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

In The News:

'A unique and slightly mad effort': mapping Britain in poetry  The GuardianA national community arts project, where poems are matched to precise locations, is reinventing a 17th-century classic for the digital age.
Who Gets to Be the Next Poet Laureate of New Hampshire?  SlateShould the poet laureate be a retired dentist who wrote verse about sex with Condoleezza Rice?
FIR against Assam poets: India crossed new line in its descent into darkness, says Harsh Mander  India TodayThe FIR against 10 poets, who were booked after video of a "Miya" poem about alleged discrimination towards Bengali-speaking Muslims in Assam went viral, ...
Omar Sakr and the poetry of displacement and dispossession  Sydney Morning HeraldPoetry. The Lost Arabs. Omar Sakr. UQP, $24.95. If you are a reader who seeks comfort or assurance, a sense of belonging and identity, or just entertainment ...
Depth of Field: The Hollow Poetry of the Eric Garner Decision  WIREDThe force of Drew Angerer's photo is in what it names: It tells us what the US Department of Justice did about Eric Garner's death.
Miya Poetry: Why is it creating noise in Assam now | Explained  India TodaySimply put, the Miya poetry genre paints a picture of stigma and humiliation embedded in the identity -- "Miya" tag.
Reclaiming Pride with Miya Poetry  NewsClickThe National Register of Citizens (NRC) is widely seen to be a significantly flawed exercise. It has targeted the poor minorities of Assam, mostly Muslims, who ...
Poetry in Muslim ‘dialect’ kicks up a storm in Assam  The HinduPranabjit Doloi, a freelance journalist, had filed the complaint objecting the “use of certain terms conveying to the world that the Assamese people are ...
Why Read Poetry?  Cherwell OnlineIt's easy to be intimidated by poetry. Often it withholds as much as it gives, leaves obscure as much as it reveals. And there is so much of it. So many different ...
UK alumna, Louisville native wins Donald Hall Prize for Poetry  Kentucky KernelJoy Priest had a folder full of poems but didn't know she could be a poet.
CT Poets’ Corner: The prose poetry of Charles Rafferty reflects life’s tiny moments  Hartford CourantConnecticut Poets' Corner is a monthly feature highlighting the poetry of Connecticut authors. Poets are selected by Ginny Lowe Connors, former poet laureate ...
Modern poetry’s sentimentality problem  New StatesmanTwo new but stale collections offer joyless caricatures of passion.
Seeking 'Poetic' Justice: Assam's Miya Community Scripts Its Protest In Unique Style  Outlook IndiaThe National Register of Citizens continues to cause a heartburn among the Assamese and the state's Miya community has chosen poetry as a medium to make ...
Orhan Veli Kanık becomes 2nd most read poet in world  Hurriyet Daily NewsA masterpiece by a prominent 20th-century Turkish poet became the second most widely-read poem in the world, according to a Berlin-based multi-lingual ...
Nagaland: Civil engineering student releases first poetry book  EastMojo'Kalopsia', a collection of 91 poems, has been written by Ovungthung Jungio, who is currently pursuing his M Tech at IIT Guwahati; published by PenThrill.
New book of poetry inspired by the Isle of Wight and wider world  Isle of Wight County PressLIVING on the Isle of Wight proved the perfect inspiration for a new poetry book.
Bookstock Features Poetry and Dance Tribute to Poet Mary Oliver  Seven DaysPoetry, said Mary Oliver in a rare 2015 interview with the radio program "On Being," “is very old. It's very sacred. It wishes for a community. It's a community ritual, ...
This writer’s job: Get young people to see poetry everywhere  Christian Science MonitorNaomi Shihab Nye, the new young people's poet laureate, encourages children to slow down and notice details – to see that every life is extraordinary.
77 Art to host first Infinite Lit poetry night  Rutland HeraldAs 77Art gears up for its first Infinite Lit spoken-poetry event Saturday night at the B&G Gallery, the Facebook event promises a great night for those who love ...
The industry and poetry of David Smith  The EconomistTHREE YEARS before he died in a car crash in 1965, David Smith was invited to create work for the Due Monde festival in Spoleto, Italy. One or two pieces ...
Poet Eliza Beth Whittington Talks Treat Me Like You Treat the Earth  WestwordEliza Beth Whittington wears a lot of hats: queer activist, painter, urban farmer, parent, singer-songwriter, event organizer…and published poet. Raised on the ...
Nevada poet laureate hosts 'Pups & Poetry' event at The Hydrant Club  News3LVJoin Clark County Poet Laureate Heather Lang-Cassera and other local poets for “Pups & Poetry,” a free event Saturday, Aug. 17 at 6 p. m. at The Hydrant Club ...
This debut collection of poetry maps a geography of anguish in its lines and images  Scroll.inAn assured collection, Saima Afreen's poems in 'Sin of Semantics' navigate pain as well as places with passion, though they are a little too lush sometimes.
