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by Marshal T. JusticeIf Louis L’Amour or Zayne Grey had written poetry this is what it would have looked like! These are real stories of strong men, and even stronger women, their lives, loves, and adventures back in the American West. Start with ““The Shootist”, a story about a sharpshooter, John Robert Smith, and the one woman in the territory who can do him better. Or, “Montana””. The amazing life story about a young cowboy who loses his parents in an indian raid, then becomes a deputy sheriff, and eventually... more
by Bryce CoutureEthereal is a personal escape and my idea of the perfect place, a garden of life and essence of freedom. My heaven is a mix of bad and good with heavy emotion and confusion. Because you must kiss the devil to gain immortality and seduce him to gain the peace and contentment that you wish to own. My dreamland has luscious flowers and beautiful rhymes, but also has some of the darkest corners in the celestial. The inside of one's mind is the most wretched and warming place you could visit, but it ... more
by Michael ThomasThe poems discuss the disconnection with nature, the supernatural, art, and religion that has occurred in the recent past. They suggest that, to some degree, most people are atheists because they do not know what to believe and they fill the empty spaces in their minds and souls with ideas that may do more harm than good. The poems are mostly in traditional verse and mostly tell or retell stories from Biblical, Ancient Greek and Roman, and Western literature sources.
by Michael ThomasThe poems in Atheists and Empty Spaces explore the quintessential aspect of humanity – the need of having something in which to believe. Modern humanity attempts to fill the empty spaces in the psyche with emotional and psychological sustenance that was once provided by communal connections, religion, and the worship of deities or even nature. These poems explore how, in many ways, people have all become atheists because they no longer know how to connect to natural and supernatural forces, and... more
by Vaughan Douglas ReidA Path Without Stones explores human emotion through the changing seasons of a forest. From the frost of winter to the waking spring. From the warmth of summer to the sleep of fall. Life is the wonder of life. The discovery of things outside of ourselves. Where rivers flow, lakes lay deep, and trees stand as sentinels. This is a place of comfort for all who seek shelter.
by Margaret R. SáracoIf There Is No Wind is a collection of poems that include a variety of themes, including family, love, and activism, that are both thought-provoking and humorous. The title is from one poem in the collection, “If Wind Were Erased from Earth,” which examines what it would be like if wind disappeared because of climate change. Some poems unearth grief and loss, while others exalt in the beautiful world we live in. Sometimes examining the randomness of human cruelty can frankly be too hard. The boo... more
by D. Patrick MillerWell-known journalist and essayist D. Patrick Miller offers a revised collection of 50 poems and “intimations” celebrating the challenges and mysteries of spiritual experience.
by Françoise HélèneInspired by the heart of an old soul, Françoise Hélène walks readers through an inward journey of truth that explores the profundities of human existence and spiritual awakening. Your Soul Awakens the Sunset delivers thought-provoking insight that allows readers to meditate on intimate life experiences, and empowers healing of the heart, spirit and mind. It’s an ode to healing wounds, faded scars, and childhood dreams. This collection is an adventure through the darkest and lightest parts o... more
by Shannon Crossman
Infinite Sea of Stars is steeped in sacred outpourings that inspire, awaken, and liberate. Meditative to her core, Shannon Crossman utilizes vivid narration to instill an unwavering sense of hope into those who decide to dive soul-first into this mystical journey in book form. Infinite Sea of Stars welcomes the reader to a symphony of transcendence, and all it asks of them is to partake in the celestial dance and “lose [themself] in a field of flowers”.
by John BowiePoems for those who feel life's complexities 'Let’s cry, and then smile together. As time’s tides offer up words to shore. These feet touching sands, as our minds dance with crumbling white horses, that crash fury-filled waves with the deep blue inks of our untempered selves.' Praise for Bowie’s poetry ‘Bowie’s poetry is brutal and lyrical, beautifully textured.’ — B F Jones, poet of Five Years ‘Bowie shows extraordinary talent as he changes tone and style.’ — Scott Cumming, po... more
by Jayita BhattacharjeeThis book sheds a light on how the soul breaks open by the intoxicating dance of hearts. In this process of breaking does it reveal the most astonishing light of the sacred space within. As the heart breaks, it breathes in again and such is the way, that it grows in the rolling of time. Such enigmatic is the process of unfolding, that every step evokes so many amazements. Life comes to us with the breathtaking gift of feeling alive throughout this breaking, unlearning and relearning everything i... more
by Margaret A HarrellThe Particle Piñata collection spans over forty years of Life tackled from the heart. The genesis emerged when, living in Morocco in 1980, Margaret Ann Harrell began recording her dreams. And they poured in, introducing her to “image trails.” She was in deep contact with the unconscious. In it resided this poet, a “second-class citizen” of herself. The poet to whom words came easily because after all she was in the unconscious, whereas the conscious prose author struggled, edited, cut, sweated, ... more
by Greg Wyss
Greg Wyss was an important voice in the small press scenr of the 1970's. Sit Down And Have A Beer Again is the definitivre collection of his work. This 3-part anthology includes the original 1977 chapbook Sit Down And Have A Beer, as well as the other poems and stories published in those small press magazines but never collected until now. The third chapter contains a small sample of his novel When Life Was Like A Cucumber published in 2019.
by Andrew P. Dillon
The Great Permission: A reliquary (thegreatpermission.com), is the first poetry collection built exclusively for the web. Licensed under Creative Commons, it features:
- 70 poems
- audio of the author reading each poem
- family recipes
—some of the many relics of a life.
by E. D. EvansA collection of Original Punk Poetry from an Original Punkster
by Pasquale TrozzoloUn/Reconciled is a story of a love gone off told through a collection of 29 poems. It reminds couples that relationships take work even when in a powerful love. It is essential to capture the magnetic tension experienced in the first weeks and months of the relationship and find ways to keep discovering it even as the mundane of ordinary life interferes.