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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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Poet Michael Robbins offers picks for best poetry collections of 2018  Chicago Tribune

Poet and critic Michael Robbins offers his picks for best poetry collections of 2018, from a debut by Vanessa Couto Johnson to a new translation of Bertolt Brecht.


The Best Poetry of 2018  The New York Times

The Book Review's poetry columnist, David Orr, picks 10 collections worth your attention.


Neutral Zone to showcase young talent at upcoming poetry night  The Michigan Daily

You know a poem is good when your body moves with it — when your foot taps along to the beat of each line break, each new stanza. When the poem is a ...


Suddenly, Poets Are More Willing to Address Public Concerns. The Poet Laureate Explores Why, and How.  The New York Times

Tracy K. Smith, the United States poet laureate, looks at the ways poetry has dealt with the shifting political landscapes of the past two decades.


Reedsburg poetry contest announced | Community | wiscnews.com  Reedsburg Times Press

Reedsburg ArtsLink's 20 Poems Project gathers poetry that reflects life in Reedsburg submitted by those with a strong connection to the community and features ...


From an Iconoclast and an Icon, Poems of Personal and Public Transformation  The New York Times

In “Evolution,” Eileen Myles makes us reconsider the nature of experience and imagination.


Our favourite books of the year, and prose poetry with Claudia Rankine – books podcast  The Guardian

On this week's show, we reveal the books we loved most in 2018 and discuss the future of prose poetry with poets Rankine, Jeremy Noel-Tod and Emily Berry.


Poetry is like second nature | Lifestyles  PostBulletin.com

Fans of Wendell Berry, Annie Dillard, even Richard Brautigan or Ernest Hemingway may find a familiar and comforting voice in that of Rochester poet Justin ...


Monday's Google Doodle Honors Poet Nelly Sachs  Forbes

Monday's Google Doodle honors poet and playwright Nelly Sachs, who escaped from Nazi Germany in 1940 and gave a voice to the horrors of the Holocaust ...


Tues. Book Club Celebrates With Poetry, Prose, Song  Greeneville Sun

Tuesday Book Club members celebrated the season at the home of Mrs. John M. Jones Jr. Dec. 4 with a program entitled, “Christmas Reflections in Poetry, ...


Can't Find Time To Read? Poetry Might Make The Perfect Gift  NPR

Poet Tess Taylor says a good poem can "reroute your day" in under five minutes. She offers suggestions for poetry that "takes you to a different place, and then ...


'I Write Where I Want To Be': Spoken Word Poet Andrea Gibson  WUWM

Andrea Gibson 's poetry covers a wide spectrum of topics, including gender, love, loss, family and mental health. Their (Gibson prefers the they/their/them.


It's a Wonderful Life: In Poetry  The Student

In line with the festive cheer that the anticipation of Christmas brings, the Scottish Poetry Library hosts Katie Ailes, Carly Brown, Nick E. Melville, Calum Rodger, ...


Complicated, Challenging 'Revolution Sunday' Mixes Prose And Poetry  NPR

Cuban writer Wendy Guerra has lived under surveillance in her home country, and she works that experience into her intense new novel about a young poet in ...


Listen: Poetry in Atlanta shows another side of city culture  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Listen now or open in iTunes or Google Play: Atlanta poet Ryan Jones may have felt defea...


Robin Robertson: ‘Writing poetry has very little to do with the intellect’  The Guardian

The Scottish poet and editor on defying conventions of genre, the elusive nature of what he does, and the importance of external validation.


CASC hosts 19th annual senior poetry festival  SILive.com

This year, 102 seniors submitted poems for the festival, which took place in the old Bermuda Inn in Rossville.


Kirk Judd remembers renowned West Virginia writer Joseph Barrett  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Like a circuit minister riding to and fro to spread the good news of the gospel, West Virginia poet Kirk Judd is criss-crossing the state these days dropping into ...


Poetry Twitter Erupts over a Plagiarist in Their Midst  Vulture

Ailey O'Toole tattooed a poem onto her skin from her Puschart Prize-nominated poem “Gun Metal.” It turns out she'd stolen those words from Rachel McKibbens.


Paul Andersen: The poetry of a snowy winter day  Aspen Times

Descent in a Snow Storm”He clicks his boxy boots into bindings/And glides off down the steepening hill./The snow is white, the wind is blinding/His tracks they ...


