Poetry Information

Welcome to the Town of Feeling


Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad, Moved in down the street

A Case of The Fears


Chicken Soup is good for a cold

I Hate The Wait (Weight)


I get up in the morning

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"?

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 of yourself. Growing is fun sometimes meeting new friends learning new things making changes that feel good and moving on. Growing is necessary always. Without change there is stagnation death instead of life. To choose to live is to choose to grow. Copyright 2002

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 unknown. I have lived life as best I could, met challenges head on, drawing strength from an unseen source. You cannot come with me on this journey you can only stand and watch, sometimes the more difficult task. I know what I must do and I will give myself a voice drawn from the inward depths of my being.   For Ken June 1, 2003 copyright Fran Watson

Find the Magic


FIND the MAGIC

Ocean Heal Me


Ocean Heal Me

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 win

Joined


My Final Defeat - Fixed Competition


She probably can't remember and I know I can never forget...the first time I saw her like that I was only nine years-oldnot naive by any stretchhaving seen my share of tragedy-my parent's bitter battles in my first five years of lifethen the inevitable end of their marriagebut not before 700 days of devastation called divorcethat destroyed dreams and deeply damaged heartsI had no idea life could get worse...

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me


I will never think twice nor will I roll the dice When it comes to my life I will take my Grannio's advice

Its What She Didnt Say


When I hear your voice inside my head it makes me think of you every single day as I fight back tears of sadness and wonder if you're okay

My hero, my best friend, my Grannio (a.k.a my Grandmother)


She raised me like I was her own daughter from the day I was born 32 years ago.

Ive Learned


You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

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The Poets Of Fishing Gather In Oregon  NPR

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Find out how this Somalian born engineer launched a tech startup and published his first book of poetry, with poetry influencing every bit of his tech work.


Poetry: The Strand Theater  Adirondack Almanack

The Strand Theater of Old Forge. Rising from the bottom of an unfillable sink of inside space, the Strand Theater is a Mondrian; its meanings come rushing over


Incarcerated girls are letting their voices soar with poetry  Miami Herald

Twice a week Tasha Golden walks through six secure doors to the classroom where she teaches poetry to the young women as part of their school day at ...


For Sale: Original Poetry by Bonnie and Clyde  Atlas Obscura

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow may be the United States' most famous outlaw lovers. Together, they racked up a record of murders, thefts, and kidnappings ...


Poetry spot: 'Eulogy' by Joe Salembier  AZCentral

Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.


I always felt I wasn't clever enough for poetry. But this was like making a new exciting friend  The Guardian

I don't know anything about painters or photographers or theatre. Here's how I fell in love with poetry.


Music, poetry and sport  Daily Times

... * The last column is about a sport that takes its impetus from dust that is wrestling and forms the theme of Jafri's last submission. Amjad Parvez. February 24 ...


Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, No. 5 | Scene and Heard: Scene's News Blog  Cleveland Scene

This is the fifth in a monthly series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. You can read the September Installment,...


A surprising blend of poetry, sci-fi, and ‘Bloom County’  The Boston Globe

Poet Evie Shockley's collection “semiautomatic” was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. A professor of English at Rutgers University, Shockley is ...


Poetry reading elicits dreams for undocumented youths behind bars  Davis Enterprise

If Julie Burns had a magic wand, she would find families for the undocumented child refugees currently housed in the Yolo County Juvenile Detention Center ...


Morioka: Crafts, poetry and Tohoku's bleak nature  The Japan Times

Mount Iwate, an active volcano, dominates the skyline of Morioka City, just as it did in the time of poet Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933). So inspired was he by the ...


Ghalib: A poet for all times  The Tribune

TheTribune: “Huyi muddat ki 'Ghalib' mar gaya, par yaad aata hai vo har ik baat par kahna, ki yuuñ hota to kya hota”. What stirs flurries of interest in a poet, gone ...


No poetry for you: Overreaction ends Lansing prison class, with no chance for appeal  Kansas City Star

Arlin Buyert's poetry class at Lansing Correctional Facility has been canceled, though the prison poets did nothing wrong. And if officials can't forgive the ...


Clark County students invited to submit poetry for C-Tran buses  The Columbian

A city bus trip may be an awfully mundane moment. You're just biding your time, staring out the window or staring at your phone, before getting out and getting ...


