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The Newly Discovered Worker-Poets’ Works Tell the Stories of the Miseries of the Cotton Famine




|| August 14: 2018: University of Exeter News || ά. Hundreds of moving poems written by desperate Lancashire cotton workers facing hunger and homelessness because of the American Civil War have been uncovered by experts. The conflict stopped cotton from reaching the North West, leaving people without work and facing poverty. They took to verse to explain the devastating impact the conflict had on their lives. Now the voices of those workers have been brought to life, allowing the story of this important part of the region’s history to be told in a new way.

On the website, presenting these works, researchers note and, we invite, everyone to note this so that people just do not go mad, ensuring to remember, these are works of a specific period of history and it relates to that reality and not to today’s one: ‘’Please note: The poetry and its attendant newspaper commentary on this website is Victorian and reflects the ideology and language of that time. Terms, may be, used and social attitudes, may be, expressed, which would be unacceptable today but in the interests of historical accuracy examples of this have not been amended or censored.’’

The writings are a rare example of working class poetry of the era and, therefore, were only published in local newspapers and through letters between 1861 and 1865. Many are written in the Lancashire dialect. Experts from the University of Exeter have been working to find letter-poems, most of which haven’t been seen or read for 150 years. They have found 300 poems so far through local archives and are confident that there are as many there still to be found. Audio recordings of 100 of these poems have now been made, read by researchers.

Several of the poems have been set to music by the award-winning traditional music group, Faustus, bringing to life the extraordinary range and emotional intensity of the texts. These feature on this new website and the materials are going to be released on a special edition CD next year.

The poems describe the poverty, hunger, and homelessness of the time, as well as, war, slavery, and Victorian ‘colonisation’. The densely populated and once prosperous region of Lancashire was plunged into industrial doldrums by the war in the USA.

Dr Simon Rennie, from the University of Exeter, who leads the project, said, “These poems have an extraordinary range and emotional intensity. Some are in heavy dialect, some are comic, some have high literary ambition and others are satirical. We see repetition of the same types of characters, phrases and poetic rhythms.

This shows there was a vibrant literary culture among Lancashire cotton workers and they traded ideas for mutual benefit. We believe those published in newspapers are talking to each other. They reveal a previously unheard commentary on one of the most devastating economic disasters to occur in Victorian Britain.”

Along with the audio recordings the experts have, also, produced a publicly accessible database of Lancashire Cotton Famine poetry, including, poems and maps. The audio recordings have been recorded by Dr Rennie, Professor Brian Maidment and Dr Ruth Mather.

Dr Mather said, “In recording these poems we are trying simply to show they can be heard as well as read. The Lancashire dialect pieces in particular are fiendishly difficult to recite and we are aware that pronunciation of many terms, may be, contentious. But we hope we are bringing alive an important part of Lancashire cultural history, which has lain relatively dormant for over 150 years.”:::ω.

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Who Rages Under My Milk Wood: This is I Kayo Chingonyi: But Why Have You Got a Cheque Have They Paid You to Rage: No Sir They Have Given Me the Award in Your Name for Raging Like You: I See That Makes Sense: Now Let Us Rage to Fix This Broken World Which is Much More Broken Than When I was There


|| May 14: 2018: Swansea University News|| ά. Young poet Mr Kayo Chingonyi has been chosen from a shortlist of six authors to win the world’s biggest literary prize for young writers, the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize 2018. BAFTA-award winning Actor and Swansea University Fellow Mr Michael Sheen and Dylan Thomas’ granddaughter Ms Hannah Ellis announced 31-year-old Mr Kayo Chingonyi as the winner of the prestigious award, with a prize sum of £30,000, at a ceremony held at Swansea University.

Mr Chingonyi was awarded for his critically-acclaimed debut poetry collection, Kumukanda. This bold collection explores black masculinity and rites of passage for young black men in Britain. On receiving the award,Mr Chingonyi said, ''I’m staggered. It’s wonderful to receive an award in the name of Dylan Thomas, whose work was introduced to me by a really inspirational teacher by the name of Rachel Baroni, who introduced me to Under Milk Wood and I’ve been fascinated by his work since then. I want to take a moment to thank my teachers who gave me the confidence to continue writing the poems I was writing just for myself.

It’s through the kind of inspiration of those people in my life that I continue to write and follow it through and now poetry is the centre of my life and there’s no sense in which writing couldn’t be a part of life. I’m very grateful" Awarded for the best literary work published in the English language, written by an author aged 39 or under, the prize celebrates the international world of fiction in all its forms including poetry, novels, short stories and drama.

