Birnam Wood is one of the most impressive collections of poetry I've read in recent years. It is a work that can sit easily beside Seferis's great poems of exile and return, or beside Elytis's gigantic sequence of the Albanian campaign. This is Europe yearning: 'Exalted were you in my dreams,/ Almost inaccessible like an island/ Sought and sought for years.' -Thomas McCarthy, Poetry International
The poems in Allison Joseph’s latest collection are smart, shameless, and empowered confessions of the best kind. In semi-autobiographical verse highlighting in turns light-hearted and harsh realities of modern black womanhood, these poems take the reader down “A History of African-American Hair,” visit with both Grace Jones and the Venus de Milo, send Janis Joplin to cheerleading camp, bemoan a treacherous first pair of high heels, and discuss “vagina business.” Funny, but never flippant, and always forthcoming about the author’s own flaws and foibles, Confessions of a Barefaced Woman is sure to keep readers entranced, entertained, and enlightened.
Old-school songs play through and beneath these soulful poems, the radio hits of rhythm `n' blues pioneers like Solomon Burke and Junior Wells. Yet what lifts our journey to a new level is the presence of a winsome comic hero named Super Dan, an extraterrestrial with a canine curiosity about human life, from the alcoholic beverages we favor to the intricacies of women's lingerie. Playing Virgil to our Dante, Super Dan takes us deep into that most mysterious of worlds, our own. Beauty awaits you, reader, as do laughter and music. -- David Kirby
Rowing Inland, Jim Daniels's fifteenth book of poetry is a time machine that takes the reader back to the Metro Detroit of his youth and then accelerates toward the future. With humor and empathy, the author looks at his own family's challenges and those of the surrounding community where the legacy handed down from generation to generation is one of survival. The economic hits that this community has to endure create both an uncertainty about its future and a determined tenacity.
"Love betrayed. Lives wrecked. Silence at water’s edge. How does one dissect catastrophe and make peace with it? Lynne Goldsmith searches for answers in this brave, painstakingly rendered collection, which depicts in unflinching detail, the silence and longing of lives that know no poetry. Do bare landscapes listen? Goldsmith asks. Despite all, she finds resilience and an answer: Yes."
—Robert Leonard Reid, author of Because It is So Beautiful: Unraveling the Mystique of the American West, a finalist for the 2018 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.
From the very first poem in this quiet and intimate collection, Robert Krut inventively crafts image after shape-shifting image, each suggesting an alternate universe designed to help us better understand our real one. From a preacher in a lentil rainstorm to a doorman wearing a hat full of beetles, we meet people (and see places) filled not only with what is real but with what is possible. Between these magical details runs a clear and steady narrative: a speaker who dons the "too-small sweater of summer." Who knows that "danger isn't a bomb, danger is a drip." And who survives "this pension of suffering." The graceful poems in The Now Dark Sky, Setting Us All on Fire beautifully balance being both agent and acted upon. Krut is a poet of vivid imagery and distinctive voice. --Patricia Colleen Murphy, Hemming Flame
The poems in The Taste of the Earth weave together personal history with the complex cultural heritage of Hedy Habra’s countries of origin. Steeped in memories, loss and longing, these poems invite the reader to revisit Egypt's mythical past and Lebanon’s turmoil, recalling the intersecting roots of culture and language in an act of artistic recollection that bridges time and space. Through the lyrical power of the senses, Habra’s poems bring to life scenes of strife and upheaval as well as profound joy. Such images linger in the mind and keep evolving in search for the permanence of beauty within suffering as they are evoked by trees, houses, fountains and familiar objects, each voice offering with its testimony a broader perspective on the interconnectedness of worlds and universality of emotions.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. If God is the same yesterday, today and forever, then God is still the word. Poetry destroys and rebuilds. Poetry burns and soothes. Poetry cuts and heals. Poetry exposes the ugly and makes it a thing of beauty. Poetry makes me right when it forces me to write. Poetry purges all the emotional toxins left behind in my soul by careless humans with no idea the power of the weapons they wield. I have often finished poems astounded that I could have written it, it must be God. Who else but God could spill itself (the word) on paper in such intricate forms. Who else (what else) but God could create a series of sounds with the power to connect and manipulate the emotions of strangers. Poetry builds bridges. It explains the world and our reaction to it. Poetry is love. Poetry is life. Poetry is everything.
