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:


The Guardian

Why is children's poetry so invisible?
The Guardian
Hoorah for the just-out CLPE poetry award shortlist! What treasures! In fact it's the only award for a book of children's poetry in this country. Lucky for writers of children's fiction there are at least 10 opportunities for them to submit to prizes ...

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WBUR

Mass. Poetry Festival: 2 Pulitzer Winners, 1 US Slam Champ, 1 Carnival
WBUR
When the seventh Massachusetts Poetry Festival begins in Salem on Thursday, it will offer readings, workshops, two Pulitzer Prize winners, one National Poetry Slam champion, a former U.S. poet laureate, the poet who spoke at President Obama's second ...

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WBUR

O, Miami Celebrates Poetry for All
WBUR
A poem for every person is the goal of the annual O, Miami poetry festival. As the festival draws to a close, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with founder and organizer Scott Cunningham about some of the festival highlights, including an event that ...


NPR

This Weekend, Investigate The 'Edges' Of Fred Moten's Musical Poetry
NPR
In the latest installment of our occasionial series Weekend Reads, we're celebrating National Poetry Month with The Little Edges, a unique work by American poet Fred Moten. Many of the poems in the book were commissioned, and they focus on real life ...
Bespoke Poetry Hits The Subways With Peanuts-Inspired "The Poet Is In"Gothamist
Words that capture the big things in life for National Poetry MonthThe Globe and Mail
Library Corner: Inspired by National Poetry MonthLongview Daily News
Philly.com -The Daily News Journal
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Seattle Globalist

'Poetry on Buses' brings Seattle's languages, cultures along for the ride
Seattle Globalist
King County and 4Culture are collaborating on Poetry on Buses, which brings poetry from different King County and 4Culture are collaborating on Poetry on Buses, which brings poetry by local authors with different cultures and languages to mass transit.


New York Times

Review: Ben Goldberg's 'Orphic Machine' Influenced by Poetry
New York Times
An influential work of poetic theory ever since its publication more than 20 years ago, it's hardly a natural candidate for a musical adaptation. But Mr. Goldberg, who had Mr. Grossman as an undergraduate professor in the late-'70s, brings a light ...


STLtoday.com (blog)

Wentzville student competes today in Poetry Out Loud
STLtoday.com (blog)
State Poetry Out Loud champs compete today in Washington, D.C.. Maya Bryant of Wentzville's Holt Senior High School will represent Missouri; Annabelle Emuze of Springfield Southeast High School will represent Illinois. A webcast of the Midwestern and ...
Grant County student Haley Bryan competing in Poetry Out Loud finals in ...User-generated content (press release) (registration)

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Philly.com

Philly-born Gregory Pardlo talks about his Pulitzer for poetry
Philly.com
After winning a Pulitzer Prize last week for his second book of poetry, Digest, Gregory Pardlo, Philly born and Willingboro-raised, says he's still a little delirious. "Each day I wake up thinking, 'Man, that was a weird dream,' " Pardlo says. He heard ...


The Guardian

Irish poet WB Yeats honoured with worldwide 150th birthday celebrations
The Guardian
The year-long celebrations centre on a four-day festival in June in Sligo, the inspiration for much of Yeats's poetry; one of Yeats's best-known poems, The Lake Isle of Innisfree, is about an island on Lough Gill: “I will arise and go now, and go to ...


National Post

Poetry is going extinct, government data show
Washington Post (blog)
Inquiries into the death of poetry comprise a tradition almost as rich and varied as American poetry itself. Earlier this month, a college literary magazine proposed a tidy solution to the evergreen problem: "if you have to keep declaring, over and ...
Is poetry dead and, if so, who killed it? It's less popular than jazz and ...National Post

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Never Ever More

Once upon a midnight dreary, coffee cold and vision... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

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

Shakespeares Sonnet XVIII, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day?

Shakespeare's sonnets require time and effort to appreciate. Understanding the... Read More

In Poetry: Meaning of Words [And ...Rocket-belt]

In Poetry: Meaning of WordsWhen I write poetry, I check... Read More

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

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

My Grannio

I never thought I would have to say GOODBYE to... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

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

Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]

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

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

Stone Beds [Pompeii's surge]Advance: after the great eruption of Pompeii's... Read More

Colorful Talk

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

Mechanical Poetry

Do you ever stare at the paper, waiting for poetic... Read More

Eight Poems

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

Uamaks Aquatic [suspense: now in Spanish and English]

Delicately, my mind was selecting a muffled tune, out of... Read More

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

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

A Ship to Remember

Hammers. Timbers. Iron. Steel.They're laying down a mighty keel.As ant-like... Read More

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

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

Kafka Re-Trial

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

Two Poems, with Figurative Language

Says Mr. Dennis Siluk, when asked to review his poetry... Read More

The Lull of Twilight [Over Mantaro Valley] In English and Spanish

Twilight, was now beginning. As forthe sun, it was down-down... 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 Monster Mash, A Graveyard SMASH (short story I wrote when I was 11)

The Monster Mash The Graveyard SmashHave you heard of the... Read More

Article on Poetry and Two Poems

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

Burning Autumn Leaves [a poem in Spanish and English]

Burning Autumn Leaves [1950s in St. Paul, Minnesota]My long steel... Read More

Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]

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

Because of You

You are to me my lifeline my security. That scares... Read More