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Poetry

  • Only for a Moment

    by Tabitha Vohn
    Poetry is an act of survival. A cry to everyone and no one. Intensely personal, shamelessly honest, and oftentimes an admission of inner ugliness, Only for a Moment chronicles nineteen years of the author’s life. It explores ideas of transience, transition, and redemption through the battlegrounds of metamorphosis from young girl to woman. Each poem presents a snapshot; a puzzle piece of what ultimately becomes a collective consciousness. A road map to trace back through the labyrinth of people ... more
  • The Year of Fear

    by Amaryllis Kent
    The Year of Fear tells the author's journey through the election cycle as a personal love story. From "love at first sight" to doubt, then anger and betrayal, until finally, release.
  • God & Other Poems

    by Maryrose Carroll
    God & Other Poems offers the very last, riveting poems of poet, publisher, anti-censorship-warrior, Paul Carroll. Undaunted by the knowledge that he would die in just weeks, he forged on, continuously writing, until semi-consciousness seized control. He jokes about having a date with God, laments that he is “tired of being a man.” He displays his endless imagination and brio in questions as “Have you ever looked closely at a horse’s vagina?” This is the same man who born into wealth, went t... more
  • In You the Amozula

    by Sarita Gaye Cardwell
    Poetry
  • What the River Knows: Conversations with the Natural World

    by Andrea Freeman

    A book of poetic reflections that honors the beauty and wisdom of Nature and invites the reader to open into wonder and gratitude as a way to help heal the Earth and ourselves. The 41 poems in this collection are inspired by the author’s experiences in the natural world and the insights gleaned from these experiences.
    Written with the sensibility of a nature lover and spiritual seeker, the poems in this book serve to heighten awareness of our deeper nature and our interconnectedness with... more

  • Nancy Marguerite's Chopin

    by Anne Markham Bailey
    This 3 part poem explores Bailey’s relationship with her mother and the re-collecting of stories that shape the past. Bailey opens the work with images of mornings as a young girl on the piano bench beside her mother, Nancy Marguerite Perrin Bailey, who often played the Chopin Preludes. She fed her daughter a steady diet of art and literature, music and theater. Nancy Bailey was the librarian and journalism teacher at The Altamont School from 1970 – 1992.
  • Lost in the confines of my mind

    by Horatio Gates
    Poetry for those who need loving through a different demeanor.
  • Love Drink Fight Hate: Four Cantos at Serenissimo's Behest

    by Yankee Alighieri
    "From how many elements," asks the immortal Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (aka Serenissimo), "Should a proper song be nourished"? Four to be precise: love, drink, fight, hate. And so for every element Yankee Alighieri has seen fit to provide us with an entire canto, the culmination of which is a paean to Western Civilization in general and English-speaking civilization in particular -- with America at the helm. Epic in scale and content Love Drink Fight Hate will carry you from the windy plains ... more
  • Untitled Story

    by Surinder Binner

    Loving you is the second best thing 

    I have done.

    Finding you is the first.

    Just consider there was no lust

    Hope you can trust

    Oh my love,

    I wish you trust.

  • A Poet's Haggadah: Passover Through the Eyes of Poets

    by Rick Lupert
    36 Poets reinterpret the traditional themes and text of the Passover Haggadah through their own unique lenses. Edited by Los Angeles Poet Rick Lupert (Creator of the Poetry Super Highway) Includes work from Helen Bar-Lev, Lynne Bronstein, Salvatore Buttaci, Howard Camner, Larry Colker, devin davis, Barbara Elovic, Robert Klein Engler, David Gershator, Leslie Halpern, Claudia Handler, Daniel Y. Harris, Elizabeth Iannaci, Marc Jampole, Rachel Kann, Beth Kanter, Peggy Landsman, Michael Levy, Jake M... more
  • Ekphrastia Gone Wild: Poems Inspired by Art

    by Rick Lupert
    Ekphrastia Gone Wild is an anthology of ekphrastic poetry – poetry inspired by other works of art (including painting, film, literature, photography and more) including work by Nobel Prize winning poet Wislawa Szymborska along with a roster of 87 poets from all over the world including Suzanne Lummis, Laurel Ann Bogen, Jerry Quickly, Brendan Constantine, Gerald Locklin, Robert Wynne and many more, edited by Los Angeles poet Rick Lupert.
  • The Gettysburg Undress

    by Rick Lupert
    Rick Lupert's The Gettysburg Undress is a delightful romp through the museums and tourist attractions of the mid-Atlantic States. I found it more believable than Steinbeck's Travels with Charlie. His wife, Addie, is a more interesting personality by far than a poodle. His observations are written in a minimalist style which is a cross between Basho and Brautigan. Each poem is a tiny masterpiece. Some poems, like "Animal Hospital," strike a ghostly chord. His humor is inclusive, making the reader... more
  • Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman

    by Rick Lupert
    Rick Lupert’s seventeenth poetry collection, Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman (Rothco Press, May 2015), is the long awaited follow up to, and first collection of Lupert’s selected works since, 1997’s I am My Own Orange County. Lupert’s poetry exists at the intersections of the wise and the ridiculous, the spectacular and the mundane. The humor and deeper themes throughout his work will win over the generations of people who’ve come to regard poetry as an inaccessible literary art. These poems, wr... more
  • Poetry in Composition: A Coffee Table Book of Poetry and Photos

    by Angel Leya

    Feelings are a powerful thing. In this collection, each poem has been carefully paired with photography to enrich the experience. It’s a symphony of stimuli that’s sure to take you on an emotional journey through the good and bad of the human heart, as told by a young woman whose faith always brought her back to the perspective of one redeemed. Get the book in print for a full color, fully immersive experience.

  • MY INTOXICATED INK

    by Anahit Arustamyan
    My Intoxicated Ink is a poetry book. It is the collection of my best poems. The book is rich in metaphors and allegorical expressions. Deep thoughts and romantic feelings are expressed in all my poems.
  • a warm place to self-destruct

    by Weasel
    I devoured the quite satisfying "warm place to self-destruct" in mere hours, and it is time well spent in the theatre of imagination. Weasel’s poems transport you into this hypnotic, darkly erotic, elegiac, fatalistic netherworld; an invitation to his private purgatory of fears and desires. Do yourself a favor and curl up with this passionate monster of a book. It will resonate with you long after you've turned the last page. —Brian Kehinde, author of Synchronicity In Violence. Weasel is l... more

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