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 Economist (blog)

Remembering life in Romania under communist rule
The Economist (blog)
ON A RECENT Thursday night, a handful of Romanian poets gathered inside a Soviet-era themed bar in New York's East Village to commemorate the Romanian revolution. The irony was not lost on the writers, many of whom shared painful memories of life ...


The Independent

Jeremy Corbyn writes poetry on the train to work, he reveals
The Independent
“I do write quite a bit of poetry myself,” he said, adding that he had found time to write some verse whilst travelling on the train during the leadership campaign. Mr Corbyn also revealed that he was fond of creating “totally random paintings that are ...
Jeremy Corbyn: The secret poet and abstract artistTelegraph.co.uk
Corbyn promises to release the painter or poet in everyoneThe Times (subscription)

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Los Angeles Times

Teach This Poem seeks to make poetry accessible to students
Los Angeles Times
One of my favorite digital features is the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, in which a new poem is delivered, daily, via Web or email. I don't look at it all the time, but fairly often, and I am glad to know it's there. Here's a taste of today's ...
Poem-A-Day - 'Tell Me Something Good' by Ocean VuongSt. George Daily Spectrum (blog)

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New Hope Arts hosts Flash Poetry Festival on Sept. 12
NJ.com
The Flash Poetry Festival, hosted at the New Hope Arts Center, will feature area poets competing for the coveted Flash Poetry Prize - $100 for the best 100 words. All poets and all listeners are welcome – the first 21 poets that sign in will be ...


WGME

Cuban-American poet hopes to further his mission of expanding poetry's reach
WGME
PORTLAND (WGME) -- Renowned poet Richard Blanco of Bethel has a new position that he hopes will further his mission of expanding poetry's reach. Blanco, who first reached notoriety when he was selected as President Obama's inaugural poet, is back ...
Blanco shares poetry in WinthropKennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

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The Post

Donkey Coffee provides 'designated space' for poetry, spoken word
The Post
Megan Carter sits in front of a full house to read her poem titled, "Oh Please" at Donkey Coffee's Designated Space session on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Designated Space is a weekly meeting of poets and writers to share their work with others in a ...


The New Yorker

Ecstasy of Influence
The New Yorker
Emerson paved the way for poets of genius, but his own brilliance lay elsewhere. Credit Illustration by Roman Muradov. In January of 1842, Ralph Waldo Emerson's firstborn child, Waldo, contracted scarlet fever and died within a week. He was five. He ...


Journal Standard

Good Morning: Austin Smith's short story provides a poetic taste of home
Journal Standard
Don't miss Austin Smith's story, “Leap Day,” in the August issue of Harper's Magazine. Perhaps you knew Austin Smith's father — farmer-poet Dan Smith — his wife, Cheryl, and their three young boys. I imagined those boys perpetually rolling in the hay ...

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ArtsBeat | Five Poets Receive Lucrative Fellowships
New York Times (blog)
Five poets received unusually lucrative good news on Tuesday, as the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine announced the recipients of the 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships. Nate Marshall, Erika L. Sánchez, Danniel ...


Portland Phoenix (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)

The Art of Poetry at Federal Street Folly: Longtime collaborators of word and ...
Portland Phoenix (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)
books_art of poetryTG_090315 Back in 1978, Robert Gibbons and Bradford Fuller were strangers who happened to be side by side, up on extension ladders painting a house in Marblehead Neck on the North Shore of Boston. The poet and artist, respectively, ...

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Three Love Poems [all wicked]

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

Lima, City with the Stretched out Wings [In English and Spanish]

Lima, City with the Stretched out WingsIt's an ink-black... Read More

The Power of Eating Disorders

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

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

The Poet's Corner [Three poem/ see review of poetry under... Read More

Storm Rising along the Lima Coast

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

The Spirits de Copan

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

A Ship to Remember

Hammers. Timbers. Iron. Steel.They're laying down a mighty keel.As ant-like... Read More

Two Poems, with Figurative Language

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

Tsunami -a Poem Dedicated To Help Aid and Awareness and Encourage Future Harmony. Make Peace Not War

Real Power.One Tsunami, and all our armies, Seem belittled by... Read More

Looking Out the Rear Window

The funeral rite concluded With the pastor shaking hands, Offering... Read More

Way of Life: Rhymes of the Inca [four poems: see in Spanish and English NOW!]

Way of Life: Rhymes of the IncaPizarro (Spanish conquistador ((1525))The... Read More

Five Mixed Poems, with Notes [now is Spanish and English]

1.Night in Jamaica [Peruvianism: 1810]It was a rainy night... Read More

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

Four Poems: Katrina's PathwayHarvest of Apoplectic Horses ((Dedicated to: Katrina))... Read More

Birthday Messages

I WANTED TO SAY IT WITH A BUNCH OF FLOWERS... Read More

Ode to: The Ice Maiden of Ampatos Summit [now in: English and Spanish]

Dedcate to Antonio Castillo. L. Of. Los Andes UniversitarioOde to:The... Read More

Since Youve Been Gone...

My life has changedin so so many waysIt seems to... Read More

In The Midst Of All

In the midst of darkness, there is light. In... Read More

Three Poems [Lima; Judges and Evils Creation]

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

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

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

Two Poems Written During Recovery

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

Stones

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

Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, Americas First Folk Song Writer

"Beautiful Dreamer" was written by Stephen Foster just before his... Read More

Changes

I am not the one I was before yesterday.I cannot... Read More

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

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

Rocks

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