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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 next "Stand As 1" Poetry Show on Sunday, 9/29/13 @ 8am PST w/guest: Vic Pister


Blog Posted:9/27/2013 10:58:00 AM
Hey gang!

I hope you're all having an excellent week!

We continue the Poetry/Spoken Word online platform on Sunday, September 29th @ 8am PST (11am EST, 4pm London Time), with my special guest, Vic Pister from Vancouver, BC!!! It's going to be a USA/Canada day!

Vic was the winner of my latest "Know your Place" contest. I am proud to have this gentleman as my guest!

Because he's in Canada, I expect there to be waffles & french toast w/an unlimited supply of Canadian Maple Syrup. MMMMMMM! 

Mere dreams aside, I hope you'll all be able to join me for the fun! I invite you all to call in, read a poem, & talk to us so you all can be heard. Lets continue supporting the cause & our poets to have a voice beyond a screen on the internet. Spread the word & I'll catch you all on Sunday morning! 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: 9/30/2013 1:25:00 PM
    I wasn't able to be here for the live broadcast......but I have just now listened in to the archive of your show from yesterday, Drake. Wow.....what a powerful and heart-rending group of poets.....each with so much passion, compassion, inspiration and wisdom..... This was the best show ever!! Congratulations to Vic...to Charma, Catie, Nikko...some of my favorite poets..yourself, of course....and Jim......omg......his last poem broke my heart, but also warmed my heart to hear his upbeat attitude. What a great example of class!! Thanks Drake for giving this opportunity to listen!

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/30/2013 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Carrie..I think its time to read one of those poems of yours which tickle my soul..and tnks.. : )
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/30/2013 2:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was an incredible show with an ending I had no expectation of. It's too bad you missed it! You need to call in and read something next time, Carrie! I feel like this is the 570th time I've told you this. lol
  1. Date: 9/30/2013 7:39:00 AM
    A fine show, Drake. My congratulations. While I've said before that I enjoy and appreciate the written versions of your poems, your reading of them is amazing: The slam-like speed, powerful voice, rising timbre, passionate if unpostable passages (too bad...). Great work! Keep it up... Jack

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/30/2013 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Would be nice to hear you jack
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/30/2013 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Jack! "Passionate, if unpostable, passages"...that made me grin a little deviously. :) True story. I hope you can call into the show one day! You have some awesome Haikus.
  1. Date: 9/29/2013 8:57:00 PM
    To everybody who contributed in today's show, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an emotionally uplifting show! Vic, he was a wonderful guest. Catie, Nikko, Charmaine, & Jimbo...JIMBO!!! There was no way to end the show in any other avenue than how you did. Utterly & immensely incredible! A lot of laughs, a lot of emotions. I am so grateful for you all!

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/30/2013 3:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It would be lovely if he could pick you as a guest Nikko..I wish i wish : ) Re cake..How about a chocolate fudge? :)
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 9/30/2013 10:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Always a joy to listen in (and call if possible!)-- can one send in an application to be a guest?? Kidding, kidding :p.
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/30/2013 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    : )
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/30/2013 6:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I couldn't post the 2nd one because it's a tad too graphic for the gentle eyes of the PS poets. ;-)
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/30/2013 3:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi drake..you should post the poems which are not posted ..I enjoyed your first poem but your second..Ouch how deep that was.A sinciere love letter ..misted my eyes
  1. Date: 9/29/2013 7:35:00 PM
    Drake....wow! Even I felt the relief all the way here in Minnesota when you finished dropping that nuclear poem!

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/30/2013 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    drake ..another love letter..deal? : )
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 9/30/2013 10:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I also wasn't expecting what you shared with us, Jimbo-- mainly because whenever I hear your voice, it just brings a smile to my face-- you always sound so jolly and upbeat, so to hear that poem is so moving. And Drake-- do read the other Love Letters soon ;)
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/30/2013 3:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    jimbo i loved your two poems ..the last one gave me a lump ib my troath and misted my eyes
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/29/2013 8:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D You're way too kind! The show couldn't have ended any better than with your poem today. Holy damn was I just not ready for that! You represent MAN in the best way possible.
  1. Date: 9/29/2013 1:17:00 PM
    Hi Drake an excellent show..I really am glad i made it to hear you and all my friends.Thankyou so much each and everyone of you who shared your poems..and thanks for the opportunity you give us to make our voice heard.I enjoyed hearing you too Drake.

