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LITTLE WORDS OF INSPIRATION
LITTLE WORDS OF INSPIRATION

Dimithri Wijerathna is a young upcoming poet from Sri Lanka, living in Kegalle District. Since her childhood, she showed much interest in poetry, drama and short stories. She is an alumna of Royal International School Kegalle and St. Joseph's Balika Maha Vidyalaya, Kegalle

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SILVER LININGS
SILVER LININGS

Silver Linings is dedicated to expressing hope through poetry. LaVan Robinson and Lisa Tomey took their two different poetry styles and both combined and responded to expressions. Ending with individual writings of each poet, Silver Linings is a portrayal of perspectives as each writer strives to express their hope for this world.

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HEART BEATS
HEART BEATS

Heart Beats is an anthology of poetry about the various aspects of what makes us tick or makes a heart-beat. This is about love, life, happiness, anything that makes life more joyful or tolerable. Let’s face it. These are tough times and there have been many events in 2020 which have many of us shaking our heads. Heart Beats is about working through and maybe even overcoming these challenges.

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VOICES OF THE 21ST CENTURY
VOICES OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Voices of the 21st Century:  Resilient Women Who Rise and Make a Difference is a collaborative book written by 40 amazing women from across the globe. This 4th Edition of the Voices series includes my chapter entitled, " Invisible No More." In addition, my poem, " What Matters" is featured on the dedication page at the front of the book! "What Matters" appears in Poetic Forecast, also available for purchase. You may meet my co-authors at www.voicesofthe21stcenturybook.com.

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POETIC FORECAST:  REFLECTIONS ON LIFE’S  PROMISES, STORMS, AND TRIUMPHS
POETIC FORECAST: REFLECTIONS ON LIFE’S PROMISES, STORMS, AND TRIUMPHS

This inspirational book of poetry was written over a span of forty-five years. Zan's hope is for people to learn that joy and pain can be beautifully expressed and can touch and inspire others in a positive way.  You will learn that it is okay to be vulnerable and it is important to question our own way of thinking. Like our feelings, poetic expressions have no boundaries.

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Stab the Pomegranate
Stab the Pomegranate

Stab the Pomegranate, is split into two parts; This is then, the first ten years, and ‘This is now, where I am now at as a writer and poet, essentially both chapters brings together the first twenty years of a journey to a full circle, the first twenty years of a poet.

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Tangles + Knots
Tangles + Knots

My journey begins as a teenager struggling with eczema and experiencing mental illness. Expressed in poetic prose in its original form, giving a real insight, conveyed across five themes: What a Nightmare it has been, If Only I could, some Hope to change it all, Complete Faith for my spiritual needs and to escape into my Unreality.

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At The Foot of the Mountain
At The Foot of the Mountain

TAK Erzinger brings to radiant life the feelings of solitude, trauma, and healing in her poetry collection At the Foot of the Mountain. With deft precision, Erzinger puts tangible sensation to events and emotions that often exist only in the ephemeral space.

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The Death and Life of John Doe
The Death and Life of John Doe

Our nameless nomad walks out the front door of his suburban home, leaving his life behind. Not knowing what it is he's looking for… or what it is he’s running from. He closes the door and walks into a world full of the pain and joy that waits for him with each step. He keeps moving forward; driven by a desire to find a reason for his life and to discover his forgotten past. What he wasn’t prepared for were the dreams.

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Techno Flower
Techno Flower

Techno Flower is a collection of poetry that is as vivid and as colorful as the title implies. From alcohol, to love, to the dangers of greed, Techno Flower covers all walks of life. Without holding any punches, Techno Flower is a collection of some of the most interesting poetry to come out this decade.

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RISING
RISING

RISING reveals flashes of life’s most intimate moments filled with love, hope, remorse, longing, and anguish. We root for the one who reaches for happiness but is not yet able to grasp it. We wince for the one who picks at festering wounds that never quite heal. We are breathless as we run alongside those who chase after a thirst that can never be quenched.

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The Escape to Candyland
The Escape to Candyland

In Yong Takahashi’s Atlanta, the immigrants, preacher’s wives, strippers, and shopkeepers who pass each other on the street all have a secret story to tell. Caught between generations of family, regrets from their pasts, conflicting cultures, and even countries, each character has a reason to fiercely guard their secret lives, even as they learn that the truth must escape.

