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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 ...


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.


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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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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 turned to poetry
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 day that lay ahead. In opening lines of one poem he wrote: I'm telling you my dear,. dying ...

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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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Eight Poems

Out of the eight poems provided here [all previously unpublished],...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

Uamaks Aquatic [suspense: now in Spanish and English]

Delicately, my mind was selecting a muffled tune, out of... Read More

Writing Innovative Poetry

Writing innovative poetry, the kind of poetry that reputable literary... Read More

Africa

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

Farewell to Lester Graybill

I never met a man, who could shake my hand,... 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

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

Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King Antidotes for an Alibi BlazeVox Books ISBN 0-9759227-5-0... Read More

Feelings, O How Glorious!

Sometimes we feel hard-pressed, Our backs against the wall;... Read More

Walt Whitman, Romance With a Stranger

The concept of brief encounters, even romantic encounters, with a... Read More

A Happiness Poem

If a happiness poem could bring forth a smile, Then... Read More

Why I enjoy Writing?

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

Kens Poem

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

Five Poems

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

Poetry and Popular Culture

Is poetry too complicated for the average reader? Is it... Read More

Never Ever More

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

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

Four Poems: Katrina's PathwayHarvest of Apoplectic Horses ((Dedicated to: Katrina))... Read More

Preserving Dignity

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

Ive Learned

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

A Ship to Remember

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

Mother, I Dont Mind The Pain

I am among those who know that one never recovers... Read More

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

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