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by Mary Langer ThompsonPoems that make the ordinary extraordinary from the 2012 Senior Poet Laureate of California.
by Alicia Smith-MackallMy poetry book can be read like a novel. It starts from the young at heart to the heart of wisdom. Shares ups and downs of life's journey as we find out who we are and why we are here. We are encouraged and inspired to spend time with our Creator, God, who loves us without measure and shares with us His purpose; to be the Light of the World!
by Candace HenryEverything But a Smile is a collection of poems that speak to acknowledgment, acceptance, and fight through the hollows and peaks of the human experience. The author, Candace D. Henry has a knack for gripping the emotions of her readers to get them to not only see the perspectives of her writings, but to feel them on a soul level. To read Everything But a Smile is to experience love, growth, pain, parenthood, friendship, abuse, societal systems, generations of assimilation, sexuality, and a l... more
by Tabitha VohnPoetry 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
by Amaryllis KentThe 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.
by Maryrose CarrollGod & 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
by Sarita Gaye CardwellPoetry
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
by Anne Markham BaileyThis 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.
by Horatio GatesPoetry for those who need loving through a different demeanor.
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
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.
by Rick Lupert36 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
by Rick LupertEkphrastia 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.
by Rick LupertRick 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
by Rick LupertRick 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