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 âBeyond Words: Experimental Poetry and the Avant-Gardeâ Yale Daily News
âBeyond Words: Experimental Poetry and the Avant-Gardeâ â a new exhibit at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library â consists of poetry expressed ...
A Death-Haunted Poetry Book Mulls Lifeâs Reversals of Fortune The New York Times
Dunce,â by Mary Ruefle, confronts the extraordinary yet inescapable fact that all of us die.
The best recent poetry â 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 âJim Morrison of poets,â 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 â 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 â the author and professor was Sacramentoâs first poet laureate - Sacramento Bee
Dennis Schmitz dies at 82 â the author and professor was Sacramentoâs 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 â 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
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 â 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 ...
Whatâs 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 isnât poetry, but itâs 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 â 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 Podcastingâs 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
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 Âˇ 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 |. âI 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 â 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? âFault in Our Starsâ author John Green, Chicago Poetry Foundation are trying - Chicago Tribune
How to reach people with poetry? âFault in Our Starsâ 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 â 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 â 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: âI like poems without pomposity or pretentiousnessâ - The Irish Times
Frank Ormsby, Ireland's new Professor of Poetry: âI like poems without pomposity or pretentiousnessâ The Irish Times
A Q&A with Ireland's new Professor of Poetry by Reading Ireland editor Adrienne Leavy.
Shubha Mudgal sings Kunwar Narainâs 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 â 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.
âDonât Be Niceâ Film Review: Slam Poetry Doc Follows Artists Finding Their Own Voices - TheWrap
âDonât Be Niceâ 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
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 â 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, âElegantly Buried Lies,â 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
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 Poetsâ Corner: Christine Beck processes her memories through her poems as a healing tool - Hartford Courant
CT Poetsâ 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
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, âOn The Shores of Welcome Homeâ 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
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 ...
âNot JUST Cowboy Poetryâ and Apple Pie Throwdown supports library and art center - The Willits News
âNot JUST Cowboy Poetryâ 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
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 â The Western Folklife Center is pleased to announce the artist line-up for the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Jan. 27âFeb. 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 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 resistanceâbrought 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
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 âTiny Beautiful Thingsâ 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 â 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.
âLiving By Heartâ group helps to facilitate healing through poetry and fellowship - Community Advocate
âLiving By Heartâ 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, âIn My Night School: Poems of Beauty, Darkness and ...
Waffle House has an official poet laureate. For real. Atlanta Magazine
The phrase âscattered, smothered, and coveredâ has a certain poetic ring, so it's fitting that Waffle House has its own poet laureate. Georgia Tech poetry ...
Phillyâs 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 GĂłmez named Springfield Laureate Poet for 2019-2021 MassLive.com
Magdalena GĂłmez 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 Stateâs Poet Laureate: âDiscuss Things That Matterâ - CBS Denver
Bobby LeFebre Shares Talent As Stateâs Poet Laureate: âDiscuss Things That Matterâ CBS Denver
DENVER (CBS4) â 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, âPoetic Licenseâ 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
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.
Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, Americas First Folk Song Writer
"Beautiful Dreamer" was written by Stephen Foster just before his death in 1864 at age 37. The song became one of his most famous and most popular. However, as with the approximately 200 other songs that Foster wrote during his brief lifetime, he did not receive the recognition or financial reward that he deserved.
The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]
The Poet's Corner [Three poem/ see review of poetry under the poems]
Ode, to the Mighty Midget Omac [In English and Spanish]
Part One Midget History
Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair
Here And There
My eyes opened. I am still alive; Living on planet earth. Though unconscious for many hours; Unaware of existence, Unknowing of life, Incognizant of humanity Living in a space of void, Resident of nothingness, Here, but not here. There, but not there.
Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets
Two Poems, with Figurative Language
Says Mr. Dennis Siluk, when asked to review his poetry somewhat, for he hesitates all the time when I ask him to so; I can tell you. Anyhow, he said to me (responding more on poem #728, "Derivative Echoes"): "Figurative language, meaning words used to refer to something that you don't really mean, is used here to make noises, as are metaphors sometimes. Probably the reason I used figurative language imagery here was to tie the ideas and feelings my poem [s] expresses [ness] to the physical world in which I want it to exist." He lost me somewhere along the line, but it sounded good when I read the poems. Rosa Penaloza.
Kafka lands resurrected in Crewe deposited by a silvery alien craft, And whilst he is wondering what to do He is asked to show his pass Or pay an instant one off fine At a cash dispenser of his choice And they are checking all the time On his irises face and voice.
San Francisco [Almost a Sonnet]
(The city by the bay of Northern California, near which the Pacific Ocean resides; the year is 1967)
Take some time to stop and look at nature. Pick up a rock or two and think about where it might have started out and what it might have gone through to end up where you found it.
Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]
Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]
Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose
Robert Burns, a poor man, an educated man, and a ladies' man, is representative of Scotland, much like whisky, haggis, bagpipes, and kilts. He lived a life shortened by rheumatic heart disease, 1759-1796, but his life journey through poverty, informal education, disappointed love, nationalism, and literary and financial success can be identified by all Scots and common men the world over. He has become almost a national symbol of all things Scottish. His life is like a love story with a happy ending.
The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)
Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)
Note: written 4-15-05, while driving through the Andes of Peru, from Huancayo to Lima. I sensed I was but an ant, among the mass of stone, earth and foliage of this enchanting, and enduring landscape.
Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]
Daybreak at Pikes Creek [Summer of 2005]
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
Ole Bulky Jeeps & Paper, Ink and Rain [two Peoms]
Ole Bulky Jeeps
Lord Byrons She Walks in Beauty
Lord Byron's opening couplet to "She Walks In Beauty" is among the most memorable and most quoted lines in romantic poetry. The opening lines are effortless, graceful, and beautiful, a fitting match for his poem about a woman who possesses effortless grace and beauty.
Welcome to the Town of Feeling
Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad, Moved in down the street
Two Poems: Boyhood, and Old Age [with a note on style]
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