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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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'Drop By Drop': How Poetry Helped The US Military In Afghanistan
NPR
From the Rough Translation podcast, the story of an Air Force captain who seemed to hold the key to turning around the Afghan war, and why everything went wrong. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email ...


WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Poetry Project Aims To Reach Patients With Dementia
WCCO | CBS Minnesota
ALTOONA, Wis. (AP) — Employees at 20 nursing homes in Wisconsin are receiving training to use poetry as a method of reaching residents with dementia. The Leader-Telegram reports that the effort known as the national Alzheimer's Poetry Project has so ...

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Bucknell Poetry Seminar Connects and Inspires Young Writers
Bucknell University
It was winter 1985, and the Bucknell senior was one of a dozen college students from across the country invited to attend the first Seminar for Younger Poets, a program founded by the late Jack Wheatcroft '49, renowned poet and professor of English.


KQED

Heather June Gibbons' Poetry Will Make You Put Your Phone Down
KQED
Here is a poetry collection to read instead of reaching for your phone—however, it is also a poetry collection that will make you want to reach for your phone, as it reminds you quite eloquently of the fugue state of your mind as you caress your tiny ...


The Spokesman-Review

Poetry Picnic pairs poetry readings with gelato
The Spokesman-Review
Peanut butter and jelly, Bert and Ernie, Rodgers and Hammerstein: Some combinations are just classic. During its Poetry Picnic, the Spokane County Library District will add another to the list, pairing poetry readings with gelato. Poetry Picnic ...


PBS NewsHour

How young writers are leading a poetry comeback
PBS NewsHour
Twenty-eight million American adults read poetry this year — the highest percentage of poetry readership in more than 15 years, according to a survey of arts participation conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Census Bureau.


The Tennessean

'Ya-Ya Sisterhood' author Rebecca Wells shares divine secrets at poetry event
The Tennessean
Author Q&A. Local poet Ciona Rouse is cooking up something different for this month's “Lyrical Brew” event at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt University. The once-a-month poetry night hosted by Rouse, usually held the last Friday of every month, will be ...


HeadStuff.org (press release) (blog)

Poetry Review | When I Closed My Eyes I Was Elsewhere
HeadStuff.org (press release) (blog)
Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be in Dublin at the same time that Poetry Ireland held an event at their building off Parnell Square on the place of Edmund Spenser in Irish poetry. The discussion involved Trevor Joyce, Leanne O'Sullivan, John ...


The Boston Globe

Henry Morgenthau III, 101, award-winning WGBH producer who ...
The Boston Globe
Publishing his first collection of poetry just before turning 100, Henry Morgenthau III offered a bracing perspective on both a century of living and a momentous ...

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Dhaka Tribune

'Sanskarnama': Poetry for our times
Dhaka Tribune
Parts of one line have nonetheless stayed: "For poetry makes nothing happen: it survives/ In the valley of its making ..." Initially they came with a sense of grief whenever I felt that social and political injustice tilted its head and became the ...

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Mechanical Poetry

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

Death & the Supernatural: Poetry/Five Poems

Supernatural PoetryHere are five poems,-what I call-death and supernatural poems.... Read More

Mechanical Poetry; Part Two

What do you do when you want to write poetry?... Read More

Changes

I am not the one I was before yesterday.I cannot... Read More

How to Write Bad Poetry

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

Because of You

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

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

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

Publishing Your Poetry

If you are serious about seeing your work published by... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

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

Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem

The Incubus' Flash-lightHe looked inside my head And found a... Read More

Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband, A Discussion

"To My Dear and Loving Husband" was written by America's... 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

The Man Who Could Not Say Sorry For His Sins

Sorry would be a start.Though you cant take back your... 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

Eight Poems

Out of the eight poems provided here [all previously unpublished],... Read More

The Game of Life

When your life becomes unbearable And the light of... Read More

A Case of The Fears

Chicken Soup is good for a coldSleep is good for... Read More

Top 20 Poetry Quotations

Explore the meaning of poetry and the motivation of poets... Read More

Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King's first full-length collection, Antidotes for an Alibi, insists... Read More

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]

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

Preserving Dignity

No one should have to beg or crawl before humanity.... Read More

San Francisco [Almost a Sonnet]

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

For My Mother

I cannot bear to think of when you will be... Read More

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

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