Ubuntu (ABC) | Edge of Humanity Magazine

Ubuntu (ABC) | Edge of Humanity Magazine
— Read on edgeofhumanity.com/2022/10/15/ubuntu-abc/

Artful portrayals of

Bionic nature transcend

Cosmic dimensions; where

Disco lights illuminate

Edgy sunsets upon

Focal points highlighting

Groovy chests; where

Hirsute terrains mark

Intrepid quests among

Jaunty dancers in

Karmic pursuit of

Lucid dreams in

Maverick fashion; as

Natty endings showcase

Oneiric displays of

Precise parameters; highlighting

Quantal figures in

Raring fashion with

Saucy smiles and

Trusty tongues upon

Utopic mouths; as

Vivid as the

Wily adventures of

Xenial rituals where

Yakkety guests approve

Zesty reckless abandon

Review of Grimoire by slam poet M.A. Dennis

grimoire
is a fine collection of poetry put together by Jacob R. Moses — the poem “herbal eruption” is one of my faves; its fiery theme reminds me of Audre Lorde’s “write fire” mission statement. And I appreciate the care & thought put into this book, even a small detail like providing the reader with the phonetic pronunciation of the title.

-M.A. Dennis

Review of Grimoire by Peruvian poet, Rocío Uchofen

The etymology of Grimoire goes back to the Greek “gramma” ( letter) and the Latin “Grammática” (grammar) The word itself names a book of spells and takes us to remote Gothic times where the words and their permutations were powerful enough to make changes. Poems are made of words, words create images. Grateful to read @jacobreubenmoses poetry of change and wisdom, his Grimoire finds the magic scene and the words to transmit us beautiful, foretelling images like the poem “Vision Quest”: “ My father’s legacy exists in Martling’s Pond…” #newpoetrybook #statenislandpoets #statenislandpoetry #poetsofinstagram

-Rocío Uchofen, poet

Review of Grimoire by poet/visual artist Kyoko Heshiimu

“Jacob R. Moses is a self proclaimed wizard, whose collection of poetry ‘Grimoire’ exemplifies a mystical and magical feel from the cover of the book to the words spoken inside. He speaks through his own experiences of addiction and depression, while battling his inner demons to embrace a sense of inner spirituality. One of my favorite poems, ‘Anthems,’ reads as a self mantra where he is assuring himself he is in control. His poems can feel at times like dreams – structured around themes of animals and plants, as well as emotional struggles and growth. His ancestors are mentioned throughout guiding him as he delves into his self healing through the chaos in his head. I was taken away by how his words sound like spells being cast into the air when spoken out loud -‘Sueños oscuros; somos la única luz’ as heard in the lines from his poem ‘Medianoche.’ I found myself reading the poems straight through and was astonished by how smoothly each topic aligned with the theme of each chapter connecting the whole feel of the book and its majestic concept. I couldn’t recommend this book any more. It is a wonderful body of work and I am proud to include it on my shelf next to all the other authors of his caliber.”

-Kyoko Heshiimu, poet/visual artist