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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

Nette Onclaud returns to Stand As 1 on Sunday, 10/13/13! YAY!


Blog Posted:10/9/2013 9:06:00 AM
Hey gang!

SHE RETURNS! YAY! And here I thought I couldn't get her to come back for Round 2. But, it's happened! WIN!

Nette was awesome enough to accept my invite in returning for a 2nd appearance on my show, while I work on the next upcoming contest idea.

It all goes down AGAIN, THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13TH at 8am PST/11am EST/4pm London Time/11pm in the Philippines!

If you missed her last appearance, well TSK TSK on you! But, you have another shot to hear Nette's work and get to know her better. 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!

Details are below in how to participate!

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: 10/13/2013 4:22:00 PM
    Another one bites the bust... I know you hear that bassline, Drake? I enjoyed everyone and we must cha-cha again!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/15/2013 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ;-)
    PAPYRUS Avatar KEITH PAPYRUS Date: 10/14/2013 8:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The 'bust' thing... You're terrible, a man after my own heart!
    PAPYRUS Avatar KEITH PAPYRUS Date: 10/14/2013 8:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Always a pleasure. Hearing the playback, I get to be honest with myself, and I have to step my game up. I enjoyed everyone else, not myself lol!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/13/2013 8:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Bust, HA! Great typo. I do hear it. I love it. Thanks so much. It was great to hear you & everybody else today. What a great time!
    PAPYRUS Avatar KEITH PAPYRUS Date: 10/13/2013 4:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    dust*
  1. Date: 10/13/2013 12:02:00 PM
    Another awesome show......I have been listening, off and on, all morning.....and had my cell phone in my hand (almost brave enough to call in....yeah....I know you don't believe me!!lol !!), and shoot.....my landline phone kept ringing, interrupting me, not to mention other interruptions...but kudos to everyone! and thanks for keeping up the good work, the parts I heard, the poems were as always, wonderful to hear, and the discussions and getting to know everyone better, so rewarding!!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/13/2013 8:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You almost called in!? Ahhhh, LOL!! I was so close! Next time, Carrie! =P Today was a wonderful show. I'm very happy you enjoyed it.
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 12:06:00 AM
    Congrats Nette, loved you last time you were on. Lol i have lunch guests but will try and sneak on how long is the show? Got new head set ready to chat, but not read a poem dont have one good enough for that. Fingers cossed Drake I get there...Seren

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/12/2013 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The show will be 2 hrs long. I do hope you can make it! I've been anxious to hear you read something. =D
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 5:17:00 PM
    I'm game!!!! :) I'll give you a run for your money this time, Drake...About same time! No goof ups this time! HA HA! And if I do....just put me at ease, will ya! ;) HUGS

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/12/2013 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    She did. She did wonderfully! Eileen, you got it. ;-)
    PAPYRUS Avatar KEITH PAPYRUS Date: 10/11/2013 8:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My bad, Eileen, you did justice to poetry that day. I feel like an idiot for leaving your name out, and you most definitely rose to the occasion, my dear!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 12:31:00 PM
    Amazing performances on the last show! Charmaine, has an angelic voice that goes to her poetry, well. Nikko, perfected the emphasis on her vocal delivery, making a strong write even more powerful. Catie, is always a pleasure to enjoy. Vic, has a unique swagger to his writes and personality, very enjoyable artist and person. Jimbo, hopefully the word amazing suffices you : ).. You're an beyond brilliant human. Gabe, you tore the house down as usual. The one piece where you got nutty, kudos to you. I was like, he didn't take his medication, and hopefully he forgets this Sunday... Lets play ball!

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    PAPYRUS Avatar KEITH PAPYRUS Date: 10/11/2013 8:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'll be there, Drake. Last week brought its own situations to the forefront!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HAHAHAHAHHA! Hilarious! No meds in my blood. Just goofy insanity. :) Hope you get to visit this time!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 5:10:00 AM
    Hi Drake I want to Congratulate Nette on her second time win..I love her poetry and am so happy for her.I wish others soupers will make it to call.This Sunday won't be possible for me to hear you..Hopefully I get to listen to the archives..Im sure it would be an enjoyable show..Charma

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 7:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I seriously hope others from here do call in. It's an open invite. Too bad you won't be able to make it this time around. I'm looking forward to this Sunday, either way. You'll be missed!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 12:32:00 AM
    Wow! Congratulations again my very dear friend Nette! How I wish I can hear from you this time. So proud of you. Good luck always! Biggest sweet hugs! love lots, Leonora

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 7:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You really should try to listen into the show, if you can! :)
  1. Date: 10/9/2013 5:55:00 PM
    Very exciting stuff!!! Can't wait to hear from Nette again. :) hugs

