Our Poetry Maestro is Agnes Marton

 

WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS  features  a global poetry maestro ,AGNES MARTON. Poet Marton’s verses are  digestible and are  enriched with natural beat . The amazing  dexterity is coupled with her inner-depth  passion to the art of words.Her literary presentation and prowess delivery  is revolutionary . While her poetic expression  is simplified , though her audience  should be always be ready to be jabbed  by that  mind spiking satire , sparked by rib rattling sarcasm and burnt by her  heart -rending ambiguity . We pluck the ripe corn of inspiration from Poet Chronicler    AGNES MARTON’s writings and poesy.Among some of her greatest artistic accomplishments  Writer MARTON is  the  Editor of  the Ofi  Press in Mexico City.

“RESILIENCE IS OUR MASTER KEY”-( WOMAWORDS CHIEF EDITOR)

 

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BEING  AN IGUANA

Too bored to eat, I’m getting thin.
I feel peeled
like cheap potatoes for a stew.

My owner asks the Agony Aunt
if his new pet hates him.

Once I tried to escape.

In captivity, I’m a dragon.
I build mountains for me to climb.

I crawl clockwise.
Look at my teeth, my tattered claws,
my parched tail.

I keep my distance but talk back.
My owner doesn’t listen.

I ask him to wake me for meals.
The treats stuck under my tongue.

He calls me Goodboy
but I don’t respond to any name.

Humans want to own a monster
but it must be kept
as weak as they are.

Now I know the way out.

I’ll fetch the fire from the Sun.

 

 

 

 RHINOCEROS

 

  1. Encharmed with a collar of green,

flowerbead-slippery velvet,

and accompanied by silverware,

a rhinoceros was sent

from King Manuel to the Pope,

a precious gift.

 

Fringeheaded voyage,

cloaked with mist.

The rhino kicked, got chained to the deck,

thus was unable to escape

when the ship wrecked.

 

According to the books,

the mounted skin was posted to Rome,

exhibited impagliato.

The carcase couldn’t be displayed.

 

  1. What’s the point in look-alikes,

perhaps that’s what Dürer thought

when drawing his scaly-legged,

armoured rhinoceros,

or he’d just never seen such a creature.

 

  1. I’m folding my very own rhino,

wobbly-wondrous origami,

smiling like me. I keep googling

for the best horn shape

but all I find is foghorn.

I get off-line,

scampering from the room, wild-eyed,

…to run-run-run.

 

 

 WAKEWALKER,NAKED

 

‘Nothing exposed, it is just flesh,’

that’s what I heard, outstripped,

the Wakewalker,

by men, staring

from behind their Morning Star

on a beige Tuesday, was it November?

I kept nibbling with

the sugarcubes on the saucer,

grasping the cup for fear of breakage,

slurping bitterness for heat.

 

Come to think of it, nakedness

reminds me of the lion park.

Everyone wanted the rare white goddess.

The tamer called her The Empire of Closed Eyes.

We were taught to stroke only her back,

keep fear away when playing.

Some visitors came loud,

but went suddenly, silent.

Some crept hidden, left bitten,

told later tales of heroic fights.

I felt I was The One, tingling

like with palms on the spine of the Pine King.

Lions don’t purr, she was just smiling,

then yawned, ‘Haaaaaahhhhhhhh… You should go now,

learn how to touch the human skin;

how to wear yours,

without shame, wide awake.’

 

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AGNES MARTON is a Hungarian-born poet, writer, librettist, Reviews
Editor of The Ofi Press, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK).
Recent publications include her collection ‘Captain Fly’s Bucket List’
and four chapbooks with Moria Books (USA). Her second full poetry
collection ‘For Waltz You Don’t Need a Compass’ is to be published by
Red Squirrel Press. She won the National Poetry Day Competition in the
UK, and an anthology she edited (‘Estuary: A Confluence of Art and
Poetry’) won the Saboteur Award. Her work is widely anthologized, some
examples: ‘Alice – Ekphrasis at the British Library’ , ‘Anthem: A
Tribute to Leonard Cohen’. Her fiction was called ‘exceptional’ at the
prestigious Disquiet Literary Contest (USA). In the award-winning
poetry exhibition project ‘Guardian of the Edge’ 33 accomplished
visual artists responded to her poetry. The opera duet based on her
libretto (composer: Vasiliki Legaki) was premiered at the Hellenic
Centre, London. In 2018 she opened an international poetry film
festival in Athens with her poetry video ‘Stationary Hike’ followed by
choral work using her words. Her poem ‘Fish Speech, Remember?’
(composer: Dan Chappell) was performed by the BBC Singers in Scotland.
She has been a resident poet at the Scott Polar Research Institute at
the University of Cambridge, on a research boat in the Arctic Circle,
and also in Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Serbia, Greece, Canada
and the USA. She is based in Luxembourg.

 

 

WOMAWORDS CHIEF EDITOR

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MBIZO CHIRASHA is the Poet in Residence at the Fictional Café (International publishing and literary digital space). 2019 Sotambe Festival Live Literature Hub and Poetry Café Curator. 2019 African Fellow for the International Human Rights Art Festival( ihraf.org) , Essays Contributor to Monk Art and Soul Magazine in United Kingdom .Arts Features Writer at the International Cultural Weekly .Featured Writer Poet Activist at The Poet A Day(https://jamiededes.com/). Core Team Member and African Contributor to Bezine of Arts and Humanities(https://thebezine.com/) in USA.Contributing Writer( Africa) to IHRAF Publishes-https://ihraf.org/ihraf-publishes.The Originator of the Zimbabwe We Want Poetry Campaign. Curator of MiomboPublishing Blog Journal(https://miombopublishing.wordpress.com/). Founder and Chief Editor of WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. Founder and Curator of the Brave Voices Poetry Journal. Co-Editor of Street Voices Poetry triluangal collection( English , African Languages and Germany) initiated by Andreas Weiland in Germany. Poetry Contributor to AtunisPoetry.com in Belgium. African Contributor to DemerPress International Poetry Book Series in Netherlands. African Contributor to the World Poetry Almanac Poetry Series in Mongolia. His latest 2019 collection of experimental poetry A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT was released by Mwanaka Media and Publishing and is both in print, on Amazon.com and at is featured at African Books Collective. 2003 Young Literary Arts Delegate to the Goteborg International Book Fair Sweden (SIDA AFRICAN PAVILION) .2009 Poet in Residence of the International Conference of African Culture and Development (ICACD) in Ghana. 2009 Fellow to the inaugural UNESCO- Africa Photo- Novel Publishers and Writers Training in Tanzania. 2015 Artist in Residence of the Shunguna Mutitima International Film and Arts Festival in Livingstone, Zambia. A globally certified literary arts influencer, Writer in Residence and Recipient of the EU-Horn of Africa Defend Defenders Protection Fund Grant, Recipient of the Pen Deutschland Exiled Writer Grant. He is an Arts for Peace and Human Rights Catalyst, the Literary Arts Projects Curator, Poet, Writer, publicist is published in more 200 spaces in print and online.

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