On Poetry: Finding the spirit of holiness | Local News  Traverse City Record Eagle

I know, I know, not all of us are Christians. The poet himself was Jewish. But it seems like this poem, this story, opens itself to multiple cultures. The story.


Poetry spot: 'Teeth of Our House' by Jennifer Conlon  AZCentral

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


First time out: Debut poetry by Duy Doan, Chanda Feldman, July Westhale  San Francisco Chronicle

Opening Duy Doan's debut poetry collection, “We Play a Game” (Yale University Press; $20), we enter an elusive world of syllables and animals, where past and ...


Poetry in motion along Monroe Street - WISC  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

All six Madison poet laureates are represented in a Madison Arts Commission project that has embedded 12 poems, two from each poet, in the sidewalks along ...


Dear Damian Hinds, please stop wrecking poetry for children  The Guardian

Do you like poetry? I do. It's an art form that can entertain, provoke, console, reflect, observe and much more. A breakthrough for me was at primary school when ...


American Life in Poetry: ‘Estelle’  The Spokesman-Review

Alaska Quarterly Review put out a special double issue late in 2017 to celebrate its 35th year, a very long tenure for a literary magazine. Among the many fine ...


Prize-nominated poet's debut cancelled as plagiarism accusations build  The Guardian

Several authors have accused Ailey O'Toole of using their poems to write her own, including the Pushcart-nominated Gun Metal.


Hollywood Has Long Turned to Novelists for Help. But Poets?  The New York Times

In her new film “The Kindergarten Teacher,” Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a frustrated aspiring poet who discovers that a boy in her kindergarten class may be a ...


Poetry in motion!  Frome Times

The village of Chesterblade must be one of Somerset's most closely guarded secrets. Nestled timelessly below the huge Iron Age fort they call The Knoll, the ...


Anchorage Museum archives earthquake with viral memes, Twitter poetry  Alaska Public Radio Network

How do you measure the impact of a natural disaster? After the devastating Good Friday earthquake in 1964, archivers collected print newspaper headlines, ...


Poetry for people who hate poetry  The Clermont Sun

This is a love story. I don't know exactly where or when it begins—only that it's led me here, writing to you about how and why I fell in love with poetry…


Theater review: 'Dear Elizabeth' a captivating story of love,...  Duluth News Tribune

A love story told in letters from two brilliant but damaged poets seems an unlikely topic for an engaging, comic and tragic play. Yet so it is, with Sarah Ruhl's ...


Seen and heard: On Greg Byrne's vision, Bear Bryant's poetry and free throw trips  Arizona Daily Star

Bruce Pascoe dives into former Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne's plan at Alabama, Dave Heeke's long trip and the Crimson Tide's frequent trip to the free ...


Caedmon College Whitby lands £2,000 for poetry machines  Whitby Today

The English Department and Creative Club at Caedmon College Whitby have secured £2000 for a project that will see Poetry Machines planted at scenic spots ...


Can Poetry Help Us Create Meaning Out Of Despair?  wgbh.org

Poet Richard Blanco highlighted his favorite works by poet Ada Limón, which are united by a common theme of searching for meaning in "seeming oblivion."


Jackson native pens poetry  South Alabamian

A Twitter post changed the trajectory of a Jackson native's hobby. Jennifer Lee Smith had been writing poetry for months as a means of processing and coping ...


Forget Beatnik Cliches: A Fresh Style of Jazz and Poetry is Brewing  KQED

It's taken more than five decades, but *fresh* jazz/poetry collaborations have finally shaken the tired cliches festering in the zeitgeist since the Beat movement of ...


Cut & Paste: Justin Phillip Reed's poetry is haunted by St. Louis history  St. Louis Public Radio

Justin Phillip Reed's writing career has gotten off to an extraordinary start. Following a chapbook in 2016, this year he published his first collection of poetry ...


Sponsored 8 Reasons To Give The Gift Of Poetry This Season Consider those sophisticated people in  Bustle

Consider those sophisticated people in your life for whom purchasing a gift is always a source of anxiety. The art-lover with a keen and discerning eye; the ...


MSNBC's Brian Williams: Your Go-to Guy for 11th Hour Poetry, Rambling  The Cheat Sheet

MSNBC's Brian Williams does the news like no one else. Here's a look at the good, the bad, and the unintentionally hilarious from 2 years of 'The 11th Hour.'


