For readers and writers, with Poetry Life and Times: Multilingual
This issue is dedicated to our brothers and sisters in Tibet, Burma and Darfur
Dear Poets and Readers,
§ April's edition kicks off our second bi-monthly issue 2008 with some new features.
In place of our regular cover interview, we introduce Richard Vallance's masterpiece Sappho's Odes.
These Odes have been entirely reconstructed through the poet's
imagination from the existing fragments in their original Greek form.
As the work is quite extensive (six Odes), their full publication will
be done serially in this and the forthcoming issue.
§ Sara Russell is contributing her Song of Makeda, the Queen of Sheba's reply to The Song of Solomon
§ We are also pleased to introduce as a new Resident Poet, our old friend, worldwide web famous, the one&only Jim Dunlap. We look forward to his regular contributions, together with Mike Burch, author of The HyperTexts -which features the work of many modern poets, Canadian Helga Ross and Sara Russell with her Norris Cartoons, as well as yours truly, the present editors.
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π]άντι τ[ο]ῦτ΄͵ ἀ γὰρ πόλυ περσκέθοισα
κάλλος [ἀνθ]ρώπων Ἐλένα [τὸ]ν ἄνδρα
§ Featured poets this month include --in random order: Richard Vallance, Gary Beck, Elisha Porat, James Schwartz, Marianne Zirkle,
Tendai Rinos Mwanaka and Richard Doiron.
§ A full perusal of Poetry Life and Times is quite a read & bear in mind there are ten years of Archives
--yes we are now running for more than ten years--, accessible to the
devoted reader, whilst at our friendly link section, access can be
gained to further poetry sites.
§ Good luck, with the The Song of Makeda (Makeda, the Queen of Sheba’s reply
to The Song of Solomon), by Sara Russell.
The HyperTexts is looking for poetry about Darfur, for poetry for
Darfur, for poets who support Darfur, and for poems of solidarity
with our brothers and sisters in Darfur. We are also asking for the United
States and the world to understand that when the United States acts
unilaterally, "all hell breaks loose." So it's up to the United Nations and the
nations and peoples of the earth to come together to resolve crises that
involve such horrible bloodshed, rape, mutilation and impoverishment as we are
currently seeing in the
Sudan. Genocide is the world's problem, a symptom of the "heart
disease" and "mental illness" that plagues humanity.
We must also challenge all religions of the world to denounce
genocide, bloodshed, brutality, slavery, inequality and intolerance.
Surely, if God is Love, then love, mercy and compassion are the
watchwords of true religion. If you have poetry or prose that might be
suitable for this page, please make your submission to THT editor
Michael R. Burch at
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