Podcasts Are Providing A New Way Into Poetry  NPRA poem on the page has its appeal — but poetry spoken aloud is a more intimate experience. And a new crop of podcasts are expanding poetry, giving context ...
Pod Goals: Versify Weaves Simple, Heroic Tales With Original Poetry  Nashville SceneFor the sixth installment in our ongoing series about local podcasts, we talk to the poets of Versify.
Marie Ponsot, Poet of Love, Divorce and Family, Dies at 98  The New York TimesAfter a promising start as a published poet in the 1950s, Marie Ponsot put her career aside. She was a single mother in New York City, with seven children to ...
'I realized I don't need a hero, all I need in this story — Is me': Mollie Tibbetts' poetry describes slain woman in her own words  Des Moines RegisterMollie Tibbetts' name has been the subject of countless Facebook posts, news articles and posters. A host of words have been spoken and written about her ...
Poetry helped Jerry Beck as a kid. Now he’s taking it on the road with the Poetry Mobile  The Boston GlobeJust a year after Jerry Beck, the founder of Fitchburg's Revolving Museum, set off to break the world record for the largest paper airplane, he is back with a new ...
Joy Harjo is first Native American named US poet laureate  The GuardianOklahoma-born, Muscogee Creek Nation member who helped tell an 'American story' has been in the wings for a long time. Associated Press. Wed 19 Jun 2019 ...
The artistry and difficulty behind translating poetry  The Globe and MailFor Korean poet Kim Hyesoon and Albanian poet Luljeta Lleshanaku, translating was necessary for expanding their work's audience. Choosing a translator ...
Rocking and walking with Star: Logan poet hosts last walkabout at USU  The Herald JournalUtah State University geologist Jim Evans outright admitted on Thursday night during a poetry walkabout on campus that he had never been part of an event like ...
Dead Poets Society: 30 years on Robin Williams' stirring call to 'seize the day' endures  The GuardianFrom its enthusiasm for literature to its rousing finale, Peter Weir's film is a salute to inspiration itself.
Poetry helps tech grad cope with illness  Deccan HeraldAn IIIT-B graduate, Reijul developed juvenile diabetes at the age of 6, and in 2015, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, because of which he had to ...
Gyles Brandreth launches poetry by heart initiative  TES NewsThe author and Just a Minute star is encouraging pupils to recite poetry by heart with care home residents without hesitation, repetition or deviation.
Remembering the life and poetry of Marie Ponsot  America MagazineThe poet Marie Ponsot, who died on July 5 at age 98, had a life eventful enough to overshadow her poems. Nevertheless, future generations of readers will still ...
The Poetry of Lali Tsipi Michaeli  TLV1 PodcastsLali Tsipi Michaeli's work attempts to capture, not just the mind at work, but also the spirit, the soul, as it becomes aware of itself as an entity both anchored in, ...
American Life in Poetry | Ragged Right | journalstar.com  Lincoln Journal StarThe following poem by James Davis May, published in 32 Poems Magazine, has a sentence I'd like to underline, because it states just what I look for in the ...
Poetry as films and Insta-stories, Arts News & Top Stories  The Straits TimesTurning poems into short films and having poets recite their works in an Instagram marathon are some of the ways Poetry Festival Singapore is pushing towards ...
Omar Responds To The 'Send Her Back' Chant With Photos And Poetry  TPMRep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) took to Twitter soon after vicious chants of “send her back” broke out at President Donald Trump's rally Wednesday night…
Stranger Things' Dacre Montgomery Has A Poetry Podcast You'll Want To Listen To  Refinery29Actor Dacre Montgomery is nothing like his "Stranger Things" character, Billy Hargrove — and he has a soothing, sensitive poetry podcast to prove it.
Poetry in Parliament  Business StandardRead more about Poetry in Parliament on Business Standard. Does political poetry have any value at all?
Marie Ponsot, elegant poet of the sea, stars and her seven-child family, dies at 98  Washington PostShe won the National Book Critics Circle Award for her 1998 collection “The Bird Catcher.”
“Poetry has given me everything!” – Al Mahmud  The Daily StarAl Mahmud lived a long life, witnessed an eventful past. One of the most renowned contemporary Bengali poets of his time, he spent a lifetime writing and ...
Alice Oswald elected Oxford professor of poetry by huge margin  The GuardianAlice Oswald has won the race to be Oxford's latest professor of poetry. She will be the first woman to serve in the position, established more than 300 years ago.
Still we rise: Seeking sense with verse  Deccan Chronicleat the bengaluru poetry festival this weekend, straight from co-founder shinie antony.
