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Book: The Widow from Lake Bled by Kirby Wright
Whether it be a Hawaiian beach or an attic in eastern Europe, each locale is rendered in precise and empathic verse. Wright's poems are wrought with such care and intelligence testaments to his mastery of craft. Tristan Beach, The Conium Review LAKE BLED is the best volume of poetry I have read since...Ginsberg's HOWL. It is unrelentingly frank and almost impossibly beautiful. Joseph W. Bean, [...]
 
Book: The Suns Snow And The Sands Move - A thing of magic, a gift of poetry and prose by C. JoyBell C.
Consider the suns beyond your own world, and the sands that continually move beneath your feet, underlining the fabric of your life! Aspire for the blessings that fall with the snow of the suns; there are more than a legion of them! Published along with the rise of the blue moon on August 31, 2012, this new book of poetry and prose is richly infused with unpretentious symbolism, alluring one into [...]
 
Book: Shadows Of Life - A collection of poetry by Dr Nazreen
The Shadows of Life are emotions; the thoughts, desires, and aspirations trailing in our wake. Shadow-like in manner but shrouded by our physical form, we often seek to reveal them only in the darkness sometimes of the day but other times, of our lives. Segregated into three sections, this book is a compilation of poems and prose, dealing with quotidian feelings such as love, longing, [...]
 
Book: True People - A Parable & Other Prose by David Rowell Workman
True People is a parable about a man with a failed work past who takes over his deceased father's furniture business and runs it into the ground. He has no business sense at all. One evening he is walking the same bridge where his father proposed to his mother when he is struck by lightning. He is found naked on the bridge after the accident and wakes up in jail. There he discovers he has a new [...]
 
Book: Like A Box Of Chocolates by Justin Bienvenue
Get ready to enter a Twilight Zone world of poetry Experience 40 poems where you'll feel many emotions. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be enlightened but most of all you'll ask yourself, what the heck did I just read? A unique collection of poetry within several different themes and genres. They will inspire, bring enjoyment, and entertainment when reading. A creative showcase of the human [...]
 
Book: Permanent Damage by Kirby Wright
This is a collection of poetry and prose poetry in 2 mini books that are entitled "Circling For the Kill" and "Forces of Nature." All have been previously published in online literary reviews or hard copy university magazines and journals. The thread that unifies the poems is a disillusioned narrator living an unfulfilled life that seems to circle without going anywhere. He sees similar lives [...]
 
Book: Endings - Poetry and Prose by William Poe
Resentment, lost love, remorse, and death all feed into award-winning writer William Poe's new book Endings: Poetry and Prose. One of the Best Self-Published Books of 2016--IndieReader Poe, winner of the 2016 IndieReader Discovery Awards LGBT Fiction, returns with a new book dedicated to life's more dire experiences. A sharp contrast from his novels, which dealt with self-discovery and battling [...]
 
Book: Hong Kong Man - Selected Poems by Kirby Wright
These are the poems and poetic flashes written by KIRBY WRIGHT during his various residencies overseas and at Martha's Vineyard, Mass. A separate section focuses on Wright's difficult childhood in Hawaii and the mixed emotions he battles dealing with a once-abusive father, now confined to a wheelchair at a care facility, and a narcissistic mother who resents him for being an artist. The cover [...]
 
Book: His-Story is My Story's Mystery by Ralph B. Cooper
Maafa for African Americans represent the horrors and outcome of the Middle passage. Our varied stories and observations are the "aftermath" of our abduction from Africa, years of slavery, further years of Jim Crow apartheid and our opinions and reflections that keeps us strong and vibrant to this day...while still being endangered in this land called the United States!!??? These are the stories [...]
 
Book: The Girl with the Green Violin (Etched Press Poetry Series Book 6) by Kirby Wright
A landscape of acute memory and euphonious daily life, The Girl with the Green Violin delivers the raw and the cooked to readers. It is a poetry chapbook unmatched in its tender desire. Wright is an expert. When the speaker addresses a second person, it is we who feel its power. We salivate for each line before and after "You belong to me / Or at least the part of me // That makes you hunger." In [...]
 
Book: Musings of a Rainy Day Poet by SK Malone
Have you ever wanted to wander through a poets mind? To feel their soul drenched words drip from the page? Evoking thoughts, emotions and inspiration with eloquent prose. Within these covers, throughout these verses I lead you on a journey, not only with words but photos as well. Writing started for me in the fourth grade and knew I wanted to be a published author one day. I wrote for two local [...]
 
Book: Imaginings by G.E. Graves
Here within resides a collection of unique and soul searching poetry that captures the imagination and heart longing love and denial. Each verse is as a time capsule into a moment of contemplation that reaches deep within with compelling feeling. The Author, G.E. Graves has taken a selection of poems from over 30 years and combined them together for this collection.
 
