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.
Its great meeting you FRANNIE THORBURN -POLO and your view on connecting ideas are collaborating for African and Global Cultures is amazing. I greatly appreciate your scope and perspective as to your Weaving Cultural Trails project. As It embodies retracing roots, traditions, and historical African Anthropology. Searching for a cultural and moral identity through creative ways.It’s a creative spiritual journey to unity, to beauty and to freedom. Your Weaving Cultural Trails message is pregnant with meaning and reason . REVOLUTIONARY. Such a great idea reveals your positive character and ingredients of peace within you as a person. Powerful Traits. I am overjoyed to converse with prowess and to profile you Frannie Thorburn -Polo and your legendary project- Weaving Cultural Trails. ( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
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.
A golden African Poet. The verve is brave, the poetic heave is bold, the rhythm is dance-able, suspense is abundant, word economy is the insignia of her art of poesy. The wonder spirit in her verses is haunting. The miracle in her WORD is astounding. MUNIRA HUSSEIN is a well-read poet and widely published … Continue reading Munira Hussein,a Golden African Poet.
CATHERINE MAGODO- MUTUKWA is a prolific and a multi award-winning Zimbabwean voice in the diaspora. Her verses are bold, pregnant with reason and they drip the honey of wise counsel. Her voice is motherly, as she rebukes fellow women to rise, to speak out and to raise the fist of resistance and thrash barbarism. The imagery abound beautifies her art of poesy. MUTUKWA is a literary combatant standing up bravely for the pains and glories of motherhood and womanhood. A legendary advocate of girl child. A literary sniper and her bullets are heft with truth, as they fire directly into the belly of male -chauvinism and scalds innards of of sexist demons. Her realism shrapnel whips fellow kindred sisters to resurrect from the doom of gloom of yester year slumber, to rise from tattered laurels and embrace the glory of resistance and the warm sunrays of resilience. A SISTERS KEEPER. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC salutes the iconic chronicler CATHERINE MAGODO-MUTUKWA by featuring her poetic insignia on our digital pages on this day of our God, the Almighty and Again we are humbled as we celebrate Africa Day with our literary Arts Legendary. ALUTA CONTINUA (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
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).
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-