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:


PRI

1200 years later, is Chinese poetry entering a new golden age?
PRI
According to Yibing, the poets were skeptical. They weren't “app” kind of guys. Was this really a good venue for poetry, they wondered? But, within minutes of the poets uploading their poems, he says, “there were hundreds of people 'liking' them and ...
Bringing poetry to the peopleMyanmar Times
Library plans April poetry series to celebrate National Poetry MonthKitsap Sun
National Student Poet visits Pelham High SchoolThe Union Leader
UCR Today (press release) -The Daily News of Newburyport -New Jersey Hills
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Los Angeles Times

Finally at rest: Britain's King Richard III buried with pomp, poetry
Los Angeles Times
He will always be known as the king whose bones were discovered beneath a parking lot. But on Thursday, Richard III was given a send-off befitting his regal title. In a ceremony oozing with British pomp and circumstance, and attended by royals ...
Watch Benedict Cumberbatch read poetry at the reburial of King Richard IIIEntertainment Weekly

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WBUR

'Sidewalk Poetry' Project To Take Literature To Cambridge Streets
WBUR
What had happened, Hsu recalls, was Cambridge photographer Andrea Geyer had seen a “Sidewalk Poetry” program in St. Paul, Minnesota—where they've immortalized poems by stamping them into sidewalk cement at more than 700 locations since 2008.

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STLtoday.com

Poetry pulled Texas center McGee-Stafford from depression
STLtoday.com
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Poetry, Imani McGee-Stafford says, saved her life. She was still in middle school when she began putting the words rumbling through her head down on paper, filling notebook after notebook in search of a voice to break free of the ...

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An evening of poetry with Charles Wright and Mary Szybist
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
Last Friday, the Culbreth Theater hosted Charles Wright, the 2014-15 U.S. Poet Laureate, and National Book Award winner Mary Szybist. The night featured his "Shrines to Longing," a poetry reading and Q&A. The event was held in conjunction with the ...
South Windsor Poetry Day To Showcase Distinguished PoetsHartford Courant
Hal Crowther on the poetry of Charles WrightOxford American

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Toronto Star

Poetry: Recent Releases
Toronto Star
Lorna Crozier is virtually a brand name in Canadian poetry, such is the consistency of her work. Clarity, lyrical grace and a sly, subversive humour (especially where sexual politics is concerned) are hallmarks, and they are all on display in The Wrong ...


Rocky Mountain Collegian

Every Eye poetry event hides in plain sight
Rocky Mountain Collegian
This was the latest reading from the Every Eye poetry series put together by Colorado State University professor Matthew Cooperman and his wife Aby Kaupang Cooperman. The two have organized these monthly events in Fort Collins since 2011.


MiamiHerald.com

Annual O, Miami poetry festival spreading the word
MiamiHerald.com
Starting with a boat trip down the Miami River on Wednesday, with forays into Little Haiti, the far reaches of Kendall and out onto Biscayne Bay, the poetry festival — now in its fourth year — is working even harder to complete its mission: to help ...


San Angelo Standard Times

'Poetry in Motion' ballet draws inspiration from children's poetry
San Angelo Standard Times
Words are leaping off the page and being brought to life in a ballet orchestrated by the San Angelo Civic Ballet. “Poetry in Motion” combines the creations of sketch artist Carolina Villarreal and stop-motion animation producer Johnny Villarreal to ...


Poetry and the art of retrospection
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
Last week, University professor and poet Stephen Cushman and Poet Laureate of Virginia Ron Smith read selections from their works in the Special Collections Library. Cushman recently published an eighty-page poem entitled “The Red List,” which he ...

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Tsunami Day

A Poem - By Lorraine KemberIt was a day like... Read More

A World That Doesnt Care

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

A Death in Cajamarca, Peru (Atahualpa, in Cajamarca ((in English and Spanish))

The Epic Poem:A Death in Cajamarca, Peru [Atahualpa, in Cajamarca]Advance:... Read More

Ive Learned

You cannot make someone love you. All you can do... Read More

Publishing Your Poetry

If you are serious about seeing your work published by... Read More

A Happiness Poem

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

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

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

Two Poems and an Analysis [?Witness,? & ?An Old Love?]

Two Poems and an Analysis ['Witness,' & 'An Old Love']WitnessMy... Read More

Our Home

Our home was warm in the shade of the trees... Read More

Infected Ideologies [a Poetic Portrait]

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

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

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

Barriers

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

Storm Rising along the Lima Coast

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

Its What She Didnt Say

When I hear your voice inside my head it makes... Read More

Write Your Way to Fame

Have you ever thought about how nice it would be... Read More

Give Me a Lily Pad & The Continuum [two Poems]

What can I do to keep this world in its... Read More

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

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

Thank You To Our Soldiers And A Tribute To Old Glory And A Prayer For Peace

Thank youDedicated to soldiers and their loved onesFor those who... Read More

Kafka Re-Trial

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

Three Poems: The Monkey Man of Lima, Plus Two More

What Hides behind the Minute?What hides behind the minute? It... Read More

Blind Designs [a Poem] and a Note by Rosa on The Other Door

Blind DesignsBorn today, gone tomorrow Like a butterfly with no... Read More

Eds Poem

Ed Gallagher Dec. 11, 1907 - Sept. 5, 2004This poem... Read More

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

The light of all eternity shines with me now /... Read More

The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]

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