Steve De France
|Steve De France MFA has traveled widely in the United States On more than one occasion he hitch-hiked across America He rode rails on freight trains, worked as a laborer with pick up gangs in Arizona, dug swimming pools in Texas, did 33 days in the Pecos city jail as a vagrant, fought bulls in Mexico, and dove for salvage off a small island on the coast of Mazatlan His poetry has been published in most of the English speaking countries of the world Recently his work can be seen in The Evergreen Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, The Sun, Rattle, Why Vandalism, as well as others He has won writing awards in England and in the United States And recently was nominated for the 2009 Pushcart Prize He continues to write poetry, plays, essays & short stories.|
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A Few PoetsSome call death sweet names,
others invite him in for tea,
many fear his ominous presence,
a few challenge him to duel & they
spit in his eye—a hand-full think to outsmart him These—I believe, he enjoys torturing Strangely
all poets seem drawn to him Perhaps because he is steeped in
a mysterious legerdemain as only an
emissary of Hades can be.
This Mexican poet I teach with
If he ever thinks about death
But not at a garden party,
|Dusan Colovic was born 1934 in Orasac He has graduated from the Belgrade’s Divinity school “Saint Sava” and lives and works in Belgrade Colovic has published 15 books of poetry: Promise, 1984; There is day, 1985; Tree of lougeval wood, 1986; Ancestor satisfied smile, 1987; Hunger of time, 1989; The first year, the first day, 1994; We must say, 1995; Talking about you, 1997; Language of corn, 2000; Track cleaned light, 2002; In icon of soul, 2005; Orasac road, 2007 The gates of light 2009 and To the Sons of the Celestial Secret, 2010 Colovic is also known for his anthologies of Serbian patriotic poetry He is actively involved in the literary scene of Serbia Critics emphasize his crystallized precision and haiku-like, epigrammatic, condensed expression His play with language often makes it unfair to even attempt translation.|
The following work is Copyright © 2010, and owned by Dusan Colovic and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
For a Gentler Song
The Word is left