WORLD POETRY DAY 2017: A New Poem by Juan-Paolo Perre -“A Nomad’s Ode to Shame”


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In celebration of World Poetry Day, a new poem by  Juan-Paolo Perre. Author of the Legacy Poetry Prize-winning book, “A Confederacy of Joy”, this poem,  “A Nomad’s Ode to Shame”, will be included in his forthcoming collection , “Carmina: The Nomad Odes & Other Poems” to be published by Siena Press [London].



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From “A Confederacy of Joy” – available as a #free download from #Amazon today and tomorrow only.

Those Things I Know (excerpt)

To know something well
is to be consumed.

We were born this way,
unable to grab perfection. That’s why

our arms split off into five splined tributaries
of calcified human rock

only ever able to bend in one direction –
inward to the palm’s center

like cushioned hooks
forever pining for the beam,

the ledge or our mother’s neck.

Our greatest gift is the thumb
which comes in lone

with the power of ten
to seal a task or too often choke.

I can’t help but know things
well. I am all and water too

so I easily glide on currents
and get whipped something tidal.

I hold on for the ride
slung in all your purity

to the far reaches of the universe
and back again.

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“A Confederacy of Joy: Poems” …FREE!


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To mark the inclusion of “A Confederacy of Joy” into the permanent collections of the Library of Congress [USA] and the Zentralbibliothek Zürich [Switzerland], Siena Press is offering my book FREE OF CHARGE from 13-17 December. [Kindle Format]

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NEW POEM: “American Idyll” by Juan-Paolo Perre


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These days more than any other in recent memory have activated a fierce and turbulent feeling of “fight or flight”. But there can be no other choice but to fight against stupidity, especially now.


JUAN-PAOLO PERRE is a poet, violinist, singer [the band, THE KINSEY SCALE] & actor [under his nom d’artiste, Adam Alexi-Malle] from Siena, Italy & London UK, and currently residing in NYC.

His début book of poetry, “A Confederacy of Joy” was awarded the Legacy Poetry Prize in 2014.

His next collection entitled,”Carmina: The Nomad Odes & Other Poems” will be released soon on Siena Press US/UK.



NEW POEM: Juan-Paolo Perre


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As preparations for the release of my second collection of poetry, “CARMINA: The Nomad Odes & Other Poems” [SIENA Press] are rolling along, here is a new “other poem”…


What Is A Poem? Ask Your Muse And She Will Answer


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Early this morning, at 3:30 a.m. I lay in my bed and not so much wondered what a poem was but marveled at the myriad of things a poem is. And as if in response my mind wandered to an experience in my past. This poem came and the question was answered.

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