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by Jody Lee Collins“I’ve no chisel but this pen chipping at paper like stone” begins Hearts on Pilgrimage, but what a chisel author Jody L. Collins wields in this exquisitely sculpted collection of quiet poems that bring comfort, contemplation, and gratitude in difficult times. Her poetry echoes the seasons, from winter’s dormancy and spring’s new life to summer’s exuberant growth and the fall harvest, looking through the lens of a physical world that also mirrors our interior lives. Whether it’s picking autumn... more
by Derek Taylor KentIn the spirit of Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic, Hysterical Rhymes and How You Can Rhyme Too! is a collection of Derek's hilarious, heartwarming and educational children's poems that is truly a delight for kids of all ages and reading levels. Not only are there hundreds of funny poems, limericks, and stories, it's also an educational guide that teaches youngsters how they can write poetry as well! They'll learn about rhythm, meter, poetic forms, how to fi... more
by Jennifer Nuesi
"This is a cleansing. Of that we choose to say or won't say. The anxieties, the depressions, and all the breakdowns between. They have found a place in you and in me while manifesting themselves in ways unseen. In the awareness comes the healing. Finding the peace that declutter brings. Let us gather together and take a look at all that we have amassed. Let us all take a look at our THINGS."
In her new poetry collection, THINGS gives a shape to the invisible anxieties that... more
by Susan RiehleHidden Grandma is a preschool to Grade 2 book (ages 4-8). It's very rich in pictures, with little text. The story is that a grandmother misses her grandkids so much that she hatches a crazy plan to hide in their house. Of course, the kids suspect and go searching for her. She hides in more and more improbable places. Children like to turn the pages and try and find her.
by Kurtis EbelingBeneath Stretching Pines is a collection of poems by author Kurtis A. Ebeling. Ranging from imagistic and deconstructed works to more traditional and rhythmically structured forms, this collection of poems contends with the potentially interwoven and co-emergent nature of experience, language and selfhood. Containing only 30 poems, Beneath Stretching Pines is a quick read that balances vast, intentioned shifts in style with the singular voice of its author.
by Cindy O'Quinn and Stephanie EllisFound poetry is an act of creation in its own right. By taking words already in existence in the works of others, something completely new can be created. This collection was created in tribute to renowned dark poets, Linda D. Addison and Alessandro Manzetti. In all instances, we have indicated those poems from which we carved our own.
by Russell SuskoA collection of nature, love, and fantasy poems influenced by adventure and mystery. An emotional visualization with prevailing themes of light and darkness. Includes a wide selection of topics such as, the encompassing lives of leaves, the fall of a star, enthralling gardens, dragons and magic, and visited graveyards.\t
by Ann Zachariah
A collection of lyrical poetry that savours the myriad of emotions that life gifts us.
Wild Child of the Monsoons sprinkles water on core emotions that will make the reader realize who they truly are. The author will take readers on a hope filled nostalgic journey on a canoe of vibrant emotions to help them connect with their true self. It is a raw poetic record of pain, love, loss, grief and gratitude that will ultimately lead one to their higher self and self-love. It will help one to... more
by Jay SizemoreWe often see lists of books online with titles like "THE TOP 100 NOVELS OF ALL TIME." How many of them have you read? During the pandemic, poet Jay Sizemore decided it was far past time that he read (and finished reading) the novel Moby-Dick. He loved it so much, that he decided to keep picking up other classic works that he had for one reason or another never took the time to engage with. Much of this reading was accomplished through audio books and the Audible app, which allowed him to read... more
by Ruben Rivera
Ruben Rivera, Ph.D., was born in New York City to a mixed-race Puerto Rican family and raised in southern California in that time “when children should be seen and not heard.” As a working-class brown Latino boy, Ruben was invisible in the public school curriculum, on TV and media – except for anomalies like Tonto whose name in Spanish meant Dummy – and America as a whole, even as the long-ignored were struggling to be seen and heard in the era of Jim Crow, Civil Right... more
by Henry Lee ThomasRISE celebrates the diversity of our beautiful planet and its inhabitants and it unveils harsh truths that need to be faced before we can experience total-world transformation. Most importantly, it inspires us to dive deep within ourselves and truly introspect, especially during these uncertain times fraught with fear, racism, and societal collapse.
by Mzia Kvirikashvili Lawrence
In an anthology of diverse poems, Mzia Kvirikashvili Lawrence highlights the work of Georgian poets on their experiences, nature, and the people who surround their lives.
The shared poems explore the cry of a thirsty woman from the desert as she longs for the arrival of spring, the joy of the purest of friendships as others count our blessings, the breaking of invisible beliefs in dreams that remind of a flow of multi-coloured tunes and rhythms, the rain that accompanies three-day-... more
by Linda Carol MorrisThis story takes the form of a poem about a young boy called William, who dreams of Santa’s crazy rush to deliver presents for william’s Mum and Dad and his dog, Tessa. Along the way Santa has a few hitches but William finds out about the very first Christmas and why we give gifts at this time. William is shown to be a good and thoughtful little boy who lives up to the true spirit of Christmas.
by C. T. EckThe biggest news about C. T. Eck’s poetry-only book titled Poets Awake Saints Alive Lovers Among Lives Attune is that it arrives in 16 various categories. The subtitle states 247 Collected And Inspected Original Poems Comprising 16 Categories and here we can restate these “chapters” of categories for us: Song Style Poems; Instant Classic Poems; Humorous Poems; Audience Of One; Love Poems; True-Accounts-From-My-Own-Life Poems; On-The-Horror-Side Poems; Solid Staple Poems; Kissable Poems; Marri... more
by Paula MorhardtWhen you start married life at 17, problems are everywhere you look. First baby, second baby, husband out late, children getting sick. Problems, problems, and more problems. But there are bright moments, too—the first daughter-in-law, the first grandbaby. Tears of pain and tears of joy were shed during the first 25 years of this marriage. Learn what being a mother meant to this woman, and how she handled it.
by Cat Ellington
Part of the Cat Ellington Literary Collection, Strike a Prose: A Framework of Memories and Commentaries in Poetry, features the books More Imaginative Than Ordinary Speech: The Poetry of Cat Ellington; and Memoirs in Gogyohka: A Book of Short Poems and Memoirs.
Painted in Watercolors by Ateli, this distinctive compilation also includes previously unpublished bonus material from Quill Pen Ink Publishing—in association with the Cat Elli... more