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:


Poetry runs deep in fabric of Georgia city
Modesto Bee
Macon had such a statesman in part because he was not alone in creating poetry here. Jones was a friend and mentor to several Macon poets, and the city boasts at least five other living poets with books to their names, including Judson Mitcham, Georgia ...


BBC News

Clive James: 'I'd be lost without poetry'
BBC News
Writer and broadcaster Clive James, who suffers from leukaemia and emphysema, has just had a new volume of essays published, called Poetry Notebook. In an interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr, he explains why the book means so much to him and how ...

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Scotsman (blog)

Review: Be The First To Like This: New Scottish Poetry
Scotsman (blog)
Many are graduates of the Masters in Creative Writing at Glasgow University, and some of Glasgow's Clydebuilt Verse Apprenticeship Scheme, to which the royalties of this book are donated. They encapsulate the energy of the poetry “scene” in Scotland, ...


The First-Ever Houston Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Zepeda Talks About Poetry in ...
Huffington Post
Since that time, Zepeda has published three critically acclaimed novels through Hachette, four award-winning children's books through Arte Publico Press, a short-story collection, and a book of poems. Her first poetry collection, Falling in Love with ...


Poetry is at its best when it is mysterious and elusive: Ranjit Hoskote
Times of India
It was an evening of flowing verses when Ranjit Hoskote the Mumbai based poet, art curator and cultural theorist came to Hyderabad as chief guest to give away the prize to the winner of a poetry competition administered by the University of Hyderabad.


Outermost Poetry Contest Renamed For Poet Laureate Joe Gouveia
CapeNews.net
Community radio station WOMR/WFMR recently announced the submission requirements and deadlines for the contest formerly known as the Outermost Poetry Contest, and rechristened this year in honor of the recently deceased poet and radio personality ...


Buffalo News

Poetry and Literature Calendar (Oct. 19 to Oct.25)
Buffalo News
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series presents fiction writer Phil Klay, author of the acclaimed short story collection “Redeployment” (Penguin Books, 2014), a finalist for the National Book Award. Klay is a Dartmouth graduate ...


Radio.com News

Watch a Comedian Turn Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Into a Piece of Poetry
Radio.com News
He manages to turn a verse like, “He toss my salad like his name Romaine” into sheer poetry. You'll also probably never hear the lines “Oh my god, look at her butt,” the same way again. And as for his video, Martin removes most of the butts from Minaj ...
Nicki Minaj's “Anaconda” Read Aloud As Poetry: ListenIdolator: All About The Music
No, reading Nicki Minaj's Anaconda as poetry does not improve itThe i100

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Lucinda Williams Discusses Turning Dad's Poetry Into New Song 'Compassion'
The Boot
Lucinda Williams' latest album, 'Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone,' was a daunting undertaking. The two-disc project covers myriad subjects and styles, from religion to her childhood to her almost 40-year career in country music. But of all the 23 ...

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'Poetry Notebook: 2006-2014', by Clive James
Financial Times
Clive James has always written with verve about poetry, and though much of his latest book is drawn from articles already published, the material was well worth collecting. Poetry Notebook may not have the idiosyncratic range of his Cultural Amnesia ...

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RISK

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

I Shall Wait...

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

Kafka Re-Trial

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

Publishing Your Poetry

If you are serious about seeing your work published by... Read More

Feelings, O How Glorious!

Sometimes we feel hard-pressed, Our backs against the wall;... Read More

Mechanical Poetry; Part Two

What do you do when you want to write poetry?... Read More

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

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

Mechanical Poetry

Do you ever stare at the paper, waiting for poetic... Read More

Rules for Writing Poetry

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

The Ballad of: Brawling Mad-dog Sergeant Rook [Now in: SPANISH and English]

English VersionA bunch of us guys in the hutIn ?Nam... 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

Breathing-in, Minnesota [a poem: now in Spanish and English]

In early fall, in Minnesota, the rain falls, falls, In... Read More

The Crusader: A Search for the Virtue Inside (an excerpt of an Epic Poem)

On through the darkness she searches the bones Seeking the... Read More

Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair

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

The Spirits de Copan

Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them... Read More

Poetry in a Nutshell

Poetry is more than just rhyming and prose that is... 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

Why I enjoy Writing?

During interviews and general conversations with the public,one of the... Read More

My Grannio

I never thought I would have to say GOODBYE to... 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

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

Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]

Contract of DeathI heard today, the preacher say: "Daniel has... Read More

Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry

Writing poetry is an art, a way of expression, finding... Read More

Key Largo - Frater Albertus

Key Largo:The fans turn lazily in front of the doorThey... Read More

Preserving Dignity

No one should have to beg or crawl before humanity.... Read More