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SITWE JOSEPH FIGHTS COVID  

by Twesigya Jackson Kaguri

Sitwe Joseph – a nine year old AIDS orphan, a child of pandemic culture, is not phased by lingering Covid-19.  Instead he educates his friends, family, and community, as to how to deal with this latest rampant potentially uncontrollable virus.

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Jackson Kaguri, creator of what started out in affect as AIDS Orphanage Nyaka in his native Uganda, mines his younger self, mixed with youngsters his organization is helping to thrive – and a young voice emerges that is warm, informative, positive, aspirational, and life affirming.  Sitwe Joseph, a great storyteller,  runs with friends, most notable a little girl his age named Patience Mariza, creating a world that is book series worthy and dare we say the substance of a powerful colorful educational program and television series in the tradition of Dora the Explorer.

Go to www.Nyakaglobal.org for more information on this beautiful organization and creator Twesigye Jackson Kaguri.

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WILD DOGS: POEMS OF WAR AND RESILIENCE

by Stephen Fife

 

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“Stephen Fife, who completed his 10,000 hours decades ago, is a life-wisened, hopelessly romantic, funny sonuvabitch.” – Stephen Adly Guirgis, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright

Wild Dogs: Poems of War and Resilience covers over 50 years of Steve Fife’s poetry, from 1969-2022, including powerful current reflections on the Ukrainian crisis. It is a companion book to Courbet’s Blue Parrot: Poems of Love and Sex, also published by ShiftPoetry Press, and also covering half a century of Fife’s sexy to soulful engagement with women. Wild Dogs is a book about the search for The Real and The True in human existence. A search for something to believe in, in the absence of God or religious orthodoxy. A search for a beauty in life that matches the beauty of the human spirit. A search for reasons to keep hoping after witnessing years of War and human conflict, the slaughter of innocents, the pain that people inflict on one another. And through it all there is laughter-grim, sad, hilarious. Laughter that heals many wounds. Laughter that is the only way to keep the Wild Dogs of Darkness at bay.

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EMERGENCE – A WOMAN’S LIFE THROUGH POETRY AND MOTION

by Susan Cambigue Tracey

 

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Actress, Blythe Danner, says Emergence is “a brilliant lesson in living life with creativity and joy.  Susan is a standard bearer for women of all ages.

Emergence – A Woman’s Life through Poetry and Motion is a graphic memoir that tells the author’s life story from her early years into her 80s. Poems range from charming ditties about a beloved rag doll and the skillset for a trapeze artist, to sad stories of the death of a child, and the author’s own cancer.Through colorful and compelling photographs, the reader is treated to a bit of Americana that gets lost in this age of technology. You won’t find Digital Nomads, but you will encounter generations of people living their lives in joy and creativity.

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COURBET’S BLUE PARROT
POEMS OF LOVE AND SEX

by Stephen Fife

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“Stephen Fife, who completed his 10,000 hours decades ago, is a life-wisened, hopelessly romantic, funny sonuvabitch.” – Stephen Adly Guirgis

“A terrific selection of work … often about sex, and how it can be a wonder of the world.” – Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Courbet’s Blue Parrot is a collection of 46 poems – both heady and sexy – about Love and Sex that span 50 years of Stephen Fife’s poetry, from his youthful worship of feminine enchantments to feelings of pain and bitterness following his divorce and other breakups.

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POETRY WITHOUT PANTS:
WRITTEN WHEN NOBODY’S LOOKING

Edited by Barbara Ligeti &
Howard Kern

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Poetry Without Pants: Written When Nobody’s Looking is the second volume in an evolving series of books created by ShiftPoetry(TM), a program designed to use freewheeling writing (poetry in the broadest sense aka writing without rules) to get to a better place in life. ShiftPoetry(TM) is bibliotherapy – using words to heal, to understand problems, to find solutions. Journaling and memoir writing are forms of bibliotherapy but ShiftPoetry(TM) is faster, more spirited, encourages group participation, allows for deep self-awareness but it is also gratifying and at times even lighthearted – and fun.

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Poetry Without Pants and ShiftPoetry in the Time of Covid-19

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