrote the popular ...
Poetry Longlist Announced for National Book AwardsABC News
National Book Award 2014 Longlist for Poetry Released, But It Missed These ...Bustle
Free Samples of the NBA's Poetry Longlistmediabistro.com
Publishers Weekly
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Uttering the Holy: On Poetry and Politics
Huffington Post
It was this conversation I recalled as I read Juan Vidal's recent lament, "Where Have All the Poets Gone?" -- a provocative take-down of the current poetry establishment and, as such, a much-circulated essay in poetry circles. Mr. Vidal poses a number ...

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Read erotic poetry constructed exclusively from iPhone 6 reviews
The Verge
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National Book Foundation Names Poetry Finalists
New York Times (blog)
The National Book Foundation on Tuesday released its longlist of poetry nominees for the 2014 National Book Awards. Five finalists will be announced on Oct. 15, and the winners will be recognized at an awards gala on Nov. 19 that will be hosted by ...


Line by Line, E-Books Turn Poet-Friendly
New York Times
When John Ashbery, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, first learned that the digital editions of his poetry looked nothing like the print version, he was stunned. There were no line breaks, and the stanzas had been jammed together into a block of text ...

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Poetry community expresses loss as WCU cancels conference
Daily Local News
The poetry community has been expressing their disappointment about the cancellation of the conference and Bridgford's reassignment after Anna Evans, a poet and Bridgford's colleague, posted a discussion on a poetry forum on www.ablemuse.com.


UM Arabic poetry translator wins 'genius' grant
Detroit Free Press
U-M Professor Khaled Mattawa said he will use the grant to expand his Arabic poetry translations. Khaled Mattawa will receive a $625,000, no-strings-attached stipend paid over the next five years. Members of this year's MacArthur class join 897 other ...
UM professor of Arabic literature wins MacArthur 'genius' grantThe Ann Arbor News
U-M prof receives MacArthur "genius award"Michigan Radio

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FanSided

Blake Griffin Showcases His Dramatic Side with 'Slam Poetry' Commercials
Bleacher Report
... his long line of priceless television spots. In a commercial titled “Slam Poetry,” Griffin waxes poetic on some of the game's deeper subjects, including the transformative properties of tear-away pants and the knowing gaze of the promotional ...
Clippers' Blake Griffin drops some slam poetry in new ad campaignCBSSports.com
Blake Griffin shares his gift of spoken word poetrySportingNews.com
Watch Blake Griffin read slam poetry in new commercialsFOXSports.com
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