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:


Chalkbeat New York

Indy Pulse puts poetry, performance on stage
Chalkbeat New York
A few weeks later, she'd stand before a room full of poetry slam competitors, teachers, parents and a three-judge panel to perform “Ebola Poem,” her emotional answer to the way some of her classmates have joked about the disease and even used it as the ...


CARL LOVE: A seed of poetry grows
Press-Enterprise
It's a routine I do every year with the elementary school kids I teach: We write poetry. I also read a bunch to them, hoping to inspire some to pursue it beyond the pretty pictures many like to draw with the verses they create. Kendra Avants was in my ...


Final Poetry on the Loose features founder William Seaton
Times Herald-Record
When Seaton moved to Orange County, he had already been active in poetry and performance for decades, participating in what were called happenings at the University of Illinois in the 1960s, working with the Cloud House group doing street readings and ...


How Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed Since Shelley?
New York Times
Shelley once called poets the “unacknowledged legislators of the world.” This week, Adam Kirsch and Leslie Jamison discuss how the social role of poetry has changed since then. By Adam Kirsch. No one asked for Shelley's views on the Congress of Vienna, ...


Austin American-Statesman

Promotion: Ram Laramie 1500 is powerful poetry in motion
Austin American-Statesman
My first new car was actually a truck. I loved my old Dodge D50 so much that I bought a Dakota the next time around. It had been a while since I had been behind the wheel of a truck, so I wasn't sure what to expect when I tested the Ram Laramie 1500.


Omaha World-Herald

American Life in Poetry
Petoskey News-Review
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 7:00 am. American Life in Poetry. TED KOOSERU.S. POET LAUREATE. Stuart Kestenbaum is a Maine poet with a new book, Only Now, from Deerbrook Editions. In it are a number of thoughtful poems posed as prayers, ...
Poem: Boulevard TreePost-Bulletin

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Petoskey News-Review

Local author shares love and loss in poetry collection
Petoskey News-Review
A lifetime of experiences are gathered in a self-published collection of poetry by Jean Liberty Pickett. Pickett was born in 1924, the daughter of Gordon and Amy Liberty, owners of Liberty's grocery store in Petoskey. She is a 1943 graduate of Petoskey ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

Christmas Books 2014: best poetry to read
Telegraph.co.uk
Increasingly, poets are doing just that. At least, the most striking of recent collections are taking on the realities of conflict and division, and for a moment there seems to be less room for introspective or brooding poems. For example, “the world ...


Style.com

The Poetry of Ordinary Clothes: With “Cloakroom”, Tilda Swinton and Olivier ...
Style.com
In the show's final portion, Swinton left little mementos in each garment—a stalk of wheat; a leaf of tissue paper printed with poetry or proverbs (“It's bad luck to put on a coat starting with the left sleeve,” for example); or a Kleenex scented with ...


The 50 Best Independent Fiction and Poetry Books of 2014
Flavorwire
2014 will go down as a landmark year in independent literature, chiefly because a few longstanding “trends” or “developments” are hardening into verifiable traits of fiction and poetry beyond Big Publishing. To begin with, independent poetry, noted ...

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Discussion of How Do I Love Thee?

"How Do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning was... Read More

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

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

The Spirits de Copan

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

Rocks

Take some time to stop and look at nature. Pick... Read More

I Saw the Universe

I can see the cerulean blue of the skiesOr the... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

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

Tsunami Day

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

Growing

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

Joined

JOINEDHeart beat of man pounding - yet unheard joined... Read More

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

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

Rules for Writing Poetry

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

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

The light of all eternity shines with me now /... Read More

Five Poems

Poems have different cores, or so I believe, and can... Read More

Mechanical Poetry; Part Two

What do you do when you want to write poetry?... Read More

Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)

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

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

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

Looking Out the Rear Window

The funeral rite concluded With the pastor shaking hands, Offering... Read More

Lifes Too Short

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

Shadows of the Andes; Ollantayambo; and Cesar Vallejo [Poems in English and Spanish]

1) Shadows of the Andes [or: Song to the Andes]I... Read More

In the Mountans of Haiti [A Poem: in English and Spanish]

In the Mountains of Haiti(In the City)-July is a hot... Read More

Changes

I am not the one I was before yesterday.I cannot... Read More

Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets

"For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more... 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