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 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


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


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:


Radio 4's celebration of National Poetry Day was beautiful
In 1994, frustrated that such a thing didn't already exist, philanthropist and poetry lover William Sieghart founded National Poetry Day and started campaigning for institutions, broadcasters and like-minded people to celebrate it every October. Last ...


The first-ever Tacoma Poetry Festival brings local, regional and national ...
That's the inspiration behind the Tacoma Poetry Festival, which sees its first-ever incarnation Friday (Oct. 16) and Saturday at the Tacoma Public Utilities building. Bringing in national poets like David Wagoner and Nate Marshall, and Tacoma poets ...
Spotlight on Juan Felipe Herrera's Visit to ChicagoGapers Block

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Review: 'Bastards of the Reagan Era,' a Book of Poetry
New York Times
It is a haunting and harrowing book that addresses, through the power of poetry, the same subjects at the heart of two important best sellers, Ta-Nehisi Coates's “Between the World and Me” and Michelle Alexander's “The New Jim Crow” — the trials of ...

SFGate (blog)

LGBTQ youth congregate to share poetry
SFGate (blog)
Youth Speaks was founded in San Francisco in 1996 and promotes literacy for young people by<b> </b>holding poetry slams, educational events, and theater and digital programs. This specific workshop allows students who self-identify as queer poets or ...

Rapid City Journal

Winners named in second SWMS poetry contest
Rapid City Journal
The second annual Sturgis Williams Middle School poetry contest was held recently, with the 20 best poems selected based on creativity and originality. The winning writers were then treated to a hike to Poets Table near Harney Peak in Custer State Park.

Sydney Morning Herald

Angela Cavalieri's Canzone: music as storytelling' marries painting and poetry
Sydney Morning Herald
In the context of the Melbourne Festival, which embraces most artistic media, Angela Cavalieri​ probes the poetic genius that once united the arts. Just as Cairo marries painting and poetry, Cavalieri​ identifies the overlap in the graphic abstraction ...

Omaha World-Herald

Poet brings slam to countries' budding young wordsmiths
Omaha World-Herald
Mason figures he'll hear more of the same when he touches down in Romania this week, and he'll share the same message kids everywhere seem ready to embrace: “Make poetry your own, and trust yourself you can do it.” The two-week trip will be Mason's ...
Poet brings slam to young wordsmithsNorth Platte Telegraph

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Washington Free Beacon Poetry Café
Washington Free Beacon
Assistant Editor Matthew Walther delivers a reading of the poem “Breasts” by feminist intellectual Erica Jong for the inaugural installment of the Washington Free Beacon poetry café. Walther, his smooth voice well-seasoned by cigarette smoke and gin, ...

The Guardian

Ben Okri salutes Jeremy Corbyn in poetry with A New Dream of Politics
The Guardian
Okri, a Booker prize-winning novelist, playwright and poet, has responded with a new poem in which he does not name Corbyn, but comes close to conjuring a vision of a bearded angel in a tweed jacket. A New Dream of Politics is a salute to idealism, and ...
Ben Okri salutes Corbyn in new poemThe Bookseller

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Mission Local

SF Mission School Students Talk Gentrification, Immigration Through Poetry
Mission Local
Writing on gentrification, immigration, Pac-Man, and the Virgin Mary, a class of fourth and fifth graders at Sanchez Elementary School recently published a booklet of poetry made after they walked around the Mission District and took in its murals. “I ...

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Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]

Contract of DeathI heard today, the preacher say: "Daniel has... Read More

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

Part OneI tell you a legend of long ago Of... Read More


How I wonder what he's doing as I sit alone... Read More

Exalted Poetry; Two poem [and commentary]

Bells for Belphegor!...Where immortal veils never meet Belphegor, Arch devil... Read More

Two Poems Written During Recovery

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

Two Poems: Black Poncho, and Spirits of de Copan [in English and Spanish]

English Version12) Black Poncho(of Saint Cosme Hill, by Lima, Peru)Lost... Read More

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

English VersionThe Merchant of Copan [480 AD]Advance: The ballgame at... Read More

Tsunami Day

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

Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King's first full-length collection, Antidotes for an Alibi, insists... Read More

Its What She Didnt Say

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

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

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

The Cat

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

A Death in Cajamarca, Peru (Atahualpa, in Cajamarca ((in English and Spanish))

The Epic Poem:A Death in Cajamarca, Peru [Atahualpa, in Cajamarca]Advance:... Read More

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

The Poet's Corner [Three poem/ see review of poetry under... Read More

Way of Life: Rhymes of the Inca [four poems: see in Spanish and English NOW!]

Way of Life: Rhymes of the IncaPizarro (Spanish conquistador ((1525))The... Read More

Here And There

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

Farewell to Lester Graybill

I never met a man, who could shake my hand,... Read More


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

The Man Who Could Not Say Sorry For His Sins

Sorry would be a start.Though you cant take back your... 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

Two Poems and a Short Story

1)dying in the bar [sluggishly]yet, I would crawl too upto... Read More


You can do and you can be whatever you want.... Read More

Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes

One of the most important poets of the post-war period,... Read More

Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]

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