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:


Poetry runs deep in fabric of Georgia city
Modesto Bee
Macon had such a statesman in part because he was not alone in creating poetry here. Jones was a friend and mentor to several Macon poets, and the city boasts at least five other living poets with books to their names, including Judson Mitcham, Georgia ...


BBC News

Clive James: 'I'd be lost without poetry'
BBC News
Writer and broadcaster Clive James, who suffers from leukaemia and emphysema, has just had a new volume of essays published, called Poetry Notebook. In an interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr, he explains why the book means so much to him and how ...

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Scotsman (blog)

Review: Be The First To Like This: New Scottish Poetry
Scotsman (blog)
Many are graduates of the Masters in Creative Writing at Glasgow University, and some of Glasgow's Clydebuilt Verse Apprenticeship Scheme, to which the royalties of this book are donated. They encapsulate the energy of the poetry “scene” in Scotland, ...


The First-Ever Houston Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Zepeda Talks About Poetry in ...
Huffington Post
Since that time, Zepeda has published three critically acclaimed novels through Hachette, four award-winning children's books through Arte Publico Press, a short-story collection, and a book of poems. Her first poetry collection, Falling in Love with ...


Poetry is at its best when it is mysterious and elusive: Ranjit Hoskote
Times of India
It was an evening of flowing verses when Ranjit Hoskote the Mumbai based poet, art curator and cultural theorist came to Hyderabad as chief guest to give away the prize to the winner of a poetry competition administered by the University of Hyderabad.


Outermost Poetry Contest Renamed For Poet Laureate Joe Gouveia
CapeNews.net
Community radio station WOMR/WFMR recently announced the submission requirements and deadlines for the contest formerly known as the Outermost Poetry Contest, and rechristened this year in honor of the recently deceased poet and radio personality ...


Buffalo News

Poetry and Literature Calendar (Oct. 19 to Oct.25)
Buffalo News
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series presents fiction writer Phil Klay, author of the acclaimed short story collection “Redeployment” (Penguin Books, 2014), a finalist for the National Book Award. Klay is a Dartmouth graduate ...


Radio.com News

Watch a Comedian Turn Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Into a Piece of Poetry
Radio.com News
He manages to turn a verse like, “He toss my salad like his name Romaine” into sheer poetry. You'll also probably never hear the lines “Oh my god, look at her butt,” the same way again. And as for his video, Martin removes most of the butts from Minaj ...
Nicki Minaj's “Anaconda” Read Aloud As Poetry: ListenIdolator: All About The Music
No, reading Nicki Minaj's Anaconda as poetry does not improve itThe i100

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Lucinda Williams Discusses Turning Dad's Poetry Into New Song 'Compassion'
The Boot
Lucinda Williams' latest album, 'Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone,' was a daunting undertaking. The two-disc project covers myriad subjects and styles, from religion to her childhood to her almost 40-year career in country music. But of all the 23 ...

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'Poetry Notebook: 2006-2014', by Clive James
Financial Times
Clive James has always written with verve about poetry, and though much of his latest book is drawn from articles already published, the material was well worth collecting. Poetry Notebook may not have the idiosyncratic range of his Cultural Amnesia ...

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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

Two Poems, with Figurative Language

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

Black Blood, in Jeremiahs Vines - A Poem and an Article

Black Blood, in Jeremiah's Vines [A Dream Poem]And I heard... Read More

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal MeOcean heal my wounds Let your waves curl... Read More

Cruel World

Azra, Azra, Wake up Azra. Wake up Azra, It is... 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

Poetry and Popular Culture

Is poetry too complicated for the average reader? Is it... Read More

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

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

Stones

As I picked up some of the polished gemstones in... Read More

Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose

Robert Burns, a poor man, an educated man, and a... Read More

Three Love Poems [all wicked]

Advance: Mr. Dennis Siluk's poetry can have its fire-hearted twists:... Read More

The Valley Of Pain

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

A Dose of Laughter

I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so,... Read More

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

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

Five Poems

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

Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry

Writing poetry is an art, a way of expression, finding... 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

Colorful Talk

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

Shadows of the Andes; Ollantayambo; and Cesar Vallejo [Poems in English and Spanish]

1) Shadows of the Andes [or: Song to the Andes]I... Read More

Passion and Poetry, and Life

Ironically, the passion that can neutralize the repulsion for difficulties... Read More

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

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

Key Largo - Frater Albertus

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

The Man Who Could Not Say Sorry For His Sins

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

Listen as I Share: WE

You speak simple, completley understandable justifications I respect them, respect... Read More