Chair of the Judges of the Prize, Professor Dai Smith CBE said, “Kayo Chingonyi has an original and distinctive voice and this collection, mature and moving, shows a young poet mastering form in various ways to reveal content, which is both personal and immensely relevant to the social dilemmas of Britain today".

Mr Michael Sheen, said, “I’d like to congratulate Kayo Chingonyi for winning the 10th Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize, for his debut collection of poetry Kumukanda, a stunning and hugely culturally relevant collection of poems, that keenly explore black culture, masculinity and identity in Britain today. Having grown up near Swansea, I feel a very strong connection with Wales’ cultural heritage and it is truly an honour for me to present an award, that brings the best and most exciting young literary talent from around the world to Wales.

I know, first-hand, how essential exposure to the written word can be for young minds and I admire the Dylan Thomas Prize for continuing Thomas’ incredible literary legacy and inspiring the next generation of writers and creators from Wales and beyond. With this year marking the 10th anniversary of the prize, as well as, the 65th anniversary of Thomas’ death, there is no better time to celebrate Dylan’s legacy and the wonder of the written word".

2018 marks the 10th edition of the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize, named after Wales’ most lauded writer, Swansea-born Dylan Thomas, who died sixty-five years ago this year, aged just 39 years old as one of the most important writers of the 20th century. The winner of this year’s prize will receive £30,000 and will be invited to the Hay Festival to discuss their work with Chair of the Judges Professor Dai Smith later this month.

Previous winners include Mr Max Porter’s Grief is the Thing with Feathers in 2016, Mr Joshua Ferris’ To Rise Again at a Decent Hour in 2014 and Ms Fiona McFarlane’s highly-acclaimed collection of short stores, The High Places, mostly recently in 2017.

Chaired by Professor Dai Smith CBE, Emeritus Raymond Williams Research Chair in the Cultural History of Wales at Swansea University and historian and writer on Welsh arts and culture, this year’s judging panel features: Founder and Director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, Ms Namita Gokhale; winner of the inaugural International Dylan Thomas Prize novelist and playwright, Ms Rachel Trezise; poet, translator and scholar, Professor Kurt Heinzelman;and author and Founder of London Short Story Festival, Mr Paul McVeigh.

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Regine Humanics Foundation Begins Its Journey Today: The Humanion Is Now A Regine Humanics Foundation Publication


|| April 06: 2018 || ά. The Humanion was first published on September 24, 2015 and has been run, since that day, on a complete voluntary basis without any 'formal' or 'constituted' manner or form and, it was run on as a Human Enterprise, which is an idea of Humanics, in which, ownership is replaced by belongingship and, thus, in a Humanical Society, no one owns anything but everyone belongs to the whole as the whole belongs to everyone lawfully and equally and, it neither believes in nor makes money but human utilities, needs, aspirations, creativity, imagination and dreams are served without money, where everyone works and creates for all others as all others create and work for all others, thus, bringing in meaning and purpose to life along with it come natural justice, equality and liberty, that establish a true civilisation within the Rule of Law. And in one word, this system of human affairs management is called, Humanics and a society that runs itself in humanics is called a humanical society. Today, we have begun the process of 'constituting' this Human Enterprise, which does not exist in the current system, but the next closest thing to it, that exists in the UK Law is Social Enterprise. Therefore, today, Friday, April 06, 2018, we are beginning Regine Humanics Foundation, that is the 'Agency', that will lead, run, manage and develop everything, that The Humanion has been trying to do.

Regine Humanics Foundation is established by the Thinker, Author, Poet, Novelist, Playwright, Editor of The Humanion, Festival Director of London Poetry Festival and a Humanicsxian: hu: maa: neek: tian: One, that believes in, lives and exists by Humanics, Mr Munayem Mayenin, of London, England, United Kingdom. Mr Mayenin says, ''Humanics is a vision; people, may, call it, utopia, we, call it our Humanicsovicsopia; Humanics. Humanics is our philosophy, our faith, our conviction, our resolution, our way of existing, thinking, being and doing: to seek and try to do so in the determination that all we must do and be is to exist to advance the human condition. People, readers and agencies and organisations, from all across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the whole of the United Kingdom and Australasia, Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, from all walks and strata of life, have supported our endeavours, supported The Humanion and The Humanion Team, who volunteered their time to run things, since the beginning of The Humanion and long before that, when other things, that are now part of The Foundation, were developing. Nothing has changed in terms of the nature and value of what we have been seeking to do.''

