Poetry

 Moonstruck – May 5, 2023 by Jennifer Lagier (Author)

Moonstruck – May 5, 2023 by Jennifer Lagier (Author)

In several poems we notice bursts of tremendous poetic power. One thing that is admirable about this poetry collection is the energetic imagination and emotional intensity. Most important from the literary point of view, the style of the poet has a richness of effect that creates an enduring fascination.

A Little Book of Transcendence by Jakob Brønnum

A Little Book of Transcendence by Jakob Brønnum

Brønnum also offers a creative and sincere imagination. His poems don’t just sit on the page stagnant without thoughts or feelings. His poems are in motion and full of life.

Altered States Paperback – February 18, 2023 by Alan Catlin (Author)

Altered States Paperback – February 18, 2023 by Alan Catlin (Author)

Alan Catlin has always been a favorite poet of mine. He’s a staple in all types of poetry publications so I when I see his name in a journal or E-zine I’m looking at, I always look forward to reading it.

LOST IN THE COLORS Paperback – April 24, 2023 by IRMA KURTI (Author)

LOST IN THE COLORS Paperback – April 24, 2023 by IRMA KURTI (Author)

The poetry collection has amazing vitality and power. Many of these poems show the poet’s most impassioned moods, and are characterised by impressive felicity of style and subtle diction.

Hungry Tigers Paperback – April 5, 2023 by Catfish McDaris (Author)

Hungry Tigers Paperback – April 5, 2023 by Catfish McDaris (Author)

Overall, the poem seems to be exploring themes of transience, loss, and the power of nature to evoke intense emotions. The use of sensory language and metaphors creates a dreamlike quality that invites the reader to interpret and find meaning in the images presented.

Secrets of the Wind by Robert L. Martin

Secrets of the Wind by Robert L. Martin

There’s a variety of work with varying themes in Martin’s new collection. His poems are mostly free verse with a bit of form thrown in here and there. His poems are put together in an original way.

Hometown Folks by Kenneth Pobo

Hometown Folks by Kenneth Pobo

This short collection of poetry packs a punch with instant verbiage and remarkable prose. Many of the poems are previously published, but Pobo has done an excellent job in arranging them in a good complementary order in his new book.

The Neon Rosary - ekphrases in tiny prose poems by Lorette C. Luzajic

The Neon Rosary - ekphrases in tiny prose poems by Lorette C. Luzajic

Luzajic is the founder and editor of “The Ekphrastic Review.” She also teaches poetry, writes, edits and much more. According to her Bio “she views art as a way for people to connect with others in different times, places and idea frameworks.”

The Four Hinges of the World by Carlos Reyes

The Four Hinges of the World by Carlos Reyes

Reyes compares flecks in the eyes to birds, poetry work to being trapped in a spider web, and a beard to keeping time. He puts just enough wrinkles into his lines to give one food for thought. He has a good ear and eye for poetry.

The Rhino Narrative by Theodore Worozbyt

The Rhino Narrative by Theodore Worozbyt

Worozbyt sets the stage for his book with his first poem entitled “The Night.” It is an eerie poem. One that makes you want to look over your shoulder, wonder about if there’s more beyond what you see when you look at something, and sets the senses into gear or perhaps a high alert. This is a fabulous way to start off a new book of poems.