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:


Variety

'Antonia's' Ferdinando Cito Filomarino on Pozzi's Poetry, 1930s Milan, Working ...
Variety
Variety speaks to young Italian director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino about his first feature, “Antonia.” The film, which world premiered in competition at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week, is about Italian poet Antonia Pozzi, considered great ...

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Hartford Courant

Art And Poetry Installation In West Hartford Parks Opens Saturday
Hartford Courant
"Poetry, art, nature and community involvement are among the strands woven together in the Poetry in the Parks initiative," Connors said. "We hope that people will be surprised and delighted by the confluence of art, poetry and nature in some of our ...


Gainesville High School students head to poetry festival
WCJB
Canes da Mic, a poetry group that was started by a second year teacher at Gainesville High School, will be participating in an international poetry contest called 'Brave New Voices' that has aired on HBO with the help of many celebrities, including ...


Hillary Campaign Poetry Slam Celebrates Malcolm X, Racial Violence ...
Daily Caller
The Hillary Clinton campaign held a “Poetry Slam for Civic Action” this weekend that featured a transsexual singer wondering what Fourth of July means to transgender people and poetry celebrating Malcolm X and racial violence. The Clinton campaign's ...

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Londonist

Explore A World Of Poetry At The Southbank Centre
Londonist
Since it was started by Ted Hughes back in 1967, the Poetry International festival has featured poetry from all over the world, and this year is no exception. Head to the Southbank, and you'll be greeted by poets from Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Palestine ...

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NJ.com

WORD, Jersey City to hold Cross Poetry Reading Series July 12
NJ.com
A small group of poets from New Jersey and New York will be at WORD in Jersey City on Sunday, July 12, for the fourth edition of the Cross Poetry Reading Series. Claudia Cortese, Alice B. Fogel, Chris Slaughter and Jason Takayuki Ueda will perform ...


The Guardian

Four weeks left to enter the Foyle young poets of the year award 2015
The Guardian
Now in its 18th year, the prize is increasingly coming to represent an early career landmark for many rising poetry stars of both page and stage. Past winners include Faber New Poet Annie Katchinska and Amy Blakemore, winner of the 2014 Melita Hume ...


Northwestern President Emeritus to Lead Poetry Foundation
Northwestern University NewsCenter
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Henry S. Bienen, president emeritus of Northwestern University, has been named interim president of the Poetry Foundation, an independent literary organization that is committed to giving the best of poetry a vigorous presence in our ...


27east.com

A Nation's Poet: Billy Collins
27east.com
Unlike most, who no longer fall victim to scrupulous grading after graduation, Mr. Collins regularly submits his work to his close friend, trusted advisor and fellow poet George Green. The men will pass about 60 poems between them every two years—it's ...


Crain's Chicago Business (blog)

Henry Bienen might have been a poet.
Crain's Chicago Business (blog)
Or so the former Northwestern University president said in announcing his appointment as interim president of the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation. “I am a lifelong reader and greatly appreciate the literary arts. I started out in undergraduate school ...

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Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

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

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

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

To My Friend, With Love

All is still; all quiet; The world seems to... Read More

A Dose of Laughter

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

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

Most of my poems are written late at night, often,... Read More

The Ballad of: Brawling Mad-dog Sergeant Rook [Now in: SPANISH and English]

English VersionA bunch of us guys in the hutIn ?Nam... Read More

Mechanical Poetry; Part Two

What do you do when you want to write poetry?... Read More

Eight Poems

Out of the eight poems provided here [all previously unpublished],... Read More

Write Your Way to Fame

Have you ever thought about how nice it would be... Read More

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]

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

Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]

Let's follow the poet to his Hell and heaven! Count... Read More

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

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

The Lull of Twilight [Over Mantaro Valley] In English and Spanish

Twilight, was now beginning. As forthe sun, it was down-down... Read More

Three Poems and Paradise Lost [One for Hell, One for Heaven one for an Inca King]

The Torrents of HellHell's furnace- Likened to a chimney Vomits... Read More

Commuting Hell!

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

Africa

AFRICA (to africans in diaspora)africa here i come, africa africa... Read More

Poetry ?Reborn? Emerges In Thriller Mystery Novel

Since Mohamed Ali?then Cassius Clay?announced that he had written "The... Read More

Find the Magic

FIND the MAGICFind the Magic As you release old bondage... Read More

Infected Ideologies [a Poetic Portrait]

the disease of extremism is infectious-; whoever cannot think of... Read More

Why I enjoy Writing?

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

Storm Rising along the Lima Coast

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

My Final Defeat - Fixed Competition

She probably can't remember and I know I can never... Read More

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [Summer of 2005]Daybreak by Lake Superior... Read More

The Valley Of Pain

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