29th November, 2017

Rhetorical Wanderlust

My second chapbook of poems

Publishing on Smashwords on December 15th

Limited Edition print copy in January 2018

 

15th November, 2017

 

 

Honored to have my poem "TRAGEDY"

in the premiere issue of

Cabinet of Heed

 

https://cabinetofheed.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/tragedy-tara-

lynn-hawk/

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11th November, 2017

 

"Talking In Italics"

in Poems & Poetry:

https://www.poemsandpoetryblog.com/

 

1st November, 2017

A four poem feature on 

RASPUTIN:

http://rasputinpoetry.blogspot.com/2017/11/tara-lynn-hawk-up-

river-of-babylon-with.html

 

 

 

 

27th October, 2017

"You Don't Get That"

on Social Justice Poetry:

https://www.socialjusticepoetry.com/6604/you-dont-get-that-a-

social-justice-poem-by-tara-lynn-hawk

 

 

 

16th October, 2017

A short interview:

http://www.thecrazymind.com/2017/10/interview-with-poet-and-

writer-tara.html

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10th Oct, 2017

"Thames".......a love poem, 

in The Poet Community:

https://www.thepoetcommunity.com/11235/thames-a-poem-by-

tara-lynn-hawk

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7th Oct 2017

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A pleasure to be included

in IDLE INK's 

"Community & Exile"

Issue!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd October 2017

"EMBELLISHED FATE"

on Social Justice Poetry:

https://www.socialjusticepoetry.com/

 

"LOST WONDER

on Poems & Poetry:

https://www.poemsandpoetryblog.com/

*****

 

26th, Sept, 2017

"INSATIABLE"

on Social Justice Poetry:

https://www.socialjusticepoetry.com/

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23rd Sept, 2017

 

So proud and delighted to be

MIDNIGHT LANE BOUTIQUE'S

"Featured Poet"

this week!

 

Take a look at:

https://midnightlanegalleryii.wordpress.com/

 

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You can read my work as well as that of

 JL Corbett, Dazz, AJ Kirby,

Jen Hughes and Rus Khomutoff

in the latest issue of IDLE INK: 

 

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/557587179/community-exile?

ref=shop_home_active_1

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In the UK?

Check out the latest issue of

IDLE INK - Community & Exile Issue

available on "etsy":  

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/IdleInkHull

 

https://twitter.com/_IdleInk_/status/906474226001080321

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"A Legacy Too Late"

on Social Justice Poetry:

 

https://www.socialjusticepoetry.com/6454/a-legacy-too-late-a-

social-justice-poem-by-tara-lynn-hawk

 

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"Nimbus Jettison"

on OCCULUM:

https://occulum.net/2017/08/22/nimbus-jettison-by-

tara-lynn-hawk/

 

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"AFTER"

on Social Justice Poetry:

https://www.socialjusticepoetry.com/

 

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My poem "CASSANDRA" & artwork

on Anti-Heroin Chic!

http://heroinchic.weebly.com/blog/poetry-art-by-tara-lynn-hawk

 

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"FEAR & COMPLIANCE"

on Social Justice Poetry:

https://www.socialjusticepoetry.com/

 

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"FUNCTIONAL UNDERCLASS"

on Social Justice Poetry

https://www.socialjusticepoetry.com/6350/functional-

underclass-a-social-justice-poem-by-tara-lynn-hawk

 

Two poems on

OCCULUM:

https://occulum.net/2017/07/12/two-poems-by-tara-lynn-hawk/

 

 

My poems "Eclouge" & "Untitled #3"

on Poems & Poetry

https://www.poemsandpoetryblog.com/?

s=tara+lynn+hawk

https://www.poemsandpoetryblog.com/?s=tara+lynn+hawk

 

 

My Poem

"THE ASYLUM CEMETERY" on

Social Justice Poetry

https://www.socialjusticepoetry.com/

 

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You may download my poetry chapbook

"THE DEAD" here:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/736913


 

 

 

THE DEAD

is coming!

 

- thirty seven original

poems -

 

Publishing on

Smashwords

17 July 2017

 

 

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9 July 2017

Where Love Meets The Waves
 

Poetry & SpokenWord Event

held at the

Cliffs Of Moher Co Clare 8th July 2017

watch on Periscope:

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1zqKVAjVvzlxB

or on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/Af0bALQm0Lw

 

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2 July, 2017

My poem CIRCUS

on Social Justice Poetry

https://www.socialjusticepoetry.com/

 

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June 30, 2017

 

Purchased Lovely little edition of Lucretius' "The Nature

of Things" I discovered out shopping around yesterday.  

