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Bloggers PhotoSo you're taking the time to get to know about me? Excellent! Hope you like what you see. =)

I've been a DJ for 17 yrs and a Poet for about 8 yrs. I write in ALL forms I can think of. I never settle for just one way of expression. My 3rd eye is very kind to me. It has seen more than it should, at times. Thankfully, though, my glass is always half-full.  ;)

I'm also the Founder of a very small, Indie Game studio in Northern California called Nascent Games. I direct, as well as write screenplay & create audio for my games. You can see more at: http://www.nascentgames.com

Also, I run a LIVE Poetry & Spoken Word internet radio show on BlogTalkRadio called "Stand As 1". The show is about putting the "Unity" in the Poetry "Community". All poets are highly encouraged to call and be heard.

"Stand As 1" is each & every Sunday morning from 8-10am PST on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drakejeszes

So have I scared you off yet? No? Good. =)

-Drake

My 1st Poetry radio show in 2 yrs, goes LIVE this Tuesday!


Blog Posted:6/16/2013 3:31:00 PM
Hey everybody!

So, with the contest already in effect, I've decided to do an impromptu Poetry internet radio broadcast this Tuesday evening, June 18th, at 5pm PST (8pm EST; 1am London time). I'm not sure if I'll have a guest co-host w/me or not.

Depending on how this support & turnout goes, I'll make this a bi-weekly or monthly gig. Either way, there will be a show in mid-July to read off the winner of my current "Above the Clouds" contest.

To listen to the show you have a few options:

Web: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/standas1/2013/06/19/the-return-of-stand-as-1 (There is a chat room where you can talk with myself and others in the chat, but you'll have to register on the site to do so. Otherwise, you'll just appear as "Guest12345" in the chat room with no ability to communicate with others).

Phone:
(646) 716-4762 (You can hear the show live over the phone. If you want to actually read a poem on the air, then please be sure to press "1" and the voice prompt will confirm that you're in my Host queue to read a poem.)

Please keep in mind that all callers that want to read on my show are selected in the order they call in and who presses "1" to be placed in my queue.

If there are any questions, please leave a comment here or shoot me a SoupMail. I do hope you all will be able to participate!

Cheers!

-D.J.E.
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  1. Date: 6/17/2013 11:27:00 PM
    I'm too far away Drake to get over the time difference and be coherent. I'm so so proud of you, though! What an awesome idea. You ROCK! More power to you!!!!!! No, I'm not scared. Love the blog! ;) Love getting to know ya!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/18/2013 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    An incoherent poetry reading? That would be SO wonderfully amusing! DO IT! :) Thank you so much, Eileen! ;)
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 1:40:00 PM
    i want in.... i will call the phone... LINDA

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/17/2013 2:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome! Looking forward to it!
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 8:11:00 AM
    hope i can tap this web, drake.. am so far away!... more power to you, yeah!..:)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/17/2013 9:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I KNOW!!! I hope you can too! :) I'd love to hear you call in somehow and read something. But, I know you're in another part of Earth. ;)
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 7:23:00 AM
    Verrry interesting Drake!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/17/2013 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I certainly hope so! :)
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 7:19:00 AM
    It's a good thing you are doing , bringing poetry to the world through radio. I wish you much success!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/17/2013 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much, Andrea! I hope you can call or just listen in? :)
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 6:24:00 AM
    I will certainly tune in for your first show, but thereafter, since I am going out and braving the world on my own again (LOL) it will all depend on whether I can afford the internet. A part time job would sure help! LOL All will be well, and even if I am off the net for a time...it shouldn't be too long. But as I said, I will certainly tune in to the first show. Oh, can I listen in via telephone without the internet???? Love and hugs, Catie :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/17/2013 7:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, you can call in if you don't have internet. :) That'll be AWESOME to hear you read again!!! Very exciting!
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 6/17/2013 7:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I think I shall even read a poem for your first show... I think "The Outlands" will be a very nice choice. Looking forward to this tomorrow night. Love and hugs, catie :)
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 6:09:00 AM
    I'm supposed to be getting my locks chopped off at that time, but I will definitely check out the archive after! :)

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    Ober Avatar Heather Ober Date: 6/17/2013 9:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Haha yes, just a trim - but later I will REALLY be chopping it. Planning to donate it once it's long enough :) Good luck with the show! Can't wait to listen in.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/17/2013 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Chopping the locks? Oh dear! :) Well, I'm glad to hear that either way. Thanks so much, Heather.
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 11:52:00 PM
    All the best Drake i will have a listen to that xx

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/17/2013 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome! WOO HOO! :)
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 9:50:00 PM
    I'll stop by, Drake! jimbo

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/16/2013 10:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Excellent! Thank you, Jimbo!
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 9:34:00 PM
    I'm looking forward tuning in ~ SKAT ~

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/16/2013 10:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome! Thank you, SKAT!
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 7:45:00 PM
    I hope I can tune in.......It was such a joy last time I listened, Drake. Good luck, and hope this is a huge success!! I encourage others to take time out to listen!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/16/2013 8:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hope you can too, Carrie!!!!!!!!!!! I hope others will too. Truly. :)
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 7:14:00 PM
    I just looked at the world clock and looks like a 13hour time difference between thee and me. Glad it is archived as I would like to check it out.

