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:


Wall Street Journal

Tyler Knott Gregson's Poetry Cracks Best-Seller Lists
Wall Street Journal
Montana-based poet and photographer Tyler Knott Gregson has written at least one new poem a day for his blog over the past five years. Every morning, he posts a photo with a caption and a haiku. Around lunchtime, he puts up a longer poem, composed on ...


WCU president: All is well despite poetry conference hiatus
Daily Local News
His statement comes after the university has canceled the Poetry Center's 2015 Poetry Conference and reassigned Poetry Center Director Kim Bridgford to a full-time teaching position. He also said the university continues to grow financially due to ...


Blake Griffin Trades Slam Dunks for Slam Poetry
Mashable
Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin is well known for his spectacular slam dunks. His slam poetry? Not so much. That may change with a series of short videos that shows the 6-foot-10 All-Star power forward in front of a speakeasy audience reading ...

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Music inspired by art, poetry opens Grand Rapids Symphony's 2014-15 season
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
Violinist James Crawford, concertmaster of the Grand Rapids Symphony, was soloist in Ralph Vaughan Williams' "The Lark Ascending" to open the orchestra's 2014-15 season on Friday, Sept. 19, in DeVos Performance Hall. (Dave Raczkowski | The Grand ...

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Jeremy Paxman on the Forward Prize for poetry
Financial Times
There is nothing common about the Common Reader but it's useful to imagine her, or him, as someone who is not a poet but who comes to poetry to be delighted, comforted or alerted, to see the ordinary as extraordinary, the everyday as profound, to have ...


Fairy Ball brings enchantment and poetry to The Paseo in Oklahoma City
NewsOK.com
Fairy Ball brings enchantment and poetry to The Paseo in Oklahoma City. Theatre Upon a StarDanceSwan, a nonprofit dance company based in the Paseo Arts District, is organizing its 14th Annual Fairy Ball, to take place Saturday at the “Fairy Green,” an ...


The Guardian (blog)

Poetry longlist for the National Book Award
Washington Post (blog)
“Gabriel” (Knopf), Edward Hirsch's devastating elegy for his son, who died at the age of 22, is among the books on the longlist for this year's National Book Award in Poetry. One of the most celebrated poets in the country, Hirsch wrote the popular ...
National Book Award 2014 Longlist for Poetry Released, But It Missed These ...Bustle
Poetry longlist announced for National Book AwardsLowell Sun
Free Samples of the NBA's Poetry Longlistmediabistro.com
Publishers Weekly -The Guardian (blog)
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RollingStone.com

Leonard Cohen on Longevity, Money, Poetry and Sandwiches
RollingStone.com
Leonard Cohen is our leading poet of love, wisdom, and sorrow – and according to the lyrics of Nirvana's "Pennyroyal Tea," the guiding spirit in Kurt Cobain's afterworld. We sat down with the singer-songwriter on the occasion of his 13th studio album ...

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Houston Chronicle

Blanco takes on self-imposed role as an evangelist for poetry
Houston Chronicle
When Blanco read his poem to the crowd assembled at the U.S. Capitol, he became the nation's fifth inaugural poet, a title he shares with Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Miller Williams and Elizabeth Alexander. He also became the first Latino, the first ...


AMERICAN LIFE IN POETRY: 'A burst of fruit flies rises'
The Times (subscription)
The whiskey stink of rot has settled / in the garden, and a burst of fruit flies rises / when I touch the dying tomato plants. / Still, the claws of tiny yellow blossoms / flail in the air as I pull the vines up by the roots / and toss them in the ...

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The Time Has Come and Buzzing

Most of my poems are written late at night, often,... Read More

Because of You

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

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

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

Joined

JOINEDHeart beat of man pounding - yet unheard joined... Read More

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog

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

A Dose of Laughter

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

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [Summer of 2005]Daybreak by Lake Superior... Read More

Superman

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

Five Poems

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

Death & the Supernatural: Poetry/Five Poems

Supernatural PoetryHere are five poems,-what I call-death and supernatural poems.... Read More

Kens Poem

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

An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]

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

Review Of Stephen B. Wileys First Book Of Poetry: HERO ISLAND

Poet Stephen B. Wiley's first book of poetry, Hero Island,... Read More

Ive Learned

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

Opposites Do Attract Quite Well

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

Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Discussion of How Do I Love Thee?

"How Do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning was... Read More

Farewell to Lester Graybill

I never met a man, who could shake my hand,... Read More

The Cat

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

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

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

Chan Chan and The Gorriones (Two Poems in English and Spanish)

The following two poems, one in English, the other in... Read More

My Final Defeat - Fixed Competition

She probably can't remember and I know I can never... Read More

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

Four Poems: Katrina's PathwayHarvest of Apoplectic Horses ((Dedicated to: Katrina))... Read More

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

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

Kafka Re-Trial

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

Choices

You can do and you can be whatever you want.... Read More