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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Missoula kids learn poetry and pasta | Local  The Missoulian

Twenty-one kids spread out along the sidewalk in front of Caffe Dolce Monday, with some talking in groups of two or three, and others off by themselves reading ...


From the Porch Steps: Does anyone read poetry?  Daily Commercial

I was looking through all my little nooks and crannies for a pamphlet I had written years ago called raising baby on a shoe string, or something like that. A friend ...


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

The city's newest book festival, to be held at the Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles arts complex, will host four panels on July 20 and 21 as part of its programming, ...


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

A masterpiece by a prominent 20th-century Turkish poet became the second most widely-read poem in the world, according to a Berlin-based multi-lingual ...


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

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


Psychiatric Times' Poet Awarded International Prestige  Psychiatric Times

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


Poetry readings planned at The Harlow  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Poets Elizabeth Potter and Judith Robbins will be featured at 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, at the Harlow, 100 Water St., in Hallowell. The event is part of the.


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

After a promising start as a published poet in the 1950s, Marie Ponsot put her career aside. She was a single mother in New York City, with seven children to ...


Podcasts Are Providing A New Way Into Poetry  NPR

A poem on the page has its appeal — but poetry spoken aloud is a more intimate experience. And a new crop of podcasts are expanding poetry, giving context ...


American Life in Poetry: Origami  Lake County News

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


'Poetry is about listening' says Poet Laureate Joy Harjo - IndianCountryToday.com  News Maven

Joy Harjo, Muscogee (Creek) Nation made history last month by being the first Native American to be named the US Poet Laureate. Indian Country Today talked ...


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

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


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

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


‘The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write’ and other best poetry of the month  The Washington Post

How do people deal with traumas and painful memories? For Gregory Orr, one of our most esteemed lyric poets, the answer is to embrace language and to grow ...


Poetry: Roughing It  Adirondack Almanack

Roughing It. I remember cold backpack mornings in Augusts in the Adirondacks in the late 1960s, hanging-in our sleeping bags long after waking from sleep


Prize-winning poets to read at Lewes library July 24  CapeGazette.com

José Padua, winner of the Miller Williams Poetry Award, and his wife Heather Lynne Davis, winner of the Hayden Carruth Poetry Prize at Syracuse University, ...


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

Pablo Medina's The Cuban Comedy walks a fine line between poetry and political satire. The story is deeply immersed in post-revolution Cuba, in the crumbling ...


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

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


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

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


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

A student from Tampa's Blake School of the Arts, a public high school near downtown, wins top honors in a Florida-wide poetry recitation contest.


‘I am Miya’: Why poetry by Bengal-origin Muslims in their mother tongue is shaking up Assam  Scroll.in

As the state prepares to publish its final National Register of Citizens, the controversy highlights the link between language, identity and politics.


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

What makes James Tate's later poetry unlike that of most American poets writing today is that it is rarely about him. It was not always like that. When I first met him ...


The poetry of preserving what we hope to leave behind  Angelus News

Preservation,” the first poem of Craig Beaven's debut collection, is set in Texas on the eve of a hurricane, the storm “still 12 hours away, still // hot and sunny / in ...


Poetry Contest Is For Those Touched By Cancer  CapeNews.net

Falmouth Public Library and Falmouth Hospital are partnering for the poetry writing contest, Poetry of Courage and Survival, for anyone affected by cancer.


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

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


Poet opens gallery at Presser  Mexico Ledger

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


Joy Harjo Is Named US Poet Laureate  The New York Times

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


First Reactions, by Sylvia Wade - Poetry corner - Heart Matters magazine  British Heart Foundation

Finding poetry helps to focus the mind, Sylvia Wade wrote this poem after her heart attack.


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

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


The Rebirth of Poetry Is Here  The Epoch Times

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


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

Stephanie Burt's new book is a guide to understanding an art form that for many feels difficult to access. She talks about creating a “travel guide” for poetry.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Not only can poetry foster a love of language, it can also help create tolerance for cultures that have been erased throughout history. Joy Harjo, a member of the ...


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

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


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

Author, poet and editor Michael Warr joins Justin to discuss the new book, "Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmitt Till to Trayvon Martin." Michael talks about how ...


Assam: Ten Poets, Activists Booked for Poem on Citizenship Row  The Wire

There is great debate surrounding Miyah poetry with a section of Assamese society notably ill at ease with such a distinctly political form of expression by a ...


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

As a poet herself, working at the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., has been the perfect opportunity for rising Penn ...


Joy Harjo named first Native American poet laureate  Big Think

Joy Harjo is a poet, author and musician, and is an active member of the Muscogee Nation. Poet laureates are charged with overseeing poetry readings at the ...


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

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


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

An assured collection, Saima Afreen's poems in 'Sin of Semantics' navigate pain as well as places with passion, though they are a little too lush sometimes.


Pittsfield: Arrowhead releasing poetry anthology  Berkshire Eagle

Herman Melville's Arrowhead announces the release of the fourth volume of 'Red Barn,' a poetry anthology, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at 780 Holmes Road.


