Let this be the beginning!
--of a long storm that rages and weeps
of a storm that sings and dances
until it is almost afraid of itself!
I am Furious and Grieving. I am calling out to all poets to search not only their dreams, but their waking imagination, and their deepest fears, so that we can reclaim the language that is in danger of being stolen. So that we can reclaim the power of that kind of music. Day by day we allow a tradition of mischief makers to water down our origin, and the word is our origin. Let's have a long conversation about the direction of poetry in our culture...in our world, a conversation about poets being wild enough to let language bring us into the body of death and back again....to the world of human experience...
Causes matt urmy Supports
globalaace.org: global artist alliance for community equity
Alliance for Native American Indian Rights: anairtn.org