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 Economist (blog)

Remembering life in Romania under communist rule
The Economist (blog)
ON A RECENT Thursday night, a handful of Romanian poets gathered inside a Soviet-era themed bar in New York's East Village to commemorate the Romanian revolution. The irony was not lost on the writers, many of whom shared painful memories of life ...


BBC News

Scottish Poetry Library Tessa Ransford founder dies
BBC News
She added: "A fine poet of great sensitivity herself, she was the prime mover behind the establishing of the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh - which dedicated library supports all kinds of poetry, serving poets, spoken-word artists, scholars of ...
Tributes paid to Scottish Poetry Library founder Tessa RanfordHerald Scotland
Tyneside stand-up comedian poet Scott Tyrrell wins BBC Edinburgh Fringe Poetry ...ChronicleLive
Literary world mourns Poetry Library founderEdinburgh Evening News
The National
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The Hindu

Progressive poet
The Hindu
HYDERABAD: His poetry speaks volumes about the evil impacts of globalisation. Yet, he is not against development. His poetry speaks for the deprived and the downtrodden. Yet, he never forgets the fact that lyrical beauty is equally important for poetry ...


Alum J. Bradley hosts There Will Be Words poetry slam
Central Florida Future
During his senior year at UCF, Bradley started Orlando's first poetry slam called Broken Speech Poetry Slam through UCF's English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta. Currently, his daily life involves a full-time job as a training consultant at Express ...


The Independent

Jeremy Corbyn writes poetry on the train to work, he reveals
The Independent
“I do write quite a bit of poetry myself,” he said, adding that he had found time to write some verse whilst travelling on the train during the leadership campaign. Mr Corbyn also revealed that he was fond of creating “totally random paintings that are ...
Jeremy Corbyn: The secret poet and abstract artistTelegraph.co.uk
Corbyn promises to release the painter or poet in everyoneThe Times (subscription)

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Los Angeles Times

Teach This Poem seeks to make poetry accessible to students
Los Angeles Times
One of my favorite digital features is the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, in which a new poem is delivered, daily, via Web or email. I don't look at it all the time, but fairly often, and I am glad to know it's there. Here's a taste of today's ...
Poem-A-Day - 'the bullet was a girl' by Danez SmithSt. George Daily Spectrum (blog)

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Portland Phoenix (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)

The Art of Poetry at Federal Street Folly: Longtime collaborators of word and ...
Portland Phoenix (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)
books_art of poetryTG_090315 Back in 1978, Robert Gibbons and Bradford Fuller were strangers who happened to be side by side, up on extension ladders painting a house in Marblehead Neck on the North Shore of Boston. The poet and artist, respectively, ...


The New Yorker

Ecstasy of Influence
The New Yorker
Emerson paved the way for poets of genius, but his own brilliance lay elsewhere. Credit Illustration by Roman Muradov. In January of 1842, Ralph Waldo Emerson's firstborn child, Waldo, contracted scarlet fever and died within a week. He was five. He ...


Plymouth Herald

Plymouth poetry: Dismembered Patette by Julian Isaacs
Plymouth Herald
ABOUT THE POET: JULIAN ISAACS has been writing and performing poetry since the early 1970s, when he first sold his work in pamphlet form in the corridors of London's Kensington Market. Also known as Auntie Pus (The Punk Balladier) and citing his ...


WMFE

Slam Poetry's Blue Collar Roots And Growing Popularity
WMFE
In clubs and coffee shops across the area, local poets take the stage in what's become a growing art form … spoken word poetry. These poets compete in what's called Poetry Slams. Winter Park poet Curtis Myer organizes the S.A.F.E.! Words! Poetry! Slam ...

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Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose

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

Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]

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

Biography of Charlotte Bronte

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

Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets

"For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more... Read More

Five Poems

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

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

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

Live For Today...

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

A Hundred and Fifty Dead [Korean War--l952]

There I sat, ninety-five degree weatherOutside; the bookstore caf, was... Read More

Banana Republic

Like a cat I slumber, blissfully unencumbered, Through eighty per... Read More

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

Note: written after seeing the little adobe 16th century church... Read More

The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

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

The Goat and the Rope [a Poem: in Spanish and English]

The Goat and the Ropewhere there were devils I saw... Read More

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

Stone Beds [Pompeii's surge]Advance: after the great eruption of Pompeii's... Read More

Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King's first full-length collection, Antidotes for an Alibi, insists... Read More

In the Mountans of Haiti [A Poem: in English and Spanish]

In the Mountains of Haiti(In the City)-July is a hot... Read More

It Was Not Me

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

Motiff

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

Walt Whitman, Romance With a Stranger

The concept of brief encounters, even romantic encounters, with a... Read More

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

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

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

Here is some witty poetry (not sure if that is... Read More

Little Girl from Huancayo [a poem/in English and Spanish]

Little girl from HuancayoDo you really, really know? Just how... Read More

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal MeOcean heal my wounds Let your waves curl... Read More

Superman

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

Never Ever More

Once upon a midnight dreary, coffee cold and vision... Read More