Tracy K Smith on the place of poetry in modern America – books podcast  The GuardianThis week's show is dedicated to poetry. The outgoing US poet laureate, Tracy K Smith, sits down with Richard to discuss her 15-year career and the role of ...
Bella Thorne Said She’s Baring All In Her New Poetry Novel  BuzzFeed NewsThorne opened up about her past and present in a collection of newly published poems, she told BuzzFeed News' Profile.
Harvard's Stephanie Burt rethinks our relationship with poetry  Harvard GazetteStephanie Burt's new book is a guide to understanding an art form that for many feels difficult to access. She talks about creating a “travel guide” for poetry.
Dalit writing, global contexts: Loknath Yashwant marries poetry with rationalism in Broken Man  FirstpostSimplicity is what muscles poet and acclaimed translator Loknath Yashwant's poetry. His work stands out from Dalit poets of the past and present because he is ...
Meet the man behind the Tube poetry brightening Londoners’ days  MyLondonThe hero we didn't know we needed to get us through our commute.
DC church mixes spoken word and social justice with 'Prophetic Poetry Slam'  Episcopal News ServiceLaTonya Merritt performs at All Souls Episcopal Church's Prophetic Poetry Slam in Washington, D.C., on July 13, 2019. Photo: Egan Millard/ENS. [Episcopal ...
Niramla Sitharaman uses poetry, couplets in maiden budget speech  India TodayNiramla Sitharaman continued with the tradition of using poetry and couplets in Budget speeches.
Miyah poetry backlash exemplifies the powerful forces unleashed when a group identity is under threat  FirstpostThe idea that people have to pledge loyalty to an official language and may not even write poems in their own language — as seen in the backlash to Miyah ...
Debate: Miyah Poetry in the Assam Context  The WireMiyah poetry, especially when it is not written in Assamese, only selects and prioritises one dialect out of 28 in use. Is it truly representative then of all Miyah ...
The 'Gully Boy' effect: Bangalore Poetry Festival to feature a session on rap music  Economic Times'Gully Boy' affable MC Sher, Siddhant Charutvedi, will kick off the festival.
Tech student publishes book of poetry  Eastern MirrorBy Our Correspondent / July 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Tech student publishes book of poetry. Print Email. O Jungio, second from left, along with others during ...
Watch These Young Spoken-Word Poets Take On Climate Change  Natural Resources Defense CouncilAcross the world, tens of thousands of young people are taking to the streets to protest climate inaction. And at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem last month, ...
Opinion | Poetry as a policy guide  LivemintFinance minister Nirmala Sitharaman invoked a line from 'Yannai pugunda nillam', a verse said to have been offered as advice to King Pandian Arivudai Nambi ...
‘The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write’ and other best poetry of the month  The Washington PostHow do people deal with traumas and painful memories? For Gregory Orr, one of our most esteemed lyric poets, the answer is to embrace language and to grow ...
America has its first Native poet laureate and her interview is a must-read.  GOODNot only can poetry foster a love of language, it can also help create tolerance for cultures that have been erased throughout history. Joy Harjo, a member of the ...
The Angle: A Most Restful Edition  Slate MagazineInternecine warfare: A leaked email from former NRA President Marion Hammer reveals growing turmoil within the organization after the failed coup against ...
Lit Bits: Ron McCallum's memoir and spaced-themed poetry  The Canberra TimesFrom 'meet the author' events to poetry readings, there's plenty happening in Canberra's literary world this week.
See inspiration for Angelou’s poetry at historic Overtown rooming house  Miami HeraldTucked into the Miami neighborhood of Overtown is the Historic Ward Rooming House. It was where blacks and Native Americans could stay, and sleep safely, ...
NPR Review: 'The Cuban Comedy,' By Pablo Medina  NPRPablo Medina's The Cuban Comedy walks a fine line between poetry and political satire. The story is deeply immersed in post-revolution Cuba, in the crumbling ...
Opinion: The kitchen maid as Bhakti poet  LivemintJanabai was an exceptional Bhakti poet who worked as a kitchen maid all her life.Instead of a radical message, she lived by the principle that everything was ...
Poetry: An International Language  The Daily StarWhat is poetry? Before I answer this question, I want to address the question of whether language came after poetry or if poetry came after language. I am not ...
Joy Harjo named first Native American poet laureate  Big ThinkJoy Harjo is a poet, author and musician, and is an active member of the Muscogee Nation. Poet laureates are charged with overseeing poetry readings at the ...
