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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Poet laureate Joy Harjo opens a Native 'doorway of hope'  PBS NewsHour

Joy Harjo, the new poet laureate of the United States, is the first Native American to achieve that honor. Jeffrey Brown recently sat down with Harjo, a member of ...


The 2019 National Book Awards Longlist: Poetry  The New Yorker

The New Yorker announces the contenders in the 2019 National Book Awards category of Poetry.


Central City Poetry Festival Takes Over the Teller House  Westword

Jeff Stover, lead organizer for the Central City Poetry Festival, talks about a new celebration of the written word taking place just a short drive to the west of ...


Beinecke presents “Beyond Words: Experimental Poetry and the Avant-Garde”  Yale Daily News

“Beyond Words: Experimental Poetry and the Avant-Garde” — a new exhibit at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library — consists of poetry expressed ...


A Death-Haunted Poetry Book Mulls Life’s Reversals of Fortune  The New York Times

Dunce,” by Mary Ruefle, confronts the extraordinary yet inescapable fact that all of us die.


The best recent poetry – review roundup  The Guardian

Nobody by Alice Oswald; If All the World and Love Were Young by Stephen Sexton; In Her Feminine Sign by Dunya Mikhail; and I May Be Stupid But I'm Not ...


A Rebel French Poet Draws New Followers to the Hometown He Hated  The New York Times

Pilgrims flock to the once-ignored grave of Arthur Rimbaud, the “Jim Morrison of poets,” loved by fans as a tragic hero of free thought and authenticity.


10 poets make the National Book Awards longlist  Los Angeles Times

10 poets have made the 2019 National Book Awards longlist.


Travel inspires poet to make sense of the world  Kearney Hub

KEARNEY — Poet Heidi Hermanson considers her writing as the start of a travel experience for her readers.


City Of Santa Clarita Unveils Selections For 2019 Sidewalk Poetry Project  KHTS Radio

The City of Santa Clarita revealed poetry selections for the 2019 Sidewalk Poetry Project during a dedication ceremony on Thursday.


Dennis Schmitz dies at 82 – the author and professor was Sacramento’s first poet laureate  Sacramento Bee

Dennis Schmitz, author of many books of verse and the city of Sacramento's first poet laureate, died in his sleep Sept. 12, according to his family. He was 82.


Walking the pup down pathway of poetry  Kenai Peninsula Online

Creating a beautiful community lies in helping hands and creative minds — at least that's the premise of a poetry contest hosted this year by the city of Kenai.


This New Book Shows The Poetic Side Of Science  Forbes

The book "A Sonnet To Science" highlights the creative side of research by profiling six scientists who also write poetry. From Ada Lovelace to Miroslav Holub, ...


FaceTiming About Poetry With Bella Thorne  Papermag

It's nearly midday, but Bella Thorne is still in bed when her assistant hands her the phone. For the first few minutes of our hour-long Facetime session she ...


South County Poetry hosts Bonnie Young | Arts | San Luis Obispo  New Times SLO

Bonnie Young, former SLO poet laureate, will be reading at South County Poetry's next monthly gathering at Red Dirt Coffee House in Arroyo Grande on...


Patricia Lockwood and Jillian Weise read their poetry at Redux on Sat. Sept. 28  Charleston City Paper

Blue Bicycle Books hosts a poetry reading with renowned poets Patricia Lockwood and Jillian Weise at Redux Contemporary Art Center on Sat. Sept. 28 at 7 ...


How To Hang On To Summer Vibes Through Poetry  NPR

Before you fully hand yourself over to fall — know that there are ways to hold onto the summer fun. Tess Taylor gives NPR's Mary Louise Kelly a few poems to ...


Corbin finds escape in poetry off football field  Daily Illini

During the season, he bounces around the backfield, breaks through tackles and rushes for touchdowns. In the offseason, he's listening to spoken word and ...


Poetry: Announcer (in memory of Russ Reilly)  Addison County Independent

Russ Reilly, who among other things was a long-time announcer at Middlebury College football games, died July 24. A memorial *service* will be held at Mead ...


What’s happening at Project 1: Bike tour, poetry dance party  WOODTV.com

You can see Project 1 by ArtPrize during a bicycle tour on Saturday.


