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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

August 18th, my next special guest on my Stand As 1 poetry radio show: Nette Onclaud!


Blog Posted:8/12/2013 7:59:00 PM
Hey gang!

After some fun banter back & forth and figuring out time schedules, it's about to go down THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH at 8am PST/11am EST/4pm London Time/11pm in the Philippines!

Be ready for this probably once in a lifetime show!!! Because of the crazy time difference, my show will be on a Sunday morning (afternoon for some of you) rather than a Tuesday evening. We'll be doing live interviewing plus poetry reading & other potentially awesome discussion about whatever we want. So, join us!!! Do it for the children!

See all the details below to participate! SUPER SUPER EXCITED!!!

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: 8/19/2013 3:02:00 PM
    - Listen to your radio voice today ..... and Nette .... - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/19/2013 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's VERY cool of you to do that. Thank you so much, Anne Lise! I hope you enjoyed it! =D
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 8:11:00 AM
    Drake....sounds like you all had a blast!!! I'm so happy for you all and so sad I missed it. Internet problems yesterday for a couple of hours! Hope to call in soon! Keep on Keeping on, Drake! Everyone else....have fun! :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/19/2013 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was an amazing show! A wonderful turnout. I might have to do this again soon, especially if this allows the international poets to call in somehow, with respect to their time zones. Thank you so much, Eileen!!!
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 6:26:00 AM
    Btw, hope it's ok that I post it here, remember how Nette and I said we had a typhoon? Still relatively non stop rains here and so many flooded areas now, with some under states of calamity, some people we know have had their houses flooded in, some knee high, some chest high.... I hope Nette's area doesn't get flooded. Please help us pray and send positive thoughts to all those affected, Thank You!

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 8/26/2013 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Nikko!!! :) Both, you and nette will be in my prayers. love and hugs, Catie PS ~ Stay dry. :)
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/19/2013 8:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This is totally ok. I hope you all are ok from that typhoon. Such a scary event for such a small country. My best wishes are with you all.
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 6:03:00 PM
    Thank you to EVERYBODY for today! What a wonderful turnout! Many surprises were had! Carrie, thank you for your very, very kind words! =D I am just ELATED with how today went! Thank you so much, Nette!

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 8/19/2013 6:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :D Yes, hope to hear Carrie and other Soupers next time!
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 8/19/2013 6:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Drake! I sure feel lucky and happy I got to tune in last night, I sure found it memorable and enjoyed the discussions you had over there! I find your show to be such a cool and refreshing outlet, Drake! Something diff from here at the Soup, a diff atmosphere so to speak! And yes, continue supporting each there's poetry! Fun show, a joy for me to listen in last night :D!
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 8/19/2013 2:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I do hope i get to hear Carrie reading a poem..She's an amazing poetess and her voice was wonderful when she called once. Tnks for the eurofriendly hour which made it much easier to call Drake.It was great hearing your poem..Having Nette as a special guest,Hearing Catie and big hearted Jimbo..even Marlon ..Yes..,and my sweet jelly bean friend Nikko.Serene Roberts and Carrie maybe next time?Well done Drake and tnks for this genius idea which brings soupers closer and makes voices heard. : )
    WRITER Avatar NOVICE WRITER Date: 8/18/2013 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for supplying the platform!
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 10:55:00 AM
    One more time!!!! NIKKO !!!! I was thrilled to hear her....she is such a sweetheart, and I treasure her !! What a joy !!!

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 8/19/2013 6:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Aww shucks, Carrie, you are such a sweetie, thank you! I truly treasure you too. It was a thrill for me to call in, to talk to Drake and Nette, yay! sorry though I think I became a motor mouth, trying to jam in all the words I could, in case my connection zonked out, ;) I tell you; I really prayed that my connection would get back on!
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 10:40:00 AM
    Okay! There's Jimbo, with an endearing poem about his family! I knew he'd be listening this morning....an enjoyable show! And Charma !!! Yea !!! I applaud you all for making it a lovely morning!! And Catie.....you are becoming a pro !!! Scribe.......what a powerful poem !!! His voice matches his poetry!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/21/2013 9:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There will be a next time. ;-)
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 8/19/2013 6:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I loved hearing you all despite my lousy connection, I had a goofy smile pasted on my face and I needed that! Thank you and had fun at the chat with Catie, Seren, Bree and Drake, if ever there is a next time, I will not be a trying hard ET anymore ;)
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 8/19/2013 6:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I sure had a fun time listening in on the show! It was such a joy to hear Nette, Catie, Charma and Jimbo, you all were awesome, Charma such a wonderful surprise!!! Way to go Nette! Sorry, I didn't get to hear Marlon, I'll listen to archives once my connection is better to load it. Seren we hope to hear you next time and yes Carrie too!
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 8/19/2013 2:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi dear tnks for your input.It means a lot.I do really wish to hear you read a poem online.You have plenty to choose from dear.Will you ?: )
    WRITER Avatar NOVICE WRITER Date: 8/18/2013 9:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow... I'm speechless, Thanks for inspirational feedback!
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 10:03:00 AM
    I have enjoyed this first hour....(still listening!) Nette was a great guest, Drake, her poem was even more stunning read in her own voice. Your new poem is a winner too....just heard you read the one you wrote last night! Great pieces!! Okay....I'm on to hear what else you have to offer ! :) Where is Jimbo??

