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 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


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


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:


Writers, Poets Celebrate #ActualAsianPoets on National Poetry Day
In celebration of National Poetry Day, the site Literary Hub asked contemporary poets to share how some of their favorite Asian or Asian-American poets have shaped and influenced their own literary work. Under the hashtag #ActualAsianPoets, 35 writers ...


Andrew Marr praises Wayne Rooney's love of poetry as he gushes over ...
Marr said: "We haven't actually seen that great modern Manchester poet's work. "What we do know is that he writes poems to Coleen and that is an admirable thing, I think everyone should write poems to their spouses, lovers, partners and children. I ...

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What happens on National Poetry Day?
“Make like a poet,” urge the organisers of National Poetry Day, the “annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical” which will sweep the country tomorrow. Specifically, they're suggesting that we live, speak, love, think, dream and act like ...
Poetry secrets: How to read a poem aloudThe Guardian
Poets and professors pick 8 influential poems to celebrate National Poetry DayNew York Daily News
Narrative Matters: Poetry Meets Health CareHealth Affairs (blog)
The Guardian (blog) -The Herald Argus
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The Guardian

Win a set of Puffin Poetry books
The Guardian
Puffin Poetry are re-launching some of their classic collections – by poets such as Michael Rosen, Benjamin Zephaniah and Spike Milligan – as well as some brand new poems by Roger McGough. For your chance to win a full set of six books, enter here.

Alaska Public Radio Network

Alaskan girl receives White House honor, appointment as poetry 'ambassador'
Alaska Public Radio Network
First Lady Michelle Obama honored five young American poets at the White House this morning, including one Alaskan: Anna Lance, a 17-year-old from Eagle River, who represents the West. But being named a National Student Poet isn't just about glory.
White House Committee Names Five Teen Poets for Prestigious National Student ...PR Newswire (press release)
LR teen named 1 of 5 National Student PoetsNorthwest Arkansas News
N.J. student poet honored by Michelle Obama at White HouseNJ.com
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
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Elko Daily Free Press

Tickets on sale for 32nd Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Elko Daily Free Press
ELKO — Tickets are now on sale for the 32nd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, scheduled Jan. 25-30. The 2016 Gathering spotlights the flowing grasslands, vast open spaces and indigo skies of the Northern Plains. From the Rocky Mountains to the ...

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The Guardian

Zombies, adolescent poetry, Scotland's football performances, the modern ...
The Guardian
I'm not precisely sure how old this amateur poet was when he authored these lines, but considering that it's very likely the only reason you would openly publish stuff this terrible is if you literally considered yourself to be a different person when ...

The Guardian

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015 - read the winning poems
The Guardian
Magnus Dixon, one of the 15 overall winners of the Foyle Young Poets. The top 15 winners are invited to attend a week's residential creative writing course at a prestigious Arvon centre or receive a poet residency in their school. Photograph: The ...
Fifteen-year-old wins poetry hat-trickBBC News

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Daljit Nagra becomes first poet in residence for Radio 4
"What excites me most is the chance to give exposure to my beloved art form of poetry; I will take part in discussions about the latest issues concerning poetry but most of all I am thrilled to be given the role of curator for the 90-year-old poetry ...
Roger McGough: Publishers should 'take a chance on poetry'BBC News
The white privilege of British poetry is getting worseThe Conversation UK
The Northern Poetry Library makes the region a hotbed of verseChronicleLive

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Poetry in Motion: Athens Public Transit Features Local Verse
On the Bus is a new program that merges public transportation and poetry, featuring typographic interpretations of poems on the side of a city bus and continues inside on the windows. The design team — accompanied by a representative of Athens Public ...

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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

Exalted Poetry; Two poem [and commentary]

Bells for Belphegor!...Where immortal veils never meet Belphegor, Arch devil... Read More


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

Rules for Writing Poetry

You've been writing poetry since that first assignment in your... Read More

Whats A Prisoner to Do?

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

Tsunami Day

A Poem - By Lorraine KemberIt was a day like... Read More


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

Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]

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

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

Most of my poems are written late at night, often,... Read More

Feelings, O How Glorious!

Sometimes we feel hard-pressed, Our backs against the wall;... Read More

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

Ode to QuetzalcatlQuetzalcatl the GreatNo one knew his true name,... Read More

A Happiness Poem

If a happiness poem could bring forth a smile, Then... Read More


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

The Lull of Twilight [Over Mantaro Valley] In English and Spanish

Twilight, was now beginning. As forthe sun, it was down-down... 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

Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, Americas First Folk Song Writer

"Beautiful Dreamer" was written by Stephen Foster just before his... Read More

Two Poems: Black Poncho, and Spirits of de Copan [in English and Spanish]

English Version12) Black Poncho(of Saint Cosme Hill, by Lima, Peru)Lost... Read More

Writing Innovative Poetry

Writing innovative poetry, the kind of poetry that reputable literary... Read More

Five Mixed Poems, with Notes [now is Spanish and English]

1.Night in Jamaica [Peruvianism: 1810]It was a rainy night... Read More

Birthday Messages


The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

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

Uamaks Aquatic [suspense: now in Spanish and English]

Delicately, my mind was selecting a muffled tune, out of... Read More

The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

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

Im Sorry Mom! A Mothers Day Poem

Mother's Day Poetry,I'm Sorry Mom!I'm sorry for the troubles ... Read More

Lord Byrons She Walks in Beauty

Lord Byron's opening couplet to "She Walks In Beauty" is... Read More