Heart 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 - yet
forgotten joined becomes a celebration.

Patterns of man created - yet
invisible joined becomes a new universe.

Joined we become recognized.

Susan "Sue" Bacon Trumpfheller is an author, teacher, researcher and coach. Sue works with her clients to use subtle energies to create their supportive environments. You can contact her at

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New York Magazine

NEA Tries to Boot Refugee From National Poetry Competition
New York Magazine
Maine's poetry recitation champion happens to be a refugee from Zambia. Should that really matter?
Maine Asylum-Seeker Fights For His Right To PoetryKUNC

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The Guardian

How to read poetry like a professor
The Guardian
Now Foster, who studied English at Dartmouth College, turns his eye toward poetry, a form he says he “didn't know how to handle” in grade school. His new book, How to Read Poetry Like a Professor, provides something of a blueprint for tackling verse ...

Maine Public

Asylum Seeker Will Compete In Poetry Competition
Maine Public
A federal judge has ruled that a Deering High School junior can participate in a national poetry competition after he was initially barred due to his status as an asylum seeker from Zambia. 19-year-old Allan Monga sued the National Endowment for the ...
The Latest: Allowing student in poetry contest draws cheersSacramento Bee
Judge says Deering High student may compete in national poetry recital contestLewiston Sun Journal
Student from Zambia ruled eligible for US poetry contestMinneapolis Star Tribune
WTOP -Bangor Daily News
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Maine Asylum-Seeker Fights For His Right To Poetry : NPR
Allan Monga won Maine's Poetry Out Loud competition last month, but the NEA barred him from the national stage because of his immigration status. Now he's suing for his right to participate.
Judge will decide by Friday whether Deering student can compete in poetry contestPress Herald
Maine judge questions how banning asylum seeker from poetry contest serves 'national interest'Bangor Daily News

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Dayton Daily News

Chaminade Julienne student headed to DC for poetry competition
Dayton Daily News
The program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about literary history and contemporary life, according to Since 2005, Poetry Out Loud has grown to reach more than 3 million students and ...


Shaq attacks verse in new TV series “Poetry in America”
LOS ANGELES (AP) Shaquille O'Neal called himself ”The Big Baryshnikov” and ”The Big Socrates” in his days in the NBA. Now he can add ”The Big Shakespeare.” The basketball Hall-of-Famer, TNT TV analyst, commercial pitchman and onetime rapper is putting ...
Shaq attacks verse in new TV series 'Poetry in America'KGMI
Shaq attacks verse in new TV series "Poetry in America"ABS-CBN News

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PBS NewsHour

This poet's guide dog helped him discover a new world | PBS ...
PBS NewsHour
Born with a condition that left him legally blind and in a family that kept his disability hidden, it wasn't until poet and professor Stephen Kuusisto was in his late 30s that he decided to train with a guide dog. Jeffrey Brown talks with Kuusisto ...

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Auburn Citizen

'A singular moment of pride': Auburn students unleash their words at poetry reading
Auburn Citizen
AUBURN — Toryn Reed tore away from the bleachers once her name was called at a poetry event Wednesday. Other children in the audience exploded into applause as Toryn, 9, confidently strutted toward poet Heidi Nightengale to read her poem in the gym of ...

The Bronte Sisters: Dramatic poetry and a family that persisted
Bradenton Herald
April is National Poetry Month. It is also the birth month of beloved author Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855). Charlotte Bronte and her sisters, Anne and Emily, novelists and poets all, were dramatic, poetic fiction writers steeped in nature. Manatee ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Lanier High student competes for national poetry prize
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Poetry Out Loud is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and the state arts agencies that encourage students to explore classic and contemporary poetry through memorization and performance. Now ...

Google News

Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry

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

The Cat

Truth is stranger than fiction according to many people who... Read More

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

The light of all eternity shines with me now /... Read More

Two Poems and a Short Story

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

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

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)

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

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

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

The Goat and the Rope [a Poem: in Spanish and English]

The Goat and the Ropewhere there were devils I saw... Read More

Rules for Writing Poetry

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

Asha of Darfur [A poem with a commentary by the author]

Asha of DarfurCry, cry-oh little Darfur woman For your sister... Read More

Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]

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

Find the Magic

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


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Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Discussion of How Do I Love Thee?

"How Do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning was... 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

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

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

A Ship to Remember

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

Poetry in a Nutshell

Poetry is more than just rhyming and prose that is... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

Most of my poems are written late at night, often,... Read More

Never Ever More

Once upon a midnight dreary, coffee cold and vision... 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

Here And There

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

An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]

Old skin, once held tight Against her skeleton- Rose no... Read More

Why I enjoy Writing?

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

Burning Autumn Leaves [a poem in Spanish and English]

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