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 Guardian

Imtiaz Dharker awarded Queen's gold medal for poetry
The Guardian
She added: “Hers is a unique perspective and an essential voice in the diversity of English-language poetry. It is a moral force – a force for good and a force for change – that refuses to see the world as anything less personal than an extended ...

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Poetry on a plate
San Diego Reader
Phffft! The fat drips from the lamb onto the hot charcoal. Smoke puffs up. But then it disappears and all you see is the neat little white log in the red-hot fire surrounding it, deep down in the shichirin, or what we gringos would probably call a ...


Shreveport Times

Algur Meadows musuem to host community poetry reading
Shreveport Times
Join the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art for a community poetry reading 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 in conjunction with "Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter" at the Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College. The poetry ...


Opelousas Daily World

Mayor and poet to share the stage
Opelousas Daily World
Sunset Mayor-elect Charles James and rising star poet John Warner Smith will be the featured guests at Wednesday's Festival of Words gathering in Grand Coteau and the public is invited. “This special evening will feature two presenters, both of whom ...


Festive poetry contest: the results
Epilepsy Action
The first of these was Gordon Hutchins, a seasoned poet who recently released a collection of poems called The vanished hour, with proceeds donated to Epilepsy Action. The second was William Fiennes, an award-winning author and a Vice President of the ...


New Pittsburgh Courier

Starrett Poetry Prize winner writes “long love song” to his hometown
New Pittsburgh Courier
PITTSBURGH—Chicago author and rapper Nathaniel Marshall has won the 2014 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press for his manuscript Wild Hundreds. Marshall described the collection as a “long love song to Chicago,” ...


Poet Mark Gibbons: Poetry says what society leaves unsaid
The Missoulian
Mark Gibbons tries not to give advice about writing poetry. That seems counter-intuitive at first, coming from a fixture of the Missoula literary scene, one who taught high school English for years, and leads 406 Writing Workshops and visits schools ...

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Jewish Daily Forward (blog)

The Best Jewish Poetry of 2014
Jewish Daily Forward (blog)
Since 2010, it has become the Forward's tradition to highlight five memorable poetry releases of the year — but this year we have six. Among this year's selections are “Breathturn Into Timestead,” a collection of five final volumes of poetry by Paul ...


The Poetry Of Yelp: How The Reviews Site Became A Massive Platform For ...
Fast Company
The Poetry Of Yelp: How The Reviews Site Became A Massive Platform For Creativity. Brunch haikus. Hardware store comedy. A McDonald's cartoon. Inside the rise of Yelpian artistic expression. By Elizabeth Segran. There are, truly, only two types of ...

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Reviews of two new poetry collections by Chuck Kinder
PGH City Paper
The raconteur in Kinder seems alive and well, as the self-proclaimed "aging hillbilly-hippy poet-type" recently released his first two collections of poetry, All That Yellow and Imagination Motel. While the books share similar versions of many of the ...

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Live For Today...

Isn't that what they say?But what does that mean?There's no... Read More

Four Poems: Grendels Nature...the Racetrack...Counting days...[Now in English and Spanish]

English Version1) Grendel's DivorceYou must know that I do not... 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

Kafka Re-Trial

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

Farewell to Lester Graybill

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

In The Midst Of All

In the midst of darkness, there is light. In... Read More

Three Poems and Paradise Lost [One for Hell, One for Heaven one for an Inca King]

The Torrents of HellHell's furnace- Likened to a chimney Vomits... Read More

Two Poems Written During Recovery

Since my wife and I are moving, or preparing to... Read More

A Different Place...

I wish we had met 20 years ago... A different... Read More

My Grannio

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

Death & the Supernatural: Poetry/Five Poems

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

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

Have you ever sat there staring at the paper, ready... Read More

Africa

AFRICA (to africans in diaspora)africa here i come, africa africa... Read More

Motiff

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

Growing

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

Poetry and Popular Culture

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

The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

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

Burning Autumn Leaves [a poem in Spanish and English]

Burning Autumn Leaves [1950s in St. Paul, Minnesota]My long steel... Read More

Asha of Darfur [A poem with a commentary by the author]

Asha of DarfurCry, cry-oh little Darfur woman For your sister... Read More

Opposites Do Attract Quite Well

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

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

English VersionThe Merchant of Copan [480 AD]Advance: The ballgame at... Read More

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

Here is some witty poetry (not sure if that is... Read More

Thank You To Our Soldiers And A Tribute To Old Glory And A Prayer For Peace

Thank youDedicated to soldiers and their loved onesFor those who... Read More

Three Love Poems [all wicked]

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