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:


Rhyme 'em, cowboy
The Economist (blog)
APRIL is National Poetry Month in the United States. Alongside all the readings, festivals and workshops, one much-loved offshoot is Cowboy Poetry Week, now in its 30th year, which takes place from the 20th to the 26th. (Lots of events are listed here.).
Get Ready for Cowboy Poetry WeekAgInfo.net

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5 Poetry Forms That Make Editors Sit Up And Take Notice
Huffington Post
April is National Poetry Month, a time when poets and would-be bards alike turn their attention to verses both free and formal. If you're going to write poetry, why not try giving your work a unique twist, something that editors of literary magazines ...


National Poetry Month continues with two Syracuse poetry slams: GET OUT
The Post-Standard
ArtRage Gallery will present "Messages of Motivation and Love," a poetry slam for National Poetry Month with spoken word performers Mic Tha Poet and Seneca Wilson. Comedian Corey Smithson will also perform. Mic has been published in two anthologies ...


New York Daily News

Poetry Pulitzer back in Brooklyn
New York Daily News
Brooklyn-based poet Vijay Seshadri has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, one of several Graywolf Press Brooklyn-based poet Vijay Seshadri has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, one of several Brooklyn-connected poets who have won the prestigious prize.
Pulitzer Prizes are announced, and Cuesta students read polyglot poems at the ...New Times SLO
'I feel the prize is more for my parents than me'The Asian Age

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BU Today

Irish-born poet celebrated for his wit, use of puns
BU Today
Paul Muldoon, who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2003 for his collection Moy Sand and Gravel, will be the featured poet at tonight's Robert Lowell Memorial Poetry Reading. Photo by Michael Potiker. Paul Muldoon is accomplished at so many things ...
CK Williams on his foray into prose poetryWashington Post
Bucknell's Poetry Path is public art meant to be heard: Not far by carThe Patriot-News
GERMANTOWN CELEBRATES PHILADELPHIA POETRY DAYThe Philadelphia Tribune
Winona Daily News -Corvallis Gazette Times -mediabistro.com
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The Poetry of the Trading Floor, Going Beyond Bears and Bulls
New York Times
My point here is the eternal poetic inventiveness of the financial mind. Popular opinion has it that bankers think of nothing but profit. But their brains are fixated on poetic invention. Money seems to be a side issue. And if modern poets had half the ...

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Poetry Month celebrated at several Pioneer Valley venues
MassLive.com
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, in Amherst, is celebrating with "Poetry at Play: Family Poetry Jam" on April 27, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The event features area writers Jane Yolen, Richard Michelson, Jeannine Atkins, and Heidi Stemple reading ...


My Name Is Donald Lev, I Speak for the Trees
Tablet Magazine
His house was filled with boxes of books, VHS tapes, and every issue ever published of Home Planet News, the tabloid poetry journal he founded with Dame in 1979 and still publishes. The place looked like a transit camp. Lev caught me eyeing, among the ...


How knitting and writing poetry can make you a better worker
Today.com
Margaret Byrum of Garland, Texas plays a song on fiddle along with her husband Chuck Byrum on a picking stick in the parking lot outside of the Museum for East Texas Culture earlier this year. New research shows that doing something creative outside of ...

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New Hampshire Public Radio

Blame The Typewriter - The Poetry Of Rodger Martin
New Hampshire Public Radio
Out of this, in the barn, by the stall / A daughter practices again her violin / Drawing a bow / Plucked from the tail of her horse / Who will fly like Pegasus / To lift her over the double oxer and the slate / If that's what it takes to keep her ...
Rodger Martin Featured on NHPRKeene State College

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House of the Goblin [Part Two of Three/with notes]

House of the Goblin [Part Two of Three]Here is where,... Read More

Arizona Blue--Gunfighter: The Wolves Nest [Chapter One of Seven: The North]

[Episode Five]Arizona Blue-GunfighterThe Wolves Nest-in the North[Episode Five]Northern Minnesota Area?Winter... Read More

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

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

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

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

The Valley Of Pain

We were exiled from the Garden of Eden. Its... Read More

Burning Autumn Leaves [a poem in Spanish and English]

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

Whats A Prisoner to Do?

What's a prisoner to do when justice fails and... Read More

Two Poems, with Figurative Language

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

Two Poems: San Jeronimo Brook & [in English and Spanish]

Fair Andes! Thy arms reach highOf iron-woven solid stone Thu... 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

Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes

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

Tale of the Brick Maker, of San Jeronimo, Peru [In English and Spanish]

Tale of the Brick Maker, Of San Jerónimo, Peru... Read More

Review Of Stephen B. Wileys First Book Of Poetry: HERO ISLAND

Poet Stephen B. Wiley's first book of poetry, Hero Island,... Read More

Joined

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

For My Mother

I cannot bear to think of when you will be... Read More

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

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

The Goat and the Rope [a Poem: in Spanish and English]

The Goat and the Ropewhere there were devils I saw... 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

Tale of the: Old Hunter and the Golden Hare [In SPANISH and English now]

There once lived an old man and his goodwife On... Read More

Banana Republic

Like a cat I slumber, blissfully unencumbered, Through eighty per... Read More

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

Note: written after seeing the little adobe 16th century church... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

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

Opposites Do Attract Quite Well

When I am climbing up, you are stepping down. When... Read More

Thank You To Our Soldiers And A Tribute To Old Glory And A Prayer For Peace

Thank youDedicated to soldiers and their loved onesFor those who... Read More