VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lacy

VOICES FROM THE FIRE:David O’Nan

Crossing Your Legs at the Church in Wasson A night of pistols shot throughout the town. Can’t you hear? Can you hear them?  People falling to the ground, without homes. “Diseases, they’re out there?” No, Just keep listening to your preacher Jars full of money.  Tips to the lord.  Tips to the bank accounts ofContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE:David O’Nan”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Chinaka Onyeche

My Grandmother Was An Alchemist. My grandmother. It was in late August, and the early 50s now, when I last visited her in that old cool smoky hut from whence, we were all bred. This visit was after I noticed that her sorrows had become like the early morning rains drizzling, that kind which leavesContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Chinaka Onyeche”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dillinger

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Giulio Magrini

MY UNCLEVER POETRY OR JUST DON’T GIVE ME THE LOOK Begging apology my submission Knocks clumsily at your door Rat-a-tat interrogatives follow I offer this droll rejoinder In lyrical form  To the sponge of cerebral linguists Flashes of suffering  Weary listening  Follow with patience  And excruciating tolerance To unartful and greedy word-roaches Scampering in chaos Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Giulio Magrini”