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:


The Daily Iberian

Pictures, poetry win inaugural Battle of Notebooks
The Daily Iberian
Delcambre used a combination of photography and poetry to get his overall vision of the city across. Submissions included pieces like “The Grotto,” which related Delcambre's personal and religious observations with the monument in New Iberia's Main Street.


The Quietus

New Writing: Poetry By Emily Carney
The Quietus
Emily Carney lives in Connecticut. She has been published in Poetry Magazine, Rookie Mag, Hobart, 3:AM, and Electric Cereal. Her debut poetry collection, Old & Young Porn, will be released from Electric Cereal in 2016.


Ted Kooser: An American Life in Poetry, Aug. 30, 2015
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
I do better in animal time, / a creeping dawn, slow ticking toward dusk. / In the middle of the day on the Nebraska prairie, / I'm unnerved by subdued sounds, as if listening / through water, even the high-pitched drone of the / cicadas faint; the ...


The Missoulian

Shelf Life: MPL opens registration for “Introduction to Reading & Writing ...
The Missoulian
The Missoula Public Library is excited to announce that it is offering the chance for patrons to join local writer and poet Emily Walter for an intro to reading and writing poetry workshop focusing on contemporary poets and their work while writing ...


Lewiston Arts Cafe mixes music and poetry with a coffeehouse vibe
Buffalo News
8, poet Livio Farallo and musician Darryl Tonemah will perform in the historic Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center St. Admission is $2 and free for members of the arts council and literary center. The arts cafe seeks to re-create the intimate coffeehouse ...


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Reviews: 5 collections of poetry with Minnesota connections
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Joyce Sutphen opens her sixth poetry collection with a reference to the Greek myth of Leda, but this and her title are misdirections. The book immediately moves from the mythic to the personal with quiet and accessible poems about the end of a ...


NPR

For Carl Phillips, Poetry Is Experience Transformed — Not Transcribed
NPR
Taking chances can sometimes lead to great art. But award-winning poet Carl Phillips says there's a risk to, well, taking risks. "I think there has to be a place for risk and for restlessness in any kind of fully lived life, and especially I think for ...

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Inquirer.net

Maningning Miclat poetry awards, Kammerchor Manila choral concert at CCP
Inquirer.net
The CCP event will feature the announcement of the winners of the Maningning poetry contest in Filipino, English and Chinese. It will also feature Kammerchor Manila, grand prize winner of the 42nd Festival of Songs Olomouc 2014 of the Czech Republic.


RollingStone.com

Inside Bill Murray's 'Secret' Love of Poetry
RollingStone.com
In his youth, Bill Murray wrote poetry, although he's been wise enough not to share it with the world. "Everything rhymed," he's said of those juvenile efforts, a sentence halfway between a brag and a confession. In recent years, the actor has become a ...


The Express Tribune

'Koel Sheher ki Katha': Hassan Mujtaba's poetry reflects the fire inside him ...
The Express Tribune
She was speaking at the launch of Mujtaba's poetry collection, 'Koel Sheher ki Katha', at The Second Floor cafe on Friday evening. Notable names from the literary fraternity gathered to voice their opinions on the work of Mujtaba, shed light on his ...

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The Man Who Could Not Say Sorry For His Sins

Sorry would be a start.Though you cant take back your... Read More

Tale of the Brick Maker, of San Jeronimo, Peru [In English and Spanish]

Tale of the Brick Maker, Of San Jernimo, Peru... Read More

Recollections

I AM SO GRATEFUL for simpler times. Stores were closed... Read More

Colorful Talk

"I heard what you said, Red. Yet, I have to... Read More

Because of You

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

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

Im Sorry Mom! A Mothers Day Poem

Mother's Day Poetry,I'm Sorry Mom!I'm sorry for the troubles ... Read More

A Happiness Poem

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

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

Four Poems: Katrina's PathwayHarvest of Apoplectic Horses ((Dedicated to: Katrina))... Read More

Ive Learned

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

I Shall Wait...

I Shall Wait..On all the new mornings, and every singking... Read More

Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King's first full-length collection, Antidotes for an Alibi, insists... Read More

Two Poems and a Short Story

1)dying in the bar [sluggishly]yet, I would crawl too upto... Read More

Preserving Dignity

No one should have to beg or crawl before humanity.... Read More

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

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

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (a poem in Spanish and English)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (English version)In what retreat art hid?-Where... Read More

I Hate The Wait (Weight)

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

Man Unbowed [A poem]

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

Bleed

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

Welcome to the Town of Feeling

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

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

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

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

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

Uamaks Aquatic [suspense: now in Spanish and English]

Delicately, my mind was selecting a muffled tune, out of... Read More