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:


Philly.com

West Chester U. cancels poetry conference, reassigns director
Philly.com
X.J. Kennedy, an eminent poet, has heard repeatedly how important the West Chester University Poetry Conference is to the writers who attend. It is one of the largest and most respected in the country. So he was heartbroken last week when university ...
WCU president: All is well despite poetry conference hiatusDaily Local News

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The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Local poetry festival honors works of Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
“The festival is a combination of the past and present…where poetry has gone, where it's going,” said Lucy Abbott, the coordinator of group tours and public programs at the Emily Dickinson Museum. “We hope that it inspires a new generation of poets.”.
Poetry Festival Wraps Up In Amherstabc40

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Toronto Star

David Martin wins $6000 CBC Poetry prize
Toronto Star
The jury was comprised of poets Roy Miki, Rachel Rose and Katherena Vermette. They said Martin's poem “urgently speaks to central concerns of our time, particularly here in Canada: the consequences of coal and oil extraction, environmental degradation, ...
2014 CBC Poetry Prize winner announcedCBC.ca
Former Cape Breton resident finalist for poetry prizeTruro Daily News

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Wall Street Journal

Tyler Knott Gregson's Poetry Cracks Best-Seller Lists
Wall Street Journal
Montana-based poet and photographer Tyler Knott Gregson has written at least one new poem a day for his blog over the past five years. Every morning, he posts a photo with a caption and a haiku. Around lunchtime, he puts up a longer poem, composed on ...


Maine poet laureate writes poetry collection about the Ozarks of Missouri
Lewiston Sun Journal
FARMINGTON — Sometimes sad, sometimes humorous, Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair's latest poetry collection, "The Lost Child: Ozark Poems," has an understory — one of grief and reconciliation with his mother.

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Charles Wright's first reading as US Poet Laureate
Washington Post (blog)
It's time for Charles Wright to put on a suit. The new Poet Laureate of the United States will deliver his inaugural reading at the Library of Congress on Sept. 25. When his appointment was announced back in June, the celebrated writer noted that he'd ...


Houston Chronicle

Blanco takes on self-imposed role as an evangelist for poetry
Houston Chronicle
When Blanco read his poem to the crowd assembled at the U.S. Capitol, he became the nation's fifth inaugural poet, a title he shares with Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Miller Williams and Elizabeth Alexander. He also became the first Latino, the first ...


Poetry and Literature Calendar (Sept. 21 to Sept. 27)
Buffalo News
Thursday, 5 p.m.: Villa Maria College Guest Writer Series poetry reading by Aimee Nezhukumatahil, author of the award-winning poetry collections “Miracle Fruit” (2003), “At the Drive-In Volcano” (2007), and “Lucky Fish” (2011), all published by Tupelo ...


Local poets invited to read at James Jackson Museum for worldwide poetry event
The Muskegon Chronicle
The James Jackson Museum of African American History, located at 7 E. Center St., will be hosting the program "100 Thousand Poets for Change" on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 3–5:30 p.m.. Hock, who is both a board member for the museum and a local poet, ...


Jeremy Paxman on the Forward Prize for poetry
Financial Times
There is nothing common about the Common Reader but it's useful to imagine her, or him, as someone who is not a poet but who comes to poetry to be delighted, comforted or alerted, to see the ordinary as extraordinary, the everyday as profound, to have ...

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

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

Wars, Air of Ambiguity [for: Lt. Laura Walker] in SPANISH and English

Wars, air of AmbiguityDedicated to 1st. Lt. Laura Walker (From... Read More

The Crusader: A Search for the Virtue Inside (an excerpt of an Epic Poem)

On through the darkness she searches the bones Seeking the... Read More

Article on Poetry and Two Poems

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

Cruel World

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

A Happiness Poem

If a happiness poem could bring forth a smile, Then... 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

Shakespeares Sonnet XVIII, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day?

Shakespeare's sonnets require time and effort to appreciate. Understanding the... Read More

New Poetic Work By Ethiopian Immigrant Promotes Respect, Courage And Cultural Sensitivity

McLean, VA - "The Healing Conscious" tells the story of... Read More

The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique

You can show your poem to your mom, your spouse,... Read More

Uamaks Aquatic [suspense: now in Spanish and English]

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

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

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

A World That Doesnt Care

War bombs may explode demolishing man and land. Hurricanes may... Read More

The Valley Of Pain

We were exiled from the Garden of Eden. Its... Read More

How to Write Bad Poetry

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

I Hate The Wait (Weight)

I get up in the morningAnd want to stay in... 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

Man Unbowed [A poem]

Man UnbowedUnbowed by sin, the world of man, stands Upon... Read More

Storm Rising along the Lima Coast

Storm Rising along the Lima Coast [Summer of 2002]?wind was... 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

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal MeOcean heal my wounds Let your waves curl... Read More

Arizona Blue--Gunfighter: The Wolves Nest [Chapter One of Seven: The North]

[Episode Five]Arizona Blue-GunfighterThe Wolves Nest-in the North[Episode Five]Northern Minnesota Area?Winter... Read More

Lucky...

You make me smile like I've seldom done before You... Read More

Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)

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