Poet King

By Jaffa Truex

Jaffa Truex's collection, Poet King, is the telling of a long scale of haphazard emotions that we all feel as beings in the human race. For each poem there is a picture of either something concrete, a cartoon, someone in particular, or of clever dialogue...

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The Slums of Nightfall

By William Wright Jr.

William Wright Jr.’s The Slums of Nightfall reads like a modern version of a collection of works by Edgar Allan Poe, but not by any means in a cheap, knockoff sort of way. This is brilliance in words. If there ever was a book that...

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Here Comes the Sun

Travel Poetry Written by Katie Lewington
By Katie Lewington

In Katie Lewington’s Here Comes the Sun, the collection focuses on one summer of traveling that the author embarked upon. As readers we can guess a bit at the exact locations, with the only hints being the use of the words “Euro” and “Europe.” Although...

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Popcorn

By Katie Lewington

This short collection of poems entitled Popcorn by Katie Lewington is engaging. The verses that abound in this compilation center around a theme, food, and the author’s eating habits. There may be a word or two that will make Americans scratch their heads. One of...

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Drapetomania

All of the Ways In Which I Am Black
By Sami Arlenis-Frederick

Sami Arlenis-Frederick’s poetry collection, Drapetomania, is palpable, as though the words themselves are breathing on the page, they have a heat to them, a realness like no other I’ve come across. Some of the lines are described in such a way that it literally makes...

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Keep Me Wild

By Raquel Franco

Raquel Franco’s Keep Me Wild has a delightful way of connecting to the reader and consequently we are left with a different experience after reading each poem in this collection. Her poetry touches on love, heartbreak, and rising above to find strength in yourself. She...

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Catching a Dream

An Illustrated Allegorical Ballad for All Ages
By J.R. McRae

Catching a Dream by J.R. McRae is a single poem about the wonders of childhood, and the dreams that surrounded us while we were growing up. The poem begins with a child who catches a bright, shining orb. The child lets it go, as the...

Something Completely Odd

Poems and Ramblings
By Christopher Dyer

Something Completely Odd: Poems and Ramblings by Christopher Dyer is, as the title suggests, a collection of poems and musings on love and life. This is a short read, yet the content of some of the poems encompasses not only love, sadness, and human emotion,...

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Patchwork Majesty

From Trauma to Transcendence
By Ella Kate Reeves

Patchwork Majesty: From Trauma to Transcendence by Ella Kate Reeves is a very powerful and inspirational poetry collection that combines vivid images, notes, and poems to unveil the nakedness of one soul, Ella, and her transformation from death to life. It could be read as...

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Small Stones from the River

Meditations and Micropoems
By Kat Lehmann

When thoughts are expressed either orally or in written form, they convey a variety of messages to the reader. If you are seeking simple yet powerful words of comfort, peace, inspiration and mindfulness, then Small Stones from the River: Meditations and Micropoems by Kat Lehmann...