VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

Piano Recital

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

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VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Duane Vorhees

EXCERPTS FROM ABELARD’S NOTEBOOKS I knew words never demonstrate the truth in things, they are jut sounds we use for our own convenience, but when I chose my name with careful confusion, showing off by punning in Latin, German, and Hebrew to connote and conflate my noble ability’s (hevel‘s) dance (ballare) with steadfast vanity (hevel again)Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Duane Vorhees”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dillinger

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ivan Jenson

Confessions of a New York City Street Artist  I have stood with a homeless family  under a canopy on Fifth Avenue  during a downpour  all my paintings on a rolling cart  in the thick air of August with two bucks in my pocket  I felt alive  I sold a painting to a man just releasedContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ivan Jenson”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Chinaka Onyeche

Perhaps Someday, I Will Find A Word To Mourn My Dead One’s Death. That of my father’s disappearance in my hometown like the widow’s last coins lost. Maybe I should coin out a word, or I am yet to learn a metaphor with which I would mourn him better with after the many years ofContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Chinaka Onyeche”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

NOBODY GETS OUT ALIVE…JUST RECYCLED

That’s how it felt editing this ambitous poetry chapbook from the ever-evolving Edward Wells…our fourth release for NATIONAL POETRY MONTH… I’m not going to bullshit anyone, the manuscript was accepted before I was stern with guidelines and such… However, I liked this cat after meeting him virtually at one of Mad Swirl’s live open MIC’sContinue reading “NOBODY GETS OUT ALIVE…JUST RECYCLED”