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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DC church mixes spoken word and social justice with 'Prophetic Poetry Slam'  Episcopal News Service

LaTonya Merritt performs at All Souls Episcopal Church's Prophetic Poetry Slam in Washington, D.C., on July 13, 2019. Photo: Egan Millard/ENS. [Episcopal ...


Why Read Poetry?  Cherwell Online

It'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 ...


The artistry and difficulty behind translating poetry  The Globe and Mail

For Korean poet Kim Hyesoon and Albanian poet Luljeta Lleshanaku, translating was necessary for expanding their work's audience. Choosing a translator ...


Marie Ponsot, elegant poet of the sea, stars and her seven-child family, dies at 98  Houston Chronicle

She won the National Book Critics Circle Award for her 1998 collection “The Bird Catcher.”


Missoula kids learn poetry and pasta | Local  The Missoulian

Twenty-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 ...


Marie Ponsot, Poet of Love, Divorce and Family, Dies at 98  The New York Times

After 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 ...


Orhan Veli Kanık becomes 2nd most read poet in world  Hurriyet Daily News

A 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 ...


Podcasts Are Providing A New Way Into Poetry  NPR

A 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 ...


Poetry as films and Insta-stories, Arts News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

Turning 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 ...


Dead Poets Society: 30 years on Robin Williams' stirring call to 'seize the day' endures  The Guardian

From its enthusiasm for literature to its rousing finale, Peter Weir's film is a salute to inspiration itself.


Nadia Shpachenko’s The Poetry of Places Explores Architecture as Inspiration  I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

Anne Goldberg-Baldwin reviews The Poetry of Places, the latest album from pianist Nadia Shpachenko featuring works inspired by architecture and landscapes.


Poetry readings planned at The Harlow  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Poets 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.


New L.A. book festival LitLit announces talks by poets Yesika Salgado, Vickie Vertiz and more  Los Angeles Times

The 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, ...


Miya Poetry: Why is it creating noise in Assam now | Explained  India Today

Simply put, the Miya poetry genre paints a picture of stigma and humiliation embedded in the identity -- "Miya" tag.


Z-Line Poetry: "Madre America"  bushwickdaily.com

Our OG Bushwick poet comes back for our third installment. — Bushwick Daily.


Columbia Poets Respond to Visual Art at Stormwater Studios  Charleston Post Courier

Just about every school kid ends up studying John Keats' 1819 poem “Ode On A Grecian Urn.” It's one of the best-known poems in literary history, and one of its.


Psychiatric Times' Poet Awarded International Prestige  Psychiatric Times

Congratulations and kudos to Dr Richard M. Berlin, whose poem “Eye Contact” was chosen to be included in the 2019 Hippocrates Prize Anthology.


Stranger Things' Dacre Montgomery Has A Poetry Podcast You'll Want To Listen To  Refinery29

Actor Dacre Montgomery is nothing like his "Stranger Things" character, Billy Hargrove — and he has a soothing, sensitive poetry podcast to prove it.


Muni Poetry - Great Highway (18 46th Avenue)  thebaycitybeacon.com

This article is part of a poetry series dedicated to every Muni route in San Francisco. You can find the poet, Mc "Mack" Allen, on twitter at @that_mc.


Revolving Museum hits the road for 35th anniversary  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Last year Massachusetts artist and Revolving Museum founder Jerry Beck aimed to break the world record for largest paper airplane with a ...


'The Cuban Comedy' walks the line between politics and poetry  MPR News

Pablo 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 ...


Father and son from City Island write, illustrate book of poetry  News 12 Bronx

A father and son duo from City Island has written and illustrated a book together.


Poetry helps tech grad cope with illness  Deccan Herald

An 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 ...


Poetry: Roughing It  Adirondack Almanack

Roughing 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


Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, No. 10  Cleveland Scene

This is the tenth column in a monthly series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. You can read his previous columns here. *** But does poetry ...


Joy Harjo Is Named US Poet Laureate  The New York Times

The Oklahoma-born writer, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, is the first Native American to hold the post.


Poetry in Muslim ‘dialect’ kicks up a storm in Assam  The Hindu

Pranabjit Doloi, a freelance journalist, had filed the complaint objecting the “use of certain terms conveying to the world that the Assamese people are ...


Charles Simic reflects on what set James Tate’s late poetry apart  The Washington Post

What 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 ...


Stockton educator turns author with book of poetry for kids  Stockton Record

LODI — Unbeknownst to longtime educator Sylvia Ulmer, decades of stories from growing up in El Salvador to having silly conversations with one of her 10 ...