Love Without Distance: A Heartscape of Art and Verse celebrates human relationships and a bountiful intimacy with the Divine through art and poetry. Dorothy Bury Shaw's lush, intricate artwork stretches across an ephemeral existence to touch the hearts of readers who are hurting, struggling, wrestling inner demons, and feeling disconnected from those they love and from the God they long to know. Her verse is eloquently simple yet multifaceted as it focuses readers on a range of experiences. Love Without Distance taps into the darkest recesses where latent emotions reside, shedding gentle, penetrating light to soothe the heart and bring clarity to the restless soul.
Imagine walls could actually talk as a New England factory community faces closure of its signature mill due to environmental contamination and foreign competition. This story of politics, family life, competing redevelopment schemes, gossiping locals, and a mother fiercely protecting her children is told in the voice of common objects—from the church steeple clock to a Bridgeport milling machine to an umbrella. They witness a bit of drinking, sex, a suicide, and the hopes and dreams of the human beings around them. How did these everyday things find their voice? Readers may never again look at the ordinary objects around them the same.
You’ve seen the headlines. You’ve heard the names. You’ve followed the hashtags, which trend for a moment but are soon quickly forgotten. This collection is one of reflection and remembrance of those persons whose voices have been silenced in death, have gone unheard, and for whom justice is yet being demanded.
The 60th anniversary edition (Ambit 237) is a bumper highly collectable retrospective issue celebrating a wealth of talent from the Ambit archive. Designed by Craig Oldham, it features a special slip case and looks back on six decades of publishing artists and writers who have influenced art and culture across the world.
Many writers got their start in Ambit whose editors through a combination of inspiration, bloody-mindedness, imagination and sheer tenacity have often been the first to publish some of the best writers of the last six decades. The roll call of contributors includes Carol Ann Duffy, B.S. Johnson, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Edwin Brock, Stevie Smith, Peter Porter, Fleur Adcock, William Burroughs, J.G. Ballard, Liz Berry, Adrian Henri and Deborah Levy to name but a small fraction.
I Asked the Wind is a journey into romance, love and loss through poetry. Beautiful and powerful in its lyrical and simple verse, you will find yourself immersed in a world of sensuality, passion, desire, and innocence; all woven together into a tapestry of human emotion. Drawing on natural elements such as the sun, sand, wind and moon, this collection explores the light and darkness of romantic love. From the exhilaration of love first discovered to the crushing pain of love lost, each poem evokes the intensity of the experience. Universal in its appeal, it raises the question, "Was this love real at all?"
SAVAGERY joins Mehta's oeuvre as a reflection of what it means to be indigenous in today's increasingly hostile, post-colonial America. Reflecting on self, place, and space and with strong confessional leanings, SAVAGERY joins the ranks of other much-needed indigenous poetry of the era to provide a lens (and mirror) into indigenous issues and disparities while also providing a constant offering of hope. These poems are raw and very, very necessary.
Metaphysical in scope, transcendent in language, THIS, SISYPHUS makes malleable received forms and rhyme to articulate what it means to face incalculable loss. Centered on the death and subsequent repatriation of a sailor who was the author's lover and closest friend, this collection moves beyond elegiac gestalt, questioning instead a God who created an imperfect world in which death is possible and inevitable. Composed of four sections, THIS, SISYPHUS is a rejection of Leibniz's "best possible world," and, more importantly, it is the author's transubstantiated epiphany that, ultimately, in tragedy and suffering, we have only each other.
