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:


Poetry contest helps locked-up youth find their voices
Washington Post
Reif submitted Javon's poem to a national poetry competition for locked-up youth called Words Unlocked. On May 21, judges named Javon's poem — “Bradenton,” about a Florida neighborhood where he had lived — as the winner. His was the best of 15 ...

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Financial Times

Souad Massi's homage to Arabic poetry
Financial Times
The words are not those of the Algerian-born singer-songwriter but of Abou el Kacem Chebbi, a Tunisian modernist poet whose face is on the country's 10 dinar banknote. A Byronic Romantic with a weak heart, he died young in 1934, but his poem “To the ...


Asheville Citizen-Times

Book thief vents rage on laureate's poetry with shotgun
Asheville Citizen-Times
Two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins has been blasted by critics before but never this literally. Miegan and Chan Gordon, the veteran booksellers of rare and used books at The Captain's Bookshelf, have the proof that poetry, long mourned as dead ...
New Britain will get a poet laureateNewbritainherald
Christine Beck named town's fifth Poet LaureateWest Hartford News

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Daily Nexus

Poetry & Literature Club Open Heats Up the Collab with Open Mic
Daily Nexus
For many, writing is a creative outlet. From singing songs to constructing poetic rhyme schemes to spinning short tales, it's a source of relief — a type of catharsis. At Thursday's open mic night, the Literature and Poetry clubs there supplied no ...


GalleyCat

New York Poetry Festival Featured On Kickstarter
GalleyCat
Here's more from the Kickstarter page: “This year we will welcome back more than 75 New York City poetry groups, including venerable institutions, upstarts, small presses, local reading series, literary journals, high school poetry teams, and more to ...


NOLA.com

Another 'poetry box' brings art and words to downtown Covington
NOLA.com
If you've ever wandered around downtown Covington or Mandeville, you may have spotted decorated posts holding boxes with poetry inside. These boxes are posted by different artists and organizations. The latest poetry box in downtown Covington has ...


'Sanford Fare Well' A jazz and poetry tribute to Sanford Dorbin
The Willits News
The public is invited to hear more than an hour of jazz and poetry at the Muse on Wednesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. The evening is a tribute to noted local poet, Sanford Dorbin, who lived in Willits for a decade. Dorbin died May 27, 2014 and local musicians ...


WDET

jessica Care moore on Poetry And Creativity In Detroit
WDET
Poet and Spoken word performer jessica Care moore was on one of the panels at Motor City Drive, a conversation about Detroit's creative spirit featuring NPR's Michel Martin. She spoke passionately about her love for Detroit and the artist's need to ...

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Valley News

On Poetry: Former Dartmouth Professor Was a Man of Orthodox Faith, but ...
Valley News
This column is distinctly different from any of its predecessors. In it, I will try to sell you on a book called The Grace of Incorruption, written by a great man and a great friend who died in 2010. When I tell you that the book's subtitle is The ...


The Recorder

Poets of Franklin County: Molly Scott
The Recorder
Through it all, Scott has always written poems — since a teacher in seventh grade told her she was a poet, right through her years as an undergrad at Smith College and continuing to this day. Only recently, in her mid-70s, has she begun to send poems ...

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Passion and Poetry, and Life

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

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

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

Memoirs of a Wastelands Rim [a Poem: now in Spanish and English]

Memoirs of a Wasteland's RimIt still was light when she... Read More

Mother, I Dont Mind The Pain

I am among those who know that one never recovers... Read More

Two Poems and a Short Story

1)dying in the bar [sluggishly]yet, I would crawl too upto... Read More

Kens Poem

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

A Different Place...

I wish we had met 20 years ago... A different... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

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

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [Summer of 2005]Daybreak by Lake Superior... Read More

Lord Byrons She Walks in Beauty

Lord Byron's opening couplet to "She Walks In Beauty" is... Read More

In The Midst Of All

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

Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]

Let's follow the poet to his Hell and heaven! Count... Read More

Shadows of the Andes; Ollantayambo; and Cesar Vallejo [Poems in English and Spanish]

1) Shadows of the Andes [or: Song to the Andes]I... Read More

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

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

Live For Today...

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

Preserving Dignity

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

Three Poems [Lima; Judges and Evils Creation]

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

Our Home

Our home was warm in the shade of the trees... Read More

A Case of The Fears

Chicken Soup is good for a coldSleep is good for... 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

It Was Not Me

It was not me as I am now. It was... Read More

Article on Poetry and Two Poems

Writing Poetry for TomorrowWhat does a man need to be... 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

Black Blood, in Jeremiahs Vines - A Poem and an Article

Black Blood, in Jeremiah's Vines [A Dream Poem]And I heard... Read More