Poetry Super Highway Great Poetry Exchange

The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people’s poetry as possible.

Thanks

To the 112 poets who offered to send their book to another randomly selected poet in exchange for receiving a book from another randomly selected participant in the Poetry Super Highway’s 23rd Annual Great Poetry Exchange.

We’ve contacted all participants with the details of who to send your book to. Thanks in advance for sending your book out within 2 weeks from receiving that e-mail and for notifying us via e-mail when you’ve sent it. If you didn’t get that email, please send us an email and let us know!

Look for the 24th annual Great Poetry Exchange in February 2025.

Books Pledged This Year

99 Words by John Dorroh
This is a book of flash-like vignettes. As the title suggests, there are 99 stories, each exactly 99 words long, not including the titles.
A Catalogue of the Further Suns by F. J Bergmann
Précis of reports from first-contact missions.
A Poem Is by Don Kingfisher Campbell
My third book published by Cyberwit Press! 94 new poems composed between June 2022 and January 2024. I've been called "A poet's poet." Investigate for yourself and report back to me….
http://dkc1031.blogspot.com
A Southern Boy’s Meanderings by GC Smith
A poetic celebration of weather, chow, fishing, critters, living the good life, and lagniappe. There is a lot of nice stuff but that does not mean that there is no naughty. I like it and I hope others will.
A Walk With Breast Cancer by Joseph Milosch
Joseph Milosch turns the loss of his wife Patsy into a series of poignant love poems. With nature, Mexican traditions, and even homeless vets, he creates a vivid backdrop to his memories of Patsy’s last years.
Alinea by Betsy Mars
Alinea is a chapbook with no particular theme– a collection exploring mortality, meaning, and questions of faith, aging, the usual troubles we encounter when trying to make sense and communicate with one another. Existential questions that arise as the author contemplates life's phases underlie the book's concerns.
Another Crazy Trans Woman by Heather Flescher
A largely autobiographical collection that explores the intersections between mental health and transgender issues.
Antipodes by Maureen Sudlow
Crackles with detail of human misunderstandings and displacements, but grounded in time and a sense of what endures in our lives. Interspersed with the author's photographs. Short and succinct poetry.
Are you Listening? by Gill McEvoy
A group of poems expressing grief for my late husband, leading to forgiveness and new pleasure in life.
Bards of Passion and of Mirth by Christopher Bogart
This book of poetry pays tribute to 25 poets, from Homer to Kendrick Lamar, who have influenced my writing over the years. The book includes a brief biography, a epigraph from one of their works that has influenced my writing, and a poem of my own that shows that influence.
Bigfoot Parchments by Richard Rensberry
Poetry related to my Conversations With Sasquatch series of novelettes.
https://www.conversationswithsasquatch.com
Birdsongs by Conor Crockford
Birdsongs: Poems 2020-2023 by C.M. Crockford is a mesmerizing collection that transcends the boundaries of language to immerse readers in a kaleidoscope of emotions.

