The Beatin’ Path: A Lyrical Guide To Lucid Evolution by John B Lane

Which part of the human mind will finalize our fate? The part that wrote the Gettysburg Address – or the part that murdered Abraham Lincoln? The Beatin’ Path – a lyrical guide to lucid evolution levels a look at both the enemies of human progress and the better angels of our nature. The cast of this collection…

[redacted] by @tristamateer

Taking National Poetry Month’s poem-a-day challenge one step further, for her fourth collection, Trista Mateer has not only compiled a chapbook of her 2016 ‘30 for 30’ poems, but she has also chosen to include nearly everything else written in the month of April. This comes in the form of handwritten notes and poetry fragments,…

Unopened by Doug Hoekstra

“Unopened,” an intriguing volume of previously published and unpublished poetry, is Doug Hoekstra’s latest and third book. Among its fifty-seven selections, the reader will find poems that rhyme, poems that don’t, prose poems, sedokas, and yes, even an obligatory sonnet. Some are personal; some are societal. Some look inward, some look outward. Throughout the reader…

Cherry Blossom Days by Sandy Benitez

Cherry Blossom Days, by Sandy Benitez, is a petite collection of ethereal love poems; a love story that unfolds within the season of Spring infused with memories of the Pacific Northwest and Asian imagery. *** [Winter of 1989 / frozen and alone / I arrived in Spokane PACIFIC NORTHWEST, THE FIRST CHAPTER] *** (Flutter Press,…

Inside The Wave by Helen Dunmore

COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 Winner of the 2017 Costa Poetry Award To be alive is to be inside the wave, always travelling until it breaks and is gone. These poems are concerned with the borderline between the living and the dead – the underworld and the human living world – and the exquisitely…

Cocktails with a Dead Man by @JoeAlba88

A collection of 74 poems, including 51 that have previously been published in various literary magazines across the U.S. and in nine other countries. *** [I could catalogue these / misfortunes / place a negative in / front of each / and / address it to/ Santa Claus – A SIMPLE SYNOPSIS] *** (Cyberwit.net, 15…

#TheMermaidsVoiceReturnsInThisOne by @ladybookmad

Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet and USA TODAY bestselling author Amanda Lovelace presents the mermaid’s voice returns in this one — the third and final instalment in her “women are some kind of magic” series, featuring a foreword from Lang Leav and 13 guest poems from leading voices in poetry such as Nikita Gill, KY Robinson, and Orion Carloto. The…

To Make A Desert by @amykaycannon

Nº16 in the Platypus Press 2412 chapbook series. *** [of martyrs / their decadent tortures / the way pain can luxuriate – WHAT MY ILLNESS TELLS ME] *** (Platypus Press, 16 December 2016, ebook, 12 pages, freebie from the publisher) *** GET A FREE COPY *** This is my first time reading the poet. The…

The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by @ladybookmad

The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn’t burn in this one. *** [this is not a fairy witch tale WARNING!] *** (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 6 March…

I Hope This Reaches Her In Time by @byRHSin

You have a message from R.H. Sin *** [good women are tired of giving / their love to people who do nothing] *** (Independently Published, 17 December 2017, 72 pages, ebook, bought from Amazon) *** GET A COPY *** I’ve read a few of Sin’s books and tend to really enjoy him. I have particular…