Golden Gumbo isn't a cook book...
We all go through some type of mental maze.
We put on faces we think people want to see.
Before we know it... we lose our true flavor.
Golden Gumbo is about the... More > flavors we overlook.
The ones we hide because the pain is too deep to bring out.
I have discovered many of my true flavors writing poetry.
This is a book filled with many ingredients, and spices from life.
I hope you enjoy the preview< Less
Unsung Love Songs follows a poetic journey through romantic love, familial love, universal love, as well as acceptance and love of the self. The main emphasis of this collection is romantic love. ... More > The first flush of romance always involves fireworks, flowers and much swooning. This initial burst of passion is just the beginning. What happens when couples have families and they collect anniversaries too numerous to count? If you are fortunate enough to find true love and keep it, then it is the moments of constancy, humor and co-existing that make up an enduring partnership. This collection of poems celebrates the quiet, every day moments of love and how the recognition of this deep, abiding calmness can be the heart’s biggest flourish of all. (Painting on cover by artist, Dint Sweitzer, "The Dancers.") Cristina M. R. Norcross is the author of Land & Sea: Poetry Inspired by Art (2007), The Red Drum (2008) and Unsung Love Songs (2010). The author's website is: www.FirkinFiction.com.< Less
This book of poems was inspired from real life situations that I have experienced vicariously or directly. The experiences in this book help to answer the question: Why do we go through life's good... More > and bad times? We go through these times to come out wiser and sronger.< Less
the magnificent continuation of Carfagna's Symphony series. this is a longpoem in 90 sections, with metaphysical, mystical [there is a difference], and musical concerns. 90 small illustrations by... More > Peter Ganick accompany the poem.< Less
“Song for All Seasons” is an eclectic mixture of songs, hymns and Christian poetry written for meditational and devotional purposes. While better sung than read, they are intended to... More > bring the reader closer to God and into a deeper and more meaningful relationship with Him.
The songs, spanning four decades, range from children’s songs to congregational hymns. They can be enjoyed by men, women and children of all ages. As children of the Heavenly Father, their intent is to bolster and strengthen the ‘childlike’ faith of the reader.
Throughout the volume, the theme that rings true is that salvation is the gift of God through faith in His Son, Christ Jesus. Neither the work, nor the strength, nor the mind of man can attain a place with God, but it’s all His work in us, for us, and to us brought about by the death and rising of His Son.< Less
The chapbook portrays the deeply-treasured and sometimes harrowing experience of raising teenagers examined from the perspective of a mother saying ‘good-bye’ as her children leave for... More > college.< Less
This book represents many years of poetry. The poems you'll find here reflect my experiences of love from the age of 14 through today. I hope you enjoy reading about my journey of discovering the... More > meaning and power of love and loss as much as I enjoyed writing it. If you'd like to contact me about my book, I'd love to hear from you! Please email me at email@example.com. Happy reading!< Less
Chuck Swaim was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Olympia, Washington. This is his first published book of poetry. The poems contained in Of Silent Freedom were... More > written between 1989-2010. Chuck's poems are mostly dark in nature. This book is a study of his composing poems in the night and day. This book also contains surreal black & white illustrations by the author.< Less
WomanSpeak, A Journal of Writing and Art by Caribbean Women, Vol.7, 2014, edited by Lynn Sweeting, brings together 30 contemporary women writers and painters of the Caribbean in a new collection... More > especially themed, “Voices of Dissent: Writing and Art to Transform the Culture.” Includes works by Opal Palmer Adisa, Lelawattee Manoo Rahming, Vahni Capildeo, Althea Romeo-Mark, Marion Bethel, Danielle Boodoo-Fortune, Sonia Farmer, Angelique V. Nixon and more. Founded in the nineties in The Bahamas, revived in 2011, WomanSpeak is the Little Journal That Could, in the beginning Sweeting’s personal labor of love, growing now into an international literary journal with a Caribbean focus. A must read for women writers and painters everywhere, as well as students of women’s studies and those who love women’s writing and art.< Less
Every time someone would say to me:
“But you have such a pretty face” I would cringe and think:
But what about the REST of me?
