See: The Coral channel Detroit with New York on a sunny Wirral seaside with their sparkling new single ‘Lover Undiscovered’

Anticipation is building for The Coral‘s upcoming magnum opus, a magnificent double album entitled ‘Coral Island’ due out on Friday, 30 April 2021. ‘…

See: The Coral channel Detroit with New York on a sunny Wirral seaside with their sparkling new single ‘Lover Undiscovered’

THE FIRST LADY OF THINKING (WANITA PERTAMA BERFIKIR) – Poem by Jeton Kelmendi  / Translated into BAHASA MELAYU by Siti Ruqaiyah Hashim

Poem by Jeton Kelmendi    THE FIRST LADY OF THINKING “Be stupid, but learn how to be foolish Without being in the spotlight, Do not worry: you will …

THE FIRST LADY OF THINKING (WANITA PERTAMA BERFIKIR) – Poem by Jeton Kelmendi  / Translated into BAHASA MELAYU by Siti Ruqaiyah Hashim

“The Corner House” and other poems by Victoria Kennefick

Poethead

(I don’t know how to spell) Meningioma

 
I float down icy corridors.
My face slips, blurs on skirting boards.
Plastic tiles suck my shoes.
 
In the GA Ward,
the flickering mouth of television
hisses at blankness.
 
An igloo of brains, snow blocks on pillows;
my eyes cast out to look for you.
The German lady asks me for water.
 
She’s never seen you here, she says.
She’s got a tumour, a hail stone in her head,
frozen on an x-ray in the hall.
 
In the waiting room, sweat sneaks out my armpits,
from behind bare knees, freezes like a smile.
Sun flaunts its limbs along the wall –
 
my body perves to lie with it, the mad yellow.
You do not come; I go out double-doors –
anti-bacterial soap melts in my hands.
 
Sun gropes my body back to skin
in the hospital…

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Three Poems by Scott Wannberg

Rusty Truck

Hard Luck

Hard Luck’s getting married to his high school sweetie.
All participants in the ongoing crime attend,
history books babble and fall from their shelves.
Guess we’re on our own.
Improvise some future
we can readily hum.

The coast road is erratic
can’t keep its answers straight.
The goodbye room is full of nervous waiters
wondering what today’s special looks like.
All those animals Noah took aboard the ark
were Pisces.

Hard Luck won’t get out of his rocking chair.
Maybe it’s a bit late.
The bones creak.
The groom and the bride
mumble something unintelligible about faith.
If only somebody around here would enunciate.

Listening to Tom Russell, Songs of the West

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Over the Edge, and Then Some…

The luxury liner promises to stop sinking
as soon as you truly get clear.
The Children Of The Great Depression
offer a sleek new line of
alluring lunch pails.

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Gerald Locklin, CSULB teacher, writer, poet, dies at 79

Gerald Locklin, a legendary local teacher, writer and poet who helped shape the literary landscape of Southern California for decades and was friends…

Gerald Locklin, CSULB teacher, writer, poet, dies at 79

A poet I admire and always enjoy reading

Merry Christmas

Pages have been silent , poetry settled hibernating in its own nest of growing existence , other words have escaped beyond borders and territories dramatic arcs to be filmed on flickering silver screen those words I am embracing , those words are my life blood.

I sit back this Christmas morning and think of you all

On set

Quarantine and Chill ,a powerful script written by Jane Dillon that has translated into a dramatic surge of a short film , shooting is complete Shaun Daly worked the camera with style despite lighting issues that we overcame , Jane is directing herself , Queen Banerbie plays her antagonist , as production assistant I became immersed this is the second time on set for me , the first was Matopulas as a first time actor working behind the scenes has enriched my knowledge especially towards screenwriting my awareness of pages becoming literal has altered some of my screenwriting perceptions, it was a great week made new friends Sian Woods who worked sound and camera and Amanda Borg the make up artist who is amazing . Once done through editing by Christopher Buckenham we will be revealing to the world and every festival we can but until then I will keep you posted

http://www.amandaborgmakeupartist.com

http://www.sianwoods.wixsite.com

My wife Karen Lawrence , Spikey Mouse Photography did the behind the scenes stills for advertising and marketing etc, she is an amazing and talented person and should look at her work on:-

http://www.karen-lawrence.pixels.com

it’s so much nicer / immutable / technique / my former lives

Rob Plath an amazing poet with such a distinctive voice , I love him

Boned

by Rob Plath

image1.jpeg Art by Rob Plath

it’s so much nicer

it’s so much
nicer hanging
out w/ the dead
than the living
tongueless jaws
are better
vacant rib cages
are better
empty skulls
are better
horizontal frames
beneath layers
are better

immutable

the skull laughs
when you try
to stifle it
its jaws happily
chattering
b/c it has no
tongue
to cut out

technique

i keep skinning
myself daily
& when that fucker
death knocks
it’ll just be sickle
meeting goddam bone
the final poem

my former lives

i’ve never believed
in past lives
but thinking today
i’ve come to the conclusion
that i probably lived many
& i’m only in touch
w/ all those bones
of my former lives
a long line of skeletons
murmuring in my cells

Rob Plath is a 48-year-old poet from New York. He has published 21 books so far. . He is most…

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