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by Alexander BentleyThis poetry book is divided into seven parts, telling the remarkable story of Night and Luna, through their initial courtship, budding romance, relationship struggles, and overcoming the distance that separates them. True life characters based on the author and his long-distance girlfriend. A refreshingly different verse novel about a Poet and his Muse.
by Winifred Smith EureTimes like these, during the Covid-19 Pandemic, afford us the opportunity of spending more times alone. We can drown ourselves in self-pity or choose to make the most of it. We can take a closer, better look at ourselves, the outer and inner appearance and ask ourselves, if we like what we see? If not we have the time to work on ourselves and make creative and enduring changes. My book The Sum of Who You Are shines a spotlight on those things that have concerned me and perhaps you as I take a ... more
by B. Harlan DeemerThis book includes 40 years of writing seeking clarity and understanding, touching on most life topics : love, sex, politics, religion, faith, death. One chapter is reserved to translations of and originals written by the author in foreign languages. This is the author’s second self-published book of poetry, following Having Words Together. The author has lived in the United States, Germany and Sweden and has recently retired to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula after living 30 years in Chicago.
by Charles B. Cross
"What I find most compelling about Charles Cross's poetry is his profound relationship with words, his ability to stitch together exquisite images the way a talented quilter brings together pieces of fabric to create something endearing and warm, full of life and history. With his words, Cross plunges us into a world of coonhounds and bothersome flies, revolution, and a timeless sense of place in the Appalachian mountains. His poetic style is rooted in the classics in both form and c... more
by Perry Kay
"Beautiful Heartbreak" is a seamlessly weaved story of Depression, PTSD, and Anorexia, depicted through a collection of poems. Perry Kay opens a little crack in the world of those who battle their minds every day.
From the depths of pain and despair beautiful art was born, hence the title "Beautiful Heartbreak". Through every step in her recovery and personal journey, Perry writes poetry. Her goal with this book is to spread more Mental Health awareness and to normali... more
by Richard Gilmore Loftus
Autumn is a collection of poems that surprise in the turns they take as they explore beginnings and endings—in life and companionship. The work is achieved through solid images absent an editorial voice that sometimes can slip into poetic writing. The images and the ideas they conjure stay with the reader, summon hope and memory, and invite the reader to revisit the book and its pages.
by James HamiltonAmerican Junkie "Life, Love, and Loss" marks the first internationally published collection of poetry from Author James Hamilton. The collection is an original, unflinching, and visceral look into the sometimes shocking, personal drug culture in America. The afflicted, sometimes gloss over the ghastly damage inflicted on lovers and other family members, however, "Junkie" aims to give these forgotten victims a voice in the mire.
by Brittanie Channel MuseYou and Me is a collection of memoirs and poetry detailing defining moments and interactions in the author's life. You and Me offers a unique perspective on managing the emotions many of us face. It is a bold tale of love and all of the steps to reach it. What journey have you travelled loving others? What journey have you travelled loving yourself?
by Joiya Morrison-EfeminiLike carving stone, DARKER SISTER sculpts the experiences of one American woman into effigies impossible to forget. DARKER SISTER extracts the splinters left by second-class citizenship and whittles them down to righteous anger, tolerant teaching, and, finally; miraculous forgiveness.
by Alan CleggWhat a colourful life the author of these poems has led and it certainly shows in his various works. I love that they are not all of the same cloth from a subject and mood perspective. From the seriousness of What land is this I gaze upon? with its uplifting, almost spiritual words which build up the scene so masterfully to the tongue-in-cheek humour of Gary the Grasshopper, - the Matatu and -the Auldest Swinger in Town, the diversity is fabulous. As whole I found the poetry extremely clever and... more
by Kathleen ErnstThe poems in Kathleen Ernst’s Balancing were inspired by the experiences of women who, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, sought new homes in the Upper Midwest. The first waves of pioneers, predominantly Yankees from northeastern states, were soon followed by European immigrants. Few women recorded their struggles and satisfactions, but by juxtaposing research and imagination, Kathleen breathes new life into their forgotten stories.
by Dionna CarterThe pages of a journal detail the cries of one woman's heart in the midst of a tumultuous marriage. Her experience is shared to bring affirmation and encouragement to other women experiencing similar lows, yet hopeful they will escape their own valleys of despair.
by Jason GerrishIn this suite of 25 interconnected poems, Jason Gerrish through his speaker Hal Lavoie, takes up a solitary residence in a Fleetwood trailer on a farm off Old State Road in Ohio to teach himself to write. Old State Road represents Hal's struggle to make sense of his previously squandered life and his attempt to chisel it into Art. Brad Dalton's accompanying 25 ambrotype and tintype photographs of dilapidated rural scenes reinforce Gerrish's idea of time having slipped away and is captured in h... more
by Amy RitchieClandestine—“hidden, concealed, secret.” Life is a journey, and so often, we go inward with the painful and difficult. And so it was for author Amy Ritchie. “She was inconsolable.” After her father’s death, among others, she went inward and searched herself and her life for answers and healing from depression. “She was restored.” Amy began to find peace and happiness as she processed and released the sadness that had initially consumed her. “She is stardust.” Amy realized that life is short and ... more
by Herman Gorter
When Herman Gorter published May (Dutch: Mei) in 1889, this spontaneous and vibrant epic poem was immediately recognized by his peers as a landmark of Dutch literature.
May describes the magical journey of adolescence against the background of Holland’s flowery dunescapes. In brush strokes of wonder-filled impressions a stunningly unspoiled girl, May, explores the promise of springtime and the intense spiritual life of youth. In... more
by Kemuel Edmond“Don’t sleep, peeps. The dream is incomplete. But when it is, you soon will see. The time played a part in what came to be.” In this poetic memoir, the author reveals poems written throughout his life. Kemuel’s debut poetry book wanders his thoughts and perception of his world while residing in Los Angeles, CA. Navigate through grief, self-encouragement, insecurities, depression, and his relationship with love in this prose and free verse collection. Take a deep dive into a patient mind. What ar... more