Performance Poet Nicole Peyrafitte your dub verse is mind raving and lyrical gymnastics scintillates lowspirited readers to resurrect themselves to activity. Your poetry heaves with heart throbbing rhythm, that of a dense canopy of papaya tree dancing on the passing wind and as well dangling with ripe yellow ready to be give us Vitamin C. Your art is mature and provokes the world to rise and see dots of darkness in the sun as such to realize patches of dirty on the undergarments of the moon .Your philosophy concocted imagery raves and cracks our mental boxes, like how stray tendrils of marijuana smoke spirals into the nostrils of a saint, a nonsmoker and wrecks his brains to speak to himself or herself. Mind boggling. Thus, the power of your voice is extraordinary. You are multi- talented , you juggle from philosophy into protest into resistance as you spew hard protest vitriol into the deadly , death itching eyes of heartless dare- murderers who killed and surrendered Georges Floyd s life onto the devil in cold blood .The poem about the painful death George Floyd is a hymn sizzling with grief and heart-wrecking pain .You are a humanitarian poet ,you hold revolutionary shield ,your poetic license and scythe of truth , your imagery to defend peace and freedoms that are subjected to bloodletting cruelty and life demising violence . And this has since plunged our earth, our world into a golgotha of death. Your resistance message is not only for the hushed murderers of George Floyd, it is a revolutionary signal to all those who thrive on spilling human blood for purposes of power, barbarism, revenge, savagery and retrogression. Lastly, your action-packed performance poetry video reflects the amount of energy and the emotion in it carries the extent of seriousness of matters being addressed by the showcase. Nicole Peyrafitte you are poet par excellence, an extraordinary voice to come out the world. Your hybrid mix of both page poetry, spoken word poetry, French and English language versions is a symptom of diversity of talents, cultural tolerance and inclusivity. POWERFUL. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC prides in profiling excellence, prowess, creativity and diversity of ideas- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
for & with Orpingalik
— early 20th century Netsilik Eskimo/Inuit Shaman/poet/hunter
Anerca breath poetry songs are thoughts
sung out w/ the breath thoughts flowing forces in joy fear sorrow
to gasp & throb come hear here breath spells tells
Anerca poésie souffle chansons pensées cançons soscados
viens ici écouter respire épèle dis buf canta
chantées avec le souffle
pensées forces fluides
en joie en peur en peine pensées déluge
haleter & palpiter viens ici écouter souffle dit épèle pèle
come hear here breath spells tells
I de-suffice myself
My nature is neither true nor constitutive I must apply myself to new assessments. Not relying on others?
Being self sufficient? That is not what I mean.
As a simple trapped feminculus who couldn’t wait to get out of the oven that baked her
though I bow to collective rebirth.
If the idea of the soul must be left abstract soul painting is then begotten not created.
For whom & why describe the figure?
Here, the repeated expression of “primal” creation is not imitation nor impulse to abstraction,
but the formative moulding & plasticity of the action.
This action is an inspired, instinctive & intuitive aspiration. It does not fill me but de-suffices me.
This action is neither complacent, adequate nor competent but lends itself to itself.
Here, the volition of the ovo-sapiens action is integral.
A pigmented & kinesthetic ovulation fertilized via the body’s balance capacities.
A neck under your knee
you press you press you press
you press for eight minutes & 46 seconds a neck under your knee
you press you crush
the skin the muscles the nerves the veins whose?
