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  • A Tree Bows Humbly with Fruit

    by Jozef Tracz-Ripple
    A Tree Bows Humbly With Fruit is the second collection of poems by Józef Tracz-Ripple. These poems are a continuation of House of Mirrors, the polishing of the soul's spirit and dissolving further from self into Love and its Source; a striving to become in tune with the tongue of the Invisible, the Silent One; to become not just the harp and harp's song but the vibration and the fingers that pluck the heaven-strings; to become not just the flute but to shed everything of ego in order to be the e... more
  • House of Mirrors

    by Jozef Tracz-Ripple
    House of Mirrors is spontaneous, ecstatic poetry about love, introspection, nature, philosophy, and spirituality. Turning inwards to find answers, to find Light. Giving Love and Compassion without any want of return. Blowing kisses at the Silence the Abyss speaks. It is a book that simply praises the human experience by praising and experiencing simply. A Mirror cannot reflect unless polished; it is only as good as it is clear. The House of Mirrors is the Temple of our Self, where we are often e... more
  • Life.

    by Alysa VanderWeerd

    My book of poems— Life., all describe aspects of heroic endurance. What to do in life, when we are constantly tested under trial and strife. God blesses the people, (James 1:12) who patiently endure testing, who endure temptation, who remain steadfast under trial, holding fast to Christ; those will be the ones who receive the crown of life. The reward for enduring, clinging to Christ, is Life.  Many succomb and cave amidst the battle. The temptations... more

  • The Last Jazz Fan and Other Poems

    by Kenneth Salzmann

    New and Selected Poems

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  • Hi to Heaven/Czesc do Nieba

    by Hedwig Gorski
    Hedwig Gorski's best performance poems by the originator of performance poetry have been translated into Polish by Janusz Zalewski with love and care. These are highlighted because of their connection with audiences through live radio performances with Hedwig Gorski's East of Eden Band. All the text in the book is bi-lingual offering the poems and info in both English and Polish. The poems are not local or culturally specific and thrive on life as a sensuous and global adventure full energy and ... more
  • Tell 'Em We're Surfing: The Surf Poetry Collection by Scott Rosin

    by Scott Rosin

    The word "surfing" has come to mean different things over the years, but to poet Scott Rosin, the most important meaning is the original: surfing waves. This varied poetic collection touches on everything from alienation, conservation, environmentalism and the joyful psyche and practice of wave-riding. Rosin presents a sensual wordscape that is accessible, thoughtful and reflective of his half-century among the breakers.

    Referencing classic updates of Faustus and The Ancient M... more

  • Salome and the Battle Poems

    by Tyler Rose Mann
    Salome and the Battle Poems is a poetry collection that explores the weaponization of art to heal and protect the body and soul of the oppressed, the mentally ill, and the disempowered. Salome is a biblical figure, mythologized here into a radical symbol of women’s liberation and empowerment. The collection is divided into three sections: vengeance, tenderness, and photosynthesis. This structure reflects the process of overcoming, the alchemy of transforming righteous rage and suffering into ... more
  • Know That You Have Been Loved (Words from the Wells of Black Women's Wisdom)

    by Elonda Clay
    Know That You Have Been Loved is a poetry collection that explores how deep family ties, love and its substitutes, grief, pain, protest, struggle, and laughter possess the potential to shape and inspire growth, healing, and self-love for each of us. Ever grounded in the legacies of her ancestors and America's persistent wounds of race, Elonda uses historical turning points, nature, and the richness of women's wisdom as her writing companions. Know That You Have Been Loved is her debut poetry col... more
  • Tales from the Trails

    by Melissa K Melton
    Running adventures in poetic prose Collection of stories from the trails and the roads. A slice of life from a runner?s point of view Of endurance, strength, and a flair for tutus. Spicy and real-life accounts of race reports, training runs, and nature hikes A simple message to savor the journey and get outside. The highs and lows, the ups and downs, from 5Ks to 100 miles Stories of fellowship, friendships, conquering fears, sharing smiles. Raw and real emotions Poetry in motion. Combining passi... more
  • Land: poems

    by Tammy Takahashi
    The poems of Land explore our bodies and selves as terrain to be navigated, accepted and loved. Where estrangement meets intimacy, where lost youth meets the inevitability of aging, where fear meets hope, where doubt meets empowerment, where the natural world and the elements as our precious teachers meet our readiness to dive right into our lives—these are the intersections that lie at the heart of this collection, which uncovers a great paradox of our times: adrift, we long to feel truly, c... more
  • Glimmerglass Girl

    by Holly Lyn Walrath

    Glimmerglass Girl is a collection of poetry and images about womanhood and femininity. This debut collection from author Holly Lyn Walrath explores life, love, marriage, abuse, self-harm, the body, death, and alcoholism through the lens of a woman’s heart. It takes readers through a speculative and fantastical world of fairy tales and unicorns where femininity is as powerful and delicate as a glass-winged butterfly.

    “Tensile and luminous as a glass-winged butterfly, Glimmerg... more

  • Fireworks in a Sleepy Sky

    by Michael Reffold
    A poetry collection - meditating on love, loss, mental illness and life in general. Fireworks in a Sleepy Sky is the debut poetry collection from Michael Reffold, an English Literature and Creative Writing graduate (Lancaster University, 2011) living in London. Michael has written in his spare time for most of his life and has also experimented with novels and short stories but always comes back to poetry. All rights reserved by the author. For more poetry, Michael can be found on Instagram as r... more
  • Unusual poetry life

    by Marko Hesky
    The luck came across, one day and I wrote about it, then came bed days and I wrote about it. Also one day I saw a sinner, one day a lover and one i saw a rainbow. The poetry is when you see it, you can not go against it
  • Aurora

    by Amelia Aster
    Aurora is a moving journey of a growing mind that talks candidly about important issues silenced by society. Through prose, Amelia Aster explores sensitive topics such as sexual and physical abuse, mental illness, and coming into your own despite the heartbreak. It is a dedication to all the lonely and broken. We are with you, you are not alone.
  • Beyond the Wire

    by Gary Galsworth
    Beyond the Wire (Close Hand Press, 2016), is a collection of poems by Gary Galsworth. It was written over a period of many years. Poetry was a private craft Mr. Galsworth kept to himself, until recently. His poems show him to be a straightforward teller of stories; an explorer who candidly delves into the nuances of love and loss, beauty and pain, change and reinvention. His poems weave an oft times chaotic past with the fine threads of resilience and optimism.

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