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Poetry

  • Spirit

    by James Murdock
    Spirit dives deep into present beauty and brutality, enhancing the prism through which we perceive and value our experience. Murdock’s take is timeless; his poems are born when his heart catches his soul, exploring the warmth of friendship, joy of love, and shameful justification for cruelty and violence. The gamut lies within / sit down / open it / and bring your spirit along.
  • Don't put me in a box

    by Lady Elegance
  • Skin & Bones: Song Lyrics

    by Jeff Mellin

    Skin & Bones is the first-ever collection of lyrics by songwriter / artist Jeff Mellin. Named for a lyric from his "tour de force"* album Jeff Mellin Saves the World (Stereorrific, 1999), the book covers songs from Mellin's bare-bones coffeehouse days to his later, more fleshed-out power-pop material. "While it’s often difficult to gauge the worth of pop lyrics printed on the page without musical accompaniment, it’s remarkable how well Skin and Bones reads, as l... more

  • Driveway Chalk Stars of Pajama Astronomers: A Year of Haiku

    by Jeff Mellin

    A year of observation and reflection. Of snapshots, soundbites, and tiny stories. Of kōans, riddles, and magic tricks. Of meditations and revelations. A year of haiku. Artist, writer, designer, and musician Jeff Mellin shares his year-long project to chronicle, in both words and images, the micro-moments of day-to-day life raising his three boys. Illustrated with 60 black & white photographs.

  • Player Piano (Dream 19)

    by Jeff Mellin

    A mysterious vision. A cryptic epiphany. A hopeful dream ballad for strange and dangerous times. Decorated with images adapted and collaged from “Chant d’Amour (The Love Song),” a painting by Pre Raphaelite artist Edward Coley Burne Jones, and the “Book of Flowers,” a 16th century nature catalog illuminated for Queen Claude de France.

  • Don't put me in a box

    by Lady Elegance
    In a world full of hatred and discrimination, wouldn't it be great to gain a sense of adulation? In this 2 part poetry book, discover the poems of affliction with my daily battles with the world and within myself. Just remember that love always triumphs in the end!
  • Race. Resistance. Love.

    by H. "Herukhuti" Sharif Williams
    Race. Resistance. Love. is a collection of poetry and spoken word expressing 30+ years of living, loving, and learning in the Black liberation movement, Black queer communities, and Black radical tradition. Presented through the themes of race, resistance, and love, this body of work challenges simplistic ideas about what these three words mean while calling readers to define and redefine them in their own lives.
  • Brain Crumbs

    by Sasha Dylus
    A quirky collection of witty and whimsical poems for rhyme lovers of all ages. This lighthearted, pick-up-anywhere book is packed with dozens of bite-size ballads that are guaranteed to tickle the brain. From odd thoughts and ideas, to life lessons and laughs, Brain Crumbs takes a delightfully deep look at the world through the eyes of writer Sasha Dylus.
  • Tales for Two

    by Nathan H Chan
    Tales for Two is a series of picture books based on traditional stories and proverbs from around the globe. Each book seeks to make learning English interactive, colorful, and fun, while also introducing children to wisdom tales they might not otherwise come across. Book One presents stories from ancient China. Tales for Two is also about developing a mind of active listening and critical thinking rather than passive reading. The book is best read by an adult and a child together, hence the t... more
  • Riot of Roses

    by Brenda Vaca
    This collection of poems, RIOT OF ROSES, is at once a confrontation, a confession, an embrace. It took me 44 years to love myself with abandon and to trust myself as a writer. I caught glimpses of this deep love throughout my life. I even preached about it on Sundays twice - in English and en Español - for over a decade as a pastor. Still, I was restrained and bound by my gender and by my culture, and literally collared by religiosity. Thankfully, Spirit planted a love for words and stories deep... more
  • The Lesser Light

    by Philip Wexler
    These are the first 500 of a larger in-progress collection of poems related to the moon. They were inspired by the woodblock print series, 100 Views of the Moon by the 19th century Japanese artist, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, though the poems do not directly correspond to the prints. Rather, the prints were a jumping-off point. The poems represent the author’s personal take on the moon or what, in his environment or psyche, brings the moon to mind or into view. They were triggered by thoughts, fanta... more
  • Desert Plains

    by Bill Spratley
    The desert. Dry, barren, and dangerous. Disorienting, extreme, and raw. For many, a metaphor of life. For others, a metaphor of following Christ. Dashed hopes. Fear. Impending doom. So many threats in those plains. But a surprise in those plains as well. Planes. So many planes. Planes of the human heart that are exposed to the elements. Planes of awareness. Perception. And with it, new perspectives. Perspectives that reveal the hope, purpose, and beauty within the desert. Desert Plains–in ... more
  • Fun Poems for Your Child

    by Jenny Carey
    This is a book for children, with fun poems, the poems have been written with children in mind, and can stimulate their imagination, curiosity and development. The inspiration behind these poems came from my own experiences when I was a child, and what I would have enjoyed. Hopefully these poems will be read by children world wide and they enjoy reading them, and would be encouraged to expand their imagination.
  • these are the words that I saved from the drain

    by Dane Schneider
    "these are the words that I saved from the drain" is a collection of 60 poems from Dane Schneider paired with 60 color abstract paintings from acclaimed artist Kerri O'Halloran.
  • The Song Of Circe And Other Simple Musings

    by J. Matthew Helms
    Twilit dreamscapes unfold across J. Matthew Helms’ debut collection of poetry, revealing new worlds beyond the veils of myth. From the shores of Valhalla to the great halls of Mount Olympus, these unique poems guide the reader through the mists of time and legend like a lantern, casting tales of the old gods in a new light. Interwoven with themes of earthly nature and celestial warfare,  e Song of Circe re ects the joy and sorrow—the pain and healing—the love and disdain that de ne the h... more
  • Poems from the Garden / Empty Bench Poetry

    by Sonja N. Bohm

    Poems from the Garden / Empty Bench Poetry (Poemas do Jardim / Banco Vazio Poesia) is a 2-in-1 eBook collection of bilingual poems by Sonja N. Bohm written side-by-side in Portuguese and English. Conceived of in English and crafted to be read in Portuguese, these poems are the fruit of a journey into learning and loving the Portuguese language. In Poemas do Jardim, the Garden represents an Ideal—a thing not to be fully realized or attained in this life, but no less real or conceivable. ... more

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