Archives 2014: Poets Featured in Poetry Corner
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YOU ARE
INVOLVED
BY
MARTIN CARTER
(1927-1997)

GUYANESE POET
OF RESISTANCE
& STRUGGLE
This I have learnt:
today a speck
tomorrow a hero
hero or monster
you are consumed!

Like a jig
shakes the loom;
like a web
is spun the pattern
all are involved!
all are consumed!

[1950s]


From POEMS BY
MARTIN CARTER
,
Edited by Stewart
Brown & Ian
McDonald, 2006
DEC 2014: JOE DARION - American Tony Award winning lyricist from New York.
    Featured lyrics for song "The Impossible Dream" with music by Mitch Leigh
    from the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman.

NOV 2014: JANICE MIRIKITANI - a sansei or third generation Japanese
    American poet, born in California, USA.
    Featured Poem "Jungle Rot and Open Arms" For a Vietnam Veteran
    brother, ex-prisoner, published in Out of the Dust: New & Selected Poems,
    University of Hawai'i Press, 2014.

OCT 2014: ANILDA LEÃO - a Brazilian poet, writer, singer, actress, and militant
    feminist from the Northeastern State of Alagoas.
    Featured Poem "In Search of Childhood" (À Procura Da Infância), translated
    by Rosaliene Bacchus.

SEP 2014: JEAN "BINTA" BREEZE - a Jamaican dub poet, performer and artist,
    living in England since 1985.
    Featured Poem "Isaiah" published in So Much Things To Say: Over 100
    Poets from the First Ten Years of the Calabash International Literary
    Festival, edited by Kwame Dawes & Colin Channer, Akashic Books, New
    York, 2010.

AUG 2014: SAUL WILLIAMS - an African-American slam poet, songwriter, and
JUL 2014: WALDO MOTTA - a gay, black Brazilian poet, actor, and mystic from
    the State of Espírito Santo.
    Featured Poem "Circle of Horrors" (Círculo dos Horrores), translated by
    Rosaliene Bacchus.

JUN 2014: SAI MURRAY - a writer, poet, and graphic designer of Bajan, African,
    and English heritage who lives in England.
    Featured Poem "Iceberg Melting" from his poetry collection Ad-Liberation,
    Peepal Tree Press, United Kingdom, 2013.

MAY 2014: LISA ALVARADO -  a Chicano educator, poet, novelist, and journalist
    who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
    Featured Poem "I am looking for you, Mother" from her poetry collection
    Raw Silk Suture, Floricanto Press, California, USA, 2008.

APR 2014: CORA CORALINA - a Brazilian poet from the State of Goiás.
    Featured Poem "Learn to Live" (Saber Viver), translated by Rosaliene
    Bacchus.

MAR 2014: CHERYL BOYCE-TAYLOR - a Trinidad-born poet and teaching artist
    living in New York, USA.
    Featured Poem "Wobbly Basket" published in So Much Things To Say: Over
    100 Poets from the First Ten Years of the Calabash International Literary
    Festival, edited by Kwame Dawes & Colin Channer, Akashic Books, New
    York, 2010.

FEB 2014: SIMON JOSEPH ORTIZ - an Acoma Pueblo Indian, one of the most
    respected and widely read Native American poets.
    Featured Poem "Making Quiltwork" from his poetry collection Out There
    Somewhere, University of Arizona Press, 2002.

JAN 2014: JOÃO CABRAL DE MELO NETO - a Brazilian poet and former career foreign
    diplomat, born in Recife, Pernambuco.
    Featured Poem "The Clock" (O Relógio), translated by Rosaliene Bacchus.