Johntext Guest Authors

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This new platform on Johntext starts with authors from Mongolia, India, Africa …

Sendoo Hadaa is a multi-award winning poet and professor from Mongolia …

Gaurav Sharma from India is popular for his books Rapescars and Love @ Air Force …

Mr. Ben is the penname of Ihekuna Chimezie Benedict from Lagos, Nigeria. He wrote more than 25 books and publishes now one after the other …

Discover poems, short stories, books and share with them the amazing feeling of living.

More information about the authors on http://johntext.de/guestauthors/about-the-authors/

Best wishes

Hans-Juergen John

The Farming Blog

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The Farming Life

This morning I opened a Google alert to find that this gorgeous farming blog (The Farming Life) had shared my poem “I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast” as part of an inspiring photo essay about their farm. They also quoted an answer I gave Okla Elliott for the magazine “As It Ought To Be”.

I love this farm (Origins) and everything they stand for–sustainability, health, love, service. And seeing farming and poetry come together like this, well, it feeds my heart…

http://originsfarm.com/this-farming-life-2-13-15/

Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext. Visit her personal homepage www.melissastuddard.com and find out about events and her books and contact her on http://www.melissastuddard.com/#!connect More information is available on Wikipedia.

sacrifice

Klaus J. Gerken

the cat’s in the bushes
the dog’s in a howl
the fox glides through the shadows
all on a prowl

it’s safe to say nothing
escapes a routine
in the drama that follows
no one is mean

the quest for survival
is a deep rooted fear
that humans exploited
through a terrible tear

no creature will slaughter
for a truth they believe
like man is a given
from godly reprieve

cain killed his brother
god wanted blood
humans have always
stuck to that path

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Klaus J. Gerken is on Facebook. Contact him on kgerken@rogers.com and read latest poems in Ygdrasil – a Journal of the poetic Arts.

reverse psychology

Klaus J. Gerken

in the springtime of the season
when the scent of lilac reasons
with the rising sun of amber
and passion raises clamour
love grows in the meadows
and lovers hide in shadows
where sunlight does not gather
and lovers know no failure
the spring is like a sailor
somewhat drunk to know her
yet strong enough to offer
the apple to the woman
she does not eat…the omen
wakes her intuition.

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christmas and the needle

Klaus J. Gerken

away in a manger
in an alley below
a girl’s giving birth
in the ice and the snow
her hair is disheveled
she has no warm clothes
needle marks bleeding
as the morning star rose

merry christmas merry christmas
life is so good
the scent of warm garbage
is inviting as food
she screams and she suffers
god wants it that way
he made eve to suffer
for curiosity’s sake

the streets are deserted
the children awake
to gifts santa brought them
while in bed they slept safe
no joy in the alley
her child lies blue dead
she wraps him in paper
and stumbles in dread

merry christmas merry christmas
a savior is born
in a night of desertion
in a poor part of town
she stumbles to her dealer
she begs for some drugs
he tells her to get busy
“find someone who lusts”

they find her in a snowbank
a crumpled up heap
“another statistic”
says the cop on the beat
“what a great tragedy”
the papers report
no one claims the bodies
“Jesus comforts”

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Before Order: A Poet’s Tale

The following article was posted on SHE WRITES

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” —A. A. Milne

Six Weeks To Yehidah
I wrote my novel by the seat of my pants. I created characters I was in love with, and I let them tell me what they wanted to do. It was easy to “organize.” There was a plot, and I rolled along, adventure after adventure, discovering the way as I happened upon it. Organization was holistic, organic—as easy as breathing.

Read more…

Melissa Studdard Poems

“Melissa Studdard’s high-flying, bold poetic language expresses an erotic appetite for the world: ‘this desire to butter and eat the stars,’ as she says, in words characteristically large yet domestic, ambitious yet chuckling at their own nerve. This poet’s ardent, winning ebullience echoes that of God, a recurring character here, who finds us Her children, splotchy, bawling and imperfect though we are, ‘flawless in her omniscient eyes.’”
-–Robert Pinsky

http://melissastuddard.com/

Melissa Studdard At The Houston Poetry Festival

Melissa StuddardMelissa Studdard is celebrating poetry at the Houston Poetry Festival. She will be reading at 7:30 p.m. at the Willow Street Pump Station.

 

HPF

 

Here’s the schedule for all the readers: http://houstonpoetryfest.info/page12.html

 

 

Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext. Visit her personal homepage www.melissastuddard.com and find out about events and her books and contact her on http://www.melissastuddard.com/#!connect More information is available on Wikipedia.

Saint Julian Press celebrates – I Ate The Cosmos For Breakfast

Saint Julian Press presents an Evening of Poetry and Music

Saint Julian Press

Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext. Visit her personal homepage www.melissastuddard.com and find out about events and her books and contact her on http://www.melissastuddard.com/#!connect More information is available on Wikipedia.

The August 2014 Issue Of Ygdrasil

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The August 2014 issue of Ygdrasil, featuring Goonarr Stuurelaar, a poem by Jack R. Wesdorp is now available at http://users.synapse.net/kgerken

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Klaus J. Gerken is on Facebook. Contact him on kgerken@synapse.net and read latest poems in Ygdrasil – a Journal of the poetic Arts.

Anthology About Love

Who all are working on their short story for this wonderful Anthology Book?

Submission starting from 1st March… — with Faraaz Kazi and Amol Karambe.

http://mumbai.johntext.de/anthology-about-love/

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Faraaz Kazi is on Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and Johntext. You can write him here: contact@faraazkazi.com or on the “contact” – part of his website www.faraazkazi.com.

Two New Authors From India

Shweta Kesari lives in Indore / Madhya Pradesh.  Shweta Kesari is a 2nd year engineering student.

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She will write for Johntext – literature with purpose to help – on www.madhyapradesh.johntext.de.

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Joygopal Podder lives in New Delhi. Joygopal Podder is a published author of 14 books.

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He will write for Johntext – literature with purpose to help – on www.newdelhi.johntext.de