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:


The Economist (blog)

Remembering life in Romania under communist rule
The Economist (blog)
ON A RECENT Thursday night, a handful of Romanian poets gathered inside a Soviet-era themed bar in New York's East Village to commemorate the Romanian revolution. The irony was not lost on the writers, many of whom shared painful memories of life ...


BBC News

Scottish Poetry Library Tessa Ransford founder dies
BBC News
She added: "A fine poet of great sensitivity herself, she was the prime mover behind the establishing of the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh - which dedicated library supports all kinds of poetry, serving poets, spoken-word artists, scholars of ...
Tributes paid to Scottish Poetry Library founder Tessa RanfordHerald Scotland
Scottish Poetry Library founder Tessa Ransford dies at 77The National

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The Independent

Jeremy Corbyn writes poetry on the train to work, he reveals
The Independent
“I do write quite a bit of poetry myself,” he said, adding that he had found time to write some verse whilst travelling on the train during the leadership campaign. Mr Corbyn also revealed that he was fond of creating “totally random paintings that are ...
Jeremy Corbyn: The secret poet and abstract artistTelegraph.co.uk
Corbyn promises to release the painter or poet in everyoneThe Times (subscription)

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Los Angeles Times

Teach This Poem seeks to make poetry accessible to students
Los Angeles Times
One of my favorite digital features is the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, in which a new poem is delivered, daily, via Web or email. I don't look at it all the time, but fairly often, and I am glad to know it's there. Here's a taste of today's ...
Poem-A-Day - 'the bullet was a girl' by Danez SmithSt. George Daily Spectrum (blog)

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New Hope Arts hosts Flash Poetry Festival on Sept. 12
NJ.com
The Flash Poetry Festival, hosted at the New Hope Arts Center, will feature area poets competing for the coveted Flash Poetry Prize - $100 for the best 100 words. All poets and all listeners are welcome – the first 21 poets that sign in will be ...


WMFE

Slam Poetry's Blue Collar Roots And Growing Popularity
WMFE
In clubs and coffee shops across the area, local poets take the stage in what's become a growing art form … spoken word poetry. These poets compete in what's called Poetry Slams. Winter Park poet Curtis Myer organizes the S.A.F.E.! Words! Poetry! Slam ...


Financial Times

Poetry, Danced, Erasing Borders, Pace University, New York
Financial Times
If not for Hinduism's embrace of the erotic, there would be no Indian classical dance, whose central subject has always been love in all its shades — between the gods and towards the gods. In its second summer smorgasbord the reliably excellent ...


WGME

Cuban-American poet hopes to further his mission of expanding poetry's reach
WGME
PORTLAND (WGME) -- Renowned poet Richard Blanco of Bethel has a new position that he hopes will further his mission of expanding poetry's reach. Blanco, who first reached notoriety when he was selected as President Obama's inaugural poet, is back ...
Blanco shares poetry in WinthropKennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

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The New Yorker

Ecstasy of Influence
The New Yorker
Emerson paved the way for poets of genius, but his own brilliance lay elsewhere. Credit Illustration by Roman Muradov. In January of 1842, Ralph Waldo Emerson's firstborn child, Waldo, contracted scarlet fever and died within a week. He was five. He ...


The Post

Donkey Coffee provides 'designated space' for poetry, spoken word
The Post
Megan Carter sits in front of a full house to read her poem titled, "Oh Please" at Donkey Coffee's Designated Space session on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Designated Space is a weekly meeting of poets and writers to share their work with others in a ...

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Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King's first full-length collection, Antidotes for an Alibi, insists... Read More

Never Ever More

Once upon a midnight dreary, coffee cold and vision... Read More

The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Peru; in English and Spanish)In what... Read More

Here And There

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

Cruel World

Azra, Azra, Wake up Azra. Wake up Azra, It is... 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

Review Of Stephen B. Wileys First Book Of Poetry: HERO ISLAND

Poet Stephen B. Wiley's first book of poetry, Hero Island,... Read More

Because of You

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

How to Write Bad Poetry

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

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]

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

Infected Ideologies [a Poetic Portrait]

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

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

Here is some witty poetry (not sure if that is... Read More

Hindu Poet - Kamalakanta

Kamalakanta was born in Burdwan India in the late 18th... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

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

Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]

Advance: in Mr. Siluk's poetry one finds symbolist values, sensuous... Read More

Mechanical Poetry; Part Two

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

Three Poems [Lima; Judges and Evils Creation]

1.Evil's CreationThou knowith evil clings To tender peace-; Nor does... Read More

Farewell to Lester Graybill

I never met a man, who could shake my hand,... Read More

Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Discussion of How Do I Love Thee?

"How Do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning was... Read More

Key Largo - Frater Albertus

Key Largo:The fans turn lazily in front of the doorThey... Read More

Ole Bulky Jeeps & Paper, Ink and Rain [two Peoms]

Ole Bulky JeepsThrough late summer's heat These bulky shaped jeeps... 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

A Case of The Fears

Chicken Soup is good for a coldSleep is good for... Read More

The Power of Eating Disorders

I want to get closeI am afraid.Afraid of what... Read More