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About Drake Eszes
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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 "Stand As 1" poetry radio show returns: Sunday, 9/15/2013 @ 8am PST w/special guest, Betzy Hughes!


Blog Posted:9/8/2013 7:24:00 PM
Hey gang!

I hope you're all being awesome as you want to be!

So, after some careful consideration, I've decided to move my "Stand As 1" poetry radio show from Tuesday evenings to Sunday mornings at 8am PST / 11am EST / 4pm London Time!

I'm doing this so I can give the international poets here on PS an opportunity to call in at a, hopefully, more convenient time. Or, at the very least, listen to the show LIVE!

With that said, on Sunday, September 15th @ 8am PST, my special guest for the next "Stand As 1" poetry radio show will be a great friend of mine, Betzy Hughes, from the Southeastern USA city of Atlanta, Georgia! She's both a fierce poet of over 7 years AND a singer! You will do yourself a disservice if you miss out on this! 

She's been a guest of my show 3 previous times and I'm excited to have her return again since her last guest appearance almost 3 years ago!

Meanwhile, I hope you'll all be able to join me for the fun! I invite all to call in and read a poem & talk to us so you all can be heard. Details are below!

To listen to the show you have a few options:

Web: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/standas1 (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: 9/15/2013 8:38:00 AM
    Hey all! I hope you all enjoy & support the show today! :) Here's the direct link to listen in: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/standas1/2013/09/15/stand-as-1-bringing-the-mic-wspecial-guest-betzy-hughes

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/16/2013 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There will be another Sunday show in a few weeks. :)
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/15/2013 2:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Drake I wish I could listen to it with heart and soul but couldn t but I do.my best of best if there ll be another Sunday show to tune in ...I will listen it to it first thing tomorrow though..
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 6:55:00 AM
    I'm looking forward to your show. I'll have to leave myself several post-it notes as reminders, but 'll be there. Thanks for your work... Jack

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/11/2013 8:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    WOO HOO! Reminder yourself as often as you need to! =)
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 9:52:00 PM
    I sincerely hope I can make it this time, Drake. Depends on where I will be this Sunday. I may be traveling and if I'm staying with relatives, I surely don't want to rake up the phone bill. Having said that, I'm SUPER excited about this show...and SO want to be there!!! I've wanted to for some time now...Even considering what I might read on the show....Something controversial or gushy and slow! Oh well, we will see. I will try ALL in my power to call in! :) I think that will make it 6:00 pm Beirut time or Nicosia time....We will see. I echo Carrie's words...What a wonderful show of solidarity. LOVELY! :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 11:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I fully understand, Eileen! Again, even if you just popped into the chat room and listened in, that'd be awesome too! =D But, if you DO call in...I want a controversial poem! Nothing less! Nothing like a good bit of controversy to start a Sunday right! ;)
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 8:08:00 PM
    I don't have words for the amazement you're supplying... What's next? The 'Stand As 1' Aural Anthology. That's like WHOA (Black Rob's version)!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 11:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha! I might look into that. Kick ass comment, Marlon! =D
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 1:06:00 PM
    hi, mr. DJ... i would love to listen to this show; it has become a global village with so many soupers sharing a singular moment the last time ( from different countries, wow).. any ideas re use of skype to tune in, or maybe even call in for a real short while?... just a thought!:) ... you are doing so much for us, thank you..hugggs

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 1:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Darling Nette! :) Well, Skype or even Google Voice are the best options for calling using the net at a very, very cheap (maybe free, if you're lucky??) price. Otherwise, just listen in from the internet. I'm doing what I can here for us all! =)
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 11:01:00 AM
    Hoping to be home that weekend, Drake!! If I am, by all means, I will be listening. If only countries from all over the world could join hands in harmony like Soupers do......what a wonderful world it would be !!! Every day, in these small ways, we learn we are more alike....and friendships grow....and miles, cultures, religious views...are put aside for those two hours ...you and your show, are helping in one small (giant) way! :) Looking forward to your next show, Drake!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 11:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I could not have said this better myself, Carrie. The need for, not even so far as harmony, but a mutual RESPECT towards each other is exponential & vital right now. That said, I'm all for that harmony too. I hope you can make it!!! =D
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 6:48:00 AM
    That' s great Drake.I will look forward to hear all those calling from U.S.A and from other parts of the world.I remember when i called on your show.There was you from Cali..Nettie from Philipinnes and me from Malta sharing our thoughts and poetry.Three countlries from different parts of the world..Different continents together for the sake of poetry..And then Scribe.Catie..dear Jimbo..Sweet Nikko and nearly Serena too.How awesome that was ..And even the shows before.I look forward to hear you and our friends..Hey Wilma..Serena..Carrie..Becca ...chris..heather.. and others.who were or never were in d chat rm or calling.. Wish you d call.Looking forward for the new guest too drake.