50 Must-Read Best Poetry Books  Book Riot

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Poetry tells of time gone by  The Weekly Times

BRUCE Power liked to spin a yarn during his days as a jackaroo and overseer from the late 1940s to the 60s, working on sheep stations all along western ...


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

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


A poetic best-seller inspired controversy  Monmouth Daily Review Atlas

LEWISTOWN — Years ago, the trustees of the Carnegie Library in Lewistown were voting on putting a book on the shelves.The book was a best-seller, written ...


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

Greta Bellamacina on working with Valentino's Pierpaolo Piccioli, her debut feature Hurt by Paradise, and being turned away on the red carpet at Cannes 2019.


Poetry and Fiction  Illinois Times

The Vachel Lindsay Association is offering a poetry and fiction writing camp for students aged 13 to 18. Students will study basic elements of poetry and ...


Poetry Mobile keeps Museum on a roll  Sentinel & Enterprise

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


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

Alice Oswald has won the race to be Oxford's latest professor of poetry. She will be the first woman to serve in the position, established more than 300 years ago.


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

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


Cornwall poet reflects on 'time inside' a prison  Addison County Independent

CORNWALL — When's the last time you wrote a poem? For some of us, it was a long time ago… like, before Facebook, OMG — back when journals served as ...


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

NPR's Noel King talks to Joy Harjo, who is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. She grew up in Oklahoma and has been writing poetry since the 1970s.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Kaelen Jones: Nerding out over the stats, poetry and people...  The Athletic

While capturing uniquely "Hook 'em" personalities, the coverage will also deconstruct what happens on the field and what it means.


Lit Club Open Mic Brings Poetry to Monday Nights  Seven Days

Soft yellow light bathes Meg Reynolds as she steps onto the stage at the Light Club Lamp Shop in Burlington. Her hair is half pulled...


Geoffrey Hill's Darkly Luminous Poetry  Hyperallergic

Hill worked on The Book of Baruch by the Gnostic Justin for several years before his death, planning no conclusion; the book would simply consist of as many ...


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

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


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

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


Poetry: Awakening  Adirondack Almanack

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


Marathon of Poetry at Mulford  East Hampton Star

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


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

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


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

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


Poetry reading, book signing set for Farmington  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

A Poetry Reading and Book Signing with three Maine poets, Kristen Case, Colin Cheney and Jefferson Navicky, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at.


Hungering: a Poetry Jukebox for Dublin’s Docklands  The Irish Times

'We asked for poems about hunger now, and the memory of past hunger that lingers in the gut'


Decorative Arts Center Holds New Poetry Program July 14  WOUB

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


Let's Talk Poetry: Logan High School Student Awarded National Poetry Title  Utah Public Radio

Taylor Fang of Logan recently received the title of National Student Poet and will serve as a regional literary ambassador for the United States. National.


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

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


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

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


Yangon's own poetry evening  Myanmar Times

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


Poet Küçük İskender dies aged 55  Hurriyet Daily News

Famous Turkish poet Derman İskender Öven, who is known as Küçük İskender, died July 2 at the age of 55.


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

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


Yeng's Healing Poetry  Khmer Times

As a teenager in Kandal province, Yeng Chheangly could not access any modern education as yet during the last 15 years. Back to the past, the way to improve ...


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

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


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

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


The story behind ‘one small step for man’: why Neil Armstrong's words still move us (even though he got them wrong)  Telegraph.co.uk

No one remembers the second thing Neil Armstrong said on the surface of the Moon.


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

Someone discovered a scrap of verse recently by the First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon, sent in a letter in 1925 to a young man he'd fallen in love with, the ...


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

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


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

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


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

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


Columbus teens gear up for International Slam Poetry Festival in Las Vegas  WTVM

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Five local teens are preparing for to show off their poetry skills to the country soon and this weekend they came together to give the ...


Native American Joy Harjo named US poet laureate  The Columbus Dispatch

NEW YORK — Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named U.S. poet laureate, has been ready for a long time. "I've been an unofficial poetry ambassador ...


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

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


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

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


Only for poetry lovers  Millennium Post

A well-renowned film actor of Bengal film industry – Prosenjit Chatterjee along with the famous Bengali poet, writer and editor Subodh Sarkar, and other eminent ...


Summer Poetry  Southwest Journal

It was a difficult winter/spring for some of us and summer has been too long coming. We received a lot of serious poetry this time; lightheartedness was in short ...


A Poet Yearning for Knowledge  Hyperallergic

I am sitting in a cafe on Manhattan's Upper West Side thinking about what I am going to write about Ron Padgett's Big Cabin (2019), which Coffee House Press ...


Meet Joy Harjo, the new U.S. Poet Laureate  Chicago Tribune

Meet Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate. After her first week with the title, we chat music, responsibility of the position and the possibility of ...


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

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


Hadley seeks poet laureate  GazetteNET

HADLEY — Although Hadley is smaller than Northampton and Easthampton, which both have poet laureates, local officials are seeking a resident or someone ...


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

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


Smriti Irani turns poet for Instragram with soul-touching poem on life. Internet hearts it  India Today

Smriti Irani recently took to the gram and shared a self-written soul touching poem with her fans. The poem has hit her fans right in the feels.


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

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





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