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:


Boing Boing

The poetry in game-making
Boing Boing
If code is poetry, then gaming is a poetry contest—which was in itself a game, in medieval Japan. Imagine yourself in a noble court, having to show off your skill with language, puns and coded messages, where all your turns of phrase, all your ...


Review: 'Multitudinous Heart,' Newly Translated Poetry by Carlos Drummond de ...
New York Times
The indelible poet Elizabeth Bishop was among Mr. Drummond's first English translators. This was good fortune. Her translations, as well as those of Mark Strand and others, appeared in a slim and elegant volume titled “Travelling in the Family ...


InformationWeek

Dartmouth Hosts Robot Poetry Contest
InformationWeek
A surprisingly small number of words rhyme with "robot," which may turn out to be a problem at Dartmouth College this year, which is holding a robot and AI literature, poetry, and DJ competition. The first annual Neukom Institute Prizes in ...

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Worcester Telegram

Worcester poetry slammers prep for national competition
Worcester Telegram
The National Poetry Slam is the largest poetry slam competition in the country, drawing teams of four- to five-people from all over the country and abroad. The teams will compete August 11-15 in Oakland, California. This year will see the first entry ...


Toronto Star

Poetry brings human rights, refugee issues to classrooms
Toronto Star
Whether it's an emotional journey about the love-hate relationship with one's war-torn homeland, the metaphor of a forest in a storm or one's flight for survival, the entries to a poetry contest showcase young Canadians' empathy and knowledge of the ...

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On Poetry: Looking Back on Nearly Four Years as the State's Poet
Valley News
This is, by my computation, my third to last column as Vermont's poet laureate. I will be taking the summer off, as before, and my successor will be named in November, this four-year tenure seeming to have gone by, like most things at my age, in a ...


Topeka Capital Journal

Author, artist collaborate for book of poetry
Topeka Capital Journal
Writer Jeff Tigchelaar and artist Charlotte Pemberton, both of Lawrence, collaborated on "Certain Streets at an Uncertain Hour," a collection of poetry illustrated by pen-and-ink drawings. The book was published in June by Woodley Press at Washburn ...

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WNIJ and WNIU

Public Project Promotes Poetry
WNIJ and WNIU
A lot of people think of poetry as something academic and distant, and not as a part of daily life. A display in Aurora, Illinois, aims to change that view. "Celebrating Poetry in Public Spaces: Painting the Town Blue" features nine poems by Fox Valley ...


The Columbian

Go, Thursday: Hit Machine, DANCE+ Festival, Ghost Town Poetry
The Columbian
Ghost Town Poetry, 7 p.m. Alex Dang, a member of the Portland Poetry Slam Team, will be the featured reader. He is the Eugene Grand Slam Champion of 2014 and 2015. Dang will be competing at this year's National Poetry Slam. Angst Gallery, 1015 Main ...

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Scalia's Poetry Slam
Progressive.org
Love the quick profit, the annual raise, vacation with pay. Want more of everything ready made. Be afraid to know your neighbors and to die. And you will have a window in your head. Not even your future will be a mystery any more. Your mind will be ...

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Footprints to Mantaro Valley (a poem in Spanish and English)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (English version)In what retreat art hid?-Where... 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

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

Cesar Vallejo: Black RosesBow down your head ol' poet- To... Read More

A World That Doesnt Care

War bombs may explode demolishing man and land. Hurricanes may... Read More

Here And There

My eyes opened. I am still alive; Living on... Read More

The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

The Exit Poems [And Socrates]Iron and FireIron can be... Read More

Wondering

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

The Cat

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

Banana Republic

Like a cat I slumber, blissfully unencumbered, Through eighty per... Read More

Ole Bulky Jeeps & Paper, Ink and Rain [two Peoms]

Ole Bulky JeepsThrough late summer's heat These bulky shaped jeeps... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

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

Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, Americas First Folk Song Writer

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

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog

Emlyn Williams Theatre, Mold, North Wales: 20th February 2003Clwyd Theatr... Read More

Hindu Poet - Kamalakanta

Kamalakanta was born in Burdwan India in the late 18th... Read More

Listen as I Share: WE

You speak simple, completley understandable justifications I respect them, respect... Read More

Cruel World

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

My Final Defeat - Fixed Competition

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

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

Part OneI tell you a legend of long ago Of... Read More

Eight Poems

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

Storm Rising along the Lima Coast

Storm Rising along the Lima Coast [Summer of 2002]?wind was... Read More

Recollections

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

Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem

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

Two Poems on the Traditions of Peru [in English and Spanish]

Atahualpa's Game [Peruvian]Sometimes, it's not wise To share your wisdom... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead... Read More

Find the Magic

FIND the MAGICFind the Magic As you release old bondage... Read More