Maria Del Castillo Sucerquia, I greedily swigged from your rich calabash of poetry, the same way I do to woodfire -made traditional millet beer with that natural scent of freshly baked bread, diligently brewed by willing, committed hearts and motherly peasant-earth eking hardened but passionate hands. The beauty of our African village lifestyles. Maria Del Castillo Sucerquia, your poetry is an embodiment of a myriad of voices and messages that matter most to humanity. Humanity had since experienced the horror of death and have incessantly groaned under the burden of sorrow for so long. Thus, we are serenaded by this blood-warming confessional poetry that tackles the subject of love with the inner depth emotion and belly pit passion. Here seasons of death are overtaken by scents of love blooming like petal of roses in our once grief- filled heart boxes. This love verse massages and bandages broken hearts to want to reconcile their tattered feelings for a renewed love life, mesmerizing. You are multi-gifted and not limited to one subject matter. Your torch bulb poetry reflects on human expectations, worries, anxiety, love lost, love found, lives lost and lives lived. The heroine in you remains resilient and uses poetry to speak on matters of the current life-threatening pandemic, the menace of the COVID 19 with its cantankerous triplet’s quarantine, lockdown and death. The set poems are outstanding, prolific and serenading. Readers can spiritedly slide into a dance trance and get trapped in mystic realms of holy poetic tongues. Aluta Continua- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
Three years ago I met Ana Pedroso, a Cuban poet who lives in Milan. She worked in the association Poetry is my passion which organizes events with the international artist community in Milan. Straight away we found out, that we were a perfect mixture of working-mentality, she has the Latin spontaneity and I have the German organization. In these three years we have organized more than 50 events in different places in Milan. We brought poetry to strange places like Jazz clubs, fashion fairs, in the courtyards, on the street. The aim is to bring poetry to people who normally don’t listen to poetry. We now are 5 In our team, Betty Gilmore , an afro -american blues poet singer, Rufin Doh a poet, and famous actor from Ivory Coast, Meisam Seraj from Iran, Ana Pedroso from Cuba and me the only European.
Her simplified verse is deep, as it raves the core of the inner of marrow and then cuts through our COVID 19 hardened mental boxes to reawaken of consciousness. Her pen spits metaphors carefreely. Rouweler was born with a poetry golden spoon stuck on her tongue, baptized and sanctified by the incense of word culture. Hannie’s poetry interrogates history, lifestyles and the political moments. Her vivid imagery depicts cultural diversity, human excitements and stereotypes. In some instances, the poet is nostalgic of the peaceful past that was endowed with promise, hope and harmonious routine and as the present ridden with sorrow, laden with grief and disease infested. The poem AGAINST TIME is a prolific story told and written with the style of poetry. These lyrical dexterities presented in this versification qualifies Poet Hannie Rouweler into the Poetry Defenders Hall of Fame, already Rouweler is a staunch defender of poets, their rights and their writings. This submission is both in English and Dutch.TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is proud to be associated with dexterity , excellence and prowess in the personality of Internationally acclaimed poet , editor and publisher emeritus Hannie Rouweler-( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
All Africa Poetry Symposium in Celebration of 100 Thousand Poets for Change 10 year Anniversary. You're welcome and we look forward to have a exciting , dynamic and vibrant Poetry Symposium ,where Africa speaks of itself through poetry .100 Thousand Poets for Change Movement was founded 10 years ago by Editors , Poets , internationally acclaimed Artists Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion to speak change , to speak truth against racial injustice , wars , poverty , corruption , demise of human rights and gagging of human freedoms through Literary arts activism and Social Change Arts . Participating Poets are from Seira Leone , Kenya , Nigeria , South Africa , Botswana, Zambia ,Egypt and Zimbabwe .The Poetry Fete is hosted by Acclaimed Poet , Distinguished literary arts scholar and internationally renowned Jerusalem based Poetry Michael Dickel. Mbizo Chirasha has worked tirelessly with the 100 Thousand Poets for change since ints inception , a decade ago through literary arts projects GirlChildCreativity Project and the Zimbabwe We Want Poetry Campaign. This mega event will be stream-lived on several digital platforms. ALUTA CONTINUA-( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA-Resident Coordinator).
Kenya and Kenyan poets remain our literary arts cordial friends. I cannot exhaust to account names. The likes of author Omwa Ombara, Waithera James, Jerusha, Tigress Nancy Ndeke and more more comrades. Young Poets like Jina, Biko Iruti, Kenneth Kay. The list is endless. The Brave Voices Poetry Journal and the WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS October issues are to be guest edited by Versatile, prolific, acclaimed and widely published Kenyan Poets Michael Mwangi Macharia (Brave Voices Poetry Journal) and Kananuh Jerusha (WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS). The duo are literary combatants and word maestro with their extraordinary verses written all over social media walls, online poetry journals and global print anthologies. They are gifted with the requisite credentials to handle both the heat and pressure as to be experienced during their guest editing tenure of service. This special blog message seeks to introduce the GUEST Editors of the October Journals . These Guest Editors have been featured and profiled at TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC CENTER and the AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN respectively . We also introduce October thematic areas and Submission guidelines.
