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:


Is Poetry Dead? Not if 45 Official Laureates Are Any Indication
New York Times
And for America's state poets laureate, the news cycle has been churning since earlier this month, when Valerie Macon, North Carolina's newly appointed laureate, resigned abruptly after an outcry from several of her predecessors. To the former ...


RIVERSIDE: Veteran publishes first poetry book
Press-Enterprise
“I started writing poetry in 1963, about the time of Kennedy's assassination,” he reads. “I was in college and questioned my existence. My writing often came in spurts, as I would hold things in until I felt like I was going to explode. I often would ...


Poetry zealot challenges Sin City with words
Mail Tribune
LAS VEGAS — The old poet is dressed in black, his platinum-blond hair rakishly moussed. He stands amid the hubbub, facing a stern test of his crafted words and carnival-barker delivery. The venue is a smoky lounge called Ichabod's, east of the Strip.

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The Guardian

Marrying couples increasingly wrap requests for money in bad poetry
The Guardian
In many cultures it's traditional for the bride and groom to be given cash. Photograph: Hulton Archive. The traditional wedding list, which invites guests to buy selected household gifts such as china or linen at a certain department store, is no more ...


The Guardian

Mirror honours first world war fallen with poetry supplement
The Guardian
The Sunday Mirror carried a 12-page supplement today of first world war poetry. It takes its title from Laurence Binyon's famous poem, "For the fallen". In company with the Daily Mirror, it marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the war, which ...


Find out what Wakefield really knows with poetry and prose
Wakefield Express
Saturday will see Ossett's festival in a day featuring a slogan print project, story walk with Susanna Meese, a book in a day with writer and broadcaster Ian Clayton and performance poetry by Roger McGough. West Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage will run a ...


New York Times

Does Poetry Matter?
New York Times
“Poetry is the weak sister of its sibling arts,” writes David Orr in Sunday's New York Times Book Review, which is dedicated to contemporary poetry. Orr argues that every tool – including celebrity writers – could be used in the effort to persuade us ...
Is an Ironic Review of James Franco's Poetry the Best 'The New York Times ...Flavorwire

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Poetry and Literature Calendar (July 27-Aug. 2)
Buffalo News
Tuesday, 8 to 9 p.m.: The Buffalo Infringement Festival presents “I don't do Slam,” a mix of spoken word and textual poetry by Marek P. Parker. El Museo, 91 Allen St. Additional performance from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at 1045 Elmwood Gallery for the ...


TAKE HEART: A Conversation in Poetry
Press Herald
Edited and introduced by Wesley McNair, Maine poet laureate. An important challenge for poets in each generation is to renew verse forms inherited from the past. Here Portland's Betsy Sholl, departing from her characteristic free verse, updates the ...

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BBC News

Poetry 'ViewMaster' show targets an audience of one
BBC News
"Come into our den," says poet Ryan Van Winkle, pulling back a blanket hung from cord to reveal an accordion and a scattering of cushions. He is gesturing into a makeshift tent inside A Room for London - a boat-shaped one-room hotel stranded on the ...

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San Francisco [Almost a Sonnet]

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

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

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

Tsunami Day

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

Joined

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

The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique

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

Passion and Poetry, and Life

Ironically, the passion that can neutralize the repulsion for difficulties... 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

For My Mother

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

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

Part OneI tell you a legend of long ago Of... Read More

Motiff

Have you ever experienced infatuation with someone you know is... Read More

Three Poems [Lima; Judges and Evils Creation]

1.Evil's CreationThou knowith evil clings To tender peace-; Nor does... Read More

Five Poems

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

Poetry and Popular Culture

Is poetry too complicated for the average reader? Is it... Read More

Shadows of the Andes; Ollantayambo; and Cesar Vallejo [Poems in English and Spanish]

1) Shadows of the Andes [or: Song to the Andes]I... Read More

Listen as I Share: WE

You speak simple, completley understandable justifications I respect them, respect... Read More

Life is a Fantasy

LIFE IS A FANTASY!A pink-eyed rabbit, fuzzy whiteHops in bedrooms... Read More

Death & the Supernatural: Poetry/Five Poems

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

Tale of the Brick Maker, of San Jeronimo, Peru [In English and Spanish]

Tale of the Brick Maker, Of San Jernimo, Peru... Read More

Biography of Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte (1816 ?1855) Novelist and Poet.Charlotte was the daughter... 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

I Shall Wait...

I Shall Wait..On all the new mornings, and every singking... Read More

House of the Goblin [Part Two of Three/with notes]

House of the Goblin [Part Two of Three]Here is where,... Read More

Here And There

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

Lima, City with the Stretched out Wings [In English and Spanish]

Lima, City with the Stretched out WingsIt's an ink-black... Read More

The Game of Life

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