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 New Yorker

Ecstasy of Influence
The New Yorker
Emerson paved the way for poets of genius, but his own brilliance lay elsewhere. Credit Illustration by Roman Muradov. In January of 1842, Ralph Waldo Emerson's firstborn child, Waldo, contracted scarlet fever and died within a week. He was five. He ...


The Indian Express

What poetry has to do with math
The Indian Express
Over the past year, I have heard my friend, mathematician Manjul Bhargava, give several public lectures on the deep connections between poetry, Sanskrit and mathematics. Like many other mathematicians before him who have written or spoken on this topic ...


The Daily Iberian

Pictures, poetry win inaugural Battle of Notebooks
The Daily Iberian
Delcambre used a combination of photography and poetry to get his overall vision of the city across. Submissions included pieces like “The Grotto,” which related Delcambre's personal and religious observations with the monument in New Iberia's Main Street.


The Quietus

New Writing: Poetry By Emily Carney
The Quietus
Emily Carney lives in Connecticut. She has been published in Poetry Magazine, Rookie Mag, Hobart, 3:AM, and Electric Cereal. Her debut poetry collection, Old & Young Porn, will be released from Electric Cereal in 2016.


The Missoulian

Shelf Life: MPL opens registration for “Introduction to Reading & Writing ...
The Missoulian
The Missoula Public Library is excited to announce that it is offering the chance for patrons to join local writer and poet Emily Walter for an intro to reading and writing poetry workshop focusing on contemporary poets and their work while writing ...


Ted Kooser: An American Life in Poetry, Aug. 30, 2015
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
I do better in animal time, / a creeping dawn, slow ticking toward dusk. / In the middle of the day on the Nebraska prairie, / I'm unnerved by subdued sounds, as if listening / through water, even the high-pitched drone of the / cicadas faint; the ...


NPR

For Carl Phillips, Poetry Is Experience Transformed — Not Transcribed
NPR
Taking chances can sometimes lead to great art. But award-winning poet Carl Phillips says there's a risk to, well, taking risks. "I think there has to be a place for risk and for restlessness in any kind of fully lived life, and especially I think for ...

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New York Times

Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life
New York Times
... and art, physiology and psychology, the beauty and economy of the natural world and the magic of the human imagination. In his writings, as he once said of his mentor, the great Soviet neuropsychologist and author A. R. Luria, “science became poetry.”.

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Reviews: 5 collections of poetry with Minnesota connections
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Joyce Sutphen opens her sixth poetry collection with a reference to the Greek myth of Leda, but this and her title are misdirections. The book immediately moves from the mythic to the personal with quiet and accessible poems about the end of a ...


Lewiston Arts Cafe mixes music and poetry with a coffeehouse vibe
Buffalo News
8, poet Livio Farallo and musician Darryl Tonemah will perform in the historic Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center St. Admission is $2 and free for members of the arts council and literary center. The arts cafe seeks to re-create the intimate coffeehouse ...

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

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

Man Unbowed [A poem]

Man UnbowedUnbowed by sin, the world of man, stands Upon... Read More

The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

The Exit Poems [And Socrates]Iron and FireIron can be... 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

Kafka Re-Trial

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

Three Poems: The Monkey Man of Lima, Plus Two More

What Hides behind the Minute?What hides behind the minute? It... Read More

Key Largo - Frater Albertus

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

Superman

So many looked to you for inspiration,Unlikely hero for the... Read More

Bleed

now is not the time to open open that great... Read More

Publishing Your Poetry

If you are serious about seeing your work published by... Read More

Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]

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

Three Sweet Poems, and Two Not So Sweet [now in: SPANISH and English]

1) End PoemWherever you are today- Is where you were... 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

Banana Republic

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

Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes

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

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

Here is some witty poetry (not sure if that is... Read More

Memoirs of a Wastelands Rim [a Poem: now in Spanish and English]

Memoirs of a Wasteland's RimIt still was light when she... Read More

Three Poems and Paradise Lost [One for Hell, One for Heaven one for an Inca King]

The Torrents of HellHell's furnace- Likened to a chimney Vomits... Read More

Lucky...

You make me smile like I've seldom done before You... Read More

Kens Poem

How wonderfully sweet to be a dweller dwelling... Read More

The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

[As Told by the Last] King: it was in the... 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 Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

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

Farewell to Lester Graybill

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