Archives 2017: Poets Featured in Poetry Corner
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THIS IS THE
DARK TIME
MY LOVE
BY
MARTIN CARTER
(1927-1997)

GUYANESE POET
OF RESISTANCE
& STRUGGLE
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
dream.


[1950s]


From POEMS BY
MARTIN CARTER
,
Edited by Stewart
Brown & Ian
McDonald, 2006
DEC 2017: BIRDY - an award-winning British musician, singer, and songwriter
    who lives in London, UK.
    Featured song "People Help the People" written by Simon Aldred, a British
    guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

NOV 2017: YVONNE SAM - Guyanese-Canadian poet, educator & community
    volunteer who lives in Montreal, Canada.
    Featured poem "If I Had My Way" from her poetry collection Life's Many
    Faces: Fun-on-the-Run, Xlibris Corporation, USA, 2013.

OCT 2017:  JAVIER ZAMORA - a young Salvadoran-born poet and educator who
    lives with his parents in California, USA.
    Featured poem "Let Me Try Again" first published in The Kenyon Review
    July/August 2016 Edition, Ohio, USA.

SEP 2017: ELI MACUXI - a Brazilian poet and teacher of history and art
    criticism who lives in the Northern State of Roraima.
    Featured poem "Sadness has no end" (Tristeza não tem fim), translated
    by Rosaliene Bacchus.

AUG 2017: MUTABARUKA - a Jamaican Rastafari dub poet, musician, actor,
    educator, and talk-show host.
    Featured poem "Eyes of Liberty" from his poetry collection The First
    Poems/The Next Poems, Paul Issa Publications, Jamaica, 2005.

JUL 2017: SUN YUNG SHIN - a Korean-American poet, writer, and educator
    who lives with her husband and two children in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    Featured poem "Immigrant Song" from her poetry collection Skirt Full of
    Black, Coffee House Press, USA, 2006.

JUN 2017: PATATIVA DO ASSARÉ (1909-2002) - popular Brazilian oral poet
    and improviser of oral verse, born in the semi-arid hinterlands of the
    Northeast State of Ceará.
    Featured poem "The Peasant Farmer & the Factory Worker" (O Agregado
    e o Operário), translated by Rosaliene Bacchus.

MAY 2017: JANET NAIDU - Guyanese-Canadian poet, writer, and activist,
    living in Canada since 1975.
    Featured poem "Destination" from her collection Rainwater, Canada, 2005.

APR 2017: ANGELA CONSOLO MANKIEWICZ (1944-2017) - prize-winning
    Brooklyn-born poet who died in her home in Los Angeles on March 7, 2017.
    Featured poem "Another Love Poem: Even in Hell," published in the
    Munyori Literary Journal, June 2016.

MAR 2017: THIAGO DE MELLO - Brazilian poet born in the State of Amazonas,
    North Brazil.
    Featured poem "The Statutes of Man" (Os Estatutos do Homem),
    translated by Rosaliene Bacchus.

FEB 2017: LAUREN K. ALLEYNE -  a Caribbean-American poet born in Trinidad &
    Tobago. She lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
    Featured poem "The Place of No Dreams," published in Connotation Press,
    Issue III, Volume VIII: January 2017.

JAN 2017:
PAULO COELHO - Brazilian lyricist and novelist born in Rio de Janeiro,