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:


Newsworks.org

Poetry takes center stage at Dodge festival in Newark, NJ
Newsworks.org
"In America, a lot of people have an idea of poetry that was shaped by their experience being taught it -- an idea that it's difficult, challenging, and they have to get it right," said Martin Farawell, director of the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry ...
How to Get Your News From PoemsHuffington Post

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The Brown Daily Herald

Adulthood and youth collide in prof.'s poetry collection
The Brown Daily Herald
Howe, who read from her works with novelist Bradford Morrow Thursday in the McCormack Family Theater, has written more than 20 books of poetry, fiction and essays and has received a host of accolades from organizations like the National Endowment for ...


The Hindu

Poetry beyond punctuation
The Hindu
The title of this week's article might have led you to the prolific prodigy that is E.E.Cummings. Here is a modern poet at the heights of his power- shunning syntax and punctuation and using language to his heart's content, thus creating a mind ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Russian poetry lover gets 8 years for murder of prose fan
Telegraph.co.uk
"During the drinking, the two men began an argument over which literary genre is more important, poetry or prose," said a spokesman for the regional investigative committee. "The owner of the home argued that prose is the real literature, while his ...


The Star-Ledger

Dodge Poetry Festival to pay tribute to Amiri Baraka
The Star-Ledger
Baraka, father of Newark mayor Ras Baraka a longtime and fixture on the national poetry scene, died in January at the age of 79. The elder Baraka participated in the first Dodge Poetry Festival in 1986, and was expected to participate in this year's ...

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National Post

Paul Vermeersch: Pop culture in poetry
National Post
Paul Vermeersch is the author of four previous books of poetry. His fourth, The Reinvention of the Human Hand, was shortlisted for a Trillium Book Award. His fifth poetry collection, Don't Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something, was published ...


The Surprising Poetry of Arianna Huffington's Thrive
Huffington Post
In a fascinating look into Huffington's most passionate concerns for healthier lives, work practices, relationships, and communities, one can't help but notice the poetry. And one can't help but notice that the poetry isn't just on the page but often ...

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Madison Parker: Poetry as an outlet
Texas A&M The Battalion
THE BATTALION: How is poetry a personal outlet for expression for you? Parker: I was just going through a lot of life at the end of high school. I moved from Lubbock to Dallas second semester of my junior year of high school. My dad had lost his job ...

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National Post

Michael Lista, On Poetry: Don McKay's Angular Unconformity
National Post
Much of Canadian poetry finds its origins in Birding, or desire: a streetwise, rapid-fire vernacular, intertextuality (The Birds of Canada ever within reach), environmentalism and Bach. “Close-Up on a Sharp-Shinned Hawk,” which has aged better than ...


SFGate

Finding poetry in Dylan Thomas' 'strangest town,' Laugharne
SFGate
Photo: Crai Bower / Special To The Chronicle Local dairy farmer Bob Stevens <137>worked tirelessly to<137> created the “Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk” on his Sir John's Hill Farm in time for the poet's Oct. 27 centenary. The trail features several vista ...

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The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

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

Mechanical Poetry; Part Two

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

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

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

I Hate The Wait (Weight)

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

Joined

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

Kens Poem

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

Farewell to Lester Graybill

I never met a man, who could shake my hand,... Read More

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

Here are three more poems by the author, Dennis Siluk,... Read More

In The Midst Of All

In the midst of darkness, there is light. In... Read More

Blind Designs [a Poem] and a Note by Rosa on The Other Door

Blind DesignsBorn today, gone tomorrow Like a butterfly with no... Read More

The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique

You can show your poem to your mom, your spouse,... Read More

Find the Magic

FIND the MAGICFind the Magic As you release old bondage... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead... Read More

Four Poems: Grendels Nature...the Racetrack...Counting days...[Now in English and Spanish]

English Version1) Grendel's DivorceYou must know that I do not... Read More

For My Mother

I cannot bear to think of when you will be... Read More

Memoirs of a Wastelands Rim [a Poem: now in Spanish and English]

Memoirs of a Wasteland's RimIt still was light when she... Read More

Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose

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

My hero, my best friend, my Grannio (a.k.a my Grandmother)

She raised me like I was her own daughter from... 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

Ballade of an Inca King

Ah! Leave the gold, wealth and landSays the Inca King?;... Read More

Here And There

My eyes opened. I am still alive; Living on... Read More

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

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

New Poetic Work By Ethiopian Immigrant Promotes Respect, Courage And Cultural Sensitivity

McLean, VA - "The Healing Conscious" tells the story of... Read More

Life is a Fantasy

LIFE IS A FANTASY!A pink-eyed rabbit, fuzzy whiteHops in bedrooms... Read More

Top 20 Poetry Quotations

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