Poetry

Theatrix:  Poetry Plays By Terese Svoboda

Theatrix: Poetry Plays By Terese Svoboda

The scenes of poetry in this book make it appear as if you are reading a play, but in verse.

 The Stone Mason's Notebook By Carmelo Militano

The Stone Mason's Notebook By Carmelo Militano

This poetry book is in five sections basically about masonry. Militano’s poems have an other worldly yet present day feel.

Translanguaging By Winston Le

Translanguaging By Winston Le

Experimental language poems await in this book by Le. He uses an original approach to linguistics putting it into poetry.

Radiant Shards Hoda’s North End Poems By Ruth Panofsky

Radiant Shards Hoda’s North End Poems By Ruth Panofsky

Panofsky writes poems about Hoda, the protagonist of Adele Wiseman’s novel “Crackpot” imagining her voice.

The Unfinished Score Complete Works of Charles Mingus By Raul d’Gama Rose

The Unfinished Score Complete Works of Charles Mingus By Raul d’Gama Rose

It took years for Rose to put together this book about the music of Charles Mingus but in poems. Rose covers melodies, harmonies, tones, mood and tempo to illustrate Mingus’ life in poetry and prose.

Status Update Sarah by Yi-Mei Tsiang

Status Update Sarah by Yi-Mei Tsiang

Each poem is written like a Facebook post complete with Like, Comment, Share and time stamp under each title. Cleverly written would be an understatement.

A Halt Which is Empty By Rob Mclennan

A Halt Which is Empty By Rob Mclennan

An eclectic mix of poems in prose and free verse in this book of poems is a gift to the reader.

Wings of Inspiration  By Robert L. Martin

Wings of Inspiration By Robert L. Martin

Robert L. Martin uses music to inspire his poems. His poems are deep and melodic and each one takes on a life of its own much like a piece of music. His form lends itself to free verse and the author himself says he doesn’t actually ascribe to one instead letting inspiration lead him in writing each poem.

19a  The Trip —by Sharmagne Leland-St. John, Illustrated by Melissa Bergemeier

19a The Trip —by Sharmagne Leland-St. John, Illustrated by Melissa Bergemeier

This delightfully written and richly illustrated book is a perfect children’s book. It is the magical story of a young boy, Michael, and the little mouse who took him on a midnight adventure around the world.

Allegro to Life by Earl Vincent de Berge

Allegro to Life by Earl Vincent de Berge

I met the author and his wife, Suzanne, several years ago over lunch in Phoenix discussing fundraising strategies for an NGO they set up in Guatemala, “Seeds for a Future,” which provides training to impoverished rural women in and around Chocolá on the South coast, to improve family access to food and nutrition.