Crockford’s evocative verses paint vibrant landscapes where desire, resilience, and nostalgia take flight like free-spirited birds.
https://cmcrockford.net
Bone Fragments by Rick Christiansen
“Rick C. Christiansen is a poet whose time has come. His long overdue debut full-length collection Bone Fragments is well crafted, heartfelt, and at times almost chillingly honest.
-John Dorsey, Author of Pocatello Wildflower
https://rickchristiansen.com/
Both Distances by Ralph Culver
Winner of the Anabiosis Press Chapbook Prize for 2012, *Both Distances* is Ralph Culver's first chapbook poetry collection. "In these luminous and sensory (and sensuous!) poems, Ralph Culver hits notes rarely hit: the notes that help us endure and exult." —Thomas Lux
https://www.pw.org/directory/writers/ralph_culver
Breaking Out of the Cocoon by Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich
A story about a woman whose actions cause chaos, spiraling a family already plagued by dysfunctional behavior into a deeper dark depression. An examination of how divorce and mental illness plays into self-destruction & murder & the events that lead up to it. A look at “what if” and “why.”
https://www.lisarhodesryabchichpoetryblog.wordpress.com
CAFÉ EDMOVIA by Edward Ferri, Jr.
The Essential CAFÉ EDMOVIA, “Cup of Joe Poetry for Cup of Joe Folks”. Free verse narrative caffeinated poetry fun organized for the random reader. Accessible easy to read and understand poems from light brew to dark brew that you can enjoy, ponder, have a laugh and a friendly refill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq4XLTPL6Lw
Catching the Shards by Margaret Beston
An anthology of poems by members of my poetry group, Roundel, to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. Published in 2022, the collection includes contributions from 18 poets – 36 poems.
https://www.roundelpoetrytonbridge.wordpress.com
Cityscapes and Other Poems by Neil Leadbeater by Neil Leadbeater
These poems are a celebration and description of specific places in Norway, Findland and the Netherlands incorporating artists, musicians and composers and the author's love of the natural world.
Colors of My Pain by Tamara Hattis
This is a book of prose poems with mock-advertisements for makeup products that describe and illuminate the bizarre adventures of someone living in chronic pain.
Cover Charge by Linda Kleinbub
Poetry that takes you on a journey through the gritty streets of New York City to a destination filled with nature and self discovery.
https://www.instagram.com/lindakleinbub/?hl=en
Defying Extinction by Amy Barone
Defying Extinction is a collection of 61 poems that pay homage to survivors of all genres—animal, object, spirit, place, the arts, the human heart. Witty and colorful, the poems shine with hope and resignation, underscoring the essence of remembering and then moving on.
https://www.facebook.com/amy.barone.98
District of Confusion by LB Sedlacek
Poems about one poet's return to Washington DC. LB Sedlacek heads back home to DC on vacation to find out how drastically things have changed all around Capitol Hill, on the subway, down by Ford's Theatre and more.
http://www.lbsedlacek.com
Dogs and Other Animals: Poems by Julianne Carlile
A book of dog and other animal poems by the author of The Little Red Hound.
https://www.juliannecarlile.blogspot.com
Ennui: From the Diagnostic and Statistical Field Guide of Feminine Disorders by Deborah Hauser
“While important, feminist theory is rarely charming. Hauser brings charm to the subject of repression. Wordplay is combined with research and the poet’s particular brand of insight.–Erica Wright
https://deborahhauser.com/ennui/
Even the Dog Was Quiet by Margaret Saraco
Even the Dog was Quiet is a book of poetry, delivered in hushed overtones when life catches
you looking. The collection tells stories through poetry in memoir fashion. Family, friends and
strangers, journey with the author in ordinary places but often in extraordinarycircumstances.
https://margaretsaraco.com
Fierce Geometry: Poems by Mary Brancaccio
Just as sand is etched by erosive wind and air, Fierce Geometry explores the forces that mark and shape a life. Brancaccio’s poetry travels the emotive back roads and roadside attractions of one woman’s journey through longing, love and loss as she searches for healing and rebirth.
https://www.ghostgirlpoet.com/
Figuratively: A Chapbook of Shape Poems by Karlo Sevilla
Recently published on Valentine's Day 2024, “Figuratively: A Chapbook of Shape Poems,” is a small collection of concrete poems previously published individually among various literary magazines, etc. from 2016 to 2023. A cursory online search for shape poetry books reveals that most were written for children; this one's an exception.
https://karlosevillaofquezoncity.blogspot.com/
Final Arrangements by Mickey J. Corrigan
"In America where death is big business, the main business is keeping the dead as far away from us as possible. Final Arrangements takes us on a wild, fascinating tour of funeral rituals worldwide, to places where participation is hands-on and intimate."–Jade Bos, author of Hookers and Cake
https://mickeyjcorrigan.com/
Find Me in the Iris by E. Lynn Alexander
“What will the grief of me teach you?” Grief. The language of shame. Exploring the natural, mystical, and spiritual can be restorative acts of reclaiming, connecting us to silenced generations, ancestral psyche.
http://collapsepress.com
First and Final: Comments in Passing by Charles Harper
A slim self-published collection of random efforts before the Muse absconded.
First Truth by Bertha Wise
First Truth is my first chapbook and contains a selection of poems written over thirty years. Some are humorous, some sad, some painful, some magical. All attempt to tell the truth first through hopelessness or hopefulness.
Fog & Bone by Christian Garduno
A poetry chapbook published in January 2023.
https://linktr.ee/christiangardunowriter
For You to Heal by Joe Bisicchia
An Honorable Mention recipient for the Fernando Rielo XXXII World Prize for Mystical Poetry, Joe Bisicchia has written four published collections of poetry. For You to Heal (Cyberwit,net) delves beyond suffering to what is empowered by love — the gifts of being healed and of being an instrument of healing.
https://www.joebisicchia.com/
Fractured Reflections by C.W. Bigelow
An eclectic collection of 28 poems that have previously appeared in 18 literary magazines.
https://amazon.com/author/cwbigelow
Full Circle by Cynthia Anderson
A collection of haiku and senryu poetry, exploring both the natural world and the foibles of human nature. "Full Circle offers the reader many aha moments of recognition." (Annette Makino) www.cynthiaandersonpoet.com
https://cynthiaandersonpoet.com
Girls and Women by Chella Courington
Religion, sex, family, education—-this collection of prose poetry probes the body from personal and social viewpoints, examining how the body is sexualized, repressed, checked, and, ultimately, objectified.
https://chellacourington.net
Grab the Bull by the Horns: Escaped Death to Face Hell by Martina Robles Gallegos
The book describes the experiences and horrors I faced with family members then medical practitioners and neighbors after merely surviving a near fatal hemorrhagic stroke and tried to stay alive against terrible odds and keep fighting still. Must keep fighting to my last breath. Sigh.
Graveyard Dogs by Jason Brightwell
A collection of poems describing the stages of loss after death, grief, struggle, acceptance, and comfort.
hades ladies by Marnie Heyn
First book of mature Midwestern feminist poet working on her fourth. Nice cover.
Happy Place by Joey Polisena
IMPLIED SECRETS: Poetry slides an incisor behind our addiction to living, rips essence from its bones and grinds us chunk to paste, half sustenance, the rest, waste. Verses are beds for the senseless masturbated to perfect sense. Sentiments and sympathies in micro-doses of self-psychoanalytics affixed to symptoms, ticks, and epiphanies.
https://www.scorchedfeathers.com/
Hope Springs Eternal: An Anthology of Hopeful Poetry by JR Simons
This collection of 31 poems from 15 of the best established and emerging poets of today attempts to bring hope into our increasingly hopeless world situation.
https://www.simple-simons-press.com
how does it end? by Kendall A. Bell
how does it end? is Kendall A. Bell's 33rd chapbook. Released in August of 2023, the poems explore loss, mortality and depression.
http://www.kendallabell.com
How We Learned To Shut Our Own Mouths by Kathleen Cassen Mickelson
Written during the pandemic and amidst the upheaval following George Floyd's death, this chapbook bears witness to a struggling world. These contemplative poems lift the curtain of anxiety and fear to find clarity and hope, a celebration of beauty in our ordinariness.
https://www.oneminnesotacrone.com
Imagined Histories by Kerry Cox
A limited edition volume of poetry by Seattle poet, Kerry Cox.
https://kerrycoxpoetry.com
In Search Of The Wondrous Whole by Lara Dolphin
"A book of joyous, juicy, necessary observations of the crucial stuff of every day life, from the nature of waiting to Linus Pauling choosing a flavor of ice cream. Smooth and knowing, wise and open, these are the poems we need–right now." –Robert Fromberg
IN THE PACE OF THE PATH by Alan Bern
Alan Bern’s IN THE PACE OF THE PATH charts his life in his hometown of Berkeley and gives an insightful look into his career in the public library serving that hometown, especially the unhoused, with love and compassion.
http://www.linesandfaces.com
Jesse James in Hell by Paul Lyon
First of three books of a mock heroic comic epic in the voice of Jesse James.
Let Winter Come by Elizabeth Marchitti
A Chapbook self-published some years ago, which has received complimentary reviews by those who have read it. Someone described it as: Poems from the heart–"
liaison by William F. DeVault
15 crown sonnets, 225 poems in all, celebrating love, romance, sexuality, from the US Beat Poet Laureate Emeritus and Romantic Poet of the Internet.
Like a Dry Land: A Soul's Journey Through the Middle East by Vincent Golphin
This book is older, yet relevant again. The poems reflect on the visit of an African American poet to Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Israel during Operation Desert Storm. Readers will see a relevance to the current debate over Gaza.
Love's, Labour's, Lost by David Supper
This is my second book of poetry. since starting to write poetry in 1999 and my work has been featured in many publications including The Robin Hood Book, Universal Oneness, Expressions and a Poet's Siddur. The poems are divided into three sections each dealing with a different aspect of love.
Lyrics from the Central Platuea by Tim Gavin
Gavin offers a lyrical account of his time spent in the Artibonite River Valley of Haiti. The poems reflect the "soul-scrubbing experience" of his Haitian friends and do not shy away from the tension of the dominant culture of the developing of the US and the developing world of Haiti.
March of The Divine Magnificent by H.L. Dowless
This book is a traditionally published epic poem.
MASQUE by Elena Karina Byrne
A book comprised of persona poems, giving research and language play voice to, among others Magritte, Marie Antoinette, Strum und Drang, and Due North.
https://www.elenakarinabyrne.com/
Midnight on the Eve of Never by J R Turek
Poems on the ledge of the darker side of life, with some snippets of light shining through. Full-length book, 129 pages.
Mute Swans on the Cam by Jan Harris
Mute Swans on the Cam explores connections between ourselves, our environment, and all the forms of life we share our planet with. The poems, some formal and some in free verse, range across many different physical landscapes and the flora and fauna that inhabit them.
my (w)alter ego by Walter W. Hoelbling
The 80 poems in my book are a selection of my thoughts on topics like love, politics, meditations, and problems of everyday living, loosely grouped in sections titled "Nature", "World of Struggle", "From my Balcony", "Looking Inward", etc.
https://allppoetry.com/Wfred1947?
My Oceanography by Harriet Millan
Based on the life and work of paintet Eva Hesse
Http://harrietlevinmillan.org
Natural Violence by Jennifer Brown
A collection of poems that poke their heads into little corners of the world to find the briars, burrs, and barbs that pester and pierce.
Not Enough, Too Much by Andrea Hernandez Holm
Not Enough, Too Much is a poetic exploration of Mexicana identity in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Holm grapples with issues of uncertainty that arise from her experiences of living in the Borderlands as a Mexicana displaced from the homelands of her families, and often feeling disconnected from heritage languages and traditions.
https://ahholm.wixsite.com/andreahernandezholm
Not Too Far A Journey of Words by Eileen Hugo
Poems from childhood to present high school work children
Odysseus-The Epic Myth of the Hero by Marc Ladewig
