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by A GeeWhether you carry around an encyclopedic knowledge of the Iliad and the Odyssey or think your Ajaxes belong in the cabinet under the sink, you'll enjoy the sonic feast within these pages, which reexamine the Greek myths with purposeful typos, a nod to modern sensibilities and literate, joyful wordplay.
by Michelle BlowerThis is a poem yet a story. There are perfect skies, sandy beaches, the hue and cry of tourists, hustlers and sea-birds. There is an abandoned hotel where you can check in and check out whenever you want. This is a story of being missing. Of surviving. Of seeking the missing piece. The missing peace....And like the ocean, there is an undercurrent, often hidden, yet a strong force. Sometimes this energy can pull you under. It is easy to disappear.
by Pamela Brothers DenyesDREAMS--The worlds we dream can be more fascinating than the world in which we live. How are such technicolor adventures created within a sleeping person's mind? Let's explore together.
by Pamela Brothers DenyesI am that odd bird who enjoys reading history, even biographies. In reading about President Thomas Jefferson and his friend, Benjamin Franklin, I found that both men kept personal journals, as did many men and women of their era, which outlined their efforts to continue their personal growth in ways they felt important to an enlightened and developed adult’s life. Reviewing these lists of positive personal traits and habits, I found myself wondering which of them I might find still relevant. ... more
by Pamela Brothers DenyesWidowed too young to think I would never love again, I sought companionship and love over the ten years since my spouse’s death. As a poet, I offer you these notes on longing, loving and letting go.
by Hamant SinghThe Sibyl is an anthology of original dark poetry, hymns and dirges written over a span of nine years. Each of the three chapters (Conception, The Festering and Chaos) are stages of being and explorations of the Sublime, as experienced by different cultures around the world. The poems in the text integrate primordial beings, various phenomena and concepts drawn from different traditions and unifies them through Chaos.
by Adrian S. PotterIn Field Guide to the Human Condition, Adrian S. Potter has written a book of poems about how one rebuilds oneself after grief, heartbreak, and challenges. It focuses on the setbacks and struggles that mold a person into a different version of themselves than the one they once knew. It's about grappling with histories, both personal and collective. Potter uses hallmarks from modern life — pop music, discrimination, shifting identities, and toxic relationships — to construct a hall of mirrors, in... more
by Meryl PhairMeryl Phair’s first book, “Figures of Speech” utilizes space, words within words, double meanings, and punctuation to explore the language through visual text. The collection is divided into eleven sections, each one with a different definition of the word, “word.” These poems “sculpt text into visual art” as Tell Tell Poetry has said.
by Meryl Phair“beeing” is a collection of visual poetry that explores environmental themes, climate change, and personal identity. The poems within the collection utilize experimental visual elements to communicate the relationship between the author and our warming planet. As part of the purchase of this book, 15% will be donated to Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA), a global organization that supports and connects women leaders engaged in essential environmental work.
by Antonio CasaresPoems written by the poet in 2019 about Scotland and his visit to Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. The poems have been translated into English. The poet writes about his love for Scotland, where he connected with his Celtic roots in the Valley of Liébana, Spain. He saw Scotland as a symbol of the pursuit of freedom.
by Khaleel The WriterPicking up where GMST left off, Khaleel The Writer breaks into freeform, cinquains, haikus and sestinas to discuss God, love, heartache, rhetorical questions, worry, hip hop, broken relationships and more in raw, heartfelt storytelling.
by Khaleel The WriterG.M.S.T. speaks verses about life, love, family, spirituality, and pop culture to showcase that all of these and other things help us grow into something beautiful, like a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly, or seeds converting into a bouquet of roses when we work hard and get ourselves together (hence the cover).
by Khaleel The WriterScorpio Season is Khaleel The Writer’s third poetry collection. Along with covering sex, God and his love of writing, Khaleel The Writer delves into feelings of grief, death, doubt and more. These shifts in positive and negative moods mimic the movements of a scorpion in the desert sand: You have ups and downs, but it’s vital to keep moving forward in life. From “Some Days” and “The Storyteller” to “Thoughts of the Afterlife…” he bares his soul in each line while hoping to relate to others who s... more
by Khaleel The WriterYin and Yang explores duality and the concept of keeping contradictory values balanced–particularly light and dark. Khaleel The Writer dives into light and dark with various poems of love, loss, isolation, sex, writing, ambitions, and more. Similar to The Book of Khaleel, each poem is unique with a raw, vibrant freeform style while also allowing readers to deem each poem as Yin, Yang, or both.
by Khaleel The WriterThe Book of Khaleel Vol. II is the second and final installment of Khaleel the Writer’s 21st century poetry anthology. It exhibits spiritual and human qualities such as hunger, praise, love, frustration, heartache, sex, coming of age, culture, prayer, introversion, perfectionism and more within the span of 14 years. It also serves as a love letter to music, historical figures and pop culture (i.e. Malcolm X, Denzel Washington, Spider-Man, Demi Lovato, Prince, Janis Joplin, Jay-Z, Harry Potter, A... more
by Khaleel The WriterThe Book of Khaleel: Collected Poems 2006-2020 is a poem anthology from poet, journalist, and writer Khaleel the Writer, showcasing spiritual and human qualities such as hunger, praise, love, frustration, heartache, sex, coming of age, culture, prayer, introversion, perfectionism and more within the span of 14 years. It also serves as a love letter to music, historical figures and pop culture (i.e. Malcolm X, Denzel Washington, Spider-Man, Demi Lovato, Prince, Janis Joplin, Jay-Z, Harry Potter, ... more