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  • Wherever I'm At

    by Donald G. Evans and Robin Metz, Editors
    Wherever I'm At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry tells a story of Chicago through its finest living poets and artists. It includes more than 160 contributors, including the majority of our essential poets who've lived and worked and written about our city for the past several generations. All the poets and artists, except Robin Metz, who started the project back in 2009, are living. All of the poems and artwork feature Chicago in a distinct and discernible way. The anthology traverses Chicago in ... more
  • In a Past Life

    by B. Eugene B.
    “In a Past Life”, the title poem, traces several of the incarnations that the poet believes his soul has taken. The memories of these past lives, shaken loose from specific moments of time in his current life, inspired the tribute that this book is to his father, Dr. B., who passed away on April 28, 2003.
  • urban disorders

    by Natasha N. Deonarain
    BOOK DESCRIPTION Natasha Deonarain paints a vivid post-pandemic landscape that takes the reader on a journey of love, loss and fragility. While peeling back disturbing layers of our dystopian lives, she nevertheless weaves a resilient spirit of courage throughout the book that fortifies hope for our future. The reader begins, submerged in the forced happiness of city life. This is a time and place where we “binge netflix— / fist-stuff slapstick down your throat”; a haunting acquiescence tha... more
  • Exits and Entrances

    by Paul Hollingworth
    Exits and Entrances is a selection of poems, spanning four decades, by Paul Hollingworth. Hollingworth incorporates different styles from lyricism, elegy, and rap influences to enhance a resonant statement on varied subjects such as birth and loss, psychosis, redemption, technology, the financial sector, social disorder, and a favourite film or song. Location is important to his work. Hollingworth takes the reader on a journey to the high Andes of Peru and Chile, to Glasgow, to Canvey Estuary, a... more
  • Poems from Paintings

    by Jill Saudek
    These poems were inspired by works of art, chosen across place and time for their intrinsic power and the challenge they present to provoke thoughts and feelings in the viewer. Ideally, readers should find a reproduction of the painting – easily available on the internet – to contemplate, before reading the poem. The hope is that readers might become aware of previously unnoticed aspects of the work and be interested in seeing how their own responses match or indeed conflict with those of the a... more
  • Love Is a Mental Illness

    by Franco Cardiello
    A mental health counselor looks at love through a psychological lens and dissects his own unhealthy relationships. True experiences come together in this linear story like a novella of poetry. His unique style educates and his emotional introspection resonates. Hearts can make us do crazy things and toxic relationships can make us feel insane. Love can be painful, but some of us keep trying again and again – we must be crazy.
  • Litter Box

    This collection of poetry is a combination of the ups and downs of my anxiety and depression while battling heartache. It reflects my limited belief in myself and my codependence on another human who damaged me. My heartache was very painful and unforeseen. I fell in love hard and hurt hard. Through the pain I found life changing healing.
  • rearranged

    by kirsten hopfensperger

    The book, rearranged, embodies vulnerable stories of deep, jagged trauma, and the isolating path of finding self-acceptance. The author strips her soul onto the pages in this raw and heartfelt collection of experiences throughout her life. As the readers follow along on this journey, they become one with the aching that comes from loss and loss of self, while encompassing the resounding hope that shines healing light into the darkness.
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  • Little Wolf, Little Warrior

    by Kelley Christine Phelan
    With a gifted imagination and artistic soul, Kelley Christine Phelan was led down a path of intimate creative writing. A number of events led to a sudden shift in consciousness while she was at one of her lowest points, with a broken heart: self-realization, a Kundalini awakening. For a split second, she was brought into union with the creator and felt nothing but pure nirvana. During her dark night of the soul and transformative healing process, the only way out was in. Writing down her life ex... more
  • love and other company

    by Celia Sinclair
    This collection of poetry consists of six unique chapters. It is a personal journey through the phases of lust, love, loss, and all the heartache, exhilaration, and self-discovery in between. Words to remind you, although you may feel broken, you will heal. Although you may feel inadequate, you are enough. And you will gain the capacity to love again. When you do, devour every piece of it – unforgivably. May you be willing to open your heart to love and other company.
  • Head of a Gorgon

    by Raegen M. Pietrucha
    Head of a Gorgon is a narrative in poems that reimagines the myth of Medusa, transporting this ancient tale of sexual violence into contemporary times and examining it through a survivor-centric, feminist lens. Via persona poems that enable readers to hear this story primarily and directly from a protagonist often sidelined or silenced in other tellings, this devastating collection brings the visceral physical and psychological experiences and effects of sexual trauma out of the shadows and into... more
  • O My Beloved

    by Lawrence Edwards
    In O My Beloved, Whisperings from the Divine Heard by Kalidas, poet, teacher, and clinician, Lawrence Edwards, PhD, continues to share the mystic's view of the Divine as he did in Kali's Bazaar Penned by Kalidas. In this collection, the Great Goddess, whispers to Kalidas, servant of Kali, words that give voice to the depths of the sacred, especially feminine forms of the Divine, known globally as the Divine Mother, Lover, and source of all. In this way we hear the voice of Kali, Tara and more. D... more
  • A Source of Inspiration

    by L J McDaniel
    This book is a collection of writings in response to my own past experiences. It contains more than twenty mesmerizing poems, half of which compose a mystical short story called The Tale of Leo and Luana. Each poem is unique in its very own way, yet most, if not all, tend to follow a simple common theme of love, inspiration, and encouragement. The Tale of Leo and Luana, for example, is a fictional short story that embodies a one-of-a-kind journey of love and everything that comes with it, such a... more
  • Awakened by My Angels

    by Maxine Allen Rifenburgh
    This book is based upon poetry written as the words flowed through my head that I immediately knew I had to write down. Some of the poems are heartbreakingly written from my perspective of being hit and called names that broke my heart and soul during my marriage. Other poems are written from hearing my angels as I wrote down the poems and still others from my dreams at night with the message I gained from the dreams. I reconnected with God and my angels over this period. We are not left when fa... more
  • Memoirs of a Little Old Man - Revised

    by Stormy Froom
    This book gives hope to those in the depths of despair. This book of poetry and art can be a quick listen or one to ponder over many times. I recommend this book to anyone interested in personal healing and growth or to those who work with individuals who are beginning a pathway of healing.
  • Learning to Love and Live Again: A Collection of Art and Heartfelt Poetry to Bring Hope and Healing to Your Heart

    by Rene S Sanders
    Learning to LOVE and LIVE again This unique collection of art and poetry reveals a heart in motion - from tormenting devastation to settled peace. Rene’s raw expressions describing her inner journey can help those who feel shattered to move into hope and healing. —Dr. Joseph Winger, Pastor, Boulder Street Church Rene’s poems touch the heart of the one who is grieving, as her unique and genuine expression of her grief invites you to see inside her world of suffering and victory in the hand... more