Quick updates & Selling myself! - Drake Eszes's Blog

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. =)


Quick updates & Selling myself!

Blog Posted:9/16/2013 2:25:00 PM
Blog title got your attention? Good. Lets roll...

"Stand As 1" Poetry Radio Show (9/15/13 Episode): The support on there yesterday was WONDERFUL! A few international poets did call in...the great surprise was from Eileen Ghali. A truly awesome poet & reader on the mic. Incredible! I implore all of you poets to call into my next show and read a poem! It's a very invigorating experience, I promise! =D The next episode will be on Sunday morning (same time as before), September 29th. My special guest cohost will depend on the winner of my current "Know your Place" contest (which already filled its limit in a week), so stay tuned for that! This show is for you all to share you voice on a more personal level with us all and you can hear me act like a complete fool. Why miss that? You can catch the previous shows here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/standas1

My 1st Poetry Book available on Amazon: This book isn't really NEW news, since it's been out August 2011, but it's still good for those new folks that I've made some awesome connections with on here who have asked me if I've published any of my stuff. The book is called "As I Stand". It's a 200+ page paperback of about 50+ poems & Haikus for your enjoyment! I don't have a small, unsloppy enough link for it. But, just do a search on Amazon under "Drake Eszes" or "As I Stand". :) May it be some sort of inspiration for those who have been hesitant on publishing/self-publishing their own book. Don't wait. Do it! It's a huge achievement to be proud of for yourself.

Miscellaneous Stuff you may/may not care for: So, outside of PS & my regular job, I'm working on my own video games. I've been doing this since early 2012. I'm taking my skills with the pen and scripting out my own screenplay for 2 of the 4 games I'm working on. It's a long & arduous process, but it's quite invigorating & fun! Also, I have created some of the music for our games in the works, which I also directed based off what I've written. One of those projects is a nicely sized Video Game Compilation Soundtrack which I recently released on a website called Bandcamp. It contains some Piano, Acoustical, & Breakbeats/Dance music. While I did direct them all, I did not produce them all. I only made a few myself. So, if you're interested, have a listen here: http://nascentgames.bandcamp.com

If you took the time to read all of my banter on here, to get to know me a little more, you rock. Thank you all so much! =D


