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World Poetry Celebrates a Book Launch with Kevin Morris!

 

Ariadne’s Notes:  On May 4, 1-2 pm PST, the World Poetry Café Radio Show (CFRO 100.5 FM)  Celebrated  the unique and talented poet  Kevin Morris  and his new book a collection of poetry, “My Old Clock I Wind and Other Poems” will be published, by Moyhill Publishing in May/June 2017, in both print and e-book formats. Podcast:

https://newauthoronline.com/2017/05/05/a-podcast-of-poet-kevin-morriss-interview-on-vancouver-co-op-radios-the-world-poetry-reading-series-on-4-may-is-now-available/

It was a wonderful show, full of poetry and insights about poetry and editing. Also Kevin kindly offered to help other creators with disabilities to contact him at https://newauthoronline.com/ Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drewdog2060_ 

Poetic News:   From Katherine Gordon’s collective and edited book of poems Piping at End of Days (Valley Press) we had Chris Faiers who was featured in the book with his poem:  “Five Minutes Ago They Dropped the Bomb”  He says: “ The poem which coined the term EQ in 1984′. The poem is far more important than I am as a poet or a list of my literary credits. The substantiation for the claim that this poem created the term EQ, and the now much popularized concept of emotional intelligence, is in the link to my blog posting in the email  http://www.eelpie.org/cricket/faiers_biog.htm Also a poem by Katherine Gordon  The Silver Pipers of UR, was read. World Poetry Theme Music by  Musical Ambassador and Director Yoshifumi Sakura was also played.

The World Poetry Team: Host and producer, Ariadne Sawyer, MA, co-host Anita Aguirre Nieveras, super tech Victor Schwartzman plus volunteers Sharon Rowe and dog Willow.

To hear this amazing show: CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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 forthcoming collection of poetry, “My Old Clock I Wind and Other Poems” will be published, by Moyhill Publishing in May/June 2017, in both print and e-book formats.

 

Shall I Sit Out This Dance?

 

Shall I sit out this dance,

As the dancers prance

Heedlessly by?

Why,

On occasions, can I not join in

With my companions and grin?

 

The song

Of the throng

Helps me forget;

And yet

I am not as other men,

For when

I smile

There is, all the while,

Within

The knowledge of this temporary din.

 

Others see it too;

But construe

Me speaking of such a thing

As bad form and bring

The conversation around

To matters less profound.

But, when they are alone,

Do they not think on skin and bone?

 

I can reduce my companions to laughter

With my jokes, but after

Our fun

Is done,

Closing time will come.

Kevin Morris (C) All rights reserved by the author.

World Poetry Celebrates Elaine Woo!

Ariadne’s notes: An enchanting afternoon with a dragon, Zeus  and the Monkey King invited and presented by the talented poet Elaine Woo. The World Poetry Team of Ariadne Sawyer, host and producer, co-host Neall Ryon, super engineer Victor Schwartzman  and special volunteer Sharon Rowe welcomed her on the World Poetry Café Radio Show, 100.5 FM from 1-2 pm PST. Featured with a moving  e-poem about a young boy from Aleppo was Robert W. McGregor  and two poems from Kevin Morris from England. A tribute to Nadine Sims by Sharon Rowe was also included and will be read at Nadine’s Celebration of Life.

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  • Photo with scarf presented by a poet on tour from India. Each sequin represents a World Poet, she says.

Elaine Woo is the author of the poetry collection, Cycling with the Dragon, Nightwood Editions, 2014.  Her work is featured in journals in Canada, the US, the U.K., France, and Hong Kong.  A new manuscript is currently in progress about human foibles, featuring bumbling mortals, including herself, the Classical Greek gods, and the Monkey King of Chinese mythology in fictitious exploits. To order her book, Cycling with the Dragon, go to http://www.nightwoodeditions.com/?page_id=842

This poem is from her upcoming  book:

“Precariously oof loping oof, an oyster oof coating intruding nuggets of conscience, oof the Monkey King scuffed, rippled, scraped, scratched his rough chest and crown; under arched eyebrows of dust, oof to bring order his kingdom in a cave. Why vacillate so much between resentment and hatred?

Sure, Sister-Monkey hid his stash of armor for 20 years with one of the Sea Kings. Oof-oof-oof. Okay, so she selfishly and arrogantly prevented him from invading a neighbouring mountain. He deserved pearls of respect not this goading reminder. He should demote her to cave janitor.
Oof-oof-ooooooful
Through Monkey ’s slow combustion, the haze of memory emerged: an intruder threatened their kingdom, Mountain Garden of the Waterfall Cave. His habit of feeding the shark of disdain with bloody morsels, meant he didn’t bother his sister with news of the incoming invasion. She suffered owwwf gross injuries.

Beneath his fingernails, blood burst forth where he dug the hardest owwwwwh….
Upsetting his teacup, he stretched his occasionally 6-foot forearm to pluck his mobile phone from its reclining spot by the chopping board. Dialing, he realized he needed her was sucked by an undertow of gratitude.

This time memory kicked his butt: when stricken with the overreach of greed, and avarice, she bowed low offered him solace of a hundred fanning female monkeys to cool his red ember brow.”

Elaine Woo (C) All rights reserved.

 

World Poetry Celebrates Kevin Morris!

Ariadne’s Notes: On January 26, 1-2 pm,  on CFRO, 100.5 FM, the World Poetry Café Radio Show with producer and host, Ariadne Sawyer, co-host Neall Ryon, super tech Victor Schwartzman and special volunteer, Sharon Rowe  welcomed the poet Kevin Morris from England. He read his beautiful and profound poems on the show and talked about his life as a blind person and how it has influenced his poetry and senses. You can reach him at https://newauthoronline.com/

Also on the show was the music of Mike Jones and special e-poems by Wida  Taursif, Afghanistan, Australia   and Hongri Yuan from China.

To hear Kevin on the show: CLICK HERE!

 

Kevin Morris and Trigger Small

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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. You can also contact Kevin at: newauthoronline.wordpress.com

Shadows

“On such a day, when the winter sun

Casts my shadow upon yonder wall,

It is difficult to recall

That all

This will, one day be done.

In future will some other one, sitting here, and seeing their shadow  fall

Upon this self-same wall,

Know that they may not forestall the  night

When dancing shadows are,

forever lost from sight.”

Kevin Morris (C) All rights reserved.