The Time We Make in Passing
by Gary McLouth

The Time We Make in Passing

 

McLouth’s poetry, while sublimely personal, connects us to the most basic and essential of our shared histories, hopes and fears. The poems, confident, curious, humble or confiding, unmask his vulnerability and caring, which gifts us with feeling that someone or something is “whispering my name.”

This collection of works across decades of McLouth’s career showcase depths of insight, humanity, melancholy, and humor. [more]

Finding Your Way
by Valerie Galante, Ph.D.

Finding Your Way

Finding Your Way  is an eclectic collection of ‘lessons’ drawn from everyday observances mixed with pivotal historical events that reveal essential themes and truths about the human experience and how each one of us can find our way through this amazing experience. Think of it as a modern-day kind of Aesop’s Fables, but with fewer animals.

Finding Your Way serves as a guidebook to navigate the path of life by providing inspirational, insightful, and informative lessons from diverse sources to the reader for the purpose of encouraging, engaging, and empowering you to make the most of yourself and your life.  Building upon her background as a highly experienced Licensed Clinical Psychologist and ordained Interfaith Minister, Dr. Galante uses humor, cultural references, and every day events to enlighten readers about the nature of being human and how to live their lives with meaning and fulfillment. [more]

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43 A.A. Ballads & Story Poems
by R.E. Maloney

From the memories of a 90 year old alcoholic, (long sober, but still an alcoholic), first “diagnosed” by a US Army Medical Colonel while serving in the US Army in Germany, 1947. His earliest association with Alcoholics Anonymous came in 1958, and from that day to this he has attended meetings, sponsored several fellow alcoholics and been privy to hundreds of stories that seldom get heard outside of an AA meeting. Some are tragic, some are comic, all are poignant. [more]

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The Sand Recognizes My Footprints
by Joan Heller Winokur

 

“Joan Winokur’s gentle but insistent poems examine how we navigate between safety and risk. Her personas range widely from a personified beach to a homeless woman to a young dancer, but no matter the voice, each demands we face life’s losses and decide how to act. From relationships with lovers to the inevitability of illness and aging, Joan asks whether we should ‘pull the balcony up like a drawbridge’ or go out like the geraniums in a ‘raucous storm,’ who are ‘flaunting their colors to the end.’…” [more]

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Simply Sanibel Poems
by Lorraine Walker Williams

Simply Sanibel Poems is a treasured collection of poems from Sanibel Island, Florida, one of the 10 best shelling beaches in the world. Award-winning poet, Lorraine Walker Williams will take you on a poetic journey where you will sink your toes in the sand, meander the bike paths of the island and encounter tropical birds, dolphin and native wildlife. These poems reflect keen observation and attention to detail in communicating with strong imagery and deep feeling. Dream of the sea, inhale the salt breeze and let peace settle in what life can be on an island sanctuary.

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Website: lorrainewalkerwilliams.com

Split Poems
by Lorraine Walker Williams

Lorraine Walker Williams ventures far in her often harrowing, but ultimately jubilant collection of poetry, Split. Here, a marriage is put asunder, torn violently, and the poet brings us to the cold shock of such cleaving. Bewilderment, above all, threatens to displace us, to unmoor our sense of self. Her achievement here is what poetry and the other imaginative arts are capable of giving us: not just a respite where the first healing begins, but a deeper recognition that the door is always unlocked, which we can and must open, no matter the damage and despair. [more]

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Lost in Burma: “Queenie” and 50 other War Poems
by R.E. Maloney

 

From the Burma Road to Kunming, China to Shanghai, a 20-year old US Army Sergeant experiences the perils and pleasures that can come only from the Orient—especially during a World War—from November 1944 to November 1945. Two of the 54 poems have been published. “The Five and Dime”, was featured in a newspaper’s Sunday Supplement, and “Cadillac Kate” was selected for a well known collection of poems a few years back. [more]

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Writes Of Passage: …Life Experiences Penned In Poetry
by Michelle A. James

 

“Writes of Passage” is the author’s play on words. Simply put, it means that she utilizes her God-given gift of writing to convey her thoughts and life experiences, or rites of passage. Themes covered within these pages include: human relations, love & romance, world conditions, spirituality and special celebrations… just to name a few. These poems in rhyme are worth your reading time…

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wandering in puzzle boxes
by Richard H. Fox

 

What are you looking for? I think you’ll find it here in Richard H. Fox’s second poetry collection, wandering in puzzle boxes. They’re all present and accounted for: the poems of love and loss, health and healing, identity and homage, the lyrics and the narratives intertwined. When this speaker tells me, “I want to wear Coke-bottle glasses, corneas blue whale eyes,” I believe him. In fact, I’d follow this man down Alligator Alley and the Massachusetts Turnpike. [more]

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Outside the Church
by Dorothy Howe Brooks

 

Faith dances with apostasy in this collection of poems by Dorothy Howe Brooks. With welcome honesty, keen intelligence, and language as clean as a mountain stream, she takes us through familiar religious terrain–Scriptures, Christian tradition, questions regarding the nature of God and where that God may be found in this day, in this world–stimulating both the agnostic and the believer, with special attention to the women of the New Testament.

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Website: dorothybrooks.org