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:


Newsworks.org

Poetry takes center stage at Dodge festival in Newark, NJ
Newsworks.org
"In America, a lot of people have an idea of poetry that was shaped by their experience being taught it -- an idea that it's difficult, challenging, and they have to get it right," said Martin Farawell, director of the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry ...

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The Brown Daily Herald

Adulthood and youth collide in prof.'s poetry collection
The Brown Daily Herald
Howe, who read from her works with novelist Bradford Morrow Thursday in the McCormack Family Theater, has written more than 20 books of poetry, fiction and essays and has received a host of accolades from organizations like the National Endowment for ...


The Surprising Poetry of Arianna Huffington's Thrive
Huffington Post
In a fascinating look into Huffington's most passionate concerns for healthier lives, work practices, relationships, and communities, one can't help but notice the poetry. And one can't help but notice that the poetry isn't just on the page but often ...

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Madison Parker: Poetry as an outlet
Texas A&M The Battalion
THE BATTALION: How is poetry a personal outlet for expression for you? Parker: I was just going through a lot of life at the end of high school. I moved from Lubbock to Dallas second semester of my junior year of high school. My dad had lost his job ...

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SFGate

Finding poetry in Dylan Thomas' 'strangest town,' Laugharne
SFGate
Photo: Crai Bower / Special To The Chronicle Local dairy farmer Bob Stevens <137>worked tirelessly to<137> created the “Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk” on his Sir John's Hill Farm in time for the poet's Oct. 27 centenary. The trail features several vista ...

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UANews

New Verse: UA Poetry Center Enhances Engagement
UANews
The students in Angle's "Writing the Community" class, held at the UA Poetry Center, were engaged in a form of cognitive acrobatics: They were improvising, brainstorming, thinking critically, problem solving and using their imagination — and they had ...


Dodge Poetry Festival returns, bigger than ever, to Newark
The Star-Ledger
The 15th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival will take place Thursday through Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and other venues throughout Newark's Downtown Arts District. This year's festival will have its largest-ever roster.


The Star-Ledger

Dodge Poetry Festival to pay tribute to Amiri Baraka
The Star-Ledger
Baraka, father of Newark mayor Ras Baraka a longtime and fixture on the national poetry scene, died in January at the age of 79. The elder Baraka participated in the first Dodge Poetry Festival in 1986, and was expected to participate in this year's ...

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This cowboy poet might be America's next great political analyst
Washington Post (blog)
When I got on the phone with cowboy poet Baxter Black on Tuesday afternoon, he was in an exceptionally good mood. Down in Arizona, the sun was out and the cows were skipping. "Some of them," Black said, "were even smiling." It was unclear whether he ...


On Poetry: Children, Schools, Football and What We Value
Valley News
Where, I wondered, did imagination ever go? / Or so remained my attitude till one narrative came along, in which, rather / than reciting the struggles, lapses, and recoveries / of superheroes, the author provided an unheroic account / that rang too ...

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I Hate The Wait (Weight)

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

Since Youve Been Gone...

My life has changedin so so many waysIt seems to... Read More

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

Cesar Vallejo: Black RosesBow down your head ol' poet- To... Read More

Top 20 Poetry Quotations

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

Rocks

Take some time to stop and look at nature. Pick... Read More

Walt Whitman, Romance With a Stranger

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

In Poetry: Meaning of Words [And ...Rocket-belt]

In Poetry: Meaning of WordsWhen I write poetry, I check... Read More

The Cat

Truth is stranger than fiction according to many people who... 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

How to Write Bad Poetry

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

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

Ode to QuetzalcatlQuetzalcatl the GreatNo one knew his true name,... Read More

Write Your Way to Fame

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

Biography of Charlotte Bronte

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

A Different Place...

I wish we had met 20 years ago... A different... 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

Three Poems and Paradise Lost [One for Hell, One for Heaven one for an Inca King]

The Torrents of HellHell's furnace- Likened to a chimney Vomits... Read More

Mechanical Poetry; Part Two

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

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

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

Writing Innovative Poetry

Writing innovative poetry, the kind of poetry that reputable literary... Read More

Commuting Hell!

It's dark, it's cold, its' just six thirty,thoughts of sleep... Read More

Preserving Dignity

No one should have to beg or crawl before humanity.... Read More

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

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

Wondering

How I wonder what he's doing as I sit alone... Read More

Lima, City with the Stretched out Wings [In English and Spanish]

Lima, City with the Stretched out WingsIt's an ink-black... Read More