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/9/2013 2:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hope for that too...Goodluck..You re doing ab amazing job...
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 9:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was an awesome show & moment, wasn't it? 3 countries, 3 perspectives, 1 amazing time. Yes, my next guest is a good friend of mine for over 4 yrs now. She's a hell of a poet. She hasn't been on a show in a few years, so it's a big deal for me to have her back again on this show. :) I hope as many PS poets as possible call in.
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 7:47:00 PM
    Good, glad to hear this news! I missed hearing the voices of my poetrysoup friends while you were away. Hugs, catie :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/8/2013 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have too. So, I'm sensing this may work out better for everybody...especially me since it's early morning on a weekend. :)

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 Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/10/2014 Departed Friendships Free versedeath of a friend,dedicat
9/5/2014 Into You Free versefeelings,life,
8/25/2014 Her Intoxicating Smile Free versefor her,life,smile,
7/29/2014 A Regulated Sonata Free verselife,lost love,
7/23/2014 Don't tell my heart how to write Free versehow i feel,life,people,sl
6/17/2014 Divided we Stand Free verseamerica,life,people,slam,
5/9/2014 To unwrap Tomorrow Free versegrowth,life,society,
4/5/2014 On the outside, looking in Free versefriendship,life,people,sa
3/25/2014 Cashmere Wishes Free verselife,longing,people,
3/16/2014 The Rejected Thesaurus Free versecorruption,life,people,sl
3/6/2014 Tremble Free verselife,slam,
2/28/2014 Endless Free verselife,love,
2/19/2014 One Night Stanza Free verselife,lust,people,
2/10/2014 The Tragic Savant Free verselife,slam,
1/28/2014 Please, don't call me your 'Friend' Free versefriendship,life,
1/21/2014 I, enter her Free versedesire,feelings,longing,l
1/10/2014 Blind Senryulife,lust,
1/6/2014 The Delayed Flight Home Free verselife,people,slam,
12/27/2013 As Days Go By Free versefriendship,life,
12/14/2013 As the dust settles Free verselife,people,
12/9/2013 The Subtle Knife Senryufear,feelings,people,sad,
12/6/2013 Another man's Clothes Prose Poetrygames,life,lust,
12/2/2013 A Diminished Respect Free verselife,slam,
11/22/2013 Drip, Drop Free versefantasy,longing,senses,se
11/13/2013 Riding on Ellison's Qua-Train Quatraindedication,friendship,
11/10/2013 Crying over spilled Women Free versefeelings,lost,lost love,
11/3/2013 The next isle over Prose Poetryfun,heart,life,
10/30/2013 I ask you this Free versefriendship,life,love,
10/25/2013 Gallop Senryuirony,life,people,
10/21/2013 A Crumbled Stanza Free versefeelings,life,longing,
10/14/2013 Writer's Block Free verselife,lost,words,writing,
10/10/2013 Flickered Candle - A collaboration with Eileen Ghali Free versefeelings,friendship,journ
10/7/2013 You asked Me Free verseidentity,life,
9/30/2013 Because Free versedream,innocence,life,
9/25/2013 The Same Free versefriendship,journey,judgem
9/20/2013 Independent Woman Free versefreedom,life,
9/16/2013 Irresponsibility Day Prose Poetryhumor,life,work,
9/12/2013 Loud Mouth Free verselife,people,slam,society,
9/8/2013 35 Minutes before Midnight Free verselife,longing,missing,
9/3/2013 At Least Free versedream,life,longing,lost l
8/29/2013 Venetian Blind Senryufriendship,life,
8/23/2013 Sentenced Free versejudgement,life,metaphor,
8/19/2013 A Nameless Baritone Free verselife,sad,society,
8/14/2013 Dedicated to the one I didn't write this for Free versegoodbye,heart,life,love,
8/9/2013 A Jasmine's Breath Senryufor her,longing,love,pass
8/6/2013 Her Climactic Silence Free versedesire,for her,lust,
8/2/2013 He holds my Ex's hand Haibunlife,love,
7/29/2013 Identity Crisis Cinquainlife,mirror,
7/26/2013 Trophy Wife Free verselife,relationship,
7/22/2013 If you never return Free versejourney,life,metaphor,sla
7/19/2013 Best Man Prose Poetryfeelings,goodbye,happines
7/15/2013 Aftermath Free verseemotions,people,slam,wisd
