Otole your Verses rave the Mind like Afro-Jazz.


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. 

WORD Maestro Mike Stone waves  a New Poetry Signature


 I read MIKE STONE tonight. Wow, mesmerizing poetry. I know his themes are sour white as a full moon or pitch black as midnight and sometimes his verses speak God and creation, his satire taunts creation and his metaphor haunts evil to brighten from dark to light. His imagery talks to descendants of David and Goliath. He wrote on petals, he spat lyrics on tree leaves and signature poetry on the red clay earth of this world and poetry washes the dirty laundry of history , digital forests and life .STONE slings poetic vibe to the unrepentant, to the dead and sleeping living to rise and face the traumatizing realities of the modern world, his poems exorcise   bended grandsons and demon cursed daughters from the clutches of lies and the devil. The verses are fat with reason   and live spirit. MIKE STONE is a laureate of words and maestro of letters. Tonight, TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is gratified   feature Prolific American Poet Mike Stone. We enjoy to engage and walk along lanterns of literacy and candles of poesy by the  Iconic Mike Stone.

Prolific Chidora walks onto the literary Podium with a new Beverage of Poetic Prowess.


CHIDORA is a revolutionary poet and a modernist voice re-inventing the art of poesy. The literary maestro walks to the Zimbabwean artistic podium and the global literary stardom carrying in his pen hardened palms, a new beverage of poetic prowess, a literary jug of dexterity frothing with centuries of fermented hard truth, concocted with political paradox and laced with tragic humor of our moral decadence.  Morsels of satire are hard to swallow and the metaphor is bitter and scalds greed throats of recycled revolutionary rejects. The irony jabs hardly on propaganda hardened rib boxes of ideological imbeciles pruning the country naked in broad daylight. The imagery smacks the famished apparitions of city dwellers and drought scorched peasants sipping  left overs of the freedom soup. CHIDORA concocts theory and practice  as he wields  his smoking weapon, the pen  into literary stardom. A widely published poet, Acclaimed Writer and Distinguished Scholar. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is greatly excited to feature prowess and profile excellence in form of Iconic Zimbabwean Voice TANAKA CHIDORA.  

Cassandra Swan ,Poetry Artist Extraordinaire.


TIME  OF THE POET REPUBLIC features a Poetry Artist Extraordinaire.  CASSANDRA SWAN is an internationally acclaimed, widely published, award-winning poet, author, artist, revolutionary, visionary, political activist, medium, clairvoyant, PhD student and former highly successful hypnotherapist. She delves deep into the human mind and condition in her intimate, confessional poetry to explore the human psyche utilising voices, landscapes, characters, images, emblems, motifs, myths, symbols and archetypes, which embrace death and re-birth. This collection of selected works reaches back as far as her adolescence. Some of her works are tragic, humoresque, ironic; some serve as a map to her own unique, imagistic journey, addressing existential, social, sexual, emotional and synchronistic insights, which emerge as an awareness of the unavoidable stages of life from puberty through to middle-age.  Currently acclaimed Swan  has been awarded a collaborative  project  with  Margot  Fonteyn  Ballet Academy.  The Collaboration Project is based on Cassandra Swan s controversial epic poem, “Candy Cotton Kid and the Faustian Wolf” a THEORY on the LIFE and SUICIDE of AMERICAN POET, SYLVIA PLATH.

Conversations with Poet Laureate Gloria Mindock.


GLORIA MINDOCK is a celebrated Readership Culture Curator, Poet Laureate and a revered Publisher. Acclaimed literary arts Doyen. Maestro of book arts culture. A dedicated human being. Multi- Award-Winning Writer. Live Literature Projects Curator. Distinguished Poet. Founder and Publisher of the   Cervena Barva Press, an international publishing gig. The current Executive Director of Reading America. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is overjoyed and humbled to have got this golden opportunity to profile prowess and feature on its digital walls, a very important and highly celebrated international literary arts maestro Madame GLORIA MINDOCK. We are also proud to be associated with Artistic prominence and literary excellence in form of Publisher Emeritus Gloria Mindock- Aluta Continua- blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA,

INSIDE the Cafe with Prof DEWITT CLINTON, Acclaimed Poet of our Times.


