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:


San Antonio Current

Poetry Open Mic Round-up: 8 spots around town to share your words
San Antonio Current
Open mic nights generally stand in contrast to slam, wherein poets approach the mic at their own peril. They offer artists a chance to grow in their craft without the horror of scorecards. The audience can then enjoy without the soundtrack of whooping ...


The Independent

Poetry round-up: This season's collections ask 'who am I and where do I belong?'
The Independent
This season's poetry collections are overwhelmingly concerned with place and identity. Three major volumes dealing with the question of Ireland dominate, threatening to overshadow English regionalism, Liz Berry's challenging topic in Black Country ...


Montana poet laureate to visit county fair
The Missoulian
“We have put together many poetry events in the valley that allow poets to share their material with others and the Ravalli County Fair poetry contest is no exception,” said Farrenkopf. “The RC Fair poetry contest is in its fourth year and every year ...

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Winfield author explores poetry, technology in new novel
Suburban Life Publications
Cedeno: It's about the main character, Rey Pescador, who is this larger-than-life poet from Chicago. He ends up becoming incredibly famous and kind of an international celebrity. Through this, he goes on a bunch of crazy adventures all across the world ...


Poetry Hickory to celebrate 7th anniversary
Hickory Daily Record
Poetry Hickory was started by Hickory poet and teacher Scott Owens at Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse in 2007 as a monthly reading series. A few months later, Main Street Rag editor and publisher Douglass became co-sponsor of the series. Not long after ...


Dog Channel

Prepare poetry for a contest
Coos Bay World
TALENT — The Friendly Poets Society is sponsoring a free religious poetry contest with a $1,000 grand prize. There will be 50 prizes in all, totaling more than $4,000 in cash and book prizes. To enter, visit www.friendlypoets.com or send one poem of ...
Poetry and Dogs Make the Perfect Contest CombinationDog Channel
Poems and Cats: A Perfect Combination for a ContestCatChannel.com

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The Guardian

Hebridean poet wins UK's richest poetry prize with debut collection
The Guardian
Hadfield said: Campbell's light touch is a rarity In contemporary poetry. There's no complacency in reading his work, but the reader always knows they're in safe hands.” Conn described the poet as “a joyous wordsmith”, adding: “His perceptions of the ...
Scots poet wins top prize for Uist-inspired workScotsman
Niall Campbell Wins £20000 Inaugural Edwin Morgan Poetry PrizeEdinburghGuide.com

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NPR (blog)

Poet Known As The 'Lioness Of Iran' Dies At 87
NPR (blog)
NPR senior producer Davar Ardalan spoke with Simin Behbahani in June 2009 and has this remembrance: One of Iran's most vocal and outspoken poets died this morning in Tehran at the age of 87. Known as the "Lioness of Iran," Simin Behbahani ...


The Guardian (blog)

Phill Jupitus, Hannah Silva, Hollie McNish and the poetry of protest
The Guardian (blog)
A book festival session on protest poetry on Saturday took a nostalgic Phill Jupitus on a canter through a career that started in the early 1980s when he was a civil servant by day and fought Thatcher by night, “like a kind of ideological Batman ...


New Carrboro poet laureate brings poetry to the people
The Daily Tar Heel (blog)
Carrboro resident Celisa Steele works at a consulting firm she founded with her husband, but her real passion lies in writing poetry. Steele serves as the Carrboro Poet Laureate for the 2013-2015 term. According to a press release from the Carrboro ...

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Stones

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

Shakespeares Sonnet XVIII, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day?

Shakespeare's sonnets require time and effort to appreciate. Understanding the... Read More

Man Unbowed [A poem]

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

Mother, I Dont Mind The Pain

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

Preserving Dignity

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

Barriers

There are many times I set up barriers and walls,... Read More

Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes

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

Colorful Talk

"I heard what you said, Red. Yet, I have to... 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

Rules for Writing Poetry

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

Three Poems: Liberty, Death, and a Frog [with Commentary on Liberty]

Frog SummerSummer grows hot, for the New-blooded frogs; The bugs... Read More

To My Friend, With Love

All is still; all quiet; The world seems to... Read More

Lucky...

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

Lord Byrons She Walks in Beauty

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

Poetry in a Nutshell

Poetry is more than just rhyming and prose that is... Read More

Its What She Didnt Say

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

Two Poems, with Figurative Language

Says Mr. Dennis Siluk, when asked to review his poetry... Read More

Biography of Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte (1816 ?1855) Novelist and Poet.Charlotte was the daughter... Read More

Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]

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

Two Poems and a Short Story

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

Writing Innovative Poetry

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