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:


Brisbane Times

The emergence of Clive Palmer, poet. Photo: Supplied
Brisbane Times
Clive Palmer will relive his days as a bard with a public reading of his youthful verse at the Queensland Poetry Festival later this month. The businessman and federal MP will headline the event alongside renowned poet Les Murray, Quan Yeomans from ...


The Guardian

The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry review – the importance of rhyme and reason
The Guardian
Although the chronological arc is shorter than that of the granddaddy anthology, Dimitri Obolensky's The Penguin Book of Russian Verse (1965), which included medieval oral poetry and a pair of important 18th-century literary writers, Lomonosov and ...


Colorado Public Radio

Poetry On Civil Rights And Racism Gets A Colorado Book Award
Colorado Public Radio
York submitted the manuscript for his poetry collection “Abide” just days before his death. His colleagues at the University of Colorado-Denver, Brian Barker and Nicole Beer, helped get it published. They spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.

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Statesman Journal

Oregon Poets: 'No Constant Hues' reflects Stayton poet's life
Statesman Journal
Eleanor Berry, the cofounder of the Mid-Valley Poetry Society, a Salem-based affiliate of the Oregon Poetry Association, recently published her second full-length volume of poetry, “No Constant Hues” (Turnstone Books of Oregon, 2015). The former ...


Daily Post North Wales

Scriptwriter wins top poetry prize at the National Eisteddfod
Daily Post North Wales
A former Pobol y Cwm scriptwriter was awarded the Crown of the Montgomeryshire and the Marches National Eisteddfod during a special ceremony on the Pavilion stage. Manon Rhys from Cardiff was declared the best poet from 22 entries received by ...

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The Guardian

Happiness by Jack Underwood review – ambitious, energetic poetry
The Guardian
When his initial Faber pamphlet came out in 2009, Underwood appeared to show Donaghy's influence, but now he recalls a poet of an older generation, Hugo Williams, for whom, as now for Underwood, the world is largely a personal matter composed of the ...


Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra

Poetry event for youngsters come to Pollok storytelling centre
Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra
A poetry reading and touring event will come to Glasgow later this month aimed at young poetry fans. Village Storytelling Centre in Pollok will host three days of poetry events for children. Poets will read from the book Falling Out of the Sky: Poems ...


New York Times

Review: From Israel, 'The Kindergarten Teacher,' a Drama About Poetry and ...
New York Times
As a hobby — or perhaps as a vehicle for unexpressed ambitions and frustrated desires — she attends a poetry workshop with other amateur versifiers. Then one day she witnesses a startling act of creation. One of her pupils, a cherubic, sleepy-eyed ...

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Your Houston News

Kingwood grad bringing common ground to 19th century English poetry, ballet at ...
Your Houston News
“One of the key (similarities between the poetry and ballet) was the difficulty of balancing a professional and personal life for women at the time because of how they wanted careers and they would have to push back getting married later in life ...

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Noise

Poets say Lansing club all about building relationships
Noise
This was a meeting of the Lansing Poetry Club. Stephens of Eaton Rapids was reading his poem “Meeting, The Challenge,” during the event's open mic. “It's an odd situation being a poet,” he said. “If you don't share it, nobody ever hears it, so you have ...

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Joined

JOINEDHeart beat of man pounding - yet unheard joined... Read More

Caught in the Arms of ED

YOU MIGHT THINK I AM STRONGI THINK YOU GOT IT... Read More

In Poetry: Meaning of Words [And ...Rocket-belt]

In Poetry: Meaning of WordsWhen I write poetry, I check... Read More

A Dose of Laughter

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

Shakespeares Sonnet XVIII, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day?

Shakespeare's sonnets require time and effort to appreciate. Understanding the... Read More

Ocean Heal Me

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

Man Unbowed [A poem]

Man UnbowedUnbowed by sin, the world of man, stands Upon... Read More

My Grannio

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

Kens Poem

How wonderfully sweet to be a dweller dwelling... Read More

Opposites Do Attract Quite Well

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

Three Poems: Dona Leonors Revenge; The Old Moon; Common Sides [All in Spanish/all in English]

1) Doa Leonor's Revenge [1627 AD]Rafael Ortiz's fate Was... 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

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

Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose

Robert Burns, a poor man, an educated man, and a... Read More

Superman

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

Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem

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

Because of You

You are to me my lifeline my security. That scares... Read More

Passion and Poetry, and Life

Ironically, the passion that can neutralize the repulsion for difficulties... 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

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

To many people contemporary poetry is a turn-off. The reason... Read More

Five Poems from Home [And a view on the planet vs. the poet]

Five Poems from Home1) Remembering: Dorothy Parker [Dedicated to the... Read More

The Power of Eating Disorders

I want to get closeI am afraid.Afraid of what... Read More

Welcome to the Town of Feeling

Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad, Moved in down the streetCautious... Read More

Infected Ideologies [a Poetic Portrait]

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