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:


Los Angeles Times

Poetry makes a difference in 'Please Excuse This Poem'
Los Angeles Times
“Most poets,” Carolyn Forché writes, in the introduction to Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick's anthology “Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation” (Viking: 290 pp., $16.99), “begin writing poetry in secret.” It's a great ...
Local poets tell stories in different waysShreveport Times

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SFGate (blog)

Poetry, jazz and berets come to Top of the Mark
SFGate (blog)
Which is why you should head to the famed Top of the Mark on Tuesday evenings in March and April for poetry reading accompanied by jazz music. The classic San Francisco nightspot has teamed up with the Beat Museum to host a 2-month long series of ...


MinnPost

Strong lineup for June's Jazz Fest; poetry contest is on
MinnPost
Poets, lapsed poets, aspiring poets and occasional poets (sorry, small joke), sharpen your pencils. The Common Good Books annual poetry contest is back, with more rewards (this year, Garrison Keillor is offering $5,000 in prize money) and fewer ...


One-Bid Wonders

Kory Holden: Poetry in motion
One-Bid Wonders
But what about when the hardwood is the source for those daily stresses? Where does a player turn for a therapeutic outlet? Delaware point guard Kory Holden, a favorite for CAA Rookie of the Year, found his escape in poetry. And in a historically bad ...


World Socialist Web Site

Long publishes poetry chapbook
Napa Valley Register
Bonnie Long's love for poetry dates back to her high school days, but the 60-hour workweeks of a career in city government left little time for sonnets, pantoums and free verse. So it felt good when Long, after retiring from her last job as St. Helena ...
Philip Levine (1928–2015): A poet of working class life and struggleWorld Socialist Web Site
Tribute to Philip Levine -Salem WritesWilliametteLive.com

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Ayatollah Khamenei – #AvidReader of novels and poetry?
Christian Science Monitor
I'm not into cinema and visual arts but when it comes to poetry and novels, I'm not just a typical audience. #Books #AvidReader. — Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) February 25, 2015 · "I've read many novels and poems," the 75-year-old religious leader told ...

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James Kroll of Oronoco among poets selected for publication
Zumbrota News-Record
ROCHESTER – Poets from across Southeastern Minnesota have been selected to have their work professionally printed in a poetry anthology. Southeastern Libraries Cooperating (SELCO) hosts two poetry competitions, one for adults and one for young ...


Juneau Empire (subscription)

Twenty-nine students to compete in WV's Poetry Out Loud competition
Huntington Herald Dispatch
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Twenty-nine students from across West Virginia will recite poems by Walt Whitman, Sylvia Plath, Billy Collins, Tracy K. Smith and many others during the 2015 state Poetry Out Loud competition set for March 6-7, at the Culture Center ...
High schoolers set to compete in Poetry Out Loud state finalsAhwatukee Foothills News
Poetry Out Loud state semi-finals to be held in Barre on March 11vtdigger.org
Students from 35 Vermont high schools in poetry contestWCAX
Juneau Empire (subscription) -Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
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Wesleyan Connection (blog)

WeSlam Poetry Team Takes Victory at Regional Slam
Wesleyan Connection (blog)
Wesleyan's Slam Poetry Team, WeSlam, took first place at the Yale Regional Poetry Slam Feb. 28 in New Haven, Conn. Wesleyan competed against five other teams from Yale, Brown University, Columbia/Barnard, Middlebury College and Emerson College.


Four Oklahoma students will receive poetry awards
NewsOK.com
The Newman Prize for Chinese Literature is awarded biennially in recognition of outstanding achievement in prose or poetry that best captures the human condition and is conferred solely on the basis of literary merit. The 2015 Newman Prize will go to ...

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Two Poems and a Short Story

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

The Man Who Could Not Say Sorry For His Sins

Sorry would be a start.Though you cant take back your... Read More

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

Cesar Vallejo: Black RosesBow down your head ol' poet- To... Read More

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

The Poet's Corner [Three poem/ see review of poetry under... Read More

Blind Designs [a Poem] and a Note by Rosa on The Other Door

Blind DesignsBorn today, gone tomorrow Like a butterfly with no... Read More

Kafka Re-Trial

Kafka lands resurrected in Crewe deposited by a silvery alien... Read More

A Dose of Laughter

I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so,... Read More

Man Unbowed [A poem]

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

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

The light of all eternity shines with me now /... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

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

Mechanical Poetry - Part Three

Have you ever read the lyrics of a Simon and... Read More

Breathing-in, Minnesota [a poem: now in Spanish and English]

In early fall, in Minnesota, the rain falls, falls, In... Read More

Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets

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

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

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

Find the Magic

FIND the MAGICFind the Magic As you release old bondage... Read More

Tsunami -a Poem Dedicated To Help Aid and Awareness and Encourage Future Harmony. Make Peace Not War

Real Power.One Tsunami, and all our armies, Seem belittled by... Read More

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog

Emlyn Williams Theatre, Mold, North Wales: 20th February 2003Clwyd Theatr... Read More

Kens Poem

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

To My Friend, With Love

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

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead... Read More

Key Largo - Frater Albertus

Key Largo:The fans turn lazily in front of the doorThey... Read More

Here And There

My eyes opened. I am still alive; Living on... Read More

How to Write Bad Poetry

"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."--Oscar WildePeople write poetry... 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