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Poem In Black Lives Matter, Ed. By Ambrose Musiyiwa

My poem Only Black in Summer is part of the new anthology Black Lives Matter, Poems for a New World, edited by Ambrose Musiyiwa. It is one of 107 poems chosen from those submitted by writers around the world, poems that reflect how people across the globe are responding to and rallying against racism.

A cup of coffee and a good read… Photo by M. Mair

This review in The Manchester Book Review describes it well.

“This book is a snapshot of a moment in time. It is not just a freeze-frame of the horrific scenes broadcast from America – the George Floyd murder, the MAGA violence – but of a year of pandemic misery and global malaise…

When things are bad, those who usually get the harsh end of things get the worst. This anthology also takes in the longer history of black struggle too, and although aptly published in Leicester – one of the most culturally diverse cities in Britain – that perspective is global.”

I’m very proud to be part of it, and I hope you’ll read and enjoy the rich diversity of voices and perspectives the anthology brings to its readers.


The anthology is available through Amazon. The links below are for North America, but you can search for it wherever you are.


Written by Margaret Mair

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Wind Blown

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…Water tickles the rocks
Over and under their bellies
Till they surrender
And dance to its call… Continue reading

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“Islands” for Less

I’m writing this quick note to let you know that, thanks to Blurb, you can buy my small, beautiful book “For We Are Islands” for 25% off until April 13th. So if you’ve been hesitating this would be a great time to take the leap and get your very own copy to enjoy. Continue reading

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Let Me Out!

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…I grow tired
Of these walls
And will be released… Continue reading

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Sun Rising

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…Bird song blesses
Our ignorant ears
And we hope
Without knowing why… Continue reading

Mountains Rise

Mountain Curves Rise, Photo by M. Mair

Mountain Curves Rise, Photo by M. Mair

 
Far away
Mountains rise
Like the curves
Of earth’s body,
Reaching from
The water’s depths
Toward clouds
Whose shadows
Skim their slopes.
 
 

Cloud Shadowed Mountains, Photo by M. Mair

Cloud Shadowed Mountains, Photo by M. Mair

 
Words and Photos by Margaret Mair