Norm’s poems have immediate effects like a flash of lightning upon the eye. They appeal through imagination and no through reason. His style is classic throughout the book so far as his felicitous phraseology, the crystalline perfection in the ending of the verse, and lucidity of expression are concerned.
Artful poetry is music, but it’s often hard to find thoughtful poetry that is melodic. “A Raga for George Harrison,” by Sharmagne Leland-St. John is a very special poetry collection with poems that read like songs. Some of the poems take us back in history celebrating famous people, poets and singers. Leland-St. John also shares her life’s events– its hardships, losses in love, and deaths of those close to her– that readers find relatable. This soulful and poignant book is a window into Leland-St. John’s life and experiences that have shaped her, in which we learn more about ourselves.
The poems in this exquisite collection, The Blue Divide by Linda Nemec Foster, reflect the landscape of the world and the landscape of the heart—whether they honor the lives traumatized in the Balkan wars of the early 1990’s or by the emotional dissonance of family relationships. Foster’s poems are far from being casual observations: they are on intimate terms with public and private violence.
Flora Fauna Blood Bone, the latest poetic collection by Sara Stasi conceals poems inspired by the paintings of eminent artists of the 15th and 20th centuries. Life After Falling While Filming a Teen Drama takes the major attention of the reader as Sara has turned a radio story artistically into an emotive poem. No doubt in communicating a story with a particular flair for vivid imagery poet is a great storyteller. The book comprises poems relating to plants and animals as the title suggests, ‘Flora Fauna Blood Bone’.
Poems in Because the Sun by Sarah Burgoyne takes inspiration from Albert Camus’, the second-youngest noble prize recipient in history, various renowned works. The sublimity entailed in the collection in a certain loftiness and seamless language represents a gifted writer, who is endowed with the affability of soul, can create sublime effects.
Poems from this glorious inspiring poetic collection named Cancer as Spiritual Teacher encourages cancer patients to live their life happily by giving poetry a try as “its powerful alchemy/can turn our lead into gold.” No doubt Donald’s perception can delight and remove the worries from a patient’s mind. After reading his poetry the patient might be able to spend their time with their loving ones as it provokes enormously the one to come out from the dull state of mind.
The Flayed City is a discerning work done by Hari Alluri that finds therapy in poetry, the author of Carving Ashes (CiCAC, 2013) and the chapbook The Promise of Rust (Mouthfeel, 2016). An award-winning poet, educator, and teaching artist, his work appears widely in anthologies, journals and online venues, including Chautauqua, Poetry International and Split This Rock. The experiences mentioned in the book are meaningful and not easy to comprehend, but the word picks and descriptions twist and delight, creating something classical presented in a way that is truly the author’s own.
This new collection of poems from Richard Rose contains what would be very likely to be called place poetry. Not everyone knows what this is – at least I end up explaining it a lot to people as I have published a few place poem books of my own.
Poetry may be considered to be an oral medium, but it is a visual one as well. The way words are used, the line spacing, the number of words on each line, spaces between verses, all of it matters to the poem. And, all of that can have an affect on how the poem may be interpreted and even on how well the reader enjoys the poem. Dunn is able to take advantage of all of this enhancing the impact of each poem.