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 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


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


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:


Writers, Poets Celebrate #ActualAsianPoets on National Poetry Day
In celebration of National Poetry Day, the site Literary Hub asked contemporary poets to share how some of their favorite Asian or Asian-American poets have shaped and influenced their own literary work. Under the hashtag #ActualAsianPoets, 35 writers ...

The Guardian

Win a set of Puffin Poetry books
The Guardian
Puffin Poetry are re-launching some of their classic collections – by poets such as Michael Rosen, Benjamin Zephaniah and Spike Milligan – as well as some brand new poems by Roger McGough. For your chance to win a full set of six books, enter here.

Alaska Public Radio Network

Alaskan girl receives White House honor, appointment as poetry 'ambassador'
Alaska Public Radio Network
First Lady Michelle Obama honored five young American poets at the White House this morning, including one Alaskan: Anna Lance, a 17-year-old from Eagle River, who represents the West. But being named a National Student Poet isn't just about glory.
White House Committee Names Five Teen Poets for Prestigious National Student ...PR Newswire (press release)
N.J. student poet honored by Michelle Obama at White HouseNJ.com
LR teen named 1 of 5 National Student PoetsNorthwest Arkansas News
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
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Elko Daily Free Press

Tickets on sale for 32nd Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Elko Daily Free Press
ELKO — Tickets are now on sale for the 32nd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, scheduled Jan. 25-30. The 2016 Gathering spotlights the flowing grasslands, vast open spaces and indigo skies of the Northern Plains. From the Rocky Mountains to the ...

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Andrew Marr praises Wayne Rooney's love of poetry as he gushes over ...
Marr said: "We haven't actually seen that great modern Manchester poet's work. "What we do know is that he writes poems to Coleen and that is an admirable thing, I think everyone should write poems to their spouses, lovers, partners and children. I ...

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The Guardian

Poetry secrets: How to read a poem aloud
The Guardian
One of my favourite poets, John Cooper Clarke, once said something to the effect that “if a poem doesn't sound good when it's read out loud then it's probably not a very good poem”. I'd agree with that.
What happens on National Poetry Day?Telegraph.co.uk
Poets and professors pick 8 influential poems to celebrate National Poetry DayNew York Daily News
Narrative Matters: Poetry Meets Health CareHealth Affairs (blog)
The Guardian (blog) -The Herald Argus -Yorkshire Post
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Professor's poetry collection based on experiences
Bowling Green Daily News
Connecting with the other side of things is the theme Olmsted takes for her book of poetry which spans two other sections: “Ways of Touching” and “Tree Forms.” The first section explores how sensory experience can lead to truth, and the second was ...


Put On The Spot, These Nashville Writers Produce 'Poetry On Demand'
It's called “poetry on demand.” A group of writers hang out at events, including this weekend's Southern Festival of Books, and quickly write poems based on stories shared from passers-by. Whoever wanders up answers a few questions and then the poets ...

The Guardian

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015 - read the winning poems
The Guardian
Magnus Dixon, one of the 15 overall winners of the Foyle Young Poets. The top 15 winners are invited to attend a week's residential creative writing course at a prestigious Arvon centre or receive a poet residency in their school. Photograph: The ...
Fifteen-year-old wins poetry hat-trickBBC News

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Poetry in Motion: Athens Public Transit Features Local Verse
On the Bus is a new program that merges public transportation and poetry, featuring typographic interpretations of poems on the side of a city bus and continues inside on the windows. The design team — accompanied by a representative of Athens Public ...

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Its What She Didnt Say

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

Poetry and Popular Culture

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

Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]

Let's follow the poet to his Hell and heaven! Count... Read More

Two Poems: Boyhood, and Old Age [with a note on style]

BoyhoodOh me! Thy glorious days have flown! I mealy noticed,... Read More

Write Your Way to Fame

Have you ever thought about how nice it would be... Read More

Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]

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

Exalted Poetry; Two poem [and commentary]

Bells for Belphegor!...Where immortal veils never meet Belphegor, Arch devil... Read More

Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, Americas First Folk Song Writer

"Beautiful Dreamer" was written by Stephen Foster just before his... Read More

Three Poems: The Monkey Man of Lima, Plus Two More

What Hides behind the Minute?What hides behind the minute? It... Read More

Top 20 Poetry Quotations

Explore the meaning of poetry and the motivation of poets... Read More

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

Part OneI tell you a legend of long ago Of... Read More

Cruel World

Azra, Azra, Wake up Azra. Wake up Azra, It 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

How to Write Bad Poetry

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

An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]

Old skin, once held tight Against her skeleton- Rose no... Read More


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

THe Monster Mash, A Graveyard SMASH (short story I wrote when I was 11)

The Monster Mash The Graveyard SmashHave you heard of the... Read More

Tale of the: Old Hunter and the Golden Hare [In SPANISH and English now]

There once lived an old man and his goodwife On... Read More

The Valley Of Pain

We were exiled from the Garden of Eden. Its... Read More

Tsunami Day

A Poem - By Lorraine KemberIt was a day like... Read More

The Man Who Could Not Say Sorry For His Sins

Sorry would be a start.Though you cant take back your... Read More

Tale of the Brick Maker, of San Jeronimo, Peru [In English and Spanish]

Tale of the Brick Maker, Of San Jernimo, Peru... Read More

Preserving Dignity

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

Little Girl from Huancayo [a poem/in English and Spanish]

Little girl from HuancayoDo you really, really know? Just how... Read More

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

The Poet's Corner [Three poem/ see review of poetry under... Read More