''But the founding of The Foundation brings it all in a solid foundation so that we can keep on building this 'vision' so that it keeps on going regardless of who come to take the vision-mission of The Foundation forward. The Foundation runs along with time and along with the flowing humanity. This is the dream, this is the vision, this the hope in founding this Foundation. And, in this, we hope and invite all our readers, supporters, well wishers and all agencies and organisations to support our endeavours to build something, a Human Enterprise, which we are in the process of registering as a Social Enterprise, as a Community Interest Company, working for the common good of the one and common humanity. No one makes or takes profit out of The Foundation, which now runs The Humanion and everything else, that is part of it. The Foundation, once registered, will have an Asset Lock, which means that in any event, should The Foundation dissolve itself, all its existing assets shall go to a similar Social Enterprise. Therefore, we invite everyone to support The Foundation, support The Humanion in whatever way they can. And, there are endless number of ways people and organisations can support The Foundation and The Humanion.'' ::: ω.

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Dr Steve Ely's New Poetry Collection Deals with Violence and Savagery of the Human Psyche

|| April 04: 2018 || ά. || April 03: 2018 || ά. Poet-Lecturer Dr Steve Ely, at the University of Huddersfield, has published his later poetry collection, which has a long title, ‘Bloody, proud and murderous men, adulterers and enemies of God’. The collection includes meditations on genocide in Nazi Germany and Rwanda; battlefield death in WWI and the Falklands, brutality in medieval York and escalating violence and vengeance in the mean streets of today’s UK. The book takes its title from the writings of a moralising monk, named, Gildas, who surveyed the Dark Ages in Britain with despair. “He blamed the Anglo-Saxon invasions on the character of the British, who he describes as ‘Bloody, proud and murderous men, adulterers and enemies of God’.

And I thought not a great deal had changed. So, I appropriated it for the book.” said Dr Ely. He is Lecturer in Creative Writing and directs the Ted Hughes Network, dedicated to researching the work of another poet, who did not shy away from violent themes. There are five sections in Dr Ely’s new collection and, in addition to its wide ranging subject matter, there is a variety of styles, from versification in The Ballad of Scouse McLaughlin, the tale of a soldier killed in the Falklands, to the free verse of Werewolf, dealing with Nazism and its legacy and the prose poetry of True Crime, a psychological mini-thriller set in Northern England in the 1990s.

''The book anthologises material written over the course of ten years and despite its visceral content, it is quite analytical.'' said Dr Ely. ''The main argument is related to the role of the state. In a lot of discourses about violence we see it as being privatised to the deviant individual.” he explained.

“What I’m trying to expose, particularly, in the first section, Werewolf, is the way the state is able to manipulate individuals and get them to act in ways, in which, they will exercise violence on behalf of the elites, that control the state.

Think of a civilised country like Germany in the 1930s, in which, the most cultured middle class, that had ever existed found themselves deeply implicated in the murder of 75 million people. How did that happen? The state manipulated their fears and ambitions and co-opted them into the project.”

Bloody, proud and murderous men, adulterers and enemies of God is published by The High Window Press and has been launched at the Huddersfield Literature Festival. ::: ω.

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Newcastle Poetry Festival 2018: May 02-05



|| March 26: 2018 ||ά. Crossings: Newcastle Poetry Festival 2018 is set to take place on May 02-05. Set against a backdrop of political and cultural change around the world, this spring’s festival aims to celebrate the absolutely infinite number of things, that make humanity one and the same with its infinite diversity and finite infinities of oneness. Those, who seek to emphasise as to what separates people but the truth is the only thing, that separates one human from the next is nothing else but our very humane 'individuality' and this very individuality is the key to understanding the oneness and diversity of that 'individuality' of all humanity in plularity. Let us say this: all humans need oxygen, water, nutritious food and drink. All humans communicate with language. All humans think with what is human rationality. Yes, people say that these people are like this and they like English food or French food or Indian food or Japanese food but what they miss is that all humans need 'food' and not a soul on earth wants to eat what is 'tasteless' food, horrible food! That's where the unity is.

