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 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


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


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:


Writers, Poets Celebrate #ActualAsianPoets on National Poetry Day
In celebration of National Poetry Day, the site Literary Hub asked contemporary poets to share how some of their favorite Asian or Asian-American poets have shaped and influenced their own literary work. Under the hashtag #ActualAsianPoets, 35 writers ...


What happens on National Poetry Day?
“Make like a poet,” urge the organisers of National Poetry Day, the “annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical” which will sweep the country tomorrow. Specifically, they're suggesting that we live, speak, love, think, dream and act like ...
Poets and professors pick 8 influential poems to celebrate National Poetry DayNew York Daily News
Narrative Matters: Poetry Meets Health CareHealth Affairs (blog)
National Poetry Day: readers dedicate poems to babies, partners, friends and ...The Guardian (blog)
The Herald Argus -ChronicleLive -Yorkshire Post
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The Guardian

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015 - read the winning poems
The Guardian
Magnus Dixon, one of the 15 overall winners of the Foyle Young Poets. The top 15 winners are invited to attend a week's residential creative writing course at a prestigious Arvon centre or receive a poet residency in their school. Photograph: The ...
Fifteen-year-old wins poetry hat-trickBBC News

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Daljit Nagra becomes first poet in residence for Radio 4
"What excites me most is the chance to give exposure to my beloved art form of poetry; I will take part in discussions about the latest issues concerning poetry but most of all I am thrilled to be given the role of curator for the 90-year-old poetry ...
Roger McGough: Publishers should 'take a chance on poetry'BBC News
The white privilege of British poetry is getting worseThe Conversation UK
National Poetry Day: Coventry and Warwickshire's best poets and poemsCoventry Telegraph
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Quiz: how much of a poetry buff are you?
As we celebrate National Poetry Day, the “annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical” the organisers encourgae us to "make like a poet for the day". In honour of the day, we have prepared this quiz to test your knowledge of the nation's ...

Radio.com Music and Entertainment News

Rihanna's 'Anti' Album Poetry Translated From Braille for All to See
Radio.com Music and Entertainment News
More information has emerged about Rihanna's Anti album, including a translation of the poetry printed in Braille on her album artwork. As Radio.com previously reported, Rihanna unveiled the Roy Nachum artwork for her forthcoming album Anti Wednesday ...

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N.J. student poet honored by Michelle Obama at White House
WASHINGTON — As a high school freshman, Ellen Huang of Holmdel read an anthology of poetry. As a sophomore, she became one of five national student poets of the year. On Thursday, Huang, who attends High Technology High School in Lincroft, was ...
White House Committee Names Five Teen Poets for Prestigious National Student ...PR Newswire (press release)
First lady Michelle Obama honors new class of National Student Poets for their ...Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Atlas Obscura

The Past And Future Of Magnetic Poetry, The Populist Product That Began With A ...
Atlas Obscura
He owns 70 ukeleles and blogs extensively about mushroom foraging. As a child, he trained houseflies. And although he never planned for it, he has, from the beginning, approached the business side of Magnetic Poetry with the requisite stick-to-it-ive-ness.


Troubled West Chester Poetry Conference has a new director
After a still unexplained one-year hiatus, the renowned West Chester University Poetry Conference at West Chester University will resume in 2016 with a new program director, poet R.S. "Sam" Gwynn. Now entering its 21st year, the four-day poetry ...

NME.com (blog)

Arctic Monkeys, Lana Del Rey, The Cure – 15 Artists That Weave Poetry Into ...
NME.com (blog)
English punk poet John Cooper Clarke had his entire poem adapted and set to music by the Arctics to round off their latest album, 2013's 'AM'. It's a wedding favourite, but Alex Turner and co add their own gloomy, melancholic spin. Clarke said of ...

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The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

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

Here And There

My eyes opened. I am still alive; Living on... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

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

Eight Poems

Out of the eight poems provided here [all previously unpublished],... Read More

Four Poems: Grendels Nature...the Racetrack...Counting days...[Now in English and Spanish]

English Version1) Grendel's DivorceYou must know that I do not... Read More

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]

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

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

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

Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)

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

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

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

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

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

Feelings, O How Glorious!

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

How to Write Bad Poetry

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

Commuting Hell!

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

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]

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

Two Poems: Black Poncho, and Spirits of de Copan [in English and Spanish]

English Version12) Black Poncho(of Saint Cosme Hill, by Lima, Peru)Lost... Read More

The Lull of Twilight [Over Mantaro Valley] In English and Spanish

Twilight, was now beginning. As forthe sun, it was down-down... Read More

Kafka Re-Trial

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


JOINEDHeart beat of man pounding - yet unheard joined... Read More

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

Part OneI tell you a legend of long ago Of... 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

Its What She Didnt Say

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