STONEKING’S NEW COLLECTION OF POETRY

The long-awaited collection of Billy Marshall Stoneking’s 2nd book of poetry is nearly here. Featuring over 160 pages of mostly new poems, with a selection of some of his best known and most popular ‘performance poems’, MAYA & THE REAL STUFF, with illustrations by U.K. artist, Benjamin Phillips, is a real ride.

Look for the start of the crowd-funding campaign that will get this project published in 2015.  Here’s a sample of what you can expect:

 

covermaya4x KNOPOEM

I’m no longer sure what can be said,

other than a blue whale’s heart

weighs six hundred kilograms

& houseflies have taste buds

on the bottom of their feet.

It doesn’t always come down

to what you know, you know.

It’s a proven fact:

only three kinds of animals

fight battles in formations:

ants, humans & crows.

You can never think enough

to stop the Death.

The longest any human being

has gone without sleep & lived

is 11 days,

& since we spend at least

a third of our lives asleep,

I wish you

the occasional thunderstorm

at three in the morning,

& that you’ll never fall for someone

who eats sushi with a fork.

 

LIKE THE FACEBOOK PAGE @ 
https://www.facebook.com/mayaandrealstuff  
& READ MORE POEMS FROM THE BOOK.

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