Poets to read  Mount Desert Islander

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Starr Cummin Bright and Susan Deborah King will read their poetry on Tuesday, July 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public.


Harvard's Stephanie Burt rethinks our relationship with poetry  Harvard Gazette

Stephanie 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.


America has its first Native poet laureate and her interview is a must-read.  GOOD

Not 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 ...


Watch Your Poetry With The Visible Poetry Project  Book Riot

The Visible Poetry Project has a clear mission: launch 30 videos in the 30 days of April to celebrate National Poetry Month. Get the deets here!


Bella Thorne Said She’s Baring All In Her New Poetry Novel  BuzzFeed News

Thorne opened up about her past and present in a collection of newly published poems, she told BuzzFeed News' Profile.


Joy Harjo named first Native American poet laureate  Big Think

Joy 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 ...


Poet’s pristine home by sea in Arklow seeks €279,000  The Irish Times

Number 40 The Pines is a three-bed, 100sq m home in Wicklow in turnkey condition.


Dacre Montgomery Has A Podcast & It’s A Total 180 From Stranger Things’ Billy  Refinery29

Actor Dacre Montgomery is nothing like his "Stranger Things" character, Billy Hargrove — and he has a soothing, sensitive poetry podcast to prove it.


Author and poet Michael Warr examines the connection between poetry and the protest movment  WGN Radio - Chicago

Author, 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 ...


50 Must-Read Best Poetry Books  Book Riot

Get more poetry into your life with this list of 50 of the best poetry books, with books from ancient times through today.


Immersed in poetry at the Library of Congress  Penn: Office of University Communications

As 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 ...


The Rebirth of Poetry Is Here  The Epoch Times

The Society of Classical Poets (SCP), part of a movement calling for the return of meter and rhyme in poetry, held a symposium in Manhattan on June 17.


Paul Simon, Alice Quinn honored by Poetry Society of America  Washington Post

Paul Simon was honored by the Poetry Society of America and celebrated by reading a couple of poems and singing a few songs.


New & Noteworthy Poetry From Tina Chang, Natalie Scenters-Zapico and More  The New York Times

A selection of recent poetry books; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.


Holly Prado, poet who championed L.A.’s literary scene, dies at 81  Los Angeles Times

Holly Prado, an admired poet, fiction writer and educator who championed what she came to see as Los Angeles' under-recognized literary scene, has died at ...


What Makes Poetry Unique? We Ask Houston's New Poet Laureate  Houstonia Magazine

Meet Leslie Contreras Schwartz. A Rice grad and author of two books, she succeeds Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton as Houston's fourth poet laureate, serving from ...


Poetry and Modernity  Merion West

“Any civilization or culture is itself a vast dynamic interpretation or, we could even say, a vast dynamic work of art.” One of my earliest memories of an image ...


Poetry Mobile keeps Museum on a roll  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Conceived by city artist and Revolving Museum Founder Jerry Beck, the Poetry Mobile is a collaborative public art project featuring poetry ...


American Life in Poetry: 'Origami' by Joyce Sutphen  The Spokesman-Review

We haven't published nearly enough poems written for young people, and here's one I like a great deal, by Joyce Sutphen, the current Minnesota poet laureate, ...


Poetry Out Loud winner: 'I am the Smoke King … I am black'  83degreesmedia

Reprinted with permission from FORUM magazine, a publication of the Florida Humanities Council. Zhaedyn Hodge Sigars paced the school hallway. "I am the ...


Glaser uses poetry to reflect on humanity | Spotlight  SoMdNews.com

The Maryland Writers' Association created the Writers' Round Table Program to encourage writers, poets, playwrights and authors through monthly articles and ...


Alice Oswald elected Oxford professor of poetry by huge margin  The Guardian

Alice 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.


Prairie Lights reading honors late poet James Tate  UI The Daily Iowan

On the evening of July 15, Prairie Lights hosted a reading to memorialize the late poet James Tate, who died in 2015 — a graduate of the Iowa Writers' ...


Meet Joy Harjo, The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate  NPR

NPR'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.


Geoffrey Hill's Darkly Luminous Poetry  Hyperallergic

Hill 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 ...


Here’s how to arrange the poems in your poetry manuscript  Press-Enterprise

I'll begin with a prefatory caveat, based on my experience as a writer and teacher: There are no rules; learn them all. It is both exciting and a special kind of ...


Poet opens gallery at Presser  The Rolla Daily News

Justin Hamm, a poet and photographer, who also serves as the district librarian for the North Callaway School District, was finally able to present his work to his ...