Book: Ring of Fire - Selected Poems 1972–2008 by Alessandra Gelmi
Alessandra Gelmi attended boarding school in Rome and received her BA in English from Barnard College, Columbia University. She was awarded a teaching fellowship from Boston University, where she received her master's degree and taught creative writing under the aegis of three Nobel Laureates. Her literary awards include the Irene Leache Memorial Prize and the Amy Loveman Competition (open to [...]
 
Book: Ponderings by G.E. Graves
I have always found it difficult talking about myself, yet even so I'm going to attempt precisely that. With the four seasons of Minnesota cycling every year, I have come to discover a relationship between that and our own cycles. In my writings one may see many references to this, and I believe it's due strictly to my environment. I have found poetry the perfect medium for self analysis and I've [...]
 
Book: Godly Inspirations For The Troubled Soul by Lisa C Miller
This book contains inspirational and philosophical poems and stories that I felt inspired to write. This may be a small book but it will make a huge impact on your life. Each day you open this book I hope it leads you to a closer devotional life with the creator As a Christian my hope is I have written something that everyone can understand and use daily. These words are not just for one group of [...]
 
Book: Lust, Lessons, Love and Life by Angela Marshall
LUST...The things I sometimes succumb to mentally and physically. Is it fantasy or the freedom from commitment I truly seek. LESSONS...Class is always in session. The student never becomes the teacher. LOVE...Kissing honest but sometimes lying lips. Feeling pleasure and pain. It's better to have loved and not lost. LIFE...Live it or it is lived for you. Either way you are a participant.
 
Book: poetic reflections - keep the heart of a child by Lori R. Lopez
With thirteen oft-humorous "Poetic Reflections" columns as a framework for chapters and themes, the author presents a collection of original poems and song lyrics from "a lifetime of versage" - a journey through her soul. The volume features giddy lingual romps, the words to a variety of Folk-Rock ballads, poems from other book projects, witty mullings, and much more. A serious thread running [...]
 
Book: Book Of Soul by Jeffrey Bolden
A collection of poetry, prose, and short stories from the mind of Jeffrey Bolden illustrates the complexities of the dark mind of a struggling dark college student to a starving artist in the face of the most insurmountable adversities with only a notebook and pen in hand. After countless amounts of pens exhausted and numerous composition notebooks filled, Book of Soul was conceived, with short [...]
 
Book: Pain Poems Prayer and Passion by May J. Panayi
A collection of poetry that takes a journey from the darkest, bleakest emotional landscape, through to a happy, peaceful place of light. On its travels, it visits mental illness, violence and surreal silliness, as well as scenes of nature and tranquility. It's a bit of a bipolar roller coaster ride, not really to be approached by the faint hearted and unwary.
 
Book: Anatomy of a Poet by CJ Heck
Poetry can be daunting and hard to understand, but it doesn't have to be. I feel a poet has an obligation to write in a way that everyone can understand. Poems should flow softly through a poet's words, their meanings gently caressing the heart and mind of its reader. If a poem comes from the heart, it will reach other hearts, and this is what I've tried to do with the poetry in "Anatomy of a [...]
 
Book: Imperfect Echoes - Writing Truth and Justice with Capital Letters, lie and oppression with Small by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Accepted for inclusion in Poets & Writers prestigious list of published poets, multi award-winning novelist and poet Carolyn Howard-Johnson is widely published in journals and anthologies. She is the recipient of the California Legislature's Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment Award, and her community's Character and Ethics award for her work promoting tolerance with her writing. She was [...]
 
Book: Cherished Pulse - Unconventional Love Poetry (Celebration Series of Poetry Chapbooks) by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Cherished Pulse is a booklet of twenty poems that look at love from a mature, sensitive perspective. Never sentimental or sing-songey (forget Hallmark!), the poems explore love in its many guises--longing, sensuality, and that sacred place between desire and consumation. A gift for anyone you love. Valentine' s Day or any other. From the multi award-winning Celebration series of chapbooks by [...]
 
Book: Eating God by Roy Anthony Shabla
This is a book of spiritual and ecstatic poetry in the tradition of Rumi. It will change your ideas about spirituality and life. Be prepared to be changed! This is an excellent book for the spiritual-seeker, the soul-searcher, the person experiencing the dark night of the soul. It has been a favorite teaching tool in classes of meditation, yoga, and tai chi. eating God is a cycle of poems [...]
 
Book: Reflections - Love Poems by G.E. Graves
Reflections - Dissonance poetry Living is reaching deeply inside. Taking hold and riding the torrent to its extraordinary end. Life is seldom unsoiled. Beneath its smooth coating lies what we all possess. Poetry is often very primal - capturing a moment of released emotion. Words can have power - even if they are not understood. Reflections display a power within verse that often cannot be [...]
 
