© Cover art by Luke Borrill I am happy to announce that my second collection of poetry has been published by Alien Buddha Press and made a reality by Red Fox. This unique ekphrastic collection is a result of close collaboration with artists from South Africa, America and the UK. Most of the poems were … Continue reading ICARUS RISING – VOLUME 1:New Book Release by Don Beukes
The page doesn’t stay empty long
for creative energy runs like rivers
and waterfalls and family trees
Winter, spring, summer, and fall
are open and inviting
sharing a bit of themselves
Poetry skips over mental landscapes
like rocks over still water
words do not hide in difficult terrain
but instead stand naked and unashamed
in meadows of new beginnings
being reborn with each sentence
mystical magical immaterial riches
vaulting from white pages like rambling locusts
sounds are friendly silence friendlier
when thoughts shake hands and share pleasantries
There are no dark corners unapproachable or menacing
here there is always life or the potential thereof
© Jeffery Martin
Excerpt from the book Weapon of Choice
About the Author
Author Jeffery Martin has written 10 books and contributed poetry to 7 anthologies. “Weapon of Choice” won the 2008 New…
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Excerpt from 'Icarus Rising-Volume 1' published by Alien Buddha Press Have you heard of Cato Manor? We live here – Our roots anchored again on the periphery of Cato Manor they said our kind dwelled here – The Nqondo clan in 1650 followed by the Ntuli but we rented from Mr Moody – Worked some … Continue reading Have you heard of Cato Manor?
Excerpt from 'Icarus Rising-Volume 1' in collaboration with renowned South African cartoonist and artist Nanda Soobben Photo Credit © Nanda Soobben Have you heard of Cato Manor? We live here – Our roots anchored again on the periphery of Cato Manor they said our kind dwelled here – The Nqondo clan in 1650 followed by … Continue reading Have you heard of Cato Manor?
via Resurrection Party / an interview with poet Trish Hopkinson
Sue Lobo is an award winning talented author who I admire greatly and who has become a dear friend. Here is her Author page at Creative Talents Unleashed. https://www.ctupublishinggroup.com/sue-lobo.html Book Review of 'The Salamander Chronicles' by Sue Lobo I adore Don Beukes & the way he sees life & writes about it. His book 'The … Continue reading Review by Sue Lobo of my debut collection ‘The Salamander Chronicles’
A review by Christine Tabaka of my Second book ‘Icarus Rising-Volume 1’
In “Icarus Rising,” Don Beukes will have you captivated with his rich vocabulary and mesmerizing tales. Each poem is a story of adventure and valor.
He takes you one at a time into the lives of people from mythology, history, and fantasy. In “Atlantis Burning” Don weaves a tale of a new generation building a new haven from the ashes.
My favorite poem was the title poem “Icarus Rising,” where he made the story alive with words that brought images to the written page.
The artwork that accompanies many of the poems is brilliant.
I highly recommend “Icarus Rising” to everyone who loves modern verse.
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