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:


5 Poetry Forms That Make Editors Sit Up And Take Notice
Huffington Post
April is National Poetry Month, a time when poets and would-be bards alike turn their attention to verses both free and formal. If you're going to write poetry, why not try giving your work a unique twist, something that editors of literary magazines ...

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Bucknell's Poetry Path is public art meant to be heard: Not far by car
The Patriot-News
She selected poems by contemporary living poets, including the current U. S. Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway and Rita Dove, a former one, and the winner of a Pulitzer Prize in poetry, a National Book Award winner, and several emerging writers. By ...


Poetry Podcast: Michael Dickman Reads Ellen Bryant Voigt
New Yorker (blog)
The juxtaposition is heightened by the absence of punctuation, which runs the disparate components of the poem together. Speaking generally about the poetic tradition of omitting punctuation, Dickman says that the technique provides “a way to read the ...


The Poetry of the Trading Floor, Going Beyond Bears and Bulls
New York Times
My point here is the eternal poetic inventiveness of the financial mind. Popular opinion has it that bankers think of nothing but profit. But their brains are fixated on poetic invention. Money seems to be a side issue. And if modern poets had half the ...

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NPR (blog)

Sarah Lawrence prof wins Pulitzer Prize for poetry
The Journal News / Lohud.com
NEW YORK A Sarah Lawrence College professor has won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Vijay Seshadri was awarded the prize Monday afternoon for his "3 Sections," which the Pulitzer committee described as "a compelling collection of poems that examine ...
Book News: A Q&A With Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Vijay SeshadriNPR (blog)
This Morning: A poetry Pulitzer for Bangalore-born Vijay SeshadriTimes of India
India-born poet wins PulitzerThe Hindu
Siliconindia.com -New Yorker (blog) -Pioneer Press
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Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)

Celebrating National Poetry Month
Library Journal
Founded in 1934 and now celebrating its 80th anniversary in a big way, the Academy of American Poets aims to support American poets and foster an appreciation of contemporary poetry through readings and events, an extensive awards program, ...
Bly comes out for Poetry Month, and the poets come out for BlyMinneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
Celebrate Poetry Month on Long IslandNewsday
SFSC to celebrate National Poetry MonthHighlands Today
Patch.com -Northfield.org -The Sag Harbor Express
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Poetry Series begins Saturday at Algiers Regional Lib
The New Orleans Advocate
In celebration of National Poetry Month, local author Valentine Pierce will present a two-part series at the Algiers Regional Library on identifying and connecting to an audience through delivery and presentation. “Pass The Word” will take place at 2 p ...


mediabistro.com

Youth poetry contest's submission deadline nears
Corvallis Gazette Times
Saturday is the deadline for submission to the Arts Center's ninth annual Youth Poetry Contest. Young poets living in Benton or Linn counties who are in grades K-12 are invited to participate in four categories: Kindergarten through second grade ...
David Lehman: 'Enjoy being a poet. Take pleasure in the act of writing.'mediabistro.com
Want to Celebrate Poetry? Then Get Rid of National Poetry MonthNews from Rutgers
Being Prepared for JoyCommonweal
Valley Courier
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Washington Post (blog)

Edward Hirsch upcoming guest in 'The Life of a Poet' series
Washington Post (blog)
“Poet's Choice” remains one of the most fondly remembered features from The Post's old Book World section. With great wit, sensitivity and erudition, Edward Hirsch wrote that popular weekly column for two years in the early 2000s, leading readers ...

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Hip-Hop Dreams Lead To Penning Poetry
NPR
Tell Me More continues its national poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Regular contributors Michael Skolnik and Laura Martinez share their Twitter poems. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other ...

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Since Youve Been Gone...

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

A Happiness Poem

If a happiness poem could bring forth a smile, Then... Read More

A Case of The Fears

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

Three Sweet Poems, and Two Not So Sweet [now in: SPANISH and English]

1) End PoemWherever you are today- Is where you were... Read More

Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband, A Discussion

"To My Dear and Loving Husband" was written by America's... Read More

Article on Poetry and Two Poems

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

Two Poems Written During Recovery

Since my wife and I are moving, or preparing to... Read More

Key Largo - Frater Albertus

Key Largo:The fans turn lazily in front of the doorThey... Read More

Africa - Wheres The Profit?

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

Africa

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

Song of the Great Zimbabwe, and Silver and Inca Blood [Poems and notes]

"Song of the Great Zimbabwe"Across the African, winter's skyIn the... Read More

Welcome to the Town of Feeling

Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad, Moved in down the streetCautious... Read More

The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Peru; in English and Spanish)In what... Read More

Barriers

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

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

Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]

In the quiet of the arctic night- In its deep... Read More

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

Here is some witty poetry (not sure if that is... 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

Infected Ideologies [a Poetic Portrait]

the disease of extremism is infectious-; whoever cannot think of... Read More

The Goat and the Rope [a Poem: in Spanish and English]

The Goat and the Ropewhere there were devils I saw... Read More

Three Love Poems [all wicked]

Advance: Mr. Dennis Siluk's poetry can have its fire-hearted twists:... Read More

A Hundred and Fifty Dead [Korean War--l952]

There I sat, ninety-five degree weatherOutside; the bookstore caf, was... Read More

Never Ever More

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

Feelings, O How Glorious!

Sometimes we feel hard-pressed, Our backs against the wall;... Read More

Rules for Writing Poetry

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