Your stubbed verses glow with the oil of reason and as our patched readers throat and groping hearts are surrendered to swig grape-fruit juice of wisdom from jugs of suspense. The   imagery captivates the mind and as well ripples our blood streams, while it reveals shadows walking stealthily behind mountains of life.   The set of poems is refreshing and profoundly unusual. It is a diligently-curated dramatic monologue as our poet, writer, filmmaker speaks to her inner self and invisible silhouettes. Her dialogue with self-projects   meaning and the reason abound. This presentation more than hybrid, it is an experimental versification exercise that assigns our psyches to jog like in a relay. Ruth Novaczek is a multi-genre arts personality, dabbling in poetry, long writings, filmmaking and experimental arts productions. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC salutes Diversity, Dexterity and Creativity, thus today we feature a mesmerizing Poet and Film Artist Ruth Novaczek. Together We Rise –(Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).


You can’t say that


I feel, I feel

Feel lies

It comes out

In lines

And asleep

It’s impossible to narrate

That’s the point

Nobody goes there

I covered you with blankets

I realized I loved you

We are a world

It’s so pretty and true

Dirty, bittersweet

We shout into nights

Beautiful conspiracy

How do you say

to think together

A sentimental education

Where there are no edges

And last night

And you won’t see the moon

And really it’s no more

Shadows of my isolation

Journey to be on

Difficult minds


I’m jealous,

I am crushed today

You call it ‘shrink’


Your mind not entirely

My archaeologies

Off radar

How do we make it last

It was never the deal

I’m the shade and you light me

Since I let you in

Every object has a story

It’s a beautiful day, without you

I’m so hungry these days

It was a gateway

Like you give me time

And the way you accelerate

And if that’s gambling

We hold ourselves to ransom

To futures and malls

To dinners on plates


The pans have holes from burning rice

There is one sharp knife

Nothing tastes 

This day is cruel

Glinting darkly

By street light

We are detectives

In cars

We are on every street

And everywhere


Mismatched colours

Stamped with a garish yellow tag

Denoting the price

Can we go back to base

Start-again design

Optimistic innovation

Or will we descend further into hell

Statistical life

Food on shelves

Brand names shouting

Registers clicking

Cowed into submission

A mad marketplace

Where the colours of greed

Make us crazy

And disorder

Of the aesthetic kind

Design without beauty

Hard sell on the psyche

Rules every thing we bring in

Generic branding

Ruining our landscape

Our cityscape with its signs

A pack of Gitanes

Bought abroad

Illegal here

Editions Gallimard

Some cultures defend

And some give in

To ugliness

In all its dumb hubris

Choose beauty

Banish brutes


Here are the places I fell in

They have no name

That’s what g-d was about

To remind us nameless things

Can kill

Their unaccountable cases

Everything gets covered in the wrong kind of dirt

You save my day

While I drug myself

Alone at a table

On the page

Loveliness, well

I found some

Cure myself

How this thing

Found a way in

Take it out

Grown into

Disgust and desire

You are just that last

Love is another time

Our detective life

Beautifully punctuated

If that’s the word


I said

I could die

Nothing mattered

I lost my sense of humour

On ugly roads

On TV screens

I was born

We all were

In chapter two

Ruth Novaczek is an artist and curator. She studied fine art film at St. Martins School of Art in London, and an MA in Fine Art, at Central St Martins in 2000. In 2015 she earned a practice-based PhD entitled ’21st Century Avant-Garde; New Vernaculars and Feminine Ecriture’ from the University of Westminster, London and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Westminster. She has since been making film, performance and installation work that explores diaspora, gender, humour, sexuality, cinematic language and philosophy.Using found footage, aphorism and live action the films are diasporic stand-up, feminist mash-ups, poetic, irreverent musings. She has been a DJ and played in bands, and applies an eclectic musical compositional element to her work. She received an Arts Council of England award for her film ‘Philosopher Queen’ and has had solo shows at the New York Kunsthalle, Arsenal, Berlin, and the BFI Southbank, London.She curated a selection of films at Catalyst Arts Belfast. Living and working in the UK, the US and the Middle East, she has been a guest, and visiting lecturer at art schools and universities in the UK, teaching film theory, world cinema and film practice.She was Dartington Arts (UK) artist in residence in 2002, and has published three collections of her films on DVD.Her DVD publication Radio includes an introductory essay by Chris Kraus, and Denah Johnston, reviewing her most recent film The New World called her ‘the Patti Smith of film’. She is currently working on an expanded film project and writing an experimental novel. Her work is featured in the recommended viewing section of Chris Kraus’ book ‘Akademie X: Lessons and Tutors in Art’ which was published in February 2015 by Phaidon Press.

Mbizo CHIRASHA Time of the Poet Republic -Freedom of Speech Fellow to PEN- Zentrum  Deutschland,Germany. Alumni  of the International Human Rights  Arts Festival in New-York, USA.Literary Arts Activism Diplomatie.  Globally Certified  Arts Mediums Curator and Influencer. Internationally Published Page and Spoken Word Poet. Writer in Residence.  Arts for Human Rights Catalyst.  Core Team Member of the Bezine Arts and Humanities Project. His illustrious poetry , hybrid writings , political commentary ,short fiction , book reviews  and Arts Features are published in more  than 400 spaces notably the Monk  Arts and Soul in  Magazine  in United Kingdom. Atunis in Belgium. Demer press poetry series in Netherlands. World Poetry Almanac in Mongolia.Poesia journal inSlovenia. Bezine Arts and Humanities Webzine in USA. The Poet a Day in Brooklyn ,USA. Litnet Writers Journal in South Africa. African Crayons in Nigeria. Poetry Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Pulp-pit USA.the FictionalCafe international Journal , Texas USA. Best New African Poetry series in Zimbabwe, Zimbolicious Poetry Collections in Zimbabwe. Co-edited Street Voices International Publications with Andreas Weiland  in Germany.Co-Edited  Silent Voices Anthology, a Tribute to Chinua Achebe. Co-Edited the Corpses of Unity,solidarity collection to victimized Cameroonians with Nsah Mala. Curated and Edited the Zimbabwe We Want Poetry ,Inside Digraceland speaking poetic truth to the Mugabe regime and other bad regimes.  He owns the Time of  the Poet blog zine ,MIOMBOPUBLISHING that published the #GlobalCallforPeaceProject titled the Second of EARTH is Peace.A LETTER to the PRESIDENT his experimental  resistance poetry collection was released  in August 2019 by Mwanaka and Media Publishing.. Co- Authored Whispering Woes of Ganges and Zambezi with Sweta Vikram in India. Good Morning President his first poetry collection was published in 2011  by Zimbabwean published based in United Kingdom, Diaspora Publishers.COVID 19 Satansdeadly fart is forthcoming. Chirasha is  Founder  and the Chief Editor of Brave Voices Poetry Journal, 

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 and acclaimed Literary Arts Diplomatie, Mbizo CHIRASHA.

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