"These poems speak of dying friends, lost opportunities, the grim exhalation that is a last breath. But over the course of the book, we cycle back to realizing the wonderful gift that is each breath, that is the movement between darkness and light. It’s a memorable book." -Tod Marshall, WA State Poet Laureate, 2016-2018
"A mystic for modern times, Cynthia Trenshaw offers us poems, unflinching and tender, that evoke the liminal spaces between life and death, seen and ignored, spoken and unspoken. Deeply observant and keenly felt, these poems confide that in the same moment, one can dwell in both contentment and sorrow." -Kristin Brace, winner of the 2018 Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize (Emerging)
Bill has had reviews, articles, and poems published in Another Chicago Magazine, Birders World, Brownstone Review, genius & madness, Glomag, Metaphor, Sabal Palm Review, the San Juan Star, and West Trade Review. He is proud of having been part of both volumes of the award-winning Stories of Music along with the inaugural issue of Borfski Press, Getting Old, and most currently Lullaby of Teeth, an anthology whose title was inspired by one of his poems.
In 2017, Bill was named one of the Top Ten Poets of L. A. Recently he was also named as one of "Ten Poets to Watch in 2018." While Bill continues to write, read, and facilitate a writing workshop (9 Bridges chapter), he also teaches English at East Los Angeles and Mt. San Antonio colleges and resides in Glendale with his wife and their son.
Labyrinth is a collection of poetry that illustrates Black masculinity through lenses of identity, vulnerability, heritage, and resilience. Accompanied by captivating images of the Scottish island of Iona, the anthology uses the theme of pilgrimage to present a lyrical portrait on the Black male experience in America.
These poems are full of extraordinary power representing the artistic vision of the poet. Some of the poems show lyrical moments of unsurpassed power. There is a rare and precious quality to this poetry collection.
A book of love, awareness, and longing for connection is at the heart of this poetry collection by a climate scientist. It’s a poetic study of quantum science in a relatable way, highlighting how mysticism and modern new age philosophies are rooted in the mathematics of the future.
The poetry is full of richly juxtaposed words and ideas as he processes the trauma of climate grief, the loneliness of modern living, and the hope of future love. The poems weave a wonderfully complex life of emotional longing for the connections of love, and the magic of experiencing the natural world when out adventuring.
SUBWOOFER makes audible the deep bass of history, for this is a book of vibrant, honest listening: to the voices of Nina Simone, James Baldwin, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Basquiat; to those without names; to the sadness of loss and the bitter silences within privilege and racism; to the luck of being alive. This book of witness, elegy, and renewal makes a noise that is joyful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable. This book will appeal to students of poetry, to teachers of literature and their students, to teachers and students of African American history, to music and blues lovers, and to anyone interested in new voices in poetry that explore the ways that race, privilege, history, and music comment on one another, and intertwine.
Catherine Moore is the author of three chapbooks and the poetry collection ULLA! ULLA! (Main Street Rag Publishing). Her work appears in Tahoma Literary Review, Caesura, Southampton Review, Mid-American Review, Appalachian Heritage, Cider Press Review and various anthologies. She’s been awarded a Walker Percy and a Hambidge fellowship, her honors also include the Southeast Review’s Gearhart Poetry Prize, a Nashville MetroArts Grant, inclusion in the juried “Best Small Fictions of 2015” and several Pushcart nominations. Catherine holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and she teaches at a community college.
As the World Winds Flow is a book of poetry in two parts, comprised of thoughts and observations on the internal and external dimensions of life and the ways of the world at large, presented in a variety of expressions. A thought-provoking literary work that combines philosophical insight with a poetic language that is distinctive and characteristic of the author's original style.
The Beauty and Depth of My Vines is a book of poetic expression on matters of the heart on love, life, passion and faith. Each poem tells a story on these heartfelt matters that intertwine us and endear emotions. The Author hopes The Beauty and Depth of My Vines will capture, intrigue and inspire the reader.
