Just in time for National Poetry Month, James Berkowitz, a US-based poet, writer, and multidimensional artist was yesterday interviewed on blogtalkradio.com by Gypsy Poet Sophia E. DiGonis.
Berkowitz, who has published two books, The Angels are Watching (2003) and Canteen Trumpets at Noon (1997) was also behind two poetry festivals in the United States. His latest poem, Beyond the Eternal Line, may be found at https://jamesberkowitz.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/truth-screams-from-the-streets-of-the-heart/.
- The National Poetry Month poster was designed by New Yorker cartoonist, Roz Chast and features a line from Mark Strand’s Eating Poetry
“Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.
The librarian does not believe what she sees.
Her eyes are sad
and she walks with her hands in her dress.
The poems are gone.
The light is dim.
The dogs are on the basement stairs and coming up.
Their eyeballs roll,
their blond legs burn like brush.
The poor librarian begins to stamp her feet and weep.
She does not understand.
When I get on my knees and lick her hand,
I am a new man.
I snarl at her and bark.
I romp with joy in the bookish dark”.
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© Natalie Wood (06 April 2015)