Raphael Block Video

October 19th, 2016 by admin

Dear friends, Thank you for all your comments on the 5 minute documentary that serves  as my book trailer, too. It seems to have touched many of you! We would really appreciate your help to get this film into the world. So, please consider posting this link https://vimeo.com/184929769 on your FaceBook...
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Poems from Raphael Block's book, Strings of Shining Silence

September 28th, 2016 by admin

Strings of Shining Silence When shadows lengthen, our breaths grow closer, and bundled bodies huddle against drizzle-slanting snow and rain. To warmth we turn, the nearness of a cello heartbeat; strings of shining silence fill my chest with crimson tones. Each in-breath spins me into soundness while...
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Book order for Raphael Block

September 28th, 2016 by admin

Friends of Poetic Matrix Press.  Here's a great way to support Raphael Block, one of our authors, in his 2nd book with us and receive an early copy of the finished book.  Please show your support. Thanks John Dear friends, I would like you to join me in releasing my new book, Strings of...
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-overheard at a DC bar.

September 7th, 2016 by admin

Picked up somewhere on the net. Truth is like poetry and most people fucking hate poetry  ...
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New poems by James Downs

September 7th, 2016 by admin

A CUT ABOVE Stems lay flat when first cut for display . we can play like it is not a big deal or it will grow to full size of the sun . we tend to put emphasis where . we already want it to be… within all this change . it doesn’t and then it does . it’s Shiva god- head transcending stems lay flat when...
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Ashley Pinkerton

June 14th, 2016 by admin

Spiraling Forward Let the dance of the sacred Spiral carry you on a journey through the cycles of Life. Ashley Pinkerton This is an invitation to support Ashley Pinkerton and Poetic Matrix Press in publishing her new book Spiraling Forward. Check out her Indiegogo campaign page, see what she...
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Sandeep Kumar Mishra, India

June 14th, 2016 by admin

Morning Reluctant night after a brooding duty, slowly retreating The earth in gray, some dim shades still hovering Dawn strides out leisurely to wake every farm The sleepy sun, in liquid light, making the sand warm Morning nymph rising from the ocean of pearls Wearing magic mist mantle if the wind...
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Clifford Browder

June 14th, 2016 by admin

Use This Day Use this day For love, for friendship, for rage, For justice, for hope, For worship, if your gods are worthy of it. Use it To build, to create, To bring meaning, To fight the void and navigate the flux. Don’t shirk, don’t slouch. Use it. It will never come again.   Earth I love...
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The Bay Area Bookfair

June 8th, 2016 by admin

    Here is our table at The Bay Area Bookfair in Berkeley this past weekend (June 4 & 5). The weather was beautiful and I met many good people.  Grace Grafton, Gail & Charles Entrekin came by as did Devon and Catherine.  It was a good 2 days. Gail recently won first place in the...
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Joe Bisicchia

April 27th, 2016 by admin

Born Some of this is make believe. Or at least, it starts that way, as a faraway dream, a dream of all that we can be. So it is inside every me. Life ain’t always easy. In fact, it’s often quite stinky heartbreakingly. Rhymes often fail at the line, and the splendid sounds often drift far out of bounds....
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