Archives 2012: Poets Featured in Poetry Corner
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UNIVERSITY
OF HUNGER
(Excerpt)
BY
MARTIN CARTER
GUYANESE POET
(1927-1997)
FIRST & FINAL
is the university of
hunger the wide
waste. / is the
pilgrimage of man
the long march. /
The print of
hunger wanders in
the land. / The
green tree bends
above the long
forgotten. / The
plains of life rise
up and fall in
spasms. / The
huts of men are
fused in misery.

***

is they who rose
early in the
morning /
watching the
moon die in the
dawn. / is they
who heard the
shell blow and
the iron clang. /
is they who had
no voice in the
emptiness / in
the unbelievable /
in the shadowless.
/ O long is the
march of men
and long is the  
life / and wide is
the span.


[Written in the
1950s.]


From POEMS BY
MARTIN CARTER
,
Edited by Stewart
Brown & Ian
McDonald, 2006
DEC 2012: REX SEXTON - Surrealist painter, writer, and poet in Chicago and
NOV 2012: 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 "in the name of god" from if only the gods were awake, A
    Guyana Journal Publication, published in May 2011.

OCT 2012: CECÍLIA MEIRELES -  a Brazilian Modernist poet, writer, and
    educator, born in Rio de Janeiro. Her poetic style was mostly neosymbolist.
    Featured Poem "Autumn Song" (Canção de Outono), translated by
    Rosaliene Bacchus in collaboration with Angela Consolo Mankiewicz.

SEP 2012:
ROSALIE TURNER - from Belize in Central Ameica, is a poet and
    author of thriller and romance novels. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
    Featured Poem "Abandonment" (first publication).

AUG 2012: CAMILLE GASKIN-REYES - Guyanese-American urban and regional
    planning consultant, adjunct university professor, poet, and writer of
    children stories.
    Featured Poem "Disturbing the Peace" (first publication).

JUL 2012:
MANOEL DE BARROS - most acclaimed contemporary Brazilian poet in
    literary circles, born in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso in Center-West Brazil.
    Featured Poem "Theology of Worthless Things" (Teologia do Traste),  
    translated by Rosaliene Bacchus in collaboration with Angela Consolo
    Mankiewicz.

JUN 2012: KELLY GILES - contemporary Canadian/American poet, writer,
    publisher, and immigration lawyer living in Los Angeles, California.
    Featured Poem "Everything is Upside Down" from Swimming in a
    Thunderstorm, California, USA, 2011.

MAY 2012:
MAHADAI DAS - Guyanese poet, dancer, actress, teacher, and a
    former Diwali Queen.
    Featured Poem "My Bread of Stone" from A Leaf in His Ears: Collected
    Poems, Peepal Tree Press, UK, 2010.

APR 2012:
HILDA HILST - poet, playwright, and novelist born in Jaú, São Paulo,
    in Southeast Brazil.
    Featured Poem (excerpt) "Poems for the Men of Our Time" (Poemas aos
    Homens do Nosso Tempo), translated by Rosaliene Bacchus in
    collaboration with Angela Consolo Mankiewicz.

MAR 2012:
APRYL SKIES - poet, photographer, and artist, born and living in Los
    Angeles, California.
    Featured Poem "What Will Become" from A Song Beneath Silence, Edgar &
    Lenore's Publishing House, California, USA, 2010.

FEB 2012: SYBLE G. DOUGLAS - Guyanese-Canadian artist and poet, and former
    teacher and journalist; living in Toronto.
    Featured Poem "Random Harvest" from Transition: Poems Old & New,
    Design & Layout by Barbara Telfer, 2008.

JAN 2012: FERREIRA GULLAR - poet, playwright, essayist, art critic, and TV
    writer, born in São Luis, Maranhão, in Northeast Brazil.
    Featured Poem "There are Many Traps in the World" (No mundomuitas
    armadilhas), translated by Brazilian poet, Renato Rezende.