Northcoast Prep Student To Compete in State Poetry Contest  Redheaded Blackbelt

Northcoast Preparatory Academy (NPA) is proud to announce that Sophomore student Acacia Castillo won the Humboldt County Poetry Out Loud contest.


'Spirits in the Air: Potent Potable Poetry' Reading Set for April 2  Noozhawk

The fifth annual “Spirits in the Air: Potent Potable Poetry” reading will take place April 2 at The Good Lion. The reading will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ...


FROM VANDAL TO SCHOLAR: MSU's Michael Torres wins $25000 poetry fellowship  Mankato Free Press

He once got a D- in English class ... and today he's teaching college English and winning $25000 fellowships.


Diving Deep Into Poetry With New Mexico Students  KUNM

In early March, ten young people representing high schools across New Mexico will stand on the stage of the St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe, before a.


Generation next: the rise – and rise – of the new poets  The Guardian

With soaring sales and a younger, broader audience, poetry is on a high. What is behind the boom? Plus the *fresh* voices to read now.


A Boise school helps us remember and appreciate an eminent American poet  Idaho Statesman

A North End school named after Longfellow has some of his beautiful prose etched in the pavement outside the school, and still awards the Henry Wadsworth ...


John Keats' poetry mixes lush lyricism with social commentary  The Dartmouth

Tomorrow is the 198th anniversary of John Keats' early death at age 25 from tuberculosis. Keats, one of the most prominent Romantic poets of the 19th century, ...


Rhyme meets reason as students debate the merits of poetry  Laois Nationalist

A LIVELY school debate in Portlaoise was literally poetry in motion. Students proved they were well versed in eloquence as they debated the motion that 'We ...


Bethel Professor Combines her Passions for Community and Poetry  Bethel University News

Professor of English Angela Shannon leads poetry workshops for middle-schoolers at St. Peter Claver Catholic School.


Ken Nordine, Surreal Poet With a Jazz Beat, Is Dead at 98  The New York Times

Ken Nordine, who improvised poetry in a silky voice to cool, vibrant musical accompaniment, creating a form of storytelling that he called “word jazz,” and that ...


Hip-hop artist Watsky bridges music, poetry on tour stop Feb. 28 at Palladium  Worcester Telegram

In 2011, Watsky, an award-winning slam poet, broke through in the hip-hop world when his video for “Pale Kid Raps Fast” went viral. He then built on that ...


Poetry at the library  Islands' Sounder

As part of the Library's Black History Month events, they are partnering with the African-American Writers' Alliance to bring three leading poets from the Seattle ...


Fans gather at the Kerouac House this weekend for poetry, barbecue and wine  Orlando Weekly

The memory of Beat legend Jack Kerouac and his work lingers in College Park's historic Kerouac House, where the uber-Beat once lived. Known for novels...


Opelousas Junior High students read poetry at downtown café  KATC Lafayette News

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Spoken word poetry raises student voice, literacy and confidence  Education Dive

From poetry slam competitions to in-class recitations, educators are using the medium to engage students in learning with topics they're passionate about.


‘The Queen of Jasmine Country’ review: the poetry of pining  The Hindu

In The Queen of Jasmine Country, Sharanya Manivannan takes up a formidable challenge: she re-imagines how Kodhai becomes Andal, the only woman ...


‘The power of poetry comes when we engage other people’ says new Olympia poet laureate  The Olympian

The mission of the Olympia Poet Laureate is to connect people to poetry, and that's something Sady Sparks started doing well before she was chosen for the city ...


Comedy, dinner theater, poetry and theater  Arizona Daily Star

Family Friendly Improv Comedy — Unscrewed Theater, 4500 E. Speedway. Taking suggestions from the audience, performers create games and scenes right ...


What Charles Bukowski’s Glamorous Displays of Alcoholism Left Out  The New York Times

A new collection of the writer's prose and poems, “On Drinking,” makes clear how evasive he was even in his most seemingly honest work. Can Bukowski's view ...


UA Poetry Center part of national coalition that received $1M grant  Arizona Daily Star

The UA's Poetry Center was part of a national alliance awarded a $1 million grant that will help pay for programs, administration costs and fellowships for the ...


Slam poetry breathes new life into the age-old topic of love  The Dartmouth

Slam is a venue away from the traditional stuffiness of poetry, which is why it makes sense that the most fertile ground for slam is on the Internet. Both slam and ...


