Like any other country, Iraq is another country known of its own unending warring wars and head splitting series of politically motivated banditry and massacres. Every country on this beautiful but now wretched earth suffer its own traumas. Iraq is one country that have seen the hand of war burning fathers’ hope and mothers’ wombs to death in broad day light, like in Africa’s Sudan, Congo and Somalia. Iraq’s have been on the run-in their hushed hunt for peace, fervent search for freedom, in their quest for calm settlement. Faleeha Hassan is an Iraq poet now living in United States of America. She chronicles war poetry and her emotional but diligently carved versifications re-awaken and evokes the reader to watch her homeland through the mirror of her satire and peep unmarked graves long lost lives and through broken windows of allusion and imagery. Despite her tough experiences of growing in life pounding war-times, watching reality films of death and heart-rending wails of dying humanity. Accomplished HASSAN packages her depressions, suffering, traumas and expectations inside the marrow and bone of poetic verses. Her poems are succulent with ripe meaning and the verses dangle with insidious ,belly pit emotion .She snort metaphor to the walls of her country emblazoned with war graffiti .Beloved reader , I would like you to take your couch to a silent secluded corner , read attentively and listen carefully to this song of memory flowing from the revered pen of this great Word Slinger . TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC editors are sincerely gratified and profoundly honored to feature an Accomplished Author of twenty-four collections, Prolific Poet, Accomplished Scholar and Writer of greater distinction, FALEEHA HASSAN- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
CANADA is a country, a country carrying within its belly a myriad of races, dialects, clans and love. Where Laughter is abundant and stories of the land. A gem. Canada is an embrace of freedom, a ray of hope and a wink promise. It is country like any other country hated and loved. With its historical mistakes and its current successes. It is country gifted of writers and blessed of poets. I love Canada, the same way, I love all nations under this red, black, white, yellow, blue earth God created for us. I am overjoyed to meet a legendary storyteller from this great land of beauty and creativity. When at the same time our world is negatively thrashed to pulp by the menacing, ravaging and savaging virulent COVID 19. And as well shaken by the violent hand of Satan, Satan is racist, Satan is the stigma, Satan is Black phobia, Satan is White phobia, Satan is Indian phobia, Satan Chinese phobia, Satan is the devil. We are one, God created with same image and similar standing and with all his love BLACKLIVESMATTER and so #ALLLIVES MATTER. Today for the first we feature a short story sizzling with mounting tension, intriguing suspense . DARCIE FRIESEN HOSSACK is a professional Writer and a Prolific storyteller. UNIQUE. Her stories portray sloppy and rough terrains of Canadian traditions, family and historical moral trends. Darcie boldly wields her pen to tell intriguing stories of her land. HOSSACK is an award wining writer and the story teller in her has mastered technicality of mounting tension, conflict and intriguing suspense. TIME OF THE POETIC REPUBLIC is sincerely gratified to feature prowess and archive talent in the person of DARCIE FRIESEN HOSSACK, I welcome to the country code-named TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC, Aluta Continua- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
Author OMWA OMBARA is a prolific African Voice in Diaspora. Her resilience hardened verses send a rebellious jab to the cantankerous, unrepentant COVID 19 pandemic. She sings a bitter hymn against chair warmers and lazy hands -on- keyboard scribes, who thrive on abusing and harvesting the sweat of resilient writers and voices from digital thicket, without any ounce of their own effort. Her rebuking lines in her hefty protest poem IN HONOR OF PRESS FREEDOM DAY 2020, a Satire glow with hard truth and snorts in the remorseless faces of double-chinned charlatans and double bellied pseudo media bosses burying the pseudo revolutionary imbecility in borrowed political berets. The Protest Poet is not holding her horses, back she throws sharp jibe into the belly of COVID 19 and her irritating twin imbeciles daughter Quarantine and Lockdown.
The scintillating, rat -tat rhythm and the drumbeat vibe of her well coined verses bombarded my lyric thrashed mental box. Poetry that roast and cracks popcorn in my bloodstream, real poetry. The lyrical dexterity is magical like the glow of rays at morning time and the grace of the silver moon above Table Mountains cleaning the dark of shadows off the human wonderland. Intensity of messages coupled with belly pit rumbling imagery mesmerizes the readers mental eye. The touch of Africaness as lines precede one after another blow by blow. Here is poetry band Symbolism plays drums , while imagery dances like breakdance, kwaito or pansula , rhythm here is a leading vocalist at the spoken word impromptu .Again after the frenzied dances , the beat ,the echo and the metaphoric trances .Symbolism is left on stage to perform his natural intercourse with the audience’s heart caves. The poem I’m BEAUTIFUL is trailblazing, the poem is human, this poem is earthly and beautiful. Can I say it is a poem turned human or human turned into a poem. FIONA KHAN diligently fuses spoken word poesy and page poetry to feed her audience with a poetic balanced diet . PROLIFIC.KHAN is the founder of several literary arts, literacy projects and child care projects. She is the Founder of The Fiona Khan Academy of Learning, a child-oriented project. KHAN is spearheading The Global Forum 4 Literacy, a UNESCO recognized organisation. LEGIT. We are sincerely gratified and humbled feature this great Writer, Literacy Projects Curator, Acclaimed Educator and accomplished Poet FIONA KHAN.
