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:


San Antonio Current

SA's Gritty PuroSlam is Feared, Respected in National Slam Poetry Scene
San Antonio Current
See, there is this place where people participate in a ritual derived from the verbal tradition of telling and retelling stories to a room of bodies, barstools and emptying bottles until the stage is a pulpit. Some call it prayer. These people keep ...


10 local poets part of Northfield Sidewalk Poetry Celebration
Southernminn.com
For the last four years, the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission has partnered with Friends and Family of the Library to host a poetry contest. After announcing the winners, their poems are periodically stamped into sidewalks throughout Northfield.


The Guardian (blog)

Phill Jupitus, Hannah Silva, Hollie McNish and the poetry of protest
The Guardian (blog)
A book festival session on protest poetry on Saturday took a nostalgic Phill Jupitus on a canter through a career that started in the early 1980s when he was a civil servant by day and fought Thatcher by night, “like a kind of ideological Batman ...


The Guardian

Hebridean poet wins UK's richest poetry prize with debut collection
The Guardian
Hadfield said: Campbell's light touch is a rarity In contemporary poetry. There's no complacency in reading his work, but the reader always knows they're in safe hands.” Conn described the poet as “a joyous wordsmith”, adding: “His perceptions of the ...

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San Antonio Current

Poetry Open Mic Round-up: 8 spots around town to share your words
San Antonio Current
Open mic nights generally stand in contrast to slam, wherein poets approach the mic at their own peril. They offer artists a chance to grow in their craft without the horror of scorecards. The audience can then enjoy without the soundtrack of whooping ...


Poetry on Pause
Santa Fe Reporter
After eight years with an official city poet laureate, the Santa Fe Arts Commission has paused the program for evaluation. Jon Davis became poet laureate for Santa Fe in July of 2013, which means his two-year term expired this summer (read his column ...


Achiever | Brandeis student wins poetry award
The Courier-Journal
About the poem: Shubh has been writing poetry since he was in kindergarten, and he has entered the Reflections contest many times, often winning at state but not advancing to nationals before this year. The closing line of Shubh's poem, "Believe, Dream ...


London Book And Poetry Events: 21-27 August 2014
Londonist
£40 for participants/ £15 for observers, prebook, 10.30am-4pm. WILFRED OWEN: As part of the BBC Proms, poets Michael Longley and Fred D'Aguiar will discuss war poet Wilfred Owen's work, which inspired Britten's War Requiem. Takes place at the Royal ...


KRON 4

World Oldest Man Still Loves Poetry at Age 111
KRON 4
TOKYO (AP) — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man. Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Wednesday. He succeeds Alexander Imich of New York, ...
Japanese 'lover of poetry' (111) named world's oldest manIrish Independent

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NPR (blog)

Poet Known As The 'Lioness Of Iran' Dies At 87
NPR (blog)
NPR senior producer Davar Ardalan spoke with Simin Behbahani in June 2009 and has this remembrance: One of Iran's most vocal and outspoken poets died this morning in Tehran at the age of 87. Known as the "Lioness of Iran," Simin Behbahani ...
Simin Behbahani, Iran's national poet, dies at 87PBS NewsHour
Poet Behbahani, 'lioness of Iran', dies at 87 - state mediaReuters UK
Simin Behbahani: Formidable Iranian poet and fearless activistBBC News
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The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)

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

Life is a Fantasy

LIFE IS A FANTASY!A pink-eyed rabbit, fuzzy whiteHops in bedrooms... Read More

Mechanical Poetry - Part Three

Have you ever read the lyrics of a Simon and... Read More

Mechanical Poetry

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

Africa - Wheres The Profit?

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

I Hate The Wait (Weight)

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

Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]

Let's follow the poet to his Hell and heaven! Count... Read More

A World That Doesnt Care

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

Birthday Messages

I WANTED TO SAY IT WITH A BUNCH OF FLOWERS... Read More

Two Poems and a Short Story

1)dying in the bar [sluggishly]yet, I would crawl too upto... Read More

The Lull of Twilight [Over Mantaro Valley] In English and Spanish

Twilight, was now beginning. As forthe sun, it was down-down... Read More

The Valley Of Pain

We were exiled from the Garden of Eden. Its... Read More

Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair

All Hail.Is your hospital full of aliens, despite new cleaning... Read More

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

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

Banana Republic

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

Rocks

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

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

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

Ode, to the Mighty Midget Omac [In English and Spanish]

Part One Midget HistoryI am thirty-six inches tall, that is... Read More

Here And There

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

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)

English VersionAnd the Death God said: "Let it rise to... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them... Read More

Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi

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

Kafka Re-Trial

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

Song of the Great Zimbabwe, and Silver and Inca Blood [Poems and notes]

"Song of the Great Zimbabwe"Across the African, winter's skyIn the... Read More

Its What She Didnt Say

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