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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. =)


2 new poems & my 1st poetry book is now up for sale! YAY!

Blog Posted:8/24/2011 9:52:00 AM
Good day to all the PS crew!

It's good to be back here after seeing such craziness lately with the instabilities of this website. Very good, really.

I hope all of you reading this have been keeping your head up high through it all.

Now that I'm back, I wanted to give a few quick updates on things with me. I have posted two new small poems (it's been about 2 months since I last posted) which both have been submitted to its respective Member contests. So, please take the time to check them out and let me know what you think.

Secondly, I've completed & made my 1st Poetry book official! It is now for sale through Createspace & Amazon! This book has been several months in the making and I'm quite proud to say it's finally done! My book is called, "As I Stand". It's a 7x10 paperback (nice good size), 218 pages, & has about 90 poems varying from Free Verse to Prose to Senryus from 2007-2011.

I even do a quick mention of PoetrySoup at the start of my book. PS & the community within it has earned that mention for sure. I am very grateful for you all.

If you are interested in ordering the book and supporting the cause, shoot me a SoupMail or email me at

Or, you can find "As I Stand" on Createspace or Amazon. Just do a search for my name, "Drake J. Eszes". That should work!

You stay classy, PoetrySoup. ;)
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  1. Date: 9/2/2011 8:05:00 PM
    Drake--My daughter with poor vision thinks you are sooooo cool after half reading your blog--she said, Wow, mom! He's only 15 yrs old, has a radio show, and his own blog!?! Ha Ha. (Guess u had to be there!) Gwendolen Rix

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  1. Date: 8/26/2011 10:26:00 AM
    Hi Gwen!!! :) That's awfully sweet of you! Thank you! Nice hat, by the way. ;) Writer's block? I couldn't tell. Talk with you later!

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  1. Date: 8/26/2011 8:31:00 AM
    I listened to Stand As One a while back and you and Catie were chillin on Net Radio. It was exhilarating to hear poetry via this venue. Hat is off to ya, Mr. Creativity. Congrats on this honored book as well. Thanks for checkin out my latest too. I have serious writer's block..lookin for a cure! G.

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  1. Date: 8/26/2011 8:01:00 AM
    Hi Carolyn! Thank you for that! Yeah those 90 poems are maybe 1/8 of all I have. So, there might be a 2nd book if things go well with this 1st one. Diane, hi there. That's sweet of you to say. Thank you. Linda-Marie, hola & thank you so much! :) Nette, hey you! I certainly hope so. Or at least, it sells like devils food cake. ;) Just sayin'...

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  1. Date: 8/25/2011 12:09:00 PM
    super congrats, drake!!... this will sell like hotcakes... more power to you! :).. huggs!

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  1. Date: 8/24/2011 4:02:00 PM
    congrats and more congrats Drake on an excellent achievement ..much success my friend and read your poetry earlier today luv..keep us all posted please... from Florida..

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  1. Date: 8/24/2011 3:27:00 PM
    Congrats on your book Drake! And on your radio show. I bet a lot of Soupers will want to read it. If I didn't work two jobs I'd order a copy. Best to you, Diane

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  1. Date: 8/24/2011 3:12:00 PM
    Congratulations on having "As I Stand" in print now, Drake! Wow, 90 poems! Awesome achievement. Bravo! Hope you have a best seller. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 8/24/2011 3:10:00 PM
    Yeah it feels pretty damn good to be honest, Chris. :) Thank you sir!!!

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  1. Date: 8/24/2011 2:06:00 PM
    Right on Drake! You must be proud to have published a poetry book. Keep up the good work :D

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  1. Date: 8/24/2011 12:56:00 PM
    Thank you so much Nikko! I will do what I can. :)

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  1. Date: 8/24/2011 11:48:00 AM
    Super yay for your new book, Drake :) That is wonderful news!I wish you the best with it :) Keep on writing!!

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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,

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