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Death In The Key Of Life By Danny Baker
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Grit your teeth world; Danny Baker is going in dry! 'Death In The Key Of Life' is like a long sustained Coltrane saxophone solo. It caresses, it brutalises, it honks and bleats (in)articulately, it... More > pleads for meaning, it spits on the world. Often all on the same page. Many have tried to give expression to the inexpressible - Joyce, Artaud, Beckett. Danny Baker is the first person who might just have pulled it off.< Less
Kansas City Metropolitan Verse Vol 8 By KCMetroVerse
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This is the annual anthology of Kansas City Metropolitan Verse, a chapter of the Missouri Poetry Society. The authors are all local poets, members of the chapter, who demonstrate a wide range of... More > poetic styles.< Less
Maelstrom By Doug Bootes
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An outrageous odyssey of the 21st century, Maelstrom is the first collection of poems from Doug Bootes. These sometimes hilarious and often heart wrenching characters and their stories will leave you... More > breathless.< Less
Fierce Invalids By Glenn Cooper
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Anthology of poetry and prose honoring the life and work of Arthur Rimbaud.
Maki-nyan's Tsubuyaki By Maki Starfield
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Tsubuyaki is a freestyle verse, in Japanese, English or any other language, stemmed from the Japanese haiku. Tsubuyaki verses are free from the traditional and conventional rules and norms that are... More > set for haiku, which distinctly has rigid 5-7-5 syllable lines with references to seasons. By definition the word “tsubuyaki” in Japanese means  “a murmur,” “a mutter” or “muttering” —- “talking to oneself.”   So in writing a tsubuyaki verse you simply write down whatever comes to your mind at a certain moment, describing how you feel —- honest and truthful —- choosing most suitable and appropriate words and phrases, usually in three lines, to express your inner thoughts without being overly concerned of the conventional format and style. You may make your own rules, then feel free to bend them or break them as you see fit to express yourself.< Less
Discovering Life, Still Growing By Earl F. Barfoot
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A collection of poetry written by Earl F. Barfoot, a Methodist minister, over many years. These are full of both searching for meaning and understanding how it applies to everyday life. They are... More > personal and inspirational, joyful and yearning. But always they are inspired by love.< Less
Hurtling Towards Inevitability By Robert Barton
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HURTLING TOWARDS INEVITABILITY is poet Robert Barton’s first book. A haunting writer whose world is described by wrong turns, dark avenues and no exits, and peopled by characters with a beauty... More > corrupted by circumstance, Barton creates within the pages of this book a work apocryphal in its message and lyrical in its execution. These verses are wrought from the fabric of a gritty reality and a life that has seen the full weight of hard times. A genuinely eerie and compelling volume.< Less
Damn the Press By Ben Heins
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Ben Heins is the author of two chapbooks of poetry: "Cut Me Free" (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2014) and "Greatest Hits & B-Sides" (Vagabondage Press, 2012). All of the poems... More > comprising these chapbooks are replicated here in one clean, professional book.< Less
Words Fell Out My Brain By Sam Shiffler
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First off let me say this, I do not consider myself a poet or a writer. I just put words on paper and hope they make sense not only to me but, anyone that might read them. I have put them thar words... More > on paper off and on for 38 years. That first poem was “Dialogue Between Lovers.” My idea of these lines I write is to keep the symbolism to a minimum. That way you and I can get a vivid picture in our mind of what I am trying to convey with words. Simple has always been my goal. Not certain I could do it any other way.< Less
hey hey pretty baby By Philippe Shils
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Poet Phil Shils' chapbook of poems about his beloved daughter Lucia, about being a father to a child with disabilities. Philippe Shils lives in Decatur, Illinois where he works as a physician... More > assistant. His poems can be read in Rattle, BODY, Right Hand Pointing, Alba, Metazen, and others. He is a member of the New New Pennies Massive, an online writing workshop. This is his first book. He can be reached at pshils@sbcglobal.net. Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the School for Therapeutic and Recreational Riding 3180 S. Mount Zion Rd. Decatur, IL 62521 www.starrfarm.org< Less
Retirement Clock: Poems 5 By Jim Bennett
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What would happen if the clock ran backward? This is a volume of other times, of the cold war, of bomb shelters and nuclear submarines, of Formula One races at Watkins Glen. Sad and scary events in... More > the United States, and a couple of Canadian tragedies too. Poetry is about experience. It has the power to deliver experience to you. Retirement Clock explores retirement, the past, and regret for the passing of time. If you are approaching or of retirement age, these poems will speak directly to you. If you have a friend or relative in that situation, it will help you gather a clearer idea of what they are going through. Retirement Clock includes 54 somewhat longer poems, including free verse, cinquains, multiple cinquains, rondeaux, rhymed verse, one lyric, one mirror, and a compound poem—chosen around a theme. As always, ambiguity may be present. You’re encouraged to explore the multiple meanings. You’ll figure this out, as these poems were written for you.< Less
Four Faces of a Revolution By Jason T. Mahoney
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Four Faces of a Revolution is a collection of poetry and prose that reveal thoughts of joy, anger, freedom, humor, love, confusion, and self-awareness. The writings can provoke one to assess their... More > own existence; forcing them to deal with life’s perplexities. It is up to the reader to embrace the change they desire in their own life to enhance the essence of their existence. This work was crafted utilizing a radical approach to educate the mind, enhance self-awareness, promote inner strength, and to motivate change. As you read these writings, I pray that you will be able to connect with the written words, initiate your revolution, and obtain a revelation.< Less
For the Storytellers in Florence By Lydia Havens
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A short collection of poetry by 16-year-old Lydia Havens-- half autobiography, half fiction. These are the poems for the misfits of the desert, for the anxious near suburbia, and for the storytellers... More > in Florence.< Less
Home By Clementine von Radics
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Home is the second book of poetry by Clementine von Radics Widely known for her eponymous blog, von Radics explores fearlessly the revelations and pain of youth and love.
