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
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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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Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]

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

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)

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

Five Mixed Poems, with Notes [now is Spanish and English]

1.Night in Jamaica [Peruvianism: 1810]It was a rainy night... 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

Blind Designs [a Poem] and a Note by Rosa on The Other Door

Blind DesignsBorn today, gone tomorrow Like a butterfly with no... Read More

Five Poems

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

Lifes Too Short

Time goes by to quickly to hold your feelings inside... Read More

Since Youve Been Gone...

My life has changedin so so many waysIt seems to... Read More

Ode, to the Mighty Midget Omac [In English and Spanish]

Part One Midget HistoryI am thirty-six inches tall, that is... Read More

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

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

Wondering

How I wonder what he's doing as I sit alone... Read More

In The Midst Of All

In the midst of darkness, there is light. In... Read More

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

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

Man Unbowed [A poem]

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

A World That Doesnt Care

War bombs may explode demolishing man and land. Hurricanes may... Read More

Chan Chan and The Gorriones (Two Poems in English and Spanish)

The following two poems, one in English, the other in... Read More

The Valley Of Pain

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

Lucky...

You make me smile like I've seldom done before You... Read More

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

Ode to QuetzalcóatlQuetzalcóatl the GreatNo one knew his true name,... Read More

In Poetry: Meaning of Words [And ...Rocket-belt]

In Poetry: Meaning of WordsWhen I write poetry, I check... Read More

My Final Defeat - Fixed Competition

She probably can't remember and I know I can never... Read More

Mechanical Poetry; Part Two

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

Poetry ?Reborn? Emerges In Thriller Mystery Novel

Since Mohamed Ali?then Cassius Clay?announced that he had written "The... Read More

A Different Place...

I wish we had met 20 years ago... A different... Read More

Mechanical Poetry

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