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:


New York Times

David Orr's 10 Favorite Poetry Books of 2014
New York Times
No matter how much one tries, as The Times does, to include poets among the various biographers, essayists, novelists and so forth, it's hard not to feel that poetry is fundamentally different from prose of any stripe. (Prose, said Coleridge, is “words ...


Chicago Tribune

Harper English professor places second at statewide poetry competition
Chicago Tribune
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White awarded Walsh of Roselle and poets from Harrisburg and Chicago as this year's winners of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award. "Receiving this honor is sustaining," said Walsh, who has taught English at ...

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Palo Alto Online

Pure poetry: Resident Barbara Allen creates Palo Alto's first 'poetry post'
Palo Alto Online
Palo Alto native Barbara Allen has loved poetry since childhood. Raised by an aunt who lived on Coleridge Avenue, she played along streets named for some of the world's most celebrated poets: Tennyson, Melville, Coleridge and Emerson. As a teen, Allen ...

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Palestinian poetry reflects a painful longing for home
National Catholic Reporter (blog)
My feet are torn / And homelessness has worn me out / Park benches have left their marks / on my ribs. / Policemen followed me / with their suspicious looks. / I dragged myself from place to place, / destitute except for / day-long memories of a home


Charlotte Observer

McCrory names New N.C. poet laureate
Charlotte Observer
Not about Macon herself, who is in her mid-60s, works in state government and is the author of two self-published books of poetry. Rather the controversy centered on McCrory's bypassing the protocol of a call for nominations by the state Arts Council.
McCrory names new poet laureateWRAL.com
Gov. McCrory gets it right the second time around, names new N.C. Poet ...The Independent Weekly
Benson man becomes new state poet laureateNews & Observer
Chron.com
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New poetry by area poets to be featured on buses
The State
New works of poetry and accompanying photography, displayed on placards normally used for advertising, are once again being placed inside Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses for the 2014-2015 edition of the Poetry in Transit initiative.


Meadows Museum to host poetry reading
Shreveport Times
The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College and the Friends of the Meadows Museum will host a poetry reading and reception in conjunction with the exhibition “Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter'' on Jan. 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The ...


Limerick Post

Doolin to loop prose with the poetry
Limerick Post
POETS and writers are being invited to submit entries to the third annual Doolin Poetry & Short Story Competition 2015. Hotel Doolin, in association with Tramp Press and Salmon Poetry, says that for the first time their competition includes a poetry ...


Marshalltown Times Republican

Poetry winner
Marshalltown Times Republican
Ellen Podhajsky, right, won the Seventh annual Poetry Out Loud contest recently at Marshalltown High School. At left is state Poetry Out Loud Director Yvette Hermann and pictured at center is emcee Chandler Fisher. In the contest, students recite two ...
Seward High School holds poetry recitation contestSeward County Independent

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Daily Mail

The poetry of the taxmen: finding creative talent in the unlikeliest of places
Daily Mail
Income tax and poetry? Can anything be more mutually incompatible than creativity and livelihood in the tax department? Isn't bureaucracy inimical to poetry? Don't bureaucratic practices such as centralisation and formalisation constrain creative ...

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Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

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

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

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

Three Poems: Dona Leonors Revenge; The Old Moon; Common Sides [All in Spanish/all in English]

1) Doa Leonor's Revenge [1627 AD]Rafael Ortiz's fate Was... Read More

An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]

Old skin, once held tight Against her skeleton- Rose no... Read More

Find the Magic

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

Grandpas House & From Iraq with Love [Two Poems]

Grandpa's House [The ole Real House]The house needed painting Sun-blistered... 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

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

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

The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique

You can show your poem to your mom, your spouse,... Read More

Wars, Air of Ambiguity [for: Lt. Laura Walker] in SPANISH and English

Wars, air of AmbiguityDedicated to 1st. Lt. Laura Walker (From... Read More

Because of You

You are to me my lifeline my security. That scares... 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

A Ship to Remember

Hammers. Timbers. Iron. Steel.They're laying down a mighty keel.As ant-like... Read More

For My Mother

I cannot bear to think of when you will be... Read More

Africa

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

Birthday Messages

I WANTED TO SAY IT WITH A BUNCH OF FLOWERS... Read More

Its What She Didnt Say

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

Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]

Advance: in Mr. Siluk's poetry one finds symbolist values, sensuous... Read More

Ive Learned

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

Since Youve Been Gone...

My life has changedin so so many waysIt seems to... Read More

Our Home

Our home was warm in the shade of the trees... Read More

Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]

In the quiet of the arctic night- In its deep... Read More

Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair

All Hail.Is your hospital full of aliens, despite new cleaning... Read More

Poetry in Turbulence

To many non-specialists of literature, poetry is deeply unsatisfying. There... Read More

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

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