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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Washington Post

The 5 best poetry collections of 2018
Washington Post
Erdrich, an Ojibwe poet and scholar, chose 21 poets who have published books since 2000. Some — including Layli Long Soldier and Tommy Pico — have earned critical acclaim for their shrewd, distinctive work that fearlessly explores their relationship ...


The Slovak Spectator

Bratislava gets a taste of international poetry
The Slovak Spectator
The festival, which takes place between November 13 and 23 (with the core programme condensed between November 15-17) at various sites in Bratislava, will host poets and performing artists from Slovakia, its neighbouring countries, and also from the ...


USA TODAY

Sigrid Nunez's 'The Friend' wins 2018 National Book Award for fiction
USA TODAY
The young people's literature award went to slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo for “The Poet X” (HarperTeen), featuring an Afro-Latina heroine. Acevedo, of Dominican heritage, said, "As black woman, a Latina, I always have to prove I'm worthy, it's how I walk ...
National Book Awards: Sigrid Nunez wins fiction prize as Isabel ...The Guardian
Here Are The Winners Of The 2018 National Book Awards | HuffPostHuffPost
Minneapolis' Coffee House Press wins first National Book AwardMinneapolis Star Tribune
National Book Foundation -NPR -Department of Black Studies - UC Santa Barbara -New Directions Publishing
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Wellsville Daily Reporter

Second AAA Poetry Workshop
Wellsville Daily Reporter
WELLSVILLE — The second of a series of Poetry Workshops sponsored by the Allegany Arts Association will take place 10 a.m. Saturday at the David A. Howe Library. At Saturday's workshop Alfred University professor and poet Heather Yanda will share and ...


New Hampshire Public Radio

US Poet Laureate Named 2018 Winner of Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry
New Hampshire Public Radio
New Hampshire Public Radio is proud to announce United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith as the 2018 winner of the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. The award honors the late Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon—married poets who lived and wrote at ...


Anchorage Press

Poetry alive and kicking as local group turns 10
Anchorage Press
If you thought poetry was dead, or at least passé, and certainly archaic, then you should show up to The Writer's Block the third Wednesday of every month. There, poets and fans of all ages and walks of life gather for Poetry Parley, a satellite group ...


Webster University Newsroom (press release) (blog)

Arcade Gallery Presents 'Freedom: The American Hustle, The Poetry Series' Nov. 17
Webster University Newsroom (press release) (blog)
The voices of several female poets reflect on the cultural perspectives and concept of freedom of the time. It is also a great time to spend time in the Gallery's exhibition, "Freedom: The American Hustle," now open through Dec. 8, and undeniably ...


Independent Online

WATCH: SA came second at the Africa Cup of Slam Poetry in Chad
Independent Online
Congratulations to South African National Slam Champion, Thuthukani Myeza, who has been chosen to represent South Africa at the Africa Cup of Slam Poetry in Chad. The ACSP brings together artists from 34 countries in Africa to promote a united Africa ...


WHYY

Things to do: Hot poetry, cool music and 'altogether ooky' family fun
WHYY
Featured performers are: dancer/singer Kingsley Ibeneche, a Camden native; Philly poet Rienne Jahnai; poet, author and educator Evita Colon; and Philadelphia artist Jacob Winterstein, who is currently attempting to bike down every street in ...


Buffalo Rising

Poetry Prom at Hotel Henry
Buffalo Rising
We talk a lot about the Buffalo poetry scene on Buffalo Rising, how it's growing by the day. One night you might have a nationally-recognized poet gracing a local café with their words. The next night you might have a homegrown poet releasing a book at ...

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Poetry in Turbulence

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

Choices

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

The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

[As Told by the Last] King: it was in the... Read More

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

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

Thank You To Our Soldiers And A Tribute To Old Glory And A Prayer For Peace

Thank youDedicated to soldiers and their loved onesFor those who... Read More

Exalted Poetry; Two poem [and commentary]

Bells for Belphegor!...Where immortal veils never meet Belphegor, Arch devil... Read More

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

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

Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]

So Many Einstein'sThe morning mist, insists there is a God.... Read More

Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry

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

Five Poems

Poems have different cores, or so I believe, and can... Read More

Live For Today...

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

Two Poems on the Traditions of Peru [in English and Spanish]

Atahualpa's Game [Peruvian]Sometimes, it's not wise To share your wisdom... Read More

Africa

AFRICA (to africans in diaspora)africa here i come, africa africa... Read More

Three Sweet Poems, and Two Not So Sweet [now in: SPANISH and English]

1) End PoemWherever you are today- Is where you were... Read More

Ballade of an Inca King

Ah! Leave the gold, wealth and landSays the Inca King?;... Read More

Man Unbowed [A poem]

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

Lord Byrons She Walks in Beauty

Lord Byron's opening couplet to "She Walks In Beauty" is... Read More

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

Stone Beds [Pompeii's surge]Advance: after the great eruption of Pompeii's... Read More

Two Poems and an Analysis [?Witness,? & ?An Old Love?]

Two Poems and an Analysis ['Witness,' & 'An Old Love']WitnessMy... Read More

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

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

Burning Autumn Leaves [a poem in Spanish and English]

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

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

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

Because of You

You are to me my lifeline my security. That scares... Read More

Hindu Poet - Kamalakanta

Kamalakanta was born in Burdwan India in the late 18th... Read More