Susan Middleton wins Beals Prize For Poetry  Athol Daily News

WINCHENDON — A panel of three distinguished judges recently proclaimed Susan Middleton of Ashfield the winner of the first Beals Prize for Poetry for her ...


MTN Brings Back Made in Nigeria Poetry Show - Nigerian Entertainment Today  Nigerian Entertainment Today

Ikemesit Effiong · Save. Read more. The Made in Nigeria Poetry show is returning to Lagos this December. The show, which has met with critical acclaim, has ...


Lawson Inada's poetry distills cultural heritage  Statesman Journal

Poets are chroniclers. Through careful distillation, they put into a few words what scholars take tomes to relate.


Tan Lin shares poetry, film in Literary Arts event  The Brown Daily Herald

Poet and filmmaker Tan Lin presented selections of his work in the McCormack Family Theater Tuesday night. Though the event was labeled as a poetry ...


Berkeley’s beloved ‘Bubble Lady’ poet dies  The Mercury News

BERKELEY — Julia Vinograd, who brought bubbles and poetry to all she met during the more than 50 years she ambled along Telegraph Avenue, has died.


Free Poetry Skool @ Downtown Public Library  Boulder Weekly

Poets gather like words on a page scribed in their own handwriting. as illustrious lines they embody poetic form — such as , a tercet , perhaps —. where this ...


Luciana Souza's New Recording, "The Book of Longing" Translates Poetry into Jazz  Forbes

On her new recording, “The Book of Longing,” Luciana Souza marries poetry and Jazz in an idiom all her own with spare accompaniment and her uniquely ...


Hawks’ Omari Spellman inspires kids to find their voice through poetry  Rolling Out

The gymnasium was filled with dozens of children who were excited to be in the presence of professional basketball player Omari Spellman. Smiles covered ...


Voth: Remembering Peter Everwine, the Patriarch of Fresno Poets  gvwire.com

Joseph Voth remembers Peter Everwine, who died Oct, 28, as having the "quietest" but arguably the "strongest" voice among the great Fresno poets.


Here's to another poetry plagiarism scandal – and here's how to fix it  The Globe and Mail

Plagiarism scandals seem to be popping up more frequently in poetry than in any other genre. Every week there is incontrovertible proof that some poet has ...


American Life in Poetry: ‘The Girl from Panama’ by Clemens Starck  The Spokesman-Review

Clemens Starck of Oregon has 50 years' experience working with his hands, as a merchant seaman and then a carpenter, and he knows work and working ...


US poet laureate to do readings in Lafourche Parish  Houma Courier

It's not every day that the official poet of the United States of America comes to your backyard.Tracy K. Smith, the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, will be ...


Little Jana’s tribute to the brother who lived just one week wins first place in Red Room poetry prize  Daily Telegraph

Jana Karkar's little brother Mohammed was so wanted and loved, even before he was born, that Jana and her mother Iman spent hours discussing what he ...


Meena Alexander, Poet Who Wrote of Dislocation, Dies at 67  The New York Times

Meena Alexander, a poet and scholar whose writings reflected the search for identity that came with a peripatetic life, including time in India, Africa, Europe and ...


Is contemporary poetry really in 'a rotten state' - or just a new one?  The Guardian

Rose Tremain and Robin Robertson have criticised poets for abandoning 'craft' – but that argument silences the possibilities offered by new voices.


Poems to Uplift and Inspire Young Adults  The New York Times

From the fantastical to the natural, these “happy” poetry collections are perfect for readers of all ages.


Laura Dzubay: Poetry playlist for the end of the semester  The Michigan Daily

The end of the semester comes with a wide variety of emotions attached to it. Personally, I couldn't be more excited to go home and take a break with my family ...


Henties Bay poet awarded in SA  Namibian

Estelle Rubow is a woman who has always known she'd be a writer. And the day arrived in 2014 when she retired after her first husband died in 2013.


The ultimate gift: Iowa teacher pens book of poetry for his mother  Des Moines Register

At age 10, John Thompson promised himself he'd write a book about his mom. Now 55, he did — and giving it to her was among the "happiest" moments.


Maya C. Popa Joins 'PW' as Poetry Reviews Editor  Publishers Weekly

Maya C. Popa has joined Publishers Weekly as its new poetry reviews editor, effective immediately. Popa succeeds Alex Crowley in the post and will be ...


