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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

Did you miss my Poetry Radio show again? :) Check the archive here...


Blog Posted:7/2/2013 7:23:00 AM
Hi all!

A huge thank you to all who called & tuned in! It was a great turnout and I am deeply grateful. Here's the link to listen to what you missed:

Web- http://www.blogtalkradio.com/standas1/2013/07/02/stand-as-1-continues-on

In 2 weeks, Poetry Soup's own Deb Wilson will be my special guest on the show! Be ready!

Cheers!

-Drake
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  1. Date: 7/5/2013 12:17:00 PM
    Drake..you re doing an excellent show and iove hearing each of our soupers and you

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/5/2013 1:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much!!!!!! :)
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 7:17:00 AM
    Drake - Your show is now on my internet favs of course...I assume you will inform us of the date and time of your next broadcast via another blog?...I heard it on the show but now I forget

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/4/2013 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, I will post another blog soon enough. But, the next show will be on July 16th. :) I'm truly happy to hear your thoughts on this. Reading your piece was the least I could do! :)
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 7:11:00 AM
    Ok...Just got through listening to the show and I was absolutely blown away! I was so surprised at the quality and content...I am hooked! LOVED hearing you read some of your stuff and was giddy listening to Jim and Marlon...Both their voices and personalities were exactly what I pictured them to be, and the last young lady? What a treasure, what a personality, what an absolute hoot she is!...You read mine perfectly, exactly as I intended it to sound and I shall forever be in your debt...

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 9:21:00 PM
    Drake - I am stunned and overwhelmed that you chose 'Wild Cherries' to read on your show!...Here's what happened. I copied the link, punched it up and was immediately inundated by flashing signs and warnings that I needed to install everything under the sun (all of which I already have)...I was able to catch a few minutes and then the whole damn thing shut down...I have since cleaned up my computer (It is old and outdated) and I'm gonna give it a shot in the morn...Thanks again! - Tim

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 4:12:00 AM
    Hi Drake..At last i have access to blogs and all again..I ll definitely listen to your show..Have a lovely sunny day : )

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/3/2013 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome! :)
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 7:54:00 PM
    Just want you to know, I listened to your whole show tonight......at the moment, you have about seven minutes left!! Hope you come again and do another show soon, Drake. Your poems and guest poems were terrific, just like last time! Great job, you are so good at what you do!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/2/2013 8:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    How awesome!!!! Thank you so much, Carrie!!!!! :) Tonight was a lot of fun! I'm so happy you were able to listen in to the whole thing.
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 3:40:00 PM
    I'll be there!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/2/2013 5:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome! Thanks Ruben!
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 1:17:00 PM
    hope i won't miss this ( or did i?)... we are a day ahead... checking..:)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/2/2013 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nope! You haven't missed it yet. :) It starts 4 hrs from now (time I posted this comment). It's 12:50pm where I am.
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 11:41:00 AM
    I'm almost 100% sure I can listen in too :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/2/2013 7:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Perhaps....perhaps. ;)
    Ober Avatar Heather Ober Date: 7/2/2013 6:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wait... Is Drake short for Dracula?! haha
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/2/2013 2:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    (in my best Dracula voice): "But, of course I am! MWWAAHAAAAHHAHA!"
    Ober Avatar Heather Ober Date: 7/2/2013 2:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hahaha you're a pal.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/2/2013 1:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If you do listen in, I will calm my urge to make chicken sounds on my show. ;) I do hope you can make it! =)
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 9:02:00 AM
    I'll be listening........count on it, Drake!! Hope you have a good response and many call-ins!! I have been encouraging one of our alumni (a long time favorite souper friend) to call you and read something! I hope she surprises me, and joins in! Have fun tonight!!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/2/2013 9:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    How awesome that would be if she calls in! :) Thanks so much, Carrie! Oh, I certainly plan to have fun tonight! Promise!

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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9/5/2014Into YouFree versefeelings,life,
8/25/2014Her Intoxicating SmileFree versefor her,life,smile,
7/29/2014A Regulated SonataFree verselife,lost love,
7/23/2014Don't tell my heart how to writeFree versehow i feel,life,people,sl
6/17/2014Divided we StandFree verseamerica,life,people,slam,
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,
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Speechless WonderLyriclost love
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challengeFree versefaithme,me,
Animus in PreludeFree versenature
Japan at StarbucksFree verselife,natural disasters,pe
The Shores of TimeI do not know?timewords,
8 minutesFree verseadventure,me,me,
My LoverRhymelost love,love,day,day,
Time to Let You GoRhymelost love,me,me,,giggle,
Beautiful WomanI do not know?freedom,
Verses for VivianLyricdepression,
The Forgotten GiftsNarrativegiving,poetry,
I doFree versefriendship,mother,parents
Changing SkyPantoumnature,sky,
Those Who are FreeVersepoets,political,
Dear GabrielFree versefriendship,
The Blue of the Sky is an Ever DreamVersedeath,dream,
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