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:


Los Angeles Times

Teach This Poem seeks to make poetry accessible to students
Los Angeles Times
One of my favorite digital features is the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, in which a new poem is delivered, daily, via Web or email. I don't look at it all the time, but fairly often, and I am glad to know it's there. Here's a taste of today's ...
Emotion recollected in tranquility on University AveRochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog)

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The Economist (blog)

Remembering life in Romania under communist rule
The Economist (blog)
ON A RECENT Thursday night, a handful of Romanian poets gathered inside a Soviet-era themed bar in New York's East Village to commemorate the Romanian revolution. The irony was not lost on the writers, many of whom shared painful memories of life ...


The New Yorker

Ecstasy of Influence
The New Yorker
Emerson paved the way for poets of genius, but his own brilliance lay elsewhere. Credit Illustration by Roman Muradov. In January of 1842, Ralph Waldo Emerson's firstborn child, Waldo, contracted scarlet fever and died within a week. He was five. He ...


WGME

Cuban-American poet hopes to further his mission of expanding poetry's reach
WGME
PORTLAND (WGME) -- Renowned poet Richard Blanco of Bethel has a new position that he hopes will further his mission of expanding poetry's reach. Blanco, who first reached notoriety when he was selected as President Obama's inaugural poet, is back ...


Casper Star-Tribune Online

Devils Tower hosts cowboy poetry celebration
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Celebrate the rich legacy of cowboy poetry Sunday at a special event hosted by Devils Tower National Monument. The Cowboy Poetry Festival will feature three cowboys who will share their Western culture and experiences. Robert Dennis is one of the ...


Patch.com

Sarah Lawrence College Launches John and Penny Barr Poetry Reading Series
Patch.com
Sarah Lawrence College is launching the John and Penny Barr Poetry Reading Series, a new offering celebrating the “ever-changing art of contemporary poetry.” Award-winning poet Joshua Mehigan, a graduate of the Sarah Lawrence College's MFA ...


ArtsBeat | Five Poets Receive Lucrative Fellowships
New York Times (blog)
Five poets received unusually lucrative good news on Tuesday, as the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine announced the recipients of the 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships. Nate Marshall, Erika L. Sánchez, Danniel ...


NDTV

Javed Akhtar to Publish Grandfather's Poetry
NDTV
Noted lyricist and author Javed Akhtar is planning to publish a book on his grandfather Muztar Khairabadi's poetry. He said that while he was compiling the works of his grandfather he came to know that a popular nazm was actually written by Mr Khairabadi.
This generation is more liberal, says Javed AkhtarThe Hindu

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Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Wilkes Univsersity hosts launch for 2015 Poetry in Transit program at Barnes ...
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Drawing inspiration from London's Poems on the Underground and New York City's Poetry in Motion, the program showcases the work of local poets on Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) busses and runs for an entire year with poems rotating ...


The Independent

Charles Tomlinson: Poet and translator whose writing was influenced and ...
The Independent
As well as his many collections of poems, Charles Tomlinson, that most internationally inclined of English versifiers, published literary criticism and translations from the works of other poets and edited the Oxford Book of Verse in English ...
Open mic nights are a Toledo hallmarkToledo Blade

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RISK

Do not be afraid to shine. This world needs what... Read More

Lord Byrons She Walks in Beauty

Lord Byron's opening couplet to "She Walks In Beauty" is... 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

Since Youve Been Gone...

My life has changedin so so many waysIt seems to... Read More

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

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

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

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

Storm Rising along the Lima Coast

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

Lucky...

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

Mother, I Dont Mind The Pain

I am among those who know that one never recovers... Read More

Top 20 Poetry Quotations

Explore the meaning of poetry and the motivation of poets... Read More

My hero, my best friend, my Grannio (a.k.a my Grandmother)

She raised me like I was her own daughter from... Read More

Recollections

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

Ode to: The Ice Maiden of Ampatos Summit [now in: English and Spanish]

Dedcate to Antonio Castillo. L. Of. Los Andes UniversitarioOde to:The... Read More

Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King Antidotes for an Alibi BlazeVox Books ISBN 0-9759227-5-0... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

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

Barriers

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

Two Poems: San Jeronimo Brook & [in English and Spanish]

Fair Andes! Thy arms reach highOf iron-woven solid stone Thu... Read More

A Case of The Fears

Chicken Soup is good for a coldSleep is good for... Read More

Chan Chan and The Gorriones (Two Poems in English and Spanish)

The following two poems, one in English, the other in... Read More

Our Home

Our home was warm in the shade of the trees... Read More

Superman

So many looked to you for inspiration,Unlikely hero for the... Read More

Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, Americas First Folk Song Writer

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

Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry

Writing poetry is an art, a way of expression, finding... Read More

The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique

You can show your poem to your mom, your spouse,... Read More

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

To many people contemporary poetry is a turn-off. The reason... Read More