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Date: 9/18/2013 2:32:00 PM
hi bro(?).. was in the salt mines for days... i caught snippets of your show and tried to log in but couldn't... cheers to you and your guests--- heard nikko, eileen.. hope i can listen, or stay in the chat room on the 29th though i need pointers from you, lol...thumbs up for your book and gaming schemes!... :) huggles
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Drake Eszes
Date: 9/18/2013 7:41:00 PM
Hi, um, sis! =P Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!! Call in on my next show!! You need "Pointers" from me? lol You're hilarious!
Date: 9/17/2013 8:39:00 PM
Hi Drake I think I have fixed the problem with my sound we will see. Unfortunately wont be at home on the 29th September, might be abe to listen but not take part. Have a brilliant show. Seren
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Date: 9/18/2013 7:59:00 AM
Oh, really? GOOD! YAY! That's fine either way. :) Thank you for that, Seren!
Date: 9/17/2013 3:10:00 PM
Drake, you don't need to "sell" yourself...We are already SOLD on ya! :) Can't wait to get my book.... Thanks for the show...My first time calling in to a LIVE show! IT WILL NOT BE MY LAST! Next time...I will be better prepared AND hopefully...My computer won't be on the blink! You were AWESOME! :) Thanks for the kind comments on my poems.
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Date: 9/18/2013 7:47:00 AM
=D You're very kind, Eileen. I can't wait until you get it either! I was so proud of you when you called in! Looking forward to the 2nd visit.
Date: 9/17/2013 1:40:00 PM
I missed Eileen?!! Dang it, I would love to hear her read her poetry! I'll have to listen to the archive for sure. Congratulations again, my friend - It sounds like all of your hard work is paying off :)
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Date: 9/17/2013 2:59:00 PM
It seemingly is so! :) Yes, you missed Eileen. She was a damn hoot! It was wonderful. Now YOU have to make your move and call in one day! =D
Date: 9/17/2013 10:39:00 AM
Hi Drake I just heard bit of pieces of the show..I heard 'you'..you ve done so well and I heard Betsy's first poem..She s awesome ..Wish she could join ps.I heard Eileen..Aw what a lovely voice..Our dear Catie and sweet Nikko..Were jimbo and scribe ..nette or serena online as well?I didn.t hear it all..Have to get back to it..Pretty busy today..Selling yourself ¿ I love that title and im sure each penny is worth your verse B-)..Next time i do my best to tune in and who knows..maybe call again? :)
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Drake Eszes
Date: 9/17/2013 2:56:00 PM
Indeed, yes. :) I want more of the PS poets to call in.
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/17/2013 1:45:00 PM
I will do my best on the next one Drake..When I called on your show it felt so great..Awesome : ).To everyshow i try to listen..Cause its awesome getting to hear you and other souper friends : )
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/17/2013 1:41:00 PM
Tnks Ruben..Maybe you could read one of your poems too.
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Drake Eszes
Date: 9/17/2013 11:10:00 AM
I'd LOVE it if you could call in again on the next show. EVERY SHOW! =D Yes Jimbo & Scribe were definitely on the phone reading their awesome stuff.
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/17/2013 10:42:00 AM
where i meant..Ought to go nw..Im in a hurry
Date: 9/16/2013 6:46:00 PM
I am so sorry to have missed the live show, yesterday, Drake!!! I will go to the archive and listen to what I missed......(sorry we were away this weekend)!! I'm so glad that you are getting more and more soupers tuned in....how exciting! Also congratulations on your book.....I'll take a look on Amazon!! Not sure how you do everything you do........what a busy guy you are!! I'll hope to hear your next live broadcast...... okay...now I'm anxious to go listen to Eileen read........and who else??? Guess I'll find out soon!! Keep up the good work !!
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/18/2013 2:30:00 PM
I wish I could listen to your poem being read..aw how i wish to hear you dear..and Drake i was doing my chores and heard my other souper friendd today..They are great..Makes me smile and fill my day with happiness...
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Carrie Richards
Date: 9/17/2013 3:55:00 PM
Hi Charmaine.......I'll be listening for your beautiful words again next time !
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/17/2013 10:40:00 AM
Hi Carrie
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Drake Eszes
Date: 9/16/2013 9:30:00 PM
Hey Carrie! Don't sweat it! You had life to cater to! :) It's ok. I'm very glad too. It was a pretty solid turnout. I'd like it to continue. Thanks so much! Oh, Eileen called in...Nikko, too!
Date: 9/16/2013 6:03:00 PM
Enjoyed your blog. Congrats on all the things you are involved with!! One of these days I will have to tune in. Is there a chance you will be doing any time not during a church hour?
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/18/2013 2:32:00 PM
Maybe i get to hear you too sweet andrea with one of your anazing sonnets
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Drake Eszes
Date: 9/16/2013 9:29:00 PM
Thanks much, Andrea. Well, I was doing my shows on Tuesday evenings. But, I couldn't get any international PS poets to call in too. So, Sunday morning was a bit better for everybody...mostly. :) In any case, time will tell on that...

My Past Blog Posts

The return of "Stand as 1": Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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"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

