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:


The Guardian

Imtiaz Dharker awarded Queen's gold medal for poetry
The Guardian
She added: “Hers is a unique perspective and an essential voice in the diversity of English-language poetry. It is a moral force – a force for good and a force for change – that refuses to see the world as anything less personal than an extended ...

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Valdosta Daily Times

Literary Guild rejoices in poetry
Valdosta Daily Times
Collins, professor of poetry at Harvard, suggests that quiet reflection in solitude can also enrich one's appreciation of everyday events. In a poem titled “Introduction to Poetry, he bemoans the fact that students do not enjoy the total effect that ...


Running on poetry: advertising our importance
The Hindu
In Polish poet Wisława Szymborska's poem, Advertisement, the poet talks about the merits of prescription medicine. She seems to sell it to us when she says, “I know how to handle misfortune/how to take bad news/I can minimize injustice/lighten up God's ...

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Poetry Podcast: Stephen Burt Reads Liz Waldner
The New Yorker
In this week's episode of the poetry podcast, which concludes the first year of the series, Stephen Burt reads “Sad Verso of the Sunny ____,” by Liz Waldner, which was published in The New Yorker in 2009. The poem—in which the speaker recalls a ritual ...

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Author pairs poets with their beverage of choice
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Local poet and author Elliot O. Lipchik loves wine and poetry in equal measure. And in his new book — published in this final stanza of 2014 — he puts the two together. From Edgar Allan Poe, who drank too much, to Marianne Moore, who drank not at all ...


The Journal

Poet Imtiaz Dharker published in North East to be honoured by Queen
The Journal
Imtiaz Dharker, whose work is known to thousands of GCSE students, will become the fourth Bloodaxe-published poet to receive the medal, which is awarded for excellence in poetry and was instituted in 1933. She follows John Agard in 2012, Fleur Adcock ...
Veteran poetess Imtiaz Dharker awarded with the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry ...Jagran Josh

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Bloomberg

Welcome to the Putin Show: Love, Poetry, Bears
Bloomberg
Between sparring with a Ukrainian journalist and sending stern messages to his opponents, Putin recited poetry and even talked about his personal life. “All good, don't worry,” he told a reporter from the Voronezh region on the Ukrainian border, who ...
Bears, love, poetry: welcome to the Vladimir Putin showChicago Tribune

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A Poetry Contest About Race
New York Times (blog)
I did this years ago, with a poetry contest about the Iraq war, and I found many of the poems very moving. Race likewise seems one of those topics that calls for the kind of soul-searching that poetry is well suited for. I'd also invite school or ...


Scotsman

Tasty treats awaiting Scots poetry-lovers
Scotsman
Launching the full programme for StAnza, Scotland's international poetry festival, is one of the most exciting times of the StAnza year for me, coming a very close second, of course, to the opening night itself. As the “publicity person” it is with ...


Teton Valley News

On why poetry matters
Teton Valley News
Teton High School students once again competed in the local Poetry Out Loud (POL) contest, a national program started by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Poetry Foundation to encourage “the nation's youth to learn about great poetry ...

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Poetry in Turbulence

To many non-specialists of literature, poetry is deeply unsatisfying. There... Read More

The Power of Eating Disorders

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

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog

Emlyn Williams Theatre, Mold, North Wales: 20th February 2003Clwyd Theatr... Read More

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

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

Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]

In the quiet of the arctic night- In its deep... Read More

Two Poems on the Traditions of Peru [in English and Spanish]

Atahualpa's Game [Peruvian]Sometimes, it's not wise To share your wisdom... Read More

Mechanical Poetry - Part Three

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

Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair

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

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

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

Stones

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

Our Home

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

Antidotes for an Alibi

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

Three Love Poems [all wicked]

Advance: Mr. Dennis Siluk's poetry can have its fire-hearted twists:... Read More

Feelings, O How Glorious!

Sometimes we feel hard-pressed, Our backs against the wall;... 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

Breathing-in, Minnesota [a poem: now in Spanish and English]

In early fall, in Minnesota, the rain falls, falls, In... Read More

Song of the Great Zimbabwe, and Silver and Inca Blood [Poems and notes]

"Song of the Great Zimbabwe"Across the African, winter's skyIn the... 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

Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]

Contract of DeathI heard today, the preacher say: "Daniel has... Read More

Preserving Dignity

No one should have to beg or crawl before humanity.... Read More

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

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

Give Me a Lily Pad & The Continuum [two Poems]

What can I do to keep this world in its... Read More

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

Part OneI tell you a legend of long ago Of... Read More

Kens Poem

How wonderfully sweet to be a dweller dwelling... Read More