A novel length narrative poem. Ship wrecked Odysseus, swimming in the angry sea, ponders how his life in wave and war and love have landed him in his most hopeless adventure yet, still so far from home.
http://www.facebook.com/marc.ladewig
Older Wiser Shorter by Jane Seskin
A collection of thoughtful poems by a psychotherapist/author describing the truth and humor of life after 65.
Writer's Digest Honorable Mention.
https://olderwisershorter.com
Opaque Melodies that Would Bug Most People by Corey Mesler
While each poem recounts a snippet of life, together the poems create an earthy blanket that connects readers to a single mind whose voice throughout remains delicate, concrete, and vital, like an old friend. The verse engages the commonplace and the abstract with equal measures thoughtfulness.
Open Sky by Carol Carpenter
Poems and color photos inspired by nature and the world around me
Optimism About Trees by Hilda Weiss
A collection of spare economical nature poems set in and around Los Angeles. These poems are filled with acute observation and plain speech.
https://www.Poetry.LA
Quiet: A Poem about Selective Mutism by Antje Bothin
This book contains a lovely poem about the complex communication challenge Selective (or Situational) Mutism (SM), which may be related to social anxiety. It was written to raise awareness.
https://antjebothin.wordpress.com/
Recovering Roar by Merritt Waldon
It is a book of mostly Haiku w 3 longer poems at end. One being cowritten by Tony Brewer called BloodBraid an antiwar poem. Published by Dumpster Fire Press and Mike Zone . It is my fourth book
Red Hot Pepper by Dianne Knox
Reflections on living, loving, losing, and looking forward.
Sail with me in my karamatic Collection of poetry by Antasiaaaaa Armour
Troubling times serious thought made into book format
SAUDADE by Rosmarie Epaminondas
A collection of poems of the somewhat melancholic type
https://www.rose-mary-boehm-poet.com/
Silent by Claire Conroy
An offering of dreams, thoughts, feelings and desires through the act of poetry.
100 pages, 40 poems.
Small Wonders by James Keane
“Small Wonders” is a poetry chapbook that I hope will serve as an invitation for readers, in their own fashion, to recognize, to celebrate, to mourn, to commemorate and, above all, to share in the simple heartfelt humanity in all of us. The small wonders of this world.
Songs From The Dementia Suitcase by Karen Massey
A kind of broken memoir loosely stitched together from family memory and experiences with my mother during her months of learning to navigate her life reshaped by her dementia. (Chapbook)
https://karenmassey.wordpress.com/
Sonnets From Suburbia:More Candles Than Cake by Penny Peyser
Actress/writer Penny Peyser delivers funny commentary in modern day life in Elizabethan sonnet form.
https://sonnetsfromsuburbia.com
South Shore Suite…POEMS by JC Sulzenko
A collection of lyric or narrative, free verse poems in four parts: South Shore Suite (rooted in Prince Edward County, Canada, and sourced from writing and posting a line-a-day for more than a year ); Second Nature; Cameo,Appearances; Cradle to Grave.
https://www.jcsulzenko.com
Still Wanted in France by Daniel Irwin
Paperback, insane, irreverent, absurd underground poetry from Daniel S. Irwin touching on various events in his life to include a bit from his years living in Europe. Slices of life, true lies, humor, the facetious. Not suitable for Sunday School but you won't go blind reading it…deaf's another matter.
Strange Meadowlark by Michael Simms
Subjects of the poems include grief, childhood, politics, nature, and my friendship with a dying woman who became my spirit-guide.
https://voxpopulisphere.com
Tales from a Mid-Century Boy by Connie Taylor
Short stories, poems, and narratives mostly about a ten- to sixteen-year-old boy growing up in Durand, Michigan, a small mid-western town during the 1950s, and summers spent at the family cottage on Tawas Point in "up north" Michigan, at a time when kids were free to enjoy youth.
https://fathompublishing.com/biography/michigan-tales.html
Tears of Sand by Melissa Mendelson
On September 11, 2001, I didn't know how to feel, so I shut down. I watched everyone else panic. When I finally lifted the pen, I was suddenly filled with all this pain and anger, and I poured it into the pages of this book.
http://www.melissamendelson.com
Thawed Stars by Alice Pero
Alice Pero’s book, “Thawed Stars,” was praised by Kenneth Koch as having “clarity and surprises.” Her poems have been published in anthologies: Wide Awake, Coiled Serpent, We Are Here, Altadena Poetry Review and many magazines. She is the 10th Poet Laureate of Sunland/Tujunga and curates the Village Book reading series.
https://www.alicepero.com
The Art of Learning to Fly by Timothy Arliss OBrien
An anthology of poets from The Poet Heroic poetry podcast all themed on pigeons.
http://www.timothyarlissobrien.com
The Beautiful Ugliness of Being by Joe Maldonado
'The Beautiful Ugliness of Being' is a poetic revelation that defies the constraints of traditional forms and structures. Maldonado deftly breaks the chains of poetic conventions, inviting readers to embrace the raw and unfiltered expressions of the heart.
The Big Indignity by Peggy Gerber
Delve into the pages of The Big Indignity and explore the complex issues of aging in a society that celebrates youth and beauty. The thirty-one poems in this collection discuss everything from setting new goals, to poking fun at embarrassing medical tests to making end of life decisions.
https://peggysue445.wixsite.com/my-site
The Book of a Small Fisherman by J.R. Solonche
This collection of lyric poems was named a Shelf Unbound 2023 Notable Indie Book.
The Bookstore Book: A Memoir by Ron Kolm
Stories and poems about the various bookstores in New York City I worked in during my fifty year career. I met Philip Roth, Patti Smith, Kathy Acker and Jerry Brown, the ex-governor of California, along the way.
The Bungalow of Colorful Aging by Bruce Niedt
These poems are thoughtful, playful, but above all deeply human. They make for great reading in a challenging time. — Robert Lee Brewer, Poetry Editor, Writers Digest
Relatable, well-crafted poems that will speak to the reader…. These poems are honest and appealing as he contemplates…life and aging. –Marge Piercy
https://bniedt.blogspot.com
The Drunken Honeybee: A Collection of Haiku & Senryu by Joan Fingon
The Drunken Honeybee (2021) leads us through the poet's beloved garden with a collection of haiku and senryu poetry attuned to the changing seasons. Her haiku are vibrant as flowers, butterflies, birds, and other creatures and what the author calls her "refuge and safe harbor."
The Freefallin' S.A. Gerber-Selected Poems by S.A. Gerber
A sixty page delight, if I do say so myself, of selected poems I think anyone interested would enjoy.-sag
The Joy of Their Holiness by Margaret Coombs Turnbull
A collection of poems about a childhood spent in Wisconsin and an adulthood lived there and in West Virginia.
The Low Country Shvitz by Rick Lupert
Rick Lupert's 27th collection and latest travelogue in poems written while wandering through Savannah Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina, and Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina.
https://www.poetrysuperhighway.com/
The Only Proof by Nancy Lubarsky
This is a deeply focused, skillfully crafted collection, powered by attention to detail, rhythmical deftness, and strong sonic impression. These poems do not assume spirituality; rather, they track it through the intensities of everyday life. This book affirms that the “only proof” we need is love.
The Persistence of Memory by Steven Deutsch
Narrative poetry of friends, family and place. Memories of things that might have happened, but never did.
The Power Of Summer! by Waide Riddle
Nine (9) poems about the greatest season in Los Angeles: Summer!
The Southern California lifestyle is like no other.
Sun, fun, bold-bright colors, the beach, friends, love, romance, the best memories, and the air is filled with the best music of yesteryear! Pop Poetry never sounded so sweet.
http://www.amazon.com/author/waideriddle
The Sharp Edges of Water by Angélique Jamail
A book of stories as much as a collection of poems. The characters swerve between the rain-drenched, tree-lined, concrete plains of Houston & the voluptuous, dynamic terrain of Los Angeles. They face multiple realities, and though they’re earnestly grounded, they sometimes swim in the waters of magic realism. Relatable, surreal.
https://www.sapphostorque.com
The Space Carved by the Sharpness of Your Absence by Nancy Murphy
"Pitch perfect and brave in their wisdom" is how Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler describes the poems in Nancy Murphy's debut chapbook published by Gyroscope Press (Dec. 2022). Her subject matter is love, loss and longing, her style is engaging and lyrical.
https://nancymurphywriter.com
The Word for Standing Alone in a Field by J.I. Kleinberg
A collection of short poems about an unlikely protagonist, a scarecrow, whose work is “not crows or corn but sorrows” and the measured exchange and shy longing between the scarecrow and an unnamed speaker. (Bottlecap Press, 2023 – https://bottlecap.press/products/field)
https://chocolateisaverb.wordpress.com/
The Wrest of the Worthwhile: Unselected, Uncollected and New Poems, 1983-2023 by John Burroughs
The Wrest of the Worthwhile: Unselected, Uncollected and New Poems, 1983-2023 by recent U.S. National Beat Poet Laureate John Burroughs is a book 40 years in the making. Over 340 pages! Hundreds of poems, early and new, that did not appear in his Rattle and Numb: Selected and New.
https://linktr.ee/johnburroughs
Traveler in the Sunset Clouds by Lauren Tivey
A full-length collection of poems chronicling the author’s six years of living and traveling around China.
https://laurentivey.wordpress.com/
Trumpets in the Sky by Jerry Garcia
Trumpets in the Sky is a collection of poems that point to the universe while proclaiming the complexities of living on planet earth. These poems are full of astonishment, absurdity, reverence, and social science. Some are surreal, some are staid, all are sincere.
https://linktr.ee/Gnd54
Truth’s Truth: Poetic Portraits by Joe Kleponis
Poems that are portraits of life: summer, baseball, friends, joy, longing, Fleeting glimpses of life and favorite places mostly in free verse.
http://joekleponispoetry.com
Twas Midnight by Judy England-McCarthy
Children's hardcover book of a poem about witches. The wonderful color illustrations found throughout the book have photolike quality. Fun book for the young at heart during the Halloween season.
https://beginwithastory.com/
Uncertain Resident by Tova Hinda Siegel
Poems of life, some autobiographical, some philosophical, all personal.
Upon Waking: 58 voices speaking out from the shadow of abuse by Annette Gagliardi
this is a collection of poems from victims of abuse who have the courage to share experiences, emotions and survival of painful episodes. the sharing is to help heal those who have written and those who will read and for a better understanding of this issue for readers.
https://annette.gagliardi.com
Vigil: The Poetry of Presence by Pamela MacPherson
Poems by a Hospice Volunteer sitting at the bedside of the dying. These are unedited journal entries in which she processes her rich and meaningful experiences.
http://www.vigilpoetry.com
Walking the Labyrinth by Pamela Wax
The poet confronts her own mortality after the death of her parents and the suicide of her brother. These meditative, often spiritual, poems reflect a sense of responsibility to find meaning in the mysteries of life and death and to honor lost loved ones.
Watch the Bird Fly by Catherine MacKenzie
A collection of almost 100 pages of poetry.
"I'm near the end now: perilous on that brittle bough that will crack into the black…"
https://writingwicket.wordpress.com/
Weeping in the Promised Land by Jennifer Lagier
A collection of social commentary and semi-autobiographical poems.
http://jlagier.net
Whispers from Her Deathbed by Catherine Schweig
This book is a posthumous collection of poems I edited for my late friend, Janavi Held, in which we hear her enter into an intimate dialogue with time, nature, pain, and her own mortality, as she withers away from a mysterious chronic illness.
https://www.janaviheld.com
Why DId I Remain In The Garden? by George Wylie
My first book, a collection of topics and forms with a bit of prose. Mostly about gardens and birds and people.
with the lakes by Colin Dardis
Twenty-five poems loosely connected by the theme of water: coastal imagery, the comforting and restorative force of nature, shipbuilding, shipwrecks, calmness, and even an Aztec goddess. (above/ground press, 2022)
http://www.colindardispoet.co.uk/
Workers' Compensation: Poems of Labor and the Working Life by Jannie Dresser
Poems tracking a working life in Central California and the Bay Area, including poems of farm labor, secretarial (i.e., pink collar), and a series inspired by type fonts. Mostly narrative and personal, some with humor, some pathos. Slices of rural and urban life, 1950s-1990s.

