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by Scott Rosin
The word "surfing" has come to mean different things over the years, but to poet Scott Rosin, the most important meaning is the original: surfing waves. This varied poetic collection touches on everything from alienation, conservation, environmentalism and the joyful psyche and practice of wave-riding. Rosin presents a sensual wordscape that is accessible, thoughtful and reflective of his half-century among the breakers.
Referencing classic updates of Faustus and The Ancient M... more
by Tyler Rose MannSalome and the Battle Poems is a poetry collection that explores the weaponization of art to heal and protect the body and soul of the oppressed, the mentally ill, and the disempowered. Salome is a biblical figure, mythologized here into a radical symbol of women’s liberation and empowerment. The collection is divided into three sections: vengeance, tenderness, and photosynthesis. This structure reflects the process of overcoming, the alchemy of transforming righteous rage and suffering into ... more
by Elonda ClayKnow That You Have Been Loved is a poetry collection that explores how deep family ties, love and its substitutes, grief, pain, protest, struggle, and laughter possess the potential to shape and inspire growth, healing, and self-love for each of us. Ever grounded in the legacies of her ancestors and America's persistent wounds of race, Elonda uses historical turning points, nature, and the richness of women's wisdom as her writing companions. Know That You Have Been Loved is her debut poetry col... more
by Evisa Isabella Rose"Rejected letter" is an illustrated collection of motivational aphorisms and poetry about heartbreak, depression, trauma, love, self-love and self-empowerment.
by Quinton FarrowPRESS RELEASE Imagine for a moment that the paranormal was sunken language. That everything you dreamt had already come and gone before in a wreck beneath the sea or in the sky. That the very essence of your being was built upon frailty, not strength. … Fraying particles will move you through this horror. What Farrow displays is the very truth that we are grappling with today. Do we really want to stay?
by Melissa K MeltonRunning adventures in poetic prose Collection of stories from the trails and the roads. A slice of life from a runner?s point of view Of endurance, strength, and a flair for tutus. Spicy and real-life accounts of race reports, training runs, and nature hikes A simple message to savor the journey and get outside. The highs and lows, the ups and downs, from 5Ks to 100 miles Stories of fellowship, friendships, conquering fears, sharing smiles. Raw and real emotions Poetry in motion. Combining passi... more
by Suzanne Werkema
Do penguins like people? Who's the boss - a big rabbit or a little cat? Can your pet elephant do homework? Why do sea otters break stuff? Which is ickier, cobwebs or spider webs? Could you live on dog food? In Upside-Down Jellies, kids ages 8 to 12 can find answers to all these questions. The book's 28 animal poems are rhymed and unrhymed, short and long, silly and serious. The animals include pets, backyard visitors, wild critters, and others. All the poems have vibrant, lively illus... more
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