"These poems find the strange and beautiful in everyday moments: visiting a deli, flying on a plane, sitting on the back steps, noticing a stray cottonwood tuft, recalling a walk with a child now grown. In this poet's gaze, each element of the quotidian becomes particular, luminous, and finally, universal. This effect comes from fresh and powerful imagery; from surprising diction, uniquely-apt words used in new ways, as in 'each of us / hung out to die, a wish out of water.' The poems move with a freedom born of familiarity with meter and rhyme, and the lines reverberate with subtle music." -Rebecca Foust, Marin County Poet Laureate and author of Paradise Drive, winner of the Press 53 Award for Poetry
This collection begins by celebrating openings; moments that give an abundant sense of possibility. The poems sometime return here but also move through other themes - by way not of sections, but of transitional poems - to death and the Spanish Civil War, to art and different perspectives on creating. The poems then shift their attention to love - its dazzlement, its despair. The book ends with a series of poems about our very reciprocal relationship with the natural world, noting especially the ways in which it speaks to us - the green flash!
"Foley’s writing may appear sparse and reserved but it harbors a subtle power. The poet’s greatest strength is her acute sense of observation. She possesses the ability to thread sensuousness into the fabric of everyday life. . .This is a dazzling volume of poetry that delights in crisp imagery and tender recollections." —Kirkus Reviews
Susan de Sola’s Frozen Charlotte spans the breadth of human experience-from celebration to lamentation, from gravity to lightheartedness, from domestic and quotidian scenarios to historic upheavals and their aftermaths, both European and American. She skillfully deploys an impressive range of formal styles and free verse in her debut collection. De Sola's Frozen Charlotte manifests all the hallmarks of a seasoned poet in surefootedness, wit, and depth of empathy.
Rusty Morgan remembered well the photo his bandmate and best friend Terry had taken on their trip to Ireland years earlier. The brokenness of the arch depicted in the photo had haunted him long after they'd returned home.
He'd had no idea then that he and his Odysseus bandmates would one day face an irreparable brokenness of their own.
Brokenness came in many ways in heavy metal music world. Substance abuse, failed marriages, and the loneliness of long months spent touring were common among their peers. Rusty, Steve, Dave, rick and Terry had won some of those battles, lost others but always stayed connected, their brotherhood forged by the passion for music they shared and the inner battles they'd waged.
Ode to America is a song both difficult and sweet. It touches upon America's bittersweet soul as it struggles to impress itself upon a girl so unfamiliar with its cold and aloof persona. It is written in poetic form, daring its readers to catch up as it takes flight into issues both far and near to every person's aching heart, in a country so treasured and bold.
"Keepsake - A Souvenir of Love" is a book inspired by the poet's love and devotion for the Spiritual. Her poems are inspired by the wisdom of her spiritual journey and the values and ethics she has embraced.
The book contains several inspirational and meditative poems. Each one of them embraces values such as love and devotion, unity in diversity, the simplicity of miracles. The poems are in simple language and filled with emotion that readers can relate to.
A FALLING KNIFE HAS NO HANDLE is a love letter to indulgence, both of the palate and the heart. The poems collected here offer a reluctant romantic's guide to trusting that what's on the menu will be enough. They ask how much time it takes to earn the comfort of food and companionship, how do we portion what we want, and who will be waiting for us at the table when the meal is finally garnished and ready to serve. Whether rich or rustic, each piece, every morsel is available for study down to its smallest component and savored for the way it is layered. No cocktail goes un-drunk, no dish left unconquered. These poems ask what we most want to taste and help us find our way back to that perfect plate. Find here the body and all it begs of us: hunger / thirst / decadence / deprivation / witness / retreat / relief. Where there is love, there waits a feast.