This debut collection of poetry maps a geography of anguish in its lines and images  Scroll.in

An 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.


Greta Bellamacina On Battling Sexism At Cannes And The Poetry Of Valentino's AW19 Collection  Vogue.co.uk

Greta 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.


Famous poet Himayat Ali Shair passes away in Toronto  The Express Tribune

LAHORE: Renowned Pakistani poet Himayat Ali Shair passed away after a prolonged illness on Tuesday, reported Pakistan Television. He was 93 years old ...


Marathon of Poetry at Mulford  East Hampton Star

Sunday is the day, 5:30 is the time, the Mulford Farm on James Lane in East Hampton Village is the place, and poetry is the name of the game. Specifically, it's ...


Poetry: Awakening  Adirondack Almanack

Awakening. Mottled beams of sunlight. Filter down through dense canopies, To feed the whispering, wooded forest. Stirred breezes and shadows move like ...


Group in Cebu brings poetry to the next level  INQUIRER.net

Cebu City, Philippines— A group in Cebu is bringing poetry up a notch. Almost Poets Society (APS), a group composed of poets, is taking poetry to the next level ...


Daily Life, Divorce, Race In New Collection By Massachusetts Poet  New England Public Radio

The poet January Gill O'Neil writes a lot about life after her divorce. That includes what she calls the ordinary, boring stuff. But her poems about a trip.


YAWN: Lefty Lithgow Reads From His Book of Anti-Trump Poetry  NewsBusters

Actor John Lithgow has been a busy bee lately, not only focusing on his decorated Hollywood career but also writing a book of political poetry about Donald ...


Wanted: Talented applicant for next state poet laureate  Toledo Blade

What does one do as the Ohio poet laureate? Well, he drives, for one. Dave Lucas offered in a good-natured conversation via cell phone somewhere between ...


Poetry Pick: Amanda Gorman at MOCA  L.A. Weekly

Gorman has recently become a paragon of poetry, acquitting herself admirably as the first Youth Poet Laureate of the United States (in 2017) and the Youth Poet ...


Meet the man behind the Tube poetry brightening Londoners’ days  MyLondon

The hero we didn't know we needed to get us through our commute.


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'


"Can poetry save us?": An Interview with Bifo  E-Flux

In the English-language edition of Le Monde Diplomatique, Mike Huguenor interviews Franco “Bifo” Berardi about his recent book Breathing: Chaos and Poetry, ...


Tom Platzer's Newly Released "The Dyslexic Poet" Is an Inspiring Compilation of Day-to-Day Encounters Written Through Poetry  Benzinga

MEADVILLE, Pa., July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "The Dyslexic Poet: Not to Mention a Great Autobiography": an impelling pool of poetry that tackles ...


Exploring the benefits of poetry for cancer patients  Stoke-on-Trent Live

A poetry evening at Keele University will include work written by cancer survivors and people who have lost their battle with the illness.


2 local poets: 'The spirit of activism has always been in LA poetry'  kcrw.com

Southern California may not get the credit it deserves for its strong literary community and a great spoken word scene. However, poets Shonda Buchanan and ...


The walk of life: Nigerian Booker-winner Ben Okri on poetry, his mother’s stories, and a new novel  Indulgexpress

An encounter with Nigerian poet, novelist and Man Booker Prize winner Ben Okri is always invigorating. Hailed as one among the foremost African authors today ...


Police case against Assam Muslims for writing poetry in their dialect  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - NewsIn.Asia) "> Guwahati, July 17 (Scroll.In): A first information report has been filed with the Assam police against 10 people under sections of the ...


A Conversation With Joy Harjo, The First Native American Poet Laureate  WBUR

The new poet laureate of the United States is also the first Native American appointed to the post. We'll talk with Joy Harjo.


Ifeanyi Menkiti, Wellesley professor who rescued the Grolier Poetry Book Shop, dies at 78  The Boston Globe

Ifeanyi Menkiti, 78, of Somerville, was a longtime Wellesley College philosophy professor and poet who purchased the Grolier Poetry Book Shop in 2006, ...


Jana Prikryl on creating home in poetry, even in Trump’s America  Toronto Star

Jana Prikryl's newest collection is restless, unsettled, elusive and dark — exactly the kind of poetry to read while watching empires tear themselves apart.


Dostoevsky And The Triumph Of Poetry Over Ideology – OpEd  Eurasia Review

By Mihail Neamţu*. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was probably the most important and consequential Russian writer. His understanding of the human ...


