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by Elisa KarbinWith intense, visceral lyricism Elisa Karbin’s new poetry chapbook, 'Snare,' tackles the fracturing and psychic unraveling that comes in the wake of trauma to explore the necessary shift in identity from victim to survivor to witness with a searing and unblinking urgency.
by Tai AllenNo Jewels is an attempt to challenge standard notions of masculinity, abuse, trauma and self-love. Written primarily in three classic forms -- Japanese senriyu, French triolet and African song -- the book is a work of craft and concept. It is a necessary tool in conversations on sexuality, violence and self-care.
by Frankie L Fipps & Lakella L Taylor
by Kimelene CarrWhen emotions overwhelm ... lace, blown to the wind that frames a derelict fenêtre, may not suffice So... some choose to give vent to words and drown frayed and battered feelings in a darkened well of... Vodka & Ice A collection of poems that gives voice to depression, loneliness, heartbreak and the other pungent feelings that can plague existence.
by Tolu A AkinyemiDead Lions Don’t Roar is a collection of inspiring and motivating modern day verses. Addressing many issues close to home and also many taboo subjects, the poetry is reflecting of today’s struggles and lights the way to a positive future. The uplifting book will appeal to all age groups, anyone going through change, building or enjoying a career and facing day-to-day struggles. Many of the short verses will resonate with readers, leaving a sense of peace and wellbeing. The author, Tolu ... more
by Kyle StückAfter a year laden with transition, author Kyle Stück decided to stop running from his mind and finally allow himself to bleed, the blood taking form in Culaccino, a collection of fifty poems preoccupied with loss, doubt, love, myth, and the troublesome anxiety seemingly connecting them all.
Stark Raving Beautiful: The Little Details of South Jersey Living, Writing, Loving, Losing, Bruising, Drinking, Thinking and (Ocby Alex SullivanIn this volume of poems, Alex Sullivan brings to life tales of living, loving, writing, losing, bruising, drinking, thinking and (on occasion) winning! Written in a free form style, Sullivan's poetry leads you down South New Jersey side streets and goes for the throat in its honesty.
by Alex SullivanProse and poetry seen through the eyes of a young South Jersey native. Alex Sullivan's mostly autobiographical "A Printing Madman" frames life as a young man in N.J. through a haze of life lessons, harsh (often beautifully ironic) realities, jazz and cigarette smoke. Every poem screams with personality and every line is a truth. While lacking any formal poetic style, Sullivan writes how those in N.J. speak while still retaining a sense of rhythm only comparable to a John Coltrane record.
by Sprout ConnerSometimes one has to look backwards before they can truly start to move forward. This excavation and examination of roots is exactly what Sprout Conner sets out to do with their debut poetry collection, Motherbird. Queer, young, and unafraid of being terrified, Sprout writes about the things that shaped them and the places that they’ve been in preparation for the places that they’re going.
by Guy Thorvaldsen
Narrative and lyrical poems that focus on the pitfalls and small awakenings within everyday life. The predominant themes are gratitude and wonder.
by Ralph La RosaGhost Trees collects a broad range of accessible formal poetry.
by Torie CooperNature: A Collection of Poems highlights the magnificent biodiversity of life on our planet from snow-capped mountains to the deep blue sea. This poetic adventure will inspire you to protect the natural world around us.
by Nomxolisi NdlanganaSoul Vagina is a debut collection from the fearless South African poet Nomxolisi Ndlangana who takes the reader on a woman's pilgrimage to the core of self identity. The work speaks of a love of self and the love of another as the author masterfully synthesizes the nuances and complexities of a five-year relationship into a single poem. Soul Vagina is a daring exploration of sexual freedom that transports the reader to a realm of physical and emotional duality through a journey of love. Each ... more
by TJ KostesThis is a “concept” book of poetry, it looks at life in three sections, “inside out,” “outside in,” and “inside out/outside in.” It attemps to document the everyday life of a poet. The poems are short, but full of meaning and insight into living an authentic life.
by E.V. FrapiereIn my new book, HAVOC: From the Ashes of Chaos and Turmoil is Hope, I reflect on my educational journey during my formative years. My story oscillates between memoir and poetry with four key takeaways: inform, inspire, engage, and encourage hope and resilience. Hope for a better tomorrow and resilience in the face of adversity, which I believe enables survival in the most emotional of circumstances.
by Josie DabishIn Pursuit of Prince Charming is a collection of poems that Ms. Dabish began writing in her teens. Taken from her own experiences and that of her friends. Her, sometimes explosive, words take us on a journey through love, passion, lust, separation, illness and near death experiences. She uncovers love at it's finest and worst hours.