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/16/2013 8:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    13 hrs? Where do you live? Antarctica? :) Either way, no problem! The archive will be ready. :) I hope you can check it out & like what you hear.
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 4:14:00 PM
    It will be 2am.on my island but tnks for the info...I wish you goodluck from the bottom of my heart : )

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/16/2013 6:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The show will be archived & available immediately after I end the show. :) Thanks so much, Charmaine!

My Past Blog Posts

 
"Stand As 1" returns Sunday, 5/11/14, w/special guest: Laura Breidenthal
Date Posted: 5/9/2014 12:29:00 AM
"Stand As 1" returns Sunday, 4/27/14, w/special guest: Gail Angel Doyle
Date Posted: 4/23/2014 7:41:00 AM
Our next guest co-host on "Stand As 1", this Sunday, 4/13/14: Demetrios Trifiatis...and a surprise.
Date Posted: 4/8/2014 10:54:00 PM
Stand As 1 continues this Sunday, March 30th, w/special guest: Raymond Ngomane
Date Posted: 3/24/2014 11:25:00 PM
Stand As 1 RETURNS on Sunday, March 16th, 2014! Special Guest: That Archaic Poet!
Date Posted: 3/9/2014 12:33:00 PM
My next guest co-host on "Stand As 1", 1/19/14: F.J. Thomas
Date Posted: 1/10/2014 10:32:00 AM
My next guest co-host on "Stand As 1", 12/22/13: Monterey Sirak!
Date Posted: 12/16/2013 7:17:00 AM
My next guest co-host on Stand As 1, 12/8/13: Richard Lamoureux!
Date Posted: 12/1/2013 1:41:00 PM
My "Stand As 1" Poetry Radio show returns on 11/24/13 w/guest: Eileen Ghali!
Date Posted: 11/14/2013 10:23:00 AM
To those in the Philippines...
Date Posted: 11/8/2013 9:05:00 AM
Nette Onclaud returns to Stand As 1 on Sunday, 10/13/13! YAY!
Date Posted: 10/9/2013 9:06:00 AM
My next "Stand As 1" Poetry Show on Sunday, 9/29/13 @ 8am PST w/guest: Vic Pister
Date Posted: 9/27/2013 10:58:00 AM
The winner of my "Know your Place" contest is...
Date Posted: 9/24/2013 8:41:00 AM
Quick updates & Selling myself!
Date Posted: 9/16/2013 2:25:00 PM
My "Stand As 1" poetry radio show returns: Sunday, 9/15/2013 @ 8am PST w/special guest, Betzy Hughes!
Date Posted: 9/8/2013 7:24:00 PM
August 18th, my next special guest on my Stand As 1 poetry radio show: Nette Onclaud!
Date Posted: 8/12/2013 7:59:00 PM
My live Poetry Radio show goes down tonight, 7/30! Read on! =)
Date Posted: 7/30/2013 6:29:00 AM
And the winner of my "Confessional" contest is...
Date Posted: 7/25/2013 7:44:00 AM
Ready for my next radio show on July 30th w/special guest? Read on! =)
Date Posted: 7/21/2013 4:31:00 PM
Miss my show w/Deb Wilson? Have a listen to the archives now! =D
Date Posted: 7/16/2013 7:38:00 AM
Did you miss my Poetry Radio show again? :) Check the archive here...
Date Posted: 7/2/2013 7:23:00 AM
And the winners for my "Above the Clouds" contest are...
Date Posted: 6/25/2013 12:11:00 PM
My 1st Poetry radio show in 2 yrs, goes LIVE this Tuesday!
Date Posted: 6/16/2013 3:31:00 PM
New "Above the Clouds" contest is up & ready for all you lovely folks!
Date Posted: 6/12/2013 9:45:00 AM
The time has come to be heard! But, I need your feedback. :)
Date Posted: 6/11/2013 10:50:00 AM

My Poems

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7/29/2014A Regulated SonataFree verselife,lost love,
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5/9/2014To unwrap TomorrowFree versegrowth,life,society,
4/5/2014On the outside, looking inFree versefriendship,life,people,sa
3/25/2014Cashmere WishesFree verselife,longing,people,
3/16/2014The Rejected ThesaurusFree versecorruption,life,people,sl
3/6/2014TrembleFree verselife,slam,
2/28/2014EndlessFree verselife,love,
2/19/2014One Night StanzaFree verselife,lust,people,
2/10/2014The Tragic SavantFree verselife,slam,
1/28/2014Please, don't call me your 'Friend'Free versefriendship,life,
1/21/2014I, enter herFree versedesire,feelings,longing,l
1/10/2014BlindSenryulife,lust,
1/6/2014The Delayed Flight HomeFree verselife,people,slam,
12/27/2013As Days Go ByFree versefriendship,life,
12/14/2013As the dust settlesFree verselife,people,
12/9/2013The Subtle KnifeSenryufear,feelings,people,sad,
12/6/2013Another man's ClothesProse Poetrygames,life,lust,
12/2/2013A Diminished RespectFree verselife,slam,
11/22/2013Drip, DropFree versefantasy,longing,senses,se
11/13/2013Riding on Ellison's Qua-TrainQuatraindedication,friendship,
11/10/2013Crying over spilled WomenFree versefeelings,lost,lost love,
11/3/2013The next isle overProse Poetryfun,heart,life,
10/30/2013I ask you thisFree versefriendship,life,love,
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I doFree versefriendship,mother,parents
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