Poetry

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LONERS AND MOTHERS

Rating: 4
A collection of short, lyrical poems on topics ranging from the natural world (and the emotions it stirs) to family and other relationships.
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BORN IN RAINDROPS

Rating: 2.9
A diverse collection of poems from poet Danny Callahan, BORN IN RAINDROPS explores several themes, including love, loss, and 1950’s sex symbols.
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SOMETHING'S BOUND TO HAPPEN, a reflection on where the personal and the political meet

Rating: 3.5
In Michael Kasenow's latest collection of poetry, the author reflects on the personal, the political, and the intersection where these themes meet.
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WHAT THE RIVER KNOWS: CONVERSATIONS WITH THE NATURAL WORLD

Rating: 4
The cycles of human life reflected in the beauty of nature are the main focus of the collection of poems in WHAT THE RIVER KNOWS: CONVERSATIONS WITH THE NATURAL WORLD.
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A feast of ponderings and observations in: THE MAGIC TABLE

Rating: 3.5
An older man, living in a retirement home, muses on life, old age, his friends, and his memories in prose and poetry.
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Rich character studies in: ENDINGS—Poetry and Prose

Rating: 5
Poe pulls back the curtain on some desperate characters, from a gay man looking for love in the wrong places, to a tormented boy who wants to be a tiger, to a woman who’d rather die than spend another night with her violent husband.
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Bleeding Gull

Rating: 3
Al-Jishi’s poetry collection BLEEDING GULL: LOOK, FEEL, FLY is a spare, arresting volume of short poems generally focused on the interplay between human nature and Mother Nature.
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Notes from the Book of Faces

Rating: 2
Azimov admits that these selections are merely basic observations of his surroundings. With that in mind, readers can take it at face (or face-less) value. He introduces you to a moment in a day. How that matters in your own world is entirely up to you.
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A Thistle's Dance

Rating: 3
A collection of poetry about identity, God, and the relationship of human and Divine.
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No Apologies

Rating: 4
The poems of JA Carter-Winward's NO APOLOGIES are, as the title of the collections suggests, quite quite unfiltered and frank.
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Dirty Beautiful Words

Rating: 3
DIRTY BEAUTIFUL WORDS is a collection of poems by Brooklyn Brayl that deals with the journey to self, the discovery of the true identity hidden beneath what society in general, and those around us in particular, tells us who and what we should be.
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The Light Changes

Rating: 4.5
Amy Billone's poetry collection THE LIGHT CHANGES is a four-part cycle, starting with a suicide attempt and ending with the birth of a child, but they almost always come back to her relationship with her father, which serves as the emotional heart of the book.
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Poetic Potpourri

Rating: 3
POETIC POTPOURRI is a collection of 21 poems that speak to the Marc Mullo’s diverse experiences and interests, including sports, feelings and North American countries. The poet admits he suffers from depression, and this book of poetry is a brave attempt at sharing his feelings, mostly positive, with the world.
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Moon On Water

Rating: 3.5
A man contemplates life, love, death and connection while interacting with lovers and roommates in a a stream of consciousness style prose poem.
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City Of Pawns

Rating: 2.5
CITY OF PAWNS is a book of poems ranging from haikus and limericks to longer works. The primary topic is politics (primarily conservative), though Lenzi branches out at times to others.
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The Traveler

Rating: 3
THE TRAVELER is a children’s book with a charming cover and a spiritual story. In this quick read, children ask their grandfather to tell them a story, and he responds with the tale of the Traveler, who had come to their location and marveled at the beauty of the place.
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Between Eden and the Open Road

Rating: 4
If Seinfeld could be reduced to a volume of poetry and prose, Between Eden and the Open Road would be it.
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Tell This to Girls: The Panic Annie Poems

Rating: 4.5
Tell This to Girls is a series of poems about an abused and neglected child, and the damage done to her life and growth thereby.
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Evening Breezes

Rating: 3
This volume of prose poetry has a story arc, following the narrator through his initial grief at losing his lover to his final reconciliation with the death.
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A Poem Alights

Rating: 5
This is a collection of poetry on topics both major and minor, from avocados and painful breakups to Passover.
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Bliss: A Marriage Proposal for Charles Stephen Hughes

Rating: 4.5
BLISS is a collection of poetry and short prose--romantic, erotic, sensual and affectionate--from one man to another, the love of his life.