Earl Sweatshirt: Some Rap Songs review – powerful, emotional poetry  The Guardian

Amid a rap culture of sprawling albums with cosmopolitan beats that hop between country and style, Earl Sweatshirt's third album initially seems as modest as its ...


A Puschart Prize-Nominated Poet Has Been Accused Of Plagiarism By Numerous Poets  Bustle

Another literary prize, another scandal. Poet Rachel McKibbens, whose latest collection, blud, came out earlier this year, has accused Pushcart Prize-nominee ...


Kudos to Jersey City for giving poet voice, platform | Jersey Journal editorial  NJ.com

Thanks to Jersey City and its arts council, a young poet's voice now has a broader reach. Last month, Rashad Wright, 24, was named the city's first poet laureate ...


News Poetry: How to Love a Monster  The Colorado Independent

It's all in my head, the morning news, mourning cities and synagogues. I sit here muttering until my mouth goes dry, fingers cramp around the pen. Sorrow is ...


I Name This Body MINE poetry night in Ann Arbor on Dec. 15  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - On Dec. 15, the Neutral Zone will present the I Name This Body MINE poetry event at the Michigan League Mendelssohn Theater from 7 to ...


I wanted to write a poetry book as good as the one I had aged seven  The Irish Times

Kate Wilson: I wanted also to make a book that helped people see the natural world.


Reviews: Three collections of poetry explore gender, race and family  Minneapolis Star Tribune

POETRY: Three new collections explore gender, love, race and family.


First Lines — a poetry column  Yellow Springs News

Poet William Stafford visited Yellow Springs in 1984 to read at First Presbyterian. One can imagine that the pacifist poet, raised a Quaker, drew an eager ...


'I'm tired of grieving': Afghan policewomen turn to poetry for solace  Stars and Stripes

The policewomen pen verses about the stresses of life — war, terrorism and the difficulties of being a woman in the male-dominated country.


100 years ago: Grandson of a poet perhaps broke ordinance  Red Bluff Daily News

Apparently the term “speeding,” as applied to automobiles and dry ordinances, is after all only a relative term. And when the matter is called to the attention of a ...


Poet Natasha Trethewey's new collection 'soars,' says NYT  Northwestern University NewsCenter

Renowned poet Natasha Trethewey's new collection is receiving rave reviews. The two-time U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner and a member of the ...


When Church Language Fails Us, We Resist With Poetry  Sojourners

Note: A version of this essay was given as a talk at Women Doing Theology 2018, at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary on November 9, 2018 in ...


Poetry spot: 'Anarchy on the Edge of a Hairline' by Ernesto L. Abeytia  AZCentral

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


South African Anti-Apartheid Veteran Tapped For Top Poetry Prize  charlestonchronicle.net

A grand old man of liberation poetry, Mongane Wally Serote, the poet of the revolution and one of the foremost South African poets to emerge during the Black ...


Column | The Poetry of Reality  Daily Californian

Last summer I saw myself in a test tube. Watching my amateur-ly extracted DNA swirling in a glass tube, I remember panicking at the enormity of the situation.


Poetry plagiarism: All the twists in row surrounding Deepa Nisanth and Sreechithran  The News Minute

On Thursday, writer, teacher and occasional orator Deepa Nisanth, teaching at the Sree Kerala Varma College in Thrissur, was accused of plagiarising a poem.


Best books of 2018: Poetry  Financial Times

The Coming of the Little Green Man, by John Agard, Bloodaxe Books, RRP£9.95. In the year when we learnt of the damage and cruelty that the UK's ...


Okie from Muskogee: Steward finds herself through poetry  Muskogee Daily Phoenix

Two things have long weighed on Jessica Steward's heart — serving her country and sharing her emotions. She said she had wanted to be in the military for as ...


Natalie Diaz poetry touches on Native Americans and other topical issues  Purdue Exponent

The room went from energetic chatter to complete silence as Natalie Diaz began to read her poetry. It was as if no one even dared to breathe for fear of.


Locals Present Poetry During Uncloistered Series  Toledo City Paper

Hear from some of Toledo's best poets during the December installment of the Uncloistered Poetry series. Led by local literary figure Jonie McIntire, this.


