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:


Uproxx

Poetweet: A website that turns your tweets into poetry
Los Angeles Times
Chances are, you're a more gracefully poetic tweeter. Give it a try, although the tool may take some time to work, and occasionally gets stuck. Maybe it's waiting for the muse to strike -- or, more likely, its system has gotten overloaded -- but it ...
A New Website Allows Users To Turn Their Tweets Into Beautiful PoetryUproxx
Poetweet Turns Tweets into PoetryPaste Magazine
This Website Will Turn Your Tweets Into Beautiful, Ridiculous PoemsTIME
The Week Magazine -Huffington Post UK -Huffington Post
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New York Times

Fallen Journalist Finds Solace and Success in Poetry
New York Times
She is Patricia Smith, Staten Island's literary sensation, a poet, an English professor and a star on the national stage. Last month, she won the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, awarded by the Library of Congress to luminaries such ...


The Guardian

The Costa book of the year contender bringing poetry to class
The Guardian
So he trained as a secondary English teacher and, rejected by one school on grounds that poetry could distract him from the day job, applied to Haberdashers' Monmouth school for girls, in the Wye Valley, where he has been for 10 years, the only man in ...


Three poets featured at Fanwood Poetry Series' free reading on Feb. 17
NJ.com
The Carriage House Poetry Series in Fanwood will present readings by three distinguished poets on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The free poetry performances by Jill Stein, John Barrale and Loren Kleinman will begin promptly at 8 p.m. in the Patricia Kuran Arts ...


Saudi Students Society presents evening of poetry Saturday at SIU
The Southern
A poetry event featuring poems presented in the Arabic language will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in Morris Library on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. The Saudi Students Society hosts “An Evening of Poetry with Special ...


Daily Herald

Salem students interpret poetry into art for exhibit
Daily Herald
Samantha Rupp, a sophomore at Salem Hills High School, paints in Sarah Shuler's art class on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Rupp's artwork from an assignment where students translated poetry into art was recently featured in an art exhibit at the Salem Public ...


WUNC

A New Stanza For NC Poetry
WUNC
His appointment comes nearly six months after the previous poet laureate, Valerie Macon, resigned amid controversy over her unconventional selection. Stephenson is a retired English professor, magazine editor and current member of the North Carolina ...

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Martha's Vineyard Times

Open Poetry and Writing at Pathways
Martha's Vineyard Times
The Open Poetry and Writing Series at Pathways continues Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at Pathways Living Room Studios at the Chilmark Tavern. All writers are welcome to bring new work in process to share — poetry, fiction, nonfiction, essays, prose, ...


Memorial reading in Bloomfield to honor award-winning poet Kinnell
Tribune-Review
“You don't find many echoes in Galway's poetry,” says Sam Hazo, founder of the International Poetry Forum, which brought the world's most noted to poets to Pittsburgh from 1966 to 2009. “He doesn't imitate other poets at all. His poems are uniquely his ...
Princeton's Lewis Center for the Arts announces lineup for 2015 Princeton ...NJ.com

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UD Daily

'Helping the Morning'
UD Daily
8:56 a.m., Jan. 27, 2015--Jeanne Murray Walker's eighth book of poetry, Helping the Morning, is more than a collection of new work by a poet whose writing has been described as providing readers with a “down-to-earth vision of the transcendent.” The ...

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Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes

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

Review Of Stephen B. Wileys First Book Of Poetry: HERO ISLAND

Poet Stephen B. Wiley's first book of poetry, Hero Island,... Read More

Ole Bulky Jeeps & Paper, Ink and Rain [two Peoms]

Ole Bulky JeepsThrough late summer's heat These bulky shaped jeeps... Read More

Rules for Writing Poetry

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

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

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

Lifes Too Short

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

Joined

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

Asha of Darfur [A poem with a commentary by the author]

Asha of DarfurCry, cry-oh little Darfur woman For your sister... Read More

Listen as I Share: WE

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

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

Stones

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

Five Poems

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

It Was Not Me

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

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

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

Motiff

Have you ever experienced infatuation with someone you know is... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them... Read More

Article on Poetry and Two Poems

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

Man Unbowed [A poem]

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

Top 20 Poetry Quotations

Explore the meaning of poetry and the motivation of poets... Read More

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

Have you ever sat there staring at the paper, ready... Read More

The Valley Of Pain

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

Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband, A Discussion

"To My Dear and Loving Husband" was written by America's... Read More

Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair

All Hail.Is your hospital full of aliens, despite new cleaning... Read More

Live For Today...

Isn't that what they say?But what does that mean?There's no... Read More