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:


Daily Californian

Berkeley's Poetry Flash faces possibly closing doors after more than 40 years
Daily Californian
Poetry Flash, a Berkeley poetry review and newsletter that has been publishing for more than 40 years, may close before the end of the year because of a 27 percent increase in its rent. Founded in 1972, the newsletter is currently operating out of a ...


Does poetry still matter?
CNN
(CNN) Quick: Name a famous living poet. Somebody. Anybody. No, not Maya Angelou. She died last year. Unless you're a literary scholar or a subscriber to The New Yorker, it's not easy. That's because poetry, once a preeminent form of entertainment, has ...

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The Guardian

Beck: an evening of music, poetry and visual arts review – a wild trip
The Guardian
In a performance that's part concert, part theatre (for five minutes the three actors playing cowboys simply point and stare at the audience as the orchestra plays), Beck leads a group of musicians and poets, including Moore, Simon Armitage, Jemima ...


Los Angeles Times

Berkeley-based Poetry Flash faces an uncertain future
Los Angeles Times
Poetry Flash, the venerable Berkeley-based poetry newsletter, is in financial trouble and faces possible eviction. As contributing editor Dawn-Michelle Baude has written in an e-mail circulated to supporters, “Poetry Flash is in dire circumstances ...


Concord Monitor

My Turn: O'Malley and the poetry of greater purpose
Concord Monitor
With Martin, there is a poetry of greater purpose. Just the day prior, Martin gave a landmark foreign policy address, then joined the marriage celebration at the steps of the Supreme Court. A day of boldness of heart and leadership; to which he is no ...

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E Kantipur

Poetry in Dhankuta
E Kantipur
DHANKUTA, JUL 01 - Eminent poet Tulasi Diwas recited his poems during an event in Dhankuta on Sunday. The programme was organised by Salleri Sahitya Sangam. During the programme, Diwas recited about a dozen of his new and old poems.


SuperSport

Poetry in motion for Bayern
SuperSport
Guardiola planned to take part in a public event on Tuesday in Munich to read love poetry by the Catalan composer Marti i Pol in an event entitled "The Poet and the Playmaker". And the 44-year-old Bayern boss will want to see plenty of creativity on ...

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Baltimore City Paper

Dank Verse Poetry: Kemet Dank raps like he Instagrams
Baltimore City Paper
In a purple t-shirt festooned with embroidered fruit, floral-print leggings, mismatched socks and two small necklaces made up of gold leaves, green jewels, and dotted with pearls, 21-year-old Baltimore rapper Kemet Dank struts down Pratt Street and ...


Cincinnati.com

Poetry adorns Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati.com
The eyes of the world will be on Cincinnati for the All-Star Game. So how should the Queen City pose for her portrait? In the light of love. That's how ArtWorks sees it. The arts nonprofit is taking its CincyInk tattoo and poem project to the streets ...

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The Week Magazine

The secret and lucrative success of classical music and poetry
The Week Magazine
Every so often, you will hear lamentations about the sorry state of high-brow forms of art, particularly classical music and poetry. These forms of art, we are told, are dying. They are dying from both sides, so to speak. The output has become low and ...

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Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi

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

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

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

Top 20 Poetry Quotations

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

Growing

Growing hurts sometimes; saying goodbye to friends, ... Read More

Because of You

You are to me my lifeline my security. That scares... Read More

Joined

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

Stones

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

Im Sorry Mom! A Mothers Day Poem

Mother's Day Poetry,I'm Sorry Mom!I'm sorry for the troubles ... Read More

The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]

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

Biography of Charlotte Bronte

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

Here And There

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

Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]

So Many Einstein'sThe morning mist, insists there is a God.... Read More

Feelings, O How Glorious!

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

Life is a Fantasy

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

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

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

Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband, A Discussion

"To My Dear and Loving Husband" was written by America's... Read More

Article on Poetry and Two Poems

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

The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique

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

I Shall Wait...

I Shall Wait..On all the new mornings, and every singking... Read More

Eight Poems

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

Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry

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

Infected Ideologies [a Poetic Portrait]

the disease of extremism is infectious-; whoever cannot think of... Read More