Poet Roger Singer
For years, we have been publishing work by poets from all over the world who are dedicated to putting into words their relationship with jazz music. Our most prolific poet is Roger Singer, a living, breathing example of fire and love and brilliance. His contribution to the art of jazz is here – all 26 pages of it – in full glory, waiting for interested readers to discover.
Here is a new poem of his, just published today…
HER STANDING PLACE
Her jazz. Blowing down.
Leveling sides of weak and strong.
A burn bakes off the bad as her sound rises from a dark place.
She’s cooked up. Hearts rise in the bread of music heat.
An ocean of lipped songs cleans the ears.
Over the color, past gates of wandering
without shoes, she finds a place, a power of fearful strength.
From up she looks over, never down,
lifting new light to old corners,
spitting out the days of hate.
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