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

Open A Critic's 'Poetry Notebook' And Find The Works That Shaped Him
NPR
What those famous lines don't reveal about James is his erudition, lightly worn but very much on display in his latest book of criticism, called Poetry Notebook. In his introduction, James says that, for him, poetry has been "the occupation of a lifetime.

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NPR (blog)

A Teacher's Moment: Finding 'The Essence Of Poetry'
NPR (blog)
I'm not sure what is at the root of their inability to connect, but being able to work together is the most crucial element of hosting our annual Poetry Nights. These are a big deal at Combs High School, and the seniors in this class plan and organize ...

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The Daily Collegian Online

Spoken poetry movement at Penn State
The Daily Collegian Online
For the past couple of months, there have been multiple spoken poetry events and spoken artists that have been popping up on the Penn State campus, which leads to the thought — is there a spoken poetry movement happening at Penn State?


SFGate (blog)

“Read This Poem” project to usher in National Poetry Month
SFGate (blog)
This April, the Academy of American Poets — the founder of National Poetry Month — is partnering with 826 Valencia to highlight the work of regional poets. In return, the poets will share their talents with students. San Francisco's Dean Rader has ...


Huffington Post

2015 Poetry Month: An Interview With T. R. Hummer
Huffington Post
T. R. Hummer is a poet, critic, essayist and the author of over ten books of poetry. He teaches at Arizona State University. You've published Ephemeron in 2012, Skandalon in 2014 and will soon publish Eon. What is the story behind the names for this ...


The Guardian

Hollie Poetry: woman versus world – one poem at a time
The Guardian
Long before she quit her day job and adopted the stage name Hollie Poetry, Hollie McNish was scribbling poems on whatever surface she could find. She started at the age of four, and when we meet she is clutching a folder full of her teenage work. “They ...
AT THE LIBRARY: Library celebrates poetry monthRapid City Journal

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UNM poets take home kudos in slam
UNM Daily Lobo
After months of preparation and an intense competition, three UNM students and one UNM professor earned four of the five top positions on the 2015 Grand Slam team. After pouring their hearts and souls out for the audience, the new team members were ...


MiamiHerald.com

An ode to your ZIP code kicks off O, Miami's poetry festival
MiamiHerald.com
Fernandez wrote her poem for ZIP Odes, a collaboration between WLRN and O, Miami, the poetry festival now in its fourth year. The poem's form is simple: A Haiku-like poem built around your ZIP code. The number of words per line and the number of lines ...

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Rutgers-Camden NewsNow

Rutgers–Camden to Host Second Annual Louder Than a Bomb–Camden Poetry ...
Rutgers-Camden NewsNow
Rutgers University–Camden will once again set the stage for a playoff-type atmosphere as more than 100 students from Burlington, Camden, and Hudson counties square off in the Louder Than a Bomb–Camden poetry slam from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday ...

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Poetry Everywhere, and They Mean Everywhere, in Miami Festival
New York Times (blog)
On April 1 the organizers of the O, Miami Poetry Festival begin their annual monthlong campaign to put a poem in front of all 2.6 million residents of Miami-Dade County. “Miamians should watch out for poems on buildings, on fences, in the mail, even in ...

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Five Mixed Poems, with Notes [now is Spanish and English]

1.Night in Jamaica [Peruvianism: 1810]It was a rainy night... Read More

Write Your Way to Fame

Have you ever thought about how nice it would be... Read More

The Game of Life

When your life becomes unbearable And the light of... Read More

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

I will never think twice nor will I roll the... Read More

Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)

Note: written 4-15-05, while driving through the Andes of Peru,... Read More

RISK

Do not be afraid to shine. This world needs what... Read More

Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem

The Incubus' Flash-lightHe looked inside my head And found a... Read More

Africa - Wheres The Profit?

A poetic comment that just welled up inside my head... Read More

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

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

Poetry ?Reborn? Emerges In Thriller Mystery Novel

Since Mohamed Ali?then Cassius Clay?announced that he had written "The... Read More

Recollections

I AM SO GRATEFUL for simpler times. Stores were closed... Read More

Find the Magic

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

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

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

Eds Poem

Ed Gallagher Dec. 11, 1907 - Sept. 5, 2004This poem... Read More

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

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

A Case of The Fears

Chicken Soup is good for a coldSleep is good for... Read More

Song of the Great Zimbabwe, and Silver and Inca Blood [Poems and notes]

"Song of the Great Zimbabwe"Across the African, winter's skyIn the... Read More

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

Here are three more poems by the author, Dennis Siluk,... Read More

Ive Learned

You cannot make someone love you. All you can do... Read More

Never Ever More

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

Opposites Do Attract Quite Well

When I am climbing up, you are stepping down. When... Read More

The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

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

The Cat

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

Way of Life: Rhymes of the Inca [four poems: see in Spanish and English NOW!]

Way of Life: Rhymes of the IncaPizarro (Spanish conquistador ((1525))The... Read More

Three Poems: Phantom of the Rocks; Lady from Lima & Bell Ringer of de Copan

Phantom of the Rocks[Huancayo, Peru]Night falls deepUpon the traveler!Low, over... Read More