JULY WESTHALE is an accomplished literary arts archivist and revered digital media publicist Creative Writing Curator and Co-Founding Editor of a distinguished Magazine, pulp_pit. WESTHALE is a globally featured poet, essayist and literary arts activist with a host of her writings published on several digital and print spaces home and abroad. Her poetry is deep and her verses are rimmed with lyrical dexterity and her mastery of the language in both form and content is beyond any measure. MAESTRO........... TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is grateful and humbled to feature JULY WESTHALE, a gifted poet and a literary maestro of immeasurable caliber. The poems featured here are in her forthcoming book, "Via Negativa" - Aluta Continua- (blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
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.
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,
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.
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.
December dribbles her signature dance towards January, shaking off jackets of Christmas fever welcoming 2020 flipping pages into another millennium. We are capping this year of diversity with a blessing of global of poetry. This journal celebrates the power in togetherness and the vintage of diversity .Poets and poems featured in this special journal represent the magic of poetry on the this once peaceful but now war whipped earth we call WORLD. It is a selection of defiant but nonviolent spear like words hunting for justice in the deep gutters of war, expedience and digging for peace underneath crude pits of tyranny. To expose dictatorial vagaries and totalitarian imbecility perpetuated by blood suckers and powers mongers on this our earth .Our God the Almighty , Lord created Poets with the wisdom of revolutionizing and cleansing the world of its political dirty and wash it clean from the trash of toxic corruption. This journal is a global reprint of poetic footprints retracing us from the days we started to our destiny, TODAY. Today fingers of grandchildren are burnt in hot pans of political authoritarian regimes. We have become grandsons and daughters of preceding autocratic soup kitchens. We are clutching on the legacy of economic seizures, terroristic trances, war commerce and commodification of refugees. We are the wretched vagabonds clutching on the torn flags of banana republics. Hoodlums praising remorseless wizards and lizards grabbing the sunlight of our lives in broad light. Our featured Poet Profile in this December special offing is Jamie Dedes( profile enclosed).The poets here are some of the remaining voices hard nut bolt resistant enough to be swallowed by the imbecilic, corrupt and crude global political clout.Keshab Sigdel (NEPAL),Anjum Wasim Dar( Pakistan), Mbonisi Zikhali( Canada- Zimbabwe) , Robson Shoes Lambada( Zimbabwe), Taofeek Ayeyemi ( Nigeria), Kushal Poddar( India), Nancy Ndeke( Kenya) , Samson Abanni( Zimbabwe) and Michael Dickel ( Israel), James Coburn ( USA), Tracy Yvonne Breazile( America) and Author Omwa Ombara( USA-KENYA). Poets remain peoples commissars and messengers of truth-
"The economic malaise has kept most of the works in the doldrums. i am happy though that there are lots of people that have been doing well behind the scenes for the growth of poetry. the story is about people like you. there is dzonze. i make mention too of academic and poet Chidora. there is of course the indefatigable Mwanaka. zimbolicious volumes continue to flow. it is also exciting to see young poets polishing their works and charting new paths or widening roads travelled by the mungoshis- davy and charles, chireres, virginia phiri, philani nyoni and of course marechera who will never die"- Uncle JB is an internationally published poet, distinguished legal practitioner and a rebel in a suit. His two poetry collections published by our own Mwanaka Media and Publishing. The collections include, RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION and UNDER THE YOKE OF STEEL. Uncle JB’s poetry exudes dexterity and literary prowess. The writer poet roasts politicians and their zealots in pans of truth .His metaphors burn corruption bedbugs to death. His satire strangle dictators until they slide into a comma. The frenzy of his lyrics push the reader into a literary trance
CURATOR OF DEFIANCE : Mr. Super-Power It is very easy to watch child soldiers slaughtering other children in the name of war on CNN International and BBC Africa. Madam Democrat Hell easy to speak of democracy and peace in the comfort of uptown glitter built by Sudanese gems and golden oil. Comrade Humanitarian, Bloody easy to carry briefcases filled with blood money to buy rifles and mental cranking drugs for young boys in Juba to kill their elders. Honorable Ambassador, It is hur….r aay cheap for you to cut off Sudanese news headlines and stash them in your political diplomacy library, get paid on the 25th of August, enjoy cups of cappuccino and forget. Mr. Military Junta, Sweat easy to swallow your heart and become a warlord, not ashamed to sit on tables to talk peace for people you are killing. I say, it is not easy to see a Darfur mother’s giving birth biting a bullet. I go on to say, It is difficult to see grenade shredded Khartoum babies on headlines of global news. I find it not easy to walk on mounds of gun- caused shallow graves. To see stacks of machete riddled human carcasses every day of our mighty lord. African Union, European Union, Americas, Indian Peace Foundations, Asian Peace Unions And United Nations, Where are you? While gun merchants, oil cartels And blood diamond cabals harvest bloody wealth, Sudan reaping death…………. Khartoum harvesting pangs of hunger We are not mentally deaf and poetically blind …………… Asijiki! We need a sweet fart of peace in Sudan and beyond. Poetry is the Weapon of Mass Instruction Ahoy!!! Tonight, after your dinner with poets of defiance. You can also pick some ink and write a verse of peace for Sudan, IN BOLD LETTERS – Mbizo Chirasha is Editor and Curator: A Dinner with Poets of Defiance (Voice for Sudan, Brave Voices Poetry Journal 66).
I'm going to climb your ship, baby, With the astral smell of puddle, shells and herbs, Discoloured, in the largs let's go, look at me How I run through lightning and lightning through the shores Anched in your eyes, we will be free, baby, will Uplifting the winding waves in our wake, we will leave Away the shade of the chestnut trees and the deserted heights Of the wounded amurgite, i will call you as an temptation, In silence, to love you in the morning barefoot, to Look at your eyes and breasts like a foreign shore,
Mother Africa survived the trauma of clanging chains of captivity during SLAVE TRADE , shackles of colonialism and winced from beatings of hard bolt nut clenched fists of apartheid. Children and grandchildren of Mother Africa watched helplessly her sorrowful dance to the acoustics of sufferance. Still , Africa remain resilient against beauty - smashing punches from kindred’s of neo-colonialism : global village, digital revolution and consumerism .Mama Africa’s groin is ripped apart by her triplets totalitarian regimes, economic malaise and moral decadence. Today Mother Africa of pyramids , Africa of Nefertiti , Africa of Lumumba , Africa of Mandela ,Africa of Kambarage , Africa of Lithium , Africa of diamond and Africa of uranium wallow in murky waters of poverty ,chronic civil wars and deadly epidemics .Young and established poets contributing to this Brave Voices Poetry Journal 65 Edition, AFRICA IS A POETRY REPUBLIC dipped pen tongues into dimples and crevices of our Mother Africa . The poetic tongues then spat their snort of satire and the saliva of paradox onto our mental inboxes. Tonight, we are pilgrims to the poetry gods and goddesses, we trudge through shrines of metaphor, altars of irony, mountains of hyperbole and forests of rhythm until we reach to the zenith of the POETRY REPUBLIC-Africa .( Editor of Brave Voices Poetry Journal).