In We ... a spirit seeking harmony for a world that's out of sync, she takes the reader on a faith journey modeled after that of the prophet Isaiah, yet sets it in the absolute present. Tears flow through her tellings of pain so personal we think they are our own.And perhaps they are. But "We" never leaves us alone, offering possibilities in the communion of family, friends and a God that burns us with His healing fire.Even ‘non-poetry readers’ will find the text in “We” as natural and readable as prose, beautiful, even while the poems reveal the tragedies that befall us in this world. With Ms. Kirk’s assistance, we travel from grief and pain to hope and purpose. Through the chapter headings ‘out of sync’, ‘who will go?’, ‘coal to my lips’, ‘send me’, and ‘go,’ she reminds us that no matter what we have lived through, we are never so broken that we cannot go and minister to another in need.
Shitolian is a plea to America, an anthem for the oppressed. It is a collection of honest, captivating poetry that gives voice to inexpressible feelings and the triumphs and disappointments of living. In poems filled with intense emotion, Persaud applies a perceptive eye and colorful language to his work as he reflects upon politics, religion, philosophy, coming of age, and lost dreams. Daring the reader to accept him on his own terms, he reveals his feelings openly, declaring pain and joy with ardor as he arrives at the happy, bittersweet, or painful conclusions of life's journeys.
Patrick "Truck" Costello is a native of Mid-City, a neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana. As the sun peeks over the horizon, Mr. Costello sips a hot cup of coffee, and begins his day: "Another day....and my mind is running like one hundred wild horses.""Where Do We Go From Here" is a powerful, raw, and real book of poetry, pouring from Mr. Costello's heart and soul, his words racing off the page and into the reader's mind, like one hundred wild horses.
The collection of poetry is centered on a father's nostalgic feelings about a beloved departed daughter, whose death occurred in peculiar circumstances, primarily attributable to a psychosis to which she fell victim. After languishing for a very long time, she suddenly passed away while still in its throes. The expression of deep feelings of compassion and empathy enables the poet to bring into play imagery compatible with the paternal and filial love that characterizes an exceedingly warm father-daughter relationship. Although the young daughter's short-lived life is broken by the cruel hands of death, her "gloss," as reflected in her cheerful and blissful moods, prevails throughout with the strong sense of melancholy and eternal life aroused by the verse.
Based on a heavy dose of symbolism and metaphor, the poems reflect the ups and downs and the everyday experiences of life in general that make life worth living. Overall, they laud courage and perseverance and point to the trials and tribulations of life that must be overcome as if one were crossing from one bank of a difficult bridge to the other. The bridge is not necessarily a physical structure, although perceiving it as such enables the reader to interpret what the bridge could look like. The more important element, in a metaphorical sense, is what the reader may associate with the variety of experiences. Struggling to survive may lead to success or apparent failure, which spurs us to further effort either to devise better strategies or improve a preferred course of action. Whatever the result, it seems death is man's ultimate fate and should be experienced with the same equanimity as other setbacks and challenges of life.
"I love the large of the all-encompassing voice in Tamara J. Madison's work, its re-making of history, its daring, convincing belief in the spell of language that transforms, that enchants us into just beings. I love the myth-making, and the imaginative sweeps of this work." --Ilya Kaminsky
"Threed, This Road Not Damascus, which takes its name from The Three-Breasted Woman and serves as muse for the poet, Tamara J. Madison, functions through multiplicity of voice, drawing on the innate strength Black women have long had to exhibit/endure, often in silence within patriarchal structures. Madison commits to the dangerous but beautiful task of poeting, which is often an insurrection against the dominate narrative for the sake of a more inclusive narrative." --Randall Horton
These lyric poems concern poetry as a medium that transforms the daily world. Bracker invokes the works of other poets that enrich and translate his experience; his own pen powers associations that stitch biographical and sensory episodes into a spreading, bright veil of questions and freshly-discovered beauty to study.
