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:


NPR

Open A Critic's 'Poetry Notebook' And Find The Works That Shaped Him
NPR
What those famous lines don't reveal about James is his erudition, lightly worn but very much on display in his latest book of criticism, called Poetry Notebook. In his introduction, James says that, for him, poetry has been "the occupation of a lifetime.

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NPR (blog)

A Teacher's Moment: Finding 'The Essence Of Poetry'
NPR (blog)
I'm not sure what is at the root of their inability to connect, but being able to work together is the most crucial element of hosting our annual Poetry Nights. These are a big deal at Combs High School, and the seniors in this class plan and organize ...

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SFGate (blog)

“Read This Poem” project to usher in National Poetry Month
SFGate (blog)
This April, the Academy of American Poets — the founder of National Poetry Month — is partnering with 826 Valencia to highlight the work of regional poets. In return, the poets will share their talents with students. San Francisco's Dean Rader has ...


Poetry Everywhere, and They Mean Everywhere, in Miami Festival
New York Times (blog)
On April 1 the organizers of the O, Miami Poetry Festival begin their annual monthlong campaign to put a poem in front of all 2.6 million residents of Miami-Dade County. “Miamians should watch out for poems on buildings, on fences, in the mail, even in ...


The Guardian

Hollie Poetry: woman versus world – one poem at a time
The Guardian
Long before she quit her day job and adopted the stage name Hollie Poetry, Hollie McNish was scribbling poems on whatever surface she could find. She started at the age of four, and when we meet she is clutching a folder full of her teenage work. “They ...
AT THE LIBRARY: Library celebrates poetry monthRapid City Journal

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MiamiHerald.com

An ode to your ZIP code kicks off O, Miami's poetry festival
MiamiHerald.com
Fernandez wrote her poem for ZIP Odes, a collaboration between WLRN and O, Miami, the poetry festival now in its fourth year. The poem's form is simple: A Haiku-like poem built around your ZIP code. The number of words per line and the number of lines ...

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Rutgers-Camden NewsNow

Rutgers–Camden to Host Second Annual Louder Than a Bomb–Camden Poetry ...
Rutgers-Camden NewsNow
Rutgers University–Camden will once again set the stage for a playoff-type atmosphere as more than 100 students from Burlington, Camden, and Hudson counties square off in the Louder Than a Bomb–Camden poetry slam from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday ...

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Patch.com

Teen Poetry Slam coming on April 9
Coshocton Tribune
COSHOCTON – Students in grades seven-12 can celebrate National Poetry Month with a Poetry Slam from 4 to 5 p.m. April 9, at the Coshocton Public Library. Teens may enter the slam in one of the following categories, or both: Original work is for ...
Poet Richard Morgan to discuss poetry and self publishing at Westfield LibraryNJ.com
Westfield Memorial Library Hosting Workshop for National Poetry MonthPatch.com
Poetry Readings at the LBI Library in AprilThe SandPaper

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Cincinnati.com

UC Blue Ash poetry, songwriting winners selected
Cincinnati.com
UC Blue Ash College has announced the winners of the 2015 Poetry and Songwriting Contest, which included categories for area high school students. The winners were recognized at the UC Blue Ash Poetry Café, a special event on the college campus.


Rocky Mountain Collegian

CSU's Dead Poets Society: Getting students excited about poetry
Rocky Mountain Collegian
Colorado State University has a Dead Poets Society. They do not stand on desks and they have not attempted to contact the ghost of Robin Williams, but they do sneak off to the cave off campus known as the Wild Boar Café to read poetry. Kelsey Easton, a ...

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Ive Learned

You cannot make someone love you. All you can do... Read More

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

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

In Poetry: Meaning of Words [And ...Rocket-belt]

In Poetry: Meaning of WordsWhen I write poetry, I check... Read More

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

I will never think twice nor will I roll the... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

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

Little Girl from Huancayo [a poem/in English and Spanish]

Little girl from HuancayoDo you really, really know? Just how... Read More

The Game of Life

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

Because of You

You are to me my lifeline my security. That scares... Read More

Two Poems: Black Poncho, and Spirits of de Copan [in English and Spanish]

English Version12) Black Poncho(of Saint Cosme Hill, by Lima, Peru)Lost... Read More

Poetry ?Reborn? Emerges In Thriller Mystery Novel

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

Two Poems, with Figurative Language

Says Mr. Dennis Siluk, when asked to review his poetry... Read More

Tsunami Day

A Poem - By Lorraine KemberIt was a day like... Read More

Africa

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

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

Ode to QuetzalcatlQuetzalcatl the GreatNo one knew his true name,... Read More

Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)

Note: written 4-15-05, while driving through the Andes of Peru,... Read More

The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Peru; in English and Spanish)In what... Read More

The Cat

Truth is stranger than fiction according to many people who... Read More

Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi

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

Two Poems: Boyhood, and Old Age [with a note on style]

BoyhoodOh me! Thy glorious days have flown! I mealy noticed,... Read More

Africa - Wheres The Profit?

A poetic comment that just welled up inside my head... Read More

Ode, to the Mighty Midget Omac [In English and Spanish]

Part One Midget HistoryI am thirty-six inches tall, that is... Read More

The Goat and the Rope [a Poem: in Spanish and English]

The Goat and the Ropewhere there were devils I saw... Read More

Choices

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