Culture Report: Poetry in a Time of Endless War  Voice of San Diego

Jennifer Minniti-Shippey on her new book, teaching craft to youth and what it means to write in America right now. Julia Dixon Evans · February 19, 2019.


Fresh poetry, music coming to Greenville | Arts & Entertainment  ECU The East Carolinian

An upcoming showcase will allow poets and musicians to share their work to the Greenville community, as well as perform alongside a notable North Carolinian ...


Poetry pharmacy set to open in Shropshire  The Guardian

The Emergency Poet, Deborah Alma, plans to dispense literary first aid from a shop in Bishop's Castle.


Young writers bring fresh voices to coffee shop stage at local poetry slam  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Young Columbus writers compete in local poetry slam to earn a spot on the team that will travel to Las Vegas for the Brave New Voices International Youth ...


Hyderabad: Bringing out the poetry in women  Deccan Chronicle

Hyderabad: Behind every successful man, they say, is a woman. And behind a successful woman? A tribe of other successful women. This, at least, is the case ...


Free gala reading kicks off historic black poetry conference  Princeton University

"Black Poetry: A Conference" — a historic gathering of 42 poets — will open with a free gala reading Feb. 14 at McCarter Theatre Center's Matthews Theatre.


Poet Susan Katz to offer workshops in Woodbury  Torrington Register Citizen

WOODBURY — Internationally recognized poet, author, teacher, and language arts consultant, Susan A. Katz of Washington, Connecticut, will offer a ...


Poems from the Hoot: Next Poetry Hoot is Feb. 6  Foster's Daily Democrat

The Portsmouth Poetry Hoot, sponsored by the Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program, is usually held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Café ...


Palatine Library Celebrates National Poetry Month  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

The Palatine Public Library District invites the public to enter its 10th annual poetry contest. Aspiring writers of all ages may submit their best original.


Students honored for poetry inspired by MLK Jr.  PostBulletin.com

The words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have inspired many through the years. On Saturday, his legacy was on display as eight students from throughout the city ...


Poetry event focuses on black voice empowerment  Brunswickan

El Jones and Ian Keteku filled STU's Kinsella auditorium with Black empowerment and artistic agency on Feb. 7.


How poetry let James Cagney reckon with a discovery that upended him  San Francisco Chronicle

Last fall, J.K. Fowler, the founder of the small Oakland publisher Nomadic Press, rifled through the press' upcoming catalog of works during an interview with The ...


Poet laureate Kim Stafford to hold campus reading Feb. 26  AroundtheO

He will visit with students in the Clark Honors College and hold a public reading at the library.


The rock stars of poetry explain why the art is in demand  BBC News

Jay Bernard's teenage poetry was terrible, something the award-winning poet is happy to admit. The 31-year-old south Londoner began writing at school, ...


Salisbury's Mayor to Announce City's First Poet Laureate  WBOC TV 16

According to the city, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day will appoint the Poet Laureate in celebration of the third annual Salisbury Poetry Week, which is April 1-7.


Jamal Parker, poetry champion and published author at 22  The Philadelphia Tribune

At 22 years old, Florida-native Jamal Parker has published his own book of poetry, become an international slam poetry champion and a resident artist at the ...


Not just a fluke: Wednesday Night Poetry celebrates 30 years  Arkansas Times

Wednesday Night Poetry celebrated its 30th anniversary on Feb. 6, commemorating 1567 consecutive Wednesdays of weekly poetry readings since it began as ...


Beloved Penn prof. Charles Bernstein, winner of highest award in poetry, set to retire  The Daily Pennsylvanian

After teaching at Penn for more than 15 years, esteemed poet and English professor Charles Bernstein is set to retire at the end of the semester. The influential ...


How three North Texas arts events morphed into a shared moment for three terrific poets  Dallas News

At my age, going to a triple-header of arts events in one weekend feels like a lot. But there I was, seeing singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis on...


Pace: What Mary Oliver's poetry taught me  Covington News

On Jan. 17 I lost a dear friend. Mary Oliver wasn't someone I knew personally, and I didn't even get the chance to hear her in person. But she's accompanied me ...


Don't damn the Trumps of the poetry world for making money  Telegraph.co.uk

There are few things that bookish types enjoy more than a good moan about the parlous state of literature. A couple of years ago, the Washington Post greeted ...


Bremerton seeks its first poet laureate  Kitsap Sun

The city's designated poet will write original works highlighting the city.


