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:


Variety

'Antonia's' Ferdinando Cito Filomarino on Pozzi's Poetry, 1930s Milan, Working ...
Variety
Variety speaks to young Italian director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino about his first feature, “Antonia.” The film, which world premiered in competition at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week, is about Italian poet Antonia Pozzi, considered great ...

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Hartford Courant

Art And Poetry Installation In West Hartford Parks Opens Saturday
Hartford Courant
"Poetry, art, nature and community involvement are among the strands woven together in the Poetry in the Parks initiative," Connors said. "We hope that people will be surprised and delighted by the confluence of art, poetry and nature in some of our ...


Gainesville High School students head to poetry festival
WCJB
Canes da Mic, a poetry group that was started by a second year teacher at Gainesville High School, will be participating in an international poetry contest called 'Brave New Voices' that has aired on HBO with the help of many celebrities, including ...


Hillary Campaign Poetry Slam Celebrates Malcolm X, Racial Violence ...
Daily Caller
The Hillary Clinton campaign held a “Poetry Slam for Civic Action” this weekend that featured a transsexual singer wondering what Fourth of July means to transgender people and poetry celebrating Malcolm X and racial violence. The Clinton campaign's ...

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Londonist

Explore A World Of Poetry At The Southbank Centre
Londonist
Since it was started by Ted Hughes back in 1967, the Poetry International festival has featured poetry from all over the world, and this year is no exception. Head to the Southbank, and you'll be greeted by poets from Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Palestine ...

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NJ.com

WORD, Jersey City to hold Cross Poetry Reading Series July 12
NJ.com
A small group of poets from New Jersey and New York will be at WORD in Jersey City on Sunday, July 12, for the fourth edition of the Cross Poetry Reading Series. Claudia Cortese, Alice B. Fogel, Chris Slaughter and Jason Takayuki Ueda will perform ...


The Guardian

Four weeks left to enter the Foyle young poets of the year award 2015
The Guardian
Now in its 18th year, the prize is increasingly coming to represent an early career landmark for many rising poetry stars of both page and stage. Past winners include Faber New Poet Annie Katchinska and Amy Blakemore, winner of the 2014 Melita Hume ...


Northwestern President Emeritus to Lead Poetry Foundation
Northwestern University NewsCenter
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Henry S. Bienen, president emeritus of Northwestern University, has been named interim president of the Poetry Foundation, an independent literary organization that is committed to giving the best of poetry a vigorous presence in our ...


27east.com

A Nation's Poet: Billy Collins
27east.com
Unlike most, who no longer fall victim to scrupulous grading after graduation, Mr. Collins regularly submits his work to his close friend, trusted advisor and fellow poet George Green. The men will pass about 60 poems between them every two years—it's ...


Crain's Chicago Business (blog)

Henry Bienen might have been a poet.
Crain's Chicago Business (blog)
Or so the former Northwestern University president said in announcing his appointment as interim president of the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation. “I am a lifelong reader and greatly appreciate the literary arts. I started out in undergraduate school ...

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Tsunami Day

A Poem - By Lorraine KemberIt was a day like... 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

Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]

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

Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]

Let's follow the poet to his Hell and heaven! Count... Read More

Feelings, O How Glorious!

Sometimes we feel hard-pressed, Our backs against the wall;... Read More

A World That Doesnt Care

War bombs may explode demolishing man and land. Hurricanes may... Read More

Rules for Writing Poetry

You've been writing poetry since that first assignment in your... Read More

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

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

Lucky...

You make me smile like I've seldom done before You... Read More

The Ballad of: Brawling Mad-dog Sergeant Rook [Now in: SPANISH and English]

English VersionA bunch of us guys in the hutIn ?Nam... Read More

Choices

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

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

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

A Ship to Remember

Hammers. Timbers. Iron. Steel.They're laying down a mighty keel.As ant-like... Read More

In The Midst Of All

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

Ballade of an Inca King

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

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

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

House of the Goblin [Part Two of Three/with notes]

House of the Goblin [Part Two of Three]Here is where,... Read More

Two Poems: Boyhood, and Old Age [with a note on style]

BoyhoodOh me! Thy glorious days have flown! I mealy noticed,... Read More

RISK

Do not be afraid to shine. This world needs what... Read More

A Death in Cajamarca, Peru (Atahualpa, in Cajamarca ((in English and Spanish))

The Epic Poem:A Death in Cajamarca, Peru [Atahualpa, in Cajamarca]Advance:... Read More

Tale of the: Old Hunter and the Golden Hare [In SPANISH and English now]

There once lived an old man and his goodwife On... Read More

Africa

AFRICA (to africans in diaspora)africa here i come, africa africa... Read More

Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem

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

The King and Delka & Moiromma: the Cold Planet [Parts 25 and 26]

#25The King and Delka [Split Mawkishness-on Moiromma /Part V]Sickly SentimentalityI... Read More

Shadows of the Andes; Ollantayambo; and Cesar Vallejo [Poems in English and Spanish]

1) Shadows of the Andes [or: Song to the Andes]I... Read More