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The Autobiography of a  Broken Kid
The Autobiography of a Broken Kid

We find here an immense variety of poems. Most important from the literary point of view, the style of the poet has a richness of effect that creates an enduring fascination.

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This is 2020 part two: a poetry collection
This is 2020 part two: a poetry collection

Part two is now available!! The same passion, protest, and hope found in part one.

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Lexical Lockdown
Lexical Lockdown

It’s the year of 2020​ Which no one will forget,​ When we fought a deadly virus​ That posed a deadly threat.​ Mel rhymes her way through ​lockdown,​ It enables her to cope,​ And in her witty verses​ Spreads positivity and hope.

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This is 2020: a poetry collection
This is 2020: a poetry collection

Explore the moments of 2020 as we ​pass through each month together. ​Kassie paints the world as it happens ​through poetry and provides a ​perfectly biased view into some of ​the impacts across America and ​beyond. The widespread effects of ​Covid-19 and the continued fight ​against racism are rhymed ​hand-in-hand with the SpaceX rocket launch and the passing of time in quarantine. ​ Watch for Part II – coming early 2021.

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Their Footsteps: a collection of travel poems and photographs
Their Footsteps: a collection of travel poems and photographs

This poetry collection follows ​Kassie through her own travel ​adventures. Written in the moment ​and on the road so that the ​experiences wouldn’t be forgotten. ​Combined with a few of her favorite photos ​from those travels to further drive the imagery that is created with the words. Follow Kassie, from the coast of Oregon to the Himalayan Mountains, as she shares her experiences in the same way she fell in love with it; through the written word.

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Open Heart Poetry
Open Heart Poetry

For the person looking to understand mental health needs

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The Rambling Rhymes of an Imperfect Mind
The Rambling Rhymes of an Imperfect Mind

A matter of fact observation of modern day life, depicted in poetry, by a scatty 40 something year old woman. From heartfelt rhymes inspired by loved ones, to a sideways view of lockdown, this book covers many different themes.

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Roma Enamorada: Retrato De la experiencia humana
Roma Enamorada: Retrato De la experiencia humana

Hay princesas que deciden creer. Pragmáticos incurables y duquesas empoderadas en el ajedrez. Trovadores que no entienden del querer, acuarelistas con dilemas y estrés. Pianistas italianos con el alma en alquiler. Roma es como la ves

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A World Without Ivory
A World Without Ivory

N.H. Poet Julie A. Dickson presents a short collection of poems, poignantly written in support of wild elephants, as well as captive circus and zoo elephants. Proceeds benefit SAVE NOSEY NOW, Inc. [a non-profit Elephant education/ rescue organization

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Flip Requiem
Flip Requiem

Poetry. "In this deft and prescient collection, D. R. James has both diagnosed our 'dizzy symptom’ and scratched out the vital prescription: holistic poems that enact a rigorous mind's engagement with this tenuous age, or what James calls, with his wink-light touch, 'the more sober / though no less precarious rest of our lives’…“ - Chris Dombrowski

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Letters from Johnny
Letters from Johnny

Set in Toronto 1970, just as the FLQ crisis emerges to shake an innocent country, eleven year old Johnny Wong uncovers an underbelly to his tight, downtown neighbourhood.

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Harvest Time
Harvest Time

A voice that gathers in the reader and turns the lines from prose to poetry in an unexpected moment.

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Beyond the paneling
Beyond the paneling

Christine Brooks lives in the words she strings together soulfully and skillfully, revealing a lifetime in unforgettable memories captured perfectly.

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Multiverses
Multiverses

In her exploration of the multiverse theory, Alvarez deals with several griefs created by the loss of two pregnancies, a beloved granduncle, her infant son, and finally her father, in the span of just four years, by constructing multiple alternate realities in which one or more of these people survived.

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The Damned Society
The Damned Society

Lexia Luccen is a seventeen-year-old girl with a fiery power that is slowly destroying the last fragments of her sanity.

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Atomic Kiss
Atomic Kiss

From the bloody pen of The Nuclear ​Cowboy and the deepest depths of ​the abyss; comes another book of ​heartbreak, burnt donuts, and a ​spirit that keeps on fighting. Drown ​in an intoxicating and uplifting ​journey of trial and tribulations, ​beautiful scars, and of those strung ​along in toxic games in a world where love is not enough.

