Amani By Rais Neza Boneza
“Amani” means peace in Swahili. And these poems in this new collection by Boneza intend to do simply that. From the poem “Amani, my peace”: “Amani is calm like the moon.” The poems, too, are calming.
“Amani” means peace in Swahili. And these poems in this new collection by Boneza intend to do simply that. From the poem “Amani, my peace”: “Amani is calm like the moon.” The poems, too, are calming.
These poems are emotional and surreal. They seem to take on a resonance of their own. Bisicchia writes with a figurative use of language, but yet you can tell exactly what he may mean.
He definitely deliverBerquez cleverly divides this new poetry collection into three sections: Me, Us, and Them. That alone makes a powerful statement.s opening his book with this poem “A walk on Hilly Fields with my dog, Kenny” which is about a young child watching his dog be attacked and what he does to try and save it. It’s easy to imagine being there with this young boy, and also wanting to reach out and help him when the owner of the attacking dog does nothing. It’s clever to tell a story within a poem.
Besides the uniqueness of ekphrastic poems from the outset, this new collection of poems by Michael Escoubas is also quite original as it is a companion book to Sharmagne Leland St.-John’s own poetry book of the same name. They used the same images and the same title for each of their books. Leland St. John is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief and Escoubas is Editor and Book Reviewer for “Scribe and Quill.”
This new poetry collection by M.L. Liebler is a decade worth of poetry starting in the 70’s and going to the present which makes it a very unique overall work from the start.
“Call Me Snake” is separated into three different sections. They are “Competition,” “Romance” and “The Football Corporations.” I’m always one that reads the Table of Contents (TOC) to see what’s in store for me as a reader. Unique and I can’t wait to see what he does with this are two thoughts that come to mind with this new collection by Heyen.
This new collection of poetry by Patricia Barone is divided into three sections: The Aviary, The Listeners, and The Glorified Body. The opening poem sets the tone for each section.
There are 9 sections in this recent poetry collection by Fercoq. The book is a mixture of prose and poems. The prose and poetry compliment each other and often flow from one to the other in a seamless fluid presentation.
Bob MacKenzie starts off his new poetry book with these lines: “in battered stetson and old jeans /he recalls the time of legends” from the poem “an american dream.” His use of sparse language gives you just what you need just like this poem lets you know his style of writing poems right up front.
Like in his poem “Magic and Community,” William Pruitt’s poems in this new poetry collection give out a magical vibe. Pruitt writes in a contemporary prose with almost conversational like poems. He’s able to juxtapose his lines bouncing between subjects such as Original Sin, Darwin, cardinals and sparrows all in one poem.
What a pleasurable opening line: “Soft words crumble on the page.” The next lines to follow are: “commaclink / periodmumble / babbleclamor / the man’s giftgrumble.” This first poem lets the reader know this poetry collection might not be like any others you’ve read before and that’s a good thing.
A Beagle, quite confident in himself who aspires to have a crown on his head is shown as the leading character in the latest Gonsalves’ storybook Illegal Beagle illustrated by Nelli Aghekyan. This illuminating chapbook is most suitable for those kids who look up to new humorous characters daily.
Native American poet Sharmagne Leland St.-John’s fifth collection is a nostalgic and bittersweet look at people and places from one’s past. There are multiple elegies for public figures – everyone from Janis Joplin to Virginia Woolf – as well as for some who aren’t household names but have important stories that should be commemorated, like Hector Pieterson, a 12-year-old boy killed during the Soweto Uprising for protesting enforced teaching of Afrikaans in South Africa in 1976.
David’s The Interrupted Sky reflects the pain of the unforgettable tragedy of the September 11 attacks. A huge ocean of tears engulfs the reader's mind while reading this emotional and heart-touching book. The artistic ornaments of David depict the horror of the attacks through his poetry. A feeling of compassion comes out of the verse in which the poet has given much emphasis to the people who were bound to jump from the burning twin towers due to the inhuman plane crash. Poor people, who didn’t have a choice except for escaping out of there in a hurry and attempting an involuntary suicidal attempt.
Poems in Belladonna in my Grief by Jadedisland engage the reader in your progressions ranging from grief/distress/loss to healing. It may take you a while to get over it; and you will most probably read several individual passages over again and again. However, it is not easy since it expresses the virtues of Life. Jadedisland's work of imagination and compassion is fair in fascinating her subjects.
Grocery List Poems an alluring poetic collection by Rhiannon McGavin turns all things to expressiveness; it exalts the charm of that which is most beautiful, and it adds loveliness to that which is most distorted and quells to union under its light yoke all incompatible things. The recurring mention of quotes and poems from eminent poets throughout the book is remarkable.