Thanks

To the 112 poets who offered to send their book to another randomly selected poet in exchange for receiving a book from another randomly selected participant in the Poetry Super Highway’s 23rd Annual Great Poetry Exchange.

We’ll be contacting all participants shortly with the details of who to send your book to. Thanks in advance for sending your book out within 2 weeks from receiving that e-mail and for notifying us via e-mail when you’ve sent it.

Books Pledged This Year

99 Words by John Dorroh
This is a book of flash-like vignettes. As the title suggests, there are 99 stories, each exactly 99 words long, not including the titles.
A Catalogue of the Further Suns by F. J Bergmann
Précis of reports from first-contact missions.
A Poem Is by Don Kingfisher Campbell
My third book published by Cyberwit Press! 94 new poems composed between June 2022 and January 2024. I've been called "A poet's poet." Investigate for yourself and report back to me….
http://dkc1031.blogspot.com
A Southern Boy’s Meanderings by GC Smith
A poetic celebration of weather, chow, fishing, critters, living the good life, and lagniappe. There is a lot of nice stuff but that does not mean that there is no naughty. I like it and I hope others will.
A Walk With Breast Cancer by Joseph Milosch
Joseph Milosch turns the loss of his wife Patsy into a series of poignant love poems. With nature, Mexican traditions, and even homeless vets, he creates a vivid backdrop to his memories of Patsy’s last years.
Alinea by Betsy Mars
Alinea is a chapbook with no particular theme– a collection exploring mortality, meaning, and questions of faith, aging, the usual troubles we encounter when trying to make sense and communicate with one another. Existential questions that arise as the author contemplates life's phases underlie the book's concerns.
Another Crazy Trans Woman by Heather Flescher
A largely autobiographical collection that explores the intersections between mental health and transgender issues.
Antipodes by Maureen Sudlow
Crackles with detail of human misunderstandings and displacements, but grounded in time and a sense of what endures in our lives. Interspersed with the author's photographs. Short and succinct poetry.
Are you Listening? by Gill McEvoy
A group of poems expressing grief for my late husband, leading to forgiveness and new pleasure in life.
Bards of Passion and of Mirth by Christopher Bogart
This book of poetry pays tribute to 25 poets, from Homer to Kendrick Lamar, who have influenced my writing over the years. The book includes a brief biography, a epigraph from one of their works that has influenced my writing, and a poem of my own that shows that influence.
Bigfoot Parchments by Richard Rensberry
Poetry related to my Conversations With Sasquatch series of novelettes.
https://www.conversationswithsasquatch.com
Birdsongs by Conor Crockford
Birdsongs: Poems 2020-2023 by C.M. Crockford is a mesmerizing collection that transcends the boundaries of language to immerse readers in a kaleidoscope of emotions.

