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

Kei Miller wins Forward poetry prize
The Guardian
The Jamaican poet Kei Miller has won the prestigious Forward prize for the best poetry collection of 2014 for his “standout” book based on dialogue between a mapmaker striving to impose order on an unfamiliar land and a “Rasta-man” who queries his ...
Jamaican poet Kei Miller wins £10000 Forward PrizeTelegraph.co.uk
Poet's verse has chance to fit the billThe Oxford Times
Kei Miller wins Forward Prize Best CollectionThe Bookseller

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Huffington Post

The Paradox of Contemporary Poetry
Huffington Post
On the one hand, poetry seems to be dwindling -- in bookstore shelves and traditional academic curricula -- so much so that it has become fashionable for journalists to frequently declare it dead. On the other hand, I have but to scroll through my ...


The Guardian

National Poetry Day 2014: a celebration in pottery, pizzas and popular memory
The Guardian
On the day itself, a star lineup, including the author Julia Donaldson and the poet and comedian John Hegley, will take part in the Poetry Society's National Poetry Day Live, taking over the Royal Festival Hall again for an afternoon of films and ...


In Modi's visit to MLK memorial, a touch of diplomatic poetry
Washington Post
It was a moment of sheer diplomatic poetry. When President Obama showed India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi around the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Tuesday, history seemed to come full circle. Many Indians take pride in the fact that King drew ...

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UT The Daily Texan

Poems to be brought to life at Poetry on the Plaza event
UT The Daily Texan
Poetry should be heard, not seen, according to Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis. This idea is the inspiration for her latest project, “Dylan Thomas and the Colour of Saying,” which celebrates the art of poetry through oral recitations of fellow Welsh poet ...
Be part of Dylan's Great Poem project on Poetry DayThe Guardian

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Pixel Poetry review
Eurogamer.net
Pixel Poetry is the latest, and it would seem to have several advantages. Not least, distribution from Devolver Film, the video arm of games publisher Devolver Digital. From Hotline Miami and Gods Will Be Watching to Titan Souls and Hatoful Boyfriend, ...


Philadelphia poet laureate hosts poetry guests at Writers House
The Daily Pennsylvanian
Philadelphia poet laureate Frank Sherlock, a frequenter of the Kelly Writers House, returned to campus on Tuesday to host a trio of guest poets from across the country. Melissa Buzzeo, Samantha Giles and Julie Patton shared samples of their work that ...


TXK Today

Texas A&M University-Texarkana Hosts Upcoming Poetry Workshop
TXK Today
note_norwoodnickweb Texas A&M University-Texarkana will host a poetry-writing workshop and poetry reading presented by award-winning poet, Dr. Nick Norwood, as part of its new thematic program and lecture series focusing on environmental issues.


Lynchburg News and Advance

Lynchburg woman carries poetry to many corners of the community
Lynchburg News and Advance
And she's taken her poetry outside the area — specifically, to Busboys and Poets in Washington D.C., a community gathering place featuring a range of artistic events. She brought her poetry to the airwaves, too, delivering poetry after an interview on ...


BBC News

Disused phone box inspires poetry
BBC News
An old telephone box in Oxfordshire is hosting a pop-up poetry exhibition inspired by all things telephonic. Villagers in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell recently turned the box into an arts space but it was its previous role that inspired local poet Robert ...

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Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]

Advance: in Mr. Siluk's poetry one finds symbolist values, sensuous... Read More

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

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

Write Your Way to Fame

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

The Cat

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

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)

English VersionAnd the Death God said: "Let it rise to... Read More

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

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

Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]

So Many Einstein'sThe morning mist, insists there is a God.... 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

Ive Learned

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

Looking Out the Rear Window

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

An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]

Old skin, once held tight Against her skeleton- Rose no... Read More

Poetry in a Nutshell

Poetry is more than just rhyming and prose that is... Read More

Caught in the Arms of ED

YOU MIGHT THINK I AM STRONGI THINK YOU GOT IT... Read More

Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry

Writing poetry is an art, a way of expression, finding... Read More

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

Note: written after seeing the little adobe 16th century church... 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

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

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

Ballade of an Inca King

Ah! Leave the gold, wealth and landSays the Inca King?;... Read More

Exalted Poetry; Two poem [and commentary]

Bells for Belphegor!...Where immortal veils never meet Belphegor, Arch devil... Read More

Motiff

Have you ever experienced infatuation with someone you know is... 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

Infected Ideologies [a Poetic Portrait]

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

Key Largo - Frater Albertus

Key Largo:The fans turn lazily in front of the doorThey... Read More

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

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