Posts tagged ‘aftermath’

Your Order is Being Processed

I just wrote this poem this morning. How quickly can you identify the metaphor?

Your Order is Being Processed


Wish me luck!

I will be participating in a poetry contest today as part of the Shore Cultural Center’s Folk Festival. Once again, I will be performing “Aftermath of the Tragedy”. The contest starts at 3:00 PM, so if you can make it, please come support me! If I am a winner, I will receive a cash prize and perform in the Headline Concert, which begins at 7:00 PM! Other poetry events in the festival include children’s poetry workshops at 1:00 and 2:00 PM, and an adult poetry contest at 4:00 PM! Here is a link to the Shore Cultural Center’s webpage for the Folk Festival: Wish me luck in the contest, and I hope to see you there!

Today’s Shows at the Hessler Street Fair

I’ll keep this brief, because I’ll be posting again tomorrow: Today’s shows at the Hessler Street Fair were so much fun to do! The audiences were modest in size but seemed genuinely interested, and except for the poetry performances on the Main Stage being delayed by an hour, everything went quite smoothly. I hope I get to do this again next year! In the meantime, look for me at Saturday Night with the Poet’s Haven on June 16, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, along with my fellow poet Sophia. She is an AMAZING (and published!) poet herself, so between the two of us I promise it will be a treat!

Oh, I almost forgot: CLICK HERE to see photos from today’s performances, courtesy of my parents.


UPDATE: Here is the video of my performance on the Main Stage:

Upcoming Performance!

Before I announce my upcoming performance, however, I’d like to share the results of last night’s event:

Last night, at Mac’s Backs on Coventry, I participated in the 2012 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest. I was not in the top 4 and thus did not win any of the prizes, but I did receive the 5th Place Honorable Mention!! Check back soon here at Kevin’s Journal for the video of last night’s performance as soon as it becomes available!

Now for the upcoming performance: I will be reading some of my poems at the NEOpoets booth at the Hessler Street Fair onMay 20th at 3:40 PM!! Please come listen to my performance, and consider purchasing a copy of the 2012 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology which contains my work! It only costs a few bucks and it will be well worth your money! In any case, I hope that you can make it and that you enjoy my performance while you are there!

Finally, I will leave you with a few photos from last night, courtesy of Betsy Gates. Notice the awesome “Poe-Eh-Tree” shirt designed by Josh B. and Caroline P. of the Notre Dame College Poetry Club:

Announcement: I’ve Been Published!!!

You read correctly: My poem “Aftermath of the Tragedy” has been published in the 2012 Hessler Street Anthology! This is especially important to me because this publication will also include my poetic idol, Michael Salinger! I consider this a great honor!

If you’re not busy that night, please come hear me perform the published poem at Mac’s Backs Paperbacks on Coventry (If you’re from the Cleveland, Ohio area, you should know where this is) on Wednesday, May 9th at 7:00 PM. Michael Salinger and the other published poets will be reading as well, so don’t miss this treat!

If I happen to win a prize at the Mac’s Backs reading (yes, there are prizes!), then I will also be reading on May 20th at the Hessler Street Fair! Even if I don’t win, I still encourage you to attend the Hessler Street Fair and hear the winning poems performed. Support your local poets!

That’s is for now, but check back soon for more new poems!

Aftermath of the Tragedy (Rebooting This Blog)

UPDATE: This poem is now award-winning and in-demand! See my latest posts for details! (here and here)


Greetings, all! After a number of failed attempts at blogging here, I have decided to reboot this blog (all old entries have been hidden). I will now be using this blog exclusively to share my poetry. Feedback is encouraged!

To get things started, here is a poem which I recently read in my school’s Talent Show. I didn’t win, but the poem received a very positive response nonetheless. I will begin by introducing this poem the same way that I did in the show:

“This poem is titled “Aftermath of the Tragedy.” It is written in a style of rhyming and repetition known as the Villanelle poem.”

Aftermath of the Tragedy

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