WILD POETRY FORUM BOOKSHOP
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Poets Gone Wild: An Internet Anthology
by Wild Poetry Forum Poets
edited by Jim Doss, Lisa Janice Cohen, Carole Barley, Lisa Megraw
Wild Poetry Forum, established in 1998, is a remarkable internet community where poets representing many countries from around the world converge to create, critique, and share poetry. This collection, Poets Gone Wild, showcases over 30 of the most talented and diverse voices that make Wild such a unique global experience. Wild Poetry Press is pleased to introduce readers to this virtuoso group of poets whose work illustrates a shared passion for the precision and beauty of language, and whose hearts are infused in everything they write. Readers who wish to interact with these authors can find them at www.wildpoetryforum.com.
READ THE REVIEW by Maryann Hazen Stearns in Mindfire: December 2005
READ THE REVIEW by Sarah Miller (Editor-in-Chief) in Half Drunk Muse: Spring 2006
edited by: Jennifer Springsteen
The VoiceCatcher Collective was born in 2006. The fourth edition of the anthology, VoiceCatcher 4 released in October 2009, includes the work of over 40 Portland, Oregon area women writers reflecting a diversity of voice and genre. Some of these authors are established, award-winning writers, but many are new voices that have gone unheard until now. The VoiceCatcher Collective is a 100% volunteer-run, non-profit endeavor. We use the proceeds from the sales of the anthology to support the production of the book, and to provide writing workshop scholarships for local women. We identify individuals who have completed a workshop and are looking to continue to develop their writing but face barriers (economic and otherwise) to fully entering the literary community as recipients of these scholarships. VoiceCatcher 4 is available online at Powell's Books.
After the Jukebox Dies
by Carole Barley
A collection of ten years work. From fabulous ocean liners to exotic gardens, Yorkshire landscapes to spice bazaars.... Myths, mystery and trysts are never far away
A Dream of Isis
by Carole Barley
Published in respected e and print magazines such as New York's 'Skyline Magazine' 'Stirring', 'Suero' and 'The Critical Poet', Carole's poetry has been described as 'lush and often very sensual, with a style and grace that leaves a richness, like a fine, full flavour on the tongue of the mind'. A Dream of Isis is a voyage to many places, both physical and spiritual; taking inspiration from her native Yorkshire to far flung shores revisited in dream and memory.
A River Transformed: Wang Wei’s River Wang Poems as Inspiration
by Gary Blankenship
Poetry using High Tang poet, Wang Wie's River Wang poems as inspiration for new poetry.
by Cinquain Poets
This cinquain sequence of two hundred and twelve poems, May Dazed, was written during May 2005 as a collaborative work by fourteen poets of the CinquainPoets online writing group. The sequence, in which each cinquain begins with the last line of the preceding cinquain, goes through several discernible movements as it proceeds. The final cinquain ends with a line identical to the first line of the sequence. May Dazed is an extraordinary work in this great American poetic form. CinquainPoets brings together poets interested in the American Cinquain form, as developed by the Imagist poet, Adelaide Crapsey. CinquainPoets online writing group: Andrea Da Costa, Cindy Tebo, Cris Staubach, Denis M. Garrison, Deborah P. Kolodji, Gary Blankenship, Hortensia Anderson, John Daleiden, Karina Klesko, Kate Steere, Linda M. Papanicolaou, Michael L. Evans, Sprite, and Toni J. Layton.
Chop Wood, Carry Water: Poems of the Ordinary
by Lisa Janice Cohen
Lisa's 45-page poetry collection celebrates the importance of the ordinary moments that create a full life. The narrative thread that winds through "Chop Wood, Carry Water" is family life, shared grief and joy, and gratitude for the everyday. Lisa's poetry has been published in Stirring: A Literary Collection, Loch Raven Review, Poems Niederngasse, World Haiku Review, Amaze--A cinquain journal, and Gunpowder River Poetry. If you would prefer a signed copy, they can be obtained directly through the author (http://www.ljcohen.net/poetry-chapbook.htm).
