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:
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
On occasions, can I not join in
With my companions and grin?
Of the throng
Helps me forget;
I am not as other men,
There is, all the while,
The knowledge of this temporary din.
Others see it too;
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
Closing time will come.
Kevin Morris (C) All rights reserved by the author.
Kevin Morris should be celebrated! Not all obstacles are what they seem and he proves that over and over. Well done!
Yes , he is amazing!
Thank you for your kind word, Ariadne and, of course for hosting my book launch. Kindest regards, Kevin
Many thanks for your compliment, Lea. Best wishes, Kevin