Crockford’s evocative verses paint vibrant landscapes where desire, resilience, and nostalgia take flight like free-spirited birds.
https://cmcrockford.net
Bone Fragments by Rick Christiansen
“Rick C. Christiansen is a poet whose time has come. His long overdue debut full-length collection Bone Fragments is well crafted, heartfelt, and at times almost chillingly honest.
-John Dorsey, Author of Pocatello Wildflower
https://rickchristiansen.com/
Both Distances by Ralph Culver
Winner of the Anabiosis Press Chapbook Prize for 2012, *Both Distances* is Ralph Culver's first chapbook poetry collection. "In these luminous and sensory (and sensuous!) poems, Ralph Culver hits notes rarely hit: the notes that help us endure and exult." —Thomas Lux
https://www.pw.org/directory/writers/ralph_culver
Breaking Out of the Cocoon by Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich
A story about a woman whose actions cause chaos, spiraling a family already plagued by dysfunctional behavior into a deeper dark depression. An examination of how divorce and mental illness plays into self-destruction & murder & the events that lead up to it. A look at “what if” and “why.”
https://www.lisarhodesryabchichpoetryblog.wordpress.com
CAFÉ EDMOVIA by Edward Ferri, Jr.
The Essential CAFÉ EDMOVIA, “Cup of Joe Poetry for Cup of Joe Folks”. Free verse narrative caffeinated poetry fun organized for the random reader. Accessible easy to read and understand poems from light brew to dark brew that you can enjoy, ponder, have a laugh and a friendly refill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq4XLTPL6Lw
Catching the Shards by Margaret Beston
An anthology of poems by members of my poetry group, Roundel, to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. Published in 2022, the collection includes contributions from 18 poets – 36 poems.
https://www.roundelpoetrytonbridge.wordpress.com
Cityscapes and Other Poems by Neil Leadbeater by Neil Leadbeater
These poems are a celebration and description of specific places in Norway, Findland and the Netherlands incorporating artists, musicians and composers and the author's love of the natural world.
Colors of My Pain by Tamara Hattis
This is a book of prose poems with mock-advertisements for makeup products that describe and illuminate the bizarre adventures of someone living in chronic pain.
Cover Charge by Linda Kleinbub
Poetry that takes you on a journey through the gritty streets of New York City to a destination filled with nature and self discovery.
https://www.instagram.com/lindakleinbub/?hl=en
Defying Extinction by Amy Barone
Defying Extinction is a collection of 61 poems that pay homage to survivors of all genres—animal, object, spirit, place, the arts, the human heart. Witty and colorful, the poems shine with hope and resignation, underscoring the essence of remembering and then moving on.
https://www.facebook.com/amy.barone.98
District of Confusion by LB Sedlacek
Poems about one poet's return to Washington DC. LB Sedlacek heads back home to DC on vacation to find out how drastically things have changed all around Capitol Hill, on the subway, down by Ford's Theatre and more.
http://www.lbsedlacek.com
Dogs and Other Animals: Poems by Julianne Carlile
A book of dog and other animal poems by the author of The Little Red Hound.
https://www.juliannecarlile.blogspot.com
Ennui: From the Diagnostic and Statistical Field Guide of Feminine Disorders by Deborah Hauser
“While important, feminist theory is rarely charming. Hauser brings charm to the subject of repression. Wordplay is combined with research and the poet’s particular brand of insight.–Erica Wright
https://deborahhauser.com/ennui/
Even the Dog Was Quiet by Margaret Saraco
Even the Dog was Quiet is a book of poetry, delivered in hushed overtones when life catches
you looking. The collection tells stories through poetry in memoir fashion. Family, friends and
strangers, journey with the author in ordinary places but often in extraordinarycircumstances.
https://margaretsaraco.com
Fierce Geometry: Poems by Mary Brancaccio
Just as sand is etched by erosive wind and air, Fierce Geometry explores the forces that mark and shape a life. Brancaccio’s poetry travels the emotive back roads and roadside attractions of one woman’s journey through longing, love and loss as she searches for healing and rebirth.
https://www.ghostgirlpoet.com/
Figuratively: A Chapbook of Shape Poems by Karlo Sevilla
Recently published on Valentine's Day 2024, “Figuratively: A Chapbook of Shape Poems,” is a small collection of concrete poems previously published individually among various literary magazines, etc. from 2016 to 2023. A cursory online search for shape poetry books reveals that most were written for children; this one's an exception.
https://karlosevillaofquezoncity.blogspot.com/
Final Arrangements by Mickey J. Corrigan
"In America where death is big business, the main business is keeping the dead as far away from us as possible. Final Arrangements takes us on a wild, fascinating tour of funeral rituals worldwide, to places where participation is hands-on and intimate."–Jade Bos, author of Hookers and Cake
https://mickeyjcorrigan.com/
Find Me in the Iris by E. Lynn Alexander
“What will the grief of me teach you?” Grief. The language of shame. Exploring the natural, mystical, and spiritual can be restorative acts of reclaiming, connecting us to silenced generations, ancestral psyche.
http://collapsepress.com
First and Final: Comments in Passing by Charles Harper
A slim self-published collection of random efforts before the Muse absconded.
First Truth by Bertha Wise
First Truth is my first chapbook and contains a selection of poems written over thirty years. Some are humorous, some sad, some painful, some magical. All attempt to tell the truth first through hopelessness or hopefulness.
Fog & Bone by Christian Garduno
A poetry chapbook published in January 2023.
https://linktr.ee/christiangardunowriter
For You to Heal by Joe Bisicchia
An Honorable Mention recipient for the Fernando Rielo XXXII World Prize for Mystical Poetry, Joe Bisicchia has written four published collections of poetry. For You to Heal (Cyberwit,net) delves beyond suffering to what is empowered by love — the gifts of being healed and of being an instrument of healing.
https://www.joebisicchia.com/
Fractured Reflections by C.W. Bigelow
An eclectic collection of 28 poems that have previously appeared in 18 literary magazines.
https://amazon.com/author/cwbigelow
Full Circle by Cynthia Anderson
A collection of haiku and senryu poetry, exploring both the natural world and the foibles of human nature. "Full Circle offers the reader many aha moments of recognition." (Annette Makino) www.cynthiaandersonpoet.com
https://cynthiaandersonpoet.com
Girls and Women by Chella Courington
Religion, sex, family, education—-this collection of prose poetry probes the body from personal and social viewpoints, examining how the body is sexualized, repressed, checked, and, ultimately, objectified.
https://chellacourington.net
Grab the Bull by the Horns: Escaped Death to Face Hell by Martina Robles Gallegos
The book describes the experiences and horrors I faced with family members then medical practitioners and neighbors after merely surviving a near fatal hemorrhagic stroke and tried to stay alive against terrible odds and keep fighting still. Must keep fighting to my last breath. Sigh.
Graveyard Dogs by Jason Brightwell
A collection of poems describing the stages of loss after death, grief, struggle, acceptance, and comfort.
hades ladies by Marnie Heyn
First book of mature Midwestern feminist poet working on her fourth. Nice cover.
Happy Place by Joey Polisena
IMPLIED SECRETS: Poetry slides an incisor behind our addiction to living, rips essence from its bones and grinds us chunk to paste, half sustenance, the rest, waste. Verses are beds for the senseless masturbated to perfect sense. Sentiments and sympathies in micro-doses of self-psychoanalytics affixed to symptoms, ticks, and epiphanies.
https://www.scorchedfeathers.com/
Hope Springs Eternal: An Anthology of Hopeful Poetry by JR Simons
This collection of 31 poems from 15 of the best established and emerging poets of today attempts to bring hope into our increasingly hopeless world situation.
https://www.simple-simons-press.com
how does it end? by Kendall A. Bell
how does it end? is Kendall A. Bell's 33rd chapbook. Released in August of 2023, the poems explore loss, mortality and depression.
http://www.kendallabell.com
How We Learned To Shut Our Own Mouths by Kathleen Cassen Mickelson
Written during the pandemic and amidst the upheaval following George Floyd's death, this chapbook bears witness to a struggling world. These contemplative poems lift the curtain of anxiety and fear to find clarity and hope, a celebration of beauty in our ordinariness.
https://www.oneminnesotacrone.com
Imagined Histories by Kerry Cox
A limited edition volume of poetry by Seattle poet, Kerry Cox.
https://kerrycoxpoetry.com
In Search Of The Wondrous Whole by Lara Dolphin
"A book of joyous, juicy, necessary observations of the crucial stuff of every day life, from the nature of waiting to Linus Pauling choosing a flavor of ice cream. Smooth and knowing, wise and open, these are the poems we need–right now." –Robert Fromberg
IN THE PACE OF THE PATH by Alan Bern
Alan Bern’s IN THE PACE OF THE PATH charts his life in his hometown of Berkeley and gives an insightful look into his career in the public library serving that hometown, especially the unhoused, with love and compassion.
http://www.linesandfaces.com
Jesse James in Hell by Paul Lyon
First of three books of a mock heroic comic epic in the voice of Jesse James.
Let Winter Come by Elizabeth Marchitti
A Chapbook self-published some years ago, which has received complimentary reviews by those who have read it. Someone described it as: Poems from the heart–"
liaison by William F. DeVault
15 crown sonnets, 225 poems in all, celebrating love, romance, sexuality, from the US Beat Poet Laureate Emeritus and Romantic Poet of the Internet.
Like a Dry Land: A Soul's Journey Through the Middle East by Vincent Golphin
This book is older, yet relevant again. The poems reflect on the visit of an African American poet to Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Israel during Operation Desert Storm. Readers will see a relevance to the current debate over Gaza.
Love's, Labour's, Lost by David Supper
This is my second book of poetry. since starting to write poetry in 1999 and my work has been featured in many publications including The Robin Hood Book, Universal Oneness, Expressions and a Poet's Siddur. The poems are divided into three sections each dealing with a different aspect of love.
Lyrics from the Central Platuea by Tim Gavin
Gavin offers a lyrical account of his time spent in the Artibonite River Valley of Haiti. The poems reflect the "soul-scrubbing experience" of his Haitian friends and do not shy away from the tension of the dominant culture of the developing of the US and the developing world of Haiti.
March of The Divine Magnificent by H.L. Dowless
This book is a traditionally published epic poem.
MASQUE by Elena Karina Byrne
A book comprised of persona poems, giving research and language play voice to, among others Magritte, Marie Antoinette, Strum und Drang, and Due North.
https://www.elenakarinabyrne.com/
Midnight on the Eve of Never by J R Turek
Poems on the ledge of the darker side of life, with some snippets of light shining through. Full-length book, 129 pages.
Mute Swans on the Cam by Jan Harris
Mute Swans on the Cam explores connections between ourselves, our environment, and all the forms of life we share our planet with. The poems, some formal and some in free verse, range across many different physical landscapes and the flora and fauna that inhabit them.
my (w)alter ego by Walter W. Hoelbling
The 80 poems in my book are a selection of my thoughts on topics like love, politics, meditations, and problems of everyday living, loosely grouped in sections titled "Nature", "World of Struggle", "From my Balcony", "Looking Inward", etc.
https://allppoetry.com/Wfred1947?
My Oceanography by Harriet Millan
Based on the life and work of paintet Eva Hesse
Http://harrietlevinmillan.org
Natural Violence by Jennifer Brown
A collection of poems that poke their heads into little corners of the world to find the briars, burrs, and barbs that pester and pierce.
Not Enough, Too Much by Andrea Hernandez Holm
Not Enough, Too Much is a poetic exploration of Mexicana identity in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Holm grapples with issues of uncertainty that arise from her experiences of living in the Borderlands as a Mexicana displaced from the homelands of her families, and often feeling disconnected from heritage languages and traditions.
https://ahholm.wixsite.com/andreahernandezholm
Not Too Far A Journey of Words by Eileen Hugo
Poems from childhood to present high school work children
Odysseus-The Epic Myth of the Hero by Marc Ladewig
