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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

And the winners for my "Above the Clouds" contest are...


Blog Posted:6/25/2013 12:11:00 PM
So, the contest filled to it's max submissions way sooner than expected! A tremendous outpouring of talent from the PS community on my 1st contest in over 2 years! It was definitely time to post the winners, even though it was quite sooner than I intended.

I have to say. This winner's list could've been a bit different if I didn't come across a few very, very strong poems...but contained a few careless spelling errors. We have all these options to spell check, syllable check, word count, etc., but I don't see it being used like it should. Use them for next time, please!

That said, here are the winners below (I'll be contacting the 1st place winner later this week to be a guest on my show for July 16th). THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED:

Contest Winner Medal1Sheltered Dreams Above The CloudsDeb Wilson
Contest Winner Medal2Resolution HynmHassan Haji
Contest Winner Medal3DreamscapeGail Angel Doyle

Honorable MentionAbove The CloudsCaryl Muzzey

Honorable MentionUP AND AWAYSidney Beck

Honorable MentionAbove The CloudsRichard Lamoureux

Honorable Mentionbliss through my sister's smileJENISH SOOSAI ANTHONY

Honorable MentionThe BlueAbdulhafeez Oyewole

Honorable MentionReadyJulie Gosheva

Honorable MentionBreak of DawnPOETESS DARKLY

Honorable MentionWorld above the cloudsShiraz Iqbal

Honorable MentionAbove the Cloudsjulie heckman

Honorable MentionAbove the cloudsDavid De la Croes

Honorable MentionNIMBUS SPRAWLSnette onclaud

Honorable MentionA Tribute To A Herocraig cornish

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  1. Date: 6/27/2013 1:13:00 AM
    Thank you Drake glad you liked my piece.It means a lot to novice like me :-)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/27/2013 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha. You're very welcome! Your submitted poem was a strong one.
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 7:04:00 PM
    You really chose some wonderful poems, Drake. Congratulations to all your winners! hugs, Catie :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/27/2013 6:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It wasn't easy, I can assure you of that. :)
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 12:03:00 PM
    Drake, thanks so much, it's truly an honor to share a spot with so many talented writers.

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/26/2013 1:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're very welcome, Craig! It was a very great tribute that you wrote.
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 8:45:00 AM
    Cheers to everyone and thanks for enjoying my piece, drake... looking forward to your next radio show...:) huggs

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/26/2013 1:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're so so so welcome, Nette!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 1:46:00 AM
    Thanks for finding a place in your contest for my little poem, Drake. I knew that it had small chance in a "radio show" competition because of its brevity, but I appreciate your acknowledgement of its subtleties... Congratulations to all the winners!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/26/2013 1:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Radio show or not, I wasn't going to choose one just cause it might sound good on radio. :) Your submission was terrific!
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 3:43:00 PM
    Congrats to the winners! and for the inspiration of your theme to use in a sonnet.

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  1. Date: 6/25/2013 3:10:00 PM
    Thank you so much for my 1st place win...I'm blown away! I am truly honored...and congratulations to all the amazing winners...I haven't read them all yet but I intend to..I'm glad you enjoyed my poem and what I was trying to convey.

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/25/2013 3:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And I'll shoot you a SoupMail so we can talk further about my July show. :)
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/25/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey there, Deb! This was a very challenging contest to decide on. Moreso, because I don't do multiple placements (two 1st places, etc). Though, I understand why. :) Like I said in my comment to you, those last 2 lines brought it home. That's not an easy thing to do. Tremendous job!
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 2:35:00 PM
    Congratulations to all of your contestants!... Drake, I did get a chance to listen to "Stand As 1". I enjoyed listening to everyone's delivery, but you burned the house down homie!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/25/2013 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey ML!!!! I'm so pleased you got to listen to the show! :) You have to call in one day and drop something for us! Which post are you referring to, by the way?
    Papyri Avatar Fiery Papyri Date: 6/25/2013 2:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If you get a chance to post that piece, let me know, I want to read it to feel its full impact!
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 1:03:00 PM
    Congratulations to all !! I hope to hear some of these being read on your next radio-blog, Drake!! Have a wonderful time in New Jersey, and enjoy your mother's birthday celebration. Give her our good wishes and may her birthday party be amazing!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/25/2013 2:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I know I'll read the winner's piece, like I originally planned. But, other poets are ALWAYS welcome to call and read their work on my show. Thank you so much, Carrie. I will certainly be sure to do so. :)
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 12:19:00 PM
    Congratulations to all - I'm looking forward to reading through the winning poems! I sadly did not have the time to enter your contest this time, Drake. But next time for sure! Hey, you're going home today, aren't you? Have a safe trip! :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/25/2013 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's utterly hilarious. Remind me to never share gossip with you. lol
    Ober Avatar Heather Ober Date: 6/25/2013 12:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Haha I do have a freakishly good memory most of the time. My siblings hate that I remember every little thing ;)
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/25/2013 12:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No worries! My next contest idea is going to be a doozy. ;) And, yes, I do go home tonight...KUDOS to you for remembering that!!! Wow, that's damn impressive. *Golf clap*

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,
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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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