And what unties all humanity into one unity: the genome to begin with, the blood, the heart, the brain, the neurons, the cells, the genes, the gap junctions, the action potentials, the pulses and the beats and the circadian rhythm, the genetics, the cardiology, the neurology and molecular biology and biochemistry and much, much more infinities to go with them. What divides us is nothing but the 'politics' of things. All political this entire division-project is: but poetry can not and does not exist in 'border' or 'frontier' or 'division': poetry is the infinite dawn in the infinity of the entire enigma of life and existence. Poetry can not but unite for what are works of Pablo Neruda or Mayakovosky or Kalidasa or Homer of William Shakespeare or Maya Angelou or Robert Frost or Sylvia Plath or Ted Hughes or Boris Pasternak or Rabindranath Tagore, if, not, an endless celebrations of this very infinity of human existence and its celebrations. Therefore, The Humanion is delighted to hear and present the news of this spring poetry festival in Newcastle! The Festival aspires to bring together an exciting blend of award-winning poets, musicians, painters and film-makers all packed into four dynamic days in the North East. The programme of the festival was launched on March 15 by the Scottish Makar Ms Jackie Kay in an event at the Mining Institute, Newcastle, where she, also, read from her latest book Bantam 2017.

The festival, now in its fourth year, promises to be its most ambitious yet. Taking the theme of Crossings, writers and performers from across the UK and beyond will explore the notion of borders in art, travel, music and, of course, poetry. The festival itself crosses between various venues around Newcastle, including, Sage Gateshead and Northern Stage.

An undoubted highlight will be a collaboration with the major retrospective of Newcastle University graduate Mr Sean Scully, co-hosted by the Hatton and Laing Galleries, February-May 2018. Eight poets, including, Mr Ian Duhig, Mr Luke Kennard, Mr Sean O’Brien, Mr Sasha Dugdale, Ms Imtiaz Dharker, Ms Karen McCarthy Woolf, and Ms Degna Stone have created new works inspired by Scully’s paintings. A reading of some of these new poems has been scheduled during the festival on Friday, May 04.

This event will see the launch of Waves and Bones, a poetry project sponsored by the Area of Outstanding National Beauty Partnership. A group of poets visited sites on the Northumbrian Coast to be inspired by relics and stories of pilgrimage. The result is a video and photography collage created by artist Ms Phyllis Christopher, which includes readings of the poems by Ms Linda Anderson, Mr John Challis, Ms Christy Ducker, Ms Linda France, Ms Cynthia Fuller, Mr Kris Johnson, Mr Peter Hebden, Ms Lisa Matthews, Ms Theresa Muñoz and Mr David Spittle.

The festival gets underway on Wednesday, May 02, at Newcastle University’s Boiler House, with a special event featuring critically-acclaimed poet, Ms Jorie Graham, the first of several US poets, including, Ms Patricia Smith, Ms Carolyn Forché, Ms Ilya Kaminsky and Ms Fanny Howe, who will all be performing during the festival.

Ms Graham is the author of numerous collections of poetry and winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize. Her Place won the Forward Prize and in 2017 she was awarded the Wallace Stevens Poetry Prize. The evening is hosted by Ms Tara Bergin, whose own collection The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx 2017 has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize, the T S Eliot Prize and the Irish Times Poetry Now Award.

At a time, when borders and barriers are increasingly part of political discourse, this year’s Northern Poetry Symposium, May 03, will be exclusively devoted to the art of poetry in translation. Held at the magnificent Sage Gateshead, this promises to be a day of lively debates, workshops and readings. The symposium is co-hosted by the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, Poet Trio and the Poetry Book Society.

In the evening, Spanish poet Mr Fernando Valverde and singer Ms Juan Pinilla, will be fusing the arts of poetry and Flamenco, while MOBO award winning jazz duo Binker  Moses will be in musical dialogue with Tyehimba Jess, who will read from his Pulitzer Prize-winning collection Olio 2016, which features poems about the history of African-American music.

Taking the themes of war, poverty and racism, as identified by Martin Luther King in his 1967 speech in Newcastle, which is the focus of the poetry anthology, The Mighty Stream: Poems in Celebration of Martin Luther King 2017, join Ms Shami Chakrabarti, Ms Carolyn Forché and Ms Patricia Smith for a discussion covering human rights and poetry, Friday, May 04, Northern Stage.

During the evening, Newcastle Poetry Festival welcomes the multi-award-winning Irish poet, Mr Ciaran Carson, to Newcastle for the first time. Mr Carson is the author of over a dozen books spanning poetry, translation and prose, and is a major figure in Contemporary Irish Letters. He will be accompanied by the much-garlanded Mr Sean O’Brien and Ms Leanne O’Sullivan, another award-winning Irish writer of great repute.

The concluding day of Crossings offers visitors an opportunity to hear the work of up-and-coming writers and performers. On the morning of Saturday, May 05, poetry lovers are invited to Northern Stage to listen to the work of current MA in Writing Poetry students based at The Poetry School in London and at Newcastle University.

