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:


Business Insider

This Website Will Turn Your Tweets Into Poetry
Business Insider
Once you sign in, Poetweet gives you the option of transforming your 140-character missives into three types of poems: a sonnet (popularized by Shakespeare), rondel (French lyric poetry), or indriso (a format created by Spanish poet Isidro Iturat ...
Poetweet: A website that turns your tweets into poetryLos Angeles Times
This Website Lets You Mold Your Tweets Into Strange, Beautiful PoetryMic
This Website Will Turn Your Tweets Into Beautiful, Ridiculous PoemsTIME
Uproxx -Paste Magazine -The Week Magazine
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New York Times

Rod McKuen, Prolific Poet and Lyricist, Dies at 81
New York Times
Rod McKuen, a ubiquitous poet, lyricist and songwriter whose work met with immense commercial success if little critical esteem, died on Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 81. Mr. McKuen, who died at a rehabilitation center, had been ill with ...
Rod McKuen, Mega-Selling Poet and Performer, Dies at 81ABC News
Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, diesSFGate
Rod McKuen: Award Winning, Inspiring American Poet, Composer, Songwriter ...The Inquisitr

all 225 news articles »

The State

Allen University formally opens its Langston Hughes Poetry House
The State
“To have a library that is intentionally focused on poetry and literature from the African-American experience and the African diaspora is a fantastic resource,” said Dawes, a former USC professor who now teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ...

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The Advocate

Westhill students demonstrate poetry prowess
The Advocate
Nastasja Haughton recites I Am Trying to Break Your Heart by Kevin Young during the Poetry Out Loud competition at Westhill High School on Thursday, January 29, 2015. This is the first year Westhill has entered the contest and Haughton, who won, and ...


The Guardian

Poetry Puh-lease – review: the artform that's easy to mock
The Guardian
On the grounds of pretentious self-importance, is there any other artform easier to mock than poetry? Kevin Eldon (Jam, Knowing Me Knowing You) delves deep in the epic, three-hour long documentary Poetry Puh-lease (Radio 4 Extra) that manages to both ...


New Statesman

Hide and Seek: New poetry by Rowan Williams, Liz Berry and Vona Groarke
New Statesman
“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed” – so said Jesus, according to the non-canonical Gospel of Thomas. The ways in which our words hide and reveal us are a fundamental concern of poetry, which is the most private of the arts and yet ...

and more »

New York Times

Fallen Journalist Finds Solace and Success in Poetry
New York Times
She is Patricia Smith, Staten Island's literary sensation, a poet, an English professor and a star on the national stage. Last month, she won the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, awarded by the Library of Congress to luminaries such ...


Iraqi folk poets face criticism
Al-Monitor
Many Iraqis recite folk poetry, which is written in colloquial Arabic, stating support for the Popular Mobilization Units and for the fight against the Islamic State. These poems can be found on satellite TV channels, social networking sites and Iraqi ...

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The Guardian

The Costa book of the year contender bringing poetry to class
The Guardian
So he trained as a secondary English teacher and, rejected by one school on grounds that poetry could distract him from the day job, applied to Haberdashers' Monmouth school for girls, in the Wye Valley, where he has been for 10 years, the only man in ...


The Sudbury Star

Sudbury magazine looking for special poetry
The Sudbury Star
The Sudbury-based literary magazine, which publishes the works of mental health consumers and survivors, has launched its 13th installment of the BrainStorm poetry contest. Dinah Laprairie, the magazine's editor, explains it is a means of challenging ...

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Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

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

Eight Poems

Out of the eight poems provided here [all previously unpublished],... 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

Kafka Re-Trial

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

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead... Read More

My hero, my best friend, my Grannio (a.k.a my Grandmother)

She raised me like I was her own daughter from... Read More

A Case of The Fears

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

Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]

So Many Einstein'sThe morning mist, insists there is a God.... Read More

Feelings, O How Glorious!

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

Life is a Fantasy

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

Breathing-in, Minnesota [a poem: now in Spanish and English]

In early fall, in Minnesota, the rain falls, falls, In... Read More

Its What She Didnt Say

When I hear your voice inside my head it makes... Read More

The Crusader: A Search for the Virtue Inside (an excerpt of an Epic Poem)

On through the darkness she searches the bones Seeking the... Read More

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

I will never think twice nor will I roll the... Read More

Changes

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

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

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

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (a poem in Spanish and English)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (English version)In what retreat art hid?-Where... Read More

Key Largo - Frater Albertus

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

Poetry in a Nutshell

Poetry is more than just rhyming and prose that is... Read More

Memoirs of a Wastelands Rim [a Poem: now in Spanish and English]

Memoirs of a Wasteland's RimIt still was light when she... Read More

Here And There

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

A World That Doesnt Care

War bombs may explode demolishing man and land. Hurricanes may... 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

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

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