In Jessica Mehta's tenth book, Drag Me Through the Mess uncovers what it means to be an indigenous woman in a society where "NDNs" are seen as fashion accessories at best and obsolete at worst. Each poem grips the reader and reveals a king of honest emotion and telling that's almost unnerving. All the ugliness and hurts of life are explored with a kind of lyrical beauty that causes deep contrasts and juxtapositions. No matter the subject, readers will relate to the work and themes because at the heart of each is a shared experience.
The "mess" of life is one everyone shares, and Mehta touches on emotions and feelings at subcutaneous levels. Inspired by the works of Li-Young Lee, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Kim Addonizio, and all the great of confessional poetry, Mehta finds a way to tap into themes we'd rather turn away from and see them with a lens attuned to discovery--and ultimately healing.
Deborah H. Doolittle, born in Hartford, Connecticut, has lived in lots of different places before finally settling on Jacksonville, North Carolina, as home. She has an MA in Women’s Studies and an MFA in Creative Writing and teaches at Coastal Carolina Community College. Two chapbooks, No Crazy Notions and That Echo, won the Mary Belle Campbell and Longleaf Press Poetry Awards, respectively. She shares a house with her husband and their rescued cats, the exact number of them is constantly changing.
"My aunt once told me she dreamed her house/ Had a secret room, one which held everything/ She loved most", poet DJ Hill writes. This debut collection throws open a door to the "secret room" all of us keep inside ourselves. Hill examines "what life requires" of us, along with the ways real lives work, in an arresting juxtaposition of visual art and poetry. The result is honest, joyful, and direct, but make no mistake: Hill also has an edge. Like the poem "Slip", where a woman plans her life exhaustively only to drive to work and realize she's forgotten to put on her dress, these poems are revealing, humorous, and wise about the complexities and contradictions of human hearts.
“I Write on Walls Because I Never Got a Happy Meal” is the first full length collection of poems from Brandon B. Shatter Harrison featuring hit pieces like Get Out, Dear Officer, Ben Carson and more. More than your average poet, B. Shatter has found a way totake his early slam career training from Texas to new and amazing heights in making a name forhimself. B-Shatter is host of Kentucky’s largest yearly poetry competition the “Winter SoulSpitSlam,” coaches the youth team known as "Young Poets of Louisville," and regularly teaches while continuing to host a variety of slams and nationwide events.
Sheri Vandermolen brings India into vibrant focus with her evocative imagery, rich narration, and sharp wit, inviting the reader to join her in an engaging exploration of the Indian subcontinent. The volume's forty-five poems and accompanying photographs span experiences as commonplace as trips to the local city market and as distinct as a visit to Allahabad for the 2013 Maha Kumbh Mela, considered the world's largest single-event gathering of humanity, with thirty million people in attendance on the most auspicious bathing day. Dynamic and nimble, Jasmine Fractals pivots through the jostling contrasts of urban India.
Teresa Johnson is a writer and spoken word performer in Austin, Texas. She has competed in the Finals and Group Piece Finals at the National Poetry Slam three times. Her writing has been featured in theatrical performances, online newspapers, and chapbooks. Her first book with 310 Brown Street, “Mnemosyne,” is a collection of poems and haiku from her first four years of poetry competition. Her work spans a variety of themes: women’s rights, religion, politics, and the importance of unapologetically speaking for yourself. Written by Teresa Johnson, edited by Christopher Michael and Sunni Soper, photos by Catie Hall.
Over 204 uncensored poems that are sure to excite and ignite your love for rhyme. Topics vary from love, naughty erotica, spiritual, motivational and slight humor. A real page turner with poems for everyone!
Our bones are full of secrets—and, just like the rest of us, they're desperate to spill. SECRET-TELLING BONES is Jessica Mehta's fourth collection of poetry. Each piece has an identity that informs the next, thriving and living tissue that evolves with each new trauma.
We're often surprised at what seems to be genetic. From shame to selfishness, anorexia to self- destruction, Jessica's words form the framework of a complicatedly beautiful world. It doesn't matter whether we share similar stories or not. At the marrow level, the human experience is all the same. Jessica captures the breaks and cracks with a pulsing rhythm in her most recent collection.