The poetry of preserving what we hope to leave behind  Angelus NewsPreservation,” the first poem of Craig Beaven's debut collection, is set in Texas on the eve of a hurricane, the storm “still 12 hours away, still // hot and sunny / in ...
Miyah poetry: How Assam's Bengali-Muslims used words to capture a lifetime of oppression and abuse  Firstpost"A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt. A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution." — Martin Luther King, Why ...
Geoffrey Hill's Darkly Luminous Poetry  HyperallergicHill worked on The Book of Baruch by the Gnostic Justin for several years before his death, planning no conclusion; the book would simply consist of as many ...
Psychiatric Times' Poet Awarded International Prestige  Psychiatric TimesCongratulations and kudos to Dr Richard M. Berlin, whose poem “Eye Contact” was chosen to be included in the 2019 Hippocrates Prize Anthology.
Greta Bellamacina On Battling Sexism At Cannes And The Poetry Of Valentino's AW19 Collection  Vogue.co.ukGreta Bellamacina on working with Valentino's Pierpaolo Piccioli, her debut feature Hurt by Paradise, and being turned away on the red carpet at Cannes 2019.
Immersed in poetry at the Library of Congress  Penn: Office of University CommunicationsAs a poet herself, working at the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., has been the perfect opportunity for rising Penn ...
Nights of poetry in Haworth  Keighley NewsKEIGHLEY poet Bernie-the-Bolt has launched a monthly spoken word poetry night in Haworth.
The Making of Poetry by Adam Nicholson review – Coleridge and Wordsworth's year  The GuardianHow a year spent in the Quantocks and a clash of personalities produced some world famous poems.
Poetry readings planned at The Harlow  Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelPoets Elizabeth Potter and Judith Robbins will be featured at 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, at the Harlow, 100 Water St., in Hallowell. The event is part of the.
Adi Assis's Poetry of Social Critique and Personal Pain  TLV1 PodcastsThe poetry of Adi Assis injects us with the distress that consumes his days and nights. His laments madden us as we find ourselves rare witness to ...
New L.A. book festival LitLit announces talks by poets Yesika Salgado, Vickie Vertiz and more  Los Angeles TimesThe city's newest book festival, to be held at the Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles arts complex, will host four panels on July 20 and 21 as part of its programming, ...
Poetry: Roughing It  Adirondack AlmanackRoughing It. I remember cold backpack mornings in Augusts in the Adirondacks in the late 1960s, hanging-in our sleeping bags long after waking from sleep
Emma's poetry is helping to beat cyberbullies with powerful words  Saddleworth IndependentA POEM written by talented Greenfield actress and budding author Emma Sykes was chosen to highlight an international day of recognition against ...
Poetry tells of time gone by  The Weekly TimesBRUCE Power liked to spin a yarn during his days as a jackaroo and overseer from the late 1940s to the 60s, working on sheep stations all along western ...
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Kulbhushan Jadhav case, backlash to Miyah poetry, Kangana Ranaut on spat with...  FirstpostEditor's Picks: ICJ rules in favour of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Neeraj Shekhar's switch to BJP, backlash to Miyah poetry; today's must-read stories.
The walk of life: Nigerian Booker-winner Ben Okri on poetry, his mother’s stories, and a new novel  IndulgexpressAn encounter with Nigerian poet, novelist and Man Booker Prize winner Ben Okri is always invigorating. Hailed as one among the foremost African authors today ...
Author and poet Michael Warr examines the connection between poetry and the protest movment  WGN Radio - ChicagoAuthor, poet and editor Michael Warr joins Justin to discuss the new book, "Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmitt Till to Trayvon Martin." Michael talks about how ...
Enjoy some poetry from J-Lyn's soul  Germiston City NewsJ-Lyn Matjila explores her passion for writing and has released an emotional poetry book.
Dacre Montgomery Has A Podcast & It’s A Total 180 From Stranger Things’ Billy  Refinery29Actor Dacre Montgomery is nothing like his "Stranger Things" character, Billy Hargrove — and he has a soothing, sensitive poetry podcast to prove it.
“Bless the Poets”: First Native US Poet Laureate Calls Us All to a Different Future  Nonprofit QuarterlyJoy Harjo is the first Native American US Poet Laureate. She was appointed this week by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, who said that Harjo's work ...
Realising a dream, Dubai author Jorhie Alban publishes poetry  Khaleej TimesTHE NAME JORHIE Alban may be not be familiar to a mass audience at the moment, but as the Dubai resident's first book of poetry, The Sce...
