Poetry

“Poetry Heals Me,” says Ethel Kabwato (Zimbabwe)

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Poetry has an indescribable power to do different things to different people. To the Zimbabwean poet and writer Ethel Kabwato, poetry is therapeutic and allows her to be happy, sad, or inspirational. In a wide-ranging interview with Beaven Tapureta, poet Ethel Kabwato revealed how poetry launched her onto a career which she finds self-healing and…

Nhetembo Shanu dza Emmanuel Mhike Hove (Zimbabwe)

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Emmanuel Mhike Hove akaberekwa kwaMazvihwa, Zimbabwe, mugore ra1987. Mwana weimba yovushe hwekwaMazvihwa uyo anombodzwa nerekuti “Prince of Mazvihwa” . Akadzidza paGudo Primary School nepaGwavachemai Secondary, achibva azopedzisira paZvishavane High, asati aenda kuMidlands State University, uko abuda neHonours degree reMusic and Musicology. Akashanda paMusic Arts  and Culture Festival iyo yaachiri kubatsira nanhasi. Mhike ndoumwe veavo vakauya…

Four Poems by Angela Consolo Mankiewicz (USA)

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Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Angela Consolo Mankiewicz lives in Los Angeles. She has 4 chapbooks out, with the newest being  AN EYE, published by Pecan Grove Press and AS IF, from Little Red Books-Lummox. He work  also been included in the anthologies OBSESSION: SESTINAS IN THE 21st CENTURY (UPNE, 2014) and THE LONG…

New Poetry by Matt Prater (USA)

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Matt Prater is a poet and writer from Saltville, VA (US). His work has appeared in journals throughout his native Appalachia, including in Appalachian Heritage, Appalachian Journal, drafthorse, Floyd County Moonshine, The Hollins Critic, James Dickey Review, Kudzu, Motif, Now & Then, The Pikeville Review, Revolution John, Still: The Journal, and Town Creek Poetry, among…

New Poems by Ralph Monday (USA)

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Ralph Monday is an Associate Professor of English at Roane State Community College in Harriman, TN., where he teaches composition, literature, and creative writing courses. He has been published widely in over 50 journals, including Agenda, The New Plains Review, New Liberties Review,Fiction Week Literary Review, Crack the Spine and many others.  His poetry has…

Hurukuro: Tinashe Muchuri Anozeya Nhetembo naLinda Gabriel

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Madzimai paanonyora nhetembo dzerudo vanenge vanonetseka kunyora vachinyatsobudisa zvavanonzwa kana vapinda murudo. Memory Chirere anovapa mhosva yekunyora pane imwe nguva savarume kwete samadzimai. Pane kuti ndakadya John vanonyora kuti ‘Ndakadyiwa naSara.’ Zvakadaro zvinoonekwa kuti pane mamwe madzimai anoburitsa zviri kutsi kwemoyo yawo munyaya dzerudo achishandisa rurimi rwechichiRungu. Madzimai akaita saPrimrose Dzenga naEve Nyemba vanonyatsobudisa shuviro…

New poems by Shawn Aveningo (USA)

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Check out our poetry section for new poems by Shawn Aveningo,  globally published, award-winning poet who can’t stand the taste of coconut, eats pistachios daily and loves shoes … especially red ones! (redshoepoet.com) She believes poetry, especially when read aloud, is the perfect literary art form for today’s fast-paced world due to its power to…

New poetry from Dawn Promislow (South Africa/Canada)

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The poetry section features poetry by Dawn Promislow, who was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and has lived in Toronto since 1987. Her writing has appeared in Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Numero Cinq, Canopic Jar, Random House’s Hazlitt, SLiP (Stellenbosch Literary Project), Canadian Poetries and StoryTime, among others, and has been anthologized in TOK: Writing the New Toronto, book 5 (Zephyr Press, 2010), and African Roar 2012 (StoryTime Publications, 2012). Her debut short story collection, Jewels and Other Stories (TSAR Publications,…

Three Poems by John Horvath Jr (USA)

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John Horvath Jr is a retired professor, disabled veteran, poet and full time observer of humanity. He writes from “inside the sinner” in order to give dignity and purpose to the social “outcast” and common man. Since the 1960s. his poetry has been published in Africa, America North, Asia, Australia, and Europe.       John…

New Poems by Lorraine Caputo

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Lorraine Caputo is a documentary poet, translator and travel writer. Her works appear in over 100 journals on five continents, such as Drumvoices Revue, ENcontrARTE (Venezuela), übergang (Germany), Open Road Review (India) and Cordite Poetry Review (Australia); eight poetry chapbooks, five audio recordings and twelve anthologies. She also pens travel pieces, with stories appearing in the anthologies Drive: Women’s True Stories from…