Two Poems | by Kemi Okunade

FINDING HER PIECES You sold me the story of forever, ‘Cause you knew I would hear no other So you painted the world we will be friends forever, ‘Cause you knew a girl like her won’t take lesser. You held my hands and we walked down the aisle For anything less, would have been a…

Ode to Cyprus| by Sofia Kioroglou

O troubled Isle of Aphrodite So battered by hostile winds that vie with one another When will this storm abate? O thou, my father’s land Thy very heart so torn and so in pain A castaway from thy native land thy core is rent in twain Strewn across thy verdant carpet Soldiers have trampled thou…

Two poems | by Mark Young

A line from Willem de Kooning   Super Bowl is upon us. The U.S. auto industry is heading for a downturn. We must shake ourselves out of our   four-wheeled stupor. The autonomous car is driving into view as the future of transportation. It’s time   to put an end to the debate. The impact…

Two poems | by Ann Christine Tabaka

​Scented Memories Scented memories waft through the air. Expectations widen the eyes of hope, brushing away cobwebs from the lost corners of time.   Synapses fire off as muted sounds of distant voices manifest themselves among the garbled words of blank faces.   History in reverse, snippets resurfacing, if only for a moment. That old…

​Mr Brian Austin | by ​John D Robinson

80 years old and fighting cancer he is still razor sharp witted and quick with it and the gift to tell a good story and one of the  favourites is about meeting Robert Graves: his wife was a big-house published poet and had a close correspondence with the great man and had the rare privilege…

Two poems | by Scott Thomas Outlar

Chickens Hatching   Even when there remains nothing left to say, our silence can prove to be the weapon of gold that helps to save lost souls in the end.   There is no war righteous enough to convince me to flick my tongue in anger or pick up a sword in disgust this time….

Communicators League Announces Winners for Its Creative Writing Contest 2017

Communicators League is delighted to announce the prize winners of the maiden edition of its creative writing contest 2017. The contest which was opened to creative writers from all parts of the world received 158 submissions. The flash fiction category received 50 entries while the poetry category received 108 entries. The prize winners for the…

Three poems | by Michael Griffith

Beyond the Lens   My woman’s eyes are always looking beyond the lens in photographs for truths, for love, even after love has been found and had.   Many women’s eyes look beyond a lens – at least those seekers of souls and mates.   Love beyond. Love unbound.   There is always movement in…

“Monergocapitalism” | by Sofia Kioroglou

Chained to a system of monergocapitalism any pleas for disentanglement would don me the regalia of a regressive Subsumed under the economic will everything must be ground down enslaved to the plasma screen TV the human mind leveraged for profit maximization   Human existence must stop being a drag on a system where ethics are…

Two poems | by Ken Allan Dronsfield

​Earth Cries; Heaven Smiles White rose petals gently fall floating down to bare ground lilacs open inhaling the sun essence of both waft above. ladybugs dancing leaf to leaf dragonflies sit alert on a post robins skip on fresh cut lawns old cats nap in sunlit windows granddads reflect in old chairs kids laugh playing…

Three poems | by Sanjeev Sethi

Strife During initiation an unwritten contract is formed. A wordless mise penned to fine print. When blue- print is betrayed ruptures appear. More serious the  transgression more rooted the rent. There is no  testimony or tribunal. Those with injured feelings  respond: bluster of terraqueous beings. Living Let me lie. Turds of  truth have vexed me. …

CALL FOR ENTRIES: PIN ANNUAL FOOD POETRY CONTEST (PFPC) 2017

For ages, feeding the mouth and the mind has ensured the sustenance of mankind, making food and arts complementarily indispensable. Accordingly, Poets in Nigeria (PIN) calls for submissions of food-related poems for the 4th edition of the PIN Annual Food Poetry Contest (initiated in 2013 as Eriata Annual Food Poetry Contest). PRIZES 1st Prize –…

Three poems | by Jake St. John

​Nights At Mike’s We were  young dumb  and knew it all higher than a hawks nest in his parents basement we’d change the world  and find ourselves before it was all  said and done we told anyone that would listen that someday  we’d cross  the country together they said  they’d been saying  the same thing …

COMMUNICATORS LEAGUE CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST – SHORTLIST (POETRY CATEGORY)

Communicators League is delighted to announce the shortlist (Poetry Category) for the maiden edition of the Creative Writing Contest 2017 which closed to submissions on 30th May, 2017. The Poetry category received 108 entries which was processed and forwarded to the judges. The shortlisted entries with details of their authors are as follows: “BEHIND CLOSED…

Three poems | by Alyssa Trivett

​Paper I trashed receipt paper, a high school kegger of semicolons on lawn chairs and commas sitting in the  kiddie pool. They floated around the room, waiting for red and blue lines, or a blinking, weary cursor to chaperone and grab them, hide keys under the cat. Scrawled all over every nook and cranny  or…

​IYAWO ( Iya-iwo) | by Tejuoso Olamide Marie

  Like the cat’s eye in the dark, hers prowled, pacing with the support of her legs, as she daintily cruised round the circle painted with lives, graciously cocking her head high, with her koloba teasing palms itching to caress, while she gaited back and forth like a master in the glamour of a rocking…