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/9/2013 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I can't wait either! =D
  1. Date: 10/9/2013 4:11:00 PM
    That is sure great. Congratulations, Nette!!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/9/2013 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =)
  1. Date: 10/9/2013 10:13:00 AM
    I did hear Nette last time she was on your show.......and she was such a knowledgeable guest, and of course, so talented....... and just as it is with everyone you have had so far....it is always a joy to put a voice to a face! Hope I'll be home in able to tune in. Some of the Sunday morning shows are a little tougher for my schedule,......but if I'm able....I'll be listening Drake!! I'm so happy for you that you have found a time that works for those farther away! It can't be easy accommodating our world-wide poetic society!! You have done a bang up job!!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/9/2013 11:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You rock SO hard, Jimbo!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear you again on Sunday!!! =D
    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 10/9/2013 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    schneikophskie....Carrie.....haven't heard "bang up job" for a while!...that's a great description! of Drake's efforts! often creating, as we call "pop-up" situations, in the restaurant business.."on-the-fly"
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/9/2013 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's not. lol But, I needed to come up with a happy medium for everybody. It may suck for us West Coast folk early in the morning, but it's a worthy sacrifice. =) I know, for me, it's way easier as I can still enjoy my weekend after the show is done. I hope you'll be able to join & call in! =D

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 PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/10/2014 Departed Friendships Free versedeath of a friend,dedicat
9/5/2014 Into You Free versefeelings,life,
8/25/2014 Her Intoxicating Smile Free versefor her,life,smile,
7/29/2014 A Regulated Sonata Free verselife,lost love,
7/23/2014 Don't tell my heart how to write Free versehow i feel,life,people,sl
6/17/2014 Divided we Stand Free verseamerica,life,people,slam,
5/9/2014 To unwrap Tomorrow Free versegrowth,life,society,
4/5/2014 On the outside, looking in Free versefriendship,life,people,sa
3/25/2014 Cashmere Wishes Free verselife,longing,people,
3/16/2014 The Rejected Thesaurus Free versecorruption,life,people,sl
3/6/2014 Tremble Free verselife,slam,
2/28/2014 Endless Free verselife,love,
2/19/2014 One Night Stanza Free verselife,lust,people,
2/10/2014 The Tragic Savant Free verselife,slam,
1/28/2014 Please, don't call me your 'Friend' Free versefriendship,life,
1/21/2014 I, enter her Free versedesire,feelings,longing,l
1/10/2014 Blind Senryulife,lust,
1/6/2014 The Delayed Flight Home Free verselife,people,slam,
12/27/2013 As Days Go By Free versefriendship,life,
12/14/2013 As the dust settles Free verselife,people,
12/9/2013 The Subtle Knife Senryufear,feelings,people,sad,
12/6/2013 Another man's Clothes Prose Poetrygames,life,lust,
12/2/2013 A Diminished Respect Free verselife,slam,
11/22/2013 Drip, Drop Free versefantasy,longing,senses,se
11/13/2013 Riding on Ellison's Qua-Train Quatraindedication,friendship,
11/10/2013 Crying over spilled Women Free versefeelings,lost,lost love,
11/3/2013 The next isle over Prose Poetryfun,heart,life,
10/30/2013 I ask you this Free versefriendship,life,love,
10/25/2013 Gallop Senryuirony,life,people,
10/21/2013 A Crumbled Stanza Free versefeelings,life,longing,
10/14/2013 Writer's Block Free verselife,lost,words,writing,
10/10/2013 Flickered Candle - A collaboration with Eileen Ghali Free versefeelings,friendship,journ
10/7/2013 You asked Me Free verseidentity,life,
9/30/2013 Because Free versedream,innocence,life,
9/25/2013 The Same Free versefriendship,journey,judgem
9/20/2013 Independent Woman Free versefreedom,life,
9/16/2013 Irresponsibility Day Prose Poetryhumor,life,work,
9/12/2013 Loud Mouth Free verselife,people,slam,society,
9/8/2013 35 Minutes before Midnight Free verselife,longing,missing,
9/3/2013 At Least Free versedream,life,longing,lost l
8/29/2013 Venetian Blind Senryufriendship,life,
8/23/2013 Sentenced Free versejudgement,life,metaphor,
8/19/2013 A Nameless Baritone Free verselife,sad,society,
8/14/2013 Dedicated to the one I didn't write this for Free versegoodbye,heart,life,love,
8/9/2013 A Jasmine's Breath Senryufor her,longing,love,pass
8/6/2013 Her Climactic Silence Free versedesire,for her,lust,
8/2/2013 He holds my Ex's hand Haibunlife,love,
7/29/2013 Identity Crisis Cinquainlife,mirror,
7/26/2013 Trophy Wife Free verselife,relationship,
7/22/2013 If you never return Free versejourney,life,metaphor,sla
7/19/2013 Best Man Prose Poetryfeelings,goodbye,happines
7/15/2013 Aftermath Free verseemotions,people,slam,wisd
7/12/2013 No longer my Metaphor Free verselife,moving on,thank you,
7/11/2013 Detach Haikulife,memory,missing you,
7/9/2013 Stargazer Prose Poetryconfusion,feelings,life,n
7/5/2013 Finding my Way Free verselife,power,slam,
6/30/2013 Before I go home Free verseday,family,leaving,life,
6/25/2013 Initiative Free versefriendship,life,longing,l
6/21/2013 Her brittle hands Free versecharacter,corruption,lost
6/17/2013 Without You Free versegoodbye,life,love,
6/13/2013 In the bed they make Free verselife,psychological,slam,
6/6/2013 Turn a Blind Eye Senryulife,truth,
6/4/2013 The Death of Yin and Yang Free verseconflict,corruption,dark,
6/1/2013 The Elephant in the Room Free versefunny,humorous,life,metap
5/29/2013 Validation Free verseemotions,introspection,li
5/24/2013 Tell Me Free verselife,moving on,words,
5/21/2013 Bliss Free versedesire,life,longing,lust,
5/17/2013 The Ladybug's Whisper Free verseemotions,freedom,inspirat
5/14/2013 Rules and Regulations Free versecourage,freedom,judgement
5/7/2013 Sonata Free versefriendship,inspirational,
5/2/2013 Into the Unknown Free versefeelings,life,longing,
4/22/2013 The 'End' in Friend Free verseemotions,friendship,life,
4/12/2013 Resilience Free verselife,slam,uplifting,
4/5/2013 Mario and Luigi: The Untold Story Free verseadventure,fantasy,funny,p
4/4/2013 Moment of Silence Senryulife,
10/17/2012 13 Free versefriendship,hope,life,love
3/5/2012 The Last Poem Free verselife,people,me,
1/13/2012 Need-Did Free verseintrospection,life,love,s
12/11/2011 No longer a Burden Free verselife,people,
11/8/2011 Phony Free verseintrospection,life,social
10/9/2011 Thank you, Photoshop Free verseintrospection,life,social
9/25/2011 Liar Free verseforgiveness,friendship,li
8/31/2011 No more Goodbyes Free versededication,friendship,hop
6/12/2011 Crossroads: Part I Free versedevotion,hope,introspecti
6/5/2011 Maybe, I love you Free versedevotion,friendship,girlf
4/29/2011 A Jealous Heart Free versefriendship,introspection,
4/7/2011 You kissed him in front of me Free versegirlfriend-boyfriend,love
3/24/2011 365 Days Free verseanniversary,girlfriend-bo
3/10/2011 She read me Dr Seuss Prose Poetrychildhood,family,funny,li
3/3/2011 Like no other Free verseconfusion,devotionlove,
2/15/2011 Testify Dodoitsuinspirational,nature,peac
1/31/2011 Until love, do you part Free versegirlfriend-boyfriend
1/25/2011 The Fire Hydrant Haikuintrospection,loss,sad,ur
1/21/2011 One Day Free verseanniversary,devotion,husb
1/10/2011 Sanctum Dodoitsudevotion,love,passion,rom
12/21/2010 Found my home Free versefaith,happiness,time,upli
12/5/2010 Lucila Prose Poetryadventure,confusion,depre
11/28/2010 I fell in like with you Free versefriendship,girlfriend-boy
11/21/2010 My Sudoku Life Free verseart,computer-internet,fan
11/16/2010 I got your message Free versegirlfriend-boyfriend,lost

