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:


Wall Street Journal

Tyler Knott Gregson's Poetry Cracks Best-Seller Lists
Wall Street Journal
Montana-based poet and photographer Tyler Knott Gregson has written at least one new poem a day for his blog over the past five years. Every morning, he posts a photo with a caption and a haiku. Around lunchtime, he puts up a longer poem, composed on ...


Jeremy Paxman on the Forward Prize for poetry
Financial Times
“But where would I find any poetry?” he said. So far has poetry tumbled out of the public consciousness that a bright young man – and one who makes his living by words, no less – had no idea where he might discover it. Does it matter? Aren't we ...


Blake Griffin Trades Slam Dunks for Slam Poetry
Mashable
Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin is well known for his spectacular slam dunks. His slam poetry? Not so much. That may change with a series of short videos that shows the 6-foot-10 All-Star power forward in front of a speakeasy audience reading ...
Blake Griffin entertains fans, without dunking (Video)Beckley Register-Herald

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AMERICAN LIFE IN POETRY: 'A burst of fruit flies rises'
The Times (subscription)
The whiskey stink of rot has settled / in the garden, and a burst of fruit flies rises / when I touch the dying tomato plants. / Still, the claws of tiny yellow blossoms / flail in the air as I pull the vines up by the roots / and toss them in the ...


The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Detroit Tekeyan's Evening of Poetry a Huge Success
The Armenian Mirror-Spectator
DETROIT — An evening of poetry sponsored by the Tekeyan Cultural Association of Detroit attracted a capacity audience at the beautiful galleries of Hagopian World of Rugs on Friday, September 12. Highlight of the event was the introduction of two ...


Poetry, music and open mic at IKE Box
Statesman Journal
The Mid-Valley Poetry Society will present Poetry in Performance, featuring Portland poet Margaret Chula, at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at IKE Box, 299 Cottage St. NE. Chula will perform poetry in Japanese forms while accompanied on the piano by Colette Tennant.


Fairy Ball brings enchantment and poetry to The Paseo in Oklahoma City
NewsOK.com
“Now as a professional poet looking back, I think the creativity that was emphasized through StarDanceSwan definitely plays a part in what I do now in my artistic character, because writing was always an important part of the creative process,” Shadid ...


RollingStone.com

Leonard Cohen on Longevity, Money, Poetry and Sandwiches
RollingStone.com
Leonard Cohen is our leading poet of love, wisdom, and sorrow – and according to the lyrics of Nirvana's "Pennyroyal Tea," the guiding spirit in Kurt Cobain's afterworld. We sat down with the singer-songwriter on the occasion of his 13th studio album ...
Leonard Cohen and the Art of the Love SongFlavorwire

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Poetry longlist for the National Book Award
Washington Post (blog)
“Gabriel” (Knopf), Edward Hirsch's devastating elegy for his son, who died at the age of 22, is among the books on the longlist for this year's National Book Award in Poetry. One of the most celebrated poets in the country, Hirsch wrote the popular ...
Poetry Longlist Announced for National Book AwardsABC News
National Book Award 2014 Longlist for Poetry Released, But It Missed These ...Bustle
Free Samples of the NBA's Poetry Longlistmediabistro.com

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Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Sweet Spot of Poetry; Celebrating the Poet by Reading Her Words
Martha's Vineyard Gazette
There is a standard formula for poetry readings. The poet stands at the front of the room holding a copy of a recent book and reads aloud, allowing the audience to take in the rhythms and structures of each work. Less common is a reading that is as ...

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Passion and Poetry, and Life

Ironically, the passion that can neutralize the repulsion for difficulties... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

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

Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair

All Hail.Is your hospital full of aliens, despite new cleaning... Read More

A Happiness Poem

If a happiness poem could bring forth a smile, Then... Read More

Shakespeares Sonnet XVIII, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day?

Shakespeare's sonnets require time and effort to appreciate. Understanding the... Read More

The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

The Exit Poems [And Socrates]Iron and FireIron can be... Read More

Poetry and Popular Culture

Is poetry too complicated for the average reader? Is it... Read More

Exalted Poetry; Two poem [and commentary]

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

Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]

In the quiet of the arctic night- In its deep... Read More

Poetry ?Reborn? Emerges In Thriller Mystery Novel

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

An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]

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

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

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

House of the Goblin [Part Two of Three/with notes]

House of the Goblin [Part Two of Three]Here is where,... Read More

Its What She Didnt Say

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

New Poetic Work By Ethiopian Immigrant Promotes Respect, Courage And Cultural Sensitivity

McLean, VA - "The Healing Conscious" tells the story of... Read More

Kens Poem

How wonderfully sweet to be a dweller dwelling... Read More

RISK

Do not be afraid to shine. This world needs what... Read More

Preserving Dignity

No one should have to beg or crawl before humanity.... Read More

How to Write Bad Poetry

"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."--Oscar WildePeople write poetry... Read More

Live For Today...

Isn't that what they say?But what does that mean?There's no... Read More

The Valley Of Pain

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

Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem

The Incubus' Flash-lightHe looked inside my head And found a... Read More

Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose

Robert Burns, a poor man, an educated man, and a... 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

A Dose of Laughter

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