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by Charles SpringerJUICE is a collection of poems magically real and really magical about American life. There are love poems, poems about family and place spoken with humor and pathos, poems about growing up and grown ups. Here are poems for those who traditionally don't read poetry. JUICE's poems will quench all thirsts.
by J. I. B.Test Swan is a collection of poems, both confessional prose poem and reinvented creation stories, paired together, in an attempt at telling the story of human beings, their relationship with God's imperfect world.
by Tunisia WilliamsEvery Llama Needs a Scarf is a fun and engaging rhyming picture book featuring various animals and items they need to be their best.
by Sayantan DattaThe Anthology of faith is a compilation of expressions that were written in a particularly tumultuous phase of our recent history where the author’s beliefs and values are continuously tested by events and philosophies that drove polarization across the society. Deeply disturbed and affected by the continuous running down of the common man by the machinery that uses the common man’s faith and vulnerabilities to drive an agenda of power and prosperity of the few, the author, through the verses in... more
by James Ross KellyFebruary 28, 2021 by Henry Stanton ANNOUNCING THE PUBLICATION OF “BLACK ICE AND FIRE” BY JAMES ROSS KELLY A finely crafted James Kelly poem is born of knowing. When you read a poem from “Black Ice and Fire”, you will unequivocally NOT be reading about a thing. You will read a poem from within a thing; you will be imbibing presence from outside and all around a thing; you will be gathering all of it up in your arms and you will embrace a thing. You cannot be mild, indifferent, cavalier.... more
by Sonja N. Bohm
Poemas do Jardim (Poems from the Garden) is a collection of bilingual poems written side-by-side in English and Portuguese. 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. The Garden represents an Ideal—a thing not to be fully realized or attained in this life, but no less real or conceivable. The Garden is Portugal.
by Amy RyanIn this chapbook of poetry and prose, Amy explores life after birth taking us from the rage she experienced in new motherhood through the ugly parts of her struggling (and, at times, hostile) marriage, continuing on to a second pregnancy. While starting a company, she raised her first child and found herself in the midst of an identity crisis that highlights the negative aspects of modern parenting. After bearing the burden of an exhaustive mental lode, she found refuge in writing this book and ... more
by Lisa Miriam Komlos
by Ryan Scariano
The poems in Not Your Happy Dance seek out the sublime in the heartbreak and desolation of everyday life.
by Emily DeYoung'How the Wind Calls the Restless' is a collection of poems written by Emily DeYoung, starting in her teenage years and continuing throughout the transition from adolescence into adulthood. The collection takes on a relatable, internal struggle as a young woman grows restless and resistant to conventionality and conformity. She turns down college offers and chooses instead to backpack around the world. The pieces all contain a certain level of honesty, sometimes taking on darker tones and sometim... more
by John BiscelloThese fifty poems, most of them written in 2020, comprise a kaleidoscopic palette of tones, moods and styles, in crafting living mythology from the world at large and within. Metamorphic bop, scat-alchemy, bare bones blues and gospel, love songs and odes, pagan pop, and cinematic remixes, make of Moonglow on Mercy Street a free-range concert aimed at the imagination and the senses. And, as a lyrical pilgrimage fueled by hope and wonder, it stands as a shining testament to Henry Miller's claim th... more
by Jacqueline Vollat"""An Animal's Day Off"" is an adorable story of a little girl with a wild imagination. Get lost in the magic as she tries to figure out what animals do on their day off. Do swans go snow skiing? Would kangaroos eat candy? Would frogs go fishing? Her curiosity takes off and sends her down many magical paths, inspiring the young reader to use their vivid imaginations. The poetic pattern is great for early readers and fun for parents and children to read out loud. Do you want to know what ... more
by Alise VersellaWhen Wolves Become Birds is poetry about women becoming powerful and, "making their own heavens from the pearly gates of their teeth / a smile that bites back / like a dog in the junkyard…" When Wolves Become Birds asks, "so what if we scratch a little, if we sting a little, if the blood reminds the spineless we are still here?" This is Olivia Gatwood’s New American Best Friend meets Silver RavenWolf’s To Stir a Magick Cauldron, casting and conjuring female empowerment with the talons of... more
by Cheryl Wilder
At the age of twenty, Cheryl Wilder got behind the wheel when she was too drunk to drive. She emerged from the car physically whole. Her passenger, a close friend, woke up from a coma four months later with a life-changing brain injury. Anything That Happens follows her journey from a young adult consumed by shame and self-hatred to a woman she can live with... and even respect. Along the way, Wilder marries, has a son, divorces, and cares for her dying mother. Anything That Happ... more
by Saachi AryaThis book is an anthology of poems - a window into the imaginative mind of the 9-year old author. Whether you're a child or an adult, there is something for you to enjoy. It peels back the film of your experience and allows you to see the world as it really is - with a child's eyes and wonder. With a uniquely flourishing style, Saachi manages to make the words jump off the page and make emotions come alive. She snatches the smallest of the small and turns it into the biggest of the big.
by JAMIE BULLUS
From the voice of the reader to the listening ears, let this book be a reminder that we all shine, rise, bend, spark, grow, and bloom...when we can.
Even the wonders of nature need to have breaks, get some help, or take extra time.
Keep on shining!
...and find your clouds for days you can't.