"In Street Calligraphy, Jim Daniels continues to enchant and transport us across state lines while rooting us in tragic heart lessons and the triumphs of love. These are moving, unflinching poems -- brutal and brave in their pulse to assert that even after a world where "We drew lies with chalk / and the truth with tar. / We lit our hair on fire / to cover the smell," -- there comes a beautiful reassembling of what it means to have people who sing you home." -- Aimee Nezhukumathil, author of Oceanic
"As prolific as he is talented, Jim Daniels gets my vote for 'the hardest-working man in poetry.' His poems are honest, straightforward, full of insight, wit, and good will, and grounded firmly in the human and humane. THE MIDDLE AGES finds him back at work in the mines of daily life where, as he has done for years, he extracts, for our enjoyment, nugget after nugget, gem after gem."—Charles Harper Webb
This extraordinary collection of poems was born from a lifelong fascination with man's spiritual nature as well as with several areas of scientific inquiry that led to an awareness of the entanglements that exist among science, philosophy, and spirit. Poet Michael Baldwin dares to ask "Who are we?" and "What is our purpose?" and "What about God?" The reader finds that the best answers come from the interweavings of knowledge and mysticism, science and metaphysics, empiricism and intuition. The great writings of philosophy and ancient wisdom are helpful, but their greatest value comes from the clues they provide toward finding the answers through our own spiritual and intellectual journey. (Includes ten full-color illustrations by California artist Andrew Ostrovsky.)
Poetry collection on the history of Philadelphia and its people of color by Vernita Hall. The collection spans from the free people of color in colonial times to the present day and is steeped in research. Extensive coverage of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) history. Hall serves on the poetry review board of Philadelphia Stories.
This is the third volume of poetry from an award winning poet who proves that passion and sensitivity do not diminish with aging. Vibrant, loving, sensuous, seductive, and smart offerings from an octogenarian still on the left side of his prime as a writer. Reflective and generous of spirit, and a poignant excavation of the human condition. It will inspire the reader to discover that aging is malleable within the heart of the enlightened, as this poet truly is. In fact, in Robert Sedgwick, Chronos has met his match.
Puddinhead and her siblings want to write a Christmas poem for their parents, but with the help of Grannie and Poppie, they turn a simple poem into a whole Christmas performance. Join Puddinhead as she discovers the true meaning of Christmas that also brings about the most life changing experience for her in Puddinhead and the Christmas Poem.
"Miriam Foote, aka Puddinhead, is a little girl who likes to play with her family and friends. Her curious mind is inquiring daily about God. In this sweet holiday story, follow Puddinhead and her siblings to their Grannie’s house. They have written a Christmas poem for their family and want to perform it (with songs!) after Christmas dinner. They plan to recite this poem for the evening entertainment. This Christmas, the celebration of Jesus’ birth becomes a very special time for Puddinhead. Marilyn Foote has written several other Puddinhead books. She lives in Western New York." —Buffalo Spree Magazine
A psychic medium once said that if you find a random dime, it is a sign that someone that you have loved and lost is thinking of you.
Sherrill S. Cannon's second book of poetry contains messages written through the years in poetic form that put feelings into words. As a teacher, many of her poems helped counsel troubled teens and friends.
There are three sections in the book: Heads, Spinning, and Tails ... (Love & Loss: Coin Toss?). The variety of lyrical poetry forms include free verse, blank verse, haiku, and sonnets, while some are just playing with words!
The life cycle and beauty of a caterpillar are so amazing to a butterfly. I feel this phenomenon is so reflective of this verse, “In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." John 3:3 (NIV).”
In the story, Puddinhead’s Sister, Zirah you get to learn more about Puddinhead’s sister and how she is so in captured by an epic poem about the butterfly. Then, Daddy, Puddinhead’s father shares with the family how this example of nature is so spiritually fitting.