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  • Unrequited: A Poetic Tale of a Tragically Doomed Romantic Courtship

    by Kristin B. Weaver
    Unrequited: A Poetic Tale of a Tragically Doomed Romantic Courtship, through the main ballad tells a story via poetic narration, of how misfortune and misunderstanding, can lead to a mutually unrequited love situation. The additional 46 poem's add to things the main ballad mentioned, or add details left entirely out of the main ballad; as well as explore the emotional processing journey.
  • Haiku for the Road

    by Stephen Holton
    Stephen Holton is an Episcopal priest who lives and works in the Hudson Valley region of New York. One day during morning prayer, he found himself arranging words “like puzzle pieces” in the traditional syllabic structure of Japanese haiku. Creating these simple three-line poems turned into a daily ritual—Holton’s way of capturing and exploring momentary emotions, observations of nature and the world, and insights into faith and life. Friends and followers relish Holton’s haiku as they appea... more
  • PushBack

    by Richard Rose

    With rare integrity of shape and vision, Richard L. Rose offers a journey through the grief and mental static of the current time to a sense of an historical opportunity for "widening the circle of compassion," as Einstein once said. With strong verse whose line breaks, electric diction, and magnetic imagery push the reader from line to line and poem to poem, PushBack takes you from humorous situations like "A Tramp Packs Up Along Pennsylvania Avenue," to speculative ficti... more

  • The Restructuring: Who Are You?

    by J.L. Stafford
    Who are you? Digging deep within ourselves can be daunting and divine. Some of us need to find ourselves again, and it doesn't happen by accident. Authentic existence requires vulnerability and accountability. It takes courage to reconnect with our innermost knowing. Not only does this collection of melodic prose provide you with emotional guidance, it also offers you the tools to encourage yourself to ask the difficult questions, hold yourself accountable, and embark upon your journey back to y... more
  • Dead Cats Don't Meow

    by Tolu' A. Akinyemi
    Dead Cats Don’t Meow urges its readers not to waste their ninth life…the author of the collection of poetic wisdom for the discerning adds his third compendium of poems to the bookshelves alongside Dead Lions Don’t Roar and Dead Dogs Don’t Bark. Tolu A. Akinyemi, renowned poet, author and performer, brings to us Dead Cats Don’t Meow, a metrical masterpiece which invokes love and respect for life with every word. Each poem examines a part of life, a sensation, a reaction, or an emotion. Beaut... more
  • Dead Dogs Don't Bark

    by Tolu' A. Akinyemi
    Dead Dogs Don’t Bark is the second poetry collection from the acclaimed author Tolu’ A. Akinyemi. With a similar tone and style to Dead Lions Don’t Roar (Tolu’s first poetry collection) this follow-up masterpiece is nothing short of pure motivation. The poems cover a range of topics that many in life are aware of, that the Author himself has experienced and that we all, whatever our age, need support in. Beautifully written, the poems speak volumes to all age groups as they feature finding y... more
  • Dead Lions Don't Roar

    by Tolu' A. Akinyemi
    Dead Lion’s Don’t Roar is a collection of inspiring and motivating modern-day verses. Addressing many issues close to home and also many taboo subjects, the poetry is reflective of today’s struggles, and lights the way to a positive future. The uplifting book will appeal to all age groups and anyone going through change, building or enjoying a career, and facing day to day struggles. Many of the short verses will resonate with readers, leaving a sense of peace and wellbeing.
  • Never Play Games With The Devil

    by Tolu' A. Akinyemi
    Hear the poet as, in a succinct moment of self-adulation, he writes: “My brain thinks faster than my words can convey. My mind works magic. Can I live this life forever?” Divided into three sections, Never Play Games with the Devil showcases a poet at the height of his powers, exploring several themes in different voices. In the first section, the poet is the charismatic preacher encouraging people to Hustle, Find their Feet and Grow. He writes about the lot of Broken Men crashing unde... more
  • Never Marry A Writer

    by Tolu' A. Akinyemi
    OH, THE WEBS WE WEAVE... For his seventh poetry collection, Tolu' has turned his attention to that old adage - no one in a writer's life may have secrets. A vibrant, human exploration of the way in which words and deeds connect all of us, and the tiniest movements which span out across continents. Tolu' writes powerfully on family, love, loss, and with a scorching curiosity for the world around us. His readers will be familiar with his inimitable style, and this latest collection does no... more
  • A Booktiful Love

    by Tolu' A. Akinyemi
    A Booktiful Love is a collection of poems that deal with the entirety of human experience in its various forms. Didactically rich, the poems explore ideas ranging from love, relationships, and patriotism to marriage, morality, and many other concepts pertinent to daily living. Given its variety of themes, what unifies the poems in this collection is the simplicity and ambiguousness of language which the poet employs. The poems draw their strength from their clarity and meaning. These are p... more
  • Black ≠ Inferior

    by Tolu' A. Akinyemi

    Black ≠ Inferior is a collection of poems divided into 2 parts. The first part is a collection of thematically linked poems exploring Blackness and the myriads of issues it attracts. The second part oscillates themes— talking about consent, a query of death, a celebration of love among others. In his usual stylistic, this collection deals with weighty matters like race and colourism with simple and clear language.

    In Black ≠ Inferior, we see Tolu’ Akinyemi reacting in ... more

  • The Ballad of Lorianna, Ever Brush Away The Sleep, To Winter and other poems

    by Christopher Laverty
    A debut collection of 52 poems over 68 pages, dealing with a wide variety of themes from nature to relationships and topical themes, written in a wide variety of forms.
  • Talking with You in the Dark

    by Robert Letters
    In another haunting collection of lyrics that first appeared on social media, Robert Letters narrates four sequences of conversation. But these conversations are curiously one-sided, and the reader must decide who is speaking, and who, if anyone, is listening. Each short poem is an independent work, but also an integrated component in a set of mysterious patterns.
  • Homer: The Odyssey

    by Lee Thompson
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  • The Messiah's Customary Diner Booth

    by Marion Apollo Deal
    Sit. The Messiah’s Customary Diner Booth welcomes you. Yes, you: no matter what truth you’re spinning, so long as you’re spinning it earnestly. You’ve got a place with these poems. They’re an intellectual fossil record of shit and summoners and something that Rimbaud would probably like; they’re a gathering ground for Soviet spies and child prophets, disaffected professors and radiant spinsters. Share a soggy grilled cheese with drifters who could just as easily show up enshrined on a tablet of ... more

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