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:


Wausau Daily Herald

Poet laureate to speak on poetry's links visual art
Wausau Daily Herald
The award-winning poet, essayist and fiction writer will lead a reading and reception titled “Photography & Poetry” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 5. Garland also will present “Be Transported,” a poetry workshop, held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec 6. The ...


A Poetry Reading And Tribute To The Late, Unforgettable Bill Knott
WBUR
But he also won the Iowa Poetry Prize and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and published many books and chapbooks, mostly under his real name. He was a poet of contradictions and a dark sense of humor. Robert Pinsky called his poems “thorny.
10 Great Titles for the Poet's Wish ListHuffington Post

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MyCentralJersey.com

Voorhees High School senior to sign poetry collection
MyCentralJersey.com
“It's hard to explain what inspires me to write poetry,” Goldsmith said. “Sometimes I think of a good idea for a poem, and other times I've just seen a movie that was really mind-blowing. I gain a lot of inspiration from emotional funks I get into ...


WBUR

At Harvard, Technology Resurrects Long-Silent Voices Of Poets
WBUR
Harvard's Woodberry Poetry Room is home to thousands of archived recordings from some of the most important English language-poets of the age — T.S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost. (Curt Nickisch/WBUR). CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Imagine being around ...

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Daily Mail

Lebanese 'giant of poetry' Said Aql dead at 102
Daily Mail
Lebanese poet Said Aql, whose work was loved by Arab readers but who hated Arabism so much that he invented a latinised version of the Lebanese dialect, died Friday aged 102. Aql championed Lebanese nationalism, while often espousing contradictory ...
Prominent Lebanese poet Akl dies at over 100 years oldReuters UK
Lebanon mourns loss of yet another giant, poet Said AklThe Daily Star
Lebanon, giant of poetry, Aql, deadGulf Times

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On Poetry: Stevie Howell's [Sharps] gives evidence that “anything can happen”
National Post
1179 To the Southern Ontario kid raised on Fox 29's down-market commercials, who knows the shibboleth of a Fucillo “huge” and can sing the Cellino & Barnes jingle by heart, there's a particular kind of innocence that's lost when you first visit Buffalo.


Calgary Sun

Bloody Poetry in Reeve Theatre ' a treat for the senses, not some dry history ...
Calgary Sun
"Shelley, Mary Shelley and her sister Claire Clairmont and Polidori all came under the sway of Byron and were lumped in with him in the public eye," says Brian Smith, who is directing Bloody Poetry in the Reeve Theatre until Dec. 6. Smith points out ...


How Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed Since Shelley?
New York Times
Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. Shelley once called poets the “unacknowledged legislators of the world.” This week, Adam Kirsch and Leslie Jamison discuss how the social role of poetry has changed since ...


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Cabin Country: The poetry of cabin life
Minneapolis Star Tribune
One summer day when I was shopping at a center in St Paul, someone was reading poetry on a loud speaker, and as I was eating my apple pie, I heard the words: “I must arise and go now, and go to Innisfree.” The poem continues: “I shall have some peace ...


Poetry gathering hosts competition on YouTube
Elko Daily Free Press
ELKO — The Western Folklife Center has announced the launch of the second annual spoken word poetry competition on YouTube for poets ages 18-35, as part of the 31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. “Expressing the Rural West: Poetry of the Next ...

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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

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal MeOcean heal my wounds Let your waves curl... Read More

Poetry and Popular Culture

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

Superman

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

Poetry in a Nutshell

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

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

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

How to Write Bad Poetry

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

Passion and Poetry, and Life

Ironically, the passion that can neutralize the repulsion for difficulties... Read More

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

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

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

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

Ive Learned

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

Africa - Wheres The Profit?

A poetic comment that just welled up inside my head... Read More

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

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

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)

English VersionAnd the Death God said: "Let it rise to... Read More

Welcome to the Town of Feeling

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

Kens Poem

How wonderfully sweet to be a dweller dwelling... 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

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

I will never think twice nor will I roll the... Read More

Stones

As I picked up some of the polished gemstones in... Read More

I Shall Wait...

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

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

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

A Dose of Laughter

I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so,... 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

Three Poems: The Monkey Man of Lima, Plus Two More

What Hides behind the Minute?What hides behind the minute? It... Read More