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
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.