With the title, BROADWAY FOR PAUL, this book is a compilation of several aesthetic poems. The art of showing the glimpses from the poet’s point of view is remarkable in most of the poems. Vincent’s wonderous and erratic perspective amuses the reader’s mind and creates joy in the reader’s heart also.
With a sub-title ‘A gallery of chosen poems from my collection,’ this is a compilation of 81 selected poems for a wide range of audiences, including children. Cyberwit says on its AIS, ‘The poet for the most part uses matter-of-fact, everyday words instead of artificial and ornamental vocabulary’, and this is indeed one of the most attractive elements of the collection.
Geoffrey Heptonstall is a veteran writer, playwright, monologist, poet and critic who has regularly reviewed for The London Magazine among others, and as a poet has been published in scores of reputable journals. The Rites of Paradise is, surprisingly, his first solo poetry collection.
Graham’s fascination for birds is also evident in her poem “Murmurations,” which begins: “The shape and sense where/ wonder takes us: these starlings, a/ rumor in celluloid, some dark heart/ blooming, bits of shale shattering/ sky— what we used to marvel at,/ the slick and simple and strange.”
Today is a Michigan ghost town, titled latest poetry collection of Matthew Borczon shows signs of freshness and originality. His poems are remarkable for vivid, picturesque, and sensuous descriptions of nature and otherworldly creatures. Matthew’s true ability as a poet is revealed by the dint of this book. At times he sounds an intimately personal note. His imaginations and philosophical tone aptly entice the readers.
Dead Shark on the N Train, a new collection of poetry by Susana H. Case, exemplifies the immense change in the style of writing poetry. The poet has divided the collection among three contrasting sections named as Living Dolls, Crime Scenes, and Storm Clouds. The poet has written all three sections in a style to enable the euphoria of the reader not to be broken. It wouldn’t have been facile for the poet to manage such drastic mood changes but astoundingly the poet is able to captivate the reader. All the poems have been written ardently which can be figured out very well by a bibliophile.
A Sense of Place written by Richard Rose is a bouquet of wonderful memoirs he has treasured so far in his life. Reading this book gave me a very pleasant feeling and I was able to grasp Richard’s magnanimous sensitivity towards life. I firmly believe that Writers and Poets are able to pen down their thoughts with vivid imagination because they are sensitive. I definitely can relate with all of them being a Writer myself.
Geoffrey Heptonstall’s ‘Rites of Passage’ is split into three sections, ‘The Bird of Paradise’, ‘Oceans and Islands’ and ‘More Songs for Her’. The first has a focus on reading and music, gateways to paradise perhaps. The second focuses on the sea and the lives of those who live on the coasts. The third works towards a conclusion. From the first section, in ‘The Book I Open’,