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by Jennifer M. GarnatzMy writings are not all about me.They are the joys,the pains of more than a few of us. Look within,you may discovery our self looking back at your consciousness instead of at my nakedness.
by Michelle G. Stradford
Self Love Notes is a collection of uplifting poetry, affirmations, and quotes celebrating unconditionally loving ourselves. It not only inspires but also invites the reader to nurture their hearts with accepting compassion and gratitude.
The messages encourage us to love and appreciate our whole selves, despite our flaws and self-defined inadequacies, yet continue to strive for growth. It is intended for those who need to be... more
by Wendy HindMy Tattoos is an emotionally rich and sometimes brutally accurate depiction of medicine’s miracles and limitations. The poems are arranged in three sections: Heart, Soul, and Fierce. My Tattoos is a collection of riveting poems, stark with moments of beauty, the freight of pain and triumph. Here, splendor abounds, hewed with care and precision, in poems that are filmic “delicate…strong…” and “magically spun”.
by Nate ClarkThe philosophical meanderings of a young man searching for meaning. Compiled in the hopes that the reader will be edified and stimulated. Best enjoyed with a cigarette and whiskey. This is the poetic debut of Nate Clark.
by Jeremy LongFair Now Later Rain is a new collection of poetry written by Jeremy Long. Formed within the perennial tradition and the classics, Fair Now Later Rain seeks to supplement contemporary verse with a lyrical and intellectual form. Written within a personal, spiritual, and philosophical framework, the collected poems in Fair Now Later Rain explore memory, love, death, God, being, existence, and more. Accompanying the reflective and contemplative poems in Fair Now Later Rain are witty provocations,... more
by Caridad Moro-GronlierThe word tortillera means lesbian in Español. The moniker is familiar to most Spanish speaking cultures, but especially particular to the Cuban experience. In most Cuban-American households to be called a tortillera (whether one is one or not) is the gravest of insults, the basest of adjectives, a cat call that whips through the air like a lash whose only intention is to wound, to scar. In Caridad Moro-Gronlier’s debut collection, Tortillera, she not only applies the term to herself, she owns it... more
by Stuart Jay Silverman
THE AUTHOR CLEARS HIS THROAT
A drift of snow, adrift in a sea of speculation,
turning over the flotsam and jetsam of the macro world,
speaking with Nano rising from and sinking back
into the abyss... . Though I don't much like Poe's
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket,
I'm drawn to it, its locked-in adventure in the hold
of a whaling ship, the faithful dog turned savage,
mutiny, the final, fanciful emergence ... more
by Tim CawkwellAlthough 2020/21 was a year to forget, it is most likely to be a year we shall remember more readily than others. In private response to the new public covid reality which has coincided with a sense that politically, socially and culturally we have passed through a watershed year, Tim Cawkwell has written a sequence of poems, IN THESE TORRID TIMES. They are fourteen in number, ranging from poems of one page in length to others of several pages. They include two Covid Odes, plus ‘Three Ages of th... more
by Alok GuptaThe book is a collection of eighteen poems. The first poem Reflections and Realizations is reminiscing a blessed journey filled with beauty and wonders and sharing snippet of wits and wisdom acquired over the years. The second poem Proposition is sharing few tips that can turn life into a flow, effortless and joyous. Facing Challenges depicts state of mind one needs to deal with trials and tribulations of life without the remorse and the stress. Art of Living is filled with precious advice to fo... more
by Kurt Cole EidsvigThis unauthorized send-up on literature's most precious member skewers the life and times of Poetry. With bold colors, gritty words and funny stories, POP X POETRY's artsy biographical tone in no way means you'll learn anything at all. You may lose brain cells. Featuring over 300 poems, 30 brand-new artworks, and a unique layout, bright designs, and more, this book's narrative botox blast gives Poetry the long-overdue facelift we were waiting for. Presented as a series of collage pieces, the boo... more
by Dasan AhanuShackled Freedom: Black Living in the Modern American South is the new poetry collection by award-winning artist Dasan Ahanu. It contains poems that are inspired by, speak to, and detail the Black southern experience. Shackled Freedom is the second installment of a series dedicated to Black life. The collection attempts to push back at rigid narratives about Black living below the Mason Dixon Line. Too often we are presented with narratives and perspectives that narrow our collective unders... more
by Paul JonesWe all have those moments in our lives where we need reassurance or, we might just want to break down and have a good cry. Standing Alone is a book of poetry that is meant to inspire and touch the living soul. From poems such as Standing Alone to, There for Me. Both poems may have the same conclusion but doing the process one will reach that conclusion in our own special way.
by Mzia Kvirikashvili LawrenceWith this book, I wanted to give at least a glimmer of joy to my eternally tormented country, which for decades has been so preciously owed by the freedom gained through its blood. I wanted to introduce to the English-speaking world how a Georgian person thinks, primarily a Georgian poet, who are so numerous in Georgia. And poetry, after all, it is a bridge between people?s hearts. Then, walk on this bridge and connect our desires, kind people!
by Mandeep LottaThe poems contained in this book are meant to promote love and concern for one another. As gregarious beings, it is necessary for us to interact through poems, music, sports, as well as share knowledge and other social activities.
by Deborah L. Davitt
Bounded by Eternity is a novella in verse, telling the story of a woman who has forgotten her own name and history, by her own choice, through by a compact with Oberon, the king of the fey. The story moves between future and past, interweaving myth and reality, memory and confabulation, and loss and survival, eventually transmuting fear to forgiveness.
". . . a lyrical journey into realms at once mysterious and familiar. . . . Before long we learn the important, imaginative an... more
by Diana HowardWe take our memory for granted. Dementia will steal it in ways most of us could never imagine. Winter Solstice by Diana Howard burrows deep into the heart-rendering poetic journey of a daughter trying to love and help her mother who is slowly losing her memory. Through poems and vignettes written over a period of 15 years, the reader will enter a world of denial, confusion, shame, fear, humor, sacrifice, patience and love - finding solace and empathy with an experience many of us go throug... more