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Poems by eight poets

Eight poets — Michael L. Newell, Aurora Lewis, Roger Singer, Lawrence J. Klumas, Freddington, Victor Enns, dan smith and John Stupp — connect their poems to the spirit of jazz in this eight page collection…
Three Miniatures for Jazz Greats
by Michael L. Newell
Sketches of Spain
dark blue, deeper blue
than the gloaming, trumpet flows —
oceanic grief
A Love Supreme
hurricane touches down
Coltrane blows away
life’s masks  see bones beneath
For Junior Mance & Horace Silver
their pianos know
the streets and strut freely,
let your feet fly

Michael L. Newell has lived abroad for one-third of his life in thirteen countries on five continents.  He has recently had poems published in Current and Verse-Virtual.  He has a new book of poems coming out from Bellowing Ark Press in Seattle within the next few months.  Its title is Meditation of an Old Man Standing on a Bridge.