Teen with autism finds voice through award-winning poetry  The San Diego Union-Tribune

For years, during classroom discussions, Miles McInerney didn't talk much, which isn't the same as having nothing to say. His head was full of things worth ...


Instapoetry isn’t poetry, but it’s booming business  Press-Enterprise

By Timothy Green. Instagram poetry might be the most hotly debated topic in literature today. For the past few years, citing a boom in book sales, outlets like The ...


Poetry Vending Machine Moves To Eris Brewery In Irving Park  Block Club Chicago

CHICAGO — A gumball machine that spits out poetry, not candy, has come to Eris Brewery. Customers can pop 50 cents into the machine at the Irving Park ...


Ridiculous Rhyming Play "The Metromaniacs" Is Poetry in Commotion  INDY Week

In Honest Pint Theatre's staging at NRACT, David Ives's nebulous meringue of a comedy lives as long as its wordplay stays aloft.


Finding Oneself in Poetry  Hyperallergic

The poetry of Ariana Reines outlines a utopian prospect where suffering can be transformed into benevolent light. Jeffrey GrunthanerAugust 31, 2019.


Our Truest Loves: On Poetry and Parasocial Relationships  lareviewofbooks

Sophia Stewart considers parasocial relationships through the lens of poetry.


Jane Mead dies at 61; poet's work was inspired by the natural world  Los Angeles Times

Jane Mead, an American poet whose work was largely inspired by her love of nature and the interconnections between organisms and their environments, has ...


George the Poet Is Pushing Podcasting’s Limits  The New York Times

The London rapper and spoken-word practitioner brings music and verse together, and adds some politics and social observation.


I Faked My Way as an Instagram Poet, and It Went Bizarrely Well  VICE

I decided to find out whether Instagram poetry took real talent, or if the whole thing is a sham, by becoming the worst poet the internet has ever seen.


writers for migrant justice brought poetry and protest together  i-D

The growing collective hosted events in 45 cities to raise money for migrants detained at the border.


Poets to read works at Hodge library  The Greater New Milford Spectrum

Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury will present a program of poetry with three poets Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.. Davyne Verstandig, Dimitri Rimsky, and J.E.A. Wallace ...


City to celebrate 2019 Sidewalk Poetry Project  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

The city of Santa Clarita has scheduled a dedication ceremony for the 2019 Sidewalk Poetry Project on Thursday. The community is invited to hear from the ...


Poetry Bridging Continents IV: Bringing Together Chinese and American Poets, Scholars, and Cultural Ambassadors  NEC News & Events

Date/Time Date(s) - 10/28 - 10/31. All Day. Categories. Community · Event. Poetry Bridging Continents IV. October 28-31, 2019. New England College


Hungry for everything: Soho poet Steve Dalachinsky dies at 72 - The Villager  The Villager

BY BONNY FINBERG |. “I have trouble recalling any significant, edifying or exhilarating free-jazz or total-improvisation concert I've attended at which Mr.


Language of love: Local club observes Dies y Seis with poetry, art  Monitor

WESLACO — Blanquita Reyes dressed in traditional Mexican attire, displaying pink, orange and teal, as she oversaw the program inside the theater room at the ...


Book clinic: which collections will get me reading more poetry?  The Guardian

Kate Kellaway on anthologies to help you find your taste.


Music This Guy Reciting Reggaeton as Poetry Is the Only ASMR We Need  Remezcla

I've never quite fully understood the benefits or appeal of ASMR as a concept. Millions of others surely disagree, as videos of tapping, chewing, and crinkling ...


How to reach people with poetry? ‘Fault in Our Stars’ author John Green, Chicago Poetry Foundation are trying  Chicago Tribune

Young-adult author John Green ("The Fault in Our Stars") is behind a new YouTube series "Ours Poetica," launching in Chicago with the Poetry Foundation, with ...


'Bone Fires': Visiting poet's 'Unholy Sonnets'  Hillsdale Collegian

Jarman is known for his role as one of the main leaders of the New Formalist movement of poetry, which started in the '70s and '80s. This movement was based ...


Poetry Book, Film Honor Provide Reasons for Faculty to Celebrate  Kalamazoo College

Oliver Baez Bendorf released a collection of poetry and Documentary Film Instructor Danny Kim was nominated for an award at the Royal Starr Film Festival.


