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by Nicole AsherahA Life Cycle, Nicole Asherah’s debut book, follows the introspective process of transformation after emotional hardship through poetic language. Asherah serves as a guide through the sections of her book while also allowing the readers to see the words as their own. A Life Cycle is broken into sections after a traumatic event that represents the final tipping point. What follows is The Shattering: a deep dive into the suffering of fully losing one’s sense of self and safety, The Healing: a journ... more
by Shamir Kali GriffinThe Living Wound is a collection of free verse poetry and prose from the 2014 Central Valley Favorite Author recipient Shamir Griffin. The poems paint vivid images of battling rape trauma, finding love, bereavement, and affirmation while keeping strong connections to Griffin's roots. Many of the poems draw on Griffin's Black and Native American ancestry, as well as his experience being a gay male within these two cultural spheres.
by Tanya DeVonneIn Black Skin is a reflective and illustrative poetry collection that takes the reader on a lyrical journey from Black enslavement in America to the Black Lives Matter movement. This literary work, divided into five chapters and inspired by actual events, expresses sentiments around injustice, inequality, and inhumanity from the Black American lens. Chapter One: “Sankofa Reflections,” covers American slavery, segregation, the Great Migration, the Tuskegee Study, and environmental issues pl... more
by Gary W. BurnsAwarded Reader's Favorite 2020 Book Award: Finalist, Poetry - Inspirational Written by multi-award winning poet Gary W. Burns this volume of poetry offers the reader a peaceful and inspiring poetic harbor. Hope, kindness, love and nature are but some of the themes that run throughout this meditative and calming book of poetry. The restful verse in this volume engenders wholeness, well-being, inner balance and healing. The poems in this collection sometimes rhymed, sometimes haiku-esque in style... more
by Jaquair GilletteA powerful collection of ten poems that mines the depths of our reality, expressing thoughts, ideas, and possible solutions to the issues facing the world we live in. These poetic pieces embodies the plight, struggles, and hope of all marginalized peopels in general, and African Amercans in particular.
by cece ma'moonmarigold flowers symbolize positive emotions and energy. these flowers come in fiery oranges, yellows, and red hues. it reminds me of the sun, joy, and hopeful optimism. so i dedicate this poetry book to all marigold lovers.
by Mantra LotusDiscover the beauty of self-love and the journey to "freedom". Are you a "Free" woman? Can you speak as you like? Are you comfortable with being who you are in public spaces? If you could name yourself, what would you call you? To be loosed is what most women want. To be untied, untethered, and set free to ecstatically explore all of what it means to be a woman i.e., a wild, unruly, nude, bare-breasted, running through fields "woman". Undefined and untamed. "Brownslip, A Loose Woman’s M... more
by Brigid Raven-HartA collection of verse leading with a tale of Christmas in America and flowing on to touch on the power of the past on each of us, the dreams and challenges of the present and our hopes for a future.
by Cora DavisA poetry anthology in three parts, the first section relates ordeals or simple incidents through narratives based on real or imagined events to make a point about life experiences. In the second, many of the concepts that aid individuals when contending with struggles and developing means for survivals are explored. In the third section, one poem narrates the journey of one immigrant American group: African Americans. The first two sections are a mix of rhymed and unrhymed verses. The last secti... more
by Duane R CHRISTIANSON
The book consists of seven sections of poems, mostly lyric and in free verse form. We are all travelers -- moving through time, relationships, and over borders, sometimes between vastly different careers, in and out of visions of our lives, and always back through memories.
by Shanaya StephensWhile different perspectives amount to different conclusions, they pretty much end up in the search of peace. Peace is variable for many. This book, a collection of 30 poems; aims to take the reader on a journey, with the thoughts of a Vagabond. Hanging around the corner are thoughts of a life-loving, nomad and you, a traveler might find parts that resonate with you. The Vagabond is a humble attempt to let you find you. Stop not where the feet aches, stop when the soul rests...
by Brant von GobleA collection of poems with an emphasis on satire and dark humor.
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