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:


New York Times

Fallen Journalist Finds Solace and Success in Poetry
New York Times
She is Patricia Smith, Staten Island's literary sensation, a poet, an English professor and a star on the national stage. Last month, she won the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, awarded by the Library of Congress to luminaries such ...


The Guardian

The Costa book of the year contender bringing poetry to class
The Guardian
So he trained as a secondary English teacher and, rejected by one school on grounds that poetry could distract him from the day job, applied to Haberdashers' Monmouth school for girls, in the Wye Valley, where he has been for 10 years, the only man in ...


Finding the poetry in your tweets
Washington Post
Those are the opening lines of a four-stanza poem titled “Of Comments,” written by one of the world's emerging great poets: Twitter dot com, with an assist by yours truly. Twitter, of course, didn't actually write that poem, but a new tool called ...


Walworth County woman wants poetry to be part of life
Janesville Gazette
For more information about Kimberly Blaeser, Wisconsin's new poet laureate, visit kblaeser.org or facebook.com and search for Kimberly M. Blaeser. When I was a child, my father surprised our family at breakfast one snowy morning with a flurry of ...


UD Daily

'Helping the Morning'
UD Daily
8:56 a.m., Jan. 27, 2015--Jeanne Murray Walker's eighth book of poetry, Helping the Morning, is more than a collection of new work by a poet whose writing has been described as providing readers with a “down-to-earth vision of the transcendent.” The ...


Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Burns: Careful not to mix politics and poetry
Concord Monitor
Yes, we have poets laureate, both national and in most states. The national one is – wisely – appointed by the Librarian of Congress after much consultation with former poets laureate, respected poetry critics and the like, a process that (unlike many ...
Olympia is blessed with rich poetryThe Olympian
Walsh: South Dakota has 'vibrant' talent in poetrySioux Falls Argus Leader
Michael Castro: City's poet laureate comes to new position with eyes wide openSTLtoday.com

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Late-night poetry and jazz coming to iDiOM
Bellingham Herald
The iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave., is starting late-night events and one of them is a series of poetry and jazz slams. At 10 p.m. on the last Friday of every month, Tobias Childs, a Dead Parrots Society alum who has performed at the Upfront Theater ...


Appleton Post Crescent

Appleton seeks entries for sidewalk poetry program
Appleton Post Crescent
The city is now accepting entries for the second year of its sidewalk poetry program. Last year, Appleton stamped six poems into concrete as part of its sidewalk rehabilitation regimen. It was inspired by a similar effort that started in St. Paul ...

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Western Front

Poetry slams into Bellingham
Western Front
Though the poetry reading now happens in the living room, the atmosphere has changed little from McGee's original event. People still bring food to potluck and there can be a shortage of elbowroom. Poetry flows and Kitchen Sessions shows little sign of ...


Syracuse.com

Are you a poet and want people to know it? Enter the annual CNY Pen Women ...
Syracuse.com
Peering into the yellow yolk of a soft-boiled egg, poet Mary L. Gardner discovered she could transport someone to a homemade breakfast with just a pen and paper. Gardner, a professional CNY poet, realized her writing could inspire readers after ...

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Two Poems: Black Poncho, and Spirits of de Copan [in English and Spanish]

English Version12) Black Poncho(of Saint Cosme Hill, by Lima, Peru)Lost... Read More

How to Write Bad Poetry

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

In The Midst Of All

In the midst of darkness, there is light. In... 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

A Ship to Remember

Hammers. Timbers. Iron. Steel.They're laying down a mighty keel.As ant-like... Read More

Shadows of the Andes; Ollantayambo; and Cesar Vallejo [Poems in English and Spanish]

1) Shadows of the Andes [or: Song to the Andes]I... Read More

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

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

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

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

Poetry ?Reborn? Emerges In Thriller Mystery Novel

Since Mohamed Ali?then Cassius Clay?announced that he had written "The... Read More

My Final Defeat - Fixed Competition

She probably can't remember and I know I can never... Read More

Write Your Way to Fame

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

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

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

Commuting Hell!

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

Grandpas House & From Iraq with Love [Two Poems]

Grandpa's House [The ole Real House]The house needed painting Sun-blistered... Read More

Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose

Robert Burns, a poor man, an educated man, and a... Read More

Our Home

Our home was warm in the shade of the trees... Read More

Live For Today...

Isn't that what they say?But what does that mean?There's no... Read More

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

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

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

To many people contemporary poetry is a turn-off. The reason... Read More

Kens Poem

How wonderfully sweet to be a dweller dwelling... Read More

RISK

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