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Lies Of Perfection Free verseintrospection,love,passio
She Hates I do not know?faith
My legacy Rhymefaith,hope,life,people
You said JCO Ode confusion,depression,forg
I wonder not I do not know?imagination
They say that memories never die I do not know?lost loveheart,heart,love
So High Free versehope,life
No Set Future Rhymeinspirational,introspecti
Speechless Wonder Lyriclost love
Unspoken Words Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)friendshipdance,dance,lif
challenge Free versefaithme,me,
Animus in Prelude Free versenature
Japan at Starbucks Free verselife,natural disasters,pe
The Shores of Time I do not know?timewords,
8 minutes Free verseadventure,me,me,
My Lover Rhymelost love,love,day,day,
Time to Let You Go Rhymelost love,me,me,,giggle,
Beautiful Woman I do not know?freedom,
Verses for Vivian Lyricdepression,
The Forgotten Gifts Narrativegiving,poetry,
I do Free versefriendship,mother,parents
Changing Sky Pantoumnature,sky,
Those Who are Free Versepoets,political,
Dear Gabriel Free versefriendship,
The Blue of the Sky is an Ever Dream Versedeath,dream,
Unglued Free verseconfusion,introspection,
Curse the Hour Quatrainbetrayal,recovery from,
To A Former Friend Free versebest friend,betrayal,depr

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