The choice of WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS Poet Laureate is based on creativity , purpose , focus ,dexterity and unwavering dedication as is the excelling qualities of the appointed ARTIST ,WRITER OR ACTIVIST and as always she bravely wields her pen to tame crude warlords ,unrepentant barbarians and political imbeciles . The POET LAUREATE is a resilient WORD- SLINGER armed with the gift of RESILIENCE ,the blessing of LITERARY ARTS CONSCIOUSNESS . The LAUREATE is an International Acclaimed ARTIST,COMRADE SISTER , a VOICE OF RESISTANCE fighting for the Liberation and Empowerment of WOMEN AND the GIRL CHILD through Writings ,Spoken Word Presentations and Literary Activism . The WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS ,February 2020 to February 2021 POET LAUREATE is American Poet , Writer , Editor JAMIE DEDES . The Laureate will also contribute her poetry , articles and important issues to the WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS project .The WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS curatorial will always work with her publishing her NEWS ,OPPORTUNITIES , WRITINGS AND PROJECTS.
THE 2020 CALENDAR OF POET LAUREATE
#In June – Guest Edit # Liberating Voices Journal (QUARTERLY JOURNAL) OF WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS*
#ONGOING – Marketing, Publicizing and Campaigns for WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS BRAND
#JUNE- DECEMBER- Part of the # DaughtersoftheEarth Writers Contest Project Coordinating Team as a Campaigns Strategist
#Regular Contributor –WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS– Send for poems or writings during special events/outbreaks i.e. like the one we published during COVID19.
#DECEMBER 2020 – Write a detailed report about her tenure as a Poet Laureate and introduce the incoming Laureate through a summarized profile feature on her website and WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS , POET LAUREATE PAGE.
HER POWER LEAPS
returned to bite through the umbilical of tradition,
to flick her tongue
and cut loose the animus-god of our parents,
like a panther she roams the earth, she is eve wild in the night,
freeing minds from hard shells
and hearts from the confines of their cages,
she’s entwined in the woodlands of our psyches
and offers her silken locks to the sacred forests of our souls ~
naked but for her righteousness,
she stands in primal light,
in the untrammeled river of dreams
the yin to balance yang
the cup of peace to uncross the swords of war ~
through the eons she’s been waiting for her time
her quiet numinosity hiding in the phenomenal world,
in the cyclical renewal of mother earth,
whispering to us in the silver intuition of grandmother moon
watching us as the loving vigilance of a warming sun ~
she, omen of peace birthed out of the dark,
even as tradition tries to block her return,
her power leaps from the cleavage of time
JAMIE DEDES: A homebound writer, poet, and former columnist, her poetry has been featured widely. She runs The Poet by Day (jamiededes.com), an info hub focusing on initiatives for peace, sustainability and social justice as well as she-poets, minority poets, and poets just finding their voices in maturity. She is also the editor of The BeZine (thebezine.com), a publication of The Bardo Group/Beguines, a virtual arts collective she founded.
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