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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

The winners for my 3rd Contest, "I. Roam." are now posted.


Blog Posted:5/25/2011 4:55:00 AM
Hi all!

An incredible amount of quality submissions for this 3rd contest. This was quite difficult to decide upon. But, I did. And it's now up for all to see. Congrats to all who placed & received honorable mentions!  Also, thank you to all who submitted their entries for this 3rd contest.

Since my show, "Stand As 1", will be on summer break after next Tuesday night, I will be doing my 4th contest sometime in late July in which I'll be reading the winner on my 2 yr. anniversary show...assuming life still continues to go my way. :)

Thank you to everybody that came by to the show with John Heck & I, I am very grateful!

Have a beautiful day today and make great memories.

-Drake                        
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  1. Date: 5/30/2011 4:22:00 PM
    Amanda, one of the best compliments I've read in awhile. Thank you so much. I'll get in touch with you. Nikko, no worries!!! :) You're very welcome! Talk with you more later on!

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  1. Date: 5/26/2011 9:30:00 AM
    Super duper congrats to all your winners, Drake-- very interesting concept and I will have to check on your winners! Thank you as well for my placement-- I am sorry I missed your show!! hopefully next time ;)

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  1. Date: 5/26/2011 6:15:00 AM
    thanks a million.i have to admitt. i'm shocked ,stunned ah.. completely stumped. i've very recently fallen in love with poetry, barely a month or so.what you said,made me happier than any person i love deeply has ever made me feel.{ no offense to them. i love them most dearly} thank you so much drake. i have alot to learn and would love to have you as a mentor.thank you once again. god bless. love amanda

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  1. Date: 5/26/2011 4:58:00 AM
    Tahera, good morning (probably evening over there). You're very welcome. :)

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  1. Date: 5/26/2011 4:57:00 AM
    Carolyn, I fully understand. Thank you so much! Catie, HI HI HI! Rick, LOL, yes...there. :) Nette, you're very welcome. All the winners earned it. :) *HUGE HUG*

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  1. Date: 5/26/2011 4:55:00 AM
    Thanks Drake for my placement in your contest. It was a great honour to be on your winning list.

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  1. Date: 5/26/2011 1:51:00 AM
    i sure did roam here, drake! appreciated your citation with hugggs! best cgeers to all! :) huggs!

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  1. Date: 5/25/2011 6:30:00 PM
    You mean RIGHT in front of me.....wow....Thank you!

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  1. Date: 5/25/2011 12:24:00 PM
    Hi Drake! :) Just wanted to say Congratulations to all those who won in your contest. :) Catie

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  1. Date: 5/25/2011 11:40:00 AM
    Congratulations to all your winners, Drake, and thank you for my HM. Glad you and John had a great show. Was out last night or I would have been listening. Have a great time on your summer break! Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 5/25/2011 11:19:00 AM
    To all, thank you so much for the commentary. I'm very pleased to hear you all enjoyed the contest. John, it was a damn pleasure to have you as my guest last night. Incredibly fun time! I will be in touch with you asap sir. :) Carrie & Dr. Ram, thank you both so much! That means a lot. :) Rick, yes the link to my radio show is to the right of this blog under my pic. Soupmail me if I could help out in any other way. :)

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  1. Date: 5/25/2011 9:45:00 AM
    CONGRATS TO ALL THAT ROAM............Great Contest!!!

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  1. Date: 5/25/2011 9:44:00 AM
    Thankk you, Drake,-). Can I find your show on the Net..? I would love to listen. HURRAY!!~ God bless you!!~^Rick

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  1. Date: 5/25/2011 7:42:00 AM
    yes, I immensely enjoyed your Stand as 1. Kudos to you, Drake

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  1. Date: 5/25/2011 7:41:00 AM
    Thanks, Drake, for my placement in your contest and appreciating my The Roamings,

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  1. Date: 5/25/2011 7:15:00 AM
    Such fun to listen last night!!! Will look forward to another Tuesday night and perhaps hearing more of our Soupers read their wonderful poetry! Congratulations to John, and Congratulations to the winners of your "I Roam" contest. Hope to hear those poems read on your radio show soon!

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  1. Date: 5/25/2011 6:38:00 AM
    Hi Drake - I want to thank you for having me as your guest last night on "Stand As 1". I had a great time and very much enjoyed co-hosting with you. Also, CONGRATULATIONS to all your recent contest winners! The poems you chose were quite awesome. Special congratulations to 1st place winner, Latisha Jacobson with Freed Spirit, a truly feeling and emotional write. Once again, thanks Drake for having me on your show. Hopefully, we can get together this summer and catch a movie or lunch. Best wishes, John

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  1. Date: 5/25/2011 5:40:00 AM
    thankxx Drake for an excellent and challenging contest ... the winning poetry is fabulous and thankxx so very much for choosing my entry for your 2nd place in this exciting contest "Roaming Through the Channels of Experience".. all too true .. all learning curves in life.. good luck to Latisha on the radio program for her quality entry luv..

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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 Sunday, 4/27/14, w/special guest: Gail Angel Doyle
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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
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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
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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

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
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
1/10/2014BlindSenryulife,lust,
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,
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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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