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by Oliver Sheppard
In the tradition of William Blake, Milton, and the Romantics, poet and author Oliver Sheppard presents a vision in verse of cosmic apocalypse and the total "breakdown of galaxies, stars ... sensibility, perception, and logic." With nightmarish flourishes, the reader is offered visions of the Archangel Israfel "cauterizing the sky like an open wound" against a backdrop of universal collapse and destruction. Included in this collection are also various experiments with langu... more
by Oliver SheppardCombining lush Gothic lyricism with postmodern experimentation, Oliver Sheppard's second collection of verse, Thirteen Nocturnes, presents a nightmare vision of a world in the grip of apocalypse and shadow--a world where "a nighttime of years never-ending" becomes "a darkness severe and unbending," and where life is relentlessly "gathered up against the towering shadow of decay." Taking cues from the dark Romanticism of Poe, the decadent Symbolism of Baudelaire, and the apocalyptic tradition of ... more
by Ben StellinoPart memoir, part inspired by the best-selling novel The Bridges of Madison County by Robert Waller, This Thing Between Us reveals how that once-in-a-lifetime unbridled love penetrates the soul and remains imprinted there forever. Journeying by way of poetic verse and photography, author Ben Stellino captures the splendor of love’s many shades. She construes the mind-set and emotions of Robert Kincaid and Francesca Johnson at the end of their four days together—after which they never see ea... more
by Don SegalThe book "The Coming of a Cluttered Day" contains selected poems written by the author on topics including Natural History, Philosophical Inquiry and Personal Observation.
by Anahit Arustamyan
The Canvas Of My Soul is a colorful dreamscape of insights and emotions. My words linger with the reader. The Canvas Of My Soul is a poetic reporter of the “Human Condition” as I explore the rhythms and patterns of human heart and soul. The Canvas Of My Soul includes lyrical, romantic and philosophical poems. The Hues Of My Palette which is the subtitle of The Canvas Of My Soul is an artistic landscape in lyrical words and deep thoughts.
by Dylan Saucedo
Oil Spill is a celebration of ‘bad’ feelings. The things we feel at night when we can’t sleep. The things we struggle to say out loud. The things we feel when we’re alone. Feelings many of us experience and relate to, but aren’t often given the attention they deserve. This poetry collection acknowledges this part of us, so we can try to empty ourselves out and fill ourselves up with something better.
by John AlexanderIn this debut book of poetry by John Alexander, the lilting verses offer inspiration to soothe your weary soul. The poems, born out of a journey through rough times, reach into your soul with rhymes that speak to your heart. The poems, all in rhyme, share the author’s journey, including stories to enjoy through the lens of your inner child (keep these for yourself or share with the children in your life), rhymes of blessing, and rhymes that shine into the soul of the author.
by marlon obrianThis poetry book recollects my young teenage life growing up in that young age era of time and the experiences I’ve been through, including both the good times and the not-so-good times. I look back at it with lots of regrets, especially the stupidest mistakes where it seemed to be just wrongful thinking. They have a saying, “The older you get, the wiser you become.” Well, I believe I’m wiser now and still can’t come to terms with some of my experiences. But it was real, and I lived it. Then aga... more
by Ramna SharmaGirls and women continue to face various forms of gender-based discrimination -- at home, at work, and elsewhere -- all around the globe. The status of women in India's patriarchal society makes the soul of Gritty Girl. It’s a collection of poems that impacts and inspires girls and women while giving a voice to the gender-based biases that choke their paths. This book is divided into four parts: 1) Tears of Grit (inspired by true events) 2) Comfort of Grit 3) Power of G... more
by Anthony ArcuriIn Fumaroles, I speak in the first person, relating my deepest and most profound thoughts and feelings, that I believe to rise to socially relevant commentary. In dramatic soliloquy fashion, I ventilate my being's necessary expression of love for the earth, universe, and all existence. As an individual member of American society, I present my views on that society, with outspoken, satirical candor, and rage at times, having endured the last five decades of American life, as a free-thinking obs... more
by Joanne Zarrillo CherefkoA collation of 61 poems describing Joanne’s journey of emotional growth and enlightenment from her childhood to her current life in rural Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
by Ercell HoffmanA Sensuous Exploration of Love in All Its Glory The Lament captures the full range of emotion that whirl around human relationships. Here are dozens of poems examining the profound joy of those deeply in love, the incredible longing of the separated partner, the intense loneliness of modern working life, and - above all - the indisputable necessity of connecting with people around us. Poet Ercell H. Hoffman casts a penetrating gaz... more
by Carol CreelawnCarol Creelawn reflects on nature, love, family, dreams, and many other matters in this wonderful new collection. Her cleverly constructed sonnets or sonnet-like poems are accompanied by stark, black and white images. Together, they create a haunting, creature-filled world.
by Marty NemkoClear, oft contrarian musings on love, work, life, Velveeta, etc.
by melissa jones
Black Girl Mango Seeds is a collection of poetry that examines the lives of black girls/women through personal narratives and stories that connect common experiences, through historical references and content and through current events in media/news.
Black Girl Mango Seeds is both fruitful and vulnerable. It focuses on a wide range of topics that reflect trauma and triumphs. These poems highlight specific areas that are critical for Black women to create dialigue, to reflect on di... more
by PmOCA modern-day illuminated manuscript borne from a wholly improvisational methodology Follow the author on twitter @PmOC11 Visit discoursestudios.com for more information