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:


The New Yorker

Ecstasy of Influence
The New Yorker
Emerson paved the way for poets of genius, but his own brilliance lay elsewhere. Credit Illustration by Roman Muradov. In January of 1842, Ralph Waldo Emerson's firstborn child, Waldo, contracted scarlet fever and died within a week. He was five. He ...


Patch.com

Sarah Lawrence College Launches John and Penny Barr Poetry Reading Series
Patch.com
Sarah Lawrence College is launching the John and Penny Barr Poetry Reading Series, a new offering celebrating the “ever-changing art of contemporary poetry.” Award-winning poet Joshua Mehigan, a graduate of the Sarah Lawrence College's MFA ...


NDTV

Javed Akhtar to Publish Grandfather's Poetry
NDTV
Noted lyricist and author Javed Akhtar is planning to publish a book on his grandfather Muztar Khairabadi's poetry. He said that while he was compiling the works of his grandfather he came to know that a popular nazm was actually written by Mr Khairabadi.

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Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Wilkes Univsersity hosts launch for 2015 Poetry in Transit program at Barnes ...
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Drawing inspiration from London's Poems on the Underground and New York City's Poetry in Motion, the program showcases the work of local poets on Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) busses and runs for an entire year with poems rotating ...


The Independent

Charles Tomlinson: Poet and translator whose writing was influenced and ...
The Independent
As well as his many collections of poems, Charles Tomlinson, that most internationally inclined of English versifiers, published literary criticism and translations from the works of other poets and edited the Oxford Book of Verse in English ...
Open mic nights are a Toledo hallmarkToledo Blade
Electrifying line-up for Speak The Mind FestivalArtslink.co.za News (press release)
'101 Great American Poems': Familiar poems and more, poems to keep and rememberExaminer.com

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The Queensland Times

Judges look over 1000 entries for Poetry Feast
The Queensland Times
JUDGES are wading through 1000 entries from Nepal to Poland received for the Ipswich Poetry Feast competition this year. Poetry Feast Committee chairman David Pahlke said they were pleased with the number of entries received from poetry enthusiasts ...

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Women's Voices for Change

Poetry Sunday: “Unicorn in Captivity,” by Marion Dornell
Women's Voices for Change
I met Marion Dornell when she attended a class I gave a talk for, at the invitation of poet Robin Becker (see Poetry Sunday feature), a professor at Penn State. It was 2010, the year my first book came out. I did a number of readings in my home state ...


University of Arkansas Newswire

McCombs Wins Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize
University of Arkansas Newswire
Davis McCombs, director of the University of Arkansas Program in Creative Writing and Translation, has been awarded the 2015 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize by the University of Utah Press for his collection lore. Selected for the award by acclaimed poet ...
UA notebook Professor receives Porter literary prizeArkansas Online

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Janus Pannonius Prize for Poetry: Charles Bernstein
UPENN Almanac
Charles Bernstein, Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, is a winner of the 2015 Janus Pannonius Grand Prize for Poetry along with Giuseppe Conte of Italy. Founded in 2012 by the Hungarian ...


Evening of poetry and prose planned
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
GALENA, Ill. -- In the exhibit, "Change," showing at the Galena Center for the Arts, Hal Martin's paintings of an apocalyptic and diminished world aim to elicit emotions of pain, suffering and sadness. In a one-night performance titled, "Healing a ...

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Africa - Wheres The Profit?

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

The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]

Iquitos & the Amazon Part OneIt was December 2, l959,... Read More

Joined

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

Ode to: The Ice Maiden of Ampatos Summit [now in: English and Spanish]

Dedcate to Antonio Castillo. L. Of. Los Andes UniversitarioOde to:The... Read More

Barriers

There are many times I set up barriers and walls,... Read More

The Game of Life

When your life becomes unbearable And the light of... Read More

Biography of Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte (1816 ?1855) Novelist and Poet.Charlotte was the daughter... Read More

The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

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

The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

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

Birthday Messages

I WANTED TO SAY IT WITH A BUNCH OF FLOWERS... Read More

Poetry in Turbulence

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

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

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

Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, Americas First Folk Song Writer

"Beautiful Dreamer" was written by Stephen Foster just before his... Read More

Grandpas House & From Iraq with Love [Two Poems]

Grandpa's House [The ole Real House]The house needed painting Sun-blistered... Read More

A Different Place...

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

Little Girl from Huancayo [a poem/in English and Spanish]

Little girl from HuancayoDo you really, really know? Just how... Read More

Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry

Writing poetry is an art, a way of expression, finding... Read More

Life is a Fantasy

LIFE IS A FANTASY!A pink-eyed rabbit, fuzzy whiteHops in bedrooms... Read More

RISK

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

Top 20 Poetry Quotations

Explore the meaning of poetry and the motivation of poets... 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

Three Poems: Liberty, Death, and a Frog [with Commentary on Liberty]

Frog SummerSummer grows hot, for the New-blooded frogs; The bugs... Read More

Whats A Prisoner to Do?

What's a prisoner to do when justice fails and... Read More

Three Love Poems [all wicked]

Advance: Mr. Dennis Siluk's poetry can have its fire-hearted twists:... Read More