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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:

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

So have I scared you off yet? No? Good. =)


My "Stand As 1" Poetry Radio show returns on 11/24/13 w/guest: Eileen Ghali!

Blog Posted:11/14/2013 10:23:00 AM
Hey gang!

It's been awhile since I've done my "Stand As 1" poetry radio show on the net. Also, I am working on a new contest. But, it'll take a little time since I've been moving to a new place, plus I've been super busy working on my side gaming projects, etc. But, but, BUT...

The wait has been worth it! On Sunday, November 24th, we return to the internet bandwidth waves! The internet will also shake in its BOOTS as my special guest co-host will be Eileen Ghali!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOOO!!!

Eileen has a lot of passion, heart, & ferocity in her stanzas. Her voice will move you. Her attitude will uplift & provoke deep thought. This is her time to shine and I want you all to join me in, what will be, a truly awesome day.

But, not only is it HER time to shine. It can be yours too. This is an Open Mic internet radio show. This is your chance to be heard and for us to get to know you better. So, DON'T BE SHY!

The wild shenanigans all goes down at 8am PST/11am EST/4pm London Time/11pm in the Philippines!

So, join us!!! Do it for the children! Do it for your dog, Fluffy! Do it for your cat, Fluffier! They'll appreciate it.

Details are below in how to participate!
To listen to the show you have a few options:

Web: (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).

(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!


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  1. Date: 11/18/2013 12:16:00 AM
    I am so happy Eileen is going to be your next guest and looking forward to hear her..our other friends and you too.: ) Very busy lately to be oftenly on the soup but I`ll do my best to hear your show B-)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/18/2013 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, I've been super busy too with my move and all. Things SHOULD be calmer this week. =) I hope you'll be able to call in.
  1. Date: 11/17/2013 9:47:00 AM
    Hi Drake! How wonderful that you're having Eileen on the show, and I heard you also had Nette the last time, sorry I missed that! I'm sure it's also going to be a great show, Eileen, like nette, is a joy. I honestly don't know if I can make it on the show though, been having major computer issues. Uggh, dunno if it's gonna go belly up, i hope not. Either way, i know you will all have fun!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/17/2013 1:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I completely understand. The important thing is that you're ok. That's all I care about. If nothing else, see you in the chat next week! =D
  1. Date: 11/16/2013 2:01:00 PM
    So happy to hear that you will be back on blog talk radio soon... hope everyone tunes in for your show. hugs, catie :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/17/2013 1:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hope so too! =D With all the craziness in the world lately, I think we need it.
  1. Date: 11/14/2013 4:59:00 PM
    Drakes show is great fun I highly recommend stopping by!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/15/2013 6:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, hi & thank you, Debbie. Very kind of you!
  1. Date: 11/14/2013 2:17:00 PM
    Good luck to you Eileen....and Drake thank you for another opportunity to hear Soupers! I hope I get a chance to listen....not sure yet what's happening, but if we are home, I'll be sure to tune in! Those who haven't listened to the show are missing out! So tune in everyone!!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/15/2013 6:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    CARRIE! =D Thank you. I'm just doing what I can here...and I DO hope you can make it this time. =)
  1. Date: 11/14/2013 12:38:00 PM
    mr. D.J, i'll be there in spirit if my internet system falters.. (meaning, help! i want, want to parttehh with the crew! .. bring the house down, eileen...keeping mu fingers crossed!..:) huggs

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/15/2013 6:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'll be sure to help you get logged in, no matter how many laptops I have to break to ensure you do. =P
  1. Date: 11/14/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Yes, Drake.....let's bring down the house!!!!! Thanks for inviting me. I'm super excited. :-) Super super excited....Can't wait. Thanks for you sweet comments!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/14/2013 12:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Rawr! =D Looking very forward to this!
  1. Date: 11/14/2013 11:53:00 AM
    Yea Eileen

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    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 11/14/2013 12:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Craig....:-) Thanks....hope you call in....Perhaps read.....well, let me let you guess! ;-)

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

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
1/6/2014The 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,

My Photos

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,

Fav Poets

Dr.Ram Mehta India Flag India Read
David Smalling Jamaica Flag Jamaica Read
Catie Lindsey United States Flag United States Read
Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
raskin bobbins United States Flag United States Read
Ryland Matthews United States Flag United States Read
Tanner Cox United States Flag United States Read
Jenny Gentry United States Flag United States Read
Joshua Hart United States Flag United States Read
Alyssa couture United States Flag United States Read
Anne Stapleton Virgin Islands (US) Flag Virgin Islands (US) Read
Pierre Baccus United States Flag United States Read
Betty Hobbs United States Flag United States Read
Victoria Dickinson United States Flag United States Read
Roxanna Ressler United States Flag United States Read
Gabrielle Alcazaren United States Flag United States Read
Dana de Jong Canada Flag Canada Read
Jennifer Perry United States Flag United States Read