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by Ron Raye
by JAMES G. BRUEGGEMANNAfter the Night Rain, a book of contemporary haiku, celebrates the concept of place. Set in northern Minnesota, the lake country of northern Wisconsin, South Carolina's Lowcountry, locations elsewhere in the US, China, Europe, hospitals, even the "place" of being a grandparent, these little poems will ripple your memory bank, leaving you saying "There! I've felt that, too..."
by Michele KruegerThis collection of devotional poems explores the transformative relationship between a Spiritual Master and the devotee over the span of 40 years.
by Elisabeth Sharp McKetta"Elisabeth McKetta taps fairy tales and, presto, they transform themselves into living things that reach out and tug at us, reminding us of the exquisite fragility in 'once upon a time.' Hers is a Proustian adventure that reinvents the fairy tale for us, infusing it with the drama of times past." — Maria Tatar, author of The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales
by Kathleen J. ShieldsWhile listening to the sounds of the night, Hamilton Troll hears something that scares him. He soon discovers that it is a young owl named Whitaker who is being taught by his parents how to hoot. Unfortunately Whitaker needs a lot of practice. After the lesson is over, Hamilton and Whitaker go for a walk only to discover a large bear entering the area. Worried for their friends who may not be able to get to safety, Whitaker comes up with a daring plan to scare the bear away.
by Kathleen J. ShieldsMeet Chatterton Squirrel, the smallest in his family and the most frightened. While Chatterton's parents were teaching their young how to leap from tree to tree, Chatterton kept looking down at the ground, worried that he would fall. Hamilton noticed how scared Chatterton looked and decided he should help. In the end, Chatterton was able to take the big leap and make his family proud! This story helps those who are afraid of trying new things and shows there is always a way, so long as you b... more
by Kathleen J. ShieldsMeet Skeeter, an excitable skunk who just wants to join Hamilton Troll and the other critters in their big Stick-Nut Game. However, Skeeter has a little problem. Whenever he gets scared or startled, out comes a Pe-Yew! So it is up to Hamilton and his friends to help Skeeter control his smelly-problem so he too can play in the game. Join Skeeter in this stinky, funny day of adventure and share in his excitement as he experiences the thrill of making true friends and getting to play in the big... more
by Kathleen J. ShieldsRudy is not a very nice rat according to Rosa Raccoon and the other children. He does bad things and says mean stuff and no one wants to play with him. So Hamilton decides to have a talk with Rudy. However, when Rudy Rat sees Hamilton Troll, he gets so afraid he runs off, which clues in Hamilton that Rudy may need a friend more than they thought. Hamilton then encourages the children to put their 'PAWS' together for friendship. Pause what you are doing, Approach, Welcome Rudy to join the gam... more
by Kathleen J. ShieldsMeet Barney Bee, a very sweet, yet plumply round bumble bee who spends his day flying from flower to flower eating pollen. In fact, Barney Bee loves pollen so much he 'comes down' with hefty problem. Join Hamilton Troll as he spends the day following Barney Bee around and learning some pretty interesting facts about bumble bees as well as the names of a few Texas wildflowers.
by Kathleen J. ShieldsMeet Elwood Woodpecker, who gains quite a headache after discovering petrified wood! Hamilton Troll remembers that the beaver brothers, Baxter & Boswell, learn about this so the go to learn more. This story teaches about petrified wood, how it is made, beavers and how they build dams as well as how their teeth grow constantly.
by Kathleen J. ShieldsDinosaurs lived millions of years ago and are now extinct yet they left behind clues that tell their story. Hamilton Troll comes across one of those clues, a fossil, that leads him and the Beaver Brothers up the river to a dinosaur museum where they learn so much about these prehistoric animals, including how big some of them were. However it is when Hamilton Troll walks up to a hatching nest of eggs and meets these dinosaurs first hand that he discovers how great and magnificent these crea... more
by Valeri Kathleen Paxton-SteeleSometimes charming, sometimes raw, this is a collection of poetry from a woman who has been diagnosed as with manic-depression. She takes us on an unexpected journey from the dreams of a little girl, to the abuse victim, to the ultimate survivor in spite of her trials. She speaks frequently of the occult, abuse, abandonment, loss, death and suicide. A must read for those who have been traumatized by childhood sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence and depression; as well as those who love and car... more
by Angela DerrickMelancholy is When I Leave You: Poems from the Wife of a Death Row Prisoner is a full length poetry collection that shines a light on the often harsh reality of prison and capital punishment in America. While it tells our story of the last nine years that my husband and I have been together, it could be the story of any of the countless people whose lives are touched by incarceration.
FOR YOU WOMAN: Spirit Jewels iinroduces an innovative creative writing style of Poetic Intellectual Art that incorporates a mix of profound insights and spiritual wonders of Love, Life and Relativity.
Its Central subject matter of Love is forged upon the FOUR ways we experience Life... Mind, Spirit, Body and Soul. Whereby Spirit Jewels manifest as Creative Masterpieces of Poetry, Prose, Short Stories and Propositions. That is c... more
by Doug Bentley
"One of the best kept secrets in Canadian English Poetry today!"
Discover what all of the buzz is about!
In our new global theater of ‘www.’ national identities and cultures no longer define our artistic materials. The objects of art are now global in scope, not local. The poems here are a selection of ones which reflect the global influence of ‘www.’ and its non-localizing action on the content of artistic materials.
A Cana... more