Reading to celebrate Robert Bly's 60 years of poetry  MPR News

Hundreds of people are expected in Minneapolis Monday evening to attend a celebration of the poetry of Robert Bly. Now 92, Bly is credited with reshaping ...


'Tahi Saihate: Exhibiting Poetry'  The Japan Times

Feb. 23-March 24 Poet Tahi Saihate is one of the Yokohama's Museum of Art's New Artist Picks (NAP) for its series of emerging artist exhibitions. She first.


The Poetry Of Disengagement: Seek Out Your Team's Intrinsic Motivators  Forbes

The level of disengagement is too high not to ask the question, “How are we, as managers, at cause?”


When poetry is a luxury  The Stanford Daily

I like poetry. Maybe it's because of the abundance of Dr. Seuss books that were placed on my shelf as a kid, or maybe because of the painfully awkward and yet ...


Snapshot: Poetry of Plants at the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur  Financial Times

Karl Blossfeldt's botanical photography will soon be shown alongside the work of Jim Dine, who uses photogravure.


The revenge of Monsters Of Poetry  Wortfm

The Monsters Of Poetry reading series started in 2009, and its founder, Adam Fell, wanted to shake up the format of poetry readings. Fell and his co-organizers ...


This 32-year-old poet (and firefighter) mails poems to strangers without a return address  The Washington Post

Prince William County's poet laureate doesn't want people to feel pressure to reply. “Read it. Enjoy it or don't enjoy it.”


20 works of Canadian poetry to check out in spring 2019  CBC.ca

Check out these titles from Canadian poets coming out in the first half of the year.


'Roving on a winter night' music and poetry concert  River Falls Journal

The Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls will host a unique afternoon concert of music and poetry on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. featuring Fendrick and ...


Writing poetry as a step toward common ground  The Christian Century

Jacinta White, a poet in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, started the Word Project as a way to help youth tell their stories through poetry. She conducts workshops ...


Meet five young writers who challenge, explore and express themselves through poetry. They will compete in the Fountain City Poetry Slam for a spot on the local team that will go to the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam in Las Vegas  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Meet five young writers who challenge, explore and express themselves through poetry. They will compete in the Fountain City Poetry Slam for a spot on the ...


Columbus poetry slam inspired by Hamilton  The Columbus Dispatch

The prize: two tickets to the touring production of the award-winning musical, opening Tuesday at the Ohio Theatre.


Youth Poetry Slam just the first step in expression  soprissun.com

Jo Altmaier spends most of her time at Colorado Mountain College these days, but the Basalt High School senior really found her voice at last year's Poetry ...


Why wasn’t Poetry Please in the Radio Times’s top 30 greatest radio shows of all time?  Spectator.co.uk

With the upsurge of listeners to Classic FM (now boasted to be 5.6 million listeners each week) and the imminent launch of a new commercial station, Scala…


Oakland weekend: crab fest, Black Joy Parade, slam poetry, more  KGO-TV

Close out February with some wintry fun in Oakland. Whether you're into live poetry, tech, or eating all the crab you possibly can, there's an event for you. And as ...


Ann Lauterbach Expands the Possibilities of Poetry  Hyperallergic

In an age dominated by literalism and an insistence on facts, what can the imagination summon into words? John YauFebruary 10, 2019 · Facebook Tweet ...


There is rhythm to the life, activities of the state's Poet Laureate  Virginia Gazette

Henry Hart, the Mildred and J.B. Hickman professor of English and Humanities at the College of William and Mary, who is an award–winning poet and literary ...


In 'Kill Class,' A Poet Aims To Map The Distance Between Perspectives  NPR

At her best, Nomi Stone is able to make an anthropological excavation into something beautiful and haunting, laced with double meanings. But at times she ...


Six Missoula students advance to state poetry competition  The Missoulian

Students from Missoula-area schools recited the works of poets including Stephen Crane, Maya Angelou and Brenda Cárdenas during a regional poetry ...


Calling all poets: A Celebration of Poetry Month  Concord Monitor

NewburyCalling all poetsThe Literary Arts Guild of the Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region invites all local poets to submit poems for their upcoming “A ...


Science through the eyes of poets - Warner College of Natural Resources  Source

A Colorado State University scientist has curated a new book of poetry that celebrates a diverse collaboration between rangeland scientists, those who work on ...