Decorative Arts Center Holds New Poetry Program July 14  WOUB

Posted on: Monday, July 8, 2019. < < Back to. Join the Decorative Arts Center for a poetry reading inspired by Selections from the Pizzuti Collection and ...


Proprietors of iconic Main Street diner open their doors to Poetry Street  RiverheadLOCAL

Poetry Street has found a new home. The popular five-year-old, open-mic venue for poetry readings will take up residence at Sunny's diner on East Main Street ...


Renowned poet Himayat Ali Shair passes away in Canada  The News International

KARACHI: Famous Urdu poet and lyricist Himayat Ali Shair passed away in Toronto, Canada, after suffering a fatal heart attack on Tuesday morning.93-year-old ...


Poetry in Motion  Oherald

Rochelle D'silva bares her soul in her performance making for a very interesting experience especially for those who are watching a spoke word presentation for ...


Yangon's own poetry evening  Myanmar Times

"Kabyar”, which means “poetry”, has been a way of transmitting wisdom and important cultural ideas throughout history – and Myanmar's history is no exception.


Q & A: Stephanie Burt On Whether Poetry Matters  Jewish Journal

Stephanie Burt, author of "Don't Read Poetry," discusses the New York City subway, Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt and The Nation.


Pride, the poetry of Michelangelo and the love that dare not speak its name  The Independent

Someone 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 ...


Ilya Kaminsky's Deaf Republic: poetry in a world shaped by a boy's killing  Irish Times

Poetry round-up: Karen Solie's The Caiplie Caves introduces the 7th-century Irish saint Ethernan as its main protagonist, plus new collections from Miriam ...


The Making of Poetry by Adam Nicholson review – Coleridge and Wordsworth's year  The Guardian

How a year spent in the Quantocks and a clash of personalities produced some world famous poems.


Iraqi poets face threats for criticising government corruption  The New Arab

Many Iraqi poets have been using their words to criticise the government and political parties over corruption, lack of services and the absence of law, which has ...


The Promise of American Poetry  Utne Reader Online

Poetry now is more reflective of the makeup, tensions, desires, and needs of a broader swath of Americans than ever before, adding diversity and inclusion to its ...


Large visual poetry collection moves into UI Special Collections  UI The Daily Iowan

While poetry is often thought of as ink on paper, the work of concrete poets blurs the lines between written work and visual art. The University of Iowa Libraries ...


Keizer's poetry a collection of 'aha' moments  Brattleboro Reformer

Garret Keizer's poetry has been in major magazines such as The New Yorker and Ploughshares, in small, curated literary journals like the Alaska Quarterly ...


Maré Cheia Organizes Itinerant Poetry Battle in Maré's Favelas  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. On Sunday, June 30, the third edition of the Maré Cheia Slam poetry battle took place at the Parque União Skate Park in the ...


The Liar brings poetry and laughter to Morro Bay  New Times SLO

What really constitutes a lie? Like a game of telephone, the truth gets a little blurrier each go-round in the farcical play The Liar, which...


Reviving Northern Ireland's poetry scene one poem at a time  BBC News

Poetry slams, spoken word events and recitals. Why are so many young people turning to poetry?


Making a difference through poetry | Bedfordview Edenvale News  Bedfordview & Edenvale News

Mlungisi feels inspired to impact positively on society and on his peers by using poetry as a tool.


When Can We Expect the Anti-Cuck Poetry Anthology from American Greatness?  National Review

I didn't realize that American Greatness publishes poetry until Tuesday, when they published an anti-cuck poem that, like anti-cuck prose, speaks of bizarre ...


Pulitzer Prize winning poet among speakers at Grass Valley event  The Union of Grass Valley

For the third year in a row, local residents will have the rare opportunity to hear six of the nation's leading poets, including a National Book Award winner and.


Newly named U.S. poet laureate will headline Palm Beach Poetry Festival  Palm Beach Post

Joy Harjo's name has been in the news lately. On Wednesday, the Library of Congress named her the country's new poet laureate. She's the first Native ...


Five poets chosen for Cape Cod Times first poetry page  Cape Cod Times

Poets flock to the Cape and Islands like migrating birds, coming to bask in the scrubby pine, flourishing hydrangea, golden sunlight spread over azure waves ...


Writing and performing poetry helped this Veteran deal with his PTSD  VAntage Point Blog

Writing and performing poetry helped Veteran Omar Columbus deal with his PTSD. Then he picked up the camera. Now he shoots regularly.





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