Acclaimed African Storyteller Masimba Musodza revolutionizes the Art of Short Story.


Reading  Masimba Musodza  is equivalent   to my usual enjoyment  of  a  sumptuous dish  of African mushroom wood-fire cooked  by a willing mother  , a delicacy .   The  sequencing  of  the  story HERE BE CANNIBALS  is  highly captivating and was  diligently woven ,  suspense is the chief ingredient , dialogue  is the nourishing salt  and the dish is summed up  by mounting tension,    and tragedy becomes our full course meal, our  story   . While dialogue within  is profoundly intriguing  ,as   it firmly  unlocks  the mood of our story , hence  depicting morality  and pacing  our story  forward. CRAFTY.  HERE BE CANNIBALS  exposes to utter nudity the  evil , cantankerous and devilish   shenanigans of ruthless  political demigods and cruel- hearted warlords  as they incessantly plant  wars  through their  greedy , dictatorial  and insatiable quest bloodletting ,devilish super-power posturing  and unrepentant crude -habit of  grabbing natural wealth  of both military week  and politically fragile countries. It  depicts the demise of peace at doorsteps  and death of human freedoms as guns smash lives to pulp and wars burn our earth to ashes,   due to careless  perpetuation by back door political  charlatans and uncivilized zealots  always bent  on polishing the   devilish  egos of warlords with unwarranted filthy praise .Legendary Masimba Musodza is an extraordinary chronicler of events  through the art of   storytelling . TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC proudly presents a  distinguished African Zimbabwean Author , a master of speculative fiction  and super -storyteller  Masimba Musodza-( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).

Time of the Legend with Acclaimed Performance Poet Nicole Peyrafitte.


Performance Poet Nicole Peyrafitte your dub verse is mind raving and lyrical gymnastics are scintillates lowly spirited 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).

Chronicler Gail Newman   pens her memories of Polish holocaust through Poetry.


It is bravery, deep belly- pit emotional recollection, real creative wit and spiritual consciousness that makes Gail Newman   a distinguished poet. Newman is a chronicler   of lives survived under the rough spike of war; lives lived under the cruel hard knuckle of death.  Her poetry is succulent with hard truth. The verses tremble with confessional vibe.  Reason within the marrow of each verse is heart blazing and the emotional carried within is blood chilling.  Gail Newman is an extraordinary poet, a merchant of truth and a survivor of the most vicious holocaust. Her poetry speaks to the bones of causalities of the deadly holocaust, to the spirits of her people roaming in the cemeteries, her poetry speaks to the soil of her motherland, the soil today that heave with grief of her sisters and brothers burnt to cinder by the devilish fires of darkness.  Legendary literary combatant Newman chronicles heart rending memories and soul pricking poetic hymns in her latest poetry collection Blood Memory. The TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC   is profoundly registering gratitude to the prolific Poet, Acclaimed Writer and Accomplished chronicler Gail Newman- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)    

Kenyan Poet Ndeke and Botswana Griot Ntshwabi are August Guest Editors.


The WOMAWORDS   and BRAVE VOICES June Edition are marked with success, diversity and the exclusivity.  The Guest Editors that included G Jamie Dedes, the WOMAWORDS Poet Laureate and Francis Otole, the Brave Voices Associate in Nigeria did a sterling job, the submissions turnover was superb and the selections were excellent. Salutations to the pen-slingers, wordsmith and great poets who took their time to submit to these great editions in June 2020. Your contributions are marked in the book of poetic life. We thank you profoundly. We take   opportunity to introduce new in coming GUEST EDITORS of both BRAVE VOICES AND WOMAWORDS Journals.  

Reading Chirikure Chirikure, Iconic Zimbabwean Poetry Arts Curator


CHIRIKURE is our national signature of professional performance poetry and the genesis of Zimbabwean spoken -word art. A widely published poet and well-traveled literary arts culture ambassador. And has graced   artistic podiums at reputable book and global literature festivals in Berlin Germany, Rotterdam Netherlands, Norway, Medellin Poetry Festival and Poetry Africa an annual international poetry fete in South Africa. Prolific Curator and Live Literature Producer Chirikure founded Lit fest Harare in 2015 and the festival tops the arts calendar every year, promoting creative writing scholarship and literary arts culture exchanges among other great successes. Lit fest Harare has attracted a great number of international voices since its inception. Chirikure successfully curated the HIVOS sponsored HIFA Poetry Café for more than five years in Harare. The legendary poet in him speaks satire to his corruption smashed audience, while the literary combatant in him spells protest to gluttonous fat cats and imbecilic charlatans bleeding our nations dry. Chirikure is an honorary member of the International Writers Program at IOWA and a UNESCO-RILA Affiliate Artist at University of Glasgow. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is excited to feature poetic prowess and creative reverence in the person of legendary writer and internationally acclaimed Zimbabwean poetry Artist Chirikure Chirikure- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).

Prolific Kari Krenn ferments POETRY in pots of reason.


The well  choreographed dancing ensemble of verses  is stunning. Our thirsty for imagination is quenched by the imagery presented creatively on page walls. The poetic exhibition is worth a deserving reader  and audience  to fill their wisdom hungry souls with literary contentment. The poems are papaya tree- canopies dangling   with fruits of hard truth and the leaves are succulent with the chlorophyll of promise and hope. The vibe is mind consuming and the verbal dexterity is prolific. The beat echoes notes in the readers mind to sing along  for the hope of tomorrow. KARI KRENN is an Argentinian Poet, dancer, photographer and social media socialite. KRENN is a published Poet, Writer and Translator. Kari works with international poets in Cuba, Americas, Europe and Africa and the Prolific Poet sits in the WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS HALL OF FAME and she is our Argentinian Associate.  We feature this great literary socialite from Argentina in the spirit of * Diversity, Inclusivity and Creativity*. Together We Rise- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)

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BRAVE VOICES POETRY JOURNAL 57: AND NOW THE POETS SPEAK (Remaking the Zimbabwean Nation )


      AND NOW THE POETS SPEAK :CORRUPTION Syphilitic gangrene, clutching the hard iron phalluses of the state with a grip. Cartel is scandalous cousin of corruption. A newly coined media lingo revealing the stink of underhand cabalistic dealings in the heave of darkness. Scandal corruption’s obedient eunuch. Extortion corruption’s enslaved maidservant. Cartels self-enriching … Continue reading BRAVE VOICES POETRY JOURNAL 57: AND NOW THE POETS SPEAK (Remaking the Zimbabwean Nation )

Brave Voices Poetry Journal 55:BLOOD LETTERS TO BIYA (CAMEROON IS ALSO OUR COUNTRY).


  BLOOD LETTERS TO BIYA (CAMEROON IS ALSO OUR COUNTRY)      : See puppets moaning out loud under the oppressionalitic burden of uncondomized, rough, rush ridden iron steel imperialistic phalluses. Slicing apart the sacredness and virginity of this earth .Painting the moon red with fresh  blood. Sacred land wounded by riffle gongs, bullet shreds and shrieks of … Continue reading Brave Voices Poetry Journal 55:BLOOD LETTERS TO BIYA (CAMEROON IS ALSO OUR COUNTRY).