Archives 2015: Poets Featured in Poetry Corner
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LET EVERY CHILD
RUN WILD
BY
MARTIN CARTER
(1927-1997)

GUYANESE POET
OF RESISTANCE
& STRUGGLE
No need to throw a
flower, throw / a
petal. Rain is a
cousin / of air, the
blood of parents. /
Let every child run
wild, or stop, / or
stop the way men
journey / through
the earth's loop,
the freedom / of a
guitar. As much or
much more /
delicate is the
freedom / of a
such instrument.
This day / is an
old one. It is as
old / as a petal or
a flower / or the
rain or the still air
/ of a child's wild
guitar / shuddering
in the silence / of
parents.

[1970s]


From POEMS BY
MARTIN CARTER
,
Edited by Stewart
Brown & Ian
McDonald, 2006
DEC 2015: MICHAEL JACKSON (1958-2009) - an African-American born in
    Indiana, known as the King of Pop, was a music producer, dancer, song-
    writer, and singer.
    Featured Song "Heal the World," released in 1992.

NOV 2015: GRAÇA VILHENA - a Brazilian lyrical-social poet from Piauí,
    Northeast Brazil.
    Featured Poem "Common Poem" (Poema Comum), translated by Rosaliene
    Bacchus in collaboration with American poet, Angela Consolo Mankiewicz.  

OCT 2015:
LEONARD DABYDEEN - a Guyanese-Canadian poet, living in
    Ontario, Canada.
    Featured Poem "Rise Up After the Fall" from his collection of 419 Poems,
    published by Poem Hunter, October 2014.

SEP 2015: JOHN GUZLOWSKI - a Polish-American poet, essayist, short story
    writer and novelist.
    Featured Poem "What My Father Believed" from his collection Lightning
    and Ashes, Steel Toe Books, USA, 2007.
     
AUG 2015: JOSÉ GILHERME DE ARAUJO JORGE (1914-1987) - a Brazilian poet
    from Acre, North Brazil.
    Featured Poem "Philosophy" (Filosofia), translated by Rosaliene Bacchus,
    from his collection Cantiga do Só, published in 1964.

JUL 2015: NANCY ANNE MILLER - a Bermudian artist and poet.
    Featured Poem "Lionfish" from her collection, Immigrant's Autumn, Aldrich
    Books, 2014.

JUN 2015: AGHA SHAHID ALI (1949-2001) - a Kashmiri-American poet.
    Featured Poem "Rain" from his collection, Call Me Ishmael Tonight: A Book
    of Ghazals, W.W. Norton & Company Inc., New York, USA, 2003.

MAY 2015:
FLORA EGÍDIO THOMÉ (1930-2014) - a Brazilian poet from Mato
    Grosso do Sul, Center-West Brazil.
    Featured Haiku Poems from her collection, In the Waters of Time (Nas
    Águas do Tempo), translated by Rosaliene Bacchus, published in 2002.

APR 2015: MAHADAI DAS (1954-2003) - Guyanese poet, dancer, actress,
    teacher, and a former Diwali Queen.
    Featured Poem "My Final Gift to Life" from A Leaf in His Ears: Collected
    Poems, Peepal Tree Press, UK, 2010.

MAR 2015:
ANGELA CONSOLO MANKIEWICZ - prize-winning Brooklyn-born poet
FEB 2015: JOÃO DA CRUZ E SOUSA (1861-1898) is considered Brazil's
    greatest Symbolist poet.
    Featured Poem "Obscure Life" (Vida Obscura), translated by Rosaliene
    Bacchus, from Últimos Sonetos, published posthumously by Nestor Vítor dos
    Santos, 1905.

JAN 2015: MARTIN CARTER (1927-1997) - a Guyanese poet and member of
    the anti-colonial political party, founded in 1950.
    Featured Poem "I Come from the Nigger Yard" published in Poems by Martin
    Carter, edited by Stewart Brown & Ian McDonald, Macmillan Publishers
    Ltd., UK, 2006.