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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 live Poetry Radio show goes down tonight, 7/30! Read on! =)


Blog Posted:7/30/2013 6:29:00 AM
Hey gang!

I hope you're all being awesome as you should be. Tonight, we continue the fun w/my "Stand As 1" radio show that I hope you'll all be able to call in and/or listen in on!

I don't believe I will have a special guest tonight, but I'm still working on a few things. That said, if you all recall the winner of my latest contest, it was Nette Onclaud. Because of the significant time difference, I can't have her be my guest on a normal Tuesday night show. BUT, we are talking and have something brewing in the works for a special Sunday morning show. More details on that very soon!

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

To listen to the show you have a few options:


Web: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/standas1/2013/07/31/stand-as-1-wdrake-j-eszes (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: 8/1/2013 9:01:00 AM
    Hi there..I heard your shout all the way to Europe : ).I justt heard the show..It keeps gettimg betterHey jimbo and catie..You were great and i loved the way you read your more to yr poems..Somehow helps me connect.Never knew you had a singing talent too..tsss.drake B-).Well done drake &co

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/1/2013 11:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL yeah...that wasn't singing. That was a calling of the dead. But, I'm very glad you enjoyed it, Charmaine! =D
  1. Date: 7/31/2013 10:18:00 PM
    hello, drake... i heard you through the web.. you were awesome and jimbo did so well with his 'sunpea'...thanks for the shout-out; almost there in the final stages!... yipes,,:) hugggs

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/1/2013 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    WOOO HOOO! SO EXCITED!!! =D
  1. Date: 7/31/2013 7:19:00 PM
    Hi Drake, I just listened to your show. Very nice job. Your spirit shines through. Keep up the good work. Anthony

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/31/2013 9:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Anthony! Thank you so much! =) That was cool of you to do!
  1. Date: 7/31/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Lot's of fun last nite Drake! great hearing Catie drop a couple!...both you & Catie were awesome! jimbo

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/31/2013 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so very much, Jimbo! Your commentary & pieces were excellent!
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 8:50:00 PM
    Hey, Drake. I had fun listening to your show tonight. Don't want to sound like a skipping record, but I hope more Soupers tune-in to your show in the future. Even if some people are too shy to read, I believe even from a listening aspect, it's great hearing poems being read aloud(and if someone has already read that person's poem here, it really is cool to get the author's perspective of the piece via their voice....their 'voice-vision' of the piece related with pauses, change of pace and tone, etc). I am also kinda glad that the chat isn't archived lol....

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/30/2013 9:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That was really cool of you to stop by. I really appreciate that! Yes, seriously, MORE SOUPERS need to call!!! =) LOL the chat was awesome, I hear ya. Thanks so much for showing up tonight. It was a cool surprise!
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 6:32:00 PM
    Loved it that you read your poem, "Best Man" !! The wry humorous sarcasm......perfectly done....we've all felt like getting a few"digs" in when someone has disappointed us.....however, you did it with such humor, and without being hateful, a great balance of having the last word.... terrific !!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/30/2013 8:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D Thank you so so so much, Carrie! I knew you'd enjoy that. That means a lot to me.
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 11:05:00 AM
    I'll be in the audience :) !! And can't wait to hear Nette, eventually......I do hope that works out for you both to connect ! It would be a joy to hear her read !

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/30/2013 11:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    WOO HOOO!!! =D
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 7:22:00 AM
    Hey Drake..Im sure you ll have a great show..Go and make it fun..It would be so nice to hear my souper friends..The more the merrier : )

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/30/2013 8:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Agreed. :) Thank you, Charmaine!
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/30/2013 7:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Re Nette..We ll keep waiting Nette ..till we hear you roll : )
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 6:47:00 AM
    Ahhh I dont know what time that is here in Australia.. lol

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/30/2013 8:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I just realized that there are 3 difference time zones in Australia. Are you on the West or East Coast of Aussieland? :)
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/30/2013 8:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL Hi Tracie! :) You're past the International Date Line. So, right now for me it's 745am here in California. For you, it's already 1245am Wednesday. So, when my show starts at 5pm California time today, it should be 10am for you. =)
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 6:37:00 AM
    I should be home by 5:30 this evening, I guess that means that I'll be able to listen to 3/4 of your show. I am hoping to read something, but still have not decided what. LOL :) Also, the Sunday morning show sounds AWESOME, and it would be excellent to hear Nette on the air. I hope your show is a HUGE success. Catch ya tonight. Hugs, Catie :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/30/2013 8:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Can't wait, Catie!!! =D
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/30/2013 7:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It would be nice to hear a poem from you once again Catie : )

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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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,
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I doFree versefriendship,mother,parents
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