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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Shepherdstown prepares town-wide poetry sharing on Friday  Martinsburg Journal

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Shepherdstown poets and other residents plan to bring poetry to the streets Friday in a celebration of National Poetry Month.


Poetry of the Seacoast talk April 24 - News - fosters.com - Dover, NH  Foster's Daily Democrat

RYE – On Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Rye Public Library will present "Poetry of the Seacoast: Recollections by local authors Mimi Whiteand ...


Jahman Hill gives everything he has to poetry  The University of Alabama Crimson White

As graduate student Jahman Hill looks toward the future, it's hard to ignore what he'll leave behind at The University of Alabama: a poetry festival, a successful ...


Poetry spot: 'Turn on Other Lights' by Kelly Nelson  AZCentral

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


Greg Jackson Reads “Poetry”  The New Yorker

Deborah Treisman hosts the author Greg Jackson, who reads his short story “Poetry,” from the April 29, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.


Throwing Weight Into Sound: Kaveh Akbar on Poetry and Power  The New Yorker

Kevin Young interviews the poet Kaveh Akbar about politics, poetry, and his poem “The Palace,” which appears on newyorker.com.


Rosalyn Shirley's Newly Released "Spoken Word Christian Poetry" Is a Powerful Compendium of Poems That Shed Light to the Grace of God's Word in the Scriptures  Benzinga

MEADVILLE, Pa., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "Spoken Word Christian Poetry": a moving anthology of words expressively-written to share the Word ...


Muni Poetry - Twenty-Eight Nineteenth Ave  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. Twenty-Eight ...


U.P.’s first state poetry champ preps for nationals  The Detroit News

Calumet — Coming to the state Poetry Out Loud competition in Lansing, Tajah-Rayne Davise was intimidated by the other students. None of them recited like ...


Local voices featured in Kent State’s poetry book  Record-Courier

David Hassler furiously wrote on the chalkboard as third graders in Kate Walley's class at Seville Intermediate School raised their hands and shouted out words ...


Poet & Professor  Emory News Center

Inspired by Emory creative writing students, professor Jericho Brown creates a new form of poetry for his acclaimed collection, “The Tradition.”


Off topic: Amazing animals, moon plans, poetry from Mueller report, percent styles  The Mercury News

Happy Monday. It's Levi, driving the GMSV bus again for the week. Behold the axolotis, sea sapphire, horror frog and other “real animals that shouldn't exist.


Pitts: Regional poetry festival set this week for downtown Fayetteville venues  The Fayetteville Observer

'Putting your energy into poetry and spoken word creates an outlet to be heard,' says organizer.


Being a better person … through poetry  Southwest Times

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"Poetry on the Porch" will host two poets to discuss poetry in the South  The Daily Tar Heel

The Love House, the headquarters for the Center for the Study of the American South, which is hosting the Poetry on the Porch event with Southern Culture ...


April brings spring, Paris and poetry. But no hugs  The Gazette

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For the Country’s Most Promising Teen Poets, Poetry Is Activism  Vulture

The National Student Poets Program had its main sponsor cut by Donald Trump. The 2019 honorees — Heather Laurel Jensen, Darius Atefat-Peckham, Ariana ...


Poetry Inspires Hope and Climate Action  The Regulatory Review

Poetry can help combat despair and act as a force for optimism and change.


Orgs bring poets to the prime time  Royal Purple News

This April, in honor of National Poetry Month, Latinos Unidos, the Poetry Club and Andersen Library are teaming up to give UW-Whitewater students their ...


8 More of the Best Poetry Podcasts for Your Ears  Book Riot

For your listening pleasure, we've rounded up some of the best poetry podcasts out there, from classics to five-minute poems.


Fourth graders find power through poetry  Journal of the San Juan Islands

Lowell Jons' fourth-grade class at Friday Harbor Elementary School is learning about writing in verse this April as part of National Poetry Month.


These New Orleans students are poets. Order pizza this Friday and you’ll know it  The Advocate

When you order your next pizza, try extra cheese and a rhyming stanza.


Poetry That Bears Witness to a Changing Natural World  The New Yorker

Dan Chiasson on David Baker, a poet of American anti-pastoral who renders both the landscape and the forces that imperil it.


Award-winning poet performs, honoring Asian heritage | News  Standard Online

Snaps filled Carrington Hall's auditorium as award-winning poet, Terisa Siagatonu, performed spoken word poetry in honor of Asian Heritage Month.


'Don't Be Late for Poetry'  Afro American

Baltimore has some of the most talented, raw, award-winning poets in the nation. In acknowledgement of National Poetry Month. The AFRO kicked off our ...


