Poetry Bookshelf

December 5th, 2014 by admin

Poetry Bookshelf Having a full bookshelf of poetry books is one mark of an active and well-read intelligence. The benefits are many, from the quiet moment in the night where a short poem is perfect to a warm afternoon where a chosen book is just right. There are other times where a deep read provokes...
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Eugene Ionesco

December 3rd, 2014 by admin

"To renew language is to renew the conception, the vision of the world. Revolution consists in bringing about change in mental attitudes." -Eugene Ionesco...
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Tomás Gayton

November 20th, 2014 by admin

Serengeti Africa is billowy primrose clouds on sky blue canvas barefoot Masai boys wearing red plaid blankets herding scrawny goats and cattle over ruddy dry earth, purple-green foothills— our primal ancestral common ground Thompson’s gazelles graze sparse dry grass giraffes browse on thorny treetops...
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Philip Levine

November 20th, 2014 by admin

"...poetry will save nothing from oblivion, but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me it's the home of the extraordinary, the only home." ~Philip Levine...
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Solar Eclipse by Francisco X. Alarcón (click here for full poem)

October 21st, 2014 by admin

Solar Eclipse I Mother Moon embraces Father Sun above the clouds – we, their children, rejoice! Mamá Luna abraza a Papá Sol sobre las nubes – sus hijos nos regocijamos Tugann an Mháthair, an Ghealach, Barróg don Athair, an Ghrian, os cionn na néalta – Déanaimidne, a gcuid páistí, gairdeas dóibh! II the...
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You are part of the power of this country by James Downs (click here for full post)

October 20th, 2014 by admin

I do believe in fairness and care for our fellows and getting rid of poverty and help the homeless. But until we solve the problems that keep us apart on core issues, we will never start down that road at all.  Those who do not want these things fixed spend a lot of money on candidates and representatives...
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TEN QUESTIONS of Juan Felipe Herrera

September 9th, 2014 by admin

TEN QUESTIONS of Juan Felipe Herrera [caption id="attachment_438" align="alignleft" width="150"] Juan Felipe Herrera, at the National Bookfest, 2013(from Wikipedia)[/caption] Juan Felipe Herrera, poet, playwright, founder of four theatre ensembles, talks of his background: “I grew up on the farm...
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Francisco X. Alarcón

July 26th, 2014 by admin

      Poetic Matrix Press with Francisco X. Alarcón has started an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds to publish his new book Borderless Butterflies:/Mariposas sin Fronteras: Go to: http://igg.me/at/borderlessbutterflies/x/3168928 to learn more about our campaign and donate $5 and...
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Poets House Showcase

July 12th, 2014 by admin

Poets House Showcase "The only event of its kind, the annual Poets House Showcase is a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year (volumes by individual authors, anthologies, chapbooks, biographies, critical studies,...
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Walt Whitman

July 2nd, 2014 by admin

“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to...
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