Nature and verse: Quebecois, U.S. poets meeting at ODU  Virginian-Pilot

Each year for the past few years, ODU has put together a Quebecois-ODU poetry festival. This year's focuses on ecological concerns, catastrophes, and, yes, ...


Former US poet laureate Rita Dove wins $100,000 prize  Washington Post

NEW YORK — Former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove has received a $100,000 prize for lifetime achievement. Dove, whose previous honors include the Pulitzer ...


Registration open for Poetry Out Loud  Lewiston Sun Journal

AUGUSTA — The Maine Arts Commission has opened registration for the 2019-20 Poetry Out Loud program. Poetry Out Loud is a student recitation contest that ...


Yale-UCL Medicine Poetry Competition continues  Yale Daily News

From Robert Frost to red blood cells, it's a surprise to many that medical students can be poets on the side. At the Yale School of Medicine, however, it's a yearly ...


Q & A with State Poetry Champion and spitting poetry verses  Arizona Daily Wildcat

Edgardo Aguilar, a Tucson native, former Desert View High School student, and now a University of Arizona freshman acquired one more important title this ...


Frank Ormsby, Ireland's new Professor of Poetry: ‘I like poems without pomposity or pretentiousness’  The Irish Times

A Q&A with Ireland's new Professor of Poetry by Reading Ireland editor Adrienne Leavy.


Shubha Mudgal sings Kunwar Narain’s poetry  Times of India

India News: NEW DELHI: When people came together for a concert to celebrate the life of Jnanpith recipient Kunwar Narain, they were greeted with everything ...


Making Sense of Poetry  KPFA - 94.1FM

Why does poetry seem so impenetrable to so many of us? Do poets say something and mean something else? Matthew Zapruder talks about what sets poetry ...


'Everything Must Go' Investigates Gentrification through Poetry, Illustrations  WTTW News

Chicago poet Kevin Coval and illustrator Langston Allston discuss their new book about Wicker Park in the 1990s – and the forces of gentrification that have ...


The Spirit Of The Plug Poetry Project  WUTC

The Plug Poetry Project is a docuseries that features contemporary poets in Chattanooga today, from the best-established poets to emerging ones. On Friday,


Remembering Poet Steve Dalachinsky  NewsWhistle

I can't sleep, thinking of him. He was always so vulnerable. His final decade was, finally, happy. He got some long overdue recognition, though not enough.


For Camille Barr, transitioning from poetry to music was a natural progression  Beat Magazine

Born and raised in Byron Bay, Barr has made a name for herself as an environmentally and politically minded poet, publishing work in Green Left Weekly and ...


Poetry Collection Reflects On Raleigh, City Life  NC State News

One poet's reflections on the city of Raleigh and how people interact with cities.


The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate on How Poetry Can Counter Hate  TIME

Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate, tells TIME about her new book, 'An American Sunrise,' and the state of poetry. You found your voice as a ...


President announces Frank Ormsby as new Ireland Professor of Poetry  The Irish Times

Enniskillen poet was long-time editor of Honest Ulsterman and anthologist of Northern poetry.


‘Don’t Be Nice’ Film Review: Slam Poetry Doc Follows Artists Finding Their Own Voices  TheWrap

The members of the Bowery Slam Poetry Team articulate their anguish, invisibility and trauma onstage.


The New Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo, and American Memory  The New Yorker

The poet Joy Harjo, who was recently named the U.S. Poet Laureate, and who is the first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to hold the position, has ...


Greensburg's 'Bridging the Gap' poetry project to feature Pittsburgher's ode  TribLIVE High School Sports Network

A Pittsburgh woman is the latest poet to have her work selected for the Bridging the Gap public art project — an installation which reveals poems gradually by ...


Poet Ty Williams writes honestly about the lies we tell  Columbus Alive

The poet will read from his just-released collection, “Elegantly Buried Lies,” tonight at Kafe Kerouac. Poet Ty Williams talked extensively about lying in a recent ...


Celebrating poet Herman Melville: Library of America releases 1000-page collection of poetry  The Columbian

If you've ever found yourself awash in the frothing whitecaps of Herman Melville's prose, you are in good company. The authorial harpooner hit the ...


San Jose Poetry Fest Spotlights a Scene With Stuff to Strut  KQED

For the fifth year in a row, the San Jose Poetry Festival shows just how vibrant a scene there is in the Bay Area.