Norm’s poems have immediate effects like a flash of lightning upon the eye. They appeal through imagination and no through reason. His style is classic throughout the book so far as his felicitous phraseology, the crystalline perfection in the ending of the verse, and lucidity of expression are concerned.
Lyrical like poems greet you in this new collection of poems from Martin Jones. It is quite the calling card to illustrate a sensitive poet’s voice.
Artful poetry is music, but it’s often hard to find thoughtful poetry that is melodic. “A Raga for George Harrison,” by Sharmagne Leland-St. John is a very special poetry collection with poems that read like songs. Some of the poems take us back in history celebrating famous people, poets and singers. Leland-St. John also shares her life’s events– its hardships, losses in love, and deaths of those close to her– that readers find relatable. This soulful and poignant book is a window into Leland-St. John’s life and experiences that have shaped her, in which we learn more about ourselves.
The poems in this exquisite collection, The Blue Divide by Linda Nemec Foster, reflect the landscape of the world and the landscape of the heart—whether they honor the lives traumatized in the Balkan wars of the early 1990’s or by the emotional dissonance of family relationships. Foster’s poems are far from being casual observations: they are on intimate terms with public and private violence.
Flora Fauna Blood Bone, the latest poetic collection by Sara Stasi conceals poems inspired by the paintings of eminent artists of the 15th and 20th centuries. Life After Falling While Filming a Teen Drama takes the major attention of the reader as Sara has turned a radio story artistically into an emotive poem. No doubt in communicating a story with a particular flair for vivid imagery poet is a great storyteller. The book comprises poems relating to plants and animals as the title suggests, ‘Flora Fauna Blood Bone’.
Poems in Because the Sun by Sarah Burgoyne takes inspiration from Albert Camus’, the second-youngest noble prize recipient in history, various renowned works. The sublimity entailed in the collection in a certain loftiness and seamless language represents a gifted writer, who is endowed with the affability of soul, can create sublime effects.
Poems from this glorious inspiring poetic collection named Cancer as Spiritual Teacher encourages cancer patients to live their life happily by giving poetry a try as “its powerful alchemy/can turn our lead into gold.” No doubt Donald’s perception can delight and remove the worries from a patient’s mind. After reading his poetry the patient might be able to spend their time with their loving ones as it provokes enormously the one to come out from the dull state of mind.
The Flayed City is a discerning work done by Hari Alluri that finds therapy in poetry, the author of Carving Ashes (CiCAC, 2013) and the chapbook The Promise of Rust (Mouthfeel, 2016). An award-winning poet, educator, and teaching artist, his work appears widely in anthologies, journals and online venues, including Chautauqua, Poetry International and Split This Rock. The experiences mentioned in the book are meaningful and not easy to comprehend, but the word picks and descriptions twist and delight, creating something classical presented in a way that is truly the author’s own.
This new collection of poems from Richard Rose contains what would be very likely to be called place poetry. Not everyone knows what this is – at least I end up explaining it a lot to people as I have published a few place poem books of my own.
Poetry may be considered to be an oral medium, but it is a visual one as well. The way words are used, the line spacing, the number of words on each line, spaces between verses, all of it matters to the poem. And, all of that can have an affect on how the poem may be interpreted and even on how well the reader enjoys the poem. Dunn is able to take advantage of all of this enhancing the impact of each poem.
Doug Stanfield’s poems, dedicated to the memory of his wife, will warm the heart. Doug’s verse uncovers raw emotions and focuses on grief or the absence of love, fusing in humor and incorporating a profound longing for something just out of reach. As the book opens with the poem ‘Memory’, the poet states memory as a dusty element that gets erased over the period of time and is “not-quite-living museum of our lives", portraying the restlessness one experiences when memories get faded away and simultaneously provoking one to move on and “claim your rebirth".
Emeli Dion’s debut poetic collection, Into Her Wandering Mind, comprises poems analyzing the sequence of her feelings with a vividness and minuteness which assure us of truth. Emeli’s sonnets have prepossessing imagery, flashes of beauty, fine notes of passion, and heart delighting visions.
It is a marvelous comeback by Tom Pow through ‘NARANJAS’, a lively poetic collection comprising poems of earthly imagination, remarkable tributes, poet’s insights and experiences. Each overpoweringly eye-catching poem is accompanied by a succinct expression that renders clear that which is too intense and reflective to be directly gazed upon.
