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Poetry

  • Reclaiming Myself

    by Lynndel Schuurman
    Lynndel Schuurman's poetry reflects her personal journey of healing and self-reclamation from sexual abuse. She was once unable to express the words and pain verbally, and so poetry became the avenue of release that set her story free and released the debilitating pain and burden held within. Join Lynndel on this powerful journey of self-discovery that seeks to encourage you, instill hope, and help you as you reclaim yourself.
  • Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in 61 Haiku (1.037 Syllables!)

    by James W. Gaynor
    Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in 61 Haiku (1,037 Syllables!)is a thought-provoking and witty take on a beloved classic. It will delight Jane Austen fans and introduce a new generation of readers to Austen’s satire and humor. Gaynor’s book is a series of short commentaries or responses, expressed in haiku poetry - often humorous, always insightful - on each of the first sentences of every chapter of Pride and Prejudice. It is a fascinating and enlightening contrast in style; the distillat... more
  • Four Short Stories and Ten Love Poems

    by Raymond Philip Asaph
    While working at the bottom of an empire in decline, "Whitey," a furniture mover with a sense of humor, discovers love for self and others at different ages of his life. Set like stone pathways around these stories are ten accessible and entertaining love poems that travel far into the wilds of the human heart.
  • colossal heart

    by Atiba Rogers
    colossal heart is a collection of short poems and prose extracted from the depths of atiba rogers' soul. rogers takes a refreshing, blunt and honest approach to writing experiences of love, loss and identity. colossal heart is broken into four riveting sections: bemoan, expressionist, exhibitionist and lion. readers are bound to recognize themselves between these pages if they've ever had vulnerable hearts.
  • Virapo Vol. I

    by Ivan Samokish
    Virapo Vol. I is a collection of 20 poems that touch upon themes of love, loss, rage, depression, and social inequality. This book is a short read, but not a light one. Drawing upon the author's life experiences and observations of society, Virapo is drenched with raw emotion and a dose of fiery passion. Virapo is a bitter cry out for truth, honesty, fairness and justice. What does "virapo" mean exactly? It is a combination of the Ukrainian word for "belief", which transliterated is "vira", a... more
  • Chemical Butterfly

    by Andrea Malinsky Mason
    The collection of poems and collages I created during and after a nearly two-year battle with advanced breast cancer
  • Dream Sweet Dreams

    by Kristy Kurjan
    Bright illustrations and sweet, rhyming text are paired in this adorable bedtime story that celebrates the joy of creativity through dreams. From penguins eating ice cream to cute cuddle bugs, this board book is sure to bring a smile to both young and old. There are endless possibilities for what children can imagine.
  • The Many Ways To Say I Love You

    by Kristy Kurjan
    This book illustrates how to enjoy the gift of love with friends and family. From a high-five to a belly laugh to time shared in play, kindness and joy are simple pleasures that are found throughout life’s journey. The early reader style poetry shows special moments children share with their loved ones: “When holding hands to cross the road… mom squeezes three times, it is our special code.” The colorful and quirky illustrations make this book enjoyable for babies, toddlers, and adults.
  • Real Gray Tears

    by Jaquetta Henson
    This is a collection of narrative poetry that reflects on the life of the author as she tries to find her place in the world. She recollects her memories of the most important people, places, and things in her life.
  • Some Days, Here

    by Tricia De Jesus-Gutierrez
    This book explores the common thread of human experience?love, loss, and coming of age through my own perception and experiences.
  • Dancing on Dewdrops

    by Mark John Terranova
    Dancing on Dewdrops is an entrancing collection of poems, prayers, and short stories that capture the utter joy of youth, wrestle with the inherent elements of change, offering strength and solace—all while celebrating life across several generations. The rustic poetry, prayers, humor and short stories for children will appeal to all ages. Dancing on Dewdrops provides inspiration, delivering the lasting imagery that leaves an indelible imprint on the heart and human spirit.
  • Broken Pieces

    by Aubrey Grace Tomlinson
    A powerful, yet heartbreaking collection of poetry, detailing the struggles of living life with mental health. Broken Pieces explores loss, heartbreak, healing, and learning to love oneself. This collection is for anyone who's ever felt alone, and for anyone who has suffered from pain and at every turn, fought against the odds and is still alive today. Broken Pieces is a collection of poetry about overcoming a dark past, and the promise that you can find happiness again.
  • Entwined

    by Cara Beatrice
    Entwined, is a journey of love explored through poetry written by poet, Cara Beatrice. This book is a collection of short poems creating a beautiful romantic image for the reader as it follows the experience of falling in love.
  • Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind

    by Jennifer A. Payne

    The poems in EVIDENCE OF FLOSSING: WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND are, at their heart, love poems to the something greater within all of us. Inspired by Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Mary Oliver, naturalist Jen Payne explores the essence of spiritual ecology: the human condition juxtaposed to the natural world and the possibility of divine connection.

    Its pages are illustrated by an absurd and heartbreaking assortment of original and vintage color photographs, including a series of discarde... more

  • More Than a Memory

    by Pragya Bhagat
    Does injustice bother you? What could loving yourself look like? How can you live with claustrophobia? “These poems are not just memories,” Pragya writes, “they are my stories.” In More Than a Memory Pragya takes you on a journey of self-discovery, one riddled with more questions than answers, more frustration than beauty. In her honestly-voiced poetry, she celebrates menstruation, compares a Shatabdi train to life, and writes letters to her future self. While reading her eight int... more
  • Heartfelt Sonnets

    by Sandra Haight
    Heartfelt Sonnets offers 100 poems that are written in the Sonnet form. The themes presented are varied, and they include many inspirational and emotional thoughts to ponder on the subjects of love, life, family, nature, God, the Universe, and more. Each Sonnet flows with rhyme and meter within its required fourteen lines. The first eight lines, called the Octave, set the stage or theme of the poem; the following four lines, called the Sestet, usually deliver some reaction to the theme;... more

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