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Poetry

  • How the Earth Holds Us

    by Mary (Maggie) Holman Tuteur
    The poems in How the Earth Holds Us span more than five decades in the career of Mary Holman Tuteur, a remarkable poet known to many as Maggie. As a protégée of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney in the 1960s, Tuteur demonstrated a keen eye for imagery, a sensitivity to rhythm, and an open-hearted honesty, qualities that she would hone as her life and her work grew deeper and more complex. Themes of intimacy and exile, grief and ecstasy, mortality, kinship, and the resilience of the creative impulse t... more
  • Amoy Abroad: Mga Tula Mula sa Malayo

    by Lila Marquez
    Amoy Abroad: Mga Tula Mula sa Malayo is the first poetry collection of Lila Marquez in Filipino. It features the poems she had written while living in Kuwait and writing for various publications under her pseudonym, Armineonila M. Lila Marquez is a Filipina writer and artist. She lived in Kuwait for over 15 years where her articles, columns, comic strips and illustrations have been published in Kuwait’s local newspapers and magazines from 2007. Her literary writings and artworks have al... more
  • Line Breaker: A Collection of Poems

    by Lila Marquez

    "Line Breaker" is the debut poetry collection of artist and writer, Lila Marquez. It is about topics she's most passionate about such as social justice, immigration, nonhuman animals, labor issues and the environment. Lila Marquez is a Filipina writer and artist. She lived in Kuwait for over 15 years where her articles, columns, comic strips and illustrations have been published in Kuwait’s local newspapers and magazines from 2007 under the pseudonym, Armineonila M. Her li... more

  • Behind Her City Eyes

    by Sarah Erin
    Behind Her City Eyes is a collection of LGBTQ+ poems, which dissect the layers and what-ifs of an unrequited love. Told through the lens of New York City, each poem addresses aspects of self-love, discovery, and perception while also describing the harsh realities within fantasy and heartbreak.
  • Let Us Be So Familiar

    by Erin Agee
    Let Us Be So Familiar is part environmental reckoning, part love letter to the tender complexity of the present moment. It is about the nuances of our relationship to the earth, the raw gift of loss and grief, and the urgency of finding true connection with one another.
  • The Chaos of Me

    by Patrick S. Smith
    Chaos. The disruptor of the plans of our lives. It can destroy us, only to rebuild us into something else. In The Chaos of Me, Patrick S. Smith explains, in verse, the events that have shaped his life and his philosophy. From the highs of adopting a child, celebrating events, and the pain of September 11, 2001, he puts his feelings into words. Mixed in are his self-reflections and his wit, which can be chaotic.
  • Rise Above the River

    by Kelly Rowe
    The subject matter of the book is the sexual abuse of my brother at age 12 by a teacher, and the subsequent destruction of his life by the abuse he suffered. When I first wrote the poems, I wasn’t sure I would publish them, because the issues dealt with are so private and so dark, but I now believe these stories need to be told, particularly for victims who in many cases cannot speak for themselves.
  • The Devils Book of Sonnets: 50 Sonnets that are a delightfully adult take on life's absurdities

    by dp
    The Devil's Book of Sonnets, is a collection of humorous and delightfully distasteful poems. Each sonnet is paired with an iconic painting transformed into a meme that adds a visual layer to the reading experience. In this collection, I take the strict structure of the sonnet and use it to explore taboo and risqué topics, pushing the boundaries of what is considered tasteful and acceptable. My intention is to provide a fun and entertaining read, not a deep literary experience. These sonnet... more
  • Silver Tongued Devil Anthology

    by Linda Kleinbub
    Celebrating five years of outstanding East Village poetry, fiction, memoirs, essays, storytelling, humor, and spoken word by more than one hundred twenty writers who were featured at Rimes of The Ancient Mariner Reading Series.
  • Thursdays with You

    by Emma F. Payne

    Thursdays with You is a collection of poetry that encompasses what it feels like to struggle with sexuality, self-expression and the acceptance of love. It discussed topics having to do with loneliness, healing, self-love, personal transformation, and happiness. Written for those struggling to find love outside, as well as within, themselves. This captivating collection of poetry was written to help others find comfort in their journey of life.

  • Cover Charge

    by Linda Kleinbub
    Travel the streets of New York City on a journey of growth and discovery.
  • May We Learn from the Earth: Nature Poems and Reflections on the Environment

    by Robert Tiess

    Following his acclaimed debut, The Humbling and Other Poems, Tiess delivers clear, captivating, and compassionate poetry and concise essays contemplating Earth and nature. From the opening poems, we become reacquainted with the natural realm, where we may muse on mountains, reflect on rivers, philosophize in forests, and celebrate creation everywhere. As we journey into Earth, the Beautiful, from canyons to coasts and valleys to vistas, we grow more mindful of the environment, ecology, and ev... more

  • The Champion of Doubt

    by Tom Driscoll
    These poems pay attention to what it means to be the citizen of a troubled country, the son of warring and loving parents, a devoted brother, a husband and father. The collection sifts and sorts through differing memories, places in time, senses of history and identity.
  • I Had to Break Me

    by Nisha

    I needed to experience rejection so many times

    To embrace the stillness I had rejected

    Pain is like a fire: at once destructive, creative, and revelatory. In her debut poetry collection, I HAD TO BREAK ME, Nisha faces the fires in her life and finds incredible beauty among the ashes. You’ll accompany the poet in her previous position as a healthcare provider, struggling to heal patients within a broken system. You’ll journey to Nepal, the poet’s place of birth, a... more

  • Poetry X Harmony Collection 1

    by Percy Hsu
    the first collection of poems by poetryxharmony.
  • Matters of the Heart

    by Zaïnab El Meziani
    Matters of the Heart is a collection of poetry about the inevitable nature of falling, and all the motions that it entails; innocent longing leading to learning, but never enough to avoid falling again. This chapbook aims to be a sincere depiction of what it means to fall, with the good and the not so good, with poems being emblems for truths once lived, even if it's in imagination. The poems came about when seeking beautiful moments that no longer are, turned into words to be found again when ... more
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