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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 next guest co-host on "Stand As 1", 12/22/13: Monterey Sirak!

Blog Posted:12/16/2013 7:17:00 AM
Welcome, fellow poets!

Time to progress...

On Sunday, December 22nd @8am PST, our poetic hearts merge with the heartland of America in the mid-West w/my special guest co-host, MONTEREY SIRAK from Arkansas on Blog Talk Radio!

Monterey has been deeply involved in the local Poetry Community, for many years, through various Open Mics (even being an actual judge for many of them!) while still continuing to nurture & provide direction to newly growing poets in the making!

Ah, the "unity" in community...the way it's supposed to be done.

So, join us as you'll have a chance to ask Monterey questions and read your own work LIVE on the air! Be excited!!! 

This is YOUR time to come together & shine, fellow poets. "Stand As 1" is an Open Mic internet radio show with the sole focus of providing all poets across the world a voice to be heard. So, DON'T BE SHY!

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

Wanna listen and read your work on the show? Here's how...
To listen to the show & read your work, 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: 12/21/2013 1:56:00 PM
    Monterey will be amazing. Sadly I will not be able to call in but I am looking forward to hearing the show later. Good luck Monterey, I am sure you will rock the airwaves. You are one of my favorite people and I appreciate your artistry.

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    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 12/22/2013 11:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You'll want to catch the recording lol. Monterey the surprise calls were awesome!
  1. Date: 12/17/2013 10:30:00 PM
    I'd say I'll be there with bells on....but I think Chan has them in the drawer next to his handcuffs! ...hehe He's gonna kill me for that one ;) Looking forward to it Drakezes!

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    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 12/19/2013 10:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ...Chan you do know its censored riiiggghhht?? ;)
    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 12/19/2013 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL, FJ! xD Hey, I wanna be on the radio!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/18/2013 12:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Niiiiiice. lol Can't wait for you to tune in, F.J.! =D
  1. Date: 12/17/2013 6:11:00 PM
    Looking forward to this one. I haven't heard from Monterey in quite a while, so....I am looking forward to getting to know a little bit more about her, and hear her read her poetry. :) hugs, Catie

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/18/2013 12:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm quite excited for this too! =D
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 8:32:00 PM
    Hey, Drake. I'm not going to be in church but I'm sure I'm going to be sleeping lol! : D I'll set the alarm, I promise.

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/17/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha. No problem sir. I'll hold you to that. :)
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 3:35:00 PM
    Hi Drake..with many Christmas events on my list..It would be hard for me to stay in this Sunday..But I ll hear the show the following day.I ll be missing you all folks..Really wished to call and give my greetings..but its difficult..Enjoy the ..callers..and listeners.

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/16/2013 8:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I do understand. I hope you'll be able to make it anyway. :) But, family always first.
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 11:12:00 AM
    again, enjoy the show with the gang!... you are lucky to have monterey on the show; this will be fun for all... sowwy, can't be part of it... will be there in spirit though.. :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/16/2013 11:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Promise! Oh, get in touch with me this week so you can join us, PLEASE!! =D
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 8:31:00 AM
    This would be a good one to hear. I really admire the poetry of Monterey. If PST means Pacific Standard Tiime, though, it puts me at the time I need to be in church. with many churches having their Christmas services at that time, I wonder if you will get as many listeners?

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 12/16/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Maybe one time I would hear you on drake s show sweet friend : ) hugs
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/16/2013 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Pacific time. As for who can listen, well, I can only hope for the best. :) Those who don't go on Sunday will probably go to Midnight Mass anyway. :) I'm looking forward to this.

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,

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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
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Dana de Jong Canada Flag Canada Read
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