VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Robert Fleming

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter

What would they say? Have you ever thought of somethingThat you would like to seeAfter you have died?Morbid perhaps but still. I have just decided thatI would like a transcript ofWhat everybody I cared for said about meOn the day they burn or bury my body, and The actual words, verbatim when,The day they wereContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Tiberius Galloway

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Robert Wilson

Perpetual Rise The perpetual rise in which I sleep takes me to dreams of singing clocks. I bellow with them, proud of myself for the slumber where I’m above the pain. I no longer feed the pang which whittles my brain; I feast on the numbers that have lead me to thirty-three years of perseveranceContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Robert Wilson”

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: R. KEITH