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)
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.
The scintillating, rat -tat rhythm and the drumbeat vibe of her well coined verses bombarded my lyric thrashed mental box. Poetry that roast and cracks popcorn in my bloodstream, real poetry. The lyrical dexterity is magical like the glow of rays at morning time and the grace of the silver moon above Table Mountains cleaning the dark of shadows off the human wonderland. Intensity of messages coupled with belly pit rumbling imagery mesmerizes the readers mental eye. The touch of Africaness as lines precede one after another blow by blow. Here is poetry band Symbolism plays drums , while imagery dances like breakdance, kwaito or pansula , rhythm here is a leading vocalist at the spoken word impromptu .Again after the frenzied dances , the beat ,the echo and the metaphoric trances .Symbolism is left on stage to perform his natural intercourse with the audience’s heart caves. The poem I’m BEAUTIFUL is trailblazing, the poem is human, this poem is earthly and beautiful. Can I say it is a poem turned human or human turned into a poem. FIONA KHAN diligently fuses spoken word poesy and page poetry to feed her audience with a poetic balanced diet . PROLIFIC.KHAN is the founder of several literary arts, literacy projects and child care projects. She is the Founder of The Fiona Khan Academy of Learning, a child-oriented project. KHAN is spearheading The Global Forum 4 Literacy, a UNESCO recognized organisation. LEGIT. We are sincerely gratified and humbled feature this great Writer, Literacy Projects Curator, Acclaimed Educator and accomplished Poet FIONA KHAN.
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).
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 )
MIOMBO REVIEW - DANCE OF DAWN, a scintillating collection of poetry by a Nigerian Abuja born, rising African poetry princes STAR OKPEH is an African story is packed in a sardined style , the maturity of the metaphor is stunning and it ripples the readers blood like a rushed gust of wind .Okpeh’s diction is economized … Continue reading PRINCESS OF AFRICAN POETRY’s DANCE OF DAWN