Today at TIME OF THE POET Republic we celebrate poetry with prolific Poet, Professor DEWITT CLINTON. A great man of letters, distinguished literary arts doyen. Iconic and Acclaimed Poet.  Professor Emeritus and dynamic wordsmith. Time of the Poet is greatly humbled to feature this versatile and vibrant. Man of Letters whose merits are beyond common reach.  PROLIFIC.  Professor Clinton's poetry is weaved with great tact, requisite zeal coupled with verbal dexterity and artistic prowess. The verses are turgid with reason while the rhythm is nothing less than captivating. His writers’ profile is elephantine, he swigged Canterbury tales to the dregs, dinned Shakespearean sonnets, munched the Metaphysics chocolates and the refreshing beverage is Paradise Lost and Langston Hughes protest becomes his dessert.  ICONIC. Thank you greatly Distinguished Professor for affording us this literary platinum opportunity to the poetic wine from your wonder palm wine tree of artistic stardom. Let me hasten to note that this set of poems  were previously published by Be-zine , Arts and Humanities as founded by our Poetry Tigress G JAMIE DEDES and Co- Edited by our Poetry Chef MICHAEL DICKEL during  a collaborative April month  gig. SALUTATIONS. by our  Together We Rise – Blurb by TIME OF THE POET Curator, Mbizo CHIRASHA.

Reading Michael Dickel, A Collected Digital Exhibition.


Michael (Dickel) Dekel has authored six published books and chapbooks (pamphlets) of poetry and short fiction, and published over 200 individually published poems, short stories, and non-fiction pieces, in addition to book-reviews and academic articles—under his birth name, Michael Dickel. His next book will come out summer 2019 from Finishing Line Press (https://tinyurl.com/y3684acu). For Fisher Features, Ltd, he wrote a successful NEH film-development grant and the script for a documentary film on Yiddish theatre. He works as a freelance editor for publishers and individual authors, co-edited Voices Israel Vol. 36 (2010), and served or continues to serve as an editor of one sort or another for several print and online literary periodicals. He has taught writing, literature, and English language in higher education in both the U.S. and Israel. Michael publishes an online blog-Zine (https://MichaelDickel.info/). He is the past chair of the Israel Association of Writers in English. He holds a Bachelor's in psychology, a Master's Degree in Creative Writing (Fiction and Poetry concentrations), and a Doctorate in English.   (  COURTESY OF POETS and   WRITERS).

Jabulani Mzinyathi is our Pen Slinger Par Excellence!


Internationally acclaimed and multi award wining Poet  JABULANI MZINYATHI brews yet another nerve wrecking poetic beverage and the main ingredient is rib cracking sarcasm while the colorant is the mind raving imagery. The Poet, pen slinger, word brewer vividly paints a true picture of his country, where life is now lifeless. A country in the intensive care unity. A country groaning from political tumors and moral decadence, a country infested by economic leprosy. Acclaimed Writer Mzinyathi, an unapologetic sculptor of resistance poetry. Together We  Rise!

SPECIAL BLOG PROFILES:Collecting the Life of MELISSA BEGLEY!


Reading MELISSA BEGLEY is quite  a knowledge mining expedition.Melissa is a diverse and multi-gifted humanist. Her spiritualreflections, her poetic messages and grief laden brave messages to herdeparted beloved Mr. Sandman are soul touching and heart-rending. Ms.P as Melissa Begley nicknamed herself is honing  her creative writing skills  while she is  fast rising   into an indomitable digital spaces socialite  with a massive follower-ship on social MEDIA spaces ,especially on FACEBOOK. Despite everyday mounting life hurdles,Melissa Begley maintains a brave stead, wielding her pen to cast away spells of negativity and depression. Her daily life devotions replace sorrow with hope. Aluta Continua!!! This installment is thorough  exhibition of Melissa Begley’s Life , Poetic and Spiritual Reflections. Most her messages are strokes of moral instruction.

EVERYTHING REMEMBERS IN MICHAEL DICKEL’S NOTHING REMEMBERS.


Wholesomely, NOTHING REMEMBERS is a paradox of life, death and resurrection as seen in seasons of life ,in the aging , as seen in the sunrise and sunset, so EVERYTHING REMEMBERS that becomes in the paradox of Michael Dickel’s NOTHING REMEMBERS. My argument is there is nothing called nothing, even void is full of something even if that something is emptiness. Nothing Remembers is a deep paradox of existence and non-existence, or nonexistence in existence. NOTHING REMEMBERS , the title  is  a complex analogy  of  the world found  in Michael Dickel’s poesy and that  is artistically synchronized  by  the visual art oil painting  Angel of Time, which is the cover jacket of the  , remember time  depicts  age and agelessness , existence , spirituality , memory and  hope . All these factors are captured in NOTHING REMEMBERS. When you remember an incident , the first flicker of your memory is  TIME , so the use of the visual art  ANGEL OF TIME on  the book cover  synchronizes  presentation ,  literary swag  , artistic  dexterity, reason ,morality  and depth of detail ,etiquette, personal experience ,travelogue and deep personal reflections.