Poet Sharon Dolin Is Final Spring Writers Speak Wednesdays Guest  Dan's Papers

Poet Sharon Dolin is the final guest author in the 2019 spring Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free author talks and readings at Stony Brook Southampton.


17 of the Best Poetry Books, As Recommended by Acclaimed Poets  Oprah Mag

Poetry captures what's so often ungraspable, articulates what's so often inarticulable, makes sense of the seemingly nonsensical. Here at 17 of the best poetry ...


Loveland Today: Weekend recap (plus, submit your poetry!)  Loveland Reporter-Herald

Good morning, Loveland! I hope you had a pleasant Easter, if that's something you celebrate. If not, hope you simply had a relaxing Sunday and enjoyed that ...


How to Write Poetry About Conflict  The Atlantic

In the late '70s, Carolyn Forché traveled to El Salvador on the eve of its civil war, knowing little about the country. Crucially, she understood how little she knew.


Sierra Poetry Festival Features 2019 Pulitzer-Winner Forrest Gander  Capital Public Radio News

The fastest-growing artform takes center stage during the 2019 Sierra Poetry Festival in Grass Valley. Nevada County Arts Council Executive Director Eliza ...


A Night Of Exploring Caribbean Narratives Through Food And Poetry  WJCT NEWS

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Wirt County woman to present poetry book at Parkersburg library  Parkersburg News

PARKERSBURG — Debbie Richard of Elizabeth will be talking about her new illustrated collection of poetry, “PIVOT,” at 2 p.m. April 27 at the Parkersburg a.


Robots and poetry come alive at Black Imagination conference  The Architect's Newspaper

The Architect's Newspaper is the most authoritative voice on architecture and design in the United States.


Linda Gregg, award-winning poet of lines like ‘chiseled marble,’ dies at 76  Washington Post

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8 excellent Latino poetry books for National Poetry Month  NBCNews.com

April is National Poetry Month, and we look at the diversity and breadth of the Latino experience through books and anthologies by acclaimed poets like Richard ...


Stanley Plumly, Lyrical Poet Influenced by Keats, Dies at 79  The New York Times

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National Poetry Month: “Saffron” By Amir Safi  Houston Public Media

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A Poetic Body of Work Grapples With the Physical Body at Risk  The New York Times

In “The Tradition,” Jericho Brown witnesses and celebrates vulnerability and resilience in a country that too often scorns or condemns them.


Maria Carillo sophomore wins top prize in statewide poetry contest  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Zoya Ahmed, a sophomore at Maria Carrillo High, was awarded the top prize for a poem blending sound and spice.


Review: Kelly Fordon's new poetry is an unsentimental look at marriage and motherhood  Michigan Radio

In her new collection of poems, Goodbye Toothless House, Michigan writer Kelly Fordon takes aim at the idealized facade of marriage and motherhood. Ann.


A Conversation With U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy Smith  NPR

To kick off National Poetry Month, NPR's Korva Coleman talks with the nation's two-term poet laureate about the importance of poetry during divisive times.


Linda Gregg, award-winning poet who explored love and loss, dies at 76  Los Angeles Times

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Fourth Poet in Salina Poetry Series to Read Tuesday  KSAL

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Poetry at work  strategy+business Today

The brilliant poet Wallace Stevens spent his career in the insurance industry. To what extent did these two aspects of his life nourish one another?


Project CommUNITY: 'Poetry and Chill' after school workshops  KOCO Oklahoma City

Maggie Carlo talks to the founder of "Poetry and Chill," Gregory II, as well as Douglass High School 8th grade student, Zinari Reginald Waldrup, about the ...


The life and death of Chinese poetry’s mystical martyr  SupChina

Obscure during his lifetime, Zha Haisheng has — since killing himself in 1989 — become one of the most popular and influential poets of contemporary China, ...


As a doctor in the ICU, I sometimes feel helpless. Poetry provides solace  STAT

The first time I was in an intensive care unit as a medical student, I wondered if I should pray. The patient was unconscious. A tube secured in his mouth ...


Lady Brion: Power Through Poetry  Afro American

Brion Gill, known on poetry stages internationally as “Lady Brion” wields her gift like a cudgel, or waves it like silk depending on the occasion. Yet, she ...


Metaphors, Medicine, And The Poetry Of Science  Science Friday

April is National Poetry Month, a time of readings, outreach programs, and enthusiastic celebration of the craft. And for a special Science Friday celebration, we'll ...


A young poet shaped by religious language  The Christian Century

Nate Marshall is a poet and rapper whose work about growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Wild Hundreds, was awarded the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry ...


