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:


NPR

Bespoke Poetry Hits The Subways With Peanuts-Inspired "The Poet Is In"
Gothamist
If poetry is good enough for the likes of Bill Murray and Anthony Weiner, it's certainly good enough for us. This week, the MTA Arts & Design and the Poetry Society of America set up poetry booths for the public at the MTA's Fulton Center for Poetry in ...
This Weekend, Investigate The 'Edges' Of Fred Moten's Musical PoetryNPR
Words that capture the big things in life for National Poetry MonthThe Globe and Mail
Library Corner: Inspired by National Poetry MonthLongview Daily News
Philly.com -Salisbury Post
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WTOP

Local teens compete for $20000 in national Poetry Out Loud competition
WTOP
James and Shreve compete with poetry, and this week, they're headed to the national Poetry Out Loud competition at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium, where they'll attempt to beat out 51 other high school students from all 50 states, the ...
Goffstown senior advances to poetry competition in DCThe Union Leader
Poetry with a competitive edge comes to campusGW Hatchet (subscription)

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Poetry is going extinct, government data show
Washington Post (blog)
Inquiries into the death of poetry comprise a tradition almost as rich and varied as American poetry itself. Earlier this month, a college literary magazine proposed a tidy solution to the evergreen problem: "if you have to keep declaring, over and ...

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The Independent

The Spalding Suite, where poetry meets basketball: From hip-hop to hoop dreams
The Independent
If Kate Tempest is the queen of today's thriving spoken poetry scene, Inua Ellams is its king, even if he wears the crown reluctantly. A softly spoken, Nigerian-born 30-year-old, who moved to the UK when he was 12, Ellams started writing poetry at the ...


Irish Times

Paul McMahon wins €2000 Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize
Irish Times
The 2015 Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize has been awarded to Paul McMahon for his poem Tom's Pouch of Cure-Stones, by a panel of judges chaired by the Poet Laureate, Carol Anne Duffy. The award is worth £2,000. Born and brought up in Belfast, McMahon ...
The Young Romantics poem of the year 2015The Guardian

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Springfield News-Leader

Students' poetry on display at Springfield Art Museum
Springfield News-Leader
Because these poems were among the students' finest literary expressions that semester, I contacted Sarah Buhr, the museum's curator, about displaying this poetry on the walls to accompany the art works that inspired the students' literary art.


West Virginia poet laureate discusses poetry, words and everyday life
Charleston Gazette
While many in attendance Sunday afternoon expected to hear the poetry that he is known for, Harshman's lecture -- titled “What Holds Us Together” -- was filled with as much cultural reflection as it was art. Harshman said he constantly thinks of the ...


Christian Science Monitor

Celebrated poet Jane Hirshfield explains poetry as 'a truing of vision'
Christian Science Monitor
Jane Hirshfield's poetry has always provided gleaming perspectives on the nature of life and what it means to be human. Now, with the publication of two new books, she is giving fans great reason to celebrate the art form during National Poetry Month ...


NBCNews.com

National Poetry Month: Asian-American Poets to Watch
NBCNews.com
April is National Poetry Month and National Poetry Writing Month, sparking poetry readings, new poetry books, challenges to write thirty poems in thirty days, people carrying poems in their pockets to share, and, of course, a multitude of poetry ...
April is time to celebrate and share poetryTallahassee.com

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Montgomery Advertiser

Pulitzer-nominated poet to give reading at AUM
Montgomery Advertiser
Pulitzer-nominated poet Maurice Manning will have a poetry reading at Auburn Montgomery on Tuesday as part of the university's celebration of poetry month. The event, which is free to the public, will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in 109 Goodwyn Hall at ...

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Africa

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

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

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

Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]

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

Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]

Let's follow the poet to his Hell and heaven! Count... Read More

Lucky...

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

Superman

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

Writing Innovative Poetry

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

The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Peru; in English and Spanish)In what... Read More

Mother, I Dont Mind The Pain

I am among those who know that one never recovers... Read More

In Poetry: Meaning of Words [And ...Rocket-belt]

In Poetry: Meaning of WordsWhen I write poetry, I check... Read More

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (a poem in Spanish and English)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (English version)In what retreat art hid?-Where... Read More

The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

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

New Poetic Work By Ethiopian Immigrant Promotes Respect, Courage And Cultural Sensitivity

McLean, VA - "The Healing Conscious" tells the story of... 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

Choices

You can do and you can be whatever you want.... 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

Preserving Dignity

No one should have to beg or crawl before humanity.... Read More

Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi

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

The Cat

Truth is stranger than fiction according to many people who... Read More

Looking Out the Rear Window

The funeral rite concluded With the pastor shaking hands, Offering... Read More

Four Poems: Grendels Nature...the Racetrack...Counting days...[Now in English and Spanish]

English Version1) Grendel's DivorceYou must know that I do not... Read More

Article on Poetry and Two Poems

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

Rocks

Take some time to stop and look at nature. Pick... Read More

Live For Today...

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

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

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