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by LANCE GARLANDA poet lived aboard a 27ft Sailboat for four years in Seattle. This chapbook of poetry and pictures seeks to share that experience with readers. Reminiscent of Thoreau’s WALDEN, this collection sails through Sound and vision with themes of nature as a healing force, simplicity as a salve to the ails of modern life, and a deep connection to place as mooring buoy to anchor our self and communal knowledge. Part love letter to a sailboat and part adventure journal about the possibilities arou... more
by Kathleen QuinnTravel along with a rapping mynah bird named Sky, meeting magical and enchanting characters in his journey of curiosity and self -discovery. Share in his struggle to be accepted and live up to others expectations in this sequel story to Cupcakes By The Sea.
by Lynne Barnes
"Falling into Flowers invokes a powerful sense of history sculpted with tender, goose-bump evoking details, depicting the South in the 1950s and '60s and the Haight-Ashbury commune scene after the Summer of Love. This book is a journey from marshes of grief into flats full of idealistic hippies in the City of St. Francis in the '70s and '80s… and twenty-five years beyond. Along the way, the author witnesses some of the events that helped shape this era of Th... more
by Xianna Michaels
by Joniece JacksonWhat does she want? Where will she go? Will she ever get it? What is it?
by Ashton Lee
"Mixtape: The Book" is a “tracklist” of poems that are accompanied by illustrations to add to the experience. This collection explores various themes such as the struggle to reach one's potential, the uselessness of having a crush, "nice guys," and being a black nerd. There's even a tribute to one of his early influences, rapper MF Doom. So get ready for these #Barz and visuals and Gitcho Mind Right.
by Jeff GrinnellThe poems here evoke our recent moral, spiritual, economic and political malaise by presenting characters from many stations in this divided country, characters who speak their minds, sometimes implying more than they realize. These richly rhythmic chants and songs burst with compact and precisely articulated observations and convictions, often counterbalanced with irony and double meanings. As a Kirkus reviewer enthused about the poems in Flickering Kingdoms: “Alive, inspired verses fro... more
by luke kurtisINTERSECTION is a collection of poetry, photography, and found texts by luke kurtis created as part of the artist’s rediscovery of his southern heritage. It’s his self-described “ode to the south.” Paired with the companion INTERSECTION zine, also published by bd-studios.com, the artist’s rural upbringing is contrasted with his adult life as a New York artist.
by Jeffrey PierreHome-Sick of Home is a poetry collection that delves into the meaning of home. The home that the poet is trying to find and redefine throughout the book is not necessarily a physical place but a mental state. This book is a snapshot of the poet's journey to self-discovery; the road to self-discovery is about finding yourself while simultaneously creating who you are.
by Salvador De La RosaAuthor Salvador DeLaRosa reveals Human Nature, the Sterling, the Fallacious, and the Hideous. Forthwith molding all global decision-making is the eagerness to mend environmental and social restlessness and cultural deviation. Institutions and governments have been scrambling to find genuine solutions for the missteps of the past and present. These solutions have been able to eradicate future concerns, only to discover their resolve is of short-term relief, lending support to long-term misfortu... more
by Nique La'ShaeHave you ever heard the saying "Never say the first thing that comes to mind"? Well, I do because the first thing is mostly what others don't want to hear...THE TRUTH. Never ride passenger to your life's story. Never allow someone else to auto correct you. You know what you meant and want to say...so say it. Because in this book...I DID!
by William A.KofoedAfter publishing my first book of poems, Shadows of Footsteps, I thought about how I had written them. Over the course of thirty some years this how I did it; ‘I do not know why most poets write poetry but I know why I do so. I write because a thought gets in my head and bounces around till I write it down. You could say that I don't try to write but that I am forced to write.’ In doing this I wrote 242 poems in about 30 years. I thought then about what two of the writers I... more
by Conor MacCormack
A collection of metaphysical meditations, Lines of Life and Vision is a millennial poet's exploration of the spiritual. With a modern eye and earnest voice MacCormack celebrates the timeless yet inscrutable themes of love, death, sorrow, faith, redemption, and imagination, seeking the golden thread of experience running through each.
by Conor MacCormackA collection of metaphysical meditations, Lines of Life and Vision is a millennial poet's exploration of the spiritual in the morass of materialism that is the 21st century. With a modern eye and earnest voice MacCormack celebrates the timeless yet inscrutable themes of love, death, sorrow, faith, redemption, and imagination, seeking the golden thread of experience running each: that "law divine" as Shelley said, which all "in one spirit meet and mingle."
by Gene OlsonFifty years have passed since Gene Olson spent many a lonely night on fire and security watch at the Guam Naval Transient Barracks. With long hours, no books or magazines, and only a lizard as company, he picked up a pen and paper and began writing poetry. Though once dead, these pages have been resurrected in his new book. Bipolar Poems: Before and After Lithium is a fascinating poetry collection that spans half a century. Some of the poems were written during Olson’s time in the military, befo... more
by Eartha Watts HicksCreative Writing needs to breathe somewhere. Why not where it can be shared? Graffiti Mural is a collection of poetry, lyrics, lyrical rants and tales (both true and imagined) from Eartha Watts Hicks, Hurston-Wright fiction fellow, member of the Harlem Writers Guild and winner of the Just R.E.A.D. literary fiction "Game Changer" Award from the NYCHA Branch of the NAACP.