Elder Gideon allocates a high dwelling to "enthusiasm and life”, to inspiration and to the inner light of imagination in poetry. Feelings, he points out, are always modified by our thoughts, which are the representatives of his spirit. He is able to connect one thought with another; and such discovers sentiments which are noble and worthwhile. Poems such as MY NAME IS ADAM and IFTAR GHAZAL enlighten the understanding of the reader and strengthen and purify his affections.
Dave has fragmented this formidable poetic collection among five sections differing from each other thereby provide a read of various compelling themed poems in one book to the reader and are named as NATURAL RESOURCES, SLEEPER CELL, PUBLIC SERVANT, HUMAN RESOURCES and FAILED STATE. The poet has written all the five sections in a style that uplifts the euphoria of the reader as in the first section the poet has integrated the natural elements like forests clouds mountains river, etc. with the personal life experiences and elements of immense imaginations.
A satisfying and gripping poetry collection by Donald Revell reveals poems of an extraordinary personal passion, perturbation, and frantic exultation pervading a thrilling-dramatic symbolism that is quite unique. Poems such as CATAFALQUE, SENESCO SED AMO, INGENIUM NOBIS IPSA PUELLA FACIT, OMNIA QUAE SUNT, LUMINA SUNT, SAVED FOR LATER and WHITE CAMPION with the advent of angels welcomes the spirit of ardent religious fervor by the imaginative delight concealed in the subdued expression of poet’s revelations.
Light-winged, inspiring out of senses, a poetic collection so striking ever seen is the Animal Children by Hugh Behm-Steinberg. The poet has excelled in establishing a harmonious relationship that exists between poetry and life which appeals to the reader's emotions and produces a pleasurable effect.
Written by Christopher Merrill, Flares is a poetic collection comprising poems of diverse elegances, unforgettable experiences of the poet and events encountered in several places of Middle East Asia entailed with vivid imagination and insights.
William Reichard has derived inspiration from nature and worldly concerns by the power of his imagination and has composed it in an aesthetically pleasing poetic collection named as Our Delicate Barricades Downed.
Brief Accident of Light the latest poetic collection by Rhina P. Espaillat and Alfred Nicol showcases the most entrancing poems relating to alluring locations resided in a coastal city called Newburyport. If a book of poems gets the support of illustrations it becomes flawless and shows the essence of seamlessly styled writings in true means as Kate Sullivan’s illustrations have done here. No doubt the poems have an emotional attraction and are well allied with the art of poetry and infuse spectacular effects on the reader as felt in Morning Railway Riders and The Youngest Actors Take the Stage.
Donald Vincent’s Convenient Amnesia stands as a work of art of orality and temporality in the prospering oeuvre that is his poetic showground. The verse pervades the pain and agony of blacks and depicts certain restrictions imposed on them.
An amusing and refreshing picture book expressing the pleasure of a swimming pool with friends and family.
Although the subtitles of this new poetry collection from Maha Zimmo might indicate a very light fluffy book of poems, this is exactly a book of poetry that is not anywhere near greeting card verse sweetness.
A sparkling collection embodying truth through the influence of moral profundity rested in the themes of poems.
Scintillating, radiant, inspiring and exquisite can be the only words to describe the latest children's poetic collection Even the Smallest Will Grow by Lita Judge. No doubt the poet is adept in portraying her magnificent imaginations interwoven with the most inspiring poems.
Dear Treefrog, the latest poetry picture book of Joyce Sidman, reveals beautiful glimpses of a young girl’s life who moves into a new home in a new place where she encounters a tree frog among the tangled green leaves and gets attached to him at the first glance. The illustration work by Diana Sudyka is undoubtedly stellar and will be loved by the children.
A poetic collection accompanied by a glowing portrayal of nature and dreams is the so-called Dog Dreams. In tunning his poetry with flashy imagery, the poet is simply perfect.
Michael has maneuvered the level of intricacy and profundity in his poems from starting to the end dexterously. Poems in The Lamps of History exemplify that poet is a logophile and is adept with a prodigious lexicon. Subtle illusions and insights are phenomenal throughout the book.
The poems in “the poems: 2020” induce multifarious emotions through his restless poetic structuring of an authentic and glooming range of emotions that reflect light on the reality of life.
Luisa brings her signature sharp, shrewd, exquisite language about her personal and family histories and marks how immigration leads to world-wide revolution.
Ren’s latest poetic collection The Elephants Have Been Singing All Along showcases different phases through which a body goes and tends to suffer and enjoy the various elements
Steen’s Dream Passages leaves behind a vivid description of nature, home, beach, window and garden. The poems include impressions of common household items which adds more simplicity and relatability to the reading.
Christina’s debut collection “To the Man in the Red Suit” shows a cavernous world of darkness and the aftermath of a father’s suicide.