Speaking at the launch of the 2018 Newcastle Poetry Festival programme, Co-Director, Ms Linda Anderson said, “We’re very excited to be presenting such a diverse programme, with poets, who are performing in the North-East and, even, in the UK, for the first time.”

Her Co-Director Ms Sinéad Morrissey said, “It’s been amazing to be part of poetry programming of such calibre. A literary festival of this quality, diversity and duration devoted exclusively to poetry is unique in the North East. The Newcastle Poetry Festival is clearly going from strength to strength.”

Newcastle Poetry Festival is organised by the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, part of Newcastle University. ω.

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When They Set Up Their Mountains of Darkness Into Raging Dark-Fires Show Them the Swirling Infinities of the Light For: Poetry is a Light in the World


|| December 09: 2017: Manchester Metropolitan University News || ά. Ms Sakinah Hofler has been awarded the £10,000 Manchester Fiction Prize 2017 while the Poetry Prize judges awarded £5,000 each to joint winners Ms Romalyn Ante and Ms Laura Webb. Organised by the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, the Manchester Writing Competition is the UK’s biggest prize for unpublished writing.

The winners of this year’s awards were declared at a gala ceremony taking place on Friday, December 01 in the atmospheric Baronial Hall at Chetham’s Library in the heart of Manchester. Launched in 2008 by Poet Laureate and Creative Director of Manchester Writing School Ms Carol Ann Duffy DBE, the Manchester Writing Competition has attracted more than 15,000 submissions from over 50 countries and awarded more than £135,000 to its winners over the course of its history.

Ms Hofler was awarded the Fiction Prize for her story ‘Even the Kids Know Better’. She lives in Cincinnati in the USA and is a former chemical and quality engineer, who now spends her time teaching and writing fiction, screenplays and poetry.

Ms Ante and Ms Webb each submitted a collection of their poetry. Ms Ante, who grew up in the Philippines and moved to the UK in 2005, received the Creative Future Literary Awards for Poetry in 2017. Ms Webb, born in Birkenhead and now living in London, has completed a PhD in contemporary poetry and won the 2006 Blackwell Publishing and The Reader magazine ‘How to Write a Poem’ competition.

Ms Sakinah Hofler, winner of the 2017 Fiction Prize, said, “I’m blown away right now. When I was shortlisted for the Poetry Prize last year, part of me was convinced it was a fluke.

To be shortlisted again, this time for fiction, to know that my work, my words, continue to touch an audience gives me life. I’m grateful for the judges for seeing the potential in my work. I’m grateful to be among the company of the other finalists.

I am grateful for Carol Ann Duffy for establishing this prize; prizes like these are needed to continue to elevate the importance of the written word and of art. Art is what lasts. Art tells us the truth when history won’t. And now, as always it seems, art is necessary during these troubled political times.''

Ms Laura Webb, joint winner of the 2017 Poetry Prize, said: “Poetry is a light in the world and one I'm immensely grateful to have, especially, in challenging times. Poetry is where I have always felt most at home and this award will allow me to spend more time in that home and, I hope, to welcome others into it. I'm so grateful and hugely proud to have been a part of the competition.

I want to thank everyone involved, the judging panel, Adam, Pascale and Mona, for being inspirations for my own work, as well as, selecting me for this prize, to Dame Carol Ann Duffy for creating both the prize and so many poems, which inspired me to write as I grew up. I sincerely thank the shortlisted poets and fiction writers, who it is a privilege to have been shortlisted alongside. As much of my recent writing aims to celebrate and pay thanks to fascinating, courageous women through history, this award is dedicated to them as sources of great strength and inspiration.”

Mr Nicholas Royle, Reader in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, who judged the Fiction Prize alongside writers Ms Bonnie Greer and Ms Angela Readman, said, “We felt privileged and humbled to read the innermost thoughts of these wordsmiths.”

Others shortlisted for the Fiction Prize were K. L. Boejden, P. F. Latham, Hannah Vincent, Dave Wakely and Jane Fraser. The other Poetry Prize finalists were Ms Ella Frears, Mr Don Judson, Ms Carolyn King and Ms Lindsay Means.

Adam O’Riordan, Academic Director of Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, who chaired the Poetry Prize panel, that featured former winners Ms Mona Arshi and Ms Pascale Petit, said: “Mona and Pascale worked incredibly hard and produced a shortlist which reflected the quality of submissions to this year's competition.''

