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Poetry

  • 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
  • The Lost Poems of Cangjie

    by John Briscoe
    This book presents the first translations, into any language, of the poetry of Cangjie, historian in the court of China’s Yellow Emperor who reigned, according to tradition, for a hundred years, from 2697 to 2597 BCE. Though Cangjie is a well-known figure even today in Chinese history, and legend, and though he was almost certainly a poet, neither history nor legend mentions his poetry. How his poems came to be preserved, and how the preserved poems came to be discovered, is explained in the aft... more
  • Walking on a Moonbeam

    by Bill McDonald
    Walking on a Moonbeam is a collection of poems written during Bill McDonald's career as an engineer/scientist working in the United States space and national defense programs. The poems were written based on personnel life experiences and are organized into nine topics: Youth, Adventure, Love, Seasons, Change, Hope, Places and Things, Farewells, and Prayer. Consequently it tells much of his own personal story, beginning with his youth, continuing with his adventures in the United States moon p... more
  • Revealing Layers: The Shell of a Woman

    by Tye Jiles
    A collection of beautiful and self-revealing poetry. This body of work highlights a journey through life, relationships and the growing pains of womanhood.
  • Scarred on Both Sides

    by Frank Houston
    This is a book of short stories providing an awakening for the broken/forsaken hearts and minds of a broken people.
  • I Came upon Coyotes: Poems

    by Carol Creelawn

    In I Came upon Coyotes, Carol Creelawn shows us the joys of paying attention to the wild world around us, articulating a sympathetic and sometimes playful view on topics as varied as love, death, divine architecture, and that small lizard under the picnic table.

  • When It Rains in the Desert: Poems

    by Carol Creelawn

    In this marvelous debut collection, Carol Creelawn leads us into a world where elephants rule the night, lakes are haunted by singing ghosts, and the simple act of driving a car sparks a moment of keen insight. Her poems reveal a deep love for the natural world while interpreting the events of everyday life with honesty and empathy.

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