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:


Telegraph.co.uk

Christmas Books 2014: best poetry to read
Telegraph.co.uk
Increasingly, poets are doing just that. At least, the most striking of recent collections are taking on the realities of conflict and division, and for a moment there seems to be less room for introspective or brooding poems. For example, “the world ...


New York Times

How Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed Since Shelley?
New York Times
Shelley once called poets the “unacknowledged legislators of the world.” This week, Adam Kirsch and Leslie Jamison discuss how the social role of poetry has changed since then. By Adam Kirsch. No one asked for Shelley's views on the Congress of Vienna, ...


RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

'What Rhymes With Islamic State?' Militants Express Ideology Through Poetry
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Indeed, North Caucasian "jihadi poetry" is so popular that there is a group, Poeziya Dzhikhada ["Poetry of Jihad"] dedicated to it on the Russian social network VKontakte. Poems, some written by jihadis in Russian prisons, are shared via the VKontakte ...


How Poetry Gave Me a Voice
Huffington Post
Why would teens go to the library to read poetry when they can easily be on Facebook, clicking away at their notifications? Why would teens read, or even write poetry, when they could be liking photos on Instagram or watching music videos on YouTube?

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The 50 Best Independent Fiction and Poetry Books of 2014
Flavorwire
2014 will go down as a landmark year in independent literature, chiefly because a few longstanding “trends” or “developments” are hardening into verifiable traits of fiction and poetry beyond Big Publishing. To begin with, independent poetry, noted ...


The Times (subscription)

Poetry in motion: Ottawa woman hands out poems of gratitude
The Times (subscription)
Stephan said her writing springs from somewhere inside her, attributing her poetic impulses to her artistic father — some of whose paintings adorn her walls. With no formal training in poetry, Stephan said she spins out her little works in 10 to 15 ...


The Guardian

Clive Palmer's poetry unearthed and it's, er, well-meaning
The Guardian
Palmer's book of poetry, Dreams, Hopes and Reflections, was published in 1981 under the name F Clive Palmer when the mining magnate, and possible billionaire, was 26. It is not known how many copies survive, but when one happened to cross Guardian ...

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Houston Chronicle

Can poetry save America? Houston poet makes the case
Houston Chronicle
And his new prose collection, "Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays," brings these qualities to bear on the craft of contemporary poetry, on its shifting parts and changing wholes, and on its best and most imitated practitioners. For ...


The News-Press Student Art, Poetry, Essay, Multimedia Contest Winners
The News-Press
They were encouraged to use their knowledge of Southwest Florida's unique past and present to create a glimpse into our future via essay, poetry, multimedia or art. Some common perceptions were: Florida will be under water, cars will hover and drive ...


Corny Kickoff Poetry is Moving On...Mostly
Corn Nation
Your usual rhyme smorgasbord where we focus on the future (mostly) with a special thank you to the seniors.  Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook  Share Share with Cornhuskers friends + Comments. Alright everyone - your assignment, ...

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Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King Antidotes for an Alibi BlazeVox Books ISBN 0-9759227-5-0... 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

Mechanical Poetry

Do you ever stare at the paper, waiting for poetic... 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

Passion and Poetry, and Life

Ironically, the passion that can neutralize the repulsion for difficulties... Read More

Banana Republic

Like a cat I slumber, blissfully unencumbered, Through eighty per... Read More

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

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

The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]

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

Stones

As I picked up some of the polished gemstones in... 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

Four Poems: Grendels Nature...the Racetrack...Counting days...[Now in English and Spanish]

English Version1) Grendel's DivorceYou must know that I do not... Read More

How to Write Bad Poetry

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

Recollections

I AM SO GRATEFUL for simpler times. Stores were closed... Read More

Farewell to Lester Graybill

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

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

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

Burning Autumn Leaves [a poem in Spanish and English]

Burning Autumn Leaves [1950s in St. Paul, Minnesota]My long steel... Read More

Two Poems: Boyhood, and Old Age [with a note on style]

BoyhoodOh me! Thy glorious days have flown! I mealy noticed,... Read More

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog

Emlyn Williams Theatre, Mold, North Wales: 20th February 2003Clwyd Theatr... Read More

For My Mother

I cannot bear to think of when you will be... Read More

Rules for Writing Poetry

You've been writing poetry since that first assignment in your... Read More

New Poetic Work By Ethiopian Immigrant Promotes Respect, Courage And Cultural Sensitivity

McLean, VA - "The Healing Conscious" tells the story of... Read More

My Grannio

I never thought I would have to say GOODBYE to... 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

Superman

So many looked to you for inspiration,Unlikely hero for the... Read More

Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]

Contract of DeathI heard today, the preacher say: "Daniel has... Read More