VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Robert Fleming

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Milenko Županović

Light The sins of the ancestors  in the cell of monastery a prayer of life in the light of the resurrection. Dawn At the bottom of the ocean  the dreams  of a lonely church on the Day of Judgment at the dawn  of a new time. Desert In the desert, an abandoned church  cries  outContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Milenko Županović”

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: 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: 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: Bruce McDermott

Amazing People I saw this gentleman  on a TV documentary It was not a PBS documentary  He was a porno actor in his 60’s the oldest in the business it said And he could pull off the inevitable plot  on command You have it or not I suppose I need time and reason these daysContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Bruce McDermott”

Hateful Eight

Alright, it’s not exactly a spite filled issue…please ignore my pathetic attempt at being clever with a simple ryhme and reference to a certain film by a certain director… VOICES FROM THE FIRE vol. 8 Culled from the official Dumpster Fire Press blog…VOICES FROM THE FIRE!Dumpster Fire Press continues featuring poets, writers and visual artistContinue reading “Hateful Eight”