Maturity carved onto the bone and marrow of the micro-poems by Poet Lumpkin illuminates the readers soul, the verses evoke the spirits of reason. The lyrical dexterity is mind tilting. The mini poems are golden rimmed with reason , they shimmer with the glow of wisdom. Real poetry provokes thinking, ignites mental boxes for debate and is always turgid with meaning. The imagery is vivid and the diction profoundly economized. The verses of the luminary poet Canadian Kenneth Lumpkin are fatty baobab canopies pregnant with succulent fruits of wisdom and reason. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC celebrates excellence and literary prowess with prolific poet, acclaimed writer and distinguished educationist Kenneth Lumpkin. ALUTA CONTINUA- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
(Antje Stehn,dress of industial eggs) Antje Stehn is an internationally renowned and an extraordinary arts personality. A versatile and multi-gifted artist curating amazing arts and global recognized exhibitions, producing thought video productions and writing mind -blazing poetry. Her psyche-thudding poetry lines are stewed in pots of visual imagery, her verses are fat with reason and … Continue reading Time of the Legendary Artist with Prolific Antje Stehn.
I have read poems dressed in hot gowns of political metaphor. Most verses are fat with protest as Juvenalian satire is always carved onto the plaques of resistance as word-slingers spew resilience against unending earthly struggles. Poet Georgette Howington creatively changes the regular political narrative, she confidently struts onto the literary podium and her earth poetry dons green imagery. The rarity of her subject- lines is profoundly astounding given the current trending settings of pain yawn and groan. Poet Howington delves onto a unique but a special theme of environment and soil sciences. A multi-gifted wordsmith, environmentalist and conservationist. Her dictionary is in sync with natural life . We interdependent and interconnect to both earthly and water ecosystems. They play a pivotal role in our lives and we profoundly attach more value to them. Poems by Howington are gems of green revolution and glints of climate consciousness. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC embraces diversity of ideas, cultural tolerance, inclusivity and creativity in the personality of distinguished environmentalist, agronomist and green earth revolutionary poet Georgette Howington- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
Poet LUDWIG SAAVEDRA, your poems are in synchrony with biblical revelations. And you are the diligent wordsmith proudly donning the garb of the John Elder, the Christian of Ephesus writing the Book of Revelations at the Island of Patmos. Your lines are highly revealing, they project and exhibit the clout of poetry and the power of words in changing perceptions. The catalytic effect of the art of poesy in effecting revolutions (cultural, moral, political and economic) for the best or for the worst. Your poetry is wittingly true and confessional. As it is inked under the verve of stream of consciousness, some kind of exceptional of ingenuity. From the marrow of your imagery and the bone of your verbiage , we learn with zeal and gusto the prophet poet in you and your apt literary consciousness .It has since dawned to us that your great mind is a baobab canopy that carries myriad burdens of humanity from ancient epochs to the dawns of current revolutions . your groping heart is an ocean of secrets and long-ago doctrines that gripped society. Your submission is in both Spanish and English is another plus to your poetry mission. Thus, a great signal of cultural tolerance and thus such another character of our Center. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC cherish a diversity of ideas, racial inclusivity and creativity. We are profoundly gratified to publish you and your literary consciousness on this international platform. We are proud of you and all other poets for gracing this global Arts and Writers Centre- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
Lіudmyla Diadchenko, your verses are thought provoking, they roast our mental boxes in hissing poetry pans sizzling with fats of imagery and soul gripping biblical allusions . Your beautifully crafted lines speak loudly onto the inner depth of our heart caves , when Lіudmyla Diadchenko, you get transfigured by the power light of the ancient testaments and later again you are reborn by the realms of the renewed testament, your eyes are washed off the dust of the old to see visions of swarms congregants walking side by side with Paul formerly Saul entering the Church ofCorinth , with John the Baptist towards the lower Jordan Valley and walking alongside Jesus Christ into Galilee . The poems carry the verve of spirituality than religious hyperbole , thus the verses have their unique way of raving the inner person to reason . The verbal dexterity and the lyrical prowess in the marrow and bone of the poetry. The writer poet munched and digested Oxford dictionary to pulp , I suspect fries Canterbury tales for dinner and drinks Robert Frost or TS.Elliot as daily beverage . thus now her pen vomits real poetry. Her writings amounts to ingenuity and thorough practice, the result is prowess . Poet Lіudmyla Diadchenko is both a page Poet and SpokenWord Artist . TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is proud to present the first Ukraine Poet, a distinguished Festival Poetry Artist, Acclaimed Writer and Literary Arts Projects Organizer Lіudmyla Diadchenko. Her poetry is translated from Ukraine to English by Viacheslav Stelmakh. Together We Rise – (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).