Welcome to the Town of Feeling

Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad, Moved in down the streetCautious watched them, from her window, Wondering, which one should I meet?Confused came in with overwhelmed and said, "The Panics have come to town"Then Hopeful called the carefulls, And said that Happy was a clown.Anxious came in with the news, Confident... Read More

A Case of The Fears

Chicken Soup is good for a coldSleep is good for the FluWhen I get a case of the FearsWhat is a person to do?It is not bacteriaAlthough it can eat away my soulIt is not a virusYet, it can keep me from feeling wholeI know what will do the trick,What... Read More

I Hate The Wait (Weight)

I get up in the morningAnd want to stay in bedOh, so nice and warmLike fresh from the oven bread.My day is oh so busyI wish that I could stayIn the quiet of my houseIf only I could play.Relax and play like Children doNo matter where they areNever worried about... Read More

Why I enjoy Writing?

During interviews and general conversations with the public,one of the most difficult questions for me to answer(timely and thoroughly) is,"Why do you enjoy writing"?So due to the challenge manifested in such a question,I pondered on creating an answer. Many reasons came to mind,but after digesting much"time for thought",I managed to... Read More

Growing

Growing hurts sometimes; saying goodbye to friends, to things you've known and done to things you wanted to do. Growing heals sometimes the shattered dreams and hopes of a life you once knew leading you to a new knowledge... Read More

Kens Poem

How wonderfully sweet to be a dweller dwelling on the road of goodbye. Bittersweet tears fall as I think of all the places I'll never see, all the faces I'll never know, all the joys I'll never share, as I head for the... Read More

Find the Magic

FIND the MAGICFind the Magic As you release old bondage Come out of hiding And see the starsFind the Magic As you expose the pain Let the tears flow And find beauty in your bodyFind the Magic As you scream from the beating Run from the threats And feel the... Read More

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal MeOcean heal my wounds Let your waves curl and foam on my body Wash away blood, heal scarsOcean renew me with your power As unceasingly you roll Giving strength that's been drainedOcean keep me warm Wrap me in your brine Caress me with your tidesOcean disperse my tears... Read More

Bleed

now is not the time to open open that great door again not the time to be more tolerant not the time to play to winnow is not the time for justice evolution mercy choices not the time to pet the puppies yipping with pathetic voicesnow is not the time... Read More

Joined

JOINEDHeart beat of man pounding - yet unheard joined becomes the beat of a nation.Words of man written - yet unread joined becomes a proclamation.Sounds of man spoken - yet unheard joined becomes a production .Lines of man drawn - yet unrecognized joined becomes an illustration.Beings of man humming... Read More

In The News:


The Guardian

The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry review – the importance of rhyme and reason
The Guardian
Although the chronological arc is shorter than that of the granddaddy anthology, Dimitri Obolensky's The Penguin Book of Russian Verse (1965), which included medieval oral poetry and a pair of important 18th-century literary writers, Lomonosov and ...


Brisbane Times

The emergence of Clive Palmer, poet. Photo: Supplied
Brisbane Times
Clive Palmer will relive his days as a bard with a public reading of his youthful verse at the Queensland Poetry Festival later this month. The businessman and federal MP will headline the event alongside renowned poet Les Murray, Quan Yeomans from ...


Colorado Public Radio

Poetry On Civil Rights And Racism Gets A Colorado Book Award
Colorado Public Radio
York submitted the manuscript for his poetry collection “Abide” just days before his death. His colleagues at the University of Colorado-Denver, Brian Barker and Nicole Beer, helped get it published. They spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.

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Statesman Journal

Oregon Poets: 'No Constant Hues' reflects Stayton poet's life
Statesman Journal
Eleanor Berry, the cofounder of the Mid-Valley Poetry Society, a Salem-based affiliate of the Oregon Poetry Association, recently published her second full-length volume of poetry, “No Constant Hues” (Turnstone Books of Oregon, 2015). The former ...


The Guardian

Happiness by Jack Underwood review – ambitious, energetic poetry
The Guardian
When his initial Faber pamphlet came out in 2009, Underwood appeared to show Donaghy's influence, but now he recalls a poet of an older generation, Hugo Williams, for whom, as now for Underwood, the world is largely a personal matter composed of the ...


Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra

Poetry event for youngsters come to Pollok storytelling centre
Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra
A poetry reading and touring event will come to Glasgow later this month aimed at young poetry fans. Village Storytelling Centre in Pollok will host three days of poetry events for children. Poets will read from the book Falling Out of the Sky: Poems ...


New York Times

Review: From Israel, 'The Kindergarten Teacher,' a Drama About Poetry and ...
New York Times
As a hobby — or perhaps as a vehicle for unexpressed ambitions and frustrated desires — she attends a poetry workshop with other amateur versifiers. Then one day she witnesses a startling act of creation. One of her pupils, a cherubic, sleepy-eyed ...

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Your Houston News

Kingwood grad bringing common ground to 19th century English poetry, ballet at ...
Your Houston News
“One of the key (similarities between the poetry and ballet) was the difficulty of balancing a professional and personal life for women at the time because of how they wanted careers and they would have to push back getting married later in life ...

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Noise

Poets say Lansing club all about building relationships
Noise
“I've been writing poetry and coordinating for a really long time in the area, and I was drafted,” she explained. “The club was looking for leadership, and I had come to a few meetings, and I didn't intend to take a position here, but it's a wonderful ...


The Providence Journal

In a small state of poetry: Wise Elders and Super-heroes
The Providence Journal
But as eight years of visits to the assisted living center have taught me, poetry mostly saves lives over the long haul, or offers a kind of salve, or catharsis, or is simply the best way of saying what matters. I have by now witnessed a wide range of ...

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Three Poems and Paradise Lost [One for Hell, One for Heaven one for an Inca King]

The Torrents of HellHell's furnace- Likened to a chimney Vomits... Read More

Eds Poem

Ed Gallagher Dec. 11, 1907 - Sept. 5, 2004This poem... Read More

Wondering

How I wonder what he's doing as I sit alone... Read More

The Crusader: A Search for the Virtue Inside (an excerpt of an Epic Poem)

On through the darkness she searches the bones Seeking the... Read More

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

Stone Beds [Pompeii's surge]Advance: after the great eruption of Pompeii's... Read More

Poetry and Popular Culture

Is poetry too complicated for the average reader? Is it... Read More

Eight Poems

Out of the eight poems provided here [all previously unpublished],... Read More

Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, Americas First Folk Song Writer

"Beautiful Dreamer" was written by Stephen Foster just before his... Read More

A Hundred and Fifty Dead [Korean War--l952]

There I sat, ninety-five degree weatherOutside; the bookstore caf, was... Read More

Two Poems, with Figurative Language

Says Mr. Dennis Siluk, when asked to review his poetry... Read More

Ode, to the Mighty Midget Omac [In English and Spanish]

Part One Midget HistoryI am thirty-six inches tall, that is... Read More

Two Poems: Black Poncho, and Spirits of de Copan [in English and Spanish]

English Version12) Black Poncho(of Saint Cosme Hill, by Lima, Peru)Lost... Read More

Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]

Contract of DeathI heard today, the preacher say: "Daniel has... Read More

Barriers

There are many times I set up barriers and walls,... Read More

Man Unbowed [A poem]

Man UnbowedUnbowed by sin, the world of man, stands Upon... Read More

Looking Out the Rear Window

The funeral rite concluded With the pastor shaking hands, Offering... Read More

Recollections

I AM SO GRATEFUL for simpler times. Stores were closed... Read More

A Different Place...

I wish we had met 20 years ago... A different... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them... Read More

Africa - Wheres The Profit?

A poetic comment that just welled up inside my head... Read More

Tale of the Brick Maker, of San Jeronimo, Peru [In English and Spanish]

Tale of the Brick Maker, Of San Jernimo, Peru... Read More

THe Monster Mash, A Graveyard SMASH (short story I wrote when I was 11)

The Monster Mash The Graveyard SmashHave you heard of the... Read More

Tsunami Day

A Poem - By Lorraine KemberIt was a day like... Read More

It Was Not Me

It was not me as I am now. It was... Read More

The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

[As Told by the Last] King: it was in the... Read More