"A magic carpet ride, not like anything else around." -Grace Cavalieri, The Washington Independent Review of Books
"A vivid self-portrait as scholar, seer and muse." -John Ashbery
"In this bilingual edition of her poems Hélène Cardona is our contemporary ecstatic, time-traveler, and shape-shifter. Behind the dreamlike atmosphere of her poems lies a fierce will to discover beauty, to resurrect ancient enchantments, and to defend enigmas of the spirit. "I like transforming into an animal, / devouring who I was," she writes. Her luminous poems celebrate the imagination's power to dignify and exalt our highest yearnings."-Lee Upton
"A tour de force of language and phonetics; a deeply felt and deeply spiritual collection which explores the universal human experience from a very personal point of view. This is intimate poetry, and yet it transcends the mundane through its lyricism and its glory in language. Hélène Cardona's pen moves from the human to the divine and back in a single sentence, and the result is uplifting and magical." -Joanne Harris
Where Love Begins is an oral history told from memory about a girl growing up with her family in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Written in the form of a poem, it combines family love with deep historic roots.
More than just words on a page, poetry is the way in which Lavinia both see and responds to everyday life. Her love of poetry grew from childhood church recitations. Rhyme and rhythm, stanzas and lyrics took the poet to places where language could embellish and be ornate. She'd found a place to call home. She began publishing her poems in High School. She continued to have her work in a literary magazine, while in college, and other publications, over the years, including online. This is Lavinia's first collection of poetry. Poetry in Plain Sight is the first in a 7 book series, Sophrosyne, chronicling life through a variety of free verse poems. This first book highlights the journey to excellence and true self awareness that writing poetry brings the poet.This highly anticipated collection includes works previously seen on social media. Poetry is often right before the eyes. We just have to read it.
Menopause In Haiku is a brilliant book of poetry about women who are experiencing menopause. Menopause In Haiku will educate, engage, and entertain by presenting the reality of this process with humor, insight, and dignity. The book speaks to women over age 35. It’s not just for menopausal women, but also for their friends, relatives and significant others. Prepare to be taken on a journey toward acceptance of a new spiritual, emotional, and physical state. “When I cross this bridge The future will take my hand, Menopause complete”
Blanket of Hearts is his most intimate collection of work to date. So, grab a favorite blanket, nestle into the nook of a cozy chair, and enjoy learning more about yourself through Cozzi's poetic word. Previous works by Robert A. Cozzi have remained on the top ten list for Amazon poetry since published 2013. They are "Tide Pool of Words" and "Handful of Memories," also available here and on Kindle.
A young, Black girl’s' poetic journey, grappling with manic depression, anxiety and low self-esteem, while yearning to find her true happiness. Using poetry as her outlet, she describes her struggles with self-doubt, failure, suicidal contemplation, promiscuity and insecurities- striving to rise above it all. Behind the bright smile she flaunts, she hides the thoughts of a dark, crowded and chaotic mind. To cope, writing poetry uplifts her self-image, in a world that she deems does not always value Black women, especially those battling challenges with mental health. Despite these struggles, this young girl is passionate, creative and courageous. She is determined to achieve her goals, manifest her dreams and become the best version of herself. Through her many imaginative, vivid and bold poems, she narrates her journey to gaining self-love and self-discovery.
As a child, poet Erika Abbott recognized the struggles of disabled kids at her school. She therefore became an advocate, the ringleader of the disabled posse, but as she grew, she realized people are not always just physically disabled-many of us hide emotional, spiritual, and psychological disabilities, as well.
Porgy's Revenge is a collection of Abbott's sometimes dark, sometimes funny poems that strike at the imagination as well as modern day politics. She blends literary references with show tunes and urban landscapes. The reader is called to see the colorful world-and the miracle of life-with fresh eyes.
Abbott is more than a winder of words; she is a storyteller. She bites back against “Ugly Laws” that would persecute the diseased, maimed, or mutilated. She recalls the magic of music in poems like “Pippin” and “War.” Her imagery haunts, as does her message-one that readers will not soon forget, even once the collection is closed.
Death & Passion is a fine art poetry book addressing two grand topics. Deaths occur in our lives everyday…the big ones and the smaller deaths of life. Often the ways we deal with disappointments and grief are intertwined with our passions which can literally save us. Through the stories of Reese’s poetry and the visions of Dale’s exquisite photography this book invites the reader to enter into these subjects and reflect on their own deaths and passions with a broader view.