Felice Picano has written over thirty books, mostly novels, short story collections, memoir, even some plays and screenplays, but Songs and Poems is his first poetry collection since The Deformity Lover and Other Poems (1977).
A native of New Zealand, Nieuwland has built an international record of publication of poetry, appearing in numerous journals and anthologies. This collection shows his nationality as numerous poems reference Maori words.
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.
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.
As a poet, I believe every verse has the power to share a bit of my heart with the world. How many of those who read will understand it, I do not know, but I still believe in that. In the same way, while reading poems, I try to understand what the poet is
Many years ago I went to view an exhibition titled “Hands”, a series of photos by Japanese artist Yasu Suzuka (鈴鹿芳康) a friend, and respected senpai. There were many large black and white close-up photos of hands in the prayer position, as well as many small color Polaroid photos of ordinary people, hands grasped in prayer arranged in various patterns. Reflecting on the show later I wrote in my journal: “only Suzuka-sensei, a Buddhist influenced conceptual artist, could pull this off, make it have meaning, and not be boring.”
Short poems or haikus are not for everyone, but there’s a lot to be said to be able to contain your poems in such a brief form. First of all, it takes skill to write poems short in length (but not in what they say). Plus, this is also formal poetry because it’s written in a form.
Stories that seem true or maybe even memoir make up this winsome and often dark turn of tales in this new offering by Moore.
And for all of those whose imaginations do not yet reach that far, Stewart’s entertaining stories just may provide the proper stimulus.
The idea of “Martinis & Bikinis” – like so many of massive effect and modest intention – came in an instant. The fact that it involved an anachronistic actor of unique swagger and fortitude as well as one of the world’s most recognized yet private persons, a woman of English elegance and California beauty, surely inspired the madness that would follow in its wake and set fire to a lumpen nation with a fetish for celebrity, sex and scandal.
Gary’s book is divided into seven quadrants: Space Stuff, Time Stuff, Infinite Probability, Dreams, Dimensions, The Future and Cosmic Rant. Each has unique and awesome stories. Readers will get to experience fantasy coupled with science as well as classic and stunning imagination. I applaud Gary’s efforts in the way he has put forth his wonderful imagination in words!
In Thirty Short Stories, author Gary Alexander Azerier has shed light on a period that comprises the greater half of the 20th Century. His detailed acknowledgement of the many incidental differences that separate the contemporary world is the true spice of Nostalgia as it is intended to be.
Out Of Iceland by Ann Cassin is an exciting weekend read, and an education in, not only Science, but of Iceland, as well, and in sufficient detail to present a clear proof of presence to the reader.
Ever since the wanderings of Odysseus, exile has been a central theme of the epic tradition. With its roots in this tradition, Boundaries of Exile, Conditions of Hope by Albert Russo and Martin Tucker seems to represent exile as a fundamental existential
There is a type of novel whose aim, as Jonathan Swift wrote of his intention behind Gulliver's Travels, is to
Ban’ya Natsuishi and Sayumi Kamakura have both taken 50 of their best creating a wide variety of Haiku that haunts you like the ghosts of ancient scripts and combined them into 100 Haiku. Each of their Haiku, have parts of them that will take you on a j
This novel is a very good read. The main story opens at a psychiatric institution in Canada in the 1970s, and includes many recognizable associations with the youth of “my generation” – i.e. the hippie generation – at its peak. At times humorous a
Through My Eyes is an excellent example of a work of fine literature that functions on many levels. It is not merely a personal tribute to Elvis Presley, but an historical and sociological poetic document - giving insight into one of the most widespread c
This amazing book, The Awakened One Poetics, by Joseph S. Spence Sr., is such a wonderful book to read. It captures inspirational thoughts and enlightens the spirit within the soul. You will experience its beauty, love, peace, harmony and tranquillity
All of us yearn for instances of ecstasy, what editor Lynn Strongin calls “luminous moments” In a tangled and often difficult world, we hope not merely for respite, but for experience that lifts us beyond frustration and fear and rage.
Poe understood very well the significance of "invention, creation, imagination, originality" in fictional literature. We notice these characteristics in nonfiction and fictional short stories by Floriana Hall. The stories depict life in its real complexities, and "convey definite inspirational messages. " The stories are remarkable for their variety. "Of Prayer and Angels" reveals her belief in angels. The story is full of tenderness and pity, as the author illustrates how her faith in God was intensified at the age of seven in the summer of 1934. "The out-of body experience had a definite effect on my life." "Shaun's Quest" is a children's story, which teaches tolerance.