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:


Irish Times

Unthinkable: What's the use of poetry?
Irish Times
“In poetry, these reactions are presented to the reader as somehow tamed, like the performing tigers in the circus, still recognisable but with 'the fearful symmetry' held in check; the emotions have been recollected in tranquillity, as Wordsworth has ...


Revisiting the Great Migration through paintings and poetry
PBS NewsHour
The Great Migration of 6 million African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North was a shift that reshaped America forever. Artist Jacob Lawrence captured that story in an epic work of art known as the Migration Series. Now all 60 of Lawrence ...

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The Idaho Statesman

Middleton High slugger is a dual-threat talent — softball and poetry
The Idaho Statesman
“Famous Poets of the Heartland” selected a poem Creekmore wrote as a freshman titled, “Somehow He Survived” about a soldier in the military. And last week, another book, “Flight of Angels,” selected the Middleton senior as one of 50 poets to publish ...


NPR

William Faulkner Makes Us Wonder: What's So Great About Poetry, Anyhow?
NPR
Poetry is the secret story, the story behind the story — or, as Wordsworth puts it, what is "felt in the blood and felt along the heart." Poetry is language broken down, chiseled, and refined, made to say what is unsayable through any other means. And ...
National Poetry Series Jumpstarts CareersWall Street Journal
Bookmarks: National Poetry Monthpride source.com
National Poetry Month Has Come to an EndSan Diego Free Press
Patch.com -Scope (blog)
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WNCN

So. Pines student takes 3rd in national poetry contest
WNCN
Harvard-bound Casey Ryan Goggin from Pinecrest High School was the third-place finalist in the national Poetry Out Loud competition on April 29. This is the third time that Goggin, who turns 18 in May, represented North Carolina at the national ...

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Ktoo

Indiana's Emma Libersky Among Finalists For National Poetry Out Loud ...
WFYI
Libersky, a senior at Plymouth High School in Plymouth, Indiana qualified for the national championships by winning an unprecedented third consecutive Indiana State Poetry Out Loud championship. It was her first appearance among the competition's ...
Anchorage senior wins national Poetry Out Loud competitionKtoo
My Turn: This national winner speaks Out LoudJuneau Empire (subscription)

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Hip-Hop Poetry Open Mic at OSF's Black Swan in Ashland
Mail Tribune
Ashland poet T-Poe Vernado will host a hip-hop poetry open mic from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 4, at the Black Swan Theatre on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. The OSF open mic is open to anyone who wishes to share ...

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Swarajya

When Poetry Went Viral In Medieval India
Swarajya
Jayadeva is the only poet in Sanskrit literature to evolve a completely new poetic form on his own. And what a form it is! Listener's delight and translators despair. Frost once said that poetry is what gets lost in translation. And by this measure the ...

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Chicago Reader

Poetry in the age of hip-hop
Chicago Reader
Coval and his coeditors Quraysh Ali Lansana and Nate Marshall organized the poets chronologically by their birth year, beginning with University of New Haven professor Randall Horton, who was born in 1961, and ending with Onam Lansana, who was born ...


The New Yorker

The Palm Trees and Poetry of WS Merwin
The New Yorker
Merwin recorded this history several years ago, in an essay for The Kenyon Review, but the poet, a frequent contributor to The New Yorker for the past fifty years, revisits it in a new documentary, “Even Though the Whole World Is Burning.” The film ...

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

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

Five Poems

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

Caught in the Arms of ED

YOU MIGHT THINK I AM STRONGI THINK YOU GOT IT... Read More

Life is a Fantasy

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

Poetry in a Nutshell

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

Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]

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

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [Summer of 2005]Daybreak by Lake Superior... Read More

Joined

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

Ive Learned

You cannot make someone love you. All you can do... Read More

Three Poems: Liberty, Death, and a Frog [with Commentary on Liberty]

Frog SummerSummer grows hot, for the New-blooded frogs; The bugs... Read More

Lima, City with the Stretched out Wings [In English and Spanish]

Lima, City with the Stretched out WingsIt's an ink-black... 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

RISK

Do not be afraid to shine. This world needs what... Read More

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)

English VersionAnd the Death God said: "Let it rise to... Read More

Three Poems [Lima; Judges and Evils Creation]

1.Evil's CreationThou knowith evil clings To tender peace-; Nor does... Read More

The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

[As Told by the Last] King: it was in the... Read More

A Hundred and Fifty Dead [Korean War--l952]

There I sat, ninety-five degree weatherOutside; the bookstore caf, was... Read More

In The Midst Of All

In the midst of darkness, there is light. In... Read More

Ballade of an Inca King

Ah! Leave the gold, wealth and landSays the Inca King?;... 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

A World That Doesnt Care

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

I Saw the Universe

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

Two Poems: Boyhood, and Old Age [with a note on style]

BoyhoodOh me! Thy glorious days have flown! I mealy noticed,... 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

Two Poems on the Traditions of Peru [in English and Spanish]

Atahualpa's Game [Peruvian]Sometimes, it's not wise To share your wisdom... Read More