Books That Make You Want to Read Horror Poetry This time of year makes us want to curl up with something scary, to revel in the spooky season. We often think back to some of the most memorable pieces of poetry, such as Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven”. Horror poetry is something that sparks our … Read more
Angela Yuriko Smith edited this year’s Poetry Showcase. In addition to judges Lee Murray, Maxwell I. Gold, and Frances Lu-Pai Ippolito, Angela likewise chose the 50 poems that make up the table of contents. Kyra Starr created the cover artwork and it pays tribute to Peter Adam Salomon, the founder of both the HWA Showcase … Read more
Books That Make Your Heart Fill with Poetry Poetry is the language of our hearts. It lifts us, moves us and inspires us in ways we often can’t imagine until we are in the throes of a beautiful passage. Award-winning poet Alonzo “zO” Gross, or zO-AlonzO, is a Songwriter, Rap Artist, Actor, Dancer, Recording Artist, … Read more
Books That Make You Emotional from an Autobiographical Love Story Love, often sweeping us into a whirlwind, can unleash from our deepest depths extraordinary passion, creativity and some of the best stories. Multi-talented actress, director and stage producer Natalia Lazarus has added her new autobiographical book “My Love Affair: Thorns & Roses” to her distinguished … Read more
Do you remember your first encounter with this oldest form of literature? Poetry means so many things to so many of us. But we have author Debbie Monteggia who discusses the common thread in humanity, her own experience, and the power of “Tears of Change.” Here’s what Debbie has to say about her latest book, … Read more
“Tears flow into words Words flow into poetry Poetry flows into music Music forms a song What a wonderful gift Allowing one’s heart to dance.” It was indeed a wonderful gift, reveals the author, Debbie Monteggia. This excerpt from the first poem inspired her to write the book “Tears of Change.” Debbie turned … Read more
Blue Bird, by author Magda Ayuk, is officially released. A book of poetry and prose, it is both a political statement and a spiritual journey for people. It is about self-love and healing. It bravely explores the beautiful and the ugly side of humanity. Themes of gender, race, love all are part of this book.