Book: Skinless - A collection of poems, verses and reflections by Thomas Hudson
A continued journey. A trek through life. Thomas C. Hudson has written and compiled his thoughts, ideas and reflections in poetic form. He has spoken profoundly of love, pain and joy. Employing prose and rhyme, a period of his life is described on these pages offering a vivid picture of the most trying times, destitute days and honourable hours. He has dared to be honest, not only with you but [...]
 
Book: Contemplations - Love Poems by G.E. Graves
Contemplations - Romantic poetry Contemplations, the second book in a series of free form verse, display a moment of force through expression that presses boundaries. Unlike poetry, which is often smooth and flowing, emotions are powerfully turbulent. Often, when thoughts and desires are expressed in words they vanish through editing. This in itself is the point of Contemplations, to show raw [...]
 
Book: Imagining the Future - Ruminations on Fathers and Other Masculine Apparitions by Magdalena Ball & Carolyn Howard-Johnson
As part of the special celebration giftbook series, Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Magdalena Ball have produced a poetry chapbook focusing on fathers, husbands, and men in general. Imagining the Future: Ruminations on Fathers and Other Masculine Apparitions makes a wonderful gift for Father's Day or anytime you want to say something unique to a special male in your life as only poetry can. The [...]
 
Book: Wildernest - Four Seasons in Nature Poems by Michelle Prout
Wildernest Four Seasons in Nature - Poems - Michelle Prout's Wildernest is a poetry collection of vivid and heartfelt reflections on life and love in the canyon, the Rocky Mountains and many other extraordinary places; including explorations into the fantasy world of woodland fairies. The book is artfully divided into into four seasonal sections, with original art, reflecting the changes in the [...]
 
Book: Poemtry - A Collection Of Possible Poetry by Jael S. Whitney
(pronounced po-em-tree) This book is a collection of satirical, whimsical poems from the young ingenuity of 16-year-old Jael Whitney. The poems in this book were written starting when the author was just 10, but the rhythm and language of the poetry have been said to be "on par with Prelutsky and Silverstein." The pen-and-ink illustrations in the book were drawn by the author. With a quick tongue [...]
 
Book: Square Dancing At the Asylum by Kirby Wright
This collection of Kafkaesque miniatures offers a terrifying vision of the Worcester asylum where the writer's uncle spent most of his adult life. The asylum theme zips into overdrive in a series of sometimes darkly comic flashes threaded throughout the book. Dadio and June Spoon have created their own asylum in the burbs, one in which they 'incarcerate' their children within the confines of the [...]
 
Book: She Wore Emerald Then - Reflections On Motherhood by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Magdalena Ball & May Lattanzio (Photographer)
"[Both] poets continue to write poems that don't sound either like banal Hallmark cards or the bitter-at-dysfunctional-family jeremiads that habitually torture MFA writing workshop participants." ~Kristin Johnson, screenwriter and founder of the Warrior Poets Project - She Wore Emerald Then is collaboration on the subject of motherhood by award-winning poets Magdalena Ball and Carolyn [...]
 
Book: All Things Dance Like Dragonflies - Transmundane poetry designed for every ordinary day by C. JoyBell C.
Transmundane poetry designed for every ordinary day! Introducing a whole new style of C. JoyBell C. poetics and the very first book illustrated by the Author herself, All Things Dance Like Dragonflies will pull the realm from beyond, into the realm that you exist in! Remember the last time you caught a dragonfly? It was a magical world you could take part of, you could capture the thing from a [...]
 
Book: Pretty Words - from a tale-spinner's heart by Harlow Clark
A deep and thoughtful collection of poems and two essays written over the course of three years about life, love, and the random and sometimes poetic thoughts that float through my brain. I'm a storyteller at heart, and I don't consider what I've written any more than flinging together pretty words in hopes that I'd hit a few heart strings and touch someone's life for the better. These poems are [...]
 
Book: The Video Game Adventures of Monte McGnarly by George Giese
Monte McGnarly is a ten-year-old boy with a kind heart and a sense of adventure. And a magical cowboy hat that pulls him INSIDE his old video games! Lighthearted, lyrical, original tales inspired by video game classics, The Video Game Adventures of Monte McGnarly are good fun for gamers of all ages. To describe them lyrically: To the gamers from way back, And the fans of games old, Come along for [...]
 
Book: Sublime Planet (The Celebration Series of Poetry) by Magdalena Ball, Carolyn Howard-Johnson & Ann Howley (Photographer)
"Sublime Planet begins with Carolyn Howard Johnson's love poems to the living world, rapturous poems, expansive in spirit yet precise in detail: 'An impossible moth,/dark eye at its center, opaque//helicopter blades buzz and blur... .' In Magdalena Ball's darker meditations, hurt and thirst have entered the world facilitated, in part, by the machinations of civilization. While Howard-Johnson's [...]
 


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