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:


Snark and sexting are making Patricia Lockwood a young poetry star
Public Radio International
At age 32, Patricia Lockwood is making a splash in the poetry world — as you might expect, considering that her rise to literary fame included the publication of a 1200-word poem called "Rape Joke." ...


Daily News & Analysis

A pocketful of poetry
Daily News & Analysis
It was in front of a keen audience that Jane Bhandari and Anju Makhija launched a collection of poems titled To Catch a Poem. Compiled from the works of noted Indian poets, this book aims at developing an appreciation for poetry in Indian youth between ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Return to Betjemanland, BBC Four, review: 'proper poetry'
Telegraph.co.uk
In Return to Betjemanland (BBC Four), his biographer AN Wilson gave a fine account of the television broadcaster and former poet laureate's loves and locations. Most of all, Betjeman was rooted in place: Cornwall, where he was buried in 1984; Oxford, ...


Worth a thousand words: reader art inspired by poetry – in pictures
The Guardian (blog)
'This is one of a series of my paintings inspired by the world war one poem In Parenthesis by the artist-poet David Jones.' Photograph: Gestas/GuardianWitness Larkin's Friday Night at the Royal Station Hotel. 'Through open doors, the dining-room ...


O Pen! founder is a pied piper of poetry
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
They stream into the Pittsford Community Library with laptops, notebooks, printouts and sometimes stacks of poetry books at noon every Monday. They are the members of O Pen! Poetry Over Lunch, and they chatter and wave hello to each other as they head ...


CBC.ca

Zaccheus Jackson, 36, dies in train accident 2:14
CBC.ca
A void has been ripped into the lives of family, friends and Canada's spoken word community with the death of 36-year-old Zaccheus Jackson this week. Jackson, who became a fixture and inspiration in Vancouver's slam poetry scene starting nine years ago ...

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Poetry a great place to get lost, forget yourself
The Coloradoan
“The Disappearing Cowboy Trick” is the intriguing title of Fort Collins author Kristin Abraham's latest book of poetry. Do cowboys really disappear? No, this is merely her clever title melding cowboy folklore with the carnival. Abraham said most of her ...


Gazette Live

Teesside's first international poetry festival set to launch in Middlesbrough ...
Gazette Live
An international poetry festival is set to launch on Teesside in October to celebrate literary talents. A selection of local, national and international poets will form part of T-Junction, Teesside's International Poetry Festival which runs from ...


Variety

Venice Film Review: 'Leopardi'
Variety
Despite considerable enthusiasm among international cognoscenti for the 19th-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi, his fame remains largely at home; Mario Martone's “Leopardi” may briefly expand his name abroad, but is unlikely to inspire a fresh wave ...
'Leopardi': Venice ReviewHollywood Reporter
Il Giovane Favoloso review – a sweeping, swooning Leopardi biopicThe Guardian

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Vancouver Sun

Renowned Vancouver slam poet dead at 36
Vancouver Sun
Zaccheus Jackson, a nationally known and locally loved spoken word poet from Vancouver, has died. He was 36. Jackson was in Toronto, where he was scheduled to perform at the International Poetry Slam. Toronto police confirmed Friday that Jackson was ...
Vancouver poet Zaccheus Jackson's death by train in Toronto 'an absolute tragedy'Toronto Star

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Preserving Dignity

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

Find the Magic

FIND the MAGICFind the Magic As you release old bondage... Read More

Death & the Supernatural: Poetry/Five Poems

Supernatural PoetryHere are five poems,-what I call-death and supernatural poems.... Read More

An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]

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

Poetry and Popular Culture

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

A World That Doesnt Care

War bombs may explode demolishing man and land. Hurricanes may... Read More

How to Write Bad Poetry

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

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

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

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

Feelings, O How Glorious!

Sometimes we feel hard-pressed, Our backs against the wall;... Read More

Commuting Hell!

It's dark, it's cold, its' just six thirty,thoughts of sleep... Read More

Article on Poetry and Two Poems

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

Banana Republic

Like a cat I slumber, blissfully unencumbered, Through eighty per... Read More

Chan Chan and The Gorriones (Two Poems in English and Spanish)

The following two poems, one in English, the other in... Read More

Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]

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

Welcome to the Town of Feeling

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

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]An eleven part... Read More

Poetry in Turbulence

To many non-specialists of literature, poetry is deeply unsatisfying. There... Read More

Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)

Note: written 4-15-05, while driving through the Andes of Peru,... Read More

Live For Today...

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

Two Poems, with Figurative Language

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

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (a poem in Spanish and English)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (English version)In what retreat art hid?-Where... Read More

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

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