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 ...

The Guardian

Win a set of Puffin Poetry books
The Guardian
Puffin Poetry are re-launching some of their classic collections – by poets such as Michael Rosen, Benjamin Zephaniah and Spike Milligan – as well as some brand new poems by Roger McGough. For your chance to win a full set of six books, enter here.

Alaska Public Radio Network

Cleveland teen receives prestigious poetry honor
“Today is about celebrating these extraordinary young people, but it's also about bringing the power of poetry to kids across the country,” First Lady Obama, Honorary Chairman of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, said as she ...
Alaskan girl receives White House honor, appointment as poetry 'ambassador'Alaska Public Radio Network
N.J. student poet honored by Michelle Obama at White HouseNJ.com
Poetry is the key to positivity for National Student PoetPBS NewsHour
PR Newswire (press release) -Northwest Arkansas News
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Put On The Spot, These Nashville Writers Produce 'Poetry On Demand'
It's called “poetry on demand.” A group of writers hang out at events, including this weekend's Southern Festival of Books, and quickly write poems based on stories shared from passers-by. Whoever wanders up answers a few questions and then the poets ...


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 ...
Poetry secrets: How to read a poem aloudThe Guardian
Poets and professors pick 8 influential poems to celebrate National Poetry DayNew York Daily News
Narrative Matters: Poetry Meets Health CareHealth Affairs (blog)
The Guardian (blog) -The Herald Argus
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Andrew Marr praises Wayne Rooney's love of poetry as he gushes over ...
Marr said: "We haven't actually seen that great modern Manchester poet's work. "What we do know is that he writes poems to Coleen and that is an admirable thing, I think everyone should write poems to their spouses, lovers, partners and children. I ...

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Bowling Green Daily News

Professor's poetry collection based on experiences
Bowling Green Daily News
Connecting with the other side of things is the theme Olmsted takes for her book of poetry which spans two other sections: “Ways of Touching” and “Tree Forms.” The first section explores how sensory experience can lead to truth, and the second was ...

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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Poetry in Motion: Athens Public Transit Features Local Verse
On the Bus is a new program that merges public transportation and poetry, featuring typographic interpretations of poems on the side of a city bus and continues inside on the windows. The design team — accompanied by a representative of Athens Public ...

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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
The Northern Poetry Library makes the region a hotbed of verseChronicleLive

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Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]

Let's follow the poet to his Hell and heaven! Count... Read More

The Man Who Could Not Say Sorry For His Sins

Sorry would be a start.Though you cant take back your... Read More

Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets

"For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more... Read More

It Was Not Me

It was not me as I am now. It was... Read More

In the Mountans of Haiti [A Poem: in English and Spanish]

In the Mountains of Haiti(In the City)-July is a hot... 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

Here And There

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

A World That Doesnt Care

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

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

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

Ode, to the Mighty Midget Omac [In English and Spanish]

Part One Midget HistoryI am thirty-six inches tall, that is... Read More

My hero, my best friend, my Grannio (a.k.a my Grandmother)

She raised me like I was her own daughter from... Read More

Three Sweet Poems, and Two Not So Sweet [now in: SPANISH and English]

1) End PoemWherever you are today- Is where you were... Read More

Looking Out the Rear Window

The funeral rite concluded With the pastor shaking hands, Offering... Read More

The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique

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

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

Have you ever sat there staring at the paper, ready... Read More

Because of You

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

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

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

The Game of Life

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

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]

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

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead... Read More

Tsunami -a Poem Dedicated To Help Aid and Awareness and Encourage Future Harmony. Make Peace Not War

Real Power.One Tsunami, and all our armies, Seem belittled by... Read More

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]

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

Walt Whitman, Romance With a Stranger

The concept of brief encounters, even romantic encounters, with a... 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

Two Poems Written During Recovery

Since my wife and I are moving, or preparing to... Read More