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Tide Pool of Words by Robert A. Cozzi

Tide Pool of Words

Tide Pool of Words: Prose and Poetry from a Beach Chair Storyteller by Robert A. Cozzi is a collection of musings in poetic form related to the seashore and the ocean. Decorated with simple seashell designs, each poem or prose piece talks romantically about days at the seaside with loved ones. Cozzi writes simple prose without many embellishments. He concentrates ... Read More »

Review: Born in Raindrops by Danny Callahan

Born in Raindrops by Danny Callahan

★★★★ When writing a novel, there is a clear beginning, middle and end, and most authors have a vision of what that overall arc will be. However, poetry is an entirely different world, and curating a powerful collection with an underlying message or mood can be an incredible challenge. Within the pages of Born in Raindrops, Danny Callahan reveals his ... Read More »

Review: What The River Knows by Andrea Freeman

What The River Knows by Andrea Freeman

★★★★½ What The River Knows by Andrea Freeman is a meditative and relaxing book of poems subtitled, Conversations with the Natural World. Not often do we stop to think about our natural surroundings in our busy, often urban, lives. In this collection, Freeman ponders the future of the natural world as a force that will not wait for humanity to ... Read More »

Blanket of Hearts by Robert A. Cozzi

Blanket of Hearts by Robert A. Cozzi

In Blanket of Hearts, poet Robert A. Cozzi explores themes of love and memory and the bittersweet nexus of the two when a union ends. He captures the pain of seeing an old lover with their new flame, the chances not taken and still remembered years later, and the all-too-human desire to “hit the rewind button.” In other poems, he ... Read More »

Still Dreaming: Poetry and Short Stories by Ellie Rose McKee

Still Dreaming by Ellie Rose McKee

In her latest collection, Still Dreaming, Ellie Rose McKee weaves together poetry and prose to consider themes of loss and longing, dreams, and family secrets. One story concerns a coffeehouse with a mysterious regular customer, while two different stories deal with young women in distress, one on the verge of losing her sight, another considering ending her life after suffering ... Read More »

Planet Tome Reborn by Helene Pilibosian

Planet Tome Reborn by Helene Pilibosian

Planet Tome Reborn by Helene Pilibosian is a continuation of the story begun in her earlier work A New Orchid Myth. In this volume, Amethyst, Granite, and their daughter Taralee travel to Earth from their home planet Tome. Taralee meets and marries Ted in Boston, and the four protagonists embark on a mission to collect plant life and technology vital ... Read More »

Candor Candy: Global Poems by Helene Pilibosian

Candor Candy: Global Poems

Candor Candy: Global Poems by Helene Pilibosian is a full-bodied collection exploring the space between humanity and nature, and the sadness and beauty therein, from the Amazon to the Thames to China and back to the US, where the poet resides, an Armenian-American, already by nature an international and globally-aware writer. The poems strip back to the senses in color ... Read More »

Daydream and Shadow: A Collection of Poetic Images by Nicholas Nossaman

Daydream and Shadow: A Collection of Poetic Images by Nicholas Nossaman

Daydream and Shadow: A Collection of Poetic Images by Nicholas Nossaman is a collection of poems and photographs about subjects large and small – from appreciating a meal to the scourge of war – using subtle, but evocative imagery. A bit too often, Nossaman relies on prose being reformatted into verse, rather than a poetic cadence of its own, but ... Read More »