Archives 2011: Poets Featured in Poetry Corner
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THIS IS THE
DARK TIME
MY LOVE
BY
MARTIN CARTER
GUYANESE POET
(1927-1997)
This is the dark
time, my love. / All
round the land
brown beetles
crawl about. / The
shining sun is
hidden in the sky.
/ Red flowers bend
their heads in
awful sorrow.

This is the dark
time, my love. / It
is the season of
oppression, dark
metal, and tears. /
It is the festival of
guns, the carnival
of misery. /
Everywhere the
faces of men are
strained and
anxious.

Who comes
walking in the dark
night time? /
Whose boot of
steel tramps down
the slender grass?
/ It is the man of
death, my love,
the strange
invader / watching
you sleep and
aiming at your
dreams.


From POEMS BY
MARTIN CARTER
,
Edited by Stewart
Brown & Ian
McDonald, 2006
DEC 2011: DAVID DEARBORN A.K.A. ACE ANTONIO HALL - New Yorker living
    in Los Angeles. A former teacher, he now focuses on his writing as a horror
    novelist and acting.
    Featured Poem "Stripped Naked" from In My Eyes: Rich, Naked & Sexy,
    ROEN Publishing, New York, USA, 2007.

NOV 2011: GARY GIRDHARI - Guyanese-American living in New York. He is the
    Editor and Publisher of the Guyana Journal. Trained in the natural sciences,
    he ventured into the world of poetry in the mid-1990s.
    Featured Poem "We Are (Not) Involved!" from if only the gods were awake,
    A Guyana Journal Publication, published in May 2011.

OCT 2011:
ADÉLIA PRADO - Brazilian poet from Minas Gerais. She describes
    herself as a simple person, a common housewife, and a practicing Catholic.
    She graduated with degrees in philosophy and religious education and
    taught religious education in the public schools until 1970.
    Featured Poem "Guide" is a translation by Ellen Watson from The Alphabet in
    the Park: Selected Poems of Adélia Prado, Wesleyan University Press, USA, 1990.

SEP 2011: RACHEL V. OLIVIER - Washington-born poet, fiction writer, and
    freelance copy editor & proof-reader who shares her home office in Los
    Angeles, California, with her orange tabby, Pye.
    Featured Poem "A Day in the Life of Iris" was published in Aoife's Kiss,
    Issue 34, September 2010.

AUG 2011: FRANCIS YVONNE JACKSON - Guyanese-born community leader
    living in Chicago, USA.
    Featured Poem "Victoria Village: Pain to Freedom" from Come Walk with
    Me: From Guyana to North America, a book of verses published in 2010
    as a tribute to her African roots and the people who have journeyed with
    her through life.

JUL 2011:
PATATIVA DO ASSARÉ - Popular Brazilian oral poet from the
    semi-arid hinterland region, known as the sertão, of the northeastern
    State of Ceará. A peasant farmer, he composed and memorized his poems
    while working on the land.
    Featured Poem “O Peixe/The Fish” – translated by Rosaliene Bacchus in
    collaboration with American poet, Angela Consolo Mankiewicz – was first
    published in Cante Lá Que Eu Canto Cá, Brazil, 1978.

JUN 2011:
ANGELA CONSOLO MANKIEWICZ - Brooklyn-born poet living in Los
    Angeles, CA/USA.
    Featured Poem "Who Am I To Cry" from As If, published by The Lummox
    Press, 2008.
    Angela's poetry has appeared in many small literary magazines.  
    Chapbooks: As If, An Eye, Wired, and Cancer Poems.
    Anthologies: The Long Way Home.
    Plays/Chamber Opera: Days, 1-Act Play in Seven Scenes, developed into
    a chamber opera, One Day Less with music by D. Javelosa, performed in
    May 2010 ; Judgments, Play in Three Acts.
    Recognitions: Amelia 1st Prize Broadside; Trellis Grand Prize Sestina;
    Jerseyworks 2nd prize Annual Poetry Competition; two Pushcart
    nominations.

MAY 2011:
SAMUEL SINGH - Guyanese-born poet, living in New York, NY/USA.