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by Patrick Scott BarnesThree Orlando Nightspots is poetry and photo book. The poetry deals with my mom's dying from a stroke. Also, I deal with alcohol abuse, life as a nightclub photographer and health issues related to drinking. First, it opens with both my mom and Prince dying the same year. Later, we deal with me having an alcoholic blackout, seeing photos on my camera that I don't remember taking. Then, I wind up in the hospital. The hospital stay forms my decision to stop drinking.
by Susie Meserve“When Robert Frost defined a poem as being a “momentary stay against confusion,” he was referring to poems like those in Susie Meserve’s collection Little Prayers." —Michelle Bonczek Evory, author of The Art of the Nipple
by Giovanni ZunigaOn its surface, A Lust For Love is a self-inflicted, crude and cruel journey through cocktail bars, strip clubs, girls’ bedrooms, red-lit rooms, tearful breakups, porn collections, and melancholy memories. However, through poetry and verse, this collection is also a rare documentation of an inconvenient truth; the flipside of feminism: the hidden, ugly, reflection of how masculine energy is spent trying to cover up loss and loneliness through addiction and love.
by John Benzee
From conifers to deciduous, Tree Verse is a celebration and exploration of trees. Life, growth, and decay mingle as fifty poems detail the daily lives and struggles of the many diverse trees that are found throughout the United States. Natural imagery is brought to life in vivid verse that often personifies trees in their natural habitats. The unique features and significance of trees (for example, the age of sequoias, the strength of hickory, or the sweet sap of a s... more
by Mark OsakiPoet Mark S. Osaki covers a number of poignant topics in Best Evidence. Each poem in the four sections gives you a glimpse of a formative moment in Osaki’s life or expands your viewpoint on conflicts in the world. Some poems, like the powerful “Chinese Camp, California,” speak of a larger cultural experience and the nuances of navigating identity as an Asian American. Others still, like “Gun Song,” show the psychological and cultural impact of war. In each new work, Osaki captures powerful momen... more
by Jet WidickWhite Wild Indigo is both a children’s book and an illustrated collection of poems for adult readers. Author Jet Widick writes in a casual and playful tone that centers around our everyday experiences and taking delight in the present moment. This book is a celebration of these moments in catchy rhymes and wordplay— brought to life by Annie Moor’s bright and cheerful illustrations.
by D. J. LeMarr
Lucifer slumbers. A primordial being rises. The Abyss drags the Wyrm further into the depths of the bottomless pit. Lucifer fights against the desire to surrender as Hell worships the bedlam of a newfound order. On Earth, Constantine champions the cause of Christ, but in the end, he finds himself betrayed. Will the infectious corruption of the Wyrm's will surpass Constantine’s resolve? Forsaken by the Almighty, Constantine must brave Hell seeking truth with his mind torn between red... more
by Brian CoatesThis is a story of a young boy being molded into a gladiator as he survives childhood. As an adult, he realizes that the learned traits do not translate well as an adult. As he recognizes that he needs help and reaches out for that help, he goes through a recovery and healing process. This is all told in a series of poems
by Grace Andren
"Memories saturate my heart and the story of you spills from my eyes."
Speaking In Tears is the poetic journey of a heartbroken mother to find the Poetry in Grief and the Beauty in Sorrow as she mourns the death of her young daughter.
Our tears speak for themselves and in a language we can all decipher—Joy, Sorrow, Anger, and Love—no interpretation is needed for their presence or the many stor... more
by Sarah SaulSetting fires is a collection of poetry that explores sexism, abuse, abandonment and love. The chapbook provides hope and sparks empowerment out of which emerges self-discovery and growth.
by Dean McFallsDelivered is a book about one believer?s misadventures and crises in faith intertwined with major historical events and woven together in an anthology of poetry, verse, humor, art, and reflections. The starting point is that enduring classic ?The Night Before Christmas.? The ending point is your encounter with the gift of life.
by Stephanie Olivia BelThere are basically three sections of this book: youth / first love, nature, and wisdom. I have always turned to paper and pen when excited, in wonder, or distressed. I have found that writing down the obtrusive thoughts frees the mind. I have chosen poetry as the venue. Hopefully, you too can relate. I hope that you may glean some insight into yourself and find peace, joy, and some wisdom. I may add that some of the poetry is simple and obvious. Others need to be read more than once. As in a pa... more
by sb. MaamariThis is the story of a first love. This is the story of a first heartbreak. And this is the story of a warrior who fell in love with the enemy. Illustrated and written by the author herself, sb. Maamari is revolutionizing the way the world is viewing poetry. She takes us, in five chapters, through the stages we all experience when we first fall in love, and what happens after we get our hearts crashed with no love back. Each chapter serves a different story. Each chapter is set in a diffe... more
by Linda C. ShawThis book of inspirational poems and stories is a creative non-fiction work of my introduction to Christ and how it changed my life. It also acts as a tool to introduce others to the beauty and grace of being in a relationship with Him!
by Cedric L. Jones"Cedric is a bold writer and a natural poet... He digs the truth out with ease and is a master in the eloquent art of ridicule. He shakes up the injustice around him, demanding more virtue and demanding equal rights. He is boldly spiritual and this theme is interwoven in several poems, but above all he fights oppression on all fronts. We Whisper is a lot more than a whisper – it’s a gutsy read for those who are interested in awareness of the thoughts and courage of the troubled and oppressed." -... more
by Jamila MikhailInnermost is a collection of both free verse and fixed verse poetry written over a period of half a decade about every emotion felt inside the human heart. These poems will transport you to a whole other world within the innermost depths of the human soul.