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:


Dodge Poetry Festival Set to Return to Newark
New York Times (blog)
The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, the biggest in North America, will be back for the third time at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, a city not often associated with iambic pentameter when the festival first announced it was coming ...


ANOTHER KIND OF COURAGE, Celebration of Amiri Baraka, Brick City Voices ...
Broadway World
Martin Farawell, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation's Poetry Director and Director of the Dodge Poetry Festival, has announced the roster of poets and other performers who will be participating in the 15th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, ...

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New York Times (blog)

Poetry Profiles: Louisiana State University Press
New York Times (blog)
The latest in a series of occasional profiles of poetry publishers. These questions were answered by MaryKatherine Callaway, the director of LSU Press. When you're reading a manuscript submission, what are you looking for? The biggest thrill is to read ...

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The New York Review of Books (blog)

The Great Poets' Brawl of '68
The New York Review of Books (blog)
The biggest and the most illustrious gathering of poets I have ever attended took place in June of 1968 at the Stony Brook World Poetry Conference. There were 108 poets present, according to Jim Harrison, who organized it together with Louis Simpson ...
What's Wrong With Poetry Books for Children: A Teacher's LamentEducation Week News
Why Poetry MattersHuffington Post
Pockets, soccer just part of the poetry fun during National Poetry MonthSan Francisco Examiner
Sequim Gazette -Downtown Devil -Moose Jaw Times-Herald
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Poetry Month 2014: We Need Writers So We Can Continue to Exist
Huffington Post
We're past the halfway mark, but happy Poetry Month, anyway. It's still April after all. And while taxes (for most of us) are done, poetry is still going strong. And what a busy scene we have here in Detroit. All month, my poetry plate has 'runneth-ed ...

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Mass MoCA will hold an evening of poetry to honor Agha Shahid Ali
Bennington Banner
Patkin's "Veil Suite" paintings, rooms with translucent walls, illuminate Shahid's poetry in a retrospective show at Mass MoCA, where Agha Iqbal Ali, Shahid's brother, will read Shahid's poetry tonight. Seeing the pieces is hard, Iqbal said, and ...

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'Poetry Train America'
bcrnews.com
“Poetry Train America” is a combination of storytelling, poets, poetry and railways presented using America's 20 states as a backdrop. Three men travel the country in 2012 to write a documentary on poets and the railroad. When they sleep they get taken ...


InMaricopa.com

Pathway students express themselves through poetry slam
InMaricopa.com
The students at Sequoia Pathway Academy have a new, creative way to express themselves in an event known as Poetry Slam under the direction of drama teacher David Blanchard, and fellow Maricopa residents are welcome to join. What makes this event ...


An evening of poetry April 28 in Woods Hole
Wicked Local Falmouth
The 10 poems which will be read and discussed have been chosen by poet Lisa Olstein for Common Threads, the Massachusetts state poetry organization. She has gathered poems with “deep ties to Massachusetts…poets that span decades and continents ...

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Slate Magazine (blog)

Finding Poetry in a Guy Fieri Menu
Slate Magazine (blog)
Eater unveiled the menu for Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar earlier this week, and it is chockablock with “'wow-sabi' cream,” “gnarly Greek salad,” and “Guy's famous donkey sauce.” It's also chockablock with exclamation points—21 of them, by my count, ...

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

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

It Was Not Me

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

Cruel World

Azra, Azra, Wake up Azra. Wake up Azra, It is... Read More

Lucky...

You make me smile like I've seldom done before You... Read More

Ive Learned

You cannot make someone love you. All you can do... Read More

The Cat

Truth is stranger than fiction according to many people who... Read More

Africa - Wheres The Profit?

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

Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem

The Incubus' Flash-lightHe looked inside my head And found a... Read More

Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair

All Hail.Is your hospital full of aliens, despite new cleaning... Read More

Because of You

You are to me my lifeline my security. That scares... Read More

Kafka Re-Trial

Kafka lands resurrected in Crewe deposited by a silvery alien... Read More

My Grannio

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

Birthday Messages

I WANTED TO SAY IT WITH A BUNCH OF FLOWERS... Read More

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

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

A Dose of Laughter

I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so,... Read More

House of the Goblin [Part Two of Three/with notes]

House of the Goblin [Part Two of Three]Here is where,... Read More

Writing Innovative Poetry

Writing innovative poetry, the kind of poetry that reputable literary... Read More

The Ballad of: Brawling Mad-dog Sergeant Rook [Now in: SPANISH and English]

English VersionA bunch of us guys in the hutIn ?Nam... Read More

My Final Defeat - Fixed Competition

She probably can't remember and I know I can never... Read More

Opposites Do Attract Quite Well

When I am climbing up, you are stepping down. When... Read More

Barriers

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

In Poetry: Meaning of Words [And ...Rocket-belt]

In Poetry: Meaning of WordsWhen I write poetry, I check... Read More

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

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

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]An eleven part... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

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