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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

The time has come to be heard! But, I need your feedback. :)


Blog Posted:6/11/2013 10:50:00 AM
Hey gang! I'm back on Premium again after a long hiatus from it! WOO HOO!

Some of the veteran PS poets on here will recall an old weekly Internet Radio show I used to run for about 18 months called "Stand As 1" on Blog Talk Radio.

The turnout on the show was quite strong and it allowed some of the PS poets' work to actually be heard and not just read.

I had came up with a monthly contest idea where the prize wasn't only just "Glory", but I would read the winner's poem on my show and have them as a guest w/interview and all. This went very, very well for some months. Needless to say, life took over and I put it all on hold for an indefinite period of time.

But, with all that's been happening here on PS lately, not to mention the amount of stuff I've been writing as well & the amount of fantastic new poets I've connected with here, I think the time is now to reignite the fires and bring back "Stand As 1" & that contest, even if it's on a bi-weekly or monthly basis.

I'd like to do a trial run for a month for fun and see how things go. I'm aiming to start this up later this month or early July. But, I wanted to gather feedback from you all first to see if the day I do my show will be most convenient for you all, as I'd really like to get as many of you as possible to join in the fun.

My show ran on Tuesday nights from 8-10pm EST (5-7pm PST). If the majority can agree this is a good day/time to bring the show back, let me know in the comments. :)

Of course, if you have any questions, kindly let me know on here or SoupMail. Thanks for your time everybody! :)

Cheers!
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  1. Date: 6/13/2013 11:05:00 AM
    i will try to give this a shot, drake... but, but can this be heard in asia? if so, how?... it's cloudy here!..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 6/12/2013 5:34:00 PM
    What time would that be in the UK please Drake ..Seren

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  1. Date: 6/12/2013 11:20:00 AM
    Awesome Drake Sounds like a wonderful plan. Good Luck and keep us updated. I don't do Facebook but that won't exclude me from listening. Thanks ...SuZ

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  1. Date: 6/12/2013 4:25:00 AM
    Hey..So you re still broadcasting the show?Well done to you Drake.I wish I could listen to it but from here its impossible..too far..Can you hear me ?: ) But who knows..maybe one day i ll grab an opportunity to call..but its sooo difficult since i can t hear the show :( and time difference as i once explained :( But keep going dear friend and Goodluck all the way from Malta :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/12/2013 5:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, I took a break from the show. But, I'm thinking of doing it again. As I've said to you in the past, it'd be AMAZING if you ever called in the show. But, time differences, I understand. I can still dream. :) Thanks, Charmaine!
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 7:33:00 PM
    Nice idea, can i Join. even though im from the Philippines?

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/12/2013 12:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Of course you can! It's not for USA only. :) It's for the WORLD! ;)
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 5:44:00 PM
    Hey Drake! :) So happy to hear that you'll be on the air again. I am looking forward to your contest, hmm.... what shall be the theme? So exciting!!! Also, check your soupmail, I have more exciting news! Love and hugs, Catie :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/12/2013 12:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) Thank you, Catie! Yes, it's quite an exciting thing. Here's hoping for a good turnout from poets here & elsewhere. I responded back to your Soup Mail! How cool!!!!!!!
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 1:46:00 PM
    SUCH a cool idea!!! I definitely look forward to listening in :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/11/2013 3:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Spectacular! Perhaps you can be even COOLER and call in? ;) Thanks so much, Heather!
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 12:33:00 PM
    I remember it well, Drake! I remember you with John Heck as one of your guests....I happened to be listening that evening. I also think that Catie Lindsay participated, and read one of her works (if I'm not mistaken)....it was enjoyable to hear Soupers voices! Good luck with this once again...let us know which night and times...I'll be listening!!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/11/2013 1:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Carrie! Yes, that's absolutely right! Oh, what a great night that was!!! I remember you listening in too. That meant a lot. Thanks so much! I will definitely let you know. :)
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 11:17:00 AM
    DO IT, for the sake of poetry, it's an aural art!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/11/2013 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) That's what I was hoping for. Thanks, ML!

