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:


Inner Ear Poetry Jam marks anniversary with poet party (video)
Fresno Bee
Bryan Medina has collected the sign-up slips from every Inner Ear Poetry event he's hosted over the past dozen years. There are hundreds of the white slips. The Inner Ear, which combined with the Beat Down Poetry Slam three years ago, has featured ...


San Antonio Current

Poetry Open Mic Round-up: 8 spots around town to share your words
San Antonio Current
Open mic nights generally stand in contrast to slam, wherein poets approach the mic at their own peril. They offer artists a chance to grow in their craft without the horror of scorecards. The audience can then enjoy without the soundtrack of whooping ...


The Independent

Poetry round-up: This season's collections ask 'who am I and where do I belong?'
The Independent
This season's poetry collections are overwhelmingly concerned with place and identity. Three major volumes dealing with the question of Ireland dominate, threatening to overshadow English regionalism, Liz Berry's challenging topic in Black Country ...


Winfield author explores poetry, technology in new novel
Suburban Life Publications
Cedeno: It's about the main character, Rey Pescador, who is this larger-than-life poet from Chicago. He ends up becoming incredibly famous and kind of an international celebrity. Through this, he goes on a bunch of crazy adventures all across the world ...


Poetry Hickory to celebrate 7th anniversary
Hickory Daily Record
Poetry Hickory was started by Hickory poet and teacher Scott Owens at Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse in 2007 as a monthly reading series. A few months later, Main Street Rag editor and publisher Douglass became co-sponsor of the series. Not long after ...


New Carrboro poet laureate brings poetry to the people
The Daily Tar Heel (blog)
Carrboro resident Celisa Steele works at a consulting firm she founded with her husband, but her real passion lies in writing poetry. Steele serves as the Carrboro Poet Laureate for the 2013-2015 term. According to a press release from the Carrboro ...

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The Guardian

Hebridean poet wins UK's richest poetry prize with debut collection
The Guardian
Hadfield said: Campbell's light touch is a rarity In contemporary poetry. There's no complacency in reading his work, but the reader always knows they're in safe hands.” Conn described the poet as “a joyous wordsmith”, adding: “His perceptions of the ...
Scots poet wins top prize for Uist-inspired workScotsman
Niall Campbell Wins £20000 Inaugural Edwin Morgan Poetry PrizeEdinburghGuide.com

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NPR (blog)

Poet Known As The 'Lioness Of Iran' Dies At 87
NPR (blog)
NPR senior producer Davar Ardalan spoke with Simin Behbahani in June 2009 and has this remembrance: One of Iran's most vocal and outspoken poets died this morning in Tehran at the age of 87. Known as the "Lioness of Iran," Simin Behbahani ...


The Guardian (blog)

Phill Jupitus, Hannah Silva, Hollie McNish and the poetry of protest
The Guardian (blog)
A book festival session on protest poetry on Saturday took a nostalgic Phill Jupitus on a canter through a career that started in the early 1980s when he was a civil servant by day and fought Thatcher by night, “like a kind of ideological Batman ...


Vietnam's poetry collection to be published in US in October
Tuoitrenews
“Bi mat cua hoa sen” (The Secret of Hoa Sen), a collection of 52 poems written by Vietnamese poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai and co-translated by the author and American poet Bruce Weigl, will be released in the U.S. by BOA Editions, a literary publishing ...

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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

Commuting Hell!

It's dark, it's cold, its' just six thirty,thoughts of sleep... Read More

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

The light of all eternity shines with me now /... 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

Because of You

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

Why I enjoy Writing?

During interviews and general conversations with the public,one of the... Read More

Walt Whitman, Romance With a Stranger

The concept of brief encounters, even romantic encounters, with a... Read More

Poetry ?Reborn? Emerges In Thriller Mystery Novel

Since Mohamed Ali?then Cassius Clay?announced that he had written "The... Read More

Motiff

Have you ever experienced infatuation with someone you know is... Read More

The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]

Iquitos & the Amazon Part OneIt was December 2, l959,... 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

Superman

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

Writing Innovative Poetry

Writing innovative poetry, the kind of poetry that reputable literary... Read More

How to Write Bad Poetry

"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."--Oscar WildePeople write poetry... Read More

Five Poems

Poems have different cores, or so I believe, and can... Read More

Top 20 Poetry Quotations

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

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

Here is some witty poetry (not sure if that is... Read More

Two Poems: San Jeronimo Brook & [in English and Spanish]

Fair Andes! Thy arms reach highOf iron-woven solid stone Thu... 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

Three Poems and Paradise Lost [One for Hell, One for Heaven one for an Inca King]

The Torrents of HellHell's furnace- Likened to a chimney Vomits... Read More

Growing

Growing hurts sometimes; saying goodbye to friends, ... Read More

The Man Who Could Not Say Sorry For His Sins

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

Thank You To Our Soldiers And A Tribute To Old Glory And A Prayer For Peace

Thank youDedicated to soldiers and their loved onesFor those who... Read More