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:


New York Daily News

Poetry longlist for the National Book Award
Washington Post (blog)
“Gabriel” (Knopf), Edward Hirsch's devastating elegy for his son, who died at the age of 22, is among the books on the longlist for this year's National Book Award in Poetry. One of the most celebrated poets in the country, Hirsch wrote the popular ...
Poetry Longlist Announced for National Book AwardsABC News
Book News: Rankine, Glück On National Book Awards Longlist For PoetryNPR (blog)

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FanSided

Blake Griffin Showcases His Dramatic Side with 'Slam Poetry' Commercials
Bleacher Report
... his long line of priceless television spots. In a commercial titled “Slam Poetry,” Griffin waxes poetic on some of the game's deeper subjects, including the transformative properties of tear-away pants and the knowing gaze of the promotional ...
Clippers' Blake Griffin drops some slam poetry in new ad campaignCBSSports.com
Blake Griffin shares his gift of spoken word poetrySportingNews.com
Blake Griffin doing slam poetry about tearaway pants? We got that. (VIDEO)NBCSports.com
FOXSports.com -thescore.com
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Line by Line, E-Books Turn Poet-Friendly
New York Times
When John Ashbery, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, first learned that the digital editions of his poetry looked nothing like the print version, he was stunned. There were no line breaks, and the stanzas had been jammed together into a block of text ...

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National Book Foundation Names Poetry Finalists
New York Times (blog)
The National Book Foundation on Tuesday released its longlist of poetry nominees for the 2014 National Book Awards. Five finalists will be announced on Oct. 15, and the winners will be recognized at an awards gala on Nov. 19 that will be hosted by ...


Stephen King, ?Falling,? and My Father?s Poetry
Daily Beast
But what he did write with enormous passion and inspiration is poetry. And high school teachers today certainly could do worse than to teach “Falling.” The language, as you say, is rich. And as you know it's more than that. To read that poem is to ...

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Review: 'Voices Beyond Bondage' expands the field of black poetry
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Focusing only on poems published in that era's black newspapers — the main literary outlet for black authors and poets of the time — "Voices" covers the gamut of African-American poetry from 1827 to 1899: odes to freedom and condemnation of slavery, ...
Review: 'Voices' draws attention to black poetsThe Denver Post

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Carnegie Library opens poetry series
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Two of Pittsburgh's acclaimed literary artists, Toi Derricotte and Vanessa German, will launch a new series of poetry readings at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Saturday. They will read from their works in the Andrew W. Mellon International ...


Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: An Interview with Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Huffington Post
Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP, the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, ...

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Pacific Northwest Inlander (blog)

National Poetry Out Loud competition seeks Washington participants
Pacific Northwest Inlander (blog)
Pioneered in 2006, Poetry Out Loud provides a venue for students in grades 9-12 grade to hone their memorization and public speaking skills, in addition to possibly securing money for their school. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts ...

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Wisconsin Poetry Festival Oct. 10-11
Daily Union
The Friends of Lorine Niedecker will host the sixth Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11, at the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson. The event, designed to celebrate Wisconsin poetry, is free and open ...

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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

Article on Poetry and Two Poems

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

New Poetic Work By Ethiopian Immigrant Promotes Respect, Courage And Cultural Sensitivity

McLean, VA - "The Healing Conscious" tells the story of... Read More

Kafka Re-Trial

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

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)

English VersionAnd the Death God said: "Let it rise to... Read More

Lifes Too Short

Time goes by to quickly to hold your feelings inside... Read More

Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, Americas First Folk Song Writer

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

Colorful Talk

"I heard what you said, Red. Yet, I have to... Read More

The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]

Iquitos & the Amazon Part OneIt was December 2, l959,... Read More

Walt Whitman, Romance With a Stranger

The concept of brief encounters, even romantic encounters, with a... Read More

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [Summer of 2005]Daybreak by Lake Superior... Read More

Tale of the Brick Maker, of San Jeronimo, Peru [In English and Spanish]

Tale of the Brick Maker, Of San Jernimo, Peru... Read More

Wars, Air of Ambiguity [for: Lt. Laura Walker] in SPANISH and English

Wars, air of AmbiguityDedicated to 1st. Lt. Laura Walker (From... Read More

It Was Not Me

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

Grandpas House & From Iraq with Love [Two Poems]

Grandpa's House [The ole Real House]The house needed painting Sun-blistered... 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

Motiff

Have you ever experienced infatuation with someone you know is... Read More

Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]

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

Writing Innovative Poetry

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

Tsunami Day

A Poem - By Lorraine KemberIt was a day like... Read More

Here And There

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

Africa - Wheres The Profit?

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

Blind Designs [a Poem] and a Note by Rosa on The Other Door

Blind DesignsBorn today, gone tomorrow Like a butterfly with no... Read More