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by Craig WellsI am the poem written for an audience of no one. I have been a disciple of moveable spirituality and literature. From Christianity to Buddhism to Native American mysticism, from Tupac to Stravinsky, from Voltaire to Hesse, I embrace whatever works. I have been more dedicated to the love of writing rather than romance. These poems reflect a life willing to discover the true nature of myself and others I encountered visually or personally.
by Jennifer Yeates Camara
In this collection spanning over 20 years, Jennifer's was inspired by traits from some of the standouts of classical world poetry. As a result, her poems often uniquely feature tight, condensed lines over rich imagery and rhythm. Calm and lingering, the stirring content's coupled with purposeful word placement.
Reduction Fired is set out in 4 sections, each named for a season that represents a period in time. Specifically, they are grouped loosely in ... more
by Lois C. HendersonPoems of a West Coast Pariah: Modern Haiku 1 is a collection of modern haiku (which liberates the form in terms of number of syllables per line and number of lines) on various aspects of Lois C. Henderson’s existence on the West Coast of South Africa, during the late summer of 2021. Living on the banks of the Berg River, in a small fishing village known as Velddrif, she explores the environment and her thoughts about the life around her, both in a positive and in a negative light. The sections o... more
by Tatyana White-JenkinsHow to Bloom is a collection of poems about the enthralling, complex, grueling, and beautiful journey of growth.
by Stephen W. SweigartThis book of poetry is based in the form of Medieval plays, and surrealist art. Sweigart has studied Middle English, Renaissance, Romantic, and Modern poetry and all are used in the poems.
by Rick Sanford
A book of lyric prose. Part love story, part dietary advice, part murder mystery.
Rick Sanford is a singer/ songwriter with roots in the Seattle music scene before moving to London and then settling in New York City. Inspired by a rich mix of wordy folk-rock and psychedelia, he has written and performed a wide variety of musical styles on both coasts. Rick has written and recorded 12 studio records, some of which provide material for this collection
by Paul KaneThis collection by Paul Kane about the untimely passing of his wife performs the work of mourning by giving a shape to grief. Utilizing the poetic form of the classic Persian ghazal, A Passing Bell takes its place alongside other modern works on death and consolation, such as Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking and C.S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed. We are taken through the deep process of grieving, in all its ebb and flow of emotion, its agonizing sorrow and sense of despair, to further sta... more
by Liam XavierWelcome to Hell is a collation of memories and experiences across what many see as the most unstable time in our life: our twenties. WTH attemps not to approach it from a linear perspective, but across the central evolutionary aspects of adulthood - Fear, Contradiction and Clarity. Life is not simple, nor emotionally chronological and WTH shows that through emotive poetry and prose, painting a picture of a tumultous, but ultimately positive time in a young mans life.
by Charles SpringerJUICE is a collection of poems magically real and really magical about American life. There are love poems, poems about family and place spoken with humor and pathos, poems about growing up and grown ups. Here are poems for those who traditionally don't read poetry. JUICE's poems will quench all thirsts.
by Sayantan DattaThe Anthology of faith is a compilation of expressions that were written in a particularly tumultuous phase of our recent history where the author’s beliefs and values are continuously tested by events and philosophies that drove polarization across the society. Deeply disturbed and affected by the continuous running down of the common man by the machinery that uses the common man’s faith and vulnerabilities to drive an agenda of power and prosperity of the few, the author, through the verses in... more
by James Ross KellyFebruary 28, 2021 by Henry Stanton ANNOUNCING THE PUBLICATION OF “BLACK ICE AND FIRE” BY JAMES ROSS KELLY A finely crafted James Kelly poem is born of knowing. When you read a poem from “Black Ice and Fire”, you will unequivocally NOT be reading about a thing. You will read a poem from within a thing; you will be imbibing presence from outside and all around a thing; you will be gathering all of it up in your arms and you will embrace a thing. You cannot be mild, indifferent, cavalier.... more
Poemas do Jardim / Poems from the Garden (Revised Edition): Bilingual Poems in Portuguese and Englishby Sonja N. Bohm
Conceived of in English and crafted to be read in Portuguese, this collection of bilingual poems written side-by-side in Portuguese and English is the fruit of a journey into learning and loving the Portuguese language. The Garden represents an Ideal—a thing not to be fully realized or attained in this life, but no less real or conceivable. The Garden is Portugal.
by Amy RyanIn this chapbook of poetry and prose, Amy explores life after birth taking us from the rage she experienced in new motherhood through the ugly parts of her struggling (and, at times, hostile) marriage, continuing on to a second pregnancy. While starting a company, she raised her first child and found herself in the midst of an identity crisis that highlights the negative aspects of modern parenting. After bearing the burden of an exhaustive mental lode, she found refuge in writing this book and ... more
by Ryan Scariano
The poems in Not Your Happy Dance seek out the sublime in the heartbreak and desolation of everyday life.
by Emily DeYoung'How the Wind Calls the Restless' is a collection of poems written by Emily DeYoung, starting in her teenage years and continuing throughout the transition from adolescence into adulthood. The collection takes on a relatable, internal struggle as a young woman grows restless and resistant to conventionality and conformity. She turns down college offers and chooses instead to backpack around the world. The pieces all contain a certain level of honesty, sometimes taking on darker tones and sometim... more
by John BiscelloThese fifty poems, most of them written in 2020, comprise a kaleidoscopic palette of tones, moods and styles, in crafting living mythology from the world at large and within. Metamorphic bop, scat-alchemy, bare bones blues and gospel, love songs and odes, pagan pop, and cinematic remixes, make of Moonglow on Mercy Street a free-range concert aimed at the imagination and the senses. And, as a lyrical pilgrimage fueled by hope and wonder, it stands as a shining testament to Henry Miller's claim th... more