Enter a world filled with serial killers, cannibalism, unnatural love, creatures hiding in the dark and so much more! Filled with blood, gore and unforgiving horror. This aint your mom's poetry book! Once you start reading you may think you know what to expect. You will find that the further you go, the more the darkness spreads.
Upon the Blue Couch is a compelling collection of diverse poems certain to intrigue the reader with its courageous look into one woman's turbulent journey through adulthood. With a comfortable blue couch as the common thread throughout the years, we are shown all the highs and lows of life while some things remain a constant source of peace. This blue couch, if only it could talk, may just reveal the secrets to happiness based on the experiences it has unwittingly been a part of.
After disaster, there is always the possibility to love again. Poet Loren Kleinman invites us to witness snapshots of a complex life-including accounts of abuse, grief, suicide, love, and loss-rendered poetic yet accessible. The Dark Cave Between My Ribs appeals to all who crave an authentic voice that is tangible, unique, and universal.
Everything inherently implies its own opposite. When you turn things upside down and shake them, it is not always nonsense that tumbles out, but familiar dichotomies and striking juxtapositions that create a kind of harmony. Who Will Love the Crow is a prism which reflects and disperses colourful truths into our darkness as it brings to light the hidden beauty beneath the surface of words.
Grains of Sand is an exploration of timeless questions about our place in nature and the nature of love. It gives agency and voice to the world around us, to the things that we interact with but never speak to. Like a grain of sand, something small that is part of something so much larger and more powerful, so too are we all part of something larger, an interconnected web that stretches and bends as time passes.
With his debut poetry collection, Colton Babladelis reflects the lyrical inspiration of his ancestral land, Greece, and ...
These poems are a journey. From one hill to another, from the world of the body to the world surrounding it, from birth to dancing to death. Here are creatures of the wild: birds and horses, dogs and deer, foxes and farmers. Here are stories told from a vanishing perspective, from the people and places which are increasingly hard to hear. From this place of suffering, of grit and struggle, poetry takes its shape. And through the transition to beauty and hope, we watch it finally take flight.
Growing up in a small town, Kellie Elmore learned of love and loss within her humble "backyard" surroundings. Weaving stories inspired by these emotions and the vast nature of the East Tennessee foothills has become her passion. You will feel the enchantment at the center of this collection of prose and poetry as you are completely taken in by the allure of Magic in the Backyard.
How can we transform our hearts and minds into what we've always desired for ourselves, when our struggles in adversity make us feel like we have Nothing Left to Lose? Follow Nova Scotia poet, Natasha Head, as she navigates through the chaos of life's travels, and finds the courage to document her search for meaning and purpose. This captivating collection of work will leave you with hope, and the necessary encouragement to break through the barriers of your world.
With Pulling Words, a collection that simply and honestly showcases the drama and quietude of life, poet Nicholas Trandahl displays written snapshots of the world he has explored and observed. He escorts readers from his childhood in rural Virginia to his troubled time as a deployed soldier in the Middle East, and from the empty beauty of Wyoming to the quaint charm of Martha's Vineyard.
Here are the hills and rivers, mountains and oceans, lakes, rocks, and trees. Real people haunt these places-both alive and dead-and what is visible within them is as important as what is hidden. Under the Water Was Stone takes notice of the small, the ugly, the dirty, the used, the broken, the bloodied. Guiding the reader from place to place, person to person, time to time, this collection emits a certain longing: to provide a voice for those who might not have one, to speak to those who might not know, and to make real what can ...
As our surroundings seem to close in on us, the strength to pull through comes boiling up from somewhere. It is based in the gained knowledge from our experiences, and it changes our world for the better. Sparrow is the collection that guides readers down that dark road with a light waiting around the corner. It is an adventurous statement in poetic style-and in life resolution-that anchors us in humanity and encourages our relationships with wildflowers and daydreams.
Navigating the open highways of our life decisions, Take Something When You Go shows us how to let go while still holding on to love, memory, family, and friends. We can learn to identify our many beginnings and endings, and come to terms with loss and renewal. And while it's always okay to acknowledge what's in the rear-view, we must constantly strive to move the odometer forward.
In his third book of poetry, Nicholas Trandahl blends autobiography and observation. His poems weave between the hush of domesticity and nature, to the exhilaration of travel and adventure. Bravery is a collection that further cements Trandahl as an honest voice in today's American poetry.
To the girl who never was... and all she'd dreamed she'd be.
When chained to a past that offers no hope for the future, where does the responsibility lie? If given the chance to start again, would the courage be found to take it? Clarity is found in the moments between the beats. Flat-line flashbacks when the victim awakes to the truth that hope is something only she can foster.
Journey through a lifetime in verse. Face all the characters and moments that shape us and break us. Do you have the courage to stop... to listen to the ...
Immerse yourself in the award winning and 2011 Pushcart Prize nominated poetry collection, Dreaming in Darkness, from writer Jessica Kristie. Share the passion and anguish, the acceptance and regret that life imposes on us all. Feel the validation of your pain, discover empowerment through understanding, and be reminded that a light always exists when you are Dreaming in Darkness.