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 Press

After finishing second in last year's Daily Press poetry contest, Tyler ...
Daily Press
A year ago, Tyler Lawrence of Hampton was runner-up in the annual Daily Press Poet Laureate contest. Finishing second didn't inspire him to write better. It just inspired him to write more. "It wasn't something where I said, 'Oh, I have to get first ...
Poets' TalkCounterCurrents.org

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Sophie Heawood: Think the world of poetry is a gentle one? Sharpen your quills…
The Guardian
I spent a year working in the poetry industry, if you can call it that, as an office assistant, and I promise you that advertising, the music industry and journalism have all turned out to be quite compassionate places to work in comparison. I have sat ...


Huffington Post

Terrance Hayes On The Joys Of Poetry: 'Poets Are ... The Decathletes Of ...
Huffington Post
Too often, writing is swept into two neat categories: We have fiction, and we have nonfiction. A novel? Fiction. A memoir? Nonfiction. But what about a poem? It seems to dwell somewhere in a realm beyond fact and fantasy. A poem might recount imagined ...


TheTyee.ca

Five Years of Dead Poetry
TheTyee.ca
But this week, Poetry Is Dead celebrated its fifth anniversary and the launch of its 11th issue. By stretching the boundaries of what makes a poem, Zomparelli and his collaborators may have discovered how to bring the flat-lining poetry scene back to ...


Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Spectator competition: Poems for Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (plus: the ...
Spectator.co.uk (blog)
The poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy's failure to pen a poem commemorating the birth of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge prompted us to invite you to do it instead. You stepped into the breach with gusto: sonnets, odes and haikus poured in. The entry was ...


Santa Barbara Independent

Teddy Macker's Poetry
Santa Barbara Independent
Teddy Macker teaches in the College of Creative Studies at UCSB. His first book of poetry, This World, has just been published. Yours are very spiritual poems. They're also infused with imagery from the natural world. Clearly, there's a connection ...


Yale News

Louise Glück awarded Gold Medal for Poetry
Yale News
Louise Glück, adjunct professor of English and the Rosenkrantz Writer in Residence, has has won the Gold Medal for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (AAAL) — one of the organization's highest honor. Glück, who edited the Yale Series ...


Opinionator | Poetry Kept My Patient Alive
New York Times (blog)
Steve, my patient, fancied himself a poet, first and foremost. Brilliant, yet sadly bedeviled by schizoaffective disorder — a condition somewhere between schizophrenia and bipolar — he feared he would die before his gift was discovered. “I think I'm ...


The Poetry of Raymond Carver Makes a Leap to E-Books
New York Times
Raymond Carver, the noted author of short stories and poetry, died nearly 27 years ago, long before the digital revolution upended the publishing industry. And until now, his legacy has been confined to print. That will change this week, when 10 of Mr.


The Guardian

Simon Armitage: Making poetry pay
The Guardian
“I know other poets who work on poems as exploration, but I've usually got a destination in mind. I knew in that poem I wanted to end up in Sainsbury's supermarket” – a slight pause, as the audience guffawed – “it was just a question of getting back ...

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Ive Learned

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

Kafka Re-Trial

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

Tale of the: Old Hunter and the Golden Hare [In SPANISH and English now]

There once lived an old man and his goodwife On... 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

Africa - Wheres The Profit?

A poetic comment that just welled up inside my head... Read More

Man Unbowed [A poem]

Man UnbowedUnbowed by sin, the world of man, stands Upon... Read More

Memoirs of a Wastelands Rim [a Poem: now in Spanish and English]

Memoirs of a Wasteland's RimIt still was light when she... Read More

Five Mixed Poems, with Notes [now is Spanish and English]

1.Night in Jamaica [Peruvianism: 1810]It was a rainy night... Read More

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

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

Little Girl from Huancayo [a poem/in English and Spanish]

Little girl from HuancayoDo you really, really know? Just how... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

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

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

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

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

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

Tale of the Brick Maker, of San Jeronimo, Peru [In English and Spanish]

Tale of the Brick Maker, Of San Jernimo, Peru... Read More

Choices

You can do and you can be whatever you want.... Read More

Changes

I am not the one I was before yesterday.I cannot... Read More

Two Poems Written During Recovery

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

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

Four Poems: Katrina's PathwayHarvest of Apoplectic Horses ((Dedicated to: Katrina))... Read More

Breathing-in, Minnesota [a poem: now in Spanish and English]

In early fall, in Minnesota, the rain falls, falls, In... Read More

Eight Poems

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

A Case of The Fears

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

Infected Ideologies [a Poetic Portrait]

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

RISK

Do not be afraid to shine. This world needs what... 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