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/30/2013 3:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Aw you love my accent..Heehe...: ) it always carries the blushing feel when i call : ) tnks am smilin
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 9/30/2013 10:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Charma's voice and accent sure is heavenly and mesmerizing I think is the word!
    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 9/29/2013 7:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Char....schneikies! your voice is what I expect Angels sound like!
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/29/2013 1:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You never cease to amaze me : )
  1. Date: 9/29/2013 11:40:00 AM
    Just me popping in to say that I sure am glad to have called in! Smile inducing show as always (mixed in with some very heart-touching moving moments-- hugs to Jimbo) --- so great to hear you, Vic, dear Catie, sweet Charma, and smiley Jimbo! Always a delight to hear them! Missed Marlon though :( enjoy your week everybody, thanks again Drake!

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 10/1/2013 7:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    a chocolate fudge cake? : )
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 9/30/2013 9:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And thank you, Jimbo, the floods have subsided but the destruction the typhoons and monsoon rains are still so evident-- a nightmare for those affected, thank you so much for your concern-- I truly enjoy hearing you on Drake's show! Yes, so cool how we all get to hear each other through Drake's show! Thanks Drake!
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 9/30/2013 9:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh, Charma did you mention 'cake'??? Oh that is such a magic word! What kind of cake?? Actually, the first magic word that you used was 'neighbor'-- I am smiling here, just wishful thinking-- wouldn't that be the coolest thing if we were all neighbors? You guys are actually the awesome ones!
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/30/2013 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Catie..sweet Catie..I ll bake some cake for all of y ou if we lived sharing the same block..lol : )
    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 9/29/2013 7:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Nikko! Great to hear you from the Philippines! A long way from here in Minnesota! Hope the flooding problems subside...jimbo
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 9/29/2013 2:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    mine too, and we'll put Drake on the same block. Oh, I could think of more...LOL
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/29/2013 1:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi nikko..you are awesome..really wished you were my next door neighbour
  1. Date: 9/29/2013 11:34:00 AM
    Awesome show this morning, Drake! :) It was a real pleasure to put Vic's voice with his poetry, and discover a little more about him. He was charming. It was so nice to hear from Nikko, Charma, Bree, Jimbo and Richard, and yourself, ofcourse. A very enjoyable morning. Thanks! hugs, catie :)

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 9/30/2013 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Always such a pleasure to hear Catie!!
    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 9/29/2013 7:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You rocked today! Catie! jimbo
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 9/29/2013 2:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Charmaine. I love to hear you read your poetry. Beautiful accent. hugs, Catie :)
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/29/2013 1:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Catie..each time i look forward for your touching poetry
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/29/2013 1:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi nikko..you are so awesome dear
  1. Date: 9/29/2013 5:04:00 AM
    i'll try drake.. you know how low tech i am... bring it on!..:) huggs

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/30/2013 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    i look forward to hear you again dear
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 9/29/2013 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    try Skype Nette :)!
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 10:34:00 AM
    Got a spooky one I'm thinkin' of droppin! Gotta get a little crazy.....will think about it!

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/29/2013 1:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    jimbo..excellent as always
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/28/2013 10:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I already like it! Bring it real, Jimbo! =D
    Papyri Avatar Fiery Papyri Date: 9/28/2013 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lol...lets get psycho then, jimbo!
  1. Date: 9/27/2013 9:37:00 PM
    Poetry and then football... It can't get any better!

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/29/2013 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Scribe ...I look forward to keep hearing your wonderful poems as long as drake s shows last
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/28/2013 10:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HA! Yes! =D
  1. Date: 9/27/2013 12:06:00 PM
    Should be a very nice show, indeed! I am looking forward to putting a voice to Vic, and not just a computer screen. LOL hugs, catie :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/28/2013 10:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am too. :) It should be quite nice!

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My Poems

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9/5/2014Into YouFree versefeelings,life,
8/25/2014Her Intoxicating SmileFree versefor her,life,smile,
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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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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,
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