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by Utsa SethFor me, the birth of a poem is both undeniably random and incredibly beautiful. How does it happen? Most often they are born out of my observations; sometimes of things and people and other times of my thoughts. Each poem has a story, besides the one it chooses to tell. The story of an epiphany, a walk underneath the trees, or a night on which I couldn't sleep.
by Teraza FaulknerDo you love deeply? Do you hurt just as much? Is recovering from loss sometimes a struggle? Teraza Faulkner's debut poetry book 'Moonlit Nights' encompasses all those vulnerable human emotions surrounding relationships. This beautifully crafted collection will take you on a journey from love to loss and awaken your soul to the power of hope and healing. Use of unique word imagery will paint love with strokes of stardust, accompany you through the darkness of shattered dreams slipping throu... more
by Charles Crittenden
EXPERIENCE THE MARVEL OF THE UNIVERSE through the eyes of the Inhabitant!
After years of mistreating their home, the Inhabitant has been unexpectedly expelled from Earth and must journey across the universe to find a new home by any means necessary. Haunted by dreams of the past and hopes for the future, they can only rely on their experiences. Taking it day by day (and with a little help from a new friend), they explore new worlds, both wondrous and frightening, on the path to solid gr... more
by Herman Gorter
This is the most extensive selection in English of poems by one of the all-time great Dutch poets, Herman Gorter (1864-1927), Part 2 of Arimei Books’ The Essential Gorter collection. It welcomes the reader to the rich spectrum of Gorter’s verse and traces his lyrical development following the epic masterpiece, May. The book includes a selection of his introvertive ‘sensitivist’ Verses (Verzen, 1890), defining transitional poems, and key ... more
by Kit IngramAlice and Antius is a narrative poem following the lives of two lovers—a scientist and poet—through a climate apocalypse. Survivors of a lost time, they enter a labyrinth filled with the haze of nostalgia, loss, meaning, and hope.
by Anastasia Walker
The Girl Who Wasn’t and Is, Anastasia Walker’s first book of poetry, is a deeply personal work and a meditation on community, history, and the natural world. In a series of poems and a closing autobiographical essay, the poet embraces her identity as a transgender woman through a harrowing, wonder-full journey from her childhood on the Maine coast to her post-transition life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Original photos and drawings, and the interspersed stories of family ... more
by Pamela C. Nwokeji
"Lilac Bush" welcomes each reader to go on a perspective-altering journey along with the author while taking in the poetic aroma of lilacs which symbolizes renewal. From valleys of hardship and turmoil to mountains of sheer strength and hope, each poem serves as a beacon of awakening and cultural change. Through heartfelt narration, Pamela C. Nwokeji shares her personal experiences growing up in an urban neighborhood to bring awareness to the ongoing strife endured by Black American... more
by Penny JohnsonPoetry is the song that poets sing to beautify the world. In A Penny for Your Thoughts, contemporary American poet Penny Johnson presents verses about nature, love, life, death, philosophy, and religion. She considers American life in the present day. With her writing, she hopes to teach, fulfill, entertain, heal wounds, and show the beauty of the world. Johnson offers her work as a gift to anyone longing for the uplifting and nourishing experience that poetry can provide. This poetry collection... more
by Nikos Savvakis“I have always loved animals. My constant encounters with both domesticated and wild, as a boy in a village, impressed me for life.” Nikos Savvakis In this modern-day equivalent of a medieval bestiary, Nikos Savvakis casts an admiring, occasionally quizzical eye over the creatures with whom we share this world. Among others, frogs, pigeons, hedgehogs and the ‘princely’ octopus are presented in an unexpected light. Man’s best friend provides moments of both comedy and sorrow, while the title po... more
by Jennifer M. GarnatzMy writings are not all about me.They are the joys,the pains of more than a few of us. Look within,you may discovery our self looking back at your consciousness instead of at my nakedness.
by Michelle G. Stradford
Self Love Notes is a collection of uplifting poetry, affirmations, and quotes celebrating unconditionally loving ourselves. It not only inspires but also invites the reader to nurture their hearts with accepting compassion and gratitude.
The messages encourage us to love and appreciate our whole selves, despite our flaws and self-defined inadequacies, yet continue to strive for growth. It is intended for those who need to be... more
by Wendy HindMy Tattoos is an emotionally rich and sometimes brutally accurate depiction of medicine’s miracles and limitations. The poems are arranged in three sections: Heart, Soul, and Fierce. My Tattoos is a collection of riveting poems, stark with moments of beauty, the freight of pain and triumph. Here, splendor abounds, hewed with care and precision, in poems that are filmic “delicate…strong…” and “magically spun”.
by Nate ClarkThe philosophical meanderings of a young man searching for meaning. Compiled in the hopes that the reader will be edified and stimulated. Best enjoyed with a cigarette and whiskey. This is the poetic debut of Nate Clark.
by Jeremy LongFair Now Later Rain is a new collection of poetry written by Jeremy Long. Formed within the perennial tradition and the classics, Fair Now Later Rain seeks to supplement contemporary verse with a lyrical and intellectual form. Written within a personal, spiritual, and philosophical framework, the collected poems in Fair Now Later Rain explore memory, love, death, God, being, existence, and more. Accompanying the reflective and contemplative poems in Fair Now Later Rain are witty provocations,... more
by Caridad Moro-GronlierThe word tortillera means lesbian in Español. The moniker is familiar to most Spanish speaking cultures, but especially particular to the Cuban experience. In most Cuban-American households to be called a tortillera (whether one is one or not) is the gravest of insults, the basest of adjectives, a cat call that whips through the air like a lash whose only intention is to wound, to scar. In Caridad Moro-Gronlier’s debut collection, Tortillera, she not only applies the term to herself, she owns it... more
by Stuart Jay Silverman
THE AUTHOR CLEARS HIS THROAT
A drift of snow, adrift in a sea of speculation,
turning over the flotsam and jetsam of the macro world,
speaking with Nano rising from and sinking back
into the abyss... . Though I don't much like Poe's
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket,
I'm drawn to it, its locked-in adventure in the hold
of a whaling ship, the faithful dog turned savage,
mutiny, the final, fanciful emergence ... more