Shaping the world through poetry  Sentinel & Enterprise

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Leominster Public Library is hosting a poetry reading event featuring U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo, author of "Soul ...


San Jose students give new meaning to ‘trashy poetry’  The Mercury News

Inspirational verses written by the 20 student winners of the "Litter-ature" competition are being installed on 500 trash cans in the city.


Hanif Abdurraqib and Morgan Parker Chat Poetry and Blackness in America  VICE

By now, you should know about Morgan Parker—she's a tour de force in the world of poetry, author of the collections Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up at ...


How poetry can help kids get to college  Detroit Free Press

Poetry has tangible benefits for kids who read and write it, the executive director of Detroit nonprofit InsideOut Literary Arts writes.


Ann Cannon: Poetry recommendations for the kids in your life  Salt Lake Tribune

Dear Readers • Here's the deal. Little kids like poetry. No, really. They do! Especially if it has a good beat and you can dance to it. It's only after we send them off ...


Poetry celebration underway  Waupaca County News

April is National Poetry Month, and the celebration continues in Waupaca. The Waupaca Community Arts Board and Waupaca Area Public Library are ...


In age of fast Twitter fame, these poets work in slow obscurity. They're on to something.  NorthJersey.com

In Rutherford, in a building named for William Carlos Williams, group members meet in obscurity to argue and perfect their work.


Kate Clanchy: ‘Poetry makes children feel important, that they’re heard’  The Guardian

The writer and schoolteacher on poetry's power to inspire the young.


Greg Jackson on the Dialogue Between Myth and Reality  The New Yorker

Deborah Treisman speaks with Greg Jackson about “Poetry,” his short story from the April 29, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.


Let us make poetry a 'Feast of April' in our classrooms: Ramnath Subramanian  El Paso Times

In El Paso, February fools nature into thinking that spring has arrived, so that by the time April rolls around, the birds, the flowers, and the butterflies are in the full ...


In turbulent times, Richard Blanco creates 'bridges of empathy' in new poetry book  NBCNews.com

Richard Blanco builds on his role as a civic poet in his new book, “How to Love a Country," tackling national issues such as gun violence, immigration, gay ...


Deaf poet Raymond Antrobus wins Ted Hughes award  BBC News

London poet Raymond Antrobus, who was thought to be dyslexic with severe learning disabilities until his deafness was discovered at the age of six, has won ...


Poetry round-up: McCarthy delights with second collection in two years  The Irish Times

Plus new poetry from Julia Copus.


“A golden age of poetry and power of which this noonday’s the beginning hour…”  Ukiah Daily Journal

Abraham Lincoln died at 7:22 am. yesterday, 154 years ago. America doesn't write much public poetry these days. Plenty of poetry, of course, but not much ...


Lydia Sigourney was a famous poet -- but was she a good poet?  Hartford Courant

In Hartford's Asylum Hill neighborhood, west of downtown, sits a small park with an entrance marked by a banner-like sign that fairly shouts, “Sigourney Square ...


Four poets muse about nature at SOMOS  taosnews

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) continues its monthlong series with an Earth Day poetry reading ...


In David Baker’s nature poetry, devastation lurks always in the background  The Washington Post

David Baker published his first book of poetry, “Haunts,” in 1985. That title, both noun and verb, says a lot about the tone and tenor of the poetry Baker has ...


The best recent poetry – review roundup  The Guardian

Witch by Rebecca Tamás; Near Future by Suzannah Evans; O Positive by Joe Dunthorne; Discipline by Jane Yeh. Ben Wilkinson. Sat 6 Apr 2019 06.00 EDT.


Running on Coffee: And the Pulitzer for poetry goes to...  Reading Eagle

Earlier this week the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts and journalism were announced, which included the prize for poetry, awarded to Forrest Gander for.


Five Cambridge poets will see their work imprinted on the sidewalk this fall  The Boston Globe

The poems tackle topics including climate change, spring, and an encounter with a nightingale.


Classic Signals: Students celebrate Poetry Month  The Signal

National Poetry Month is a time to reflect on famous poets, such as Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes, who have highlighted important social issues in their ...


Valley Verses: Conway resident to release first poetry collection, “Kairos”  The Recorder

A first glance at the elevated diction and usage of the sonnet form in Conway resident Libby Maxey's poetry might make readers believe it's inaccessible. But to ...


A Poet and Essayist Meditates on the Deep Roots Binding Humans and Trees  The New York Times

C.D. Wright's posthumous book “Casting Deep Shade” offers a guided walk through beech forests and her own wide-ranging mind.