STACY BANNERMANs sharp and well carved imagery portrays paradoxical shadows that haunt the land of America and super giants in the world today. PROPHETIC. Her metaphors are sickle spikes that shred bellies of warlords and the emotion in her voice is painful and strikes deeper into the bone and marrow of her audience. BANNERMAN pens confessional and emotional deep poetry. She writes of poverty and menacing situations perpetuated by war and other atrocities. The poet ,peacemaker , life giver , teacher , mother yearns for the end of war .And at the same time chronicles tough war experiences , mind grilling traumas , heart raving suffering and brain draining vices as resultant tragedies of war , her verses are turgid with hard granite truth , her poetry is thick canopies succulent with sad realities and complexities perpetuated by the unrepentant monster of devilish dictatorial tendencies and satanic warlordism. Her poetry is prophetic while her timely submission is coincidentally in relation to the situation at hand. As the whole world bemoans the butchering of Black Lives. #BLACKLIVESMATTER. Legendary Poet, Writer and veteran BANNERMAN is an advocate of peace building, singer of the truth and forgiveness, freedom writer and chronicler of life experiences through poetry and other literary arts deliverables. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is sincerely gratified to feature legendary writings and prolific profile of one great peacemaker, Freedom Poet and widely published writer STACY BANNERMAN- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
CHIRIKURE is our national signature of professional performance poetry and the genesis of Zimbabwean spoken -word art. A widely published poet and well-traveled literary arts culture ambassador. And has graced artistic podiums at reputable book and global literature festivals in Berlin Germany, Rotterdam Netherlands, Norway, Medellin Poetry Festival and Poetry Africa an annual international poetry fete in South Africa. Prolific Curator and Live Literature Producer Chirikure founded Lit fest Harare in 2015 and the festival tops the arts calendar every year, promoting creative writing scholarship and literary arts culture exchanges among other great successes. Lit fest Harare has attracted a great number of international voices since its inception. Chirikure successfully curated the HIVOS sponsored HIFA Poetry Café for more than five years in Harare. The legendary poet in him speaks satire to his corruption smashed audience, while the literary combatant in him spells protest to gluttonous fat cats and imbecilic charlatans bleeding our nations dry. Chirikure is an honorary member of the International Writers Program at IOWA and a UNESCO-RILA Affiliate Artist at University of Glasgow. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is excited to feature poetic prowess and creative reverence in the person of legendary writer and internationally acclaimed Zimbabwean poetry Artist Chirikure Chirikure- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
ALAN BRITT has been nominated for the 2021 International Janus Pannonius Prize awarded by the Hungarian Centre of PEN International for excellence in poetry from any part of the world. Previous nominated recipients include Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Charles Bernstein and Yves Bonnefoy. Preferring to "lean and loafe at his ease," he is troubled by the corruption and ambivalence that permeates the Great Experiment, so politically speaking he has started the Commonsense Party, which ironically to some sounds radical. He believes the US should stop invading other countries to relieve them of their natural resources including tin, copper, bananas, diamonds, and oil, also that it’s time to eliminate corporate entitlements and reduce military spending in order to properly educate its citizenry, thereby reducing crime and strengthening the populace in the manner that the Constitution envisioned. He is quite fond of animals both wild and domestic and supports prosecuting animal abusers. As a member of PETA, he is disgusted by factory farming and decorative fur. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars he now teaches English/Creative Writing at Towson University.
MICHAEL MWANGI MACHARIA is one bold and brave voices from beyond the misty hills of Kirinyaga. His poetry boxed beat echoes in caves and crevices of hills of home. He speaks freedom to this earth whipped to pulp by death, war, quarantine and disease. His micro -verse FREEDOM is a heave of relief to the COVID 19 beaten humanity locked in their house’s day and night in the name of bondage tag -named LOCKDOWN alongside his twin brother cantankerous QUARANTINE. The rhythm in this set micro-verses shells our reading minds like soft droplets of mountain drizzle at ease though running deep to chill our bone and marrow, awakening from the slumber of the demonic and menacing pandemic. HOPE. MACHARIA is an editor, published poet, accomplished theatre practitioner and advocate of youth talent. MWANGI is our sterling Kenyan Associate to the Brave Voices Poetry Journal and has been contributing to the Poetry of resistance journal since 2017. Kudos to you great Poet. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC rewards Poet MACHARIA with this feature of excellence for his tireless contribution to the growth of young voices and poetry in Kenya, Africa and the entire globe- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
Legendary International Indian Writer, Poet, Peace Finder and mega-award winning PRIYATOSH DAS is poeta-coholic. Revered Wordsmith birthed with poetry DNA already goldenly flowing in his gifted bloodstream. And creativity Plaque carved on his sharp mental socket, while his innocent tenderness danced peacefully and scribbled metaphors on the walls of the great earth of the womb. The Poet mastered the art of poesy beyond excellence. His literary influence is immeasurable. DAS is an esteemed originator of literary projects of excellence including the illustrious WORLD PARLIAMENT OF PEACE and the WORLD HIGHER LITERARY ACADEMIC COUNCIL OF WORLD NATIONS WRITERS UNION OF KAZHAKHSTAN. Few days ago, the Curator/Founder of the TIME OF POET REPUBLIC was awarded a certificate of global peace and literary projects curatorship excellence. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC has great respect of acclaimed literary icon and reputable poet as PRIYATOSH DAS. A great Writer, Prolific Curator, Internationally published Poet, global recognized wordsmith. We are proud to feature prowess and profile dexterity.
FRANCIS OTOLE is a fast rising African Poetry Voice. I call him the Poet of. His verses raves the mind and shells the heart box like Afro-Jazz.And the rhythm is the soft rain sound of the MBIRA- a thumb piano. The burden of truth carried in his poesy is hefty , bone cracking and heavy to carry in our ever pain scalded souls. The simple -deep lyrics are classical, educative and entertaining . Here verbal dexterity is laced with with human reason and the preservative is dramatic humor. OTOLE writes about life , humanity , spirituality reverence and confessional poetry. FRANCIS OTOLE is the Guest Editor of the BRAVE VOICES POETRY JOURNAL June edition.