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:


Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Maine Poetry Express Waterville planned April 2 at Hathaway Creative Center
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
WATERVILLE — To kick off National Poetry Month, Waterville will host a celebration of poetry with Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair and Mid-Maine community poets. The third annual Maine Poetry Express Waterville is set for 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April ...

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Huffington Post

Why You Should Read More Poetry
Huffington Post
We discover poetry again and again in our lives because while the lessons life teaches us along the way about heartache, depression, love and joy, may seem familiar because we've come across them before in other narratives, movies and books, it's not ...


South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong-based poet Bei Dao wins prestigious poetry prize
South China Morning Post (subscription)
A top mainland Chinese poet based in Hong Kong has been awarded a prestigious international award for poetry, putting him on track for a future Nobel Prize for literature. Beijing-born Bei Dao, a Chinese University professor since 2007, is only the ...


PRI

1200 years later, is Chinese poetry entering a new golden age?
PRI
According to Yibing, the poets were skeptical. They weren't “app” kind of guys. Was this really a good venue for poetry, they wondered? But, within minutes of the poets uploading their poems, he says, “there were hundreds of people 'liking' them and ...
National Student Poet visits Pelham High SchoolThe Union Leader
Library plans April poetry series to celebrate National Poetry MonthKitsap Sun
Poetry Then, Poetry Now: A Poet Laureate and His LegacyUCR Today (press release)
New Jersey Hills -The Daily News of Newburyport -The National
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Los Angeles Times

Finally at rest: Britain's King Richard III buried with pomp, poetry
Los Angeles Times
He will always be known as the king whose bones were discovered beneath a parking lot. But on Thursday, Richard III was given a send-off befitting his regal title. In a ceremony oozing with British pomp and circumstance, and attended by royals ...
Watch Benedict Cumberbatch read poetry at the reburial of King Richard IIIEntertainment Weekly

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WBUR

'Sidewalk Poetry' Project To Take Literature To Cambridge Streets
WBUR
They call it “Sidewalk Poetry.” And this spring, when the city of Cambridge begins its annual warm weather sidewalk construction and replacement, they aim to immortalize poems by pressing them into the wet cement. If you live in Cambridge, you could be ...

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Delaware Public Media | Delaware's source for NPR News

An evening of poetry with Charles Wright and Mary Szybist
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
Last Friday, the Culbreth Theater hosted Charles Wright, the 2014-15 U.S. Poet Laureate, and National Book Award winner Mary Szybist. The night featured his "Shrines to Longing," a poetry reading and Q&A. The event was held in conjunction with the ...
Arts Playlist: Delaware's Poet LaureateDelaware Public Media | Delaware's source for NPR News
South Windsor Poetry Day To Showcase Distinguished PoetsHartford Courant
Hal Crowther on the poetry of Charles WrightOxford American

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Poetry Pulled Texas Center McGee-Stafford From Depression
ABC News
Poetry, Imani McGee-Stafford says, saved her life. She was still in middle school when she began putting the words rumbling through her head down on paper, filling notebook after notebook in search of a voice to break free of the depression that was ...

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Toronto Star

Poetry: Recent Releases
Toronto Star
Lorna Crozier is virtually a brand name in Canadian poetry, such is the consistency of her work. Clarity, lyrical grace and a sly, subversive humour (especially where sexual politics is concerned) are hallmarks, and they are all on display in The Wrong ...


Chicagoist

Bad Poetry Night Features The Worst Celebrity Poems For A Good Cause
Chicagoist
If you like supporting good causes while also making fun of celebrities who likely deserve it, consider grabbing a ticket to the Chicago Writers Conference's Annual Party with a Purpose; the theme this year is Bad Poetry Night. Proceeds from the event ...

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Black Blood, in Jeremiahs Vines - A Poem and an Article

Black Blood, in Jeremiah's Vines [A Dream Poem]And I heard... Read More

Three Love Poems [all wicked]

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

The Goat and the Rope [a Poem: in Spanish and English]

The Goat and the Ropewhere there were devils I saw... Read More

My Grannio

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

Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem

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

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

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

Superman

So many looked to you for inspiration,Unlikely hero for the... Read More

An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]

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

Tsunami Day

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

Since Youve Been Gone...

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

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)

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

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

Stone Beds [Pompeii's surge]Advance: after the great eruption of Pompeii's... Read More

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

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

I Hate The Wait (Weight)

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

It Was Not Me

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

Africa

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

Death & the Supernatural: Poetry/Five Poems

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

Song of the Great Zimbabwe, and Silver and Inca Blood [Poems and notes]

"Song of the Great Zimbabwe"Across the African, winter's skyIn the... Read More

Mechanical Poetry; Part Two

What do you do when you want to write poetry?... Read More

A World That Doesnt Care

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

Mechanical Poetry

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

Write Your Way to Fame

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

Poetry in a Nutshell

Poetry is more than just rhyming and prose that is... Read More

Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]

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

Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair

All Hail.Is your hospital full of aliens, despite new cleaning... Read More