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:


Philly.com

West Chester U. cancels poetry conference, reassigns director
Philly.com
X.J. Kennedy, an eminent poet, has heard repeatedly how important the West Chester University Poetry Conference is to the writers who attend. It is one of the largest and most respected in the country. So he was heartbroken last week when university ...
WCU president: All is well despite poetry conference hiatusDaily Local News

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The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Local poetry festival honors works of Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
“The festival is a combination of the past and present…where poetry has gone, where it's going,” said Lucy Abbott, the coordinator of group tours and public programs at the Emily Dickinson Museum. “We hope that it inspires a new generation of poets.”.
Poetry Festival Wraps Up In Amherstabc40

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Maine poet laureate writes poetry collection about the Ozarks of Missouri
Lewiston Sun Journal
FARMINGTON — Sometimes sad, sometimes humorous, Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair's latest poetry collection, "The Lost Child: Ozark Poems," has an understory — one of grief and reconciliation with his mother.


Toronto Star

David Martin wins $6000 CBC Poetry prize
Toronto Star
The jury was comprised of poets Roy Miki, Rachel Rose and Katherena Vermette. They said Martin's poem “urgently speaks to central concerns of our time, particularly here in Canada: the consequences of coal and oil extraction, environmental degradation, ...
2014 CBC Poetry Prize winner announcedCBC.ca
Former Cape Breton resident finalist for poetry prizeTruro Daily News

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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 ...


Poetry and Literature Calendar (Sept. 21 to Sept. 27)
Buffalo News
Thursday, 5 p.m.: Villa Maria College Guest Writer Series poetry reading by Aimee Nezhukumatahil, author of the award-winning poetry collections “Miracle Fruit” (2003), “At the Drive-In Volcano” (2007), and “Lucky Fish” (2011), all published by Tupelo ...


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 ...


Local poets invited to read at James Jackson Museum for worldwide poetry event
The Muskegon Chronicle
Hock, who is both a board member for the museum and a local poet, said the reading is a worldwide poetry event focused on bringing about change in local communities. The night will allow local poets to stand up and read some of their works that reflect ...


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 ...


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 ...
Poetry Longlist Announced for National Book AwardsABC News
National Book Award 2014 Longlist for Poetry Released, But It Missed These ...Bustle
Free Samples of the NBA's Poetry Longlistmediabistro.com

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Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

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

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

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

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

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)

English VersionAnd the Death God said: "Let it rise to... Read More

Growing

Growing hurts sometimes; saying goodbye to friends, ... Read More

Five Poems

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

It Was Not Me

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

Why I enjoy Writing?

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

Three Love Poems [all wicked]

Advance: Mr. Dennis Siluk's poetry can have its fire-hearted twists:... Read More

Opposites Do Attract Quite Well

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

I Hate The Wait (Weight)

I get up in the morningAnd want to stay in... Read More

Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes

One of the most important poets of the post-war period,... 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

Writing Innovative Poetry

Writing innovative poetry, the kind of poetry that reputable literary... Read More

The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]

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

The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Peru; in English and Spanish)In what... Read More

Poetry in Turbulence

To many non-specialists of literature, poetry is deeply unsatisfying. There... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead... Read More

Give Me a Lily Pad & The Continuum [two Poems]

What can I do to keep this world in its... Read More

Mechanical Poetry

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

Since Youve Been Gone...

My life has changedin so so many waysIt seems to... Read More

Farewell to Lester Graybill

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

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

Cesar Vallejo: Black RosesBow down your head ol' poet- To... Read More

My Final Defeat - Fixed Competition

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