Navigation Reviewed By Rania Watts

Journeys come in the form of exploration that cement our feet to the ground and elevates our minds toward the outer strata.  I must have sat down and watched Sam Sam Bubbleman’s lockdown inspired Shadow Bubble show Navigation numerous times. This is genuinely bubble alchemy at its finest, the interesting aspect to me is thatContinue reading “Navigation Reviewed By Rania Watts”

Part 6 & Final: 6 Degrees of ‘Tony Moore’ – Judge for the inaugural ‘Carnaval de Poésie’ 2021 by Caroline McNamara

There is so much more to be shared on the music legend, that is Mr. Tony Moore. My musings here have only touched upon some of the highlights. While having a hugely busy schedule of working on his radio show and showcasing amazing artists at The Bedford, Tony will always feed his passion for songContinue reading “Part 6 & Final: 6 Degrees of ‘Tony Moore’ – Judge for the inaugural ‘Carnaval de Poésie’ 2021 by Caroline McNamara”

Part 5: 6 Degrees of ‘Tony Moore’ – Judge for the inaugural ‘Carnaval de Poésie’ 2021 by Caroline McNamara

Following the creation of such an amazing base for emerging artists at The Kashmir Klub, when the space closed due to redevelopment, Tony took this work into The Bedford Pub in Balham, SW London. The club room at The Bedford, through the stewardship of Tony, was to become another significant launch pad for today’s mostContinue reading “Part 5: 6 Degrees of ‘Tony Moore’ – Judge for the inaugural ‘Carnaval de Poésie’ 2021 by Caroline McNamara”

Part 4: 6 Degrees of ‘Tony Moore’ – Judge for the inaugural ‘Carnaval de Poésie’ 2021 by Caroline McNamara

Tony has always been and completely unselfishly, a huge advocate of launching new talent. From introducing young artists to areas which can help them, I count myself one of those people, to taking you under his wing and showing you how to believe in yourself, Tony will always be a voice of reason. In theContinue reading “Part 4: 6 Degrees of ‘Tony Moore’ – Judge for the inaugural ‘Carnaval de Poésie’ 2021 by Caroline McNamara”

Part 3: 6 Degrees of ‘Tony Moore’ – Judge for the inaugural ‘Carnaval de Poésie’ 2021 by Caroline McNamara

Tony came from Bristol where he had grown up to the big smoke that was ‘London’. This was after answering an ad in a music magazine and he became keyboard and synth player in a band. The band was an early formulation of ‘Iron Maiden’ Feeling keyboards were not really working following an initial liveContinue reading “Part 3: 6 Degrees of ‘Tony Moore’ – Judge for the inaugural ‘Carnaval de Poésie’ 2021 by Caroline McNamara”

Part 2: 6 Degrees of ‘Tony Moore’ – Judge for the inaugural ‘Carnaval de Poésie’ 2021 by Caroline McNamara

Tony has so many wonderful stories around music, that when I write the 6 degrees of celebration for his weekly Saturday morning radio show, I always make sure my facts are accurate and that the music will strike a resonance with him as it does with me and the listeners. We have many shared favouriteContinue reading “Part 2: 6 Degrees of ‘Tony Moore’ – Judge for the inaugural ‘Carnaval de Poésie’ 2021 by Caroline McNamara”

Part I: 6 Degrees of ‘Tony Moore’ – Judge for the inaugural ‘Carnaval de Poésie’ 2021 by Caroline McNamara

It is with great pleasure that I have prepared a ‘6 degrees of Tony Moore’ to celebrate the final week of the ‘Carnaval de Poesie’ 2021.  Musician, Tony Moore, is the judge for this final week of the Carnaval and I am sure through the organiser of this wonderful event, Rania M M Watts, youContinue reading “Part I: 6 Degrees of ‘Tony Moore’ – Judge for the inaugural ‘Carnaval de Poésie’ 2021 by Caroline McNamara”

…full or empty?

unwanted tears drip from an unassumed visage — eager for the future to arrive in a timely fashion needless to say — time transpires its many paths in one culminated journey — similar to that of golden liquid caramel that seems to flow in any direction — it is able — can you image beingContinue reading “…full or empty?”

summer’s last gasp

when i think of summer one of the first things that comes marshmallow cones to mind — are not just long and lazy days but also moments to basque in the freedom of being able to wake at a slightly later time — clearly not tethered to a specific schedule — moments where giggles reignContinue reading “summer’s last gasp”