A novel length narrative poem. Ship wrecked Odysseus, swimming in the angry sea, ponders how his life in wave and war and love have landed him in his most hopeless adventure yet, still so far from home.
http://www.facebook.com/marc.ladewig
Older Wiser Shorter by Jane Seskin
A collection of thoughtful poems by a psychotherapist/author describing the truth and humor of life after 65.
Writer's Digest Honorable Mention.
https://olderwisershorter.com
Opaque Melodies that Would Bug Most People by Corey Mesler
While each poem recounts a snippet of life, together the poems create an earthy blanket that connects readers to a single mind whose voice throughout remains delicate, concrete, and vital, like an old friend. The verse engages the commonplace and the abstract with equal measures thoughtfulness.
Open Sky by Carol Carpenter
Poems and color photos inspired by nature and the world around me
Optimism About Trees by Hilda Weiss
A collection of spare economical nature poems set in and around Los Angeles. These poems are filled with acute observation and plain speech.
https://www.Poetry.LA
Quiet: A Poem about Selective Mutism by Antje Bothin
This book contains a lovely poem about the complex communication challenge Selective (or Situational) Mutism (SM), which may be related to social anxiety. It was written to raise awareness.
https://antjebothin.wordpress.com/
Recovering Roar by Merritt Waldon
It is a book of mostly Haiku w 3 longer poems at end. One being cowritten by Tony Brewer called BloodBraid an antiwar poem. Published by Dumpster Fire Press and Mike Zone . It is my fourth book
Red Hot Pepper by Dianne Knox
Reflections on living, loving, losing, and looking forward.
Sail with me in my karamatic Collection of poetry by Antasiaaaaa Armour
Troubling times serious thought made into book format
SAUDADE by Rosmarie Epaminondas
A collection of poems of the somewhat melancholic type
https://www.rose-mary-boehm-poet.com/
Silent by Claire Conroy
An offering of dreams, thoughts, feelings and desires through the act of poetry.
100 pages, 40 poems.
Small Wonders by James Keane
“Small Wonders” is a poetry chapbook that I hope will serve as an invitation for readers, in their own fashion, to recognize, to celebrate, to mourn, to commemorate and, above all, to share in the simple heartfelt humanity in all of us. The small wonders of this world.
Songs From The Dementia Suitcase by Karen Massey
A kind of broken memoir loosely stitched together from family memory and experiences with my mother during her months of learning to navigate her life reshaped by her dementia. (Chapbook)
https://karenmassey.wordpress.com/
Sonnets From Suburbia:More Candles Than Cake by Penny Peyser
Actress/writer Penny Peyser delivers funny commentary in modern day life in Elizabethan sonnet form.
https://sonnetsfromsuburbia.com
South Shore Suite…POEMS by JC Sulzenko
A collection of lyric or narrative, free verse poems in four parts: South Shore Suite (rooted in Prince Edward County, Canada, and sourced from writing and posting a line-a-day for more than a year ); Second Nature; Cameo,Appearances; Cradle to Grave.
https://www.jcsulzenko.com
Still Wanted in France by Daniel Irwin
Paperback, insane, irreverent, absurd underground poetry from Daniel S. Irwin touching on various events in his life to include a bit from his years living in Europe. Slices of life, true lies, humor, the facetious. Not suitable for Sunday School but you won't go blind reading it…deaf's another matter.
Strange Meadowlark by Michael Simms
Subjects of the poems include grief, childhood, politics, nature, and my friendship with a dying woman who became my spirit-guide.
https://voxpopulisphere.com
Tales from a Mid-Century Boy by Connie Taylor
Short stories, poems, and narratives mostly about a ten- to sixteen-year-old boy growing up in Durand, Michigan, a small mid-western town during the 1950s, and summers spent at the family cottage on Tawas Point in "up north" Michigan, at a time when kids were free to enjoy youth.
https://fathompublishing.com/biography/michigan-tales.html
Tears of Sand by Melissa Mendelson
On September 11, 2001, I didn't know how to feel, so I shut down. I watched everyone else panic. When I finally lifted the pen, I was suddenly filled with all this pain and anger, and I poured it into the pages of this book.
http://www.melissamendelson.com
Thawed Stars by Alice Pero
Alice Pero’s book, “Thawed Stars,” was praised by Kenneth Koch as having “clarity and surprises.” Her poems have been published in anthologies: Wide Awake, Coiled Serpent, We Are Here, Altadena Poetry Review and many magazines. She is the 10th Poet Laureate of Sunland/Tujunga and curates the Village Book reading series.
https://www.alicepero.com
The Art of Learning to Fly by Timothy Arliss OBrien
An anthology of poets from The Poet Heroic poetry podcast all themed on pigeons.
http://www.timothyarlissobrien.com
The Beautiful Ugliness of Being by Joe Maldonado
'The Beautiful Ugliness of Being' is a poetic revelation that defies the constraints of traditional forms and structures. Maldonado deftly breaks the chains of poetic conventions, inviting readers to embrace the raw and unfiltered expressions of the heart.
The Big Indignity by Peggy Gerber
Delve into the pages of The Big Indignity and explore the complex issues of aging in a society that celebrates youth and beauty. The thirty-one poems in this collection discuss everything from setting new goals, to poking fun at embarrassing medical tests to making end of life decisions.
https://peggysue445.wixsite.com/my-site
The Book of a Small Fisherman by J.R. Solonche
This collection of lyric poems was named a Shelf Unbound 2023 Notable Indie Book.
The Bookstore Book: A Memoir by Ron Kolm
Stories and poems about the various bookstores in New York City I worked in during my fifty year career. I met Philip Roth, Patti Smith, Kathy Acker and Jerry Brown, the ex-governor of California, along the way.
The Bungalow of Colorful Aging by Bruce Niedt
These poems are thoughtful, playful, but above all deeply human. They make for great reading in a challenging time. — Robert Lee Brewer, Poetry Editor, Writers Digest
Relatable, well-crafted poems that will speak to the reader…. These poems are honest and appealing as he contemplates…life and aging. –Marge Piercy
https://bniedt.blogspot.com
The Drunken Honeybee: A Collection of Haiku & Senryu by Joan Fingon
The Drunken Honeybee (2021) leads us through the poet's beloved garden with a collection of haiku and senryu poetry attuned to the changing seasons. Her haiku are vibrant as flowers, butterflies, birds, and other creatures and what the author calls her "refuge and safe harbor."
The Freefallin' S.A. Gerber-Selected Poems by S.A. Gerber
A sixty page delight, if I do say so myself, of selected poems I think anyone interested would enjoy.-sag
The Joy of Their Holiness by Margaret Coombs Turnbull
A collection of poems about a childhood spent in Wisconsin and an adulthood lived there and in West Virginia.
The Low Country Shvitz by Rick Lupert
Rick Lupert's 27th collection and latest travelogue in poems written while wandering through Savannah Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina, and Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina.
https://www.poetrysuperhighway.com/
The Only Proof by Nancy Lubarsky
This is a deeply focused, skillfully crafted collection, powered by attention to detail, rhythmical deftness, and strong sonic impression. These poems do not assume spirituality; rather, they track it through the intensities of everyday life. This book affirms that the “only proof” we need is love.
The Persistence of Memory by Steven Deutsch
Narrative poetry of friends, family and place. Memories of things that might have happened, but never did.
The Power Of Summer! by Waide Riddle
Nine (9) poems about the greatest season in Los Angeles: Summer!
The Southern California lifestyle is like no other.
Sun, fun, bold-bright colors, the beach, friends, love, romance, the best memories, and the air is filled with the best music of yesteryear! Pop Poetry never sounded so sweet.
http://www.amazon.com/author/waideriddle
The Sharp Edges of Water by Angélique Jamail
A book of stories as much as a collection of poems. The characters swerve between the rain-drenched, tree-lined, concrete plains of Houston & the voluptuous, dynamic terrain of Los Angeles. They face multiple realities, and though they’re earnestly grounded, they sometimes swim in the waters of magic realism. Relatable, surreal.
https://www.sapphostorque.com
The Space Carved by the Sharpness of Your Absence by Nancy Murphy
"Pitch perfect and brave in their wisdom" is how Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler describes the poems in Nancy Murphy's debut chapbook published by Gyroscope Press (Dec. 2022). Her subject matter is love, loss and longing, her style is engaging and lyrical.
https://nancymurphywriter.com
The Word for Standing Alone in a Field by J.I. Kleinberg
A collection of short poems about an unlikely protagonist, a scarecrow, whose work is “not crows or corn but sorrows” and the measured exchange and shy longing between the scarecrow and an unnamed speaker. (Bottlecap Press, 2023 – https://bottlecap.press/products/field)
https://chocolateisaverb.wordpress.com/
The Wrest of the Worthwhile: Unselected, Uncollected and New Poems, 1983-2023 by John Burroughs
The Wrest of the Worthwhile: Unselected, Uncollected and New Poems, 1983-2023 by recent U.S. National Beat Poet Laureate John Burroughs is a book 40 years in the making. Over 340 pages! Hundreds of poems, early and new, that did not appear in his Rattle and Numb: Selected and New.
https://linktr.ee/johnburroughs
Traveler in the Sunset Clouds by Lauren Tivey
A full-length collection of poems chronicling the author’s six years of living and traveling around China.
https://laurentivey.wordpress.com/
Trumpets in the Sky by Jerry Garcia
Trumpets in the Sky is a collection of poems that point to the universe while proclaiming the complexities of living on planet earth. These poems are full of astonishment, absurdity, reverence, and social science. Some are surreal, some are staid, all are sincere.
https://linktr.ee/Gnd54
Truth’s Truth: Poetic Portraits by Joe Kleponis
Poems that are portraits of life: summer, baseball, friends, joy, longing, Fleeting glimpses of life and favorite places mostly in free verse.
http://joekleponispoetry.com
Twas Midnight by Judy England-McCarthy
Children's hardcover book of a poem about witches. The wonderful color illustrations found throughout the book have photolike quality. Fun book for the young at heart during the Halloween season.
https://beginwithastory.com/
Uncertain Resident by Tova Hinda Siegel
Poems of life, some autobiographical, some philosophical, all personal.
Upon Waking: 58 voices speaking out from the shadow of abuse by Annette Gagliardi
this is a collection of poems from victims of abuse who have the courage to share experiences, emotions and survival of painful episodes. the sharing is to help heal those who have written and those who will read and for a better understanding of this issue for readers.
https://annette.gagliardi.com
Vigil: The Poetry of Presence by Pamela MacPherson
Poems by a Hospice Volunteer sitting at the bedside of the dying. These are unedited journal entries in which she processes her rich and meaningful experiences.
http://www.vigilpoetry.com
Walking the Labyrinth by Pamela Wax
The poet confronts her own mortality after the death of her parents and the suicide of her brother. These meditative, often spiritual, poems reflect a sense of responsibility to find meaning in the mysteries of life and death and to honor lost loved ones.
Watch the Bird Fly by Catherine MacKenzie
A collection of almost 100 pages of poetry.
"I'm near the end now: perilous on that brittle bough that will crack into the black…"
https://writingwicket.wordpress.com/
Weeping in the Promised Land by Jennifer Lagier
A collection of social commentary and semi-autobiographical poems.
http://jlagier.net
Whispers from Her Deathbed by Catherine Schweig
This book is a posthumous collection of poems I edited for my late friend, Janavi Held, in which we hear her enter into an intimate dialogue with time, nature, pain, and her own mortality, as she withers away from a mysterious chronic illness.
https://www.janaviheld.com
Why DId I Remain In The Garden? by George Wylie
My first book, a collection of topics and forms with a bit of prose. Mostly about gardens and birds and people.
with the lakes by Colin Dardis
Twenty-five poems loosely connected by the theme of water: coastal imagery, the comforting and restorative force of nature, shipbuilding, shipwrecks, calmness, and even an Aztec goddess. (above/ground press, 2022)
http://www.colindardispoet.co.uk/
Workers' Compensation: Poems of Labor and the Working Life by Jannie Dresser
Poems tracking a working life in Central California and the Bay Area, including poems of farm labor, secretarial (i.e., pink collar), and a series inspired by type fonts. Mostly narrative and personal, some with humor, some pathos. Slices of rural and urban life, 1950s-1990s.

