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

Poetry Brothel puts the bawd in bard
The Guardian
She calls herself a poetry whore, and I have paid for her company. For the next 10 minutes or so, she will read me her verses, converse with me, entertain me. Between sheer curtains I can see several other transactions unfolding around us, hear stanzas ...


NPR (blog)

Book News: Remembering Poet Galway Kinnell, Whose Song Said Everything
NPR (blog)
When Galway Kinnell accepted the post of Vermont's State Poet in 1989, the honor didn't come without a bit of polite disagreement. No writer had occupied the post since Robert Frost more than 25 years earlier, and with the revival came also a desire ...
Galway Kinnell, Plain-Spoken Poet, Is Dead at 87New York Times
Former state poet Galway Kinnell diesBurlingtonFreePress.com
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell dies in VermontPress Herald
Los Angeles Times -Huffington Post
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Statesman Journal

Art inspired by William Stafford's poetry on exhibit
Statesman Journal
Artists In Action, in cooperation with the Mid-Valley Poetry Society, will sponsor a multimedia exhibit of art inspired by William Stafford's poetry Nov. 5-22 at the Salem Arts Building, room 180, 155 Liberty St. NE. There will be a reception and ...
William Stafford Favorite Poem Project #2WilliametteLive.com

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The Villager

Poetry in the souls of those who least expect it
The Villager
BY PUMA PERL | I couldn't be happier to report that the spirit of discovery is alive and well as demonstrated by the Rocky Presents shows, and that a new generation is learning that poetry lives on in the streets, and in the hearts and souls of those ...


Poetry's ambassador
Elkin Jonesville Tribune
After engaging with contemporary poetry, Griffin said he decided he wanted to try writing some poetry of his own. He said the process was harder than he first imagined, but still something he thoroughly enjoys. He keeps a notebook with him all the time ...


Publishing Poetry in Translation: A Conversation With Lawrence Schimel
Huffington Post
Lawrence Schimel is the editor and publisher of A Midsummer Night's Press, an influential publisher of poetry. Founded by Schimel in New Haven, CT in 1991, A Midsummer Night's Press first published broadsides of poems by Nancy Willard, Joe Haldeman, ...

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Opelousas Daily World

Poet shares the joy of the spoken word with students
Opelousas Daily World
Opelousas High School recently hosted Alexis “Poetic Soul” Johnson to share the joys of writing and the spoken word. Johnson is the former poetry slam champion from Lafayette who presented at the International World Poetry Slam in 2009 and 2010.
Young Slam Poet Takes Aim At Substandard TeachingKERA News

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Poetry calls out from the screen at Silent River Film Fest
Los Angeles Times
Playhouses may be built for theater and clubs for music, but live poetry, by and large, borrows venues created for other means: coffeehouses, art galleries, college lecture halls. So when Worthington, one of three readers at the Silent River Film ...


Billy Collins, a poet they'll pay to see
STLtoday.com
It's been a while since poet Billy Collins came to read in St. Louis. In fact, it's been 17 years. Webster University professor David Clewell lured him to Edgar Road four years before Collins became national poet laureate. Before, as Clewell said this ...


Stars from heyday of DC's poetry slam scene gather for spoken word reunion
Washington Post
Silvana Straw marched onto the stage with a megaphone, calling out gentrifiers. Jeffrey McDaniel recalled the advantage of being white during a tense encounter with a D.C. police officer. Joel Dias-Porter (a.k.a. DJ Renegade) told of teaching in a ...

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In The Midst Of All

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

Man Unbowed [A poem]

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

Find the Magic

FIND the MAGICFind the Magic As you release old bondage... Read More

Its What She Didnt Say

When I hear your voice inside my head it makes... Read More

Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King Antidotes for an Alibi BlazeVox Books ISBN 0-9759227-5-0... Read More

Lifes Too Short

Time goes by to quickly to hold your feelings inside... Read More

Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]

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

My Grannio

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

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead... Read More

Caught in the Arms of ED

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

The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique

You can show your poem to your mom, your spouse,... Read More

An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]

Old skin, once held tight Against her skeleton- Rose no... Read More

Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets

"For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more... Read More

Growing

Growing hurts sometimes; saying goodbye to friends, ... Read More

It Was Not Me

It was not me as I am now. It was... Read More

Publishing Your Poetry

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

Wars, Air of Ambiguity [for: Lt. Laura Walker] in SPANISH and English

Wars, air of AmbiguityDedicated to 1st. Lt. Laura Walker (From... Read More

Two Poems and a Short Story

1)dying in the bar [sluggishly]yet, I would crawl too upto... Read More

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

The Poet's Corner [Three poem/ see review of poetry under... Read More

A Dose of Laughter

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

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

To many people contemporary poetry is a turn-off. The reason... 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

Ode, to the Mighty Midget Omac [In English and Spanish]

Part One Midget HistoryI am thirty-six inches tall, that is... Read More

A Ship to Remember

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

Article on Poetry and Two Poems

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