Contents

Editorial:
Pen, Sword and The Society

Interview:
Nnorom Azuonye
My E-conversation with
Esiaba Irobi

Guest Poet:
Rebecca Steltner
About Steltner

Poems:

Rebecca Steltner
Summer Forgetting
Untitled I
Untitled II
Before falling asleep
Chafed
Unoma Azuah
Vows
Song of the Owl
Nights
In Us
Uduma Kalu
To the unheard voice
A mermaid dance
Evelyn
I am still eager
C. Highsmith-Hooks
When freedom come
Through tainted eyes
The Day The Towers Fell
Uche Nduka
Swear
Gleamings
Turn the key
Slow Feet
Emeka Azuine
Reality World
Oppressenergy
Song for Souls


Feature:
Nnamdi Obioha Azuonye
- Profile of the poet
Nnorom Azuonye
The Freedom Clause: Theme and Meaning
in the poems of
Nnamdi Azuonye

Events & Announcements:
StAnza Poetry Festival
Poetry Competitions

Notes:

Notes on Contributors
Glossary

Back Issues:

January 2003
December 2002

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MAGAZINE MONTHLY -- FEBRUARY 2003          ISSN 1479-425X

Poems

Through tainted eyes Continued from page 16


I wish my view
of the world was different-
that it wasn't so tainted,
clouded,
tinged,
irritated,
tinted,
glared,
blurred,
obscured,
shaped,
disturbed,
affected,
twisted
and poisoned;
I wish I could say I see the world
through pure, untainted eyes.
But I call it like I see it
and I see it like it is.
So please excuse me
if I'm seeing something
you don't want me to see!
Change what you show me-
and I'll gladly change my view.

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