7 Pieces of 6: Return to Avani Reviewed by Jordan & Jericho Watts

7 Pieces of 6, is a coming-of-age fantasy story about a girl (Tierra) secretly from a fantasy world called Avani, who is living in the city of Portland and has to return before she turns 17 to restore her kingdom. At the age of ten she is taken in by a single lady named Brianna,Continue reading “7 Pieces of 6: Return to Avani Reviewed by Jordan & Jericho Watts”

can you see my onyx soles?

if james and his giant peach can fly — so can my bubblicious balloon mind you it’s no ordinary flying contraption — nothing fancy no steam-punk flyers built with massive cogs no large fabric floating oubliette in the sky all i have is this half package of gum let’s see if i can blow aContinue reading “can you see my onyx soles?”

dark heart

​everybody has a dark side ​ingrained inside of their soul ​a place which allows the writer ​t​o create not only gruesome phrases  ​b​ut horrors beyond compare ​i​t was said that poe had a sickness ​h​is versification speaks of hearts which start to beat stronger than a  ​t​aiko drum from ​japan ​e​ven from beyond a grave

BIPOC EXPLORED! Week X

Please note Week X brings with some changes. I started this BIPOC Women’s Exploration with Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw Founder of Intersectionality; that being said I am altering my project to be not only a permanent fixture of CCIQ Press but also one that will include anything and everything BIPOC. Once again, I began to thinkContinue reading “BIPOC EXPLORED! Week X”

BIPOC EXPLORED! Week IX

For an open-minded individual there are a myriad of possible ways to not only educate ourselves but all society through first understanding the impact that the Residential Schools housed with regards to intergenerational trauma, cultural genocide, and forced assimilation. The Residential School system being a catalyst for First Nations trauma experienced as a method ofContinue reading “BIPOC EXPLORED! Week IX”

2nd last chance, before trash…

peddle your priceless garbage infested trinkets to those with low brow fantastical fancies garbage candy perhaps one with a crude heart may be exposed to subjects that coat the inner blanket of global antiquities with layered golden treats only a carefully crafted eye can curate rummage your soul discover your possessions funny thing, the firstContinue reading “2nd last chance, before trash…”

You can stop skulking; this is the poem you’ve been looking for!

Decades of internal war ends now with the banishment of your being from my life You desired that I crumble and ensured I had the knowledge that I will never be a good enough human being Tortured souls, should never utilise their plight to cause harm to others Pain should never be revealed as aContinue reading “You can stop skulking; this is the poem you’ve been looking for!”

BIPOC EXPLORED WEEK VIII

Turtle Island; Why Indigenous World Views Matter As a human being who has no Indigenous blood, I feel that Indigenous worldviews matter for a number of different reasons. For one the genesis story of Turtle Island is seared to the forefront on my brain as it clearly illustrates the desire for: love, peace, appreciation, andContinue reading “BIPOC EXPLORED WEEK VIII”

ode to caramel

ok, so, right nowwhat i wantfor you to dowhile readingthis poemis to contemplate all of the sensationaldesserts and unwhich use caramelsauce as a base caramelon it’s ownis pretty simpleto make — althoughit takes one thingmany do not havemuch of — time! neverthelessimagine if you willthe largest and deepestwell — which no longerfreely flows water —Continue reading “ode to caramel”

goonies

a newly planted breeze adheres its velcro like arms to all the debris of endless subterfuge friendless enemies gather over golden hued treats & a prized aged — tea stained parchment a packed snack of goobers sustains an adventures desire for something adequate enough — for the purpose of endless discovery on a ship toContinue reading “goonies”

BIPOC EXPLORED! WEEK VII

Facts about the Highway Of Tears – 724 km is the length of the Yellowhead Highway 16 in British Columbia. Tragically this space now referred to as The Highway of Tears is where most First Nations women have vanished or discovered as murdered (Sabo, 2016, 2019). – 12-16% of missing or murdered Indigenous Women; makeContinue reading “BIPOC EXPLORED! WEEK VII”

BIPOC EXPLORED! Week VI

There is something about the quality of a good song that can genuinely bring me to my knees. As someone who relishes the concept of music, impeccable song writing skills are never overlooked through my boring brown optics. This week I have selected Singer/Songwriter, Breakthrough Artist of the 2017 Juno’s Ruth B. As someone whoContinue reading “BIPOC EXPLORED! Week VI”