The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people’s poetry as possible.

What?

Send a book – Get a book. A free exchange of poetry books amongst poets worldwide. It’s not a contest. There are no judges, entry fees, winners, or losers.

Last year, 101 poets participated, sending and receiving a poetry book to and from another randomly selected participant.

By agreeing to participate, someone will be exposed to your poetry, and you will be exposed to someone else’s poetry.

How?

To participate you’ll agree to mail a physical copy of one poetry book that you have written (or a collection you’ve edited) to one other participant. Just one book. In exchange, you will receive in the mail one copy of one poetry book written or edited by another participant.

It’s a circular exchange. You will (probably) be sending your book to a different poet than you will be receiving one from.

E-books are not eligible for the Great Poetry Exchange. (Save those for our annual e-Book Free-For-All in November!) Your book must be a physical entity. Self-published and chapbooks are welcome…but please, no e-books.

In early March, we will randomly assign the books to each participant and email you the name and address of the person you are supposed to send your book to.

We will also list your book and description on this page along with the link to your website for all to see.

Please note, as the Great Poetry Exchange is open to everyone on planet Earth, it’s possible that you will be required to send your book to someone outside of your own country which will, of course, cost you more in postage than it would to send it domestically.

Also as our readership our primarily English speakers, included books must be written in English or at least include an English translation.

Also. we’ll ask that you send us an e-mail in March once your book has actually been sent so we can keep track and make sure that all participants who send a book also get one.

You also must agree to send out your book within 2 weeks of being notified of who to send your book to.

To submit your book, please go to our
ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM


Books Pledged So Far:

99 Words by John Dorroh
This is a book of flash-like vignettes. As the title suggests, there are 99 stories, each exactly 99 words long, not including the titles.
A Catalogue of the Further Suns by F. J Bergmann
Précis of reports from first-contact missions.
A Poem Is by Don Kingfisher Campbell
My third book published by Cyberwit Press! 94 new poems composed between June 2022 and January 2024. I've been called "A poet's poet." Investigate for yourself and report back to me….
http://dkc1031.blogspot.com
A Southern Boy’s Meanderings by GC Smith
A poetic celebration of weather, chow, fishing, critters, living the good life, and lagniappe. There is a lot of nice stuff but that does not mean that there is no naughty. I like it and I hope others will.
A Walk With Breast Cancer by Joseph Milosch
Joseph Milosch turns the loss of his wife Patsy into a series of poignant love poems. With nature, Mexican traditions, and even homeless vets, he creates a vivid backdrop to his memories of Patsy’s last years.
Alinea by Betsy Mars
Alinea is a chapbook with no particular theme– a collection exploring mortality, meaning, and questions of faith, aging, the usual troubles we encounter when trying to make sense and communicate with one another. Existential questions that arise as the author contemplates life's phases underlie the book's concerns.
Another Crazy Trans Woman by Heather Flescher
A largely autobiographical collection that explores the intersections between mental health and transgender issues.
Antipodes by Maureen Sudlow
Crackles with detail of human misunderstandings and displacements, but grounded in time and a sense of what endures in our lives. Interspersed with the author's photographs. Short and succinct poetry.
Are you Listening? by Gill McEvoy
A group of poems expressing grief for my late husband, leading to forgiveness and new pleasure in life.
Bards of Passion and of Mirth by Christopher Bogart
This book of poetry pays tribute to 25 poets, from Homer to Kendrick Lamar, who have influenced my writing over the years. The book includes a brief biography, a epigraph from one of their works that has influenced my writing, and a poem of my own that shows that influence.
Bigfoot Parchments by Richard Rensberry
Poetry related to my Conversations With Sasquatch series of novelettes.
https://www.conversationswithsasquatch.com
Birdsongs by Conor Crockford
Birdsongs: Poems 2020-2023 by C.M. Crockford is a mesmerizing collection that transcends the boundaries of language to immerse readers in a kaleidoscope of emotions.

Crockford’s evocative verses paint vibrant landscapes where desire, resilience, and nostalgia take flight like free-spirited birds.
https://cmcrockford.net
Bone Fragments by Rick Christiansen
“Rick C. Christiansen is a poet whose time has come. His long overdue debut full-length collection Bone Fragments is well crafted, heartfelt, and at times almost chillingly honest.
-John Dorsey, Author of Pocatello Wildflower
https://rickchristiansen.com/
Both Distances by Ralph Culver
Winner of the Anabiosis Press Chapbook Prize for 2012, *Both Distances* is Ralph Culver's first chapbook poetry collection. "In these luminous and sensory (and sensuous!) poems, Ralph Culver hits notes rarely hit: the notes that help us endure and exult." —Thomas Lux
https://www.pw.org/directory/writers/ralph_culver
Breaking Out of the Cocoon by Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich
A story about a woman whose actions cause chaos, spiraling a family already plagued by dysfunctional behavior into a deeper dark depression. An examination of how divorce and mental illness plays into self-destruction & murder & the events that lead up to it. A look at “what if” and “why.”
https://www.lisarhodesryabchichpoetryblog.wordpress.com
CAFÉ EDMOVIA by Edward Ferri, Jr.
The Essential CAFÉ EDMOVIA, “Cup of Joe Poetry for Cup of Joe Folks”. Free verse narrative caffeinated poetry fun organized for the random reader. Accessible easy to read and understand poems from light brew to dark brew that you can enjoy, ponder, have a laugh and a friendly refill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq4XLTPL6Lw
Catching the Shards by Margaret Beston
An anthology of poems by members of my poetry group, Roundel, to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. Published in 2022, the collection includes contributions from 18 poets – 36 poems.
https://www.roundelpoetrytonbridge.wordpress.com
Cityscapes and Other Poems by Neil Leadbeater by Neil Leadbeater
These poems are a celebration and description of specific places in Norway, Findland and the Netherlands incorporating artists, musicians and composers and the author's love of the natural world.
Colors of My Pain by Tamara Hattis
This is a book of prose poems with mock-advertisements for makeup products that describe and illuminate the bizarre adventures of someone living in chronic pain.
Cover Charge by Linda Kleinbub
Poetry that takes you on a journey through the gritty streets of New York City to a destination filled with nature and self discovery.
https://www.instagram.com/lindakleinbub/?hl=en
Defying Extinction by Amy Barone
Defying Extinction is a collection of 61 poems that pay homage to survivors of all genres—animal, object, spirit, place, the arts, the human heart. Witty and colorful, the poems shine with hope and resignation, underscoring the essence of remembering and then moving on.
https://www.facebook.com/amy.barone.98
District of Confusion by LB Sedlacek
Poems about one poet's return to Washington DC. LB Sedlacek heads back home to DC on vacation to find out how drastically things have changed all around Capitol Hill, on the subway, down by Ford's Theatre and more.
http://www.lbsedlacek.com
Dogs and Other Animals: Poems by Julianne Carlile
A book of dog and other animal poems by the author of The Little Red Hound.
https://www.juliannecarlile.blogspot.com
Ennui: From the Diagnostic and Statistical Field Guide of Feminine Disorders by Deborah Hauser
“While important, feminist theory is rarely charming. Hauser brings charm to the subject of repression. Wordplay is combined with research and the poet’s particular brand of insight.–Erica Wright
https://deborahhauser.com/ennui/
Even the Dog Was Quiet by Margaret Saraco
Even the Dog was Quiet is a book of poetry, delivered in hushed overtones when life catches
you looking. The collection tells stories through poetry in memoir fashion. Family, friends and
strangers, journey with the author in ordinary places but often in extraordinarycircumstances.
https://margaretsaraco.com
Fierce Geometry: Poems by Mary Brancaccio
Just as sand is etched by erosive wind and air, Fierce Geometry explores the forces that mark and shape a life. Brancaccio’s poetry travels the emotive back roads and roadside attractions of one woman’s journey through longing, love and loss as she searches for healing and rebirth.
https://www.ghostgirlpoet.com/
Figuratively: A Chapbook of Shape Poems by Karlo Sevilla
Recently published on Valentine's Day 2024, “Figuratively: A Chapbook of Shape Poems,” is a small collection of concrete poems previously published individually among various literary magazines, etc. from 2016 to 2023. A cursory online search for shape poetry books reveals that most were written for children; this one's an exception.
https://karlosevillaofquezoncity.blogspot.com/
Final Arrangements by Mickey J. Corrigan
"In America where death is big business, the main business is keeping the dead as far away from us as possible. Final Arrangements takes us on a wild, fascinating tour of funeral rituals worldwide, to places where participation is hands-on and intimate."–Jade Bos, author of Hookers and Cake
https://mickeyjcorrigan.com/
Find Me in the Iris by E. Lynn Alexander
“What will the grief of me teach you?” Grief. The language of shame. Exploring the natural, mystical, and spiritual can be restorative acts of reclaiming, connecting us to silenced generations, ancestral psyche.
http://collapsepress.com
First and Final: Comments in Passing by Charles Harper
A slim self-published collection of random efforts before the Muse absconded.
First Truth by Bertha Wise
First Truth is my first chapbook and contains a selection of poems written over thirty years. Some are humorous, some sad, some painful, some magical. All attempt to tell the truth first through hopelessness or hopefulness.
Fog & Bone by Christian Garduno
A poetry chapbook published in January 2023.
https://linktr.ee/christiangardunowriter
For You to Heal by Joe Bisicchia
An Honorable Mention recipient for the Fernando Rielo XXXII World Prize for Mystical Poetry, Joe Bisicchia has written four published collections of poetry. For You to Heal (Cyberwit,net) delves beyond suffering to what is empowered by love — the gifts of being healed and of being an instrument of healing.
https://www.joebisicchia.com/
Fractured Reflections by C.W. Bigelow
An eclectic collection of 28 poems that have previously appeared in 18 literary magazines.
https://amazon.com/author/cwbigelow
Full Circle by Cynthia Anderson
A collection of haiku and senryu poetry, exploring both the natural world and the foibles of human nature. "Full Circle offers the reader many aha moments of recognition." (Annette Makino) www.cynthiaandersonpoet.com
https://cynthiaandersonpoet.com
Girls and Women by Chella Courington
Religion, sex, family, education—-this collection of prose poetry probes the body from personal and social viewpoints, examining how the body is sexualized, repressed, checked, and, ultimately, objectified.
https://chellacourington.net
Grab the Bull by the Horns: Escaped Death to Face Hell by Martina Robles Gallegos
The book describes the experiences and horrors I faced with family members then medical practitioners and neighbors after merely surviving a near fatal hemorrhagic stroke and tried to stay alive against terrible odds and keep fighting still. Must keep fighting to my last breath. Sigh.
Graveyard Dogs by Jason Brightwell
A collection of poems describing the stages of loss after death, grief, struggle, acceptance, and comfort.
hades ladies by Marnie Heyn
First book of mature Midwestern feminist poet working on her fourth. Nice cover.
Happy Place by Joey Polisena
IMPLIED SECRETS: Poetry slides an incisor behind our addiction to living, rips essence from its bones and grinds us chunk to paste, half sustenance, the rest, waste. Verses are beds for the senseless masturbated to perfect sense. Sentiments and sympathies in micro-doses of self-psychoanalytics affixed to symptoms, ticks, and epiphanies.
https://www.scorchedfeathers.com/
Hope Springs Eternal: An Anthology of Hopeful Poetry by JR Simons
This collection of 31 poems from 15 of the best established and emerging poets of today attempts to bring hope into our increasingly hopeless world situation.
https://www.simple-simons-press.com
how does it end? by Kendall A. Bell
how does it end? is Kendall A. Bell's 33rd chapbook. Released in August of 2023, the poems explore loss, mortality and depression.
http://www.kendallabell.com
How We Learned To Shut Our Own Mouths by Kathleen Cassen Mickelson
Written during the pandemic and amidst the upheaval following George Floyd's death, this chapbook bears witness to a struggling world. These contemplative poems lift the curtain of anxiety and fear to find clarity and hope, a celebration of beauty in our ordinariness.
https://www.oneminnesotacrone.com
Imagined Histories by Kerry Cox
A limited edition volume of poetry by Seattle poet, Kerry Cox.
https://kerrycoxpoetry.com
In Search Of The Wondrous Whole by Lara Dolphin
"A book of joyous, juicy, necessary observations of the crucial stuff of every day life, from the nature of waiting to Linus Pauling choosing a flavor of ice cream. Smooth and knowing, wise and open, these are the poems we need–right now." –Robert Fromberg
IN THE PACE OF THE PATH by Alan Bern
Alan Bern’s IN THE PACE OF THE PATH charts his life in his hometown of Berkeley and gives an insightful look into his career in the public library serving that hometown, especially the unhoused, with love and compassion.
http://www.linesandfaces.com
Jesse James in Hell by Paul Lyon
First of three books of a mock heroic comic epic in the voice of Jesse James.
Let Winter Come by Elizabeth Marchitti
A Chapbook self-published some years ago, which has received complimentary reviews by those who have read it. Someone described it as: Poems from the heart–"
liaison by William F. DeVault
15 crown sonnets, 225 poems in all, celebrating love, romance, sexuality, from the US Beat Poet Laureate Emeritus and Romantic Poet of the Internet.
Like a Dry Land: A Soul's Journey Through the Middle East by Vincent Golphin
This book is older, yet relevant again. The poems reflect on the visit of an African American poet to Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Israel during Operation Desert Storm. Readers will see a relevance to the current debate over Gaza.
Love's, Labour's, Lost by David Supper
This is my second book of poetry. since starting to write poetry in 1999 and my work has been featured in many publications including The Robin Hood Book, Universal Oneness, Expressions and a Poet's Siddur. The poems are divided into three sections each dealing with a different aspect of love.
Lyrics from the Central Platuea by Tim Gavin
Gavin offers a lyrical account of his time spent in the Artibonite River Valley of Haiti. The poems reflect the "soul-scrubbing experience" of his Haitian friends and do not shy away from the tension of the dominant culture of the developing of the US and the developing world of Haiti.
March of The Divine Magnificent by H.L. Dowless
This book is a traditionally published epic poem.
MASQUE by Elena Karina Byrne
A book comprised of persona poems, giving research and language play voice to, among others Magritte, Marie Antoinette, Strum und Drang, and Due North.
https://www.elenakarinabyrne.com/
Midnight on the Eve of Never by J R Turek
Poems on the ledge of the darker side of life, with some snippets of light shining through. Full-length book, 129 pages.
Mute Swans on the Cam by Jan Harris
Mute Swans on the Cam explores connections between ourselves, our environment, and all the forms of life we share our planet with. The poems, some formal and some in free verse, range across many different physical landscapes and the flora and fauna that inhabit them.
my (w)alter ego by Walter W. Hoelbling
The 80 poems in my book are a selection of my thoughts on topics like love, politics, meditations, and problems of everyday living, loosely grouped in sections titled "Nature", "World of Struggle", "From my Balcony", "Looking Inward", etc.
https://allppoetry.com/Wfred1947?
My Oceanography by Harriet Millan
Based on the life and work of paintet Eva Hesse
Http://harrietlevinmillan.org
Natural Violence by Jennifer Brown
A collection of poems that poke their heads into little corners of the world to find the briars, burrs, and barbs that pester and pierce.
Not Enough, Too Much by Andrea Hernandez Holm
Not Enough, Too Much is a poetic exploration of Mexicana identity in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Holm grapples with issues of uncertainty that arise from her experiences of living in the Borderlands as a Mexicana displaced from the homelands of her families, and often feeling disconnected from heritage languages and traditions.
https://ahholm.wixsite.com/andreahernandezholm
Not Too Far A Journey of Words by Eileen Hugo
Poems from childhood to present high school work children
Odysseus-The Epic Myth of the Hero by Marc Ladewig
A novel length narrative poem. Ship wrecked Odysseus, swimming in the angry sea, ponders how his life in wave and war and love have landed him in his most hopeless adventure yet, still so far from home.
http://www.facebook.com/marc.ladewig
Older Wiser Shorter by Jane Seskin
A collection of thoughtful poems by a psychotherapist/author describing the truth and humor of life after 65.
Writer's Digest Honorable Mention.
https://olderwisershorter.com
Opaque Melodies that Would Bug Most People by Corey Mesler
While each poem recounts a snippet of life, together the poems create an earthy blanket that connects readers to a single mind whose voice throughout remains delicate, concrete, and vital, like an old friend. The verse engages the commonplace and the abstract with equal measures thoughtfulness.
Open Sky by Carol Carpenter
Poems and color photos inspired by nature and the world around me
Optimism About Trees by Hilda Weiss
A collection of spare economical nature poems set in and around Los Angeles. These poems are filled with acute observation and plain speech.
https://www.Poetry.LA
Quiet: A Poem about Selective Mutism by Antje Bothin
This book contains a lovely poem about the complex communication challenge Selective (or Situational) Mutism (SM), which may be related to social anxiety. It was written to raise awareness.
https://antjebothin.wordpress.com/
Recovering Roar by Merritt Waldon
It is a book of mostly Haiku w 3 longer poems at end. One being cowritten by Tony Brewer called BloodBraid an antiwar poem. Published by Dumpster Fire Press and Mike Zone . It is my fourth book
Red Hot Pepper by Dianne Knox
Reflections on living, loving, losing, and looking forward.
Sail with me in my karamatic Collection of poetry by Antasiaaaaa Armour
Troubling times serious thought made into book format
SAUDADE by Rosmarie Epaminondas
A collection of poems of the somewhat melancholic type
https://www.rose-mary-boehm-poet.com/
Silent by Claire Conroy
An offering of dreams, thoughts, feelings and desires through the act of poetry.
100 pages, 40 poems.
Small Wonders by James Keane
“Small Wonders” is a poetry chapbook that I hope will serve as an invitation for readers, in their own fashion, to recognize, to celebrate, to mourn, to commemorate and, above all, to share in the simple heartfelt humanity in all of us. The small wonders of this world.
Songs From The Dementia Suitcase by Karen Massey
A kind of broken memoir loosely stitched together from family memory and experiences with my mother during her months of learning to navigate her life reshaped by her dementia. (Chapbook)
https://karenmassey.wordpress.com/
Sonnets From Suburbia:More Candles Than Cake by Penny Peyser
Actress/writer Penny Peyser delivers funny commentary in modern day life in Elizabethan sonnet form.
https://sonnetsfromsuburbia.com
South Shore Suite…POEMS by JC Sulzenko
A collection of lyric or narrative, free verse poems in four parts: South Shore Suite (rooted in Prince Edward County, Canada, and sourced from writing and posting a line-a-day for more than a year ); Second Nature; Cameo,Appearances; Cradle to Grave.
https://www.jcsulzenko.com
Still Wanted in France by Daniel Irwin
Paperback, insane, irreverent, absurd underground poetry from Daniel S. Irwin touching on various events in his life to include a bit from his years living in Europe. Slices of life, true lies, humor, the facetious. Not suitable for Sunday School but you won't go blind reading it…deaf's another matter.
Strange Meadowlark by Michael Simms
Subjects of the poems include grief, childhood, politics, nature, and my friendship with a dying woman who became my spirit-guide.
https://voxpopulisphere.com
Tales from a Mid-Century Boy by Connie Taylor
Short stories, poems, and narratives mostly about a ten- to sixteen-year-old boy growing up in Durand, Michigan, a small mid-western town during the 1950s, and summers spent at the family cottage on Tawas Point in "up north" Michigan, at a time when kids were free to enjoy youth.
https://fathompublishing.com/biography/michigan-tales.html
Tears of Sand by Melissa Mendelson
On September 11, 2001, I didn't know how to feel, so I shut down. I watched everyone else panic. When I finally lifted the pen, I was suddenly filled with all this pain and anger, and I poured it into the pages of this book.
http://www.melissamendelson.com
Thawed Stars by Alice Pero
Alice Pero’s book, “Thawed Stars,” was praised by Kenneth Koch as having “clarity and surprises.” Her poems have been published in anthologies: Wide Awake, Coiled Serpent, We Are Here, Altadena Poetry Review and many magazines. She is the 10th Poet Laureate of Sunland/Tujunga and curates the Village Book reading series.
https://www.alicepero.com
The Art of Learning to Fly by Timothy Arliss OBrien
An anthology of poets from The Poet Heroic poetry podcast all themed on pigeons.
http://www.timothyarlissobrien.com
The Beautiful Ugliness of Being by Joe Maldonado
'The Beautiful Ugliness of Being' is a poetic revelation that defies the constraints of traditional forms and structures. Maldonado deftly breaks the chains of poetic conventions, inviting readers to embrace the raw and unfiltered expressions of the heart.
The Big Indignity by Peggy Gerber
Delve into the pages of The Big Indignity and explore the complex issues of aging in a society that celebrates youth and beauty. The thirty-one poems in this collection discuss everything from setting new goals, to poking fun at embarrassing medical tests to making end of life decisions.
https://peggysue445.wixsite.com/my-site
The Book of a Small Fisherman by J.R. Solonche
This collection of lyric poems was named a Shelf Unbound 2023 Notable Indie Book.
The Bookstore Book: A Memoir by Ron Kolm
Stories and poems about the various bookstores in New York City I worked in during my fifty year career. I met Philip Roth, Patti Smith, Kathy Acker and Jerry Brown, the ex-governor of California, along the way.
The Bungalow of Colorful Aging by Bruce Niedt
These poems are thoughtful, playful, but above all deeply human. They make for great reading in a challenging time. — Robert Lee Brewer, Poetry Editor, Writers Digest
Relatable, well-crafted poems that will speak to the reader…. These poems are honest and appealing as he contemplates…life and aging. –Marge Piercy
https://bniedt.blogspot.com
The Drunken Honeybee: A Collection of Haiku & Senryu by Joan Fingon
The Drunken Honeybee (2021) leads us through the poet's beloved garden with a collection of haiku and senryu poetry attuned to the changing seasons. Her haiku are vibrant as flowers, butterflies, birds, and other creatures and what the author calls her "refuge and safe harbor."
The Freefallin' S.A. Gerber-Selected Poems by S.A. Gerber
A sixty page delight, if I do say so myself, of selected poems I think anyone interested would enjoy.-sag
The Joy of Their Holiness by Margaret Coombs Turnbull
A collection of poems about a childhood spent in Wisconsin and an adulthood lived there and in West Virginia.
The Low Country Shvitz by Rick Lupert
Rick Lupert's 27th collection and latest travelogue in poems written while wandering through Savannah Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina, and Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina.
https://www.poetrysuperhighway.com/
The Only Proof by Nancy Lubarsky
This is a deeply focused, skillfully crafted collection, powered by attention to detail, rhythmical deftness, and strong sonic impression. These poems do not assume spirituality; rather, they track it through the intensities of everyday life. This book affirms that the “only proof” we need is love.
The Persistence of Memory by Steven Deutsch
Narrative poetry of friends, family and place. Memories of things that might have happened, but never did.
The Power Of Summer! by Waide Riddle
Nine (9) poems about the greatest season in Los Angeles: Summer!
The Southern California lifestyle is like no other.
Sun, fun, bold-bright colors, the beach, friends, love, romance, the best memories, and the air is filled with the best music of yesteryear! Pop Poetry never sounded so sweet.
http://www.amazon.com/author/waideriddle
The Sharp Edges of Water by Angélique Jamail
A book of stories as much as a collection of poems. The characters swerve between the rain-drenched, tree-lined, concrete plains of Houston & the voluptuous, dynamic terrain of Los Angeles. They face multiple realities, and though they’re earnestly grounded, they sometimes swim in the waters of magic realism. Relatable, surreal.
https://www.sapphostorque.com
The Space Carved by the Sharpness of Your Absence by Nancy Murphy
"Pitch perfect and brave in their wisdom" is how Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler describes the poems in Nancy Murphy's debut chapbook published by Gyroscope Press (Dec. 2022). Her subject matter is love, loss and longing, her style is engaging and lyrical.
https://nancymurphywriter.com
The Word for Standing Alone in a Field by J.I. Kleinberg
A collection of short poems about an unlikely protagonist, a scarecrow, whose work is “not crows or corn but sorrows” and the measured exchange and shy longing between the scarecrow and an unnamed speaker. (Bottlecap Press, 2023 – https://bottlecap.press/products/field)
https://chocolateisaverb.wordpress.com/
The Wrest of the Worthwhile: Unselected, Uncollected and New Poems, 1983-2023 by John Burroughs
The Wrest of the Worthwhile: Unselected, Uncollected and New Poems, 1983-2023 by recent U.S. National Beat Poet Laureate John Burroughs is a book 40 years in the making. Over 340 pages! Hundreds of poems, early and new, that did not appear in his Rattle and Numb: Selected and New.
https://linktr.ee/johnburroughs
Traveler in the Sunset Clouds by Lauren Tivey
A full-length collection of poems chronicling the author’s six years of living and traveling around China.
https://laurentivey.wordpress.com/
Trumpets in the Sky by Jerry Garcia
Trumpets in the Sky is a collection of poems that point to the universe while proclaiming the complexities of living on planet earth. These poems are full of astonishment, absurdity, reverence, and social science. Some are surreal, some are staid, all are sincere.
https://linktr.ee/Gnd54
Truth’s Truth: Poetic Portraits by Joe Kleponis
Poems that are portraits of life: summer, baseball, friends, joy, longing, Fleeting glimpses of life and favorite places mostly in free verse.
http://joekleponispoetry.com
Twas Midnight by Judy England-McCarthy
Children's hardcover book of a poem about witches. The wonderful color illustrations found throughout the book have photolike quality. Fun book for the young at heart during the Halloween season.
https://beginwithastory.com/
Uncertain Resident by Tova Hinda Siegel
Poems of life, some autobiographical, some philosophical, all personal.
Upon Waking: 58 voices speaking out from the shadow of abuse by Annette Gagliardi
this is a collection of poems from victims of abuse who have the courage to share experiences, emotions and survival of painful episodes. the sharing is to help heal those who have written and those who will read and for a better understanding of this issue for readers.
https://annette.gagliardi.com
Vigil: The Poetry of Presence by Pamela MacPherson
Poems by a Hospice Volunteer sitting at the bedside of the dying. These are unedited journal entries in which she processes her rich and meaningful experiences.
http://www.vigilpoetry.com
Walking the Labyrinth by Pamela Wax
The poet confronts her own mortality after the death of her parents and the suicide of her brother. These meditative, often spiritual, poems reflect a sense of responsibility to find meaning in the mysteries of life and death and to honor lost loved ones.
Watch the Bird Fly by Catherine MacKenzie
A collection of almost 100 pages of poetry.
"I'm near the end now: perilous on that brittle bough that will crack into the black…"
https://writingwicket.wordpress.com/
Weeping in the Promised Land by Jennifer Lagier
A collection of social commentary and semi-autobiographical poems.
http://jlagier.net
Whispers from Her Deathbed by Catherine Schweig
This book is a posthumous collection of poems I edited for my late friend, Janavi Held, in which we hear her enter into an intimate dialogue with time, nature, pain, and her own mortality, as she withers away from a mysterious chronic illness.
https://www.janaviheld.com
Why DId I Remain In The Garden? by George Wylie
My first book, a collection of topics and forms with a bit of prose. Mostly about gardens and birds and people.
with the lