Author Archives: seanarthurjoyce

About seanarthurjoyce

I am a poet, journalist and author with a strong commitment to the environment and social justice. If anything, I have too many interests and too little time in a day to pursue them all. Film, poetry, literature, music, mythology, and history probably top the list. My musical interests lie firmly in rock and blues with a smattering of folk and world music. I consider myself lucky to have lived during the great flowering of modern rock music during its Golden Age in the late 1960s/early '70s. In poetry my major inspirations are Dylan Thomas, Rilke, Neruda and the early 20th century British/American poets: Auden, Eliot, Cummings. My preferred cinema includes the great French auteurs, Kirosawa, Orson Welles, and Film Noir. My preferred social causes are too numerous to mention but include banning GMOs, eliminating poverty (ha-ha), and a sane approach to forest conservation and resource extraction. Wish me—wish us all—luck on that one!

Dead Crow & the Spirit Engine released

Do you find that too many poets are fixated on themselves and their hang-ups even as the world seems to be falling apart? Or worse, continue to conform to the dead end of postmodernism that treats poetry as a kind … Continue reading

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Diary of a Plague Year Parts 8–10

Pocketful of Posies i. London, 1665. Bubonic plague rides the greasy backs of flea-ridden rats, an invading army no one will see for another two centuries. Instead,   every dog and cat in the city is killed. Houses of the … Continue reading

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Diary of a Plague Year Part 7

Life During Pandemic[1] Month three in lockdown and it’s time for another Justin Trudeau Moment, as he steps out like Evil Spock[2]   in a dark blue overcoat, doing his best President in the Rose Garden act. Fitting that the … Continue reading

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