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Blaster (Boombox Transformer) (Day 17)

More than meet the eye

A robot in disguise

Rock a party

No bacardi

Kicking out bad guys

Show tunes on sand dunes 

Across the moon

Shockwave’s counterwave

give him some room

See the crowd in shock 

He’s a boom box.  

Cybertron Casey Kasem 

Trashes laserbeak’s swank box

Here’s a thought 

who’s fresh to def.

Recording Megatron quotes

From his bad breath 

An autobot 

who has no wheels 

But play the wheels of steel

Conducting music at will

Feel intensity 

From all frequencies

Instantly 

Turn pin drops

To buckshot

Boom!

Viciously

Chorus:

If the music is rocking,

I’m rolling (3x)

His tape squad come correct 

Steeljaw, Ramhorn, Rewind, and Eject

See the threat

Get Soundwave on the phone 

With his tape crew 

Let’s choose a war zone

Optimus Prime knows

His value to the fold

The data that he hold

What else can be exposed

Do y’all know about Jazz

Their blues Brothers

Playing tunes on the streets

Watch him burn rubber

Terra communication 

That rocks the nations

From beach boys to Snoop Dogg

A good vibrations

A fan favorite 

From show’s past

Died with Soundwave 

Reformed as Twincast

Took the role of leadership 

hard to master

Music is my shit

Your man, Blaster

Chorus: 

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Isn’t it Weird (Day 14)

Isn’t this weird?

I do not consider myself a poet.

Since being a poet, you must have something poetic to say.

I consider myself a list writer, a scene creator, a speaker, a reporter & a Emcee.

Isn’t it weird?

I know more about mother goose’s nursery rhymes, television jingles, speeches, theater acts, & songs than poems of well known poets.

Isn’t it weird?

It takes me longer to write a two-minute poem than solving a double quadratic equation.

Yet, I understand that my ways are different than my counterparts. I do not read methodical like Pedro, have political standpoint like Vice, bleed my emotions profoundly like Chloe, talk about the street life like Sho Nuff, bring Worry free feelings like Bethanie, have theatrical antics as AndYes, the storytelling like NSAA, abstract as Danyan, or as hard hitting as Rhony.

I lose poetry slam.

I get small applause at open mics. 

It is a daily scene.

But I rock mics.

So feel my words as I beat my chest, cover my face and wake you up with a soul clap.

Isn’t this weird?

So you could receive the gospel.

I could be an apostle but I am a weirdo.

Too militant to be emotional

Too realistic to be religious

And too futuristic to be stagnant.

For cause and effect,

Jeet kune do style:

I speak direct.

But an angry black man I can not be

Because I am one with my sensitivity.

Posted in Hip Hop Conversation, Performing, Poems, poetry, Thoughts

My Interview

I am excited to see an interview done on me. Thank you to Izzy Lala for asking and writing the article. It was an amazing experience because it was a chance to see someone else’s point of view of me.

Plus, I started to understand the image that I projected publicly. Since being a tone setter is a statement, I enjoy being the first poet to starts the show.

Poetic Roots

My roots with poetry are long. I have been writing since I was 10 years old. A lot of my early poems were turned into rap lyrics immediately. While most poets have their heroes: Robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, etc. my heroes were rappers (emcees).

Street poetry was the coined term before Hip Hop was a culture. Most critics say that rapping is not poetry. I counter that remark with this: evolution is a recurring event. So, when poets view some new or strange styles of poetry, they need to understand the importance is still the words.

I thought about how to define my own poetry. I assumed poetry was similar to a painting or music. I made it for someone to read or recite and build their own interpretation.

But reading Austin Kleon’s book, Show Your Work, revealed my work can’t tell stories by itself. My poetry is my work. So I have to explain the unfamiliar parts because what I do is me.

Check out Izzy Lala interview of me:

http://bit.ly/2ceG64p

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Stuart Canton: SPC Bartender of Poetry

Stuart Canton: SPC “El Presidente” and Bartender of Poetry

CharRon sit down with Sacramento Poetry Center President Stuart Canton.

Topic Discuss:

  • Poet’s Origin
  • University Instructor of Poetry
  • Being an Editor
  • Jason Shapiro
    • Poetry Now
  • DIY Published Author
    • DIY Chapbooks
    • M-Press
  • Being President of Sacramento Poetry Center
  • Being a Poetry host
  • Page vs. Stage
    • Theater of Poetry
  • Co-Vid 19 Wine list
  • Poem: Field guide to near extinction
  • Social Media
  • Facebook videos
  • Final words

Social Media

@Stuartlcanton

Website:

www.stuartlcanton.com

Iambic:

https://linktr.ee/iambiczine

www.reswonderland.com

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EP 9 Michael Ellis – From the Page, To the Stage.

As a published author, Michael has written several books and hosted or facilitated poetry groups. Keynote poetry being his primary purpose, he has use his skills to maneuver with young rappers and college professors. His latest endeavor is Directing a Theater play called When I get free, that is poetry driven. Like Hamilton,  there are scenes that have lines but the Poems are the powerful parts of the story.

Topics Discuss:

  • Poet‘s Origin
  • Poetry: his escape
  • His books
  • His new persona: Inkcredible Poet
  • Keynote Poets
  • Page vs. Stage
  • His admiration towards Tupac
  • Theater poetry defined
  • Being a Director
  • Mathematics of poetry
  • Word wizzards affiliation

Event and Social media

Check out the theatrical debut: When I get free at Ooley Theater on February 8 at 7pm 2007 28th Street.

http://www.Facebook/keynotepoets

Instagram.com/inKcrediblepoet 

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EP: Cloudy – Sacramento 2020 Youth Poet Laureate

2020 Sacramento Youth poet Laureate sat down with CharRon and had an interesting interview.

Topics Discuss:

  • Her book: Receipts of Ungiven Gifts
  • Her acting Debut: When I get Free
  • Her upcoming Festival: Literary Legends
  • Her Poet’s Origin
  • Page vs. Stage
  • Poetry Slam
  • Her Ambition
  • Her prom dress

Website or Social media

Facebook and Instagram: Signed Cloudy

Her book: Receipts of Ungiven Gifts on sale at Amazon.

Posted in Interviews, Performing, podcast, Poems, poetry, Sacramento

Ep 7: Heather Roegiers – This was not the plan

CharRon talk to Heather Roegiers. A stunning Trans woman who writing has produce 2 chapbooks, news articles and, now, Humor.

Topic Discuss:

  • Poet’s Origin
  • Her Fallen Friend, Trevor
  • Her 2 chapbooks: Silence is a weapon & Noise
  • Journalism and the politics
  • Poetry Feature
  • Page vs. Stage
  • Slam poetry
  • Being a Comedian
  • Being a World Traveler

Website and Social Media

www.reallifepretendpsychic.blogspot.com
www.heatherontherecord.wordpress.com
Instagram: @reallifepretendpsychic

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Nena Larieze: Rebel Mother

Iambic Podcast Episode 6

Nena is a publish Poet & Author, Educator and Mother of 4 children. A Central Florida native that moved to Stockton, California. She released her first book, Activistic(2012), that is a collection of poems and prose of her past. Nena is working on her next Masters degree at University of Pacific. She, now, lives in Sacramento, works with 916 Ink, and is working on her next books: Chronicle of a Broken Childhood and the Sea also rise.

We discuss:

  • Her poetry origin
  • Her first Sacramento Feature
  • Her book: Activistic
  • Living in Central Florida
  • Living in Stockton
  • Her family past
  • Her latest books
  • Her poem: Our way through

Poem Excerpt: Stand your ground, Dear America, and Be Accountable. All poems written and performed by Nena Larieze 

Find Nena and her work from her website: www.nenalarieze.com

Her Book: Activistic is on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Activistic-Nena-Larieze/dp/0985150742