CT Poets’ Corner: Christine Beck processes her memories through her poems as a healing tool  Hartford Courant

Former West Hartford poet laureate Christine Beck says her poetry has helped her uncover and process memories.


A perfect storm of poetry, struggle and library science by Hamilton poet/librarian Paul Lisson  TheSpec.com

Paul Lisson, noted Hamilton poet/artist and librarian/archivist, is debuting his first published book of poetry, The Perfect Archive.


Kevin Mitchell explores trauma in new book of poetry  Colorado Springs Independent

Kevin Mitchell, 47, is an activist, emcee and poet with no shortage of talent. Mitchell, who has lived in Colorado Springs since 1998, is an unapologetic black ...


Literary pick of the week: Poet Bruce Weigl reading Tuesday  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Poet Bruce Weigl, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, will give the first public reading from his new collection, “On The Shores of Welcome Home” on Tuesday, ...


In San Francisco's North Beach, pasta, poetry and uncertainty  Los Angeles Times

Some visit San Francisco's North Beach because it tastes like Italy, and some visit because it howls like the Beat Generation. But the times, they are a-changing.


Poet Lemn Sissay's My Name is Why: a powerful memoir of a childhood in the care system  New Statesman

The inspiration for the poet Lemn Sissay's latest work is the opposite of poetry. My Name Is Why has as its muse the clunky, typewritten drone of officialese that ...


‘Not JUST Cowboy Poetry’ and Apple Pie Throwdown supports library and art center  The Willits News

Enjoy apple pie, poetry, song and an afternoon on the lawn at the annual Not JUST Cowboy Poetry fundraising event Saturday, Sept. 28. This year's event is ...


Steve Dalachinsky, Poet Who Chronicled and Championed the Jazz Avant-Garde, Dies at 72  wbgo.org

Steve Dalachinsky, a contemporary poet unrivaled in his dedication to the jazz avant-garde, not only as a gimlet-eyed observer but also as a prolific.


Georgia Tech Poet Ilya Kaminsky Awarded Prestigious Academy of American Poets Fellowship  Georgia Tech News Center

Dr. Ilya Kaminsky, the Bourne Chair in Poetry and director of Poetry @ Tech, was awarded the prestigious Academy of American Poets Fellowship. The Award ...


WFC announces lineup for 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering  Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — The Western Folklife Center is pleased to announce the artist line-up for the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Jan. 27—Feb. 1, 2020 in Elko.


Patricia Dobler Poetry Award honors unpublished women over the age of 40  PGH City Paper

It's no secret that women become less publicly visible after a certain age. In Hollywood, female actors see their roles decline much more rapidly than...


Decorated poet Terrance Hayes shares poetry at Penn State's 2019 Emily Dickinson Lectureship  The Daily Collegian Online

Decorated poet Terrance Hayes shared his poetry with the Penn State community on Sep. 12 in Foster Auditorium for the 21st annual Emily Dickinson ...


Poetry Sunday: Susan Moeller  WCAI

Susan Moeller reads her poem, "A Bit of Old Doggerel."


Ms. Muse: Purvi Shah Resists Erasure and Rewrites History with Feminist Poetry  Ms. Magazine

Ms. Muse is a discovery place for riotous, righteous and resonant feminist poetry that nourishes and gives voice to a rising tide of female resistance—brought to ...


When Milton met Shakespeare: poet's notes on Bard appear to have been found  The Guardian

Hailed as one of the most significant archival discoveries of modern times, text seems to show the Paradise Lost poet making careful annotations on his edition ...


This Indianapolis nurse quit her job to become a poet. Now people hire her to write poems.  Indianapolis Star

Ariane Cyusa quit nursing to pursue poetry full-time. She founded Feel and Heal Poetry, a full-*service* poetry business in Indianapolis.


An Advice Columnist Taps into the Pain, Poetry and 'Tiny Beautiful Things' of Life  WTTW News

Janet Ulrich Brooks in the Chicago premiere of “Tiny Beautiful Things” at Victory Gardens Theater. (Photo by Liz Lauren). In 2010, writer Cheryl Strayed, already ...


Eternal Poet  Brooklyn Rail

Bob Kaufman is a poet; Bob Kaufman is a man steeped in a mythology sprinkled with a few facts. For many he exists as the man who wrote poems on ...