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Black Ribbon
Black Ribbon

Black Ribbon is a collection of ​poetry that ventures through ​Love, Healing, and Purpose. It is ​split into three chapters The ​Bond, The Chaos, and The Still. Each Chapter serves a different purpose and intertwine the meaning of a Black Ribbon which is mourning. And through mourning do we learn to let go. It is letting go that makes way for what is needed for clarity. It is letting go that makes way for forgiveness. It is letting go that brings us together.

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The Children of None: read the power of simple words!
The Children of None: read the power of simple words!

The Children of None is a collection ​of 43 poems, each poem is written ​with a unique style and candor. ​Several poems within the collection ​stand out as inspirational, heartfelt, ​and rich in language. The author ​does an exceptional job of creating ​unique poems, on themes such as social justice, love of family, culture in Nigeria, and how the process of creating a poem.​

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Eastern Star
Eastern Star

David Dephy’s exuberant poems ​shout from the streets of Georgia ​to New York City. His work is ​honest and returns again and again ​to the idea of eternal hope, and ​freedom, despite the ​circumstances. When he writes, ​“The trust is the heart of prescience,” the reader is reminded that there is something eternal for Dephy and at the heart of everything, there must be acceptance.​

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Ebb and Flow of Love
Ebb and Flow of Love

One thing that is admirable about ​this poetry collection is the ​energetic imagination and ​emotional intensity. All poems ​included show the poet’s supreme ​lyrical triumph. These poems are ​undoubtedly quite powerful.​

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The Filthy Hands and Other Poems
The Filthy Hands and Other Poems

Oh, filthy hands in a concrete body​ And reprobate heart​ From the celestial invisible aboard​ Came the voice​ Take them off​ Wish this memory will fade away forever​ My left brain sang it as a fresh song​ Hot tears vowed never to cease​ Cause the nightmare lives in me​ To shout out those memories is my wish​ To tell you​ Take off your filthy hands

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Fording The Stream
Fording The Stream

It contains many mystical, magical poems written on the Isle of Iona in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland, during my first few writing retreats with Angela Locke MA as tutor. Some were also written during weekend writing retreats at Rydal Hall, near Grasmere in the Lake District, close to the home of William Wordworth ( Rydal Mount)

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Honey Dew
Honey Dew

Honey dew – an anthology of true expression A 21 poem pamphlet – published December 2020 by The Hedgehog Poetry Press.

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The poems and visuals in her collection are for everyone who has ever been lost on the road or in the air, unsure of where they're going and where to go. They're for everyone who has ever felt a magnetic connection to some stranger-turned-whatever and desperately needs, if not wants, to find understanding

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Letter to Jupiter
Letter to Jupiter

Letters to Jupiter is a poetry ​ collection that explores a tale of the ​ fragility of the mind. With each ​ poetic letter, written by an unknown ​ narrator seeking to let go of the ​ past, we see life at its darkest time, ​ brightest, and examine how much a ​ person can grow after a life-changing event.

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Lost Girls
Lost Girls

Lost Girls explores the experiences of women and girls as they grieve, find love, face uncertainty, take a stand, find their future, and say goodbye to the past. A young woman creates a ritual to celebrate the life of a kidnapped girl, an unmarried woman wanders into a breast feeder's support group and stays, a grieving mother finds solace in an unlikely place, a young girl discovers more than she bargained for when she spies on her neighbors.

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Love Uncontrolled
Love Uncontrolled

‘Love Uncontrolled’ is Manju S M’s first poetry collection. The collection contains heart-melting poems based on several relatable life experiences. The poems ooze love and depict the beauty and the complexity of love using several scientific concepts like diffusion, latent heat, catalyst, etc., throwing a different light on both science and love.

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Of Life and Love
Of Life and Love

Of Life and Love is the debut collection of poetic works by Ms. Abby Kay herself. Touching on Life’s good, bad, and everything in-between as well as delving into the heartaches, intimacies and lust-fueled moments of Love, this collection is everything a hopeless romantic at heart would crave to put words to emotions like never before.

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MEET THE TEAM

Mel

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Mel is a special needs teacher from the UK. She lives by the sea and loves nothing more than walking along the beach with a coffee from her favourite cafe. She has always loved reading and writing poetry. 

Kassie

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Kassie is a poet and fiction author from NYC. She spends her days working in marketing and her nights writing and designing... when she isn't traveling and trying to find the next best brewery.

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