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by Suzanne Werkema
Why do crabs walk sideways? Does hammering cinnamon sticks cause hunger? Can geometry carry you to outer space? Why’s there a hideout built into a restaurant wall? What should you do if a baseball bat flies toward your head? What can you hear in a totally silent room? Just Wondering—40 Poems for Smart Kids (You) is for students ages 9-12 who enjoy thinking. Some of the poems are serious, some light. Some rhyme, and some don’t. All forty assume that kids think widely and intelligently. Vivid, ... more
by Tammy TakahashiThe poems of Land explore our bodies and selves as terrain to be navigated, accepted and loved. Where estrangement meets intimacy, where lost youth meets the inevitability of aging, where fear meets hope, where doubt meets empowerment, where the natural world and the elements as our precious teachers meet our readiness to dive right into our lives—these are the intersections that lie at the heart of this collection, which uncovers a great paradox of our times: adrift, we long to feel truly, c... more
by Holly Lyn Walrath
Glimmerglass Girl is a collection of poetry and images about womanhood and femininity. This debut collection from author Holly Lyn Walrath explores life, love, marriage, abuse, self-harm, the body, death, and alcoholism through the lens of a woman’s heart. It takes readers through a speculative and fantastical world of fairy tales and unicorns where femininity is as powerful and delicate as a glass-winged butterfly.
“Tensile and luminous as a glass-winged butterfly, Glimmerg... more
by Michael ReffoldA poetry collection - meditating on love, loss, mental illness and life in general. Fireworks in a Sleepy Sky is the debut poetry collection from Michael Reffold, an English Literature and Creative Writing graduate (Lancaster University, 2011) living in London. Michael has written in his spare time for most of his life and has also experimented with novels and short stories but always comes back to poetry. All rights reserved by the author. For more poetry, Michael can be found on Instagram as r... more
by Chloe Gilholy50 poems celebrating various forms of teas and coffee.
by Marko HeskyThe luck came across, one day and I wrote about it, then came bed days and I wrote about it. Also one day I saw a sinner, one day a lover and one i saw a rainbow. The poetry is when you see it, you can not go against it
by Amelia AsterAurora is a moving journey of a growing mind that talks candidly about important issues silenced by society. Through prose, Amelia Aster explores sensitive topics such as sexual and physical abuse, mental illness, and coming into your own despite the heartbreak. It is a dedication to all the lonely and broken. We are with you, you are not alone.
by Gary GalsworthBeyond the Wire (Close Hand Press, 2016), is a collection of poems by Gary Galsworth. It was written over a period of many years. Poetry was a private craft Mr. Galsworth kept to himself, until recently. His poems show him to be a straightforward teller of stories; an explorer who candidly delves into the nuances of love and loss, beauty and pain, change and reinvention. His poems weave an oft times chaotic past with the fine threads of resilience and optimism.
by Helene CardonaA tour de force of language and phonetics; a deeply felt and deeply spiritual collection which explores the universal human experience from a very personal point of view. This is intimate poetry, and yet it transcends the mundane through its lyricism and its glory in language. Hélène Cardona's pen moves from the human to the divine and back in a single sentence, and the result is uplifting and magical. In this bilingual edition of her poems, Cardona is our contemporary ecstatic, time-traveler, ... more
by Gary GalsworthA collection of poems by Gary Galsworth, Beyond the Wire, (Close Hand Press, 2016) was written over a period of 50 years. Poetry was a private craft Mr. Galsworth kept to himself, until recently. His poems show him to be a straightforward teller of stories; an explorer who candidly delves into the nuances of love and loss, beauty and pain, change and reinvention. His poems weave an oft times chaotic past with sturdy threads of resilience and optimism.
by André Darlington
The Prettiest Star is a sequence of lyrical poems that tell the story of great love, loss and longing.
by Elayna Mae DarcyA soul put to paper through scribbles and prose. A book with a heart that beats even though it's been battered. Darcy's debut collection of poetry becomes more than just the written sum of her experiences. It is a celebration of surviving them.
by Tracy YoungblomIn a year-long cycle, the book explores the myriad ways observing the natural world opens up windows into the human world.
by Prabir DasA collection of translated poetry originally authored by twenty-one legendary poets of twentieth century Bengal, India. Each poetry accompanies a biography of the poet and a lavish full color illustration. The evolution of Bengali poetry during the post-renaissance era is clearly evident in the collection. Printed on premium art paper, hard bound with dust jacket. A collector's edition.
by E. HughesThe specter of sadness haunts the gripping poetry in Beyond the Plain. A book of poetry so potent and raw with emotion that you weep for its narrator. Whether a mother struggling to make ends meet, a child of abuse, or simply a person who lives a life of crippling loneliness or drug abuse, each poem tells the story of humanity and human suffering. It is a book that inspires and offers a much needed glimmer of hope for the troubled voices crying out to tell each heartfelt story.
by r soos
Seven Stars was one of literally a thousand literary magazines published in the Nixon Era and beyond. The magazine formally ended in 1998 after 260 issues & this small anthology will highlight a few living moments of the history in the small press movement. The magazines are literally falling apart from age now and this new selective release will give audiences a chance to visualize the many poetic movements that were active in those years. 200 different poets were selected from the over 3000... more