7 Poets Like Rupi Kaur To Read, Because There Are So Many Talented Writers Out There  Bustle

Whether you're a die-hard poetry fan or have little interest in the art you'll almost certainly have heard of Rupi Kaur. The acclaimed poet and creative shot to ...


Gyles Brandreth says 'learning poetry by heart' can delay dementia  carehome.co.uk News

Gyles Brandreth gave his views to carehome.co.uk's first-ever podcast 'Let' Talk About Care' and told us why poetry is officially good for everyone, from the ...


Huffman awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship  Iowa Now

Jane Huffman, grants and funding manager for the Iowa Youth Writing Project, was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship ...


The Beet Poets to perform Tuesday  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

WINTHROP — The Bailey Library will host the Beet Poets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, for an free evening of poetry, storytelling and music at the.


A career fighting fires and a famous friend inspire Brunswick poet  Press Herald

Retired Boston firefighter Bobby Breen, seen here at his home in Brunswick, has just published his third book of poetry. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer.


POET Confirms AGM Webcast Presentation and New Special Meeting Date  Yahoo Finance

TSX Venture: PTK), the designer and developer of the POET Optical Interposer and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) for the data center and ...


Jamila Woods Makes Poetry a Priority  FLOOD Magazine

An incidental enrollment in a performative poetry class led the Chicago artist to a career in music.


za - 23rd Poetry Africa in Durban in October  Artslink.co.za News

Participating poets for the annual Poetry Africa Festival, hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), have been announced.


‘Living By Heart’ group helps to facilitate healing through poetry and fellowship  Community Advocate

For the members of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church's Living By Heart group, poetry and fellowship is helping to deal with that trauma and pain.


Wigtown Prize for Poetry won by Scots language entry for first time  The Scotsman

A poem written in native Scots has beaten stiff competition from around the globe to win a prestigious prize. Shiftin, by Mhairi Owens, was up against entries by ...


Poetry by Mark Halperin  Martha's Vineyard Times

Retired dentist, part-time farmer, handyman, and poet Mark Halperin presents his new book of poetry, “In My Night School: Poems of Beauty, Darkness and ...


Waffle House has an official poet laureate. For real.  Atlanta Magazine

The phrase “scattered, smothered, and covered” has a certain poetic ring, so it's fitting that Waffle House has its own poet laureate. Georgia Tech poetry ...


Philly’s New Youth Poet Laureate Wants You to Take Young People Seriously  Philadelphia magazine

Mia Concepcion, a 17-year-old senior at Science Leadership Academy, on her work and why adults shouldn't discount the youth perspective.


Poetry reviews: Three new collections from Irish poets  Irish Times

New works by Nessa O'Mahony, Catherine Phil MacCarthy and Patrick Deeley.


Introducing Lincoln's first poetry vending machine  The Lincolnite

Two innovative new vending machines were launched at the University of Lincoln this week, but instead of the usual chocolate and crisps it will dispense poetry.


Magdalena Gómez named Springfield Laureate Poet for 2019-2021  MassLive.com

Magdalena Gómez was named the city's new poet laureate during a ceremony held at Springfield City Hall. The title is awarded by the mayor to a poet and ...


Bobby LeFebre Shares Talent As State’s Poet Laureate: ‘Discuss Things That Matter’  CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – Bobby LeFebre is used to breaking down barriers, and now he's set to do the same all over Colorado as the state's Poet Laureate.


Vermont Poet Prepares to Surprise at the Burlington Book Festival  Mountain Lake PBS

Prize-winning poet Garret Keizer will deliver the "headlining reading" at the opening ceremonies of the Burlington Book Festival on Friday, September 27.


FCTV Hosts Second Open Mic Night, “Poetic License”  Cape Cod Today

FALMOUTH, MA - Due to popular demand, Falmouth Community Television is hosting their second open mic night at the Falmouth Community Media Center on ...


Q&A: Poet Jericho Brown on Atlanta's poetry community, black masculinity, and the politics of love  Atlanta Magazine

Born in Louisiana, Jericho Brown is now an associate professor and director of the creative writing program at Emory University. His poems have appeared in ...


Connecticut's New Poet Laureate Has Something To Say  Connecticut Magazine

Our new poet laureate, Margaret Gibson, wants to come to your town or city, go to your public library, park, art gallery or coffee shop, and engage you in a.





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