The Manchester Writing Competition will return in 2018 with a special edition to celebrate 10 years of its Manchester Poetry and Fiction Prizes and 20 years of the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.ω.

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Image: 01: Romalyn Ante, joint winner of the 2017 Poetry Prize: 02: Poetry Prize joint winner Laura Webb: 03: Sakinah Hofler, Romalyn Ante andLaura Webb: Manchester Writing School Fiction and Poetry Prize 2017 Winners: Image: David Oates: Manchester Metropolitan University

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Poet Dairena Ní Chinnéide Appointed as the Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence at Dublin City University


|| September 24: 2017: Dublin City University News || ά. Dublin City University has appointed Ms Dairena Ní Chinnéide as the Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence for the academic year 2017-2018. The position is funded jointly by the Arts Council and DCU. Poet Ms Ní Chinnéide holds a BA in Communication Studies from DCU and the Ard-Dioplóma i Staidéar an Aistriúcháin from NUI Galway.

She is a prodigious writer and has published the following many collections including Fé Gheasa: Spellbound, Arlen House, 2016, Labhraíonn Fungie:Fungie Speaks, Ponc Press, 2015, Cloithear Aistear Anama, Coiscéim, 2013, Bleachtaire na Seirce, Coiscéim, 2010, Poll na mBabies, Coiscéim, 2008, Máthair an Fhiaigh:The Raven’s Mother, Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2008, An tEachtrannach:Das Fremde:The Stranger, Púca Press, 2008, An Trodaí and Dánta Eile:The Warrior and Other Poems, Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2006

The University has said that it is delighted to welcome Ms Ní Chinnéide to the University community and congratulated her on her appointment.

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Poetry is the Voice of Me in You and You in Me  

Poetry is the speech that I do not get to make
And the love that I could not yet make with life
In the dreams that will yet have to unfold the secret landscapes yet to be seen
Poetry is more than the life I lived and less than
The life I yet aspire to arise out of what has and has not been
In the names of things poetry is the nameless nouns that yet to make the news
Poetry is beyond the definitions of defined space and time
Germinated seeds of my being unfurling the unfathomable
That I aspire to touch and magic sprinkle the whole spectrum 
Poetry is my love and loss combined without any profits
And where I go and where I be and where not and pine and cry
Poetry chronicles me in you and you in me in dream you may yet to touch
Poetry pronounces what I do not think or may not have thought of yet
I be and not be poetry is before middle and after of my joys sorrows and living
Poetry is my first kiss imagined lived remembered in a rainbow dance and music
Poetry is joy raining with fun yet embedded with corals of cool breeze of sorrows
Here it is where there is yet to come and there it is where here yet to be borne
Poetry is life imagined lived and unlived by life's reality's shell but touched as lived
Poetry is the voice of me in you and you in me where music rests in metaphors
Dreams dreamt in joys and sorrows where agonies' beats-bones wear colours' coat
Poetry tries to sing a dance that stares at fate more or less defy itself in living the life

From Illumine My Ithaca: By Munayem Mayenin, London, United Kingdom: ISBN: 978-1-4477-1776-8: Copyrights @ Munayem Mayenin, London, UK, 2004-11: First Published: February 2008


Tonight, as I drive along a purple lane
under the swallow-tail of the evening,
I will think of you.  I can picture you -
your delicate skirts like the petals of a poppy,
stalk legs, black, with heels clicking -
your quick-step, on cobbles in a lamp-lit square.

In the cavernous chapel of my mind's eye,
I will watch you emerge, moth-like
in soft reams of white - watch as you waltz
between pews, take the arm of a man
I recognise.  I will think of your smile

behind a newspaper counter, the sound of silver
against the rings on your hand - I will think
of your pearls, like a cold, smoothed spine
across your neck, of your thumbs, turned black
with newsprint.  I am reminded

of your best teaset, the tall, slim coffeepot;
the Welsh dresser, full of porcelain horses
and silver spoons.  In my mind I will pass
the lake you loved, glimpse its shimmer between trees,
then speed away.  I will wander through

the rooms of your house, still heavy
with flower-scent and the breath of your cigarette -
finding your knitting and handkerchiefs,
the secret bottle of whisky, your stockings
and letters in the coffin of a drawer.

I will fold you away in crackling tissue,
carefully, with the yellow photographs
of soldiers you knew.  I will fold up your image,
to carry with me - white, brittle and dry,
like a word, a whisper, always on my tongue.

Claire Askew: Poet in Residence at 4th London Poetry Festival 2008






















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