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:


New poetry by area poets to be featured on buses
The State
New works of poetry and accompanying photography, displayed on placards normally used for advertising, are once again being placed inside Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses for the 2014-2015 edition of the Poetry in Transit initiative.


Palo Alto Online

Pure poetry: Resident Barbara Allen creates Palo Alto's first 'poetry post'
Palo Alto Online
Palo Alto native Barbara Allen has loved poetry since childhood. Raised by an aunt who lived on Coleridge Avenue, she played along streets named for some of the world's most celebrated poets: Tennyson, Melville, Coleridge and Emerson. As a teen, Allen ...

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Marshalltown Times Republican

Poetry winner
Marshalltown Times Republican
Ellen Podhajsky, right, won the Seventh annual Poetry Out Loud contest recently at Marshalltown High School. At left is state Poetry Out Loud Director Yvette Hermann and pictured at center is emcee Chandler Fisher. In the contest, students recite two ...
Seward High School holds poetry recitation contestSeward County Independent

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Limerick Post

Doolin to loop prose with the poetry
Limerick Post
POETS and writers are being invited to submit entries to the third annual Doolin Poetry & Short Story Competition 2015. Hotel Doolin, in association with Tramp Press and Salmon Poetry, says that for the first time their competition includes a poetry ...


American Life in Poetry: No. 508
The Recorder
It seems we're born with a need for stories, for hearing them and telling them. Here's an account of just one story, made remarkable in part by the teller's aversion to telling it. Poet Mary Avidano lives in Nebraska. City Lights. My father, rather a ...

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Share “Video & interview - Poetic license:...”
NewsOK.com
Through fall 2015, the airy studio in the northwest corner of the landmark Skirvan hotel's first floor will be the permanent home for Edmond native Kerri Shadid's popular Poetry Stand, for which she writes spontaneous custom poems on the spot, as well ...

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Hope releases his first book of poetry
Bradenton Herald
JUNEAU, Alaska — Ishmael Hope spent six years putting together his first collection of poetry, "Courtesans of Flounder Hill," a period of time in which the manuscript went through many changes — as did Hope himself. Among them: He became a father to ...


Review: 'This Bird of Dawning' illuminates Christmas story with music, dance ...
Salt Lake Tribune
The performance uses dance, pantomime, and an eclectic selection of poetry and music to tell the Christmas story. The title comes from Shakespeare's "Hamlet," but several of the poems are local. Since the story begins with the Magi setting out to find ...


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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Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Ishmael Hope releases his first book of poetry
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
JUNEAU, Alaska - Ishmael Hope spent six years putting together his first collection of poetry, "Courtesans of Flounder Hill," a period of time in which the manuscript went through many changes - as did Hope himself. Among them: He became a father to ...

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Ive Learned

You cannot make someone love you. All you can do... Read More

The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

[As Told by the Last] King: it was in the... Read More

Kens Poem

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

Mechanical Poetry - Part Three

Have you ever read the lyrics of a Simon and... Read More

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

Note: written after seeing the little adobe 16th century church... Read More

Wars, Air of Ambiguity [for: Lt. Laura Walker] in SPANISH and English

Wars, air of AmbiguityDedicated to 1st. Lt. Laura Walker (From... Read More

The Power of Eating Disorders

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

Choices

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

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

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

Poetry and Popular Culture

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

I Hate The Wait (Weight)

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

Opposites Do Attract Quite Well

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

Poetry in a Nutshell

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

In the Mountans of Haiti [A Poem: in English and Spanish]

In the Mountains of Haiti(In the City)-July is a hot... Read More

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 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

Kafka Re-Trial

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

I Saw the Universe

I can see the cerulean blue of the skiesOr the... Read More

To My Friend, With Love

All is still; all quiet; The world seems to... Read More

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

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

A Case of The Fears

Chicken Soup is good for a coldSleep is good for... Read More

Eds Poem

Ed Gallagher Dec. 11, 1907 - Sept. 5, 2004This poem... Read More

Rocks

Take some time to stop and look at nature. Pick... Read More