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:


Business Insider

This Website Will Turn Your Tweets Into Poetry
Business Insider
Once you sign in, Poetweet gives you the option of transforming your 140-character missives into three types of poems: a sonnet (popularized by Shakespeare), rondel (French lyric poetry), or indriso (a format created by Spanish poet Isidro Iturat ...

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The Guardian

Poetry Puh-lease – review: the artform that's easy to mock
The Guardian
On the grounds of pretentious self-importance, is there any other artform easier to mock than poetry? Kevin Eldon (Jam, Knowing Me Knowing You) delves deep in the epic, three-hour long documentary Poetry Puh-lease (Radio 4 Extra) that manages to both ...


Fallen Journalist Finds Solace and Success in Poetry
New York Times
Sometimes, the words come to her on the Garden State Parkway or on the Outerbridge Crossing, snippets of verse that capture a flash of light, an eruption of color, a piercing cry. She recites the words aloud, burning them into memory, as she steps out ...


Uproxx

Poetweet: A website that turns your tweets into poetry
Los Angeles Times
Chances are, you're a more gracefully poetic tweeter. Give it a try, although the tool may take some time to work, and occasionally gets stuck. Maybe it's waiting for the muse to strike -- or, more likely, its system has gotten overloaded -- but it ...
This Website Lets You Mold Your Tweets Into Strange, Beautiful PoetryMic
A New Website Allows Users To Turn Their Tweets Into Beautiful PoetryUproxx
This Website Will Turn Your Tweets Into Beautiful, Ridiculous PoemsTIME
Paste Magazine -Gloucester Citizen -The Week Magazine
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The Sudbury Star

Sudbury magazine looking for special poetry
The Sudbury Star
The Sudbury-based literary magazine, which publishes the works of mental health consumers and survivors, has launched its 13th installment of the BrainStorm poetry contest. Dinah Laprairie, the magazine's editor, explains it is a means of challenging ...


The Guardian

The Costa book of the year contender bringing poetry to class
The Guardian
The mural was controversially demolished in 2013 but the book won this month's Costa poetry award. On 27 January Edwards will learn whether he has beaten the favourite, novelist Ali Smith, to the overall prize for book of the year. The title Edwards ...


New Statesman

Hide and Seek: New poetry by Rowan Williams, Liz Berry and Vona Groarke.
New Statesman
“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed” – so said Jesus, according to the non-canonical Gospel of Thomas. The ways in which our words hide and reveal us are a fundamental concern of poetry, which is the most private of the arts and yet ...

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Three poets featured at Fanwood Poetry Series' free reading on Feb. 17
NJ.com
The Carriage House Poetry Series in Fanwood will present readings by three distinguished poets on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The free poetry performances by Jill Stein, John Barrale and Loren Kleinman will begin promptly at 8 p.m. in the Patricia Kuran Arts ...


Poetry out loud
WDAM-TV
Hattiesburg Arts Council announces the southern regional contest for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The competition, presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national ...
SPRINGBOARD ANNOUNCES POETRY OUT LOUD ST. LOUIS REGIONAL ...STLtoday.com
Bergen County to Host Annual Poetry Out Loud EventThe Jersey Tomato Press

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Auburn Villager

The Pulse of the Middle East
Al-Monitor
An Iraqi soldier stands guard below the Statue of Mutanabbi, a 10th century poet and one of the towering figures of Arabic literature, on the banks of the Tigris River in Baghdad, Dec. 16, 2011. (photo by REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani) ...
Lincoln and Carter: Two poetic presidentsAuburn Villager

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Three Sweet Poems, and Two Not So Sweet [now in: SPANISH and English]

1) End PoemWherever you are today- Is where you were... Read More

A World That Doesnt Care

War bombs may explode demolishing man and land. Hurricanes may... Read More

Three Poems: Liberty, Death, and a Frog [with Commentary on Liberty]

Frog SummerSummer grows hot, for the New-blooded frogs; The bugs... 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

Commuting Hell!

It's dark, it's cold, its' just six thirty,thoughts of sleep... Read More

The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

The Exit Poems [And Socrates]Iron and FireIron can be... Read More

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal MeOcean heal my wounds Let your waves curl... Read More

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

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

Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi

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

A Dose of Laughter

I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so,... Read More

Way of Life: Rhymes of the Inca [four poems: see in Spanish and English NOW!]

Way of Life: Rhymes of the IncaPizarro (Spanish conquistador ((1525))The... Read More

It Was Not Me

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

Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem

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

Wondering

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

Farewell to Lester Graybill

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

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [Summer of 2005]Daybreak by Lake Superior... Read More

Changes

I am not the one I was before yesterday.I cannot... Read More

How to Write Bad Poetry

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

Feelings, O How Glorious!

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

Motiff

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

Five Mixed Poems, with Notes [now is Spanish and English]

1.Night in Jamaica [Peruvianism: 1810]It was a rainy night... Read More

A Ship to Remember

Hammers. Timbers. Iron. Steel.They're laying down a mighty keel.As ant-like... Read More

A Happiness Poem

If a happiness poem could bring forth a smile, Then... Read More

Here And There

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