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:


New York Times

Fallen Journalist Finds Solace and Success in Poetry
New York Times
She is Patricia Smith, Staten Island's literary sensation, a poet, an English professor and a star on the national stage. Last month, she won the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, awarded by the Library of Congress to luminaries such ...


Appleton Post Crescent

Appleton seeks entries for sidewalk poetry program
Appleton Post Crescent
The city is now accepting entries for the second year of its sidewalk poetry program. Last year, Appleton stamped six poems into concrete as part of its sidewalk rehabilitation regimen. It was inspired by a similar effort that started in St. Paul ...

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Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Burns: Careful not to mix politics and poetry
Concord Monitor
Yes, we have poets laureate, both national and in most states. The national one is – wisely – appointed by the Librarian of Congress after much consultation with former poets laureate, respected poetry critics and the like, a process that (unlike many ...
Olympia is blessed with rich poetryThe Olympian
Walsh: South Dakota has 'vibrant' talent in poetrySioux Falls Argus Leader
Michael Castro: City's poet laureate comes to new position with eyes wide openSTLtoday.com
Luton On Sunday -OnMilwaukee.com
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Syracuse.com

Are you a poet and want people to know it? Enter the annual CNY Pen Women ...
Syracuse.com
Gardner, a professional CNY poet, realized her writing could inspire readers after submitting to and winning the Annual Poetry Contest hosted by the CNY branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW). Nearly 10 years later, she now ...


Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog)

BOA book on NPR's list of 'amazing 2015 poetry books'
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog)
Nickole Brown's forthcoming Fanny Says has been featured on NPR Books' 2015 Poetry Preview. Claiming that "we need poetry even more than 'more than ever,'" reviewer Craig Morgan Teicher recommends a list of 2015 poets that "offers plenty of the balm ...


Deccan Chronicle

Exploring the World of Muslim Poetry
Deccan Chronicle
Hyderabad: A session on Muslimist poetry in Telugu explored works of four poets who have written about Muslim issues. Khadar was one of the first to write about the caste system in Muslim society. Poets like Yakoob, Shahjeehana, Mehmaan, Khaja and ...


RTE.ie

RTÉ's poetry season commences Thursday, Jan 29
RTE.ie
RTÉ begins its poetry season on RTÉ One on Thursday January 29 at 10.15pm with A Rebel Act, a landmark documentary which looks back at the poems that shaped us as a people and illustrates why poetry is so central to our culture. "Poets with progress ...


National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Begins in Northeast Nevada
ABC News
What does the word "buckaroo" mean to you? For poets, musicians and fans, it's the focus of an annual celebration of ranching culture and the rural West in northeast Nevada. The 31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering begins Monday and runs all week in ...

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This website will turn your tweets into poetry
The Next Web
You've always wished your tweets were a little more poetic, right? Well, now there's the perfect app for you: Poetweet. This simple website, which doesn't even require sign in, will turn your tweets from banalities into sweet poetry. The below poem is ...

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AHS competition proves poetry still alive and kicking
Athens NEWS
In 2013, a Huffington Post article caused quite a kerfuffle in the literary world when it asked the question "Is poetry dead?" and answered in the affirmative. In the era of big data, memes and image-laden media, it may seem poetry is dead - that the ...
Carman-Ainsworth students to recite Poetry Out Loud during eventMLive.com
10th annual Poetry Out Loud contest to include local studentsThe Sheridan Press (subscription)

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Article on Poetry and Two Poems

Writing Poetry for TomorrowWhat does a man need to be... Read More

Review Of Stephen B. Wileys First Book Of Poetry: HERO ISLAND

Poet Stephen B. Wiley's first book of poetry, Hero Island,... Read More

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

The Poet's Corner [Three poem/ see review of poetry under... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

Most of my poems are written late at night, often,... Read More

Changes

I am not the one I was before yesterday.I cannot... Read More

Eight Poems

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

Farewell to Lester Graybill

I never met a man, who could shake my hand,... Read More

Never Ever More

Once upon a midnight dreary, coffee cold and vision... Read More

An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]

Old skin, once held tight Against her skeleton- Rose no... Read More

Passion and Poetry, and Life

Ironically, the passion that can neutralize the repulsion for difficulties... Read More

Four Poems: Grendels Nature...the Racetrack...Counting days...[Now in English and Spanish]

English Version1) Grendel's DivorceYou must know that I do not... Read More

Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]

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

The Lull of Twilight [Over Mantaro Valley] In English and Spanish

Twilight, was now beginning. As forthe sun, it was down-down... Read More

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

Note: written after seeing the little adobe 16th century church... Read More

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

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

Rules for Writing Poetry

You've been writing poetry since that first assignment in your... Read More

My Grannio

I never thought I would have to say GOODBYE to... Read More

Looking Out the Rear Window

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

The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]

Iquitos & the Amazon Part OneIt was December 2, l959,... Read More

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal MeOcean heal my wounds Let your waves curl... Read More

Blind Designs [a Poem] and a Note by Rosa on The Other Door

Blind DesignsBorn today, gone tomorrow Like a butterfly with no... Read More

Commuting Hell!

It's dark, it's cold, its' just six thirty,thoughts of sleep... Read More

Publishing Your Poetry

If you are serious about seeing your work published by... Read More

Tsunami -a Poem Dedicated To Help Aid and Awareness and Encourage Future Harmony. Make Peace Not War

Real Power.One Tsunami, and all our armies, Seem belittled by... Read More