Poetry - Inspirational

Petals

Poems of a War in Ukraine
By Murray Pura

In Murray Pura's poetry collection, Petals: Poems of a War in Ukraine, you are immersed in a part of life that many people in this world are not privy to. War. This collection pulls together snapshots of childhood memories and the recalling of war, and...

Salted Caramel

By Jalaysha Malik

Jalaysha Malik’s poetry collection Salted Caramel brings to life the past, present, and future of African Americans, each with their own chapter. The poet pours out their journey and tribulations and uses first person to do so. Her words don’t hold back, and they shouldn’t....

Torn Poems

By Hugh Dysart

Hugh Dysart's collection, Torn Poems, threads in a professional career as a musician with stances he takes on politics, love, and the state of the world in which we live today. With all that passion, Dysart then creates poetry that conveys a certain authority that...

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Cold Sober

By Theresa Sopko

Theresa Sopko's Cold Sober is a collection of poetry that revolves around that theme we all know so well when it comes to poets and when it comes to life in general. Love. These are NOT the trite and rhyming sort of poems that make...

Diary of a Poet

By Elizabeth Diane Daniel

Elizabeth Diane Daniel’s poetry collection, Diary of a Poet, is full of so much sad beauty. Short and to the point, the poems say more than any two-page or page-long poem could possibly ever say. We are given a small window into the struggles of...

Poet King

By Jaffa Truex

Jaffa Truex's collection, Poet King, is the telling of a long scale of haphazard emotions that we all feel as beings in the human race. For each poem there is a picture of either something concrete, a cartoon, someone in particular, or of clever dialogue...

The Slums of Nightfall

By William Wright Jr.

William Wright Jr.’s The Slums of Nightfall reads like a modern version of a collection of works by Edgar Allan Poe, but not by any means in a cheap, knockoff sort of way. This is brilliance in words. If there ever was a book that...

Here Comes the Sun

Travel Poetry Written by Katie Lewington
By Katie Lewington

In Katie Lewington’s Here Comes the Sun, the collection focuses on one summer of traveling that the author embarked upon. As readers we can guess a bit at the exact locations, with the only hints being the use of the words “Euro” and “Europe.” Although...

Popcorn

By Katie Lewington

This short collection of poems entitled Popcorn by Katie Lewington is engaging. The verses that abound in this compilation center around a theme, food, and the author’s eating habits. There may be a word or two that will make Americans scratch their heads. One of...

Drapetomania

All of the Ways In Which I Am Black
By Sami Arlenis-Frederick

Sami Arlenis-Frederick’s poetry collection, Drapetomania, is palpable, as though the words themselves are breathing on the page, they have a heat to them, a realness like no other I’ve come across. Some of the lines are described in such a way that it literally makes...