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/1/2017 Here and Now Free verselife,people,wisdom,
9/28/2017 Precious and Few Free verselife,
7/5/2017 Aftermath Free verseabsence,life,lost love,
6/13/2017 Prettier than Me Free versefor her,leaving,life,wisd
1/29/2017 Friendship's Omission Free verseforgiveness,friendship,le
10/10/2016 America, the Beautiful embarrassment Free versefreedom,people,perspectiv
7/27/2016 The Cold Shoulder Free verseabsence,friendship,life,
5/27/2016 The Final Stand Free verseabuse,bullying,life,peopl
4/28/2016 I am, Error Free versefriend,friendship,life,lo
4/19/2016 How do I love thee Free versefriendship,life,love,peop
4/3/2016 Keep the 'Change' Free verselife,money,people,
3/26/2016 A Simplistic Metaphor Free verseimagery,introspection,jou
11/19/2015 Hold me from a Distance Free verseabsence,friendship,life,
9/11/2015 Stream Free versefriend,friendship,life,sk
7/8/2015 Apart Free versefriendship,life,lonelines
5/27/2015 Intenstinal Gratitude Free verseconflict,confusion,life,l
5/14/2015 Exit Free verseidentity,life,people,
3/13/2015 Descent Free verselife,
1/22/2015 As you say my Name Free verselife,woman,
11/10/2014 Departed Friendships Free versedeath of a friend,dedicat
9/5/2014 Into You Free versefeelings,life,
8/25/2014 Her Intoxicating Smile Free versefor her,life,smile,
7/29/2014 A Regulated Sonata Free verselife,lost love,
7/23/2014 Don't tell my heart how to write Free versehow i feel,life,people,sl
6/17/2014 Divided we Stand Free verseamerica,life,people,slam,
5/9/2014 To unwrap Tomorrow Free versegrowth,life,society,
4/5/2014 On the outside, looking in Free versefriendship,life,people,sa
3/25/2014 Cashmere Wishes Free verselife,longing,people,
3/16/2014 The Rejected Thesaurus Free versecorruption,life,people,sl
3/6/2014 Tremble Free verselife,slam,
2/28/2014 Endless Free verselife,love,
2/19/2014 One Night Stanza Free verselife,lust,people,
2/10/2014 The Tragic Savant Free verselife,slam,
1/28/2014 Please, don't call me your 'Friend' Free versefriendship,life,
1/21/2014 I, enter her Free versedesire,feelings,longing,l
1/10/2014 Blind Senryulife,lust,
1/6/2014 The Delayed Flight Home Free verselife,people,slam,
12/27/2013 As Days Go By Free versefriendship,life,
12/14/2013 As the dust settles Free verselife,people,
12/9/2013 The Subtle Knife Senryufear,feelings,people,sad,
12/6/2013 Another man's Clothes Prose Poetrygames,life,lust,
12/2/2013 A Diminished Respect Free verselife,slam,
11/22/2013 Drip, Drop Free versefantasy,longing,senses,se
11/13/2013 Riding on Ellison's Qua-Train Quatraindedication,friendship,
11/10/2013 Crying over spilled Women Free versefeelings,lost,lost love,
11/3/2013 The next isle over Prose Poetryfun,heart,life,
10/30/2013 I ask you this Free versefriendship,life,love,
10/25/2013 Gallop Senryuirony,life,people,
10/21/2013 A Crumbled Stanza Free versefeelings,life,longing,
10/14/2013 Writer's Block Free verselife,lost,words,writing,
10/10/2013 Flickered Candle - A collaboration with Eileen Ghali Free versefeelings,friendship,journ
10/7/2013 You asked Me Free verseidentity,life,
9/30/2013 Because Free versedream,innocence,life,
9/25/2013 The Same Free versefriendship,journey,judgem
9/20/2013 Independent Woman Free versefreedom,life,
9/16/2013 Irresponsibility Day Prose Poetryhumor,life,work,
9/12/2013 Loud Mouth Free verselife,people,slam,society,
9/8/2013 35 Minutes before Midnight Free verselife,longing,missing,
9/3/2013 At Least Free versedream,life,longing,lost l
8/29/2013 Venetian Blind Senryufriendship,life,
8/23/2013 Sentenced Free versejudgement,life,metaphor,
8/19/2013 A Nameless Baritone Free verselife,sad,society,
8/14/2013 Dedicated to the one I didn't write this for Free versegoodbye,heart,life,love,
8/9/2013 A Jasmine's Breath Senryufor her,longing,love,pass
8/6/2013 Her Climactic Silence Free versedesire,for her,lust,
8/2/2013 He holds my Ex's hand Haibunlife,love,
7/29/2013 Identity Crisis Cinquainlife,mirror,
7/26/2013 Trophy Wife Free verselife,relationship,
7/22/2013 If you never return Free versejourney,life,metaphor,sla
7/19/2013 Best Man Prose Poetryfeelings,goodbye,happines
7/15/2013 Aftermath Free verseemotions,people,slam,wisd
7/12/2013 No longer my Metaphor Free verselife,moving on,thank you,
7/11/2013 Detach Haikulife,memory,missing you,
7/9/2013 Stargazer Prose Poetryconfusion,feelings,life,n
7/5/2013 Finding my Way Free verselife,power,slam,
6/30/2013 Before I go home Free verseday,family,leaving,life,
6/25/2013 Initiative Free versefriendship,life,longing,l
6/21/2013 Her brittle hands Free versecharacter,corruption,lost
6/17/2013 Without You Free versegoodbye,life,love,
6/13/2013 In the bed they make Free verselife,psychological,slam,
6/6/2013 Turn a Blind Eye Senryulife,truth,
6/4/2013 The Death of Yin and Yang Free verseconflict,corruption,dark,
6/1/2013 The Elephant in the Room Free versefunny,humorous,life,metap
5/29/2013 Validation Free verseemotions,introspection,li
5/24/2013 Tell Me Free verselife,moving on,words,
5/21/2013 Bliss Free versedesire,life,longing,lust,
5/17/2013 The Ladybug's Whisper Free verseemotions,freedom,inspirat
5/14/2013 Rules and Regulations Free versecourage,freedom,judgement
5/7/2013 Sonata Free versefriendship,inspirational,
5/2/2013 Into the Unknown Free versefeelings,life,longing,
4/22/2013 The 'End' in Friend Free verseemotions,friendship,life,
4/12/2013 Resilience Free verselife,slam,uplifting,
4/5/2013 Mario and Luigi: The Untold Story Free verseadventure,fantasy,funny,p
4/4/2013 Moment of Silence Senryulife,
10/17/2012 13 Free versefriendship,hope,life,love
3/5/2012 The Last Poem Free verselife,people,me,
1/13/2012 Need-Did Free verseintrospection,life,love,s
12/11/2011 No longer a Burden Free verselife,people,
11/8/2011 Phony Free verseintrospection,life,social
10/9/2011 Thank you, Photoshop Free verseintrospection,life,social