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 PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
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,
11/3/2013The next isle overProse Poetryfun,heart,life,
10/30/2013I ask you thisFree versefriendship,life,love,
10/25/2013GallopSenryuirony,life,people,
10/21/2013A Crumbled StanzaFree versefeelings,life,longing,
10/14/2013Writer's BlockFree verselife,lost,words,writing,
10/10/2013Flickered Candle - A collaboration with Eileen GhaliFree versefeelings,friendship,journ
10/7/2013You asked MeFree verseidentity,life,
9/30/2013BecauseFree versedream,innocence,life,
9/25/2013The SameFree versefriendship,journey,judgem
9/20/2013Independent WomanFree versefreedom,life,
9/16/2013Irresponsibility DayProse Poetryhumor,life,work,
9/12/2013Loud MouthFree verselife,people,slam,society,
9/8/201335 Minutes before MidnightFree verselife,longing,missing,
9/3/2013At LeastFree versedream,life,longing,lost l
8/29/2013Venetian BlindSenryufriendship,life,
8/23/2013SentencedFree versejudgement,life,metaphor,
8/19/2013A Nameless BaritoneFree verselife,sad,society,
8/14/2013Dedicated to the one I didn't write this forFree versegoodbye,heart,life,love,
8/9/2013A Jasmine's BreathSenryufor her,longing,love,pass
8/6/2013Her Climactic SilenceFree versedesire,for her,lust,
8/2/2013He holds my Ex's handHaibunlife,love,
7/29/2013Identity CrisisCinquainlife,mirror,
7/26/2013Trophy WifeFree verselife,relationship,
7/22/2013If you never returnFree versejourney,life,metaphor,sla
7/19/2013Best ManProse Poetryfeelings,goodbye,happines
7/15/2013AftermathFree verseemotions,people,slam,wisd
7/12/2013No longer my MetaphorFree verselife,moving on,thank you,
7/11/2013DetachHaikulife,memory,missing you,
7/9/2013StargazerProse Poetryconfusion,feelings,life,n
7/5/2013Finding my WayFree verselife,power,slam,
6/30/2013Before I go homeFree verseday,family,leaving,life,
6/25/2013InitiativeFree versefriendship,life,longing,l
6/21/2013Her brittle handsFree versecharacter,corruption,lost
6/17/2013Without YouFree versegoodbye,life,love,
6/13/2013In the bed they makeFree verselife,psychological,slam,
6/6/2013Turn a Blind EyeSenryulife,truth,
6/4/2013The Death of Yin and YangFree verseconflict,corruption,dark,
6/1/2013The Elephant in the RoomFree versefunny,humorous,life,metap
5/29/2013ValidationFree verseemotions,introspection,li
5/24/2013Tell MeFree verselife,moving on,words,
5/21/2013BlissFree versedesire,life,longing,lust,
5/17/2013The Ladybug's WhisperFree verseemotions,freedom,inspirat
5/14/2013Rules and RegulationsFree versecourage,freedom,judgement
5/7/2013SonataFree versefriendship,inspirational,
5/2/2013Into the UnknownFree versefeelings,life,longing,
4/22/2013The 'End' in FriendFree verseemotions,friendship,life,
4/12/2013ResilienceFree verselife,slam,uplifting,
4/5/2013Mario and Luigi: The Untold StoryFree verseadventure,fantasy,funny,p
4/4/2013Moment of SilenceSenryulife,
10/17/201213Free versefriendship,hope,life,love
3/5/2012The Last PoemFree verselife,people,me,
1/13/2012Need-DidFree verseintrospection,life,love,s
12/11/2011No longer a BurdenFree verselife,people,
11/8/2011PhonyFree verseintrospection,life,social
10/9/2011Thank you, PhotoshopFree verseintrospection,life,social
9/25/2011LiarFree verseforgiveness,friendship,li
8/31/2011No more GoodbyesFree versededication,friendship,hop
6/12/2011Crossroads: Part IFree versedevotion,hope,introspecti
6/5/2011Maybe, I love youFree versedevotion,friendship,girlf
4/29/2011A Jealous HeartFree versefriendship,introspection,
4/7/2011You kissed him in front of meFree versegirlfriend-boyfriend,love
3/24/2011365 DaysFree verseanniversary,girlfriend-bo
3/10/2011She read me Dr SeussProse Poetrychildhood,family,funny,li
3/3/2011Like no otherFree verseconfusion,devotionlove,
2/15/2011TestifyDodoitsuinspirational,nature,peac
1/31/2011Until love, do you partFree versegirlfriend-boyfriend
1/25/2011The Fire HydrantHaikuintrospection,loss,sad,ur
1/21/2011One DayFree verseanniversary,devotion,husb
1/10/2011SanctumDodoitsudevotion,love,passion,rom
12/21/2010Found my homeFree versefaith,happiness,time,upli
12/5/2010LucilaProse Poetryadventure,confusion,depre
11/28/2010I fell in like with youFree versefriendship,girlfriend-boy
11/21/2010My Sudoku LifeFree verseart,computer-internet,fan
11/16/2010I got your messageFree versegirlfriend-boyfriend,lost

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Lies Of PerfectionFree verseintrospection,love,passio
She HatesI do not know?faith
My legacyRhymefaith,hope,life,people
You said JCOOde confusion,depression,forg
I wonder notI do not know?imagination
They say that memories never dieI do not know?lost loveheart,heart,love
So HighFree versehope,life
No Set FutureRhymeinspirational,introspecti
Speechless WonderLyriclost love
Unspoken WordsDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)friendshipdance,dance,lif
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,
UngluedFree verseconfusion,introspection,
21 in HeavenCoupletangel,beauty,best friend,
Curse the HourQuatrainbetrayal,recovery from,
To A Former FriendFree versebest friend,betrayal,depr

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