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:


Letters: Contemporary Poetry
New York Times
It was encouraging to see so much space given over to contemporary poetry in the Book Review (July 20). I hope to see a poetry category added to the best-seller lists, regardless of how modest sales may be. The Times has a tremendous impact on ...


The Guardian

Take a line for a walk: share your artworks inspired by poetry
The Guardian
As with all of our projects, you can take the topic in any direction you like – it can feature lines from poems or simply be inspired by poetry; and you can use any materials you like, from ceramic and pen and ink to needlework or film. If poems are ...
Poetry in The Heights: Free events, 2 pm at Heights Neighborhood Library, Aug ...Your Houston News
Fast words to shape deep, poetic thoughtsVictoria Advocate
SHELBY TOWNSHIP: Poetry club sponsors contest for writersShelby Township Source Newspapers
Inside NoVA
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Final thought on poetry
Charlotte Observer
The recent brouhaha over North Carolina's poet laureate has died down, but the objections to Gov. McCrory's choice shouldn't have surprised anyone familiar with the large and lively community of poets here. Poets' expectations about who should hold ...

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Is Poetry Dead? Not if 45 Official Laureates Are Any Indication
New York Times
And for America's state poets laureate, the news cycle has been churning since earlier this month, when Valerie Macon, North Carolina's newly appointed laureate, resigned abruptly after an outcry from several of her predecessors. To the former ...

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All-Women New York Poetry Slam Team Heads to the Nationals
Here And Now
According to Browne, this is the first time an all-female team has represented the tri-state region at the National Poetry Slam. “I never thought I'd be here to see it,” Browne said. “A lot of my work and my platform as a poet is about women ...

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DC scores combines soccer, poetry and service
WJLA
At the heart of the program is the combination of soccer, poetry and service learning. “A teacher named Julie Kennedy who was looking for something to do for her fourth grade girls, they played soccer after school until it rained one day,” Katrina ...

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Looking for Inspiration? Rejoice, O Mobile Poet!
New York Times
FEAR not, fans of poetry: The app world has not left you behind. Some will even help you write your own poetry. Poetry from the Poetry Foundation, free for iOS and Android, is my favorite way to read poems digitally. It includes thousands of poems ...


Yahoo!7 News

Waratahs moved by Adam Ashley-Cooper's inspirational poetry
Sydney Morning Herald
It was like a scene out of the movie Invictus. After the Waratah's final training session before Saturday's Super 15 final, Adam Ashley-Cooper dropped to a knee with the entire squad huddled around him, arm in arm, and recited a poem he wrote himself.
Waratahs inspired by poetry in ranksThe Australian

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Technical.ly

Meet the digital pioneers of 'code poetry'
Technical.ly
One Friday night in April a group of about 30 people descended into the basement of Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village for the first annual NYC Code Poetry Performance Festival. The poems, projected onto a white screen at the back of the room, ...


WJLA

Pay It Forward: Unlikely combination of soccer and poetry proves inspiring for ...
WJLA
At the heart of the program is the combination of soccer, poetry, and service learning. “A teacher named Julie Kennedy who was looking for something to do for her fourth-grade girls, they played soccer after school until it rained one day,” Katrina ...

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Ode, to the Mighty Midget Omac [In English and Spanish]

Part One Midget HistoryI am thirty-six inches tall, that is... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

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

Africa - Wheres The Profit?

A poetic comment that just welled up inside my head... Read More

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

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

Farewell to Lester Graybill

I never met a man, who could shake my hand,... Read More

A Dose of Laughter

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

Death & the Supernatural: Poetry/Five Poems

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

Article on Poetry and Two Poems

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

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

Ode to QuetzalcatlQuetzalcatl the GreatNo one knew his true name,... Read More

Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes

One of the most important poets of the post-war period,... Read More

Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]

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

Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]

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

Commuting Hell!

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

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

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

The King and Delka & Moiromma: the Cold Planet [Parts 25 and 26]

#25The King and Delka [Split Mawkishness-on Moiromma /Part V]Sickly SentimentalityI... Read More

In The Midst Of All

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

Uamaks Aquatic [suspense: now in Spanish and English]

Delicately, my mind was selecting a muffled tune, out of... Read More

Write Your Way to Fame

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

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

The light of all eternity shines with me now /... Read More

The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

[As Told by the Last] King: it was in the... Read More

Three Poems and Paradise Lost [One for Hell, One for Heaven one for an Inca King]

The Torrents of HellHell's furnace- Likened to a chimney Vomits... Read More

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

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

Passion and Poetry, and Life

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

Cruel World

Azra, Azra, Wake up Azra. Wake up Azra, It is... Read More