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:


Is Poetry Dead? Not if 45 Official Laureates Are Any Indication
New York Times
And for America's state poets laureate, the news cycle has been churning since earlier this month, when Valerie Macon, North Carolina's newly appointed laureate, resigned abruptly after an outcry from several of her predecessors. To the former ...

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The Guardian

Hedd Wyn: poetry that echoes from the first world war
The Guardian
These are the bardic chairs of six Eisteddfodau, won by Williams's uncle, the great Welsh poet Hedd Wyn – Bala, Pwllheli, Pontardawe, and Lanuwchllyn twice, as well as the national prize, an achievement rendered all the more remarkable by the humble ...


ICYMI: A Night of News Poetry
The Colorado Independent
It was a night of thoughtful discussion, compelling poetry and plenty of the requisite wine and cheese. Moderated by TCI's very own Tessa Cheek, the panel explored how the medium of poetry has the ability to communicate truth that straight-ahead (read: ...


Need Inspiration? Rejoice, O Mobile Poet!
New York Times
Fear not, fans of poetry: The app world has not left you behind. Some will even help you write your own poetry. Poetry from the Poetry Foundation, free for iOS and Android, is my favorite way to read poems digitally. It includes thousands of poems ...


The New Yorker

Poetry Podcast: Jennifer Michael Hecht Reads Lucie Brock-Broido
The New Yorker
This month on the Poetry Podcast, Jennifer Michael Hecht reads “Noctuary,” by Lucie Brock-Broido. As its title indicates, the poem is a kind of journal of the speaker's nighttime musings: 3 December,. Unspeakable anxiety about locked-in syndrome, about ...


The New Yorker

The Mysterious Case of the Park Poet
The New Yorker
I was enchanted to find a park sign filled with poetry rather than the usual mishmash of information, rules, and thinly veiled threats. And such doting poetry: the park, the sign implied, had not been entirely beautiful without me. (I never mind a ...


Vitamin P for Poetry series returns to Springfield libraries
MassLive.com
File photo | 3.19.06| Maria Luisa Arroyo, of Springfield reading her poem at the awards ceremony for the Springfield City Library 2006 Poetry Contest at the Central Library in Springfield in 2006. Arroyo's poem Ganas De Bailar took first prize in the ...


London Book And Poetry Events: 31 July-6 August 2014
Londonist
EDINBURGH PREVIEW: Poet Molly Naylor previews her Edinburgh show at Battersea Arts Centre. If Destroyed Still True is a part biographical, part fictional look at friendship, growing up and our relationship with our teenage selves. £12/£9, prebook, 9pm ...


Free 'Poetry of Songwriting' event features Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Frye ...
The Birmingham News - al.com
Titled "Watermelon Wine and the Poetry of Southern Music," the free gathering starts at 6:30 p.m. at the West Regional Branch of the Mobile Public Library. It will feature a mix of readings from Frye Gaillard and Rheta Grimsley Johnson and songwriters ...


Quill & Quire (blog)

First listen: Christine Fellows' northern-inspired poetry and music project
Quill & Quire (blog)
In 2011, Winnipeg musician Christine Fellows travelled through the Yukon as Dawson City Music Festival's songwriter-in-residence. The experience inspired Burning Daylight, a full-length album and poetry collection, both to be published by ARP Books in ...

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Ocean Heal Me

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

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]An eleven part... Read More

The Game of Life

When your life becomes unbearable And the light of... Read More

THe Monster Mash, A Graveyard SMASH (short story I wrote when I was 11)

The Monster Mash The Graveyard SmashHave you heard of the... Read More

Farewell to Lester Graybill

I never met a man, who could shake my hand,... Read More

A Different Place...

I wish we had met 20 years ago... A different... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them... Read More

Stones

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

The Power of Eating Disorders

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

Walt Whitman, Romance With a Stranger

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

Barriers

There are many times I set up barriers and walls,... Read More

Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose

Robert Burns, a poor man, an educated man, and a... Read More

Recollections

I AM SO GRATEFUL for simpler times. Stores were closed... Read More

A Case of The Fears

Chicken Soup is good for a coldSleep is good for... Read More

Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry

Writing poetry is an art, a way of expression, finding... Read More

Five Poems from Home [And a view on the planet vs. the poet]

Five Poems from Home1) Remembering: Dorothy Parker [Dedicated to the... Read More

Choices

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

Three Poems [Lima; Judges and Evils Creation]

1.Evil's CreationThou knowith evil clings To tender peace-; Nor does... Read More

The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

The Exit Poems [And Socrates]Iron and FireIron can be... Read More

Why I enjoy Writing?

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

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

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

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

Have you ever sat there staring at the paper, ready... Read More

Two Poems Written During Recovery

Since my wife and I are moving, or preparing to... Read More

An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]

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