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:


NPR

Open A Critic's 'Poetry Notebook' And Find The Works That Shaped Him
NPR
What those famous lines don't reveal about James is his erudition, lightly worn but very much on display in his latest book of criticism, called Poetry Notebook. In his introduction, James says that, for him, poetry has been "the occupation of a lifetime.

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The Daily Collegian Online

Spoken poetry movement at Penn State
The Daily Collegian Online
For the past couple of months, there have been multiple spoken poetry events and spoken artists that have been popping up on the Penn State campus, which leads to the thought — is there a spoken poetry movement happening at Penn State?


NPR (blog)

A Teacher's Moment: Finding 'The Essence Of Poetry'
NPR (blog)
I'm not sure what is at the root of their inability to connect, but being able to work together is the most crucial element of hosting our annual Poetry Nights. These are a big deal at Combs High School, and the seniors in this class plan and organize ...

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Greenville News

Poetry, film among Tuesday's entertainment picks
Greenville News
The month of March departs with an eclectic array of events on Tuesday. There's a film screening, a poetry performance, and a recital by some of Furman's top music students. Here's a look at what's on the calendar: * "Above and Beyond." Learn something ...


Daily Press

Poetry Contest underway
Daily Press
“My advice to anyone writing poetry would be to spend as much, or more, time editing your poems as writing them. The initial flood of creation captures the mood and essence of a poem, but in many ways, it is just like a chef laying out ingredients for ...


Santa Barbara Independent

April is Poetry Month, Part II
Santa Barbara Independent
Surely one of the best collections of poetry published in the past year. Ted Kooser, Splitting an Order: Reading a new book of poems by Ted Kooser is like going to see your favorite band touring with its new album. Yes, you'll mostly be getting ...


The Guardian

Hollie Poetry: woman versus world – one poem at a time
The Guardian
Long before she quit her day job and adopted the stage name Hollie Poetry, Hollie McNish was scribbling poems on whatever surface she could find. She started at the age of four, and when we meet she is clutching a folder full of her teenage work. “They ...
AT THE LIBRARY: Library celebrates poetry monthRapid City Journal

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SFGate (blog)

“Read This Poem” project to usher in National Poetry Month
SFGate (blog)
This April, the Academy of American Poets — the founder of National Poetry Month — is partnering with 826 Valencia to highlight the work of regional poets. In return, the poets will share their talents with students. San Francisco's Dean Rader has ...


Sarnia Observer

Bluewater Reading Series bringing poets to community Saturday, April 11
Sarnia Observer
An eclectic mix of poetic voices will be heard during Sarnia's National Poetry Month celebration on Saturday, April 11. Twelve local and award-winning poets will be reading their work at John's Restaurant, 1643 London Line, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m..


Huffington Post

2015 Poetry Month: An Interview With T. R. Hummer
Huffington Post
T. R. Hummer is a poet, critic, essayist and the author of over ten books of poetry. He teaches at Arizona State University. You've published Ephemeron in 2012, Skandalon in 2014 and will soon publish Eon. What is the story behind the names for this ...

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Stones

As I picked up some of the polished gemstones in... Read More

Im Sorry Mom! A Mothers Day Poem

Mother's Day Poetry,I'm Sorry Mom!I'm sorry for the troubles ... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

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

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

Here are three more poems by the author, Dennis Siluk,... Read More

The Cat

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

Life is a Fantasy

LIFE IS A FANTASY!A pink-eyed rabbit, fuzzy whiteHops in bedrooms... Read More

Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)

Note: written 4-15-05, while driving through the Andes of Peru,... Read More

Three Poems: Liberty, Death, and a Frog [with Commentary on Liberty]

Frog SummerSummer grows hot, for the New-blooded frogs; The bugs... Read More

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

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

Superman

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

A Case of The Fears

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

The Ballad of: Brawling Mad-dog Sergeant Rook [Now in: SPANISH and English]

English VersionA bunch of us guys in the hutIn ?Nam... Read More

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

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

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

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

Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]

Let's follow the poet to his Hell and heaven! Count... Read More

Lord Byrons She Walks in Beauty

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

Three Poems: The Monkey Man of Lima, Plus Two More

What Hides behind the Minute?What hides behind the minute? It... Read More

Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]

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

Since Youve Been Gone...

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

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

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

Four Poems: Grendels Nature...the Racetrack...Counting days...[Now in English and Spanish]

English Version1) Grendel's DivorceYou must know that I do not... Read More

Our Home

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

Cruel World

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

Motiff

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