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 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


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


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:

PBS NewsHour

Poetry is the key to positivity for National Student Poet
PBS NewsHour
One of this year's National Student Poets is 16-year-old De'John Harges of Cleveland, Ohio. At a White House ceremony this week, First Lady Michelle Obama congratulated De'John and four other students from around the country on their hard work and ...
Cleveland teen receives prestigious poetry honorWKYC-TV
Alaskan receives White House honor, appointment as poetry 'ambassador'Alaska Public Radio Network
N.J. student poet honored by Michelle Obama at White HouseNJ.com
PR Newswire (press release) -Asbury Park Press -Northwest Arkansas News -Institute of Museum and Library Services
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The Recorder

Poets of Franklin County: Open Prose and Poetry Series at Arms Library turns 20
The Recorder
Genie Zeiger, Shelburne poet, essayist and writing workshop leader, approached then Arms Library director Louis Battalen back in 1995 about allowing her students to use the Shelburne Falls library as a place to gather to read their work aloud to each ...

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Writers, Poets Celebrate #ActualAsianPoets on National Poetry Day
In celebration of National Poetry Day, the site Literary Hub asked contemporary poets to share how some of their favorite Asian or Asian-American poets have shaped and influenced their own literary work. Under the hashtag #ActualAsianPoets, 35 writers ...

The Guardian

Win a set of Puffin Poetry books
The Guardian
Puffin Poetry are re-launching some of their classic collections – by poets such as Michael Rosen, Benjamin Zephaniah and Spike Milligan – as well as some brand new poems by Roger McGough. For your chance to win a full set of six books, enter here.

Irish Times

Not sure what to read? These apps open up poetry's riches
Irish Times
Heaney was also one of 12 poets who contributed to Metamorphosis (iOS, €6.99), a publication commissioned by the National Gallery in London after its 2012 exhibition of Titian's work, which was inspired by the Metamorphoses of the Roman poet Ovid.

Vallejo Poet Laureate Genea Brice honored during Art Walk reception
Vallejo Times Herald
Vallejo Poet Laureate Genea Brice honored during Art Walk reception. Genea Brice, Vallejo's inaugural poet laureate, answers questions for a crowd of locals about her life and writing poetry on Friday at the McCune Room at JFK Library. DIANNE DE ...

DARRELL HUCKABY: New England stirs love of poetry
Rockdale Citizen
#Robert Frost, surely you are aware, was one of America's most beloved poets. I have been a huge fan all my life. He wrote about simple things, everyday things with which even an old Porterdale linthead could identify. And he wasn't ashamed to make his ...
Plan a springtime Poetry SlamNewsday

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The Guardian

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015 - read the winning poems
The Guardian
Magnus Dixon, one of the 15 overall winners of the Foyle Young Poets. The top 15 winners are invited to attend a week's residential creative writing course at a prestigious Arvon centre or receive a poet residency in their school. Photograph: The ...
Fifteen-year-old wins poetry hat-trickBBC News

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What happens on National Poetry Day?
“Make like a poet,” urge the organisers of National Poetry Day, the “annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical” which will sweep the country tomorrow. Specifically, they're suggesting that we live, speak, love, think, dream and act like ...
Poets and professors pick 8 influential poems to celebrate National Poetry DayNew York Daily News
Poetry secrets: How to read a poem aloudThe Guardian
National Poetry Day: readers dedicate poems to babies, partners, friends and ...The Guardian (blog)
Health Affairs (blog) -The Herald Argus -Dailybarometer
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Put On The Spot, These Nashville Writers Produce 'Poetry On Demand'
It's called “poetry on demand.” A group of writers hang out at events, including this weekend's Southern Festival of Books, and quickly write poems based on stories shared from passers-by. Whoever wanders up answers a few questions and then the poets ...

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Five Poems from Home [And a view on the planet vs. the poet]

Five Poems from Home1) Remembering: Dorothy Parker [Dedicated to the... Read More

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

Have you ever sat there staring at the paper, ready... Read More

How to Write Bad Poetry

"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."--Oscar WildePeople write poetry... Read More

Never Ever More

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


You can do and you can be whatever you want.... Read More

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

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

Give Me a Lily Pad & The Continuum [two Poems]

What can I do to keep this world in its... 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

Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem

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

I Shall Wait...

I Shall Wait..On all the new mornings, and every singking... 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

Publishing Your Poetry

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

Ocean Heal Me

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

The Power of Eating Disorders

I want to get closeI am afraid.Afraid of what... Read More


AFRICA (to africans in diaspora)africa here i come, africa africa... Read More


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

My Final Defeat - Fixed Competition

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

Poetry and Popular Culture

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

Rules for Writing Poetry

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

Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]

Advance: in Mr. Siluk's poetry one finds symbolist values, sensuous... Read More

Preserving Dignity

No one should have to beg or crawl before humanity.... Read More

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

Four Poems: Katrina's PathwayHarvest of Apoplectic Horses ((Dedicated to: Katrina))... Read More

It Was Not Me

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

Eds Poem

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


Growing hurts sometimes; saying goodbye to friends, ... Read More