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 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


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


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 Guardian

James Dawson: how I stopped hating poetry and became a poet
The Guardian
Whenever Miss Walker, a somewhat embattled English teacher from West Yorkshire, used to announce her lesson would focus on poetry, a groan ran around the class. Poems were boring. Without exception, a photocopied sheet would be plonked in front of ...

The Guardian (blog)

National Poetry Day: The rise and rise of performance poetry
The Independent
Installation poetry also makes Montgomery a canny choice for National Poetry Day. He produces written words that also perform, and in the world of poetry, that bridges a serious division between poets who write words for the page and those who aim for ...
National Poetry Day 2015: dedicate a poem to someone you loveThe Guardian (blog)
Oregon Poets: Henry Huges packs poems with sound, storyStatesman Journal

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Fond du Lac Reporter

Award-winning poet visits Marian University
Fond du Lac Reporter
Jean Valentine, a former New York state poet laureate and recipient of the National Book Award for Poetry, will read from her works at 7 p.m. Thursday in Thelma Sadoff Center of the Arts in the Great Hall. The event is free and open to the public ...

The Guardian

Welcome to our poetry-themed week - an overview
The Guardian
We've got all sorts in store - watch poets reading poems, listen to a performance poet podcast and get tips on how to perform poetry yourself. More into writing it? We've got tips for that too. How about discussing it? Yep, we've got that covered with ...
Former US Poet Laureate Charles Wright Gives ReadingThe Emory Wheel

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Port Townsend Leader

Poetry 'blooms' at Northwind Oct. 8
Port Townsend Leader
"It just seemed like a great big, quenching gulp of poetry from these two masters," Hunt said, "... our grandmother and grandfather of American poetry," whose work has inspired generations of poets around the world. "Poetry saved my life," Hunt said ...

The Cornell Review

Cornell SJP Poetry Reading: Israel a 'Racist, Exclusivist, Supremacist State'
The Cornell Review
Last Friday, Cornell's Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter sponsored a poetry performance by Palestinian-American poet, Remi Kanazi. The performance was Kanazi's third stop on his university tour in promotion of his recently published book ...
Spoken Word Activist Remi Kanazi Visits CornellCornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

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Editorial: Of politics and poetry
Concord Monitor
Tonight at 7, Charles Simic, 77, will be at the Concord City Auditorium to accept the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. It is another well-deserved honor for the mantelpiece of his rich life and will take its place among the Pulitzer ...

San Francisco Examiner

Oct. 5-6: Dear Armen, 50/50 Poetry Nights, Nick Diamonds, Ruth Reichl, Kevin ...
San Francisco Examiner
50/50 Poetry Nights: Intersection for the Arts hosts the first in a series of poetry sessions; this Small Press Traffic reading features Cheena Marie Lo, Justin Waltin and legacy poet Juliana Spahr. [7:30 p.m. Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St., S.F.].

The Guardian

What's the best poetry for children?
The Guardian
I always read loads of poetry books when I was little, picture books like The Gruffalo, and I loved them. I love writing my own poetry now, but where can I find books for my in- between age of 10? I'm too old for little kids' poetry and not quite old ...

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Vidette Online

Activist Andrea Gibson leads 'Queertober' poetry event
Vidette Online
What they may lack in stature, they surely make up for in their poetry. On Monday, poet and activist Andrea Gibson touched students' hearts and minds with their thought provoking pieces on love, war, racial inequality, body acceptance, mental illness ...

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An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]

Old skin, once held tight Against her skeleton- Rose no... Read More

Kafka Re-Trial

Kafka lands resurrected in Crewe deposited by a silvery alien... Read More

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

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

Mechanical Poetry - Part Three

Have you ever read the lyrics of a Simon and... Read More

The Crusader: A Search for the Virtue Inside (an excerpt of an Epic Poem)

On through the darkness she searches the bones Seeking the... Read More

Burning Autumn Leaves [a poem in Spanish and English]

Burning Autumn Leaves [1950s in St. Paul, Minnesota]My long steel... Read More

Chan Chan and The Gorriones (Two Poems in English and Spanish)

The following two poems, one in English, the other in... Read More

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

English VersionThe Merchant of Copan [480 AD]Advance: The ballgame at... Read More

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

Tale of the Brick Maker, Of San Jerónimo, Peru... 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

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

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

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

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

The Power of Eating Disorders

I want to get closeI am afraid.Afraid of what... Read More

Writing Innovative Poetry

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

Two Poems and an Analysis [?Witness,? & ?An Old Love?]

Two Poems and an Analysis ['Witness,' & 'An Old Love']WitnessMy... Read More

Cruel World

Azra, Azra, Wake up Azra. Wake up Azra, It is... Read More

Its What She Didnt Say

When I hear your voice inside my head it makes... Read More


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

Never Ever More

Once upon a midnight dreary, coffee cold and vision... Read More

Lord Byrons She Walks in Beauty

Lord Byron's opening couplet to "She Walks In Beauty" is... Read More

Antidotes for an Alibi

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

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

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

Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]

Advance: in Mr. Siluk's poetry one finds symbolist values, sensuous... Read More

Ode to: The Ice Maiden of Ampatos Summit [now in: English and Spanish]

Dedícate to Antonio Castillo. L. Of. Los Andes UniversitarioOde to:The... Read More


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