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by Jennifer SparkmanDearest Summary, Enclosed are pieces of my brain,During a time in which didn’t seem real,A time that that changed everything,A time when there was a before than an after, Deep Fried French Toast tastes differently, Because the tears stuck inside my eyeballs,Fell so far back into my sockets,That my lungs had to catch them into,A pile of pneumonia,Where my rib cages couldn’t see through the door frame,Of the old Sequoia House anymore,And those little birds had to say,Adieu. Oh Summary, I wish we c... more
by Mehnaz SahibzadaMy Gothic Romance is a series of poems inspired by the Gothic romantic mood. Think Mary Shelley meets Wes Craven or Jane Eyre meets Jason Vorhees. The book represents a literary and cinematic exploration of the beauty within the dark. Blending tones and images, the collection is a study of primal fear and what attracts us to the morally ambiguous.
by Mark PetitThe everyday emotions that make us human. The poems in this book are personal and revealing. They are deeply romantic or witty or silly; they are thought provoking and engaging, occasionally disturbing. They deal with the range of emotions we all deal with at some point in our life, and sometimes, every day. They are presented in an easily readable format. It's a book of poetry that will be enjoyed even by people who would not normally choose to read poetry.
by Kiersten HallThirty-five jellybeans have come together to share a sweet and thoughtful poem promoting kindness and inclusivity with children, 0 to 6 years. Join in their adventure as they discover their unique qualities while realizing they are all, ultimately, the same. The JELLYBEANS book is sure to be a favorite among children and their family members.
by Tamara J. MadisonThreed, This Road Not Damascus is a dialogue between the speaker and other-worldly persona, “Three-Breasted Woman,” exploring the speaker’s relationship to self, lineage, culture, community, and religion. “Three-Breasted Woman” defies feminine stereotypes of “damsels in distress;” she saves herself. Employing the ancestral and mythological, the poems confront the chaos of the contemporary social landscape with clarity and courage.
by JW BellaA little black girl has much to deal with growing up in a family dominated by religion and keeping up appearances in a small town. J. W. Bella takes you through the ups and downs of those experiences through the eyes of a piece of clothing that is never seen: a dress slip. From horrible mother moments to facing silence to recognizing her own strength, Bella reveals her loves, hates, and pain in words congregated into stanzas to reveal and expose her truth.
by Hillary DanaherTime to kick it down a notch and LYAO while navigating the everyday world around you! Open up these pages and dive in...poems, drawings, and more...all created to remind you about the lighter (more important) side of adulting.
by Octavia McBride-AhebeeThis poetry collection, "Praise Song for the Gravediggers", delivers a geography of women whose stories, once historically silenced, rise to the top to be heard and considered. Readers meet the likes of Aminata, a Malian woman, who crossed both the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea finally landing in an urban, U.S. city where she, undocumented, braids working class African-American girls’/women’s heads using the hair Indian girls/women donated to their religious shrines to receive blessing... more
by Mary K GowdyThis chapbook explore the relationship between sensuality and emotions, particularly those conjured up by art. While sensuality is connected to sex, it goes beyond sexual experience into something spiritual, intellectual, emotional, intimate, butalso deeply physical.
by Dyllan Mykel
"Even at night, flowers still bloom and in this darkness, so will you." 2:59 a.m. is Dyllan Mykel's debut collection of prose and poetry that touches on themes of heartbreak, love, and the sadness that we carry within. Each piece was carefully selected and compiled to offer comfort and solace throughout our sleepless nights. This collection reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles and that there is a hope that even in the darkness, we might still able... more
by Jacob Paul PatchenOf Love and War is divided into four parts: Fighting, Dying, Remembering, and Living. Each part represents a small chapter to the overall story of the book. Of Love and War is a mix of Free Verse, Prose, and Narrative poetry that gives specific focus to the combat stresses, PTSD, boredom, and losses associated with Jacob’s deployment to Iraq in 2005 as an infantry Marine. It also meshes a bold, intense, and sometimes unforgiving voice with that of a softer, gentler, and humorous tone love and... more
by Max Lewy
GASLITBYAMADMAN, "The Certifiably TRUE Ravings Of A Sectioned Philosopher", is a droller take on the subjects of mental health, political issues and Nietzschean, Christian, Jungian, existentialist and post-modern philosophy. Don’t be afraid to question your world view, don’t be afraid to think you might be a bit ‘mad’. Who isn’t?
It is based on the author, Max J. Lewy’s, own experience as an oh-so-patient patient in the N.H.S. Mental He... more
by Scott A. RowanMental and behavioral health problems are on the rise, according to the National Alliance of Mental Health, with depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and stress affecting more children under age 18 than ever before. While many reasons are to blame - global political tension, social media’s omnipresence, monetary woes in a gig economy, among them - there’s only one thing that specialists agree upon: the general population needs help with their mental stress. An Invitation to Misanthropes: ... more
by David PodlipnyA collection of 58 poems, at once admirably mature and unfathomably childish.
by David PodlipnyA collection of 50 poems, buttressed by an underutilized wellspring—honesty.
by Lucinda Clark
Poetry Diversified 2018 showcases the compiled experiences of the 2016-2017 Poetry Matters Literary Prize winners. The anthology is filled with language that bears the souls of fourty poets with 40 different stories to tell. The title says it all; these poets represent diversities in age, gender, religion and every type of social category, which their various experiences represent. Each poet takes their readers through different emotional peaks and valleys, from sorrow and guilt to disc... more