Anti-Vaping Poster, Poetry Contest In Chatham, Madison  Chatham, NJ Patch

Anti-Vaping Poster, Poetry Contest - Chatham, NJ - The Madison Chatham Coalition and the Library of the Chathams is taking submissions from Dec. 13 through ...


The Archive's poetry reading showcases students' literary talents  Duke Chronicle

One of the more solitary liberal arts, poetry tends to keep a low profile. Although Duke may not offer a creative writing major, its student body and faculty contain ...


Poetry on a Budget  New York Times

In Sullivan County, N.Y., an architect set out to build the bare minimum of a rural retreat: a pared-down house with soul.


The Poetry of Rhina Espaillat  New England Public Radio

Ginetta Candelario, Professor of Sociology and of Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Smith College was Tertulia's guest on November 25, 2018. She spoke.


LCFC Community Trust Launch Premier League Primary Stars Poetry Competition  Leicester City

The Premier League Writing Stars Poetry Challenge has been officially launched by LCFC Community Trust.


Lemn Sissay’s Superkids — can poetry help troubled minds?  Financial Times

“They're thought of as intrinsically bad,” says poet Lemn Sissay, referring to children in care. I would have thought most people would realise that such children ...


Press 53 to present poetry, fiction festival  Winston-Salem Journal

Press 53 will present the High Road Festival of Poetry and Short Fiction March 22-24 at the Embassy Suites, 460 N. Cherry St.


Google doodle honours the Jewish poet and Nobel winner Nelly Sachs  Jewish News

Search engine marks the 127th birthday of Jewish poet and refugee from Germany who shared a top literature prize in 1966.


Independence Center and Hear Here Poetry join forces for Give! celebration  Colorado Springs Independent

Collaboration often proves to be a benefit of the Give! Campaign, the nonprofit civic arm of Indy parent company Colorado Publishing House. Each year ...


How Sadie Dupuis Got Back into Poetry  Rolling Stone

Speedy Ortiz singer-guitarist Sadie Dupuis has one of the most distinct lyrical voices in indie rock. Over the last seven years, she's filled albums like 2015's Foil ...


American Life in Poetry: ‘Housewife as Poet’ by Sally Van Doren  The Spokesman-Review

Until about a hundred years ago, the worth of a poem was measured by how noble and elevated was its subject and its manner of delivery, but with the ...


'A poet in the world' who's informed by the land  High Country News

Award-winning Diné writer Tacey Atsitty discusses her recent book and the accessibility of poetry today.


It’s All Good: Fine food, wine, friends, poetry and we meet but miss him…  Ukiah Daily Journal

The verbal two-step >> or, “Big, extended weekend for Poetry, Part Two.”–After Thursday's howling Writers Read, Sunday's bi-monthly poetry circle was rich with ...


ICM Partners Signs Poet-Performer Rupi Kaur  Deadline

Rupi Kaur, whose self-published book of poetry Milk and Honey became a New York Times bestseller, has signed with ICM Partners.


Wollongong girl's heartbreaking winning poetry for a brother lost  Illawarra Mercury

I wanted to let go of what I was holding in my heart”.


The role of Urdu and poetry in Dilip Kumar's methodical craft of acting – Birthday special  Cinestaan.com

Dilip Kumar s brilliant presence on screen owed a great deal to his constant education in literature poetry and the Urdu and Hindi languages On his 96th ...


Dinsmore's 'A Poetry of Painting' is a massive showcase for one of Nebraska's finest painters  Lincoln Journal Star

"A Poetry of Painting: A Painter's Path" is a retrospective of sorts, compiling works — some 28 years old, some just created — by Stephen Dinsmore.


UW Graduate Julian Publishes Poetry Collection About Wyoming | News  University of Wyoming News

Recent University of Wyoming graduate Tyler Truman Julian, now a graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program at New Mexico State ...


Robin Robertson and Andrew McMillan on sex, war and truth in poetry – books podcast  The Guardian

On this week's show, Robertson talks about his narrative poem The Long Take and McMillan explores adolescent rites of passage in Playtime.


Mark Soifer releases 10th book of poetry | Ocean City  Press of Atlantic City

OCEAN CITY — Vineland poet and former Ocean City Public Relations Director Mark Soifer has released his 10th book of poetry, ”Pair of Dice Lost,” a book that ...





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