Archives 2013: Poets Featured in Poetry Corner
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TOMORROW
AND THE WORLD
BY
MARTIN CARTER
(1927-1997)

GUYANESE POET
OF RESISTANCE
& STRUGGLE
I am most happy /
as I walk the seller
of sweets says
"friend" / and the
shoemaker with
his awl and waxen
thread / reminds
me of tomorrow
and the world.

Happy is it to
shake your hand /
and to sing with
you, my friend /
smoke rises from
the furnace of life /
red red red the
flames!

Green grass and
yellow flowers /
smell of mist the
sun's light /
everywhere the
light of the day /
everywhere the
songs of life are
floating / like new
ships on a new
river sailing,
sailing.

Tomorrow and the
world / and the
songs of life and
all my friends - /
Ah yes, tomorrow
and the whole
world / awake and
full of good life.


[Written in the
1950s]


From POEMS BY
MARTIN CARTER
,
Edited by Stewart
Brown & Ian
McDonald, 2006
DEC 2013: MIGUEL RÍOS - Spanish singer and song-writer, numbered among
    Spain's early Rock & Roll artists.
    Featured Song "A Song of Joy," a modern adaptation of "Ode to Joy"

NOV 2013: MARK McWATT - Guyanese poet and fiction writer, living in Barbados.
OCT 2013: HELENA KOLODY - a Brazilian poet & public school teacher born in
    Cruz Machado, Paraná, of Ukrainian immigrants.
    Featured Poem "Machine-Man" (Maquinomem), translated by Rosaliene
    Bacchus.

SEP 2013:
ANGELA CONSOLO MANKIEWICZ (1944-2017) - prize-winning
    Brooklyn-born poet who lived in Los Angeles, California, until her death.
    Featured Poem "When the Pain Stopped" Excerpt Part II, first published in
    Thunder Sandwich #25 - 2005, an Online Journal of Poetry, Prose and Art.

AUG 2013:
MAHADAI DAS - Guyanese poet, dancer, actress, teacher, and a
    former Diwali Queen.
    Featured Poem "While the Sun is Trapped" from A Leaf in His Ears:
    Collected Poems, Peepal Tree Press, UK, 2010.

JUL 2013: MARIO QUINTANA - a Brazilian poet, journalist, and translator born in
    Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.
    Featured Poem "Certainties" (Certezas), translated by Rosaliene Bacchus.

JUN 2013: GERALD W. JONES - an American living in Southern California and
    former police officer turned poet.
    Featured Poem "Father or Friend" from My Poetic Journey, Author House,
    USA, 2012.

MAY 2013:
STANLEY GREAVES - Guyanese-born artist, poet, and educator is one
    of the Caribbean's distinguished artists.
    Featured Poem "Knees" from Horizons: Selected Poems 1969-1998, Peepal
    Tree Press Ltd., United Kingdom, 2002.

APR 2013:
MYRIAM FRAGA - a Brazilian writer and poet, born in Salvador, Bahia.
    She is a member of Brazil's Academy of Letters of Bahia since 1985.
    Featured Poem "Perspective" (Perspectiva), translated by Rosaliene
    Bacchus.

MAR 2013: ANN WILMER-LASKY - an American writer and poet living in Roswell,
    New Mexico; writes YA Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror novels.
    Featured Poem "Innocents Lost" written in remembrance of the 20 first
    graders massacred in Newton, Connecticut, in December 2012.

FEB 2013:
CICELY RODWAY - a Guyanese-American living in New York, an

JAN 2013:
THIAGO DE MELLO - acclaimed Brazilian poet, born in Amazonas, who
    addresses freedom and human dignity in his work.
    Featured Poem "The Statutes of Man" (Os Estatutos do Homem),
    translated by Rosaliene Bacchus.