STACY BANNERMANs sharp and well carved imagery portrays paradoxical shadows that haunt the land of America and super giants in the world today. PROPHETIC. Her metaphors are sickle spikes that shred bellies of warlords and the emotion in her voice is painful and strikes deeper into the bone and marrow of her audience. BANNERMAN pens confessional and emotional deep poetry. She writes of poverty and menacing situations perpetuated by war and other atrocities. The poet ,peacemaker , life giver , teacher , mother yearns for the end of war .And at the same time chronicles tough war experiences , mind grilling traumas , heart raving suffering and brain draining vices as resultant tragedies of war , her verses are turgid with hard granite truth , her poetry is thick canopies succulent with sad realities and complexities perpetuated by the unrepentant monster of devilish dictatorial tendencies and satanic warlordism. Her poetry is prophetic while her timely submission is coincidentally in relation to the situation at hand. As the whole world bemoans the butchering of Black Lives. #BLACKLIVESMATTER. Legendary Poet, Writer and veteran BANNERMAN is an advocate of peace building, singer of the truth and forgiveness, freedom writer and chronicler of life experiences through poetry and other literary arts deliverables. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is sincerely gratified to feature legendary writings and prolific profile of one great peacemaker, Freedom Poet and widely published writer STACY BANNERMAN- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
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).
When reading SARA COMITO, you need to have alongside you, a jug of fresh spring water, her poetry is soul food as it feeds famished minds. Simplicity is the most dominating ingredient in this balanced poetic meal. Her deep reflections on nature and naturalness is mesmerizing and invites you to want to be part of the nature-world. As you graze through promise filled pastures of her versification's, your gusto grinds to a sudden screech, and your famishing is then replaced by contentment, you then belch metaphor and sneeze imagery as they make the protein and the vitamin of this soul food. A poetry balanced diet. We are healed from literary marasmus and creative pellagra. COMITO is a multi-award-winning poet, an accomplished writer and an excellent Editor. We are proud to feature creative prowess and literary excellence in the person of great poet, environmentalist, prolific writer and esteemed writings curator SARA COMITO- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
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)
MICHAEL MWANGI MACHARIA is one bold and brave voices from beyond the misty hills of Kirinyaga. His poetry boxed beat echoes in caves and crevices of hills of home. He speaks freedom to this earth whipped to pulp by death, war, quarantine and disease. His micro -verse FREEDOM is a heave of relief to the COVID 19 beaten humanity locked in their house’s day and night in the name of bondage tag -named LOCKDOWN alongside his twin brother cantankerous QUARANTINE. The rhythm in this set micro-verses shells our reading minds like soft droplets of mountain drizzle at ease though running deep to chill our bone and marrow, awakening from the slumber of the demonic and menacing pandemic. HOPE. MACHARIA is an editor, published poet, accomplished theatre practitioner and advocate of youth talent. MWANGI is our sterling Kenyan Associate to the Brave Voices Poetry Journal and has been contributing to the Poetry of resistance journal since 2017. Kudos to you great Poet. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC rewards Poet MACHARIA with this feature of excellence for his tireless contribution to the growth of young voices and poetry in Kenya, Africa and the entire globe- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
The poetic heave arouses our stream of consciousness. The musical word play sends you onto the poetic dance floor. And that you dance along to the afro -fusion of spoken word vibe and page poetry. The verbal percussion traverses with you back and forth into wonderland and then back into motherland. SPIRITUAL The rhythm intensifies and the reader speak in holy tongues. An African poetic incantation. The beat persists and dance throbs are drowned in satiric trances. Suddenly, the beautiful and spiritually electrified fusion pod -cracks into an emotional but entertaining halt. STYLE. And then later the echo and the dance dust float into the COVID 19 laced oxygen thickets, While the reader, the dancer sits back in awe revisiting the poetic rattle playing in his satire vexed mental box. ENAS SULEIMAN writes poetry that throb heart caves and rave mental boxes. Her micro-poems are turgid with reason, pregnant with meaning as they dangle with afro-fusionist vibe. The poetry also sags with the burden of war beaten memories of loss and pain. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is sincerely gratified to feature a Writer Poet from the great African land of Sudan. ENAS SULEIMAN with her verses that carry the drumbeat vibe and the verve of African dancer. SALUTATIONS- (BLURB by MbizoCHIRASHA).
