Mandy Patinkin

December 10th, 2015 by admin

Earlier today I saw a CBS News piece on actor Mandy Patinkin as he went to a beach on a Greek island as refugees came ashore.  He went to, as he said "connect with reality" and meet these people as they fled conflicts in the Middle-East.  Patinkin said "fear is the poison of our lives." Our humanity...
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Thanks Leroy

December 10th, 2015 by admin

I just saw Trump's disgusting and abusive portrayal of a disabled person. Having just published Leroy Moore's book Black Kripple Delivers Poetry & Lyrics I realize how much Leroy has affected me. Leroy has the same speech and physical patterns that Trump caricatured but the great difference between...
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John Grey

November 13th, 2015 by admin

PARADE Some are big-boned, some are egret-thin. For every tall one, there's another squat and dumpy. Most are brunettes, a few blondes, now and then, a red-head. Many noses are up, many chins are down. Some chatter constantly. Others remain silent. Morose, happy, solitary, cringing to the crowd, there's...
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Echu

November 13th, 2015 by admin

Seen by the eye of faith the cherry blossoms are always about to fall. It is a rare privilege to be born as a human being, as we happen to be. If we do not achieve enlightenment in this life, when do we expect to achieve it? —Echu...
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Gail Rudd Entrekin and Charles Entrekin

October 5th, 2015 by admin

The Art of Healing by Gail Rudd Entrekin and Charles Entrekin Gail and Charles are well known to Poetic Matrix Press. We have published two books by Gail and one by Charles. In this volume they alternate pieces exploring the very trying journey through Charles' cancer. Charles writes confronting this...
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Francis of Assisi

October 5th, 2015 by admin

"He who works with his hands is a laborer He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman He who works with his hands his head and his heart is an artist."  ...
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Watershed Event in Berkeley

September 26th, 2015 by admin

Folks, Poetic Matrix Press will have a table at the coming Watershed event in Berkeley this Saturday Sept 26th and we invite all of you who will be in the area to stop by and say hello.  All of the proceeds from all book sales will be donated to Sandy Stillwell and Dennis who lost their home in the...
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Poetry from Katrina by Lyn Lifshin

August 27th, 2015 by admin

  Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary AS ONE MAN SAT IN AN EVACUATION CENTER IN BATON ROUGE he could not stop watching the images of hurt and crying children on TV. Known as Grandpa Grady the elderly man in his River Ridge neighborhood was sickened by the images, was saying “ya’ll get those...
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Katrina by Lyn Lifshin

August 27th, 2015 by admin

If you have attended to the news lately you know this is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that so devastated New Orleans and the gulf region.  In 2010 our press had the opportunity to recognize Katrina's 5th anniversary by publishing Lyn Lifshin's book of thoughtful personal poems, Katrina,...
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Star Trek Quote

August 20th, 2015 by admin

Star Trek Season 3: Ep. 5. Arthur H Singer Is There In Truth No Beauty The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity. And in the ways our differences combine to create meaning and beauty....
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Charles Entrekin and Gail Rudd Entrekin

August 10th, 2015 by admin

The Art of Healing                                                                                                                                                           a new books of poetry on healing from cancer due out fall 2015                                                                 ...
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Hart Crane

August 9th, 2015 by admin

"One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment." -Hart Crane, poet (1899-1932)...
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Lindsey Lewis Smithson

July 19th, 2015 by admin

Untitled When I was a kid I would go into my Dad’s garage and tear apart anything I could grab I never wanted to know how it worked to destroy to see the insides bare on the table to name each piece see it’s function The Ninja Turtles The phone’s bell The wheel in the VCR The baby cries on the changing...
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James Downs

July 19th, 2015 by admin

ONE STORY OF HOMELESSNESS In an online discussion about donating to the homeless, I waited to see if any other people who had been homeless in their life responded. I find it fascinating that we as a species make judgements without even asking what that person's experience has been. I like the person...
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John

July 1st, 2015 by admin

Go ahead dive down It is alright   something beautiful is in there You'll see More beautiful then even you're sadness It will take your sorrow and turn It cloudy and bright Like the shine on that red amber place You've seen once or twice Just before everything was lost or Just before found A gentle...
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Ariel Gore

July 1st, 2015 by admin

“That kind of thinking [that writers must alleviate their guilt for leading a creative life] is based on the idea that the creative life is somehow self-indulgent. Artists and writers have to understand and live the truth that what we are doing is nourishing the world. William Carlos Williams said, "It...
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Tomás Gayton

June 13th, 2015 by admin

Sojourn on the Bohemian Highway by Tomás Gayton ISBN:978-0-9852883-6-5 108 pages, retail price />6.00 Book Sojourn on the Bohemian Highway is the peripatetic poets’ travelogue in prose and poetry in the tradition of W.H. Auden’s “Letters From Iceland.” Tomás paints pictures with words as he travels...
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James Downs

May 30th, 2015 by admin

137 bullets (a lament) . . shots rang out…rang out…rang out they have them cornered and shots started ringing out…it was as if 13 fingers resting against 13 triggers couldn’t hold back any more and so shots rang out…rang out…rang out . no one even knew if they were alive or dead inside . . James Downs...
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Walt Whitman

May 30th, 2015 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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THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES

May 16th, 2015 by admin

THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES by James Downs Too many people are paying no attention. Too much is going by in front of     them, because they, like everyone else, have busy lives. ...But what is not understood is that the plans, the legislation, that are hidden in lies and disguising words, affects every...
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Richard Luftig

April 26th, 2015 by admin

Prospero’s Book It possessed all his magic to keep a daughter close.   But one cannot hold the moon forever or its rhythms still   and even a sorcerer must yield to such first, inevitable facts.   Here, I give you, the best part of my life, he told Ferdinand   and...
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MALALA by Lyn Lifshin

April 5th, 2015 by admin

Excepts from MALALA by Lyn Lifshin published by Poetic Matrix Press Pakistani Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Noble Peace Prize for 2014 along with Indian child advocate Kailash Satyarthi. LIKE CHILDREN TRAILING GLORY Malala, still playing with dolls, believed she could change the world, cure cancer,...
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Mary Shelley

April 2nd, 2015 by admin

"It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things, or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or in its highest sense, the physical secrets of the...
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Melodic Rose

March 20th, 2015 by admin

REVOLUTION Lay the earth bare Let every child resound Let every voice throw its weight against the sky. Let every lost soul succumb to the day of reckoning How the temperature rose higher than the oceans tide How bodies sound like symphonies the night after a revolution. How women sound after they've...
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11 Main a new Shopping Site.

March 20th, 2015 by admin

      Our Press is joining 11 Main a new Shopping Site. Currently our books are discounted but we receive our full cover price. Our shop is open with a limited number of titles, more are being added daily. We hope that with the addition of this site we can reach many more avid readers...
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Joel Netsky

February 8th, 2015 by admin

"Howl" A soul confronting primal chaos, the cosmos exponentially decrepitating until even walls begin melting and all structure ceases, one by one family and friends into the smirking unanimity of sheer darkness, casually into a typewriter slips a leaf and begins typing. Upon town and country thoughts...
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Tom Petty

February 8th, 2015 by admin

Tom Petty NPR interview with Melissa Block 8/14/14: "Yeah, you kind of spend the whole day gearing up for it, and the night getting over it. You just want to be as wonderful as everyone thinks you are, and you know you're not. So something takes place where you reach down and pull from so deep inside...
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