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Fav Poems

Lies Of Perfection Free verseintrospection,love,passio
She Hates I do not know?faith
My legacy Rhymefaith,hope,life,people
You said JCO Odeconfusion,depression,forg
I wonder not I do not know?imagination
They say that memories never die I do not know?lost loveheart,heart,love
No Set Future Rhymeinspirational,introspecti
Speechless Wonder Lyriclost love
Unspoken Words Dramatic Versefriendshipdance,dance,lif
challenge Free versefaithme,me,
Animus in Prelude Free versenature
The Shores of Time I do not know?timewords,
8 minutes Free verseadventure,me,me,
My Lover Rhymelost love,love,day,day,
Time to Let You Go Rhymelost love,me,me,giggle,
Beautiful Woman I do not know?freedom,
Verses for Vivian Lyricdepression,
The Forgotten Gifts Narrativegiving,poetry,
I do Free versefriendship,mother,parents
Changing Sky Pantoumnature,sky,
Those Who are Free Versepoets,political,
Dear Gabriel Free versefriendship,
The Blue of the Sky is an Ever Dream Versedeath,dream,
Unglued Free verseconfusion,introspection,p
Curse the Hour Quatrainbetrayal,recovery from,dr
To A Former Friend Free versebest friend,betrayal,depr
Be Gone , Do Not Look Me In The Eyes Free verseabsence,
AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS Rhymecrazy,depression,suicide,

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