Longtime resident is named Somerville’s third poet laureate  The Boston Globe

Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone recently named Lloyd Schwartz to serve as the city's third poet laureate. A longtime Somerville resident and widely ...


Black History Month poetry showcase to feature Flint poet, CMU student poets  Central Michigan Life

A poetry showcase for Black History Month will feature Flint poet Ernest Mack of "Nobody Big Yet" and Central Michigan University student poets as special ...


Bizarre plants delightfully come to life in 'Atlas of Botanic Poetry'  Mother Nature Network

When most people think of an atlas, they probably call to mind images of a hefty tome almost too large to lift. And when they think of a book about botanical ...


MSU's writer-in-residence brings award-winning poetry to campus  Mississippi State Newsroom

Member of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation, award-winning poet and musician Joy Harjo will present a public reading Feb. 27 at Mississippi State University.


‘I don’t get off/on pain anymore’: Poets turn life’s challenges into verse  The Washington Post

For nearly 30 years, Dorianne Laux has written about love and violence, survival and grief, in poems that are clear, compelling and insightful. In “Only as the Day ...


Skeen reflects on establishing poetry center  MSUToday

Anita Skeen, founding director of the Center for Poetry at MSU and a professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, is considered one of ...


The Peninsula's Poetry  Door County Pulse

Curated by the Door County Poets Collective. Beginning in January 2019 and continuing in the first week of each month, the Door County Poets Collective will ...


N.C. Poet Laureate, N.C. A&T students share poetry with Biscuitville customers in Greensboro  Greensboro News & Record

A Biscuitville in Greensboro served poetry with breakfast on Monday when N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green and N.C. A&T students shared their art with ...


CIDR Poetry Slam  BLC News & Events

The Center for Intercultural Development and Resources (C.I.D.R.) presents a Poetry/Spoken Word Slam in The Lab coffee shop (in Luther Hall 105) as part of ...


Mill Valley librarian puts poetry in the spotlight  Marin Independent Journal

Good writing, some say, seems to jump off the page. In Mill Valley, it landed on the sidewalks. Every evening at dusk, staff members at the Mill Valley library set ...


Poet Who Wrote About Milwaukee's Fair Housing Struggle Named Poet Laureate  Wisconsin Public Radio News

Peggy Rozga has been named a Wisconsin Poet Laureate, serving as an ambassador for poetry and creativity through her 2020 term.


VOX POPULI: Poetry-loving officer possessed true grit in postwar Japan:The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi Shimbun

Historian Kojiro Naoki, who died on Feb. 2 at the age of 100, served in the Imperial Japanese Navy d.


Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival: Scott Barrett wins | Photos  Central Western Daily

"It was a bushman's reply to Clancy of the Overflow," Scott Barrett.


Jhene Aiko Shares Musings From Her Poetry Book "2Fish"  HotNewHipHop

The visionary singer released her book of poems back in 2017. Neo-soul artist Jhene Aiko is always inspiring her fans to be their authentic selves, often sha...


Ghosts, poetry and tragedy inspired by Noh theater at Windward CC  UH System Current News

Windward Community College presents three cross-cultural, one-act plays taking theories of Noh theater and translating them for a contemporary western ...


TRAHC hosts poetry class starting on Feb. 23  Texarkana Gazette

The Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council hosts Papers & Poetry workshops starting Feb. 23 and running monthly through May.


Micromobility: the Prose and Poetry of the Scooter-Faithful  WIRED

The shared, electric scooter and bike-based industry has earned its own conference—even as the hype starts to cool.


Land of westlin’ winds: the best Scottish poetry for Burns Night  The Guardian

James Naughtie's picks include bashed pillows, sharp stars and sexy spacemen. What are your favourites?


Winners Of Pittsburgh Poetry Contest To Be Displayed Inside PAT Buses  CBS Pittsburgh

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Poetry on PAT buses. It will be a first in the city of Pittsburgh and possibly a first nationwide.


Charleston's 'Soul of Poetry' event to combine meditation and spiritual poems  Charleston Post Courier

Charleston-based poet and writing instructor Matthew Foley is combining his love of meditation and words into a brand new event that will take place on Friday.


Students empower students as Galore hosts poetry reading  The Daily Tar Heel

UNC students are taking the arts on campus into their own hands as the student-led nonprofit Galore hosts "Word-for-Word," a poetry reading featuring the UNC ...





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