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Poetry

  • Rain and Embers

    by Ali Nuri
    A raw and unfiltered debut, Rain and Embers explores far-reaching themes of migration, trauma, abuse, racism, religion, philosophy, intimacy, love, loss, forgiveness, and redemption. Ali Nuri was born to a Shi’a family in the southern marshlands of Iraq at the height of the Iran-Iraq War. As a persecuted religious sect, they were attacked by the tyrannical government under Saddam Hussein and fled across the desert to escape. He spent his childhood reeling from the trauma of being uprooted and f... more
  • Rain and Embers

    by Ali Nuri
    A raw and unfiltered debut, Rain and Embers explores far-reaching themes of migration, trauma, abuse, racism, religion, philosophy, intimacy, love, loss, forgiveness, and redemption. Ali Nuri was born to a Shi’a family in the southern marshlands of Iraq at the height of the Iran-Iraq War. As a persecuted religious sect, they were attacked by the tyrannical government under Saddam Hussein and fled across the desert to escape. He spent his childhood reeling from the trauma of being uprooted and f... more
  • Dalisay

    by Casey Tainter
    Dalisay reveals passion, heartbreak, regret, and strength fused within every line. This compilation of relatable poetry is just the beginning. Introducing four heartfelt chapters: Her, Love, Heartbreak, and Dénouement. Follow her journey as she takes you through the shadow of her heart, showing you how beauty is born from brokenness. Each breathtaking poem unfolds within your mind like a familiar image.
  • Garden of Ravens

    by Krystal Jane Ruin
    A collection of dark poetry that journeys through folklore, twisted tales, mental breakdowns, and depression. We hide in shadows We wither under layers Sunlight is for beautiful people Darkness is for us
  • 9 Lively Cat Tales and Other Poems

    by Jeffry Glover
    In this amusing collection of animal stories told in rhyming verse you’ll find felines of all kinds, from pet cats to wild cats both real and fanciful, along with a few beloved dogs. You’ll meet a cat who needs encouragement to take a bath, a clever math-whiz cat, a sleepy cat dreaming of catching goldfish, a leopard on a shopping trip, cats with catitude, tigers, jaguars, lions, a leopard, a lynx, and an ocelot more. These poems will become pet favorites to read aloud and treasure.
  • I'm Rising: Determined. Confident. Powerful.

    by Michelle G. Stradford

    Inspirational poetry about self-love intended to ignite a spark and remind us that facing and conquering our fears and pain builds inner strength and resilience. We must own our power.

    I'm Rising offers poems for women and men urging us to stretch and grow to our fullest potential. The empowering prose offers encouraging words with a call to action to harness our self-confidence to achieve the goals we were destined to shatter.

    Whether in search of a connection, shared experie... more

  • When Love Rises

    by Michelle G. Stradford

    Poetry about life that celebrates love, offers comfort in heartbreak and inspiration to heal, move forward and try love again. 

    In this emotional thriller of contemporary prose and poetic reflections, you will discover the many sides to love, from unrestrained joy of the first flutter of a new romance, to the pain of heartbreak, and the journey to healing and finding the inspiration to try at love again.

    It is organized in the following three sections; The Love, In the Dark a... more

  • Codex

    by Joshua McDermott
    "Joshua Lew McDermott's first book offers poems astonishing for their range, both in their geographies and in their emotional register. The poetry is fiercely honest and self-revelatory, and expresses an expanse of feelings, from sexual ecstasy to scourging grief, from rage to sparkling joy, in language so clear and precise that every moment is rendered unforgettable, and immutable. Defying current poetic trends toward obscurity and emotional sterility, these poems mean what they say, and are bu... more
  • The Voice of My Mind

    by T. A. Fish
    Poems for the soul: An avant-garde poetry collection. Each poem is beautifully crafted with great virtuosity, that haunts with extreme depth and wonder. The collection deals with themes of grief, love, spiritual enlightenment, and philosophy. From beginning to end, the poems read in a mesmerizing and captivating style that expertly flow from one theme to the next.
  • Paddle to Paddle

    by Lois Chapin
    Paddle to Paddle is a book of poetry addressing the darker side of the human condition. Lois Chapin takes the reader on a journey through being born into an abusive home with a violent and mentally ill mother, to the guilt of leaving a sibling at home when she escapes at 14, to trying to build a better nuclear family herself, only to have it end in sex addiction and deceit. The promises she makes to herself to be a better mother to her own children evaporate when her daughter becomes addicted to... more
  • @mrsblueeyes123

    by Stacy Skolnik
    The book-as-website documents the poems I generated on the instagram account @mrsblueeyes123 over the course of 6 months and which was subsequently banned this past winter. The work deals with issues of censorship, sexuality, and selfhood...among other themes.
  • Dream in Color

    by Allison M Whittaker
    Newly released “Dream in Color” by poet Allison Whittaker and watercolor artist Pritha Srinivasan is an unusual collaboration that offers a beautiful and thought-provoking journey through five chapters of human experience. The poet and artist spent several years where sometimes Srinivasan painted to Whittaker’s poems and other times, Whittaker wrote to Srinivasan’s paintings. Together, the dynamic watermedia and lyrical verse capture the subtle duality of an experience, frozen in time, evokin... more
  • Bob Tails: & Other Stories of Nothingness

    by Sefton Booth
    Tiny mischievous souls full of character and creativity won’t put up with their lot in life and little Bobby decides to do something about it. Mr. Bob sets about burrowing his way through the entire house of flats meeting many other species on the way in the search of happiness away from loneliness. Join him for a discovery of lifelong learning. And other Stories... Included in this collect is So on and So Forth, Bleak, Catwalk, Nothing, Marmalade, Melosh and Tee He, detailing how nothing means ... more
  • Dead Čert: & Other Stories Of Devils

    by Sefton Booth
    Darkness is the yarn spun tight and deep within Beelzebub. The tales bound in this book are an exploration of juvenile doldrums and of the devil. Innocence at some point must be shed and the deaths of little Čerts are unfortunate, but inevitable. Come enjoy the adventure of a juxtaposition with youth and the experience of demons, which enters every corner of this book including : Dead Čert, Night Terrors, Footsteps in the Snow, (A#)Muse(db), Old Woman, “I Hate Ponces”, Cold Meat, Wanweird and Th... more
  • Mustard Seeds

    by Daryl Horton
    Mustards Seeds is a collection of poems that explores how the various obstacles we encounter impacts our faith.
  • The Gates of Never

    by Deborah L. Davitt

    The Gates of Never presents speculative poetry by one of the field's rising voices. Surprisingly accessible, and erudite without pretension, Deborah L. Davitt's debut collection fuses history, mythology, and magic seamlessly with futurism, science, and science fiction.

    Praise for The Gates of Never:
    “With the Gates of Never Deborah Davitt offers us a sumptuous exploration of the cosmic and the mythic, the historic and the familiar. Her lines hum with memory and imagin... more

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