7/12/2013 No longer my Metaphor Free verselife,moving on,thank you,
7/11/2013 Detach Haikulife,memory,missing you,
7/9/2013 Stargazer Prose Poetryconfusion,feelings,life,n
7/5/2013 Finding my Way Free verselife,power,slam,
6/30/2013 Before I go home Free verseday,family,leaving,life,
6/25/2013 Initiative Free versefriendship,life,longing,l
6/21/2013 Her brittle hands Free versecharacter,corruption,lost
6/17/2013 Without You Free versegoodbye,life,love,
6/13/2013 In the bed they make Free verselife,psychological,slam,
6/6/2013 Turn a Blind Eye Senryulife,truth,
6/4/2013 The Death of Yin and Yang Free verseconflict,corruption,dark,
6/1/2013 The Elephant in the Room Free versefunny,humorous,life,metap
5/29/2013 Validation Free verseemotions,introspection,li
5/24/2013 Tell Me Free verselife,moving on,words,
5/21/2013 Bliss Free versedesire,life,longing,lust,
5/17/2013 The Ladybug's Whisper Free verseemotions,freedom,inspirat
5/14/2013 Rules and Regulations Free versecourage,freedom,judgement
5/7/2013 Sonata Free versefriendship,inspirational,
5/2/2013 Into the Unknown Free versefeelings,life,longing,
4/22/2013 The 'End' in Friend Free verseemotions,friendship,life,
4/12/2013 Resilience Free verselife,slam,uplifting,
4/5/2013 Mario and Luigi: The Untold Story Free verseadventure,fantasy,funny,p
4/4/2013 Moment of Silence Senryulife,
10/17/2012 13 Free versefriendship,hope,life,love
3/5/2012 The Last Poem Free verselife,people,me,
1/13/2012 Need-Did Free verseintrospection,life,love,s
12/11/2011 No longer a Burden Free verselife,people,
11/8/2011 Phony Free verseintrospection,life,social
10/9/2011 Thank you, Photoshop Free verseintrospection,life,social
9/25/2011 Liar Free verseforgiveness,friendship,li
8/31/2011 No more Goodbyes Free versededication,friendship,hop
6/12/2011 Crossroads: Part I Free versedevotion,hope,introspecti
6/5/2011 Maybe, I love you Free versedevotion,friendship,girlf
4/29/2011 A Jealous Heart Free versefriendship,introspection,
4/7/2011 You kissed him in front of me Free versegirlfriend-boyfriend,love
3/24/2011 365 Days Free verseanniversary,girlfriend-bo
3/10/2011 She read me Dr Seuss Prose Poetrychildhood,family,funny,li
3/3/2011 Like no other Free verseconfusion,devotionlove,
2/15/2011 Testify Dodoitsuinspirational,nature,peac
1/31/2011 Until love, do you part Free versegirlfriend-boyfriend
1/25/2011 The Fire Hydrant Haikuintrospection,loss,sad,ur
1/21/2011 One Day Free verseanniversary,devotion,husb
1/10/2011 Sanctum Dodoitsudevotion,love,passion,rom
12/21/2010 Found my home Free versefaith,happiness,time,upli
12/5/2010 Lucila Prose Poetryadventure,confusion,depre
11/28/2010 I fell in like with you Free versefriendship,girlfriend-boy
11/21/2010 My Sudoku Life Free verseart,computer-internet,fan
11/16/2010 I got your message Free versegirlfriend-boyfriend,lost

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Lies Of Perfection Free verseintrospection,love,passio
She Hates I do not know?faith
My legacy Rhymefaith,hope,life,people
You said JCO Ode confusion,depression,forg
I wonder not I do not know?imagination
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So High Free versehope,life
No Set Future Rhymeinspirational,introspecti
Speechless Wonder Lyriclost love
Unspoken Words Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)friendshipdance,dance,lif
challenge Free versefaithme,me,
Animus in Prelude Free versenature
Japan at Starbucks Free verselife,natural disasters,pe
The Shores of Time I do not know?timewords,
8 minutes Free verseadventure,me,me,
My Lover Rhymelost love,love,day,day,
Time to Let You Go Rhymelost love,me,me,,giggle,
Beautiful Woman I do not know?freedom,
Verses for Vivian Lyricdepression,
The Forgotten Gifts Narrativegiving,poetry,
I do Free versefriendship,mother,parents
Changing Sky Pantoumnature,sky,
Those Who are Free Versepoets,political,
Dear Gabriel Free versefriendship,
The Blue of the Sky is an Ever Dream Versedeath,dream,
Unglued Free verseconfusion,introspection,
Curse the Hour Quatrainbetrayal,recovery from,
To A Former Friend Free versebest friend,betrayal,depr

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