Renowned Poet Joins Georgia Tech Poetry Department  Atlanta Jewish Times

Ilya Kaminsky is an internationally praised poet, winner of numerous honors and awards and, most recently, was named Georgia Tech's Bourne Poetry Chair.


Reviews: Four collections of poetry: Lee Ann Roripaugh, Ilya Kaminsky, Ed Bok Lee and Freya Manfred  Minneapolis Star Tribune

POETRY: Collections take on an "annihilatrix" tsunami, trauma and aging with power and insight.


Stanley Plumly, Md. poet laureate who wrote of nature and memory, dies at 79  Washington Post

Stanley Plumly, a poet and University of Maryland professor who served as the state's poet laureate for nine years and also published well-regarded nonfiction ...


Local poet remembers Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon at event  Concord Monitor

In honor of National Poetry Month, poet Wesley McNair will offer a recollection of his literary friendship with Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon, which began in the ...


Liza Wieland Takes a Master Poet to Paris  Publishers Weekly

Liza Wieland's ninth book, Paris, 7 A.M., will be published by Simon & Schuster in June; in addition to four previous novels, she's written three books of short ...


Portland's Café Review marks 30 years of curating poetry from around the world  Press Herald

The Café Review began humbly, as 16 mimeographed sheets of paper stapled together. The poets who gathered regularly at Woodfords Café in Portland ...


A Young Poet, a Mysterious Stranger and an El Salvador on the Brink of War  The New York Times

Carolyn Forché's “What You Have Heard Is True” recalls her 1970s journey in the company of a revolutionary who wants her to bear witness to his country's ...


Poetry at McLeod returns on Sun. April 28 with activist poet Glenis Redmond  Charleston City Paper

The latest installment in the Poetry at McLeod series will feature “Imagination Activist” poet Glenis Redmond. The reception and reading will be held at McLeod ...


Byo poet shines  zbc.co.zw

Apr 22, 2019 | Entertainment & Arts | 0 |. Over the years, poetry has been used as a way of expressing one's self at the same time infusing history and culture ...


An excavation of voices from Tuam’s Mother and Baby Home in poetic form  The Irish Times

The physicality of the language on the page felt vital to me, as bodily autonomy was what these women and children were denied.


Celebrate National Poetry Month at UW  Dailyuw

April is National Poetry Month. I realize that this may not be the most exciting news for UW students, but that's a sad thing, especially considering that the ...


On poetry, tradition, risk-taking, and colonial barbarians  Al Jazeera English

A conversation between Indian poet Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee and Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish.


Poet Hanif Abdurraqib Discusses His Writing Process  NPR

For National Poetry Month, poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib shares a poem and his writing process. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Sometimes the ...


Jammin' for poetry: Students perform prose  Eagle-Tribune

NORTH ANDOVER — With April vacation only two or three hours away, 50 or so students and a few adults produced the annual North Andover High School ...


The Poetry Of An X-Ray  Science Friday

Rafael Campo, a doctor and a poet, turns his experiences in the operating room into poetry.


5 YA Poetry Audiobooks Read By the Author  Book Riot

Poetry is meant to be read aloud! To celebrate National Poetry Month, enjoy these five YA poetry audiobooks, all read by their authors!


Entrancing Poetry Picture Books  The New York Times

Some of the best illustrated children's books are not stories — they're poems that use language, form and rhythm to let kids reflect, imagine and think.


Chrome extension replaces Google’s canned replies with poetry  The Verge

Google traditionally plagues the internet with its own April Fools' gags on April 1st, but developer Chris Zubak-Skees has beaten the internet giant at its own ...


Interview: Judith Viorst, Author Of 'Nearing 90'  NPR

Judith Viorst's new collection of poetry is called Nearing 90, though she's quick to note she's only "a girl of 88." She's still writing, looking forward to grandchildren ...


Fourth graders dig into pop music and poetry at CU Boulder  CU Boulder Today

As they learn how writers revise their work and use literary devices, the students gear up for a school assembly led by an Australian rap star.


Author Brad Buchanan is recovering from trauma through poetry and prose  Stockton Record

His goal was to personalize cancer patients through writing and for poet and book author Brad Buchanan, he accomplished exactly that — through his poetry ...


Poetry Corners marks 20 years of verse viewing  Bainbridge Island Review

Watch out for low-hanging verse. Poetry Corners, a month-long exhibition of poster-sized poems during April, National Poetry Month, is this year celebrating its ...


Linda Gregg, Poet of Taut, Vivid Verse, Is Dead at 76  The New York Times

Linda Gregg, who explored beauty, loss, struggle and desire in award-winning poetry that was spare but intense and deeply evocative, died on March 20 in ...





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