So Many Voices

SO MANY VOICES is a New Poetic Matrix Press Anthology containing material from 60 books and 45 authors (including new pieces from many) and is a true reflection of SO MANY VOICES that the press has had the privilege of publishing. With editorial assistance from John Peterson, James Downs and Joe Milosch and a forward […]

Tod Marshall, Former WA State Poet Laureate @ Green Lake Library, 10 March 2018, 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

4:00 – 5:30 PM Green Lake Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle: OPEN MIC included. Hosted by Rayn Roberts for PoetsWest. Tod Marshall, Former Wa. State Poet Laureate 2016 – 2018 is a native of Buffalo, NY, he now lives in Spokane He earned an MFA degree from Eastern Washington University and a PhD […]


  Rayn Roberts Kintsugi (金継ぎ, きんつぎ, “golden joinery”), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, きんつくろい, “golden repair”), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. Kintsugi

Elegy for Phil

Originally posted on Poetry etc.:
Phil Hayes was murdered in a public park His killer unknown, a perfect stranger. The police called it gang related All his family understands is –He’s gone. He sacrificed his life for a friend, That was like him, always facing danger Stopping a fight, trying to make peace He didn’t…


Left-nut-groin on fire and “the thing” is getting bigger Pissin’ me off, Pissin’ Mr. Happy off! Don’t tell him it’s no big deal; He’s so not into spermatocele, Play with it, play The Cramps, whatever Don’t this call for morphine, Doc To cut the phantom nerve pain out? Lower gut above the cock Morphine now, […]