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by JoAnne McFarlandJanet Kaplan describes Identifying the Body as, quite literally, a moving picture (text in cinematographic jump cut, close up, and chiaroscuro) of a Black woman as she embodies herself and those she loves and mourns. Identifying the Body also means Identifying the soul that longs for release and the passions that yearn for fulfillment right here: love and justice embodied, in full measure.
The Darkness of Enlightenment: Lyrical Poetry of Love, Life, Death, and Redemption: The Poems of Shamus V. Mosby: Volume oneby Shamus V. MosbyPoetry at its deepest depths, taking the reader on a journey down the twisting avenues of the human experience. Mosby relates to us all, as he explores love in all its perfection and the absence there of. Mosby, speaks of the melancholy that renders its bite upon us all, at least from time to time. The poet, expresses the redemption one seeks when enlightenment is finally found, and the shadows that cloak the path which one must travel, to be honest with ones self. Life in all of its wondrous em... more
by Ramez Qureshi
"We shall write
because there is no longer
a place to see 'The Light that Came From Beside the Sea,'
the account of our place in shadow
a place to see the onset of life
There is the original book, the primordial writing;
but who can read ... more
by Chris JamesThe book is JOE GOT FLOW: A Story of Hip & Poetry. The book about is about a 5th grader named Joseph who aspires to rap but soon learns from Mr. Chris, a visiting poet, that he must first learn the art of writing poems. Throughout the week, Mr. Chris teaches all the figurative language skills; simile, metaphor, adages, alliteration. idiom, personification, etc. By the end of the week Joseph falls in love with poetry. This book can be used to cover these core standards for grades 3-5 and even som... more
by Shay BeltThis poetry collection is about truth, the truth about abuse, about trauma, about love, about love loss, about loss, about struggling with a mental health disease, about finding oneself, about learning to love oneself, about healing, about being set free. It's about learning how to grow into a rose even though your environment had soil that was only able to sustain weeds.
by Bill GloseA former paratrooper and combat platoon leader, Bill Glose returned to Virginia feeling like a stranger. Wanting to reconnect with his home state, he walked 1,500 miles through every region of Virginia and wrote about his experiences in his fourth poetry collection, Virginia Walkabout.
by Karen J ChisholmGod?s ways are higher than our ways. His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. We are called to follow, to take the next step, to keep coming. We don?t know what God is doing and He has a reason for that. I know I have tried to ?help? many times, and God has graciously cleaned up my messes, set me back on my feet, and kept my feet on the path as I followed Him. I know these poems will bless you. They have blessed me. Sometimes I just ?stood on the side? and wrote what God was saying. I wasn?t e... more
by Claire C. HollandFrom Claire C. Holland, a timely collection of poetry that follows the final girl of slasher cinema - the girl who survives until the end - on a journey of retribution and reclamation. From the white picket fences of 1970s Haddonfield to the apocalyptic end of the world, Holland confronts the role of women in relation to subjects including feminism, sexuality, violence, and healing in the world of Trump and the MeToo movement. Each poem centers on a fictional character from horror cinema, and ex... more
by ShelbiLynn DonnellA collection of 50 poems by ShelbiLynn Donnell on subjects of mental illness, love, and friendship.
by Jasmine Harris*Hear say - a term frequently used in the African American culture to denote the telling of another’s business for reflective purposes. Educator and published poet, Jasmine Harris, masters the art of devotional emoting through her collection of poetic reflections, I May Have Been in My Feelings. The book details thoughts from conversations and hear say* regarding modern issues and taboos. Poems range from topics of identity, rape culture, relationships, death, family, and more. So grab a cup ... more
by R. BremnerPoems of darkness, of light, beat, surreal, and real.
by Brett FleishmanA collection of 25 humorous poems designed for advanced readers (grades 5-7). Volume 2 of this series includes a poorly planned Treasure Hunt, a rather chaotic manure machine, a very competitive laundry-shooting game, and much, much more!
by Brett FleishmanA collection of 30 humorous poems designed for intermediate readers (grades 3-5). Volume 2 of this series includes a store that sells human body parts, a girl who controls the moon with her nose, a white-water rafting trip with an unexpected ending, and much, much more!
by Brett FleishmanA collection of 20 humorous poems designed for beginner readers (grades K-2). Volume 2 of this series includes a reunion of the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs, a surprise birthday present for a baby crocodile, an uninviting hole in an ice skating rink, and much, much more!
by David M BoyerA journal of a year that never was. Poems crawling through the cracks between dreams and the slow light of morning.
by Lakyshia Shelton