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Poetry

  • A Life Cycle

    by Nicole Asherah
    A 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
  • The Living Wound

    by Shamir Kali Griffin
    The 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.
  • In Black Skin: Poetic Journey from Black Enslavement in America to Black Lives Matter

    by Tanya DeVonne
    In 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
  • Twilight: Awaking the Stars - Poems of the Night's Light

    by Gary W. Burns
    Awarded 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
  • Defiance & Desperation

    by Jaquair Gillette
    A 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.
  • marigold

    by cece ma'moon
    marigold 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.
  • Brownslip, A Loose Woman's Memoir

    by Mantra Lotus
    Discover 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
  • Courting the Muse

    by Brigid Raven-Hart
    A 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.
  • Impressions: Sharing the Human Experience

    by Cora Davis
    A 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
  • Traveling On: Poems by Duane R. Christianson

    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.

  • Vagabond

    by Shanaya Stephens
    While 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...
  • Tbilisi Loves You: 42 Poems

    by Brant von Goble
    A collection of poems with an emphasis on satire and dark humor.
  • Fine Tangled Strands

    by Utsa Seth
    For 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.
  • Moonlit Nights

    by Teraza Faulkner
    Do 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
  • Inhabitant

    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

  • Herman Gorter: Selected Poems

    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

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