Learning To Talk Again
by Jim Doss
Learning to Talk Again by Jim Doss touches upon the poet's memories of growing up in Central Virginia as well as time spent in Maryland and Arizona. The poetry in this book is rich, lyrical and full-bodied, covering themes of family, place, love and war with many poems of tribute contained between its pages...... "A powerful, multi-layered, richly lived and beautifully imagined book of poems--as good as any first book of poems I've read and far better than most. I will continue to reread it many times in eager anticipation of other work yet to come." Sandford Lyne
wormwood, earth and honey
by Catherine Edmunds
Catherine's first poetry collection is accessible but never trivial: warm, earthy, intelligent, and -- just when you begin to snuggle into the intimacy of it -- spiked with fire and venom.
by Catherine Edmunds
The contemporary novel for midsummer night's dreamers. With charm, wit and magical style, Catherine Edmunds conjures a fairy-tale for grownups, a fantasy with its feet firmly on the ground ... in a place where dreams and stark reality meet.
by Denis Garrison
Denis Garrison would easily be recognized for the outdoorsman that he is by his haiku. Words and phrases such as: “hidden river, plowed field, leafing orchards, hunger moon, old tin cup, rabbit spoor, river stones, bridle paths, spring-fed creek, woodpecker’s vibrato, fragrant hay bales, sparrow tracks in fresh snow, field of ripe pumpkins, scorched dirt, cowpies, frog song and fireflies, woodcutter’s cabin” and so forth, appear throughout his book. Denis skillfully gives readers a strong but pleasant taste of nature in this fine presentation via the many outstanding haiku found around every bend of his “Hidden River.” —an’ya, Editor of TSA Ribbons and moonset journal
A Chaos of Angels
edited by Lois P. Jones (Emusing) and Alice Pero
"There is No Gene for the Human Spirit." (Gattaca 1997). In a culture where biochemistry has become its own religion, spirituality is quietly being replaced by serotonin manipulation. Doctors, housewives, professors, write candid poems about life on and off meds. Works are contrasted with poems of the spirit--brilliant pronouncements of the deeper powers within. We hope this book will help raise awareness about the true nature of man and the importance of the spirit as a source of healing.
by Deborah P. Kolodji
unfinished book by Deborah P Kolodji, a 22 page chapbook containing 39 poems, mostly haiku and cinquain poetry, is now available for $6.95 + shipping. It is digest-sized, saddle-stapled with a color cardstock cover. The artwork on the cover is by Naia. Some poems from unfinished book were previously published in Poetic Diversity, Short Stuff, Haiku Harvest, Acorn, World Haiku Review, among other places.
The Reluctant Vegetarian
by Richard Moorhead
The Reluctant Vegetarian by Richard Moorhead is a meditation on vegetables and fruit that transforms into a view on how we invest the view of the world with ourselves, with our guilts and desires. It is described as having, "a rare semantic and phonic intelligence" by Peter Hughes of Oystercatcher Press. A chapbook of twenty-one poems, some of which appear in Mimesis and the Horizon Review.
At the Tail End of Dusk
by Sergio Ortiz
Sergio Ortiz’s debut chapbook, At the Tail End of Dusk, is as much a celebration of place -— the Caribbean -— as the identity of a middle-aged gay man coming to grips with life, death, and love. Sergio's poems are street-wise and have a hard edge. They commemorate the imagination.
How to Drink Yourself Sober
by Alex Stolis
Through his bittersweet pop-culture allegory, Alex Stolis explores the heartbreak of being human. In this slim volume of poetry, he defines what it is to love, to try, to fail, to keep trying. Alex lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He loves the Replacements, Paris, his dogs and a beautiful woman named Julie.
Death settled well
by S. Thomas Summers
“Summers' use of language is imaginative and his metaphors often powerful. Critics have called him a poet with range, focus, and brutal honesty. Poetry editors must agree with that assessment because his work has appeared in many journals. Summers writes of death and loss. That he does it with humor and clear-eyed compassion is a tribute to his skill as poet. This chapbook is exceptional and highly recommended." - Laurel Johnson, Midwest Book Review
Skin Stretched Around the Hollow
by Steve Williams
Steve is an Administrator of Wild Poetry Forum and his work has been published in Stirring, The Rose & Thorn, Amaze, Rattlesnake Review, Brevities, Crescent Moon Journal, and Loch Raven Review. This 35-page chapbook is his first, published by Rattlesnake Press.