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:


Telegraph.co.uk

Return to Betjemanland, BBC Four, review: 'proper poetry'
Telegraph.co.uk
In Return to Betjemanland (BBC Four), his biographer AN Wilson gave a fine account of the television broadcaster and former poet laureate's loves and locations. Most of all, Betjeman was rooted in place: Cornwall, where he was buried in 1984; Oxford, ...
Return to Betjemanland, BBC FourThe Arts Desk

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CBC.ca

Zaccheus Jackson, 36, dies in train accident 2:14
CBC.ca
A void has been ripped into the lives of family, friends and Canada's spoken word community with the death of 36-year-old Zaccheus Jackson this week. Jackson, who became a fixture and inspiration in Vancouver's slam poetry scene starting nine years ago ...

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East Anglian Daily Times

Review: The Poetry Prom, Snape Maltings,
East Anglian Daily Times
I didn't know what to expect from the Poetry Prom. Both location and name seemed to suggest it would be a rather highbrow affair full of sombre, intellectual wordplay. However, Poetry Trust director, Naomi Jaffa, soon dispelled any of these ...


Snark and sexting are making Patricia Lockwood a young poetry star
Public Radio International
At age 32, Patricia Lockwood is making a splash in the poetry world — as you might expect, considering that her rise to literary fame included the publication of a 1200-word poem called "Rape Joke." ...


ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)

Phoenix to host 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Phoenix is welcoming 72 poets from around the world and countless fans to the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam (iWPS) beginning Wednesday, October 8. The three-day competition and arts festival will include discussions, workshops, ...


Fanwood Poetry Series hosts a reading on Sept. 16
NJ.com
The Carriage House Poetry Series will return from its annual summer hiatus on Tuesday, Sept. 16, with a reading by distinguished poets Renee Ashley and Peter Murphy. The free performance will begin promptly at 8 p.m., in the Patricia Kuran Arts Center ...


Daily News & Analysis

A pocketful of poetry
Daily News & Analysis
It was in front of a keen audience that Jane Bhandari and Anju Makhija launched a collection of poems titled To Catch a Poem. Compiled from the works of noted Indian poets, this book aims at developing an appreciation for poetry in Indian youth between ...


O Pen! founder is a pied piper of poetry
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
They stream into the Pittsford Community Library with laptops, notebooks, printouts and sometimes stacks of poetry books at noon every Monday. They are the members of O Pen! Poetry Over Lunch, and they chatter and wave hello to each other as they head ...


Irish Independent

Forest raves, poetry readings and the cleanest portaloos I've ever seen
Irish Independent
With the impressively varied line-up, the banter with old friends you bump into, the late night forest raves, the impromptu poetry readings and the cleanest portaloos I've ever witnessed, it has been fantastic. In the words of Dubliner Sarah Killeen ...


Worth a thousand words: reader art inspired by poetry – in pictures
The Guardian (blog)
'This is one of a series of my paintings inspired by the world war one poem In Parenthesis by the artist-poet David Jones.' Photograph: Gestas/GuardianWitness Larkin's Friday Night at the Royal Station Hotel. 'Through open doors, the dining-room ...

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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

Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair

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

Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King Antidotes for an Alibi BlazeVox Books ISBN 0-9759227-5-0... Read More

Two Poems on the Traditions of Peru [in English and Spanish]

Atahualpa's Game [Peruvian]Sometimes, it's not wise To share your wisdom... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

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

The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]

Iquitos & the Amazon Part OneIt was December 2, l959,... Read More

Rules for Writing Poetry

You've been writing poetry since that first assignment in your... 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

Five Poems

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

Memoirs of a Wastelands Rim [a Poem: now in Spanish and English]

Memoirs of a Wasteland's RimIt still was light when she... Read More

Tale of the: Old Hunter and the Golden Hare [In SPANISH and English now]

There once lived an old man and his goodwife On... Read More

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

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

Exalted Poetry; Two poem [and commentary]

Bells for Belphegor!...Where immortal veils never meet Belphegor, Arch devil... Read More

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

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

Tsunami Day

A Poem - By Lorraine KemberIt was a day like... Read More

How to Write Bad Poetry

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

The King and Delka & Moiromma: the Cold Planet [Parts 25 and 26]

#25The King and Delka [Split Mawkishness-on Moiromma /Part V]Sickly SentimentalityI... Read More

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

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

Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem

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

San Francisco [Almost a Sonnet]

(The city by the bay of Northern California, near which... Read More

Never Ever More

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

Five Poems from Home [And a view on the planet vs. the poet]

Five Poems from Home1) Remembering: Dorothy Parker [Dedicated to the... Read More

Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband, A Discussion

"To My Dear and Loving Husband" was written by America's... Read More