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:


Real people: Life of sexagenarian centers around poetry
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Thirty years ago, Veach brought his love of poetry and the arts to Atlanta where he's managed to keep verse at the forefront of his activity. Along the way, he earned a library science degree and spent 14 years as the head of reference for the Atlanta ...


Poetry boxes encourage north shore readers to take literary pause
The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com
Poetry fans who relish moments of still contemplation or appreciation for the written word might want to seek out the newest public literary feature being created for north shore residents: poetry boxes. Serving as tiny public displays of work by ...


Poetry runs deep in fabric of Georgia city
Modesto Bee
Macon had such a statesman in part because he was not alone in creating poetry here. Jones was a friend and mentor to several Macon poets, and the city boasts at least five other living poets with books to their names, including Judson Mitcham, Georgia ...


BBC News

Clive James: 'I'd be lost without poetry'
BBC News
Writer and broadcaster Clive James, who suffers from leukaemia and emphysema, has just had a new volume of essays published, called Poetry Notebook. In an interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr, he explains why the book means so much to him and how ...

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Scotsman (blog)

Review: Be The First To Like This: New Scottish Poetry
Scotsman (blog)
Many are graduates of the Masters in Creative Writing at Glasgow University, and some of Glasgow's Clydebuilt Verse Apprenticeship Scheme, to which the royalties of this book are donated. They encapsulate the energy of the poetry “scene” in Scotland, ...


The First-Ever Houston Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Zepeda Talks About Poetry in ...
Huffington Post
Since that time, Zepeda has published three critically acclaimed novels through Hachette, four award-winning children's books through Arte Publico Press, a short-story collection, and a book of poems. Her first poetry collection, Falling in Love with ...


The Crimson While

Omar Pérez to perform poetry reading downtown
The Crimson While
While the United States works to improve relations within Cuba, the University has built connections here, one of which will be on display Tuesday when Omar Pérez, a Cuban poet and musician, will give a poetry reading and musical exploration at the ...


Three poets to open Concord Public Library's poetry series for 2014-15
Wicked Local Concord
Three accomplished poets will open the 2014-15 Concord Friends of the Library Poetry at the Library series when they read from their work at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 in The Trustees Room of the Concord Public Library, 129 Main St., Concord. A common theme the ...


Boston Globe

'Dear Elizabeth': Poetry, letters, and the spaces in between
Boston Globe
Drawing on the 800 pages of letters that Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop wrote each other, as published in the 2008 compilation “Words in Air,” Pulitzer finalist Ruhl has devised a delicate dance of distance and desire as the two American poets ...


Poetry is at its best when it is mysterious and elusive: Ranjit Hoskote
Times of India
It was an evening of flowing verses when Ranjit Hoskote the Mumbai based poet, art curator and cultural theorist came to Hyderabad as chief guest to give away the prize to the winner of a poetry competition administered by the University of Hyderabad.

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You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

I will never think twice nor will I roll the... 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

Infected Ideologies [a Poetic Portrait]

the disease of extremism is infectious-; whoever cannot think of... Read More

Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets

"For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more... Read More

Poetry and Popular Culture

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

Never Ever More

Once upon a midnight dreary, coffee cold and vision... Read More

Choices

You can do and you can be whatever you want.... 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

Bleed

now is not the time to open open that great... Read More

A Happiness Poem

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

Commuting Hell!

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

Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]

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

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

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

Wondering

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

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

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

Ole Bulky Jeeps & Paper, Ink and Rain [two Peoms]

Ole Bulky JeepsThrough late summer's heat These bulky shaped jeeps... Read More

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

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

A Dose of Laughter

I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so,... 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 Spirits de Copan

Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them... Read More

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

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

Three Poems: Phantom of the Rocks; Lady from Lima & Bell Ringer of de Copan

Phantom of the Rocks[Huancayo, Peru]Night falls deepUpon the traveler!Low, over... Read More

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

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

Article on Poetry and Two Poems

Writing Poetry for TomorrowWhat does a man need to be... Read More