Kasi Senghor is a becoming poet who has published 3 books so far. His 1st book, “Poems…I’m Afraid to Say” was published by Anson Gonzalez’ NEW VOICES in 2007. Two more books were self-published with Xlibris in 2013 and 2014. Their titles: “Is Like This”and “Fire’s Voice. With the publication of the 1st book Kasi was among the 1st four 1st TIME AUTHORS, an initiative of Anson in association with NALIS.

Kasi writes extensively on Allpoetry.com and has recently posted his 1,00th poem on that site. He loves to write ‘form’ poetry as it challenges him to pay particular attention to structure as well as to develop skill in use of poetic devices.

 

Kasi has been General Secretary of The Writers Union of Trinidad& Tobago in the eighties and its President on two occasions, the last such being between 2010 and 2012.

 

Kasi is currently the Public Relations Officer of The Circle of Poets of Trinidad & Tobago. He has judged National Poetry Day contests for school children. These are hosted annually on October 15thby NALIS.As well, hehas hosted workshops for school children (again at the invitation of NALIS) and for adults within the membership of circle of Poets.

 

Kasi enjoys writing and reading poetry and also discussing poems with his current group. As part of his continuing journey, Kasi hopes to assist poets (and writers in general) who wish to see their works published. He will also like to produce a magazine to highlight to locals especially many of the brilliant pieces that emerge from his circle of poets.

 

 

Kasi Senghor is a becoming poet who has published 3 books so far. His 1st book, “Poems…I’m Afraid to Say” was published by Anson Gonzalez’ NEW VOICES in 2007. Two more books were self-published with Xlibris in 2013 and 2014. Their titles: “Is Like This”and “Fire’s Voice. With the publication of the 1st book Kasi was among the 1st four 1st TIME AUTHORS, an initiative of Anson in association with NALIS.

Kasi writes extensively on Allpoetry.com and has recently posted his 1,00th poem on that site. He loves to write ‘form’ poetry as it challenges him to pay particular attention to structure as well as to develop skill in use of poetic devices.

 

Kasi has been General Secretary of The Writers Union of Trinidad& Tobago in the eighties and its President on two occasions, the last such being between 2010 and 2012.

 

Kasi is currently the Public Relations Officer of The Circle of Poets of Trinidad & Tobago. He has judged National Poetry Day contests for school children. These are hosted annually on October 15thby NALIS.As well, hehas hosted workshops for school children (again at the invitation of NALIS) and for adults within the membership of circle of Poets.

 

Kasi enjoys writing and reading poetry and also discussing poems with his current group. As part of his continuing journey, Kasi hopes to assist poets (and writers in general) who wish to see their works published. He will also like to produce a magazine to highlight to locals especially many of the brilliant pieces that emerge from his circle of poets.

 

 

Kasi Senghor is a becoming poet who has published 3 books so far. His 1st book, “Poems…I’m Afraid to Say” was published by Anson Gonzalez’ NEW VOICES in 2007. Two more books were self-published with Xlibris in 2013 and 2014. Their titles: “Is Like This”and “Fire’s Voice. With the publication of the 1st book Kasi was among the 1st four 1st TIME AUTHORS, an initiative of Anson in association with NALIS.

Kasi writes extensively on Allpoetry.com and has recently posted his 1,00th poem on that site. He loves to write ‘form’ poetry as it challenges him to pay particular attention to structure as well as to develop skill in use of poetic devices.

 

Kasi has been General Secretary of The Writers Union of Trinidad& Tobago in the eighties and its President on two occasions, the last such being between 2010 and 2012.

Kasi is currently the Public Relations Officer of The Circle of Poets of Trinidad & Tobago. He has judged National Poetry Day contests for school children. These are hosted annually on October 15thby NALIS.As well, hehas hosted workshops for school children (again at the invitation of NALIS) and for adults within the membership of circle of Poets.

 

Kasi enjoys writing and reading poetry and also discussing poems with his current group. As part of his continuing journey, Kasi hopes to assist poets (and writers in general) who wish to see their works published. He will also like to produce a magazine to highlight to locals especially many of the brilliant pieces that emerge from his circle of poets.

 

 

Writer …..kasi© 30062015

 

i squeeze sweetness into the mirror, looked at her

and saw a space where emotion could be invented

i play the writer even as she headed to bed

the crispy white sheet raising its glass

 

saw a space where emotions heighten

and eked out words for when I returned

the crispy lined sheet, crinkling, glass glazed

drinking me in

 

and eking out words from where she turned

groaned until we grounded into a poem

drafting me in

deluded me into dirtying the page

 

groaned until she pounded into my poem

i, playing the writer even as she comforted our bed

drugging me to do duty with the page

mirrored sweetness, she stares at me

 

 

Ali Ali…..kasi©04062016

 

Ali is my idol

For never throwing in the towel

For knocking down discrimination

For raising stars

For carrying the torch

For changing the game

For making the rounds

For flitting like a butterfly

Stinging like a bee

With poetry

Sweetened with prophesy

Oh, young man

If you could only see

Only be his armory

You would put down the gun

And fight purposefully

For the glory of making free

Our black community

Ali Ali

Higher than boxing supremacy

Ascends to a greater glory

 

Booked…..kasi©09062016

 

out in the woods

old literature is sturdy

 

classics cannot

be cut down

 

sit among leaves

see stars peeping through

 

to the next page

 

 
put the gun down raise his memory
reap the glory of making free
our black community
Ali Ali higher than boxing supremacy
ancestors welcome thee to a greater glory

 

Kasi(c) June 2016

 

 Note from the Editor/Publisher- Dear readers  ,poets and writers. MiomboPublishing is greateful  and thankful to the  celebrated poet  Kasi Senghor  for agreeing to  be featured in our June 2016 journal. It took  quite a while to convince this great poet from Trinidad  and Tobago/the Port of Spain . The publication of his poems in our humble journal promotes literary and cultural  arts exchange  between nations. Please give feedback  to the miombopublishing@gmail.com  and  also support our 100 Thousand Poets for Peace –Zimbabwe  on facebook.  We also  welcome comments on the site, www.miombopublishing.wordpress.com

10 thoughts on “Poet Extraordinaire- Kasi Senghor!

  1. Dear Kasi
    Thanks for leading the way. Your words and metaphors speak of truth crafted in the textures and hews designed by a master poet, yourself. I especially enjoyed the weaving and nudging of poem 1. It was very visual in description and took me on a journey of poetry intertwined with loving connection and duty to creativity.

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  2. This is inspirational, especially for budding poets like us. Indeed, poetry reaches beyond boundaries of borders and continents, even oceans can not stand in the way of well arranged wordplay. Well done Kasi, thank you miombopublishing.

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    1. Thank Mr Billie for the love of art and the inspiring words you gave to the fellow poet who is a legendary from Trinidad and Tobago .He is such an inspiring poet who has defied all odds and bring the best of examplarity to the poets in his land and around the globe- Long Live Kasi!

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