We have Poggio Btacciolini to thank for

rediscovering this long lost gem of classical poetry.

 

 

June 1, 2017

History tells us all particulate matter swerves from it's presumed direct path

 

Bringing into being all that is

 

Till it tires, and collapses

 

due to time or disaster

 

As our own bodies will dissolve 

Back into the dark ground with all other past

 

living entities

 

There is no grand design

 

No all encompassing plan 

of some lofty, know-it-all being

 

Only delicate and unpredictable 

patterns of atoms

 

Dancing about in their own ecstasy

 

Awaiting their rebirth

 

 

 

"SWERVE" 

Copyright 2016 Tara Lynn Hawk

 

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"BITTY SURREALIST POEM"

 

Stark black rosary of isolation

Toes submerged in trees of dryer sheets

Naked sand peas

Callus belief exposed

Soak in the gasoline of discard

Rinse

Repeat

 

Originally published in Uut Poetry

Copyright 2016 Tara Lynn Hawk

 

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May 23, 2017

Remembering the Manchester bombing victims.

More senseless, Sociopathic action by those who feel this

planet is only for themselves.

 

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SMOKING CATERPILLAR

I continue to suffer from the lack of an all-seeing, all-

knowing oracle

Satisfying purpose continues it’s long vacation away

from me

I have experienced much, yet still I feel so innocent

Well…..... most of the time

The I unwillingly wake up, and admit sheepishly that I

know better

I am on the downside of my existence here

My theology of slightly superstitious atheism offers to

me little relief

“Live for the day” they say,

“Live for the moment”

As the mail elves bring forth my auto insurance bill.

 

Originally published on The Poet Community

Copyright 2016 Tara Lynn Hawk

 

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May 20, 2017

Watch on YouTube Poet Kevin Bateman's:

The Soul Belongs To Us

Poetry & Spoken Word Event held at beautiful Finnich

Glen Glasgow, 

Scotland on this past April 2017

featuring Bram E. Gieben, Michael O'Brien & Sherry

Morris

 

https://youtu.be/FT17axPmlTc

 

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My Poem "HYPOCRISY" on

Social Justice Poetry

https://www.socialjusticepoetry.com/?s=tara+lynn+hawk

 

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My flash fiction piece

"FOUR GIRLFRIENDS - FOUR DINNERS"

on SPELK

https://spelkfiction.com/2017/03/01/four-girlfriends-

four-dinners/

 

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Please check out the amazing surrealist/neo-realist

poems by my poet friend 

RUS KHOMUTOFF

his poetry book "Immaculate Days" available on

Smashwords for free with

several downloading options. 

Thirty-two pages of unique poetic images!

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/681210

 

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My Poems "Interview"

on Spilling Cocoa

http://www.spillingcocoa.com/?s=tara+lynn+hawk

 

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May 19, 2017

My Eulogy for Chris Cornell

Tara Lynn Hawk

You slip away from us

Onto another plane

Like a phantom

Unexpected

Sad and unnecessary loss

Approaches much too soon

All this music

Of my forming years

Now brings poignant and bittersweet memories

Stealth unnatural reminder

Of my own mortality

 

Copyright 2017 Tara Lynn Hawk

 

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SECRET

Lay before me

the questions

The ones without answers

The courage in me

to make inquiries

Worthy of a self taught,

cognitive mind

Shared complexity honored

Connected by our differences with

no derision

Alone before the abyss

It’s meaning now dead

Consequences expunged

The Roman device of execution

indelibly marks my being

And pushes me into exile

No redemption promised

Nihilism envelopes us

We are abandoned

This our slap back

And the intolerant will continue to

declare offense

Using suffering to explain away evil

Greyer and greyer it becomes

For they desire us crawling towards

a  form of systematic deception

which society mandates

we must obtain to remain part of it

But this context of inclusion

I care not to honor

I shall remain to you unredeemed

Awake and always redrafting

the map of my conscience

The secret mine

For now I know

The transcendent longs for me

And I will tell you who I am by

telling you who I am not

 

Originally published in "The Poet Community"

Copyright 2016 Tara Lynn Hawk

Heaven......