Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe radio show had exceptional guests today! January 11, 1-2 PM . First up was Kevin Morris, a blind poet who was launching his new audio book and reading poems from London, England. Then, we had the dynamic duo of Digs Lewis and Paul Bolotin , film music composers from LA who spoke about their work and gave tips for young music film composers just starting out. We also had a brand new Big Bessie story from Sharon Rowe and a proclamation from Alaha Ahrar, back by popular request and a e-peace poem from Egypt from the talented Mahinour Tawfik. also by popular request. Music by Andy Vine and Kendra Shank.
“My Old Clock I Wind” is now available as an audio download!
Kevin Morris was born in Liverpool (UK) on 6 January 1969.
Kevin lost the majority of his eyesight at 18-months-old due to a blood clot.
He is a braille user and has happy memories of leafing through “The Oxford Book of English Verse” and other poetry collections in the school library.
Kevin read history and politics at University College Swansea and graduated with a BA (joint hons) and a MA in political theory.
In 1994 Kevin moved to London where he now lives and works. He began writing poetry in 2012. Most of Kevin’s poems can be found on his website, https://newauthoronline.com/ which also contains links to his published works. His Twitter account: https://twitter.com/drewdog2060_
Much of Kevin’s poetry is inspired by the environment. He lives close to an historic park in the Upper Norwood/Crystal Palace area (a suburb of London).Upper Norwood derives it’s name from the Great North Wood and remains one of the greenest parts of greater London.
Being visually impaired Kevin uses Job Access with Speech or JAWS software which converts text into speech and braille enabling him to use a standard Windows computer or laptop.
Kevin’s latest collection of poetry, “My Old Clock I Wind and Other Poems”was published, by Moyhill Publishing in June 2017, in both print and e-book formats, http://moyhill.com/clock/. It can also be found in the Amazon Kindle store, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0735JBVBG.
“My Old Clock I Wind” became available, as an audio download on 5 December and can be found here:
Under the once-solid ice sheet
A demon some persist
In maintaining does not exist.
Deep in his throat, he rumbles;
And humanity stumbles
As yet another ice sheet crumbles.
Kevin Morris (C) All rights reserved by the author.
(Taken from “My Old Clock I Wind And Other Poems”)