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Poetry

  • Cup of Joe

    by Jeffrey Dunn
    Cup of Joe and Other Poems is a born book. And a memory-reflection book. And an experience-history book. It could be called Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man in celebration of the great modern, existential Irishman, James Joyce, who told a story about Stephen, the youth who chose the word lineage of the artist upon which to construct his self. Not the priest. Not the politician. Then again it could be called The Ferlinberger Blue Plate Special because word choice is everything, and “Ferli... more
  • No Name Lake Coronach

    by Jeffrey Dunn
    A coronach is Scots Gaelic for keening, a lament for the dead, and as a poet, Dunn tells us it's as simple as, "I'm here. You're gone." Dunn also writes his lament for his son's loss as deep as geologic and human history. The frame is a father and son's last fishing trip to No Name Lake for cutthroat trout. Much rhymes along the way: Eliot, Dante, Country Joe and the Fish, even General George Armstrong Custer. In these poems grief, at once personal, is also archetypal, a well from which we conti... more
  • The Belfast Bodhisattva

    by Jeffrey Dunn
    Jeffrey Dunn’s slim volume of poems answers the question, what happens when Saint Patrick leaves Belfast, becomes an enlightened Buddhist, travels to Spokane, Washington, U.S.A., and becomes known as Belfast Patrick? For those who remember Richard Brautigan, this little book is "The Galilee Hitchhiker" for our 21st Century. Go on a shopping spree to Belfast Patrick's decidedly spiritual hardware store, dance during Lent in a parking lot with Patrick and a group of nurses who have just receive... more
  • You and Me: Memoirs and Poetry

    by Brittanie Channel Muse
    You and Me is a collection of memoirs and poetry detailing defining moments and interactions in the author's life. You and Me offers a unique perspective on managing the emotions many of us face. It is a bold tale of love and all of the steps to reach it. What journey have you travelled loving others? What journey have you travelled loving yourself?
  • DARKER SISTER

    by Joiya Morrison-Efemini
    Like carving stone, DARKER SISTER sculpts the experiences of one American woman into effigies impossible to forget. DARKER SISTER extracts the splinters left by second-class citizenship and whittles them down to righteous anger, tolerant teaching, and, finally; miraculous forgiveness.
  • Serendipity and Craic

    by Alan Clegg
    What a colourful life the author of these poems has led and it certainly shows in his various works. I love that they are not all of the same cloth from a subject and mood perspective. From the seriousness of What land is this I gaze upon? with its uplifting, almost spiritual words which build up the scene so masterfully to the tongue-in-cheek humour of Gary the Grasshopper, - the Matatu and -the Auldest Swinger in Town, the diversity is fabulous. As whole I found the poetry extremely clever and... more
  • The Goodbye Song

    by Karl Kristian Flores
    10 poems. 10 sonnets. 10 haikus. 10 letters. 10 scenes. 10 objects. 10 definitions. 10 directions. 10 entries. 10 recipes. The Goodbye Song is a powerful volume that “tightens your throat.” Author, Karl Kristian Flores, masterfully guides readers across a stunning collection of thought. This book is like an important adventure that carries you everywhere. In today’s world, penetrating one’s heart may not work with an axe, a shout, or a lecture, but rather a haiku, a recipe, and a dia... more
  • Serendipity and Craic

    by Alan Clegg
    What a colourful life the author of these poems has led and it certainly shows in his various works. I love that they are not all of the same cloth from a subject and mood perspective. From the seriousness of What land is this I gaze upon? with its uplifting, almost spiritual words which build up the scene so masterfully to the tongue-in-cheek humour of Gary the Grasshopper, - the Matatu and -the Auldest Swinger in Town, the diversity is fabulous. As whole I found the poetry extremely clever and... more
  • Balancing

    by Kathleen Ernst
    The poems in Kathleen Ernst’s Balancing were inspired by the experiences of women who, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, sought new homes in the Upper Midwest. The first waves of pioneers, predominantly Yankees from northeastern states, were soon followed by European immigrants. Few women recorded their struggles and satisfactions, but by juxtaposing research and imagination, Kathleen breathes new life into their forgotten stories.
  • The Reflection of Perception

    by John Milor
    This is a small collection of my best poems, which I started writing over thirty years ago. My poems break down into three general categories: God, Existential, and Love. I try to make a concrete point with all of my poems; in fact, my poem titled "Poems" defines exactly what my poems entail. I appreciate complexity, so the majority of my poems also rhyme.
  • Bed of Roses

    by Dionna Carter
    The pages of a journal detail the cries of one woman's heart in the midst of a tumultuous marriage. Her experience is shared to bring affirmation and encouragement to other women experiencing similar lows, yet hopeful they will escape their own valleys of despair.
  • Old State Road

    by Jason Gerrish
    In this suite of 25 interconnected poems, Jason Gerrish through his speaker Hal Lavoie, takes up a solitary residence in a Fleetwood trailer on a farm off Old State Road in Ohio to teach himself to write. Old State Road represents Hal's struggle to make sense of his previously squandered life and his attempt to chisel it into Art. Brad Dalton's accompanying 25 ambrotype and tintype photographs of dilapidated rural scenes reinforce Gerrish's idea of time having slipped away and is captured in h... more
  • Poetic Expressions in Nursing: Sharing the Caring

    by Susan J. Farese
    This exciting collection of freeform poetry with over 40 poems by Susan J. Farese, MSN, RN, is a sharing of both professional and personal thoughts and feelings. Susan is a strong advocate of the creative use of poetry to express the wonderment, frustration, dedication, and the love of nurses for their profession and their patients. Included is a tribute poem to nurses by Mohan Chilukuri, MD and a bonus section of several of Susan's Haiku Poems with her nature photography. Susan invites yo... more
  • Clandestine

    by Amy Ritchie
    Clandestine—“hidden, concealed, secret.” Life is a journey, and so often, we go inward with the painful and difficult. And so it was for author Amy Ritchie. “She was inconsolable.” After her father’s death, among others, she went inward and searched herself and her life for answers and healing from depression. “She was restored.” Amy began to find peace and happiness as she processed and released the sadness that had initially consumed her. “She is stardust.” Amy realized that life is short and ... more
  • May

    by Herman Gorter
    May describes the magical journey of adolescence against the background of Holland’s flowery dunescapes. In strokes of wonder-filled impressions a stunningly unspoiled girl, May, explores the promise of springtime and the intense spiritual life of youth. However, the cycle of life always moves on, and as May matures and returns to earth, she finds it readying for summer.
  • WAIT

    by Kemuel Edmond
    “Don’t sleep, peeps. The dream is incomplete. But when it is, you soon will see. The time played a part in what came to be.” In this poetic memoir, the author reveals poems written throughout his life. Kemuel’s debut poetry book wanders his thoughts and perception of his world while residing in Los Angeles, CA. Navigate through grief, self-encouragement, insecurities, depression, and his relationship with love in this prose and free verse collection. Take a deep dive into a patient mind. What ar... more

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