Targeted Age Group: 13+
This is magical poetry that speaks straight to the heart. Spoken word poet Matt Gardner writes in the simple, beautiful style of traditional poets with the exciting devices and clarity of a performance poet. Life is truly a winding road.
Targeted Age Group: 14 -18
Home. A simple word; a loaded one. You can say it in a whisper; you can say it in a cry. Expressed in poetry and prose, in the voices of father and daughter, you can hear a visceral longing for an ideal place, a place never to be found again.
Imagine the shock, imagine the sadness when a daughter discovers her father’s work, the poetry he had never shared with anyone during the last two decades of his life. Six years after that moment of discovery, which happened in her childhood home while mourning for his passing, Uvi Poznansky presents a tender tribute: a collection of poems and prose, half of which is written by her, and half—by her father, the author, poet and artist Zeev Kachel. She has been translating his poems for nearly a year, with careful attention to rhyme and rhythm, in an effort to remain faithful to the spirit of his words.
Zeev’s writing is always autobiographical in nature; you can view it as an ongoing diary of his life. Uvi’s writing is rarely so, especially when it comes to her prose. She is a storyteller who delights in conjuring up various figments of her imagination, and fleshing them out on paper. She sees herself chasing her characters with a pen, in an attempt to see the world from their point of view, and to capture their voices. But in some of her poems, she offers you a rare glimpse into her most guarded, intensely private moments, yearning for Home.
Targeted Age Group: 13 and up
“I Still Believe in Love 2” is a book about Illustrative & Visual Poetry, a combination of romantic poetry and stunning photography to stimulate the senses that help tell the story. A collection of romantic poems that read like a story and sing like a song.
Targeted Age Group: 10 and up
A collection of funny poems for children and adults, alike.
There are strange things going on at Farley Grange; A small boy with an over-sized left hand builds a network of tunnels with disastrous consequences; a girl with a squeaky voice self-medicates and quite a few other poem stories to enjoy.
The Brain of Farley Grange; Mole Boy; The Tale of Paloma Blott; The Sculptor; As Hot as Hell; Plum Boy and Kevin’s Girlfriend
Targeted Age Group: 5-105
About Say Not “What If”:
A dying man craves the time he has lost. Written as a long rhyming poem, Say Not “What If” recounts his journey and the consequences of the choices he makes in a desperate desire to stay alive. Exceptionally easy to read and understand, many readers have praised the power and thought provoking nature of this unique story. What would you do for more time?
“This was a lyrical masterpiece! Very deep with an important life lesson woven in. Excellent from start to finish, and highly recommended by me.”
“This literary work is something incredibly special. I highly recommend this book, and hope that its life lessons will stay with us for the rest of our journey.”
“The paradox of a man’s dying despair with the lyrical rhyming was intoxicating. Easy to read, and emotionally provocative, Mr. Friedman has written a truly unique short story.”
“This poetic short story is so gripping and compelling that you won’t stop reading. And more than reading, I was almost singing along with the story, it was so beautifully written.”
“Say Not “What If” is a beautifully written piece of literature with a dark heart at its core. The stark contrast between the lovely poetry and all the things that made this ugly was severe but it was also what made the story . . . beautiful in an uncanny way.”
“I found myself truly submerged in the story. I read it in one afternoon and it left me with lots to think about, which, really, is what books are all about.”
Life in the French Quarter of New Orleans is bar life, the quintessential stage setting for unfolding dramas, dark truths and chaos borne of excess. In Human Crutches, Damon Ferrell Marbut tells this story with remarkable generosity and skill, providing an inside study of local lifestyle in a great American city. Often humorous and sometimes vulgar, the poems are piercing, honest and layered with urban Southern affect as endearing as it is frightful.
Not since Eugene O’Neill have we met so many lost, disillusioned and downright funny souls in one single saloon. Damon Ferrell Marbut’s Human Crutches is a veritable village of monologists certain to move you, piss you off, and leave you in laughter or sadness. ~Felice Picano
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Dear You, is a collection of ecstatic love poems which explores the alchemy of love through its various manifestations. It contains 100 visions of love which unravel the deep mysteries of the heart by delving into the passions of the soul and the flesh. Dear You, is a book of love, beauty, tragedy, and romance – a book, with a heart, turned inside out.
Targeted Age Group:: 13-70
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My wife, the people around me, nature itself, and other spirits and souls from the Otherworld — everything inspired me to write Dear You,. The inspiration was too strong that I had no choice but to write the book.
Songs of Yearning ignites the emotion of the poet that he so strongly feels about how man has failed his maker till yet but there is still chance of redemption if only man would wish to be redeemed. This feeling of fullfillment is in the course of time reflected in the personal life of the poet of how emotionally fulfilling it might have been and the ruins it is, in reality.
Targeted Age Group:: 20-60
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Art some say is a reflection of life. Poetry being one of the oldest and most respected of the arts is no different. Poetry to me is a cushion. It is my friend and has been a constant companion since my school days firstly as a half-understanding admirer and a little bit later as an active contributor.
The last few years has been tumultuous for me. I have suffered near nervous breakdowns to a feeling of complete dejection, desolation and isolation. But through all this, through the ups and downs of a life that a person of my temperament is decreed to have, verse has always been there for me. I have found suture in its rhymes, solace in its heartfelt emotions. Indeed it has supported me throughout. This anthology records those conversations with my muse which I so highly treasure.
New Formalism is alive and well in this collection of poetry which includes many traditional and innovative forms. The subjects range from alchemy to war, in settings as exotic as the Taj Mahal or as local as a mountaintop in Massachusetts.
“This book is a delight, full of surprises that leave the reader wishing there were more pages to go.” Rhina P. Espaillat, author of eleven poetry collections and winner of the Richard Wilbur award.
“An amazing collection of poetic ventures… truly enchanting.” Joseph S. Salemi, poet and editor of Trinacria.
Bruce Hesselbach is an attorney who lives in Newfane, Vermont. Roving Enchantments, published in May, 2014 by White Violet Press, is his first book of poetry. To date, 62 of his poems have been published in the small presses and another will be appearing soon. His first novel, Perpetual Motion, published by Cogwheel Press in 2013, is a steampunk novel set in Switzerland and Germany from 1876 to 1889, a love story between a time traveler’s daughter and a doomed inventor threatening to help Germany win the Great War.
Previously Bruce wrote High Ledges, Green Mountains (Bondcliff Books 2005), a memoir about hiking Vermont’s 270 mile Long Trail. An avid hiker, he has climbed over 500 different mountains to date. He is the author of nine published short stories, including one just recently published online by Bewildering Stories. As chairman of the Newfane Conservation Commission, Bruce helped create hiking trails in the Newfane Town Forest. He graduated cum laude from Yale in 1972 with a BA in English, and received a JD in 1975 from Villanova Law School. His favorite reading matter includes Travel and Exploration, history, fantasy and steampunk.