say his name
George Floyd say his name
George Floyd under your knee
gasping for air
calling “mama mama”
panting “they’ll kill me. they’ll kill me,” & you did
you crushed him under your knee
“they’ll kill me. they’ll kill me,” he knew it
he felt it under your knee
slowly asphyxiated under your knee
your hands in your pockets your shades on your head you crushed a man
under your knee
his mouth foams his blood turns blue George Perry Floyd blue blue blue
not police blue not royal blue police-dead blue
under your knee
you crushed a man Derek Chauvin Chauvin Chauvin Chauvin
your French name an eponym of chauvinism excessive nationalistic violent fervor & bigotry Nicolas Chauvin was a legendary
& possibly apocryphal French soldier
but you Derek Chauvin are not a fictional character
eighteen complaints already documented in your oﬃcial files you & so many other chauvinist pigs
strutting that “thin blue line” your hands in your pockets full of thick blue lies
under your knee
his mouth foams white under your knee
his blood turns blue George Perry Floyd
blue blue blue abducted life police-dead blue
you crushed George Perry Floyd bigot Chauvin
but this case will not be closed genuflection substantiation transformation
George Perry Floyd George Perry Floyd instant pupa
rises from hate splits from scene
a colony of Adonis blue butterflies takes wing
pollinates the great reveal
seeks justice searches for peace there is no end to this poem
George Perry Floyd Adonis blue
plant a watchman in
Nicole Peyrafitte is a multidisciplinary artist born in the French Pyrénées. Recent presentations include : The 11 Women of Spirit at Salon Zürcher, New York City; the 2017 multi-tier exhibition & live performance Peyrafitte / Joris : Domopoetic Works at Simoncini Gallery, Luxembourg, featuring her longtime collaboration with poet & translator Pierre Joris. Gallery Simoncini will host a second multi-tier installment in February 2021, including action painting & cooking.In 2018 she wrote & directedThings Fall WhereThey Lie a documentary feature film starring Steve Dalachinsky & Yuko Otomo. Recent publications include: Carnet 1 & 2 (RedfoxPress Ireland, 2018), Landsc0pes (2018) & Bi Valve: Vulvic Space/Vulvic Knowledge (2016) (Plaine Page). Peyrafitte’s Action Paintings have been performed in a range of international venues for more info: www.nicolepeyrafitte.com
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Mbizo CHIRASHA – UNESCO-RILA Affiliate Artist. 2020 Free Speech Fellow at PEN Deutschland.2020 Poet in Residence of the Fictional Café . 2019 African Fellow of the Ihraf.org. Contributing Writer at Monk Arts and Soul Magazine . Literary Arts Activism Diplomatie at Bezine Arts and Humanities Magazine and The Poet A Day. Featured Poetry Artist at World BeyondWar.Org. Arts Features and Political commentary Writer at Cultural Weekly. Featured African Writer at Demer Press International Poetry Series . Featured African Performance Poet at 2020 Medellin International Poetry Festival. Featured Poet/Writer at INKSWEATAND TEARS Journal, Sentinel UK , Wrath-bearing Tree- USA , FemAsia Magazine -UK. Soutrhern Africa Poet at 2020Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín.2019 Live Literature Hub Curator/Producer at Sotambe International Film Arts FESTIVAL. 2009 Poet in Residence at International Africa Culture and Development, ICACD). 2003 Young Literary Arts Delegate of ZimBookFair to Goteborg International Book Fair and was the Spokenword Artist at SIDA African Pavilion . Co-Editor of a three Languages International collection STREET VOICES with prominent Germany Author Andreas Weiland . Featured Poet at Cervena Barva Press Newsletter. Literary Arts and Poetry Contributor to the Zimbabwean Voice of the Voiceless Newspaper. African Participant to the World Poetry Almanac Book Series in Mongolia. Resident Coordinator for 100 Thousand POETS for Peace- Zimbabwe. Founder and Creative Director at GirlChildcreativity Project . Writer in Residence. Global LITERARY Arts Projects Influencer. Published Author and International Acclaimed Poet. Chronicler and Publisher , AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN. Chief Editor at TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC. Projects Curator at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. Chief Influencer at Brave Voices Poetry Journal. Author and Editor at Porcupine Quill.
TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC- An Internet based Writers Center, Archiving Theme based Digital Poetry Anthologies and publishing Iconic Poets ,Writers and Artists from around the globe. TIME OF POET REPUBLIC was founded by UNESCO-RILA Affliate ARTIST. Freedom of SPEECH Fellow PEN-Zentrum Deutschland.2019 African FELLOW ihraf.org and Acclaimed LiteraryArtDiplomatie,Mbizo CHIRASHA