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:


Valdosta Daily Times

Literary Guild rejoices in poetry
Valdosta Daily Times
Collins, professor of poetry at Harvard, suggests that quiet reflection in solitude can also enrich one's appreciation of everyday events. In a poem titled “Introduction to Poetry, he bemoans the fact that students do not enjoy the total effect that ...


Poetry Podcast: Stephen Burt Reads Liz Waldner
The New Yorker
In this week's episode of the poetry podcast, which concludes the first year of the series, Stephen Burt reads “Sad Verso of the Sunny ____,” by Liz Waldner, which was published in The New Yorker in 2009. The poem—in which the speaker recalls a ritual ...

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The Guardian

Imtiaz Dharker awarded Queen's gold medal for poetry
The Guardian
She added: “Hers is a unique perspective and an essential voice in the diversity of English-language poetry. It is a moral force – a force for good and a force for change – that refuses to see the world as anything less personal than an extended ...

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Bloomberg

Welcome to the Putin Show: Love, Poetry, Bears
Bloomberg
Between sparring with a Ukrainian journalist and sending stern messages to his opponents, Putin recited poetry and even talked about his personal life. “All good, don't worry,” he told a reporter from the Voronezh region on the Ukrainian border, who ...
Bears, love, poetry: Welcome to the Vladimir Putin showToronto Star

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Teton Valley News

On why poetry matters
Teton Valley News
Teton High School students once again competed in the local Poetry Out Loud (POL) contest, a national program started by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Poetry Foundation to encourage “the nation's youth to learn about great poetry ...


Scotsman

Tasty treats awaiting Scots poetry-lovers
Scotsman
Launching the full programme for StAnza, Scotland's international poetry festival, is one of the most exciting times of the StAnza year for me, coming a very close second, of course, to the opening night itself. As the “publicity person” it is with ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Australia's first professor of poetry resigns over leaked racist emails
Telegraph.co.uk
Australia's inaugural professor of poetry, Barry Spurr, has resigned from Sydney University over a series of racist and sexist language emails in which he called women "whores", Tony Abbott an "Abo-lover" and referred to Aboriginal people as "human ...
University Of Sydney Poetry Professor Barry Spurr Has Resigned After Offensive ...Business Insider Australia
Barry Spurr quits after reaching settlement with New MatildaThe Australian
University of Sydney professor Barry Spurr resigns after 'racist' email leakDaily Mail
BBC News -The New Daily
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Pen Parentis Literary Salon to Host Winter Poetry Night, 1/13
Broadway World
The Pen Parentis Literary Salon opens its thirteenth season with its annual Winter Poetry night! Five notable poets -- Diana Whitney, Adam Penna, Sarah Gutowski, Jared Harel, and Jennifer Michael Hecht -- will read from new works and discuss how they ...


The Independent

Eric Korn: Polymath whose work took in poetry, literary criticism, antiquarian ...
The Independent
A love of language expressed itself in his writing; he was a talented if undisciplined poet, and literary critic for a number of papers. A love of HG Wells (his collection is now the University of Calgary's Eric Korn HG Wells collection) steered him ...


Shreveport Times

Algur Meadows musuem to host community poetry reading
Shreveport Times
Join the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art for a community poetry reading 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 in conjunction with "Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter" at the Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College. The poetry ...

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Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog

Emlyn Williams Theatre, Mold, North Wales: 20th February 2003Clwyd Theatr... Read More

I Saw the Universe

I can see the cerulean blue of the skiesOr the... Read More

Three Poems [Lima; Judges and Evils Creation]

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

Stones

As I picked up some of the polished gemstones in... Read More

Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King Antidotes for an Alibi BlazeVox Books ISBN 0-9759227-5-0... Read More

Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]

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

Way of Life: Rhymes of the Inca [four poems: see in Spanish and English NOW!]

Way of Life: Rhymes of the IncaPizarro (Spanish conquistador ((1525))The... Read More

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

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

Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets

"For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more... Read More

Ole Bulky Jeeps & Paper, Ink and Rain [two Peoms]

Ole Bulky JeepsThrough late summer's heat These bulky shaped jeeps... Read More

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

To many people contemporary poetry is a turn-off. The reason... Read More

Three Poems: Dona Leonors Revenge; The Old Moon; Common Sides [All in Spanish/all in English]

1) Doa Leonor's Revenge [1627 AD]Rafael Ortiz's fate Was... Read More

Song of the Great Zimbabwe, and Silver and Inca Blood [Poems and notes]

"Song of the Great Zimbabwe"Across the African, winter's skyIn the... Read More

Give Me a Lily Pad & The Continuum [two Poems]

What can I do to keep this world in its... 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

Kafka Re-Trial

Kafka lands resurrected in Crewe deposited by a silvery alien... Read More

Live For Today...

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

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

English VersionThe Merchant of Copan [480 AD]Advance: The ballgame at... Read More

RISK

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

How to Write Bad Poetry

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

Eds Poem

Ed Gallagher Dec. 11, 1907 - Sept. 5, 2004This poem... 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

Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]

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

Caught in the Arms of ED

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

The Ballad of: Brawling Mad-dog Sergeant Rook [Now in: SPANISH and English]

English VersionA bunch of us guys in the hutIn ?Nam... Read More