So Many Voices

Poetic Matrix Press’

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20th Anniversary Authors’ Anthology

246 pages, Price $20.00, available from Small Press Distribution (SPD) www.spdbooks.org

With material from our 60 books and 45 authors (including new pieces from many) this is a true reflection of So Many Voices that we have had the privilege of publishing. This is an interesting and beautiful compliment to our publishing efforts. With editorial assistance from John Peterson, James Downs and Joe Milosch and Forward from James and John and cover art from Molly Weller.

Kim Shuck, Francisco X. Alarcón, James Downs, Shadab Zeest Hashmi, john (peterson), Diana Festa, Anne Whitehouse, Patricia Nelson, Brandon Cesmat, Joseph Miloach, Ashley Gene Pinkerton, Arthur W. Campbell, Mun Duk-su, Peter Gibson Friesen, Joseph Zaccardi, Hassan El-Tayyab, Joe O’Connell, Joan Michelson, Leroy Franklin Moore, Jr., Grace Marie Grafton, Yearn Hong Choi, Lyn Lifsin, Rayn Roberts, Chris Olander, Molly Weller, Charles Entrekin, Gail Rudd Entrekin, Sandra Lee Stillwell, Tomás Gayton, Joel Netsky, J. P. Linstroth, Ruth Rosenthal, Bonnie Joanna Gisel, Peter and Donna Thomas, Reverend James Fox, Alex Landon and Elaine Halleck, and many more.

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J. P. Linstroth is an Adjunct Professor at Barry University.  His main academic research interests are: cognition, ethnonationalism, gender, genocide, history, immigrant advocacy, indigeneity, indigenous politics, indigenous rights, memory, peace, peacebuilding, racism, and trauma. Linstroth, steeped in the classics, has found the route through literature to the Greek ideal. Click the link above and join him in getting this book published, receive your copy of this work of art. 

Excerpt from:

ARES, HEPHAESTUS, AND APHRODITE

O Aphrodite, Hephaestus and I are brothers…
Whence mine own arrogant, conceited, pompous…
His humble, vulnerable, masterful craftsman…
Mine own frivolous and vain…
His deferential, respectful, and diffident…
And yet, not without confidence…
I have known other women all the same…
It is only for you have I rapt attention…
O my Brazilian Aphrodite, née Portuguese conquistadores, née Amerindians, née
Afro-slaves, not to mention—other Europes intertwined…
You Aphrodite flowering laurels, anthophilous, Nature’s bounty…
You Aphrodite, so nimbly you disrobe—apodysophilia…
So too hydrophilous from seaing foam, effervescent, emergent on azure waves…
Giant cockles, envied all…
Your cynosure assured as no other, without contention…
And so you must choose, my radiant ebonied tresses, gorgeousness, delightful, elegance…
Full breasted, more alluring than Hera, more ravishing than Athena, more charming than Artemis…
Neither Helen of Troy, nor Nymph, nor Muse may compare to thee, thy beaming,
twinkling, goddess from the sea—only know me, only me…