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 (blog)

Here Come the Dogs by Omar Musa review — street poetry committed to the page
The Guardian (blog)
So begins the mainstream literary debut of Omar Musa, poet, rapper, TEDx speaker, playwright, and now hip-hop verse novelist. Written in a combination of poetry and prose, Musa's novel, Here Come the Dogs, is a muscular examination of dislocation and ...


Music Times

Third Man releases poetry collection
The Tennessean
Third Man Books has announced its first commercially available release: “Language Lessons: Volume I, ” a collection of contemporary poetry and prose in a 321-page hardbound book, plus two vinyl LPs of music and spoken word and five pieces of visual art.
Jack White Launches Third Man Books, Announces Poetry Collection 'Language ...Music Times
Third Man Records Enters 'Universe of Publishing' With Language LessonsNashville Scene
Jack White's Third Man Records Starts Publishing WingRollingStone.com
The Guardian -Paste Magazine -Hollywood Reporter
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Arizona Republic

Bad hair, strippers and hot poetry
Arizona Republic
DIGITAL -- 25921 -- In direct sun the temperature soars close to 120 degrees near the asphalt of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in north Scottsdale making it one of the warmer areas of the east valley. Photo by Tim Koors 6/14/00 (Photo: TIM KOORS AZR-D).


Emeryville Wants Your Poetry
East Bay Express (blog)
The Poet Laureate program of Emeryville (which is a thing that exists!) and the Emeryville Transit Management Authority (ETMA) are looking for poems that "surprise, delight, and inspire" on any topic or theme, and anyone who lives within the nine ...


Music, poetry festival hopes to 'Rise Up' in Jersey City
The Star-Ledger
Music, poetry and good vibes will take over the UMMI and Living Village Community Gardens this Saturday in Jersey City. Host and co-organizer Dujuana Sharese, best known as the wordsmith behind local band Spoken Sound, was originally set to have a ...


New York Times

Does Poetry Matter?
New York Times
“Poetry is the weak sister of its sibling arts,” writes David Orr in Sunday's New York Times Book Review, which is dedicated to contemporary poetry. Orr argues that every tool – including celebrity writers – could be used in the effort to persuade us ...
Is an Ironic Review of James Franco's Poetry the Best 'The New York Times ...Flavorwire

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Springfield City Library offers summer fun for all ages, from poetry slam to ...
MassLive.com
Already I am seeing back-to-school displays and sales at stores – too soon for me. There's plenty of time left for visiting parks to play and picnic, enjoy riding slides, and also, to stop “summer reading slide!” In addition to summer reading ...


New York Times

James Franco, Poet
New York Times
And Graywolf, while one of the best publishers of American poetry, is probably not in a position to pay Franco an enormous advance or put him in front of the Oprah audience. This book is intended for real poetry readers, all five of them, as well as ...

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Mountain Xpress

Poetic injustice: Locals respond to N.C.'s poet laureate debate
Mountain Xpress
In WNC, poetry is the stuff of serious study, but it's also available at parties and on the street (thanks to “Poet for Hire” performance artists). But North Carolina poets have been in a particularly bright spotlight recently, due to what some are ...
Search for Young Poet Laureate for London now onKensington and Chelsea Today
How McCrory used Valerie Macon to attack 'cultural elites'The Independent Weekly

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Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Poetry Finalists Vie for $500 Prize Wednesday
DNAinfo
WICKER PARK — The legacy of a famed Chicago author known for mentoring other poets and giving away prize money out of her own pocket will continue Wednesday as poets invoke the creative spirit of Gwendolyn Brooks by sharing their work and ...

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Birthday Messages

I WANTED TO SAY IT WITH A BUNCH OF FLOWERS... Read More

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

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

Commuting Hell!

It's dark, it's cold, its' just six thirty,thoughts of sleep... Read More

The Ballad of: Brawling Mad-dog Sergeant Rook [Now in: SPANISH and English]

English VersionA bunch of us guys in the hutIn ?Nam... 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

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

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

Africa

AFRICA (to africans in diaspora)africa here i come, africa africa... Read More

Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose

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

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

I will never think twice nor will I roll the... Read More

Writing Innovative Poetry

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

The King and Delka & Moiromma: the Cold Planet [Parts 25 and 26]

#25The King and Delka [Split Mawkishness-on Moiromma /Part V]Sickly SentimentalityI... Read More

San Francisco [Almost a Sonnet]

(The city by the bay of Northern California, near which... Read More

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

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

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

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

Tale of the: Old Hunter and the Golden Hare [In SPANISH and English now]

There once lived an old man and his goodwife On... Read More

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

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

Kens Poem

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

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

Four Poems: Katrina's PathwayHarvest of Apoplectic Horses ((Dedicated to: Katrina))... Read More

Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)

Note: written 4-15-05, while driving through the Andes of Peru,... Read More

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)

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

Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry

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

Three Love Poems [all wicked]

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

Bleed

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