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:


Hartford Courant

Local Literary Events: Sunken Garden Poetry Festival And More
Hartford Courant
The Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington will present its second Sunday afternoon Sunken Garden Poetry Festival program on Sunday, Aug. 9. "Outspoken: Celebration Of Asian Poetry" will feature poets Li-Young Lee, who has won many ...

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Longmont poetry group releases anthology
Longmont Times-Call
Now, the poets have come together to self-publish an anthology of their work, titled "The Poetry Jam Sessions." The collection features 12 local poets and over 50 poems. All of the poets except two are Longmont residents — the other two are from Boulder.


The Guardian

This children's poetry collection put a match to my imagination
The Guardian
It's a collection of poems, but to me back then who'd never heard of poetry, it was a storybook, hectic and cacophonous and bulging with ideas and observations that could set a six-year-old's head on fire. “In winter I get up at night and dress by ...


A little summer madness: A sampling of poetry and music
Delco News Network
On Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at 7 p.m., the Mad Poets Society will present a special evening of poetry and music, “A Little Summer Madness: A Sampling of Poetry & Music,” featuring the poetry writing group, 34th Street Poets and musician Steve Paskiet.


PerezHilton.com

Celebrity Poetry Slam: Iggy Azalea!
PerezHilton.com
She may be accused of not writing her own raps, but Iggy Azalea definitely wrote this poem - allegedly! Ya dig?? Check out more #PerezToons at http://PerezHilton.com/PerezToons. Tags: celebrity poetry slam, exclusives!, iggy azalea, music minute, perez ...

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Poetry: Kevin Murphy, Matthew Brouwer perform Aug. 5 in park
The Bellingham Herald
Kevin Murphy and Matthew Brouwer share their original poetry, accompanied by guitar, drum, saxophone and wind chimes, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Maritime Heritage Park, Holly Street and Central Avenue. Both Bellingham poets perform regularly in ...


Timelessness in verse: Sholl underpins an argument for poetry in everyday life
Portland Phoenix (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)
In February of this year The New York Times Magazine announced a revamped issue with new fonts, columns, writers, and most surprisingly the announcement that they planned to publish a poem each week: Poetry is often seen as a quaint preoccupation, ...


The Guardian

The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry review – the importance of rhyme and reason
The Guardian
Although the chronological arc is shorter than that of the granddaddy anthology, Dimitri Obolensky's The Penguin Book of Russian Verse (1965), which included medieval oral poetry and a pair of important 18th-century literary writers, Lomonosov and ...


Chicago Tribune

Iris DeMent finds the poetry of Russia on 'The Trackless Woods'
Chicago Tribune
Iris DeMent recorded her latest album in her living room in five days with a group of friends, which sounds just about right. DeMent bides her time between albums until she feels fully invested in the music, and then plunges into it without making a ...

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Paste Magazine

"Creativity Loves Constraint": Anders Nilsen on His New Sketchbook Compilation ...
Paste Magazine
Multiple Ignatz Award-winner Anders Nilsen is a philosophical cartoonist, both in his approach to creation (he likes restrictions) and in the content of his work. Poetry Is Useless, newly out from Drawn & Quarterly, collects material from the ...

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Cruel World

Azra, Azra, Wake up Azra. Wake up Azra, It is... 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 Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

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

Kafka Re-Trial

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

My Grannio

I never thought I would have to say GOODBYE to... Read More

Superman

So many looked to you for inspiration,Unlikely hero for the... 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

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

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

The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

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

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

I will never think twice nor will I roll the... Read More

Two Poems on the Traditions of Peru [in English and Spanish]

Atahualpa's Game [Peruvian]Sometimes, it's not wise To share your wisdom... Read More

The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

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

Mechanical Poetry; Part Two

What do you do when you want to write poetry?... Read More

Lord Byrons She Walks in Beauty

Lord Byron's opening couplet to "She Walks In Beauty" is... Read More

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

Note: written after seeing the little adobe 16th century church... Read More

A Hundred and Fifty Dead [Korean War--l952]

There I sat, ninety-five degree weatherOutside; the bookstore caf, was... Read More

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

Four Poems: Katrina's PathwayHarvest of Apoplectic Horses ((Dedicated to: Katrina))... Read More

A Different Place...

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

Life is a Fantasy

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

Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair

All Hail.Is your hospital full of aliens, despite new cleaning... Read More

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

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

Tale of the Brick Maker, of San Jeronimo, Peru [In English and Spanish]

Tale of the Brick Maker, Of San Jernimo, Peru... Read More

Whats A Prisoner to Do?

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

Commuting Hell!

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