About Joseph Charles MacKenzie

Joseph Charles MacKenzie is a traditional lyric poet, a "sonetero" from New Mexico where his family has been for over 400 years. He is First Place winner of the Scottish International Poetry Competition (Long Poem Section) and a Pushcart Prize nominee. His verses have appeared in The New York Times, The Scotsman (Edinburgh), The Independent (London), US News and World Report, Google News, and many other outlets. He writes exclusively for Trinacria (New York) and the Society of Classical Poets (New York).

Sonnet LIX – Ode to Spring

By |2019-03-17T16:18:07-06:00March 17th, 2019|Categories: Latest Poem, Sonnets for Christ the King|Tags: , , , , , , |

Spring, step not softly, renovate the sense! My trembling thoughts unravel into leaves, With your perfumes the new-born air is dense, And every tendril to your trellis cleaves. The [...]

Review of Helen Palma’s Selected Poems from Baudelaire’s “Les Fleur du Mal”

By |2019-02-22T01:46:12-06:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Review|

By Joseph Charles MacKenzie Two arts are beautifully displayed in Helen Palma’s Selected Poems from Baudelaire’s Les Fleur du Mal (Pivot Press, New York, 2014). The first and most [...]