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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

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New York Times

Making the Language Strange, as Only Poetry Can Do
New York Times
The aims of the Language (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poetry movement that emerged in the late 1960s were largely political: Rational syntax, these poets believed, was a tool of oppression. So they rejected rational syntax, breaking the language through ...


CBS News

Some young immigrants at detention center cope through poetry
CBS News
For a handful of immigrants who came to the U.S. from Central America — many as unaccompanied minors — poetry has given them a chance to tell the world both about their journeys north — and through the byzantine immigration system. "A lot happens in ...

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New York Times

An Adolescence of Skateboards, Fistfights and Sexual Yearning, Turned Into Pure Poetry
New York Times
My first thought about the poems in Matthew Dickman's new collection, “Wonderland,” was: Why doesn't every poet write this way? That doesn't mean that I want every poet to write irregular lines about his or her childhood, just that I wish others wrote ...


Patheos (blog)

Poetry Friday: “I Loved You Before I Was Born”
Patheos (blog)
In clear, resonate language, Li-Young Lee celebrates longing in his poem “I Loved You Before I Was Born.” In its repetition and earnestness, this poem reminds me of e. e. cumming's poem “i carry your heart with me (i carry it in.” Unlike cumming's poem ...


The New Arab

A celebration of East-West dialogue through poetry and music
The New Arab
This dialogue between "East" and "West" continues with the 24 poets contributing to a multi-lingual anthology - due to be published next year - inspired by titles of Goethe's original work, including "The Poet", "Love", "The Tyrant" and "The Cup-Bearer".


Mental Floss

Sylvia Plath's Pulitzer Prize in Poetry Is Up for Auction
Mental Floss
A Pulitzer Prize in Poetry that was awarded posthumously to Sylvia Plath in 1982 for her book The Collected Poems will be auctioned on June 28. The Los Angeles-based Nate D. Sanders Auctions says bidding for the literary document will start at $40,000.


Entrepreneur

What Entrepeneurs Could Learn From Trying to Write Poetry
Entrepreneur
For example, I recently read Mary Oliver's A Poetry Handbook: A Prose Guide to Understanding and Writing Poetry in preparation for a poetry segment in one of the literature courses I'm teaching, and I was struck by how much of Oliver's advice to ...

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Meath Chronicle

Poetry and music in 'The Heart of Summer'
Meath Chronicle
On Saturday 7th July at 6pm, Olivia O'Leary will be joined by poets Kerry Hardie and Pat Boran, as well as uilleann piper David Power in Emo Court in Portarlington, Co. Laois. Emo Court House is one of architect James Gandon's neo-classical masterpieces.


New York Times

A Hard Childhood Compressed Into Poetry, With Concision and Heat
New York Times
As a child, he also faced racial hatred: “Boys … chucked rocks at our heads.” The young poet ran away from home. A grade school teacher repeatedly “molested” him, “my naked shape molting green in her hands. … She would find me at Champ's playground.


The Globe and Mail

Poet David McFadden, 77, was a master of magical yet accessible verse
The Globe and Mail
Acclaimed poet and travel writer David McFadden saw the mystical, magical and humorous in everyday life. The Hamilton native ignored literary trends and wrote accessible, conversational poems and stories. “Everybody, when they first read his poetry ...

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Give Me a Lily Pad & The Continuum [two Poems]

What can I do to keep this world in its... Read More

The Valley Of Pain

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

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

Poetry in Turbulence

To many non-specialists of literature, poetry is deeply unsatisfying. There... Read More

Listen as I Share: WE

You speak simple, completley understandable justifications I respect them, respect... Read More

Welcome to the Town of Feeling

Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad, Moved in down the streetCautious... Read More

Three Love Poems [all wicked]

Advance: Mr. Dennis Siluk's poetry can have its fire-hearted twists:... Read More

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)

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

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

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

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

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

Life is a Fantasy

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

Tsunami Day

A Poem - By Lorraine KemberIt was a day like... Read More

Birthday Messages

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

Ole Bulky Jeeps & Paper, Ink and Rain [two Peoms]

Ole Bulky JeepsThrough late summer's heat These bulky shaped jeeps... Read More

Commuting Hell!

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

Write Your Way to Fame

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

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

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

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal MeOcean heal my wounds Let your waves curl... Read More

San Francisco [Almost a Sonnet]

(The city by the bay of Northern California, near which... Read More

Man Unbowed [A poem]

Man UnbowedUnbowed by sin, the world of man, stands Upon... Read More

Ive Learned

You cannot make someone love you. All you can do... Read More

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

Note: written after seeing the little adobe 16th century church... Read More

Bleed

now is not the time to open open that great... Read More