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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 next guest co-host on "Stand As 1", 1/19/14: F.J. Thomas


Blog Posted:1/10/2014 10:32:00 AM
Welcome, fellow poets!

As we progress...

On Sunday, January 19th @ 8am PST, our poetic hearts visit the Southern USA w/my special guest co-host, F.J. THOMAS from Louisiana on Blog Talk Radio!

F.J. has been a very long time member of the Soup and has left a hell of an impact, still, to this day with her bold words & geeky sense of humor. Plus, most importantly, some damn good poetry. My body is READY!

You'll notice that my show is a week later than originally planned. I had to push it back a week because I'm recovering from a small cold and needed to make sure my voice is in good order. MY BAD, YA'LL!

So, please join us as you'll have a chance to ask F.J. & I some questions AND read your own work LIVE on the air! Be excited!!! SERIOUSLY!  

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: 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: 1/20/2014 5:49:00 PM
    Everyone who lifted their voice, I hold you in high regards!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/20/2014 6:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I absolutely second that!
  1. Date: 1/20/2014 5:05:00 AM
    I just heard and listened to F.J..Hi sweety you rock....love ya..Listened to you .Wowzer..to our darling Catie..May God bless your car.Ow Eileen. You mist my eyes with your poetry everytime..And hey Im listening to Scribe..Excellent!!Hope i didn t miss anyone..Still listening : )to who is next

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/20/2014 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much! She completely rocked it yesterday, despite the technical issues. :)
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/20/2014 5:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Listening to Flo s poem...a gem
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/20/2014 5:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ''You know where to find me'...Just heard your poem..Drake!!Powerfully written and transmitted.
  1. Date: 1/20/2014 4:44:00 AM
    Brain stimulating show, it was. Keep up the good work Drake!

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    WRITER Avatar NOVICE WRITER Date: 1/20/2014 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for encouraging words!
    WRITER Avatar NOVICE WRITER Date: 1/20/2014 5:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I appreciate you and what you're doing for the poetic community. To dream about it is one thing, in pursuit is another, to obtain it makes it purpose-filled, your life...
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/20/2014 9:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your call yesterday was a very, very pleasant surprise. Don't leave my heart hanging to dry like that again with your disappearance. Family, yeah, blah blah... ;-) You killed it yesterday sir. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 5:28:00 PM
    Drake Im sorry I couldnt tune in..It sucks that I missed it but can t always do what I wish to do .Im going to be listening to you ..flo and others tomorrow..Hopefully..: )

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/20/2014 5:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No problem with the technically crazy part...: ) It was great for Scribe to return to the show
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/19/2014 5:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You were missed. You missed a good, though technically crazy, show. :)
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 10:58:00 AM
    Hey there, Drake......I've been listening to your show, and just had to reaffirm your position.....I loved what you have just said about those who try to "teach" us.....to write poetry "their way, what they think is the proper way"........... What someone wants to teach, only stifles what should come naturally to each one of us. I don't write to satisfy the proper form, the proper meter, or the proper mindset (unless it is just for fun or a contest requirement)...my true poetry, is that which comes from my soul, is poetry that flows, almost without my control. Thank you for what you said about the "teaching blogs". !! Great show today!!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/19/2014 12:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Precisely!!!!!! I was hoping not to be off about my opinion & perspective on that. I'm VERY relieved to see you understood what I was trying to say. Write from your heart! Thank you so much, Carrie!
  1. Date: 1/16/2014 2:22:00 PM
    Feel better. Bev

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/19/2014 8:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) Thank you, Bev!
  1. Date: 1/13/2014 4:24:00 PM
    One day, I hope to actually join in... but ask my soup chums who have phoned me, lol, it is nigh impossible to speak on the phone with a wee one around. Still, how exciting. Hey, thanks for all the good vibes you bring to soup. I need to check those archives! Thumbs WAY up, Cyndi

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/19/2014 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Cyndi! LOL, yes I entirely understand about struggling to attain any sort of "quiet" time with kids lingering about. :) I try to do what I can here to keep a focus on what should matter in a Poetry community.
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/14/2014 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL I remember the circling of the "wee" ones! Maybe one day she'll be napping....maybe...possibly??? lol Hey there Cyndi.
  1. Date: 1/13/2014 9:30:00 AM
    Sorry you are not feeling well. You and Flo, that should be a good combination.

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/19/2014 8:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you sir! Yes, I think we will definitely be quite well together today. :)
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/13/2014 10:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Richard; I told him I hope he was ready for another "virgin" on his show! lol You almost had him falling out of his seat when you made that comment!
  1. Date: 1/11/2014 1:52:00 AM
    You and Flo...Ow gee I definitely wish to tune in..You both rock!!If it woludn't be possible for me to listen to it on Sunday..I will follow through thr archives. Get well soon!!!! Honey,lemon,warm.water,ovaltine but no lasagnia!!! : )

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/19/2014 8:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, I'm looking quite forward to this. I do hope you can listen in, Charmaine.
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/11/2014 6:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL of course you know he's going for the lasagna right?!! Hey Charma ;)
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 10:31:00 PM
    † Man She's Really Talented As Beautiful Bro, Super Ku's Yeah, No Doubt ˜ Love John

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    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/11/2014 6:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Johnny.
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 3:18:00 PM
    THAT SHOW IS GOING TO SIZZLE!!!! Go, Flo.....I'll try to call in.....I'd love to hear your voice....Drake, get better soon.

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/10/2014 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I believe it will. =D Thank you, Eileen. I'm beginning to come around. =)
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/10/2014 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wait...missed one.... !
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/10/2014 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Eileen PLEEEZ do! That would be awesome!!!!!!!
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 2:47:00 PM
    Good luck to you, Flo, and Drake, I hope you are feeling better in a jiffy! (you're a smooth talker, ..yes you are....so keep that voice ship shape....honey and lemon sometimes does the trick lol ! !!!)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/10/2014 4:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hee hee. You're funny, Carrie. =P Thank you. I have my Nyquil & Vicks Vaporub on alert! ;-)
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/10/2014 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Carrie. He better feel better, he definitely won't want to let me do all the talking on his show! Lol
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 2:33:00 PM
    hiya, drake.. i'm sure the show will be a hit.. as useless, i won;t be around to be part of it.. my skype can't connect to your site.. have fun with dear flo and the rest!.. huggs

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/10/2014 4:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Damn it, Nette, we need to work on that. I know there's a solution to it all. I know it. Even if it means doing a conference call on Skype with you as my perm co-host. Hmm...
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/10/2014 2:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh Nette please try again :( It would be wonderful to hear from you!
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 1:50:00 PM
    "GEEKY" hmmmm, gonna need to work on that....NOT!! Yes, I'm a geek, so my daughters keep telling me lol. Thanks so much Drake; it's always fun to listen in and now I get to bug you personally ;)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/10/2014 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha! No shame in the geekness! EVER! =D I can't wait for you to bug me...really. =P
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 1:22:00 PM
    I hope to listen in !

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/10/2014 3:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, I hope you can too! =D

My Past Blog Posts

 
"Stand As 1" returns Sunday, 5/11/14, w/special guest: Laura Breidenthal
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Stand As 1 RETURNS on Sunday, March 16th, 2014! Special Guest: That Archaic Poet!
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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!
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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! =)
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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
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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
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My Poems

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3/25/2014Cashmere WishesFree verselife,longing,people,
3/16/2014The Rejected ThesaurusFree versecorruption,life,people,sl
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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
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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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