Synkroniciti is excited to welcome back poet and writer Kurt Newton with two fascinating poems, “The Second Funeral” and “Corpse Cake.” Each piece examines a different death ritual. These rituals are particular to certain peoples, locales and traditions and might seem macabre at first glance, but they offer meaning and comfort that we don’t find in intellectualism. They serve as meditations and celebrations of life and a way to claim and honor the stories and attributes of our elders. Kurt’s unflinching clarity and integrity guides us with quiet reverence into places we would never enter to give us new appreciation for life.
Experience these revealing poems in Synkroniciti’s “Ritual” issue, Vol. 4, No. 1, available now. Subscribe or purchase the individual issue here.
Kurt Newton’s poetry tends to straddle the line between the dark and the light, the beautiful and the grotesque, the painfully real and the humorously absurd. His most recent poetic ventures have found their way into the virtual pages of Eye to the Telescope, Oddball Magazine, Global Poemic, The Wild Word, Brickplight, Hobo Camp Review and Penumbric.