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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. =)


Winners for my "I just can't live without you" contest is posted!

Blog Posted:4/6/2011 5:22:00 AM
Just a quick msg to all who participated: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!

Deciding who will be placed in this contest was a bit more difficult this time around, solely because of the quality of poems I received.

Be sure you all show the respect to those who placed in their respective spots of this contest.

I was truly blown away.

I will be posting details for the next contest later this week.

Oh and thank you to all who came by my show last night and participated! That meant a lot to me. It really did...

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  1. Date: 4/7/2011 2:41:00 AM
    To all, I can't thank you all enough for the massive feedback on the contest and show. It really means so much. Gwendolyn, lol,thats cute. Sure. :) Debbie, somebody was angry??? I dont recall such a thing. We all had quite a blast from my recollection. Either way, it was great you came by again. :)

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 8:17:00 PM
    Drake-great winner's circle for your contest. You are still gonna hang "I Adore You, Lil Bean" beside your coffee pot, tho', right? LOL. I caught the last 15 minutes of the show last night and that lady who read her poem was amazing-full of energy! will be returning again soon! Keep up the great work. Gwendolen

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 8:00:00 PM
    Debbie-- hopefully you call in next time, would love to hear you ;) (ok I hope I can listen in again)& too bad you weren't there anymore, I read a poem that won in one of your contests ;) -- and Drake, thank you for the encouragement :)-- that was something for me, reading live for the first time, Catie actually inspired me to call in when I heard her the last time :) thanks to Catie as well :)

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 5:08:00 PM
    Hey Drake maybe next week it might be ok to have 1 or 2 verses which less angry? Is that OK?

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 11:59:00 AM
    Thank you for taking the time to sponsor the contest Drake. I did not enter it but I congratulate all your winners. A big congratulations to your 1st place winner Mr. John Heck. Love, Carol

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 11:08:00 AM
    Thanks for the HM Drake. Thanks for your pleasant poetry platform to share our views and voice. Great you!

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 10:41:00 AM
    Drake - Thank you so much for the recognition. I greatly appreciate it. I would be more than happy to co-host a show w/you. Actually, I would be very honored. Your blog/talk show is a wonderful showcase for new artists to have the chance to voice their convictions, beliefs and emotions via poetic art. I commend you - your genuine spirit and generosity regarding this forum is highly admirable and extremely respected. In other words, you're a cool & thoughtful person. Wishing you all the best and a BIG congratulations to all the talented winners. Peace always, John Heck

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 10:27:00 AM
    thank you for spending time to put up this contest, darke...nice to know you liked my piece.. cheers to all winners and contestants! hope to tune in to your rasdi talk next time.. must have been a blast!:) huggs

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 10:14:00 AM
    I enjoyed the show last night too, your reading of the winning entry was superbly done, Congrats to all the winners in the contest and thanks Drake for my HM

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 9:38:00 AM
    Linda, Carolyn, Carrie: You're all so very welcome! All of your entries really impressed the hell out of me. :) NIKKO! It was so awesome that you came by last night and CALLED IN to read too!! That was excellent! Thank you so much! Catie, thank you darling!! Kory, hey why not? Give it a shot. It's very worth it. If you do make it next week, that'd be excellent! :)

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 8:50:00 AM
    Hey Drake, such a great contest...and a wonderful radio show. Wish I was a PM. I would love to sponsor a contest for the teen-age audience. Congratulations to all the excellent winners. Especially First Place winner Mr. John Heck. The best poet on this site. I'll tune into your show next Tuesday. You're so great, Drake. Best wishes, KC

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 8:40:00 AM
    It was an excellent show last night, I really enjoyed it. Congratulations to all your winners. :) Catie

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 8:24:00 AM
    Way to go to all your winners, Drake! Congrats to all of them and it was a real treat to tune in to your show earlier, really enjoyed it and way to go for you for providing us with another platform for our poetry! that was so cool to see Soupers over there :) that was fun! :) More power to you! Thanks again!

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 8:14:00 AM
    Thank you Drake...You are providing a new way to listen in to wonderful gifts of poetry...I thank you for that, and for also giving me an HM in your last contest!!! Thanks so much!!

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 8:12:00 AM
    Big congrats to John, Ryan and all the honorable mentions. Thanks for my HM, Drake. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 7:53:00 AM
    Congrats Drake on a marvelous contest and theme.. congrats to all the wonderful winners chosen on the winners list luv.. a special thankxx to u for my 3rd place for my entry "Emancipation"... my true belief for a successful life... luv..

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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,

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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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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
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