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Poetry

  • Epigrams of Infinity

    by James Karis

    "Epigrams of Infinity" explores time, space, color, light, perception, the seasons, relationships, reality, rebirth and, of course ... infinity.

  • The Man You Didn't Marry

    by Clifford Wayne Williams II
    In a debut collection of poetry, Clifford Wayne Williams II opens his heart and life so that others can find understanding through his reflections about the world around him. Williams' lyrical verse explores the years before his career began and represents his thoughts and philosophies as he organized and occasionally solved the puzzles within his mind. As he leads others down his path in life, Williams reflects on such relatable topics as the value of hard work, a twenty-one-hour drive when cru... more
  • Facing the Beast

    by Jackie Bluu

    Facing the Beast is a story of the mind depicting grief, mental illness, and the effects of child sexual abuse.

     

    How does the mind continue to unravel after enduring years of abuse as a child? How does one try to cope with that leftover trauma along with added unresolved grief? Written in a snarky collection of thirty poems, some of which are simple illustrations, readers have a chance to get inside the author's head and witness a damaged woman'... more

  • Lisa's Pieces

    by lisa johnson
    CURRENT EVENTS , BIRTHDAYS , HISTORY , THE WORLD AS I CAN'T SEE IT ( 98% VISUALLY IMPAIRED ),LOSING THE BIGGEST FIGHT I'VE FOUGHT 3 TIMES. 49 YEARS OLD , AND I'M WITHERING. I AM THE ABSOLUTE VISION OF ONE OF THOSE PHENOMENAL WOMEN, I HAVE BEEN READING AND WRITING SINCE THE AGE OF FOUR. I AM BLACK. I AM A WOMAN. I AM GAY. I AM DYING. I HAVE TWO CHILDREN ( GROWNW\THIER OWN FAMILIES ). I HAVE BEEN WITH MY 65 YEAR OLD CAUCASIAN WIFE FOR THIRTEEN YEARS. SHE TAKE OF ME AS WELL AS STILL FOR THE SAME C... more
  • Songs in the Gate: Poems from the Borderland of Now and Not Yet

    by R. A. Nelson

    Standing in the gate between what is and what could be . . .

    These poems flow out of the "in-between times", looking back to what brought us here and ahead to where the road may lead, and meditating on the rich lessons to be learned in such seasons of active waiting. The collection chronicles a journey through different chapters of wonder, expectancy, longing, disappointment, joy, discouragement, darkness . . . and, through it all, the complicated on... more

  • Nectarines, Vodka, Sundays, and Death

    by Charles D. J. Case
    Charles D. J. Case's voice is distinct and clear in his intelligent and insightful new collection Nectarines, Vodka, Sundays, and Death. Case renders the everyday into the extraordinary with his rich images: "Our histories will grow short, we will / soften, lie down in the snow, lose ourselves / in an ellipsis, and arrive home where we / are nothing more than our unfinished works." -Leah Maines
  • Volumes

    by Faisal Iqbal Khan
    A journey against historical time upon the pillars of carved sayings, with each poem portraying a version of their prose, fantasy and moral, all combine to form Volumes. A book of poetry based on Arabic Proverbs and Sayings partitioned into nine volumes with a following fabricated theme, transitioning like the seasons, the sky with the horizon, Nature, Gardens, Oceans, Religion, Lost Paths, Darkness, Tradition, Breezes, Love, Loss and many other similar but ignored topics of every day lives, cre... more
  • Volumes

    by Faisal Iqbal Khan
    A journey against historical time upon the pillars of carved sayings, with each poem portraying a version of their prose, fantasy and moral, all combine to form Volumes. A book of poetry based on Arabic Proverbs and Sayings partitioned into nine volumes with a following fabricated theme, transitioning like the seasons, the sky with the horizon, Nature, Gardens, Oceans, Religion, Lost Paths, Darkness, Tradition, Breezes, Love, Loss and many other similar but ignored topics of every day lives, cre... more
  • Distractions of the Heart

    by Allisha Marie
    Distractions of the Heart is a collection of poems, reflecting on relationships, trauma, self-worth, and intimacy in an explicit form. The structure of each poem was designed to give the readers the insight to an experience that they could relate to or empathize with. The experiences in these writings show how one can be easily distracted by someone else in a way that can heal or break one?s heart along with exploring the mind, body, and spirit sexually and mentally. Some of the poems are create... more
  • 1946

    by Diana Gillmor
    Only a few anecdotes about the author?s grandparents remained after their deaths more than half a century ago. Research of nearly a decade led her to some startling information and the amazing story of the couple?s lives. The author also discovered her grandfather?s remarkable place in history and that neither Reg or Edwina were ordinary people. From an early age, Edwina had a decidedly European upbringing, highlighted by a convent education and life in several foreign cities. She and her sister... more
  • The King of FU

    by Benjamin Davis
    The King of FU is a magically realistic poetic memoir about growing up in America in the nineties on the cusp of the age of the internet. It is a voyage that navigates through family tribalism, supervisors, white-gloved Sheriffs, bullies, sex, suicide, dead prisoners, drugs, porn, middle school, and Jesus; all in search of answering one of life’s greatest mysteries: what is the point of adults?
  • As It Was: Poetical Works

    by Louise Hayward
    A collection of illustrated poems - giving hope to people, to the planet, of another way for the future, another life and visiting 'today' on the way. Influenced by Ernest Hemingway, William Wordsworth, Bernard Shaw and John Keats. Highly descriptive and beautifully illustrated and produced.Dedicated to Chris Cornell.
  • I Saw a Starburst to Flames

    by J.R. LaMar
    With nearly 150 poems about everything from flapping ears to dancing pizzas, J.R. LaMar’s, I Saw a Starburst to Flames will take you on an out-of-this-world reading adventure. With instant classics like “My Father Is the President,” “I Am a Young Ventriloquist,” and “My Eyes Popped out of My Head” to funny re-imaginings such as “The Tortoise and The Hare,” this collection of loony works will leave you wishing there were more.
  • Emotions in Evolution

    by Barbara Strickland
    Emotions in Evolution is an emotional appreciation of our world through the exploration of nature. Colours, their meaning and the pleasure they bring us, are brought to life through words. Language explodes into a description of common and unusual plant life the Earth offers, and the rich history they bring with them. Like the colour palette, each piece of flora has its own history and meaning. Emotions burst into word-action, and we can't help but react with a feeling of well-being. The flow... more
  • Poetry of Peace

    by Cherie Kephart
    Poetry of Peace is a rare and poignant collection of poems that celebrate the decadence and darkness of life, taking the reader through four aspects of ascension: Seeing the World, Through Darkness, Into the Light, and With Peace. Cherie’s masterful command of words, coupled with the complex and captivating topics in every verse, draws us closer to the charms and challenges of the human spirit. Profound and universal, Cherie’s poems are a gateway to understanding what it means to be fully alive.
  • Shards

    by Fariha Khayyam
    This girl, is shattered and broken. Yet, she fights back to rise and reform. This is Her journey… Her Shards… SHARDS is a modern-poetry collection. It is about the journey of a girl as she struggles to come to terms with what she has endured. It is divided into four sections, where each section covers a major aspect of her journey. And how she gains the courage to stand up and give herself second chance at life and people. It explores various topics such as: solitude, abus... more

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