I read MIKE STONE tonight. Wow, mesmerizing poetry. I know his themes are sour white as a full moon or pitch black as midnight and sometimes his verses speak God and creation, his satire taunts creation and his metaphor haunts evil to brighten from dark to light. His imagery talks to descendants of David and Goliath. He wrote on petals, he spat lyrics on tree leaves and signature poetry on the red clay earth of this world and poetry washes the dirty laundry of history , digital forests and life .STONE slings poetic vibe to the unrepentant, to the dead and sleeping living to rise and face the traumatizing realities of the modern world, his poems exorcise bended grandsons and demon cursed daughters from the clutches of lies and the devil. The verses are fat with reason and live spirit. MIKE STONE is a laureate of words and maestro of letters. Tonight, TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is gratified feature Prolific American Poet Mike Stone. We enjoy to engage and walk along lanterns of literacy and candles of poesy by the Iconic Mike Stone.
A golden African Poet. The verve is brave, the poetic heave is bold, the rhythm is dance-able, suspense is abundant, word economy is the insignia of her art of poesy. The wonder spirit in her verses is haunting. The miracle in her WORD is astounding. MUNIRA HUSSEIN is a well-read poet and widely published … Continue reading Munira Hussein,a Golden African Poet.
CURATOR OF DEFIANCE : Mr. Super-Power It is very easy to watch child soldiers slaughtering other children in the name of war on CNN International and BBC Africa. Madam Democrat Hell easy to speak of democracy and peace in the comfort of uptown glitter built by Sudanese gems and golden oil. Comrade Humanitarian, Bloody easy to carry briefcases filled with blood money to buy rifles and mental cranking drugs for young boys in Juba to kill their elders. Honorable Ambassador, It is hur….r aay cheap for you to cut off Sudanese news headlines and stash them in your political diplomacy library, get paid on the 25th of August, enjoy cups of cappuccino and forget. Mr. Military Junta, Sweat easy to swallow your heart and become a warlord, not ashamed to sit on tables to talk peace for people you are killing. I say, it is not easy to see a Darfur mother’s giving birth biting a bullet. I go on to say, It is difficult to see grenade shredded Khartoum babies on headlines of global news. I find it not easy to walk on mounds of gun- caused shallow graves. To see stacks of machete riddled human carcasses every day of our mighty lord. African Union, European Union, Americas, Indian Peace Foundations, Asian Peace Unions And United Nations, Where are you? While gun merchants, oil cartels And blood diamond cabals harvest bloody wealth, Sudan reaping death…………. Khartoum harvesting pangs of hunger We are not mentally deaf and poetically blind …………… Asijiki! We need a sweet fart of peace in Sudan and beyond. Poetry is the Weapon of Mass Instruction Ahoy!!! Tonight, after your dinner with poets of defiance. You can also pick some ink and write a verse of peace for Sudan, IN BOLD LETTERS – Mbizo Chirasha is Editor and Curator: A Dinner with Poets of Defiance (Voice for Sudan, Brave Voices Poetry Journal 66).
BRAVE VOICES 63-Grandma’s sweat bathes the statehouse tarmacs, Poverty shaved fathers are the glitter that replaced floodlights and stolen lampposts.Brother is the anointed fisherman catching political breams for the presidential roast.Ideological tutored memes sing praise anthems………..patronized .Singing praises to the republic’s red-carpet ……..they never stepped on. Protocol relegates them to the ragged edges of the republic,Mother’s … Continue reading AFRICAN PRESIDENT: BRAVE VOICES POETRY JOURNAL 63