"But you have such a pretty face" tells my... More > story through a series of 43 poems. I wrote about my childhood in Morristown, TN (Home, Ella’s tambourine, That Time When my Brother Jerome was Evel Kneivel), marriage (Before dawn, Loving outloud), love (Lucky Jeans, Flirt) motherhood (for AJ at Seventeen, First Bath), relationships (Twenty-first morning, Monsters in the Closet), family (Welcome Home, The Droopy-Boob Haiku), the importance of fatherhood (The Luckiest Girl on Earth, Disposable Daddy, When everything was new) to learning to love my body at EVERY size (Chunk, Beautiful Me).
I hope that no matter who you are, you'll find a few poems you can relate to. Whether you are a mother, wife, father, sister, poet, college student, mess-talker, best friend or just a girl with more than a pretty face, I hope you enjoy the read!< Less
This book contains Finkel’s poetic output over the last twelve years and shows his experimental approach to traditional and modern poetic forms. The subjects are wide ranging, some quite... More > serious, and some qualify as light verse - but all reflect his personal thoughts. What comes through is the philosophical perspective on his life and times, sometimes with great intensity and often with humor. The reader will find the diversity of forms, style, and subject matter of great interest.
Born in Newark, N.J., Gerry Finkel was educated in the public school system and attended Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D. degree in 1959. A career in Pathology occupied the next forty years. Although he has always maintained a keen interest in all the arts, he first started writing poetry after his retirement in 1999.< Less
KETCHUP:Sopa De Gato is a mesmeric collection of poems and graphic designs that echo life in Los Angeles. Carlos Ornelas offers some of his finest poetic work to encapsulate the joy and pain evoked... More > at the turn of the 21st century.< Less
Come journey into one man’s odyssey and spiritual quest. Experience and feel the visions of Arthur Andrew Phoenix’s passion and revelation as he sails across the sea of tears, and... More > fly’s through the spirit worlds on the wings of the eagle. Come and know what cannot be said and feel what has not been felt. See the world become disassembled into a surreal and sublime state and then watch it become re-assembled once again. If you dare to dream and know a Love that is boundless and eternal, that transcends all time and space and death itself, then experience these 77 Excerpts Visions Poems. Gathered from over fifteen years of personal journals these expressions are of his most choice selections to share with the world. Come journey into a new paradigm of the spirit, beyond the temporal limits of the flesh and experience the words that give insight and inspiration to all who seek a spiritual path. Behold and embrace a possible future that will bring us just a little closer to the Kingdom of Heaven!< Less
This is the sixth book written by Poet Author Kurtis Tilley and is the most developed yet. It incorporates more general and universal ideas about consciousness and belonging than the previous which... More > were more concerned with self inspection and expression.< Less
This is the poetry with Gothic and macabre undertones, however there is also a light that shines ahead. Come with Erin M. Miller on her journey of self-reflections and making new allies in places she... More > never originally thought possible. This is a collection of poetry that will move even the most stoic of readers.< Less
An old man told me once that if you’re ever going to move house move south towards the equator-so I moved south some 16 mile towards Carrickmacross.
Most of these poems are from around... More > Carrickmacross. They’re only simple poems touching on wildlife and some games that are dead and gone now: pitch and toss is one. I hope people get enjoyment from the poems and if you don’t you need to read the poems again!
Seamus Hanratty< Less
A collection of 20 poems. Written by Qwamella Manning, a young poet, writer and entrepreneur. Qwamella has been writing since the age of twelve; her highly acclaimed work has received many awards and... More > praise. Shattered Vanity, her first collection offered to the public is riveting, insightful, and long overdue.< Less
Agony & Ecstasy is collection of poetry and prose curated and edited by Jane E. Stahl & Sandra Williams. The book, and the illustrations in it, are a product of Studio B Artists. Studio B is... More > a community run art gallery located at 39A East Philadelphia Avenue, in Boyertown, PA. This volume was created to accompany an exhibition by the same name.< Less
Life is not clean cut. We all go through pain, hardships, love, and happiness. These poems are a reflection of life. It starts off with someone who is young and in love. It goes through break ups... More > controlling relationships, abusive environments, depression, and self-harm. In the end we must realize that it doesn’t matter what others say or do, but what we say, and that is what the author realizes.< Less