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:


The Poetry and Prophecy of Edgar Allan Poe
Huffington Post
According to Lizzie Doten, Poe carried on writing poetry even after he'd died. Doten, a psychic medium, made this somewhat outlandish claim in her 1863 book, Poems from the Inner Life, published fourteen years after Poe's death. The volume included ...

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The Hindu

The Romance of Poetry
The Hindu
This seems to be the general idea of a poet couple's existence. Throw in some volatile fights, some childish pouring of ink on each other's work – or deleting the document and emptying the Recycle Bin for good measure – and you have most of the clichés ...


Inner Ear Poetry Jam marks anniversary with poet party (video)
Fresno Bee
Bryan Medina has collected the sign-up slips from every Inner Ear Poetry event he's hosted over the past dozen years. There are hundreds of the white slips. The Inner Ear, which combined with the Beat Down Poetry Slam three years ago, has featured ...


Book notes: There's poetry in the park in Salem
The Salem News
That was in April, to celebrate national poetry month, and those who attended were so pleased they asked Jenkins to hold another reading. She is obliging them with the first Poetry in the Park, this Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pickering House, which ...

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San Antonio Current

Poetry Open Mic Round-up: 8 spots around town to share your words
San Antonio Current
Open mic nights generally stand in contrast to slam, wherein poets approach the mic at their own peril. They offer artists a chance to grow in their craft without the horror of scorecards. The audience can then enjoy without the soundtrack of whooping ...


The Guardian

Slam poetry: a celebration in diversity
The Guardian
'Poetry' itself is quite a vague concept; it is generally defined as occupying the space between speech and song, although it can be difficult to distinguish between the three. Some take the form of audiobooks, of monologues, of letters, of confessions ...


National Book Festival: Poetry and prose author appearances, discussions ...
Washington Post
10-10:45 Poetry Out Loud is a national contest that introduces youth to great poetry. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, the program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn ...


3DPrint.com

'Leon Reid IV's 3D-Print Poetry' – Ex Graffiti Artist Combines 3D Printing ...
3DPrint.com
'Leon Reid IV's 3D-Print Poetry' is a work that Reid has come up with to bring his poetry into the physical world. Reid, while writing his poetry, imagines the 3D printer as a living object, and personifies the 3D printer itself, while allowing readers ...


Poetry Society is alive and well in Nevada
Reno Gazette Journal
We enjoyed the insightful article about Nevada Poets in the Sunday paper [Our Nevada, Aug. 17] but were surprised by a serious omission. It neglected to mention that there is still an active Nevada Poetry Society — a fully vested member of the ...


Winfield author explores poetry, technology in new novel
Suburban Life Publications
Cedeno: It's about the main character, Rey Pescador, who is this larger-than-life poet from Chicago. He ends up becoming incredibly famous and kind of an international celebrity. Through this, he goes on a bunch of crazy adventures all across the world ...

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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

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

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]An eleven part... Read More

RISK

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

Welcome to the Town of Feeling

Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad, Moved in down the streetCautious... Read More

Wondering

How I wonder what he's doing as I sit alone... Read More

Looking Out the Rear Window

The funeral rite concluded With the pastor shaking hands, Offering... Read More

Blind Designs [a Poem] and a Note by Rosa on The Other Door

Blind DesignsBorn today, gone tomorrow Like a butterfly with no... Read More

Recollections

I AM SO GRATEFUL for simpler times. Stores were closed... Read More

Rocks

Take some time to stop and look at nature. Pick... Read More

Ode to: The Ice Maiden of Ampatos Summit [now in: English and Spanish]

Dedcate to Antonio Castillo. L. Of. Los Andes UniversitarioOde to:The... Read More

Two Poems, with Figurative Language

Says Mr. Dennis Siluk, when asked to review his poetry... Read More

Mother, I Dont Mind The Pain

I am among those who know that one never recovers... Read More

It Was Not Me

It was not me as I am now. It was... Read More

The Cat

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

A Hundred and Fifty Dead [Korean War--l952]

There I sat, ninety-five degree weatherOutside; the bookstore caf, was... Read More

My Grannio

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

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

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

Its What She Didnt Say

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

Here And There

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

Caught in the Arms of ED

YOU MIGHT THINK I AM STRONGI THINK YOU GOT IT... Read More

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

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

Find the Magic

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

The Power of Eating Disorders

I want to get closeI am afraid.Afraid of what... Read More