om dig har alla sagt det som inte borde ha sagts att en sötnos är nos som är söt så går den By Elis Burrau
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title: om dig har alla sagt det som inte borde ha sagts att en sötnos är nos som är söt så går den description: 109. käraälskade i Kristus, jag var den... More > bästa ögontjänaren så fort en lärare gick ut ur ett rum så var jag helt jävla otrolig fragments, transcriptions, love, anxiety, concentration, olika filharmoniker (favoriter rangordnade bäst till sämst). kattguld: fool's gold (uncountable): A mineral or other substance often mistaken for gold, mainly used for iron pyrite.< Less
SUNLIGHT ON VERSE By CHARLES C. CHAMBERS, SR.
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Did you ever have a dream, a desire, an intricate need to have the world hear your voice, but you didn't know it? Mr. Charles Chambers, Sr., an 86 year old man, who has a poetic voice, has been... More > writing his thoughts on paper for over sixty years. Sunlight on Verse, is a history ridden, God fearing, love of life take on vacation poetry book to read on your balcony, the beach, or your quiet alone place. Enjoy the love of life that comes through in the words of his Sunlight on Verse.< Less
Deconstructing Ratchet By MrJeffDess
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Deconstructing Ratchet provides a poetic conversation on the complexity that is Ratchet and the culture that surrounds it. Using the art of haiku,Deconstructing Ratchet evokes humor, paradox and... More > intellectual discourse all while twerkin to dope beats and drenched in a hot mess. This book looks to reshape the way you look at ratchet culture and all of its incarnations and definitions. Enjoy the ride and shake something while you're at it.< Less
Abundantly Clear By Matthew Presley
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In his very first published book of poetry, Matthew Presley explores his observations about what we do and why. He doesn't claim to have all the answers. He certainly doesn't have all the... More > questions! Even so, through his uplifting words, perhaps some aspects of human nature very well may become Abundantly Clear.< Less
Plains Song By Michael True
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This collection of poems by Michael True includes scenes from a southwestern childhood as well as other lyrics.
Waterhummingbirdhouse : A Chicano Poetry Codex By Israel Francisco Haros Lopez
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(Black & White VERSION) This is an experimental Chicano poetry codex. This work explores border politics and linguistic borders through the use of a multitude of poetic forms, images and... More > bilingual antics. The poems move from english, spanish, nahuatl and Chicano imagery to convey the rupture, the mending, the re-constructing, re-membering of chicano poetics and a visual landscape that reconsiders the codices leftbehind by olmeca, tolteca, azteca and mayan ancestors. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE BLACK AND WHITE VERSION OF THIS BOOK AND WHILE THE IMAGES ON THE PREVIEW DISPLAY FULL COLOR INTERIOR. THIS IMAGES IN THIS EDITION WILL BE IN BLACK WHITE.) COLOR VERSION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE SOON. Also NOTE THAT SHIPPING COSTS GO DOWN DRAMATICALLY WHEN ORDERING 2 OR MORE OF ANY OF THESE BOOKS. For BULK ORDERS PLEASE CONTACT AUTHOR at waterhummingbirdhouse@gmail.com< Less
Of Brothers: Poetry Inspired by the Life and Death of My Hero By Matt Patron
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Sgt. Dan Patron was killed in action on August 6, 2011. He was my only brother. The raw emotions contained in this book are two years of reflection and pain. Of Brothers is my goodbye to my... More > hero--words that will forever remain unsaid. Of Brothers contains adult themes and language and is not suitable for children.< Less
WORDWEAVERS By Don and Anne Dilley
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A collection of poetry written by Georgia natives Don and Anne Dilley.
Council Decisions By Ron Welburn
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“Yes, there still shines this indigenous spirit that continues on as much as the rivers and will never vanish.” How perfect that Ron dedicated Council Decisions to his mother, Jessie, and... More > that his title poem refers to the Susquehanna as the path for escaping genocide. These poems are woven with rivers; their music, rhythms and chant effects flow as the rivers do on Mother Earth where Eastern Natives accord immense respect to girls and women. After reading Ron’s book, I realized he had canoed me home through the complexities of his personal and family history and the story of all of us Indian people. How to say this poetry broke my heart but in a beautiful way, brilliantly providing refuge from the loss and sadness it river-dances out of? Nya’weh. - Susan Deer Cloud(Mohawk/Blackfoot/Seneca)< Less
Cinders Rekindled By Charlie R. Braxton
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Cinders Rekindled is Charlie R. Braxton's second collection of poetry that explores the complexity of American music and politics.
Reflections in the Life of a Poet By Don and Anne Dilley
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A collection of poetry by the authors.