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The Complete Works of Pat Parker by Sinister Wisdom
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 74,660. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2017. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » African American
The Complete Works of Pat Parker includes Parker’s masterwork, Movement in Black, as well as Jonestown & other madness. Parker’s prose writing is collected in The Complete Works along with two unpublished plays and a number of previously uncollected poems.
Satori by Jack Remick
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 25,680. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » African American
Jack Remick learned to write poetry from J.S. Moodey in Centerville, CA, and from Thom Gunn at UC Berkeley. After living for a time in South America, he got degrees from Berkeley, SF State University and UC Davis, where he specialized in romance linguistics and French literature. Having given up travel in favor of the sedentary life, Jack is now a writing guru to hordes of writers in Seattle.
Mustering What's Left by Roger Aplon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,190. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2018 by Unsolicited Press. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » African American
MUSTERING WHAT’S LEFT spans forty years of Roger Aplon’s career. The poetry collection is a historical investigation into Aplon’s transformation as a writer. It’s a evolution of spirit, style, and craft. Many of the early poems (especially – The Monologues) were cursed, celebrated, maligned &/but eventually acknowledged as ‘in the spirit of their time’.
Passion of the Pen by Sean Ingram
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,050. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » African American
Sean Ingram’s style reminds me of The Palmwine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola, one of the pioneers of African literature in Anglophone West Africa. His very witty use of symbolism is reminiscent of Beaudelaire’s Albatros and Les Fleurs Du Mal (Flowers of Evil).
Living as a Lesbian by Cheryl Clarke
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 22,210. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015 by A Midsummer Night's Press. Categories: Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Poetry » American poetry » African American
Living as a Lesbian is Cheryl Clarke’s paean to lesbian life. Filled with sounds from her childhood in Washington, DC, the riffs of jazz musicians, and bluesy incantations, Living as a Lesbian sings like a marimba, whispering “i am, i am in love with you.”
Lessons for a Barren Population by Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 25,140. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » African American
This is an eclectic collection of poetry. The first edition of this collection was the first-ever full-length original poetry collection published as an ebook back in 1999. Nominated for a Frankfurt Book Fair Award.
Beyond the Masks by Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 24,860. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » African American
Stanbrough's poetry derives from the real world. If you want milquetoast poetry, this is not for you. If you want poetry that you have to "interpret" to understand, this is not for you. If you want brain-twisting reality and gut-wrenching emotional depth---if you want poetry that will make you get up and pour yourself a brandy---you want this collection
Walk on Holy Ground by Ricky Clemons
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,300. Language: American English. Published: June 12, 2019 by Fideli Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Poetry » Spiritual, Poetry » American poetry » African American
The Lord has blessed me to write these poems based on many things that are going on in this world. The Lord has blessed me to write these poems to also be spiritual and in line with His holy word. Inspired poetry is about crossing over the physical world into the spiritual world. It’s also about communicating physical things with spiritual things.
Confession of the Pen by C. William Clarke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,280. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » African American
A collection of inspirational . emotional. and reflective poetry from C.William Clarke. ...the Thoughts of a Single Man
Unspoken Word by Rashad El
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,620. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Poetry » American poetry » African American
A collection of poetry taking an in-depth look into the realty of the world as seen through the author's eyes. Some of the topics are more uncomfortable to face than others, but problems first have to be recognized before they can be dealt with.
At My Desk On A Saturday Night by Samuel Vargo
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 22,420. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2017. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » African American, Essay » Literature
Most of this volume is made up of poetry. Almost all of it is previously unpublished. This poetry wasn't written on a Saturday night, but dates back decades and laid dormant in the poet's computer email and Submittable files. Two quirky medium-length short stories, also previously unpublished, are included in this collection, too.
Chambers of a Beating Heart by Roger Smith
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 22,330. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » African American, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Chambers of a Beating Heart is an original compilation of poetry blending four dominant emotions that drive us all. Love, pain, desire, and hope. Compressed and fully expressed through the tar and mortar melting pot of creativity and imagery from a New York upcoming poet.
My Addiction/ My Escape by Tha Real
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 32,260. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » African American, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
An orginal collection of poems, short stories and personal opinions on many of today's topics. This is one of the most original poetry books you will ever read. Taken from the mind of J. Steven Williams who poeticlly goes by Tha Real "My Addiction/ My Escape" shows you who Tha Real "really" is.
Majestic: Poetry of Life by Raheem Pitts
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 21,550. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » African American
American writer Raheem Pitts releases a collection of 100 self written poems about his experiences and thoughts throughout life in Majestic: Poetry of Life, originally published in 2014.
Why People Weep by R.L., Jr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,120. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » African American
A collection of poems which details causes of why people weep. each poem represents a short or long story, phrase or witty note. To cry is a primary emotion and in some cases those emotions expressed can be healthy and in others causes great harm. Poems are designed to grant the reader meaning and understanding if one was to be found in a simular situation. Sounds are for fowls and sea creatures.
Just Me Telling It My Way: A Collection of Cowboy Poetry by Clinton Swick
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 40,360. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » African American, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Places
Tales in Verse from the Old West. The 50+ poems in this book are, first and foremost, stories. They just happen to rhyme as they weave campfire tales of men riding across a frontier of prairies and mountains. They tell of those riders' encounters with other men, women, children, animals, and sometimes with spirits not of this earth. Poetry, yes, but poetry in the tradition of Louis L'amour.
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