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:


5 Poetry Forms That Make Editors Sit Up And Take Notice
Huffington Post
April is National Poetry Month, a time when poets and would-be bards alike turn their attention to verses both free and formal. If you're going to write poetry, why not try giving your work a unique twist, something that editors of literary magazines ...


BU Today

Irish-born poet celebrated for his wit, use of puns
BU Today
Paul Muldoon, who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2003 for his collection Moy Sand and Gravel, will be the featured poet at tonight's Robert Lowell Memorial Poetry Reading. Photo by Michael Potiker. Paul Muldoon is accomplished at so many things ...
CK Williams on his foray into prose poetryWashington Post
Bucknell's Poetry Path is public art meant to be heard: Not far by carThe Patriot-News
GERMANTOWN CELEBRATES PHILADELPHIA POETRY DAYThe Philadelphia Tribune
WTVY, Dothan -The Newark Advocate -mediabistro.com
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FOX 4 Young Achiever finds power in poetry
fox4kc.com
Performing his own deeply intimate and revealing poetry on the stage of Raytown High School, FOX 4 Reaching 4 Excellence Young Achiever Will Adams defies easy descriptions and stereotypes and expectations. “People think, 'Oh, he's your average black ...


Poetry Podcast: Michael Dickman Reads Ellen Bryant Voigt
New Yorker (blog)
Ellen Bryant Voigt's most recent collection is “Headwaters: Poems” (W. W. Norton, 2013), and she has served as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets since 2003. You can hear Michael Dickman's reading and conversation with the magazine's ...


The Poetry of the Trading Floor, Going Beyond Bears and Bulls
New York Times
My point here is the eternal poetic inventiveness of the financial mind. Popular opinion has it that bankers think of nothing but profit. But their brains are fixated on poetic invention. Money seems to be a side issue. And if modern poets had half the ...

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How knitting and writing poetry can make you a better worker
Today.com
Here's a reason embrace your inner guitar hero or secret poetry writing habit: It may be making you better at your day job. Employees who did something creative after work – like knitting, drawing or even playing a video game that required creative ...

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NPR (blog)

Sarah Lawrence prof wins Pulitzer Prize for poetry
The Journal News / Lohud.com
NEW YORK A Sarah Lawrence College professor has won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Vijay Seshadri was awarded the prize Monday afternoon for his "3 Sections," which the Pulitzer committee described as "a compelling collection of poems that examine ...
Book News: A Q&A With Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Vijay SeshadriNPR (blog)
This Morning: A poetry Pulitzer for Bangalore-born Vijay SeshadriTimes of India
India-born poet wins PulitzerThe Hindu
Siliconindia.com -Pioneer Press
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Captive audience: An ambush poetry reading on the public bus
Las Vegas Weekly
In honor of National Poetry Month, Dana Killmeyer, a local poet and writer who just finished her MFA degree in creative writing at UNLV, reads from one of her books to bus riders on the Maryland Pkwy 109 bus Saturday, April 12, 2014. Photo: Yasmina ...


Celebrating National Poetry Month
Library Journal
Founded in 1934 and now celebrating its 80th anniversary in a big way, the Academy of American Poets aims to support American poets and foster an appreciation of contemporary poetry through readings and events, an extensive awards program, ...

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OUTDOORS: Poetry, baseball to combine in Port Townsend
Peninsula Daily
POETRY AND BASEBALL, linked together since the game first grew to popularity more than a century ago, will intertwine once again Wednesday at the Rose Theatre's Starlight Room in Port Townsend. One of baseball's most famous films, the minor league ...

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Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]

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

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

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

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (a poem in Spanish and English)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (English version)In what retreat art hid?-Where... Read More

Recollections

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

Kafka Re-Trial

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

Choices

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

Lucky...

You make me smile like I've seldom done before You... Read More

Mechanical Poetry

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

Three Poems: Dona Leonors Revenge; The Old Moon; Common Sides [All in Spanish/all in English]

1) Doa Leonor's Revenge [1627 AD]Rafael Ortiz's fate Was... Read More

The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

The Exit Poems [And Socrates]Iron and FireIron can be... Read More

To My Friend, With Love

All is still; all quiet; The world seems to... Read More

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

I will never think twice nor will I roll the... Read More

Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry

Writing poetry is an art, a way of expression, finding... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

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

Biography of Charlotte Bronte

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

The Power of Eating Disorders

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

Why I enjoy Writing?

During interviews and general conversations with the public,one of the... Read More

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [Summer of 2005]Daybreak by Lake Superior... Read More

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

Part OneI tell you a legend of long ago Of... Read More

Walt Whitman, Romance With a Stranger

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

Mother, I Dont Mind The Pain

I am among those who know that one never recovers... Read More

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

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

Whats A Prisoner to Do?

What's a prisoner to do when justice fails and... Read More

Find the Magic

FIND the MAGICFind the Magic As you release old bondage... Read More