Monday, June 29, 2015
Vote In Mourning and Memory
Since Rita May Recine's poems concluded the In Mourning and Memory contest, I would like to post information about voting.
Any one may vote, but send me your vote via Facebook email or firstname.lastname@example.org . Please vote for one poem, especially if the author has more than one poem. In addition, you may vote only once. There will be a prize. Since we have both political and apolitical work, we may have two winners.
I encourage you to ask your friends and family to vote!
Voting will end on July 15.
The eligible poems are below:
The contest began with Quaker poet Martin Willits, Jr.'s "Epistle on Healing":
Ed Schelb contributed several poems here:
Catfish McDaris' flash fiction "Sweet Jesus" and poem "Beware of PoPo" are here:
See the link below for his "Elizabeth," "Animal Crackers," "17 Cents a Year," and "700 People Dancing Somewhere":
Amber Smithers contributed two poems "A Lullaby to My Son" and "Angry Black Woman":
Joan McNerney's "For the Mothers" is here:
See the link below for Jerry A. Scuderi's "Do You Recognize Him?", "Broken Then Crumbled," "Tiny Hands," and "Love and Justice":
Jerry's "Men in Blue" is here:
Kavon Ward contributed "I Am Michael Brown," our first spoken word piece:
Charles Clifford Brown III provided another perspective on mourning and memory with "Promise to Momma" and "For Dad": http://thesongis.blogspot.com/2015/03/promise-to-momma-and-for-dad-by-charles.html
David Pointer shifted the contest in a new direction with "Beyond Eugenics Laws":
Bea Garth draws our attention to her nephew Robert here:
Avis D. Matthews remembers a visit to her young aunt with "Chicago, 1971, for my aunt DeWana": http://thesongis.blogspot.com/2015/03/in-place-of-memory-trying-not-to-be-in.html
Doug Mathewson contributed "Which Goodbye," "Sequenced Dreams," and "Woman's Way":
Miss Kiane refocused us with "Grass Don't Grow in the Ghetto" and "In Route to Metro":
Her "Tribute to Maya" is here: http://thesongis.blogspot.com/2015/03/more-from-miss-kiane.html
Gary Malone added his "Young, Black, and Unarmed":
Here is Regina A. Walker's "Musings":
Mary Jo Balistreri contributed "Star Light, Star Bright" and "Stained Glass":
Rita Marie Recine concluded the contest with "Tears for a Nation," "For My Father," "Heaven Must Be Rocking Out Tonight," and "A Salute to BB King -- Remembering 16":
Finally, here is some voting music for you:
I haven't posted any Jimmy Smith yet, so here is his "Sermon":
Here is Art Blakey and the Messengers' "I Remember Clifford":
Remember to vote!