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:


BBC News

Clive James: 'I'd be lost without poetry'
BBC News
Writer and broadcaster Clive James, who suffers from leukaemia and emphysema, has just had a new volume of essays published, called Poetry Notebook. In an interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr, he explains why the book means so much to him and how ...

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Poetry is at its best when it is mysterious and elusive: Ranjit Hoskote
Times of India
It was an evening of flowing verses when Ranjit Hoskote the Mumbai based poet, art curator and cultural theorist came to Hyderabad as chief guest to give away the prize to the winner of a poetry competition administered by the University of Hyderabad.


Buffalo News

Poetry and Literature Calendar (Oct. 19 to Oct.25)
Buffalo News
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series presents fiction writer Phil Klay, author of the acclaimed short story collection “Redeployment” (Penguin Books, 2014), a finalist for the National Book Award. Klay is a Dartmouth graduate ...


Radio.com News

Watch a Comedian Turn Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Into a Piece of Poetry
Radio.com News
He manages to turn a verse like, “He toss my salad like his name Romaine” into sheer poetry. You'll also probably never hear the lines “Oh my god, look at her butt,” the same way again. And as for his video, Martin removes most of the butts from Minaj ...
Nicki Minaj's “Anaconda” Read Aloud As Poetry: ListenIdolator: All About The Music
No, reading Nicki Minaj's Anaconda as poetry does not improve itThe i100

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Dedication of poetry in Newton's Edmands Park
Wicked Local Newton
Poetry in Edmands Park, an installation of contemporary nature poems by living poets, inscribed on stones will be officially dedicated Sunday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend. Edmands Park is located in Newtonville, off of Blake ...


Macon often a muse to poets across the city
Macon Telegraph (blog)
Macon had such a statesman in part because he was not alone in creating poetry here. Jones was a friend and mentor to several Macon poets, and the city boasts at least five other living poets with books to their names, including Judson Mitcham, Georgia ...


BU Today

Award-Winning Poet New Creative Writing Program Director
BU Today
The English major found himself, “almost by accident,” enrolled in poet John Hollander's verse writing course. “I think he penciled my name in as an extra at the last minute,” he recalls. “John not only encouraged me in writing poems and told me that I ...


Pedestrian TV

More of Barry Spurr's 'racist' emails emerge
Daily Mail
More racist and misogynistic emails that were allegedly sent and received by Sydney University poetry and poetics professor Barry Spurr have emerged since he was suspended from work on Friday. The new emails have been leaked by online news website ...
Barry Spurr and me: did he look at me and see human garbage, too?The Guardian
Professor suspended from top post over racist emailsIrish Independent
Email trail could expose academics who read Professor Barry Spurr's bileSydney Morning Herald
Pedestrian TV -Independent Australia -NEWS.com.au
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Monroe News Star

ULM professors Heflin, Ryan produce Australian poetry anthology
Monroe News Star
The book is published by Desperation Press and turnrow Books and edited by John Kinsella, author of more than 30 books of poetry and editor of several anthologies. The first anthology in the series, "Eleven Contemporary Chinese Writers," appeared in ...


Poetry unites Q-C
Quad City Times
I want to make readers aware of a first-ever event taking place Thursday, Oct. 23, at The Outing Club in Davenport. Mary Swander and Kevin Stein, poets laureate of Iowa and Illinois respectively, will appear together for a reading and discussion. The ...

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The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

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

Choices

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

Welcome to the Town of Feeling

Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad, Moved in down the streetCautious... Read More

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog

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

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

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

Tale of the: Old Hunter and the Golden Hare [In SPANISH and English now]

There once lived an old man and his goodwife On... Read More

The Cat

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

Lifes Too Short

Time goes by to quickly to hold your feelings inside... Read More

Tsunami Day

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

Here And There

My eyes opened. I am still alive; Living on... Read More

My Grannio

I never thought I would have to say GOODBYE to... Read More

Two Poems Written During Recovery

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

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

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

Antidotes for an Alibi

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

Two Poems and an Analysis [?Witness,? & ?An Old Love?]

Two Poems and an Analysis ['Witness,' & 'An Old Love']WitnessMy... Read More

Its What She Didnt Say

When I hear your voice inside my head it makes... Read More

Asha of Darfur [A poem with a commentary by the author]

Asha of DarfurCry, cry-oh little Darfur woman For your sister... Read More

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

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

Tale of the Brick Maker, of San Jeronimo, Peru [In English and Spanish]

Tale of the Brick Maker, Of San Jernimo, Peru... Read More

My hero, my best friend, my Grannio (a.k.a my Grandmother)

She raised me like I was her own daughter from... Read More

Rocks

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

The Man Who Could Not Say Sorry For His Sins

Sorry would be a start.Though you cant take back your... Read More

Mechanical Poetry; Part Two

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