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by David BayardThese thirteen poems and essays take the reader on the most exciting journey of life: sailing the uncharted ocean of self in answering the question "Who am I?" Poetry is an ally in the search, providing self-honesty and personal truth, a tool available to anyone with a pen and paper. The writing is accompanied by the author's B&W photography of the Dragonfly--the "Breaker of Illusions!" A must-read for those interested in gathering their true self.
by Sean August Horvath
The book "PANTONE 3537 UP" explores a brief love affair between two males in Los Angeles, California. Sean August Horvath, author and illustrator, navigates the emotional tidal wave that crashes and destroys all after falling for someone "too fast" with a dark lyrical grace.
The young artist built a career in emotional storytelling, having spent the larger half of his 20s in social media for animal rights organization, PETA, where he was nicknamed "The Cry Maker&... more
by Ella RyeBottled Up Broken Down Trying to find all these lost pieces of myself From the poet that brought you, The Girl: Unspoken Words Collection. Comes the new collection, Torn Sheets Torn Sheets explores the frustrations and anxiety in relationships. Also, shining a light on living with an autoimmune disease.
by Ella Rye“I’m the girl they want… But never want to keep” From poet Ella Rye comes a collection full of raw vulnerability. Taking you on a journey through her life, trying to figure what it all means after heartbreak. Learning to move on, knowing that you are worthy of so much more. The Unspoken Words Collection is Free Verse Poetry, divided into four parts. Spanning over a generation. The Girl Never Had a Chance Parts of Me It Will Fade
by Tracey Lapham White and Jason WhiteThis morning I rose, woken from a dream... When the music played... It would be so easy to jump, but there's so much to clean up before I go... A collection of poetry inspired by two minds
by Ian Prattis
This collection of poems features six thematically distinct parts, displaying a full spectrum of human emotions, capturing the shared aspects of our experience. Each poem reflects how deeply the author has travelled into his personal experience to process its meaning. His poetry is incisive and devoid of redundant imagery that might obscure the truth, both the poetic and human one.
"With the multi-layered quality of the poems, Prattis takes the reader through the immensities of joy... more
by Andrey PsychèThis collection of poems is put together to highlight the mind state and growth that Andrey Psychè has and continues to experience. Poems that track back to the beginning of his transformation of becoming an artist, and range all the way up to the present moment. Inside you will find words of love that evoke mental pictures of natural wonders, struggles with the reality of our current paradigms, explorations of the depths of the heart; lined with the longing for a lover that can only be heard in... more
by Doug Hoekstra
Unopened, an intriguing volume of previously published and unpublished poetry, is Doug Hoekstra’s latest and third book. Among its fifty-seven selections, the reader will find poems that rhyme, poems that don’t, prose poems, sedokas, and yes, even an obligatory sonnet. Some are personal; some are societal. Some look inward, some look outward. Throughout the reader is invited to connect and reflect. Unopened is divided into three selections to allow the works to cross-pollinate and... more
by Emmanuella Hristova
"The Day My Kisses Tasted Like Disorder" is a collection of poems that explores a tumultuous year of love, heartbreak, and all kinds of unimaginable loss. Emmanuella's debut poetry book documents the birth and death of a relationship, and the death of her sister. Each poem is an emotional time-stamp that plunges the reader into the depths of the author’s feelings as they burgeon and wane. The book reads like a diary and chronicles the boundaries of the things that we all f... more
by gc cohenfamily matters is a fictional poetry collection written from a mostly first-person perspective. the poems inside grapple with issues of love, loss, family conflict and ties, dysfunction, self-acceptance, queerness, and parenting.
by James Karis
"Epigrams of Infinity" explores time, space, color, light, perception, the seasons, relationships, reality, rebirth and, of course ... infinity.
by Clifford Wayne Williams IIIn a debut collection of poetry, Clifford Wayne Williams II opens his heart and life so that others can find understanding through his reflections about the world around him. Williams' lyrical verse explores the years before his career began and represents his thoughts and philosophies as he organized and occasionally solved the puzzles within his mind. As he leads others down his path in life, Williams reflects on such relatable topics as the value of hard work, a twenty-one-hour drive when cru... more
by Jackie Bluu
Facing the Beast is a story of the mind depicting grief, mental illness, and the effects of child sexual abuse.
How does the mind continue to unravel after enduring years of abuse as a child? How does one try to cope with that leftover trauma along with added unresolved grief? Written in a snarky collection of thirty poems, some of which are simple illustrations, readers have a chance to get inside the author's head and witness a damaged woman'... more
by lisa johnsonCURRENT EVENTS , BIRTHDAYS , HISTORY , THE WORLD AS I CAN'T SEE IT ( 98% VISUALLY IMPAIRED ),LOSING THE BIGGEST FIGHT I'VE FOUGHT 3 TIMES. 49 YEARS OLD , AND I'M WITHERING. I AM THE ABSOLUTE VISION OF ONE OF THOSE PHENOMENAL WOMEN, I HAVE BEEN READING AND WRITING SINCE THE AGE OF FOUR. I AM BLACK. I AM A WOMAN. I AM GAY. I AM DYING. I HAVE TWO CHILDREN ( GROWNW\THIER OWN FAMILIES ). I HAVE BEEN WITH MY 65 YEAR OLD CAUCASIAN WIFE FOR THIRTEEN YEARS. SHE TAKE OF ME AS WELL AS STILL FOR THE SAME C... more
by R. A. Nelson
Standing in the gate between what is and what could be . . .
These poems flow out of the "in-between times", looking back to what brought us here and ahead to where the road may lead, and meditating on the rich lessons to be learned in such seasons of active waiting. The collection chronicles a journey through different chapters of wonder, expectancy, longing, disappointment, joy, discouragement, darkness . . . and, through it all, the complicated on... more
by Charles D. J. CaseCharles D. J. Case's voice is distinct and clear in his intelligent and insightful new collection Nectarines, Vodka, Sundays, and Death. Case renders the everyday into the extraordinary with his rich images: "Our histories will grow short, we will / soften, lie down in the snow, lose ourselves / in an ellipsis, and arrive home where we / are nothing more than our unfinished works." -Leah Maines