March 4, 2016

"Poetry, Passion and Song" March 2016, Issue #20





Painting by Berthold Faust, in honour of Charlie Parker

 (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955)

"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art."~Charlie Parker

A few hours after Parker's passing "Bird Lives" began appearing as graffiti in New York City subways supposedly written by Ted Joans, a Beat Generation poet whose work drew from the African-American oral tradition and blended black consciousness with avant-garde jazz rhythm.

DB Cox-our own master blue's musician, friend, and bad-ass poet-has written a poetic tribute to Charlie Parker and some of the other "legendaries" who are no longer with us but are most certainly still howlin' from the heavens. Be sure to see the featured post in the left-hand column.

This music edition was inspired by Parker's truth--there is no boundary line to art. So turn off the TV, shut down the noise, and enjoy the unique blend of poetry, music, photography, stories, essays, and art embedded in this issue of IVJ. With all the major talent included-It's sure to become a classic!

~In This Issue~


David Allen, Goirick Brahmachari, Elizabeth Brooks, Adam Brown, Phillip Brown, DB Cox, James Diaz, Ken Allan Dronsfield, David Francis, Paul Goldman, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri,  Jack Harvey, Andrew Hubbard, Josh Huber, Chris Kempling, Laurie Kuntz, Marianne Lyon, Don Mager, Donal Mahoney, Des Mannay, Joan McNerney, Sultana Raza, Anthony Sarch, Judith Skillman, Tim Staley, Harry Youtt


David Domine, Scott Thomas Outlar, Harry Youtt

Creative Nonfiction/Essay/Memoir 

Alex Beckman, Nina Fosati,  Lynda McKinney Lambert

Music Review

Jennifer Criss

 Visual Art

Photgraphy by Chris McCown and Fabrice Poussin

 ~Please scroll the page to browse the individual features~

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