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  1. Date: 8/14/2013 1:33:00 PM
    Awww I SO wish I could tune in live to this one! My brother and his wife are in town (they live in Taiwan), so I have been super busy with them lately and have plans with them on Sunday. Dang it, I'll have to listen to the archive instead :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/14/2013 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Holy crap, you're alive! =) Well, that's ok. Family first. I'm glad you stopped by here Heather!!!
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 11:07:00 AM
    I'll look into this Drake, thanks for the info. Have a great day. Hugs Gail

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/14/2013 2:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, please do!!! =D
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 8:24:00 AM
    Wow! I hope I can listen this time to your show my dear friend Drake. That will be Sunday here in Thailand at 10pm. I hope I really can. Wow! Go go my dear friend Nette! Thank you so much for the information and I'm so proud of you! Biggest hugs! Mabuhay Philippines!;) Thank you as well for this invitation my dear friend Drake. More power to you. love lots and big hugs, Leonora

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/14/2013 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Leonora, I hope you can too! =D It's my honor to be able to provide this platform for all the PS poets worldwide. Now, if they can all call in & possibly read something...bonus. =)
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 9:32:00 PM
    Like Carrie, I will be enjoying my morning coffee with you. I hope to call in and read, but just like last time.... not sure what to read, perhaps I shall find one if I start looking now. LOL It will be great to put a voice to Nette's name. Looking forward to this one. love and hugs, Catie :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/14/2013 9:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Of course I do!!!!! =D
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 8/14/2013 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL :) I suppose you like Hersheys chocolate syrup too? most men do! Ha Ha :)
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/14/2013 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    WOO HOOO!!! Coffee & Poetry, awesome! Though, since I don't drink coffee, I'll be having my big glass of Ovaltine. Because I'm adult like that. ;-)
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 4:15:00 PM
    On Sunday morning, I'll be having my coffee with you!! You'd better set your alarm, let's not sleep late that morning.....wouldn't that be a dirty trick to play on all your listeners!!?? I'm on your time, Drake,.....so can't wait for a morning show this time! And I'll be excited to hear Nette read here amazing poetry...possibly Charmaine too??? Nikko.........what a thrill if you joined in !!! Good luck everyone!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/14/2013 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome! Oh, I'm an early bird. =D So, no worries on me being late. Though, that would be a terribly cruel joke. lol I'm excited for this! =D
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 10:56:00 AM
    uhh, i don't remember agreeing to this; what's your name again?...lol!..;) huggs!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/13/2013 12:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAAA! You're so charming when you pretend to purposely forget things. =P
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 9:05:00 AM
    Aloa...Nette I 'm looking forward to hear you..and Nette you might..might..hear me too..Just Maybe : ) Hi drake at last you re doing it..yep : )

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/13/2013 9:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yup. It took a little while, but it'll be worth it. :) I'm excited.
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 4:06:00 AM
    Hello Drake Sorry I fell sleep on the last one I was signing in and boom that was the end of that lol. Promise to be there for the next one...Seren

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/13/2013 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Seren! No worries! You won't have to worry about falling asleep for this one...unless you're a narcoleptic. :)
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 12:22:00 AM
    how Cool for Nette! I bet it was fun.

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/13/2013 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =)
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 8/13/2013 2:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ok, I went up and read it again. Aug 18!!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/13/2013 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, it hasn't happened yet. :) It happens this Sunday.
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 8:35:00 PM
    Hello Phillipinos! Let's Rock!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/12/2013 9:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YES SIR! =D
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 8:11:00 PM
    I have a question :-) are your special guest, only contest winners. I'm not talking about the ones that call in. Just wondering :-) Linda

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/12/2013 9:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, for now, yes. Nette won my last contest. But, I would like others too. I just would rather more PS poets call in/participate just because...not because they won a contest of mine. :)
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 8:03:00 PM
    ha ha... RTD2........ love the pic... by the way, I think I'll go check out the site. ...

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/12/2013 9:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I figured that out. You're the only one I know with 2 letters spaced out, no matter what your nickname is on here. :) Oh, and thank you! :) It was a full size R2D2. I was in nerd heaven.
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 8/12/2013 8:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    this is PD by the way...

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My next guest co-host on Stand As 1, 12/8/13: Richard Lamoureux!
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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!
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Did you miss my Poetry Radio show again? :) Check the archive here...
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And the winners for my "Above the Clouds" contest are...
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New "Above the Clouds" contest is up & ready for all you lovely folks!
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My Poems

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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,
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,
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I doFree versefriendship,mother,parents
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