McCann: A look at Mary Pat Shely's poetry - Winchester Sun  Winchester SunAs I stare at Medicare eligibility across the inch of months instead of the abyss of decades, I think not of promotions missed or the overtime not worked, but of ...
Z-Line Poetry: "Madre America"  bushwickdaily.comOur OG Bushwick poet comes back for our third installment. — Bushwick Daily.
Pride, the poetry of Michelangelo and the love that dare not speak its name  The IndependentSomeone discovered a scrap of verse recently by the First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon, sent in a letter in 1925 to a young man he'd fallen in love with, the ...
Reviving Northern Ireland's poetry scene one poem at a time  BBC NewsPoetry slams, spoken word events and recitals. Why are so many young people turning to poetry?
Budget 2019-20: Nirmala Sitharaman quotes Sangam era Tamil poetry, Lord Basveshwara in her maiden budget speech  The HinduFinance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden budget speech drew generously from literature and sayings from sources as varied as Chanakya Niti, Sangam ...
Charles Simic reflects on what set James Tate’s late poetry apart  The Washington PostWhat makes James Tate's later poetry unlike that of most American poets writing today is that it is rarely about him. It was not always like that. When I first met him ...
NC's poet laureate shares her stories  Laurinburg ExchangeLUMBERTON — North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green tackled social issues and family lineage on Wednesday during an afternoon of poetry.
Missoula kids learn poetry and pasta | Local  The MissoulianTwenty-one kids spread out along the sidewalk in front of Caffe Dolce Monday, with some talking in groups of two or three, and others off by themselves reading ...
Exploring the benefits of poetry for cancer patients  Stoke-on-Trent LiveA poetry evening at Keele University will include work written by cancer survivors and people who have lost their battle with the illness.
Meet Joy Harjo, The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate  NPRNPR's Noel King talks to Joy Harjo, who is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. She grew up in Oklahoma and has been writing poetry since the 1970s.
Hungering: a Poetry Jukebox for Dublin’s Docklands  The Irish Times'We asked for poems about hunger now, and the memory of past hunger that lingers in the gut'
From Parliament to social media, Rahat Indoris poetry appeals to all  Business Standard“Ghar ki taameer chaahe jaisi ho Iss mein rone ki jagah rakhna” (Whatever be the structure of your home, Keep a corner for shedding tears) — Nida Fazli As he ...
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You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

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

Tsunami Day

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

I Shall Wait...

I Shall Wait..On all the new mornings, and every singking... Read More

A Hundred and Fifty Dead [Korean War--l952]

There I sat, ninety-five degree weatherOutside; the bookstore café, was... Read More

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

English VersionThe Merchant of Copan [480 AD]Advance: The ballgame at... Read More

Farewell to Lester Graybill

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

Eight Poems

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

Motiff

Have you ever experienced infatuation with someone you know is... Read More

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

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

In the Mountans of Haiti [A Poem: in English and Spanish]

In the Mountains of Haiti(In the City)-July is a hot... Read More

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [Summer of 2005]Daybreak by Lake Superior... Read More

Because of You

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

A Dose of Laughter

I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so,... Read More

Rules for Writing Poetry

You've been writing poetry since that first assignment in your... 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

Asha of Darfur [A poem with a commentary by the author]

Asha of DarfurCry, cry-oh little Darfur woman For your sister... Read More

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

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

Birthday Messages

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

How to Write Bad Poetry

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

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

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

Since Youve Been Gone...

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

I Hate The Wait (Weight)

I get up in the morningAnd want to stay in... Read More

Writing Innovative Poetry

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