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:


Noise

Poets say Lansing club all about building relationships
Noise
This was a meeting of the Lansing Poetry Club. Stephens of Eaton Rapids was reading his poem “Meeting, The Challenge,” during the event's open mic. “It's an odd situation being a poet,” he said. “If you don't share it, nobody ever hears it, so you have ...


City buses to showcase Madisonians' poetry
Madison.com
The call for poetry sponsored by Metro Transit, the Madison Arts Commission and Sarah Busse and Wendy Vardaman, Madison's poets laureate. Busse and Vardaman picked the poems that will appear on the buses, Rusch said, but all the poems that were ...


TakePart

The World's Largest African Poetry Archive Is Coming to an Internet Near You
TakePart
The first-ever African poetry archive is rewriting history and doing something that's never been done before: collecting all of the continent's vast and diverse writings into one corner of the Internet. The Badilisha Poetry X-Change, a website launched ...


New York Times

Review: From Israel, 'The Kindergarten Teacher,' a Drama About Poetry and ...
New York Times
As a hobby — or perhaps as a vehicle for unexpressed ambitions and frustrated desires — she attends a poetry workshop with other amateur versifiers. Then one day she witnesses a startling act of creation. One of her pupils, a cherubic, sleepy-eyed ...
Review: 'Policeman' Director Nadav Lapid's 'The Kindergarten Teacher'Indie Wire (blog)
The Kindergarten Teacher has some very strange ideas about the creative processA.V. Club (blog)

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PRI

How the Taliban used poetry to celebrate its founder, Mullah Omar
PRI
When Kuehn edited an anthology of Taliban poetry, he found poems dedicated to Omar, including one entitled "Pride for the honor of Afghan Muslims." It calls on God to "grant him [Omar] honor forever" and describe the Taliban as a "clean generation" who ...

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Cincinnati.com

New Taft artist-in-residence: Poetry can heal
Cincinnati.com
Poetry isn't just the words on the page, the voice on stage. It's also the process, the meditative moments that evolve into the poem. “I think, at least for me, poetry has been a practice that has been a lot like meditation or prayer in a certain ...


Forbes

Lexus' Music And Poetry Television Show 'Verses & Flow' Returns Tonight
Forbes
The automaker is meeting music and poetry fans where they are, and is sponsoring content that they want: performances and interviews. The show is primarily aimed at an African American audience, and most of the performers are black as well. In addition ...
TV One's 'Lexus Verses And Flow' Enters Fifth Season Amid Limited Music ...Huffington Post

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Black poetry institute at KU brings together scholars
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Before him in the room at the Kansas Union are 25 scholars from across the country, mostly university faculty members and a few advanced graduate students who specialize in black poetry. They've applied to be accepted, and they've spent months doing ...

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Peninsula Pulse

David Clowers On Teaching Poetry
Peninsula Pulse
Most of Clowers' students have graduated from college, are comfortably retired, and possess the capital necessary for taking a Learning in Retirement Poetry class. Many of Clowers students have not written since college and submitting their work to ...


Yoga and Poetry Retreat
Peninsula Pulse
He is a certified yoga instructor, poet and the author of The New Yogi Manifesto. He believes the natural beauty of Door County makes an ideal setting for a combined poetry and yoga retreat. From such diverse natural settings as the beaches of Green ...

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Looking Out the Rear Window

The funeral rite concluded With the pastor shaking hands, Offering... Read More

Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair

All Hail.Is your hospital full of aliens, despite new cleaning... Read More

Lord Byrons She Walks in Beauty

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

Commuting Hell!

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

Banana Republic

Like a cat I slumber, blissfully unencumbered, Through eighty per... Read More

The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique

You can show your poem to your mom, your spouse,... Read More

The Power of Eating Disorders

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

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

Cesar Vallejo: Black RosesBow down your head ol' poet- To... Read More

Key Largo - Frater Albertus

Key Largo:The fans turn lazily in front of the doorThey... Read More

Mother, I Dont Mind The Pain

I am among those who know that one never recovers... Read More

Grandpas House & From Iraq with Love [Two Poems]

Grandpa's House [The ole Real House]The house needed painting Sun-blistered... Read More

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

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

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

The Poet's Corner [Three poem/ see review of poetry under... Read More

An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]

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

The Valley Of Pain

We were exiled from the Garden of Eden. Its... Read More

Two Poems and a Short Story

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

Storm Rising along the Lima Coast

Storm Rising along the Lima Coast [Summer of 2002]?wind was... Read More

Our Home

Our home was warm in the shade of the trees... Read More

Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem

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

Rocks

Take some time to stop and look at nature. Pick... Read More

Five Poems

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

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

In this modern age of technology, busy lifestyles, and obsession... Read More

Never Ever More

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

Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King Antidotes for an Alibi BlazeVox Books ISBN 0-9759227-5-0... Read More