April Vol. 10
Our April issue arrives
celebrating spring and rebirth.
Our guest Poet for April is a Professor
of Art Cinematography as well as
Screenwriting and Visual Literacy at the University of
Illinois at Urbana
Champaign. His poem "Muralist" was written in
1974 and was used as a
narration in the movie he made, by the same title. It
was selected 9th out
of 400 entries at the Bolinas, CA Poetry Film Festival.
We proudly offer it
to our readers.
by Julius Rascheff
This poem was written last year after experiencing racial
tension, and has
been published in an Anthology called The Silence Within as
well as having
been recorded on a 3 disc set of poetry called The Spoken
Will Dance For You
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John
This poem originally published in Jang International
Newspaper, in the arts
section known as Tapestry, was written in response to a sonnet
by Urdu poet,
Muhammad Navid Ahmed, inspired too, by Omar Khayyam, Yeats and
by Deborah Russell
Our resident Love Poet remembers a dream he had in
I Wandered in the Streets
by Marc Power
Inspired by his Year 7 English class, many of whom became
hawks and falcons after studying Barry Hines' novel "Kes".
became fascinated and started to actually take note of the
hawks which fly
free around where he lives. He then decided to add another
dimension by also
making it a love poem.
by Chris Ingham
Inspired by Springsteen's Thunder Road....and an empty
highway in Utah on a
late July afternoon.
by Janet Leister
Janet wants her work to leave a mental image, much
like a painting in which
the words are brushstrokes. She has had the "pearl"
metaphor in mind for a
while, and it just all came together for her one day as it
by Janet Leister
An impressionistic view of a moment or two at
most, and how much we are
during that time.
by Kevyn Clark
Pam Johnson returns with her second submission a lesson on
This months challenge was to create a poem using already
titles. Adding as few extra words or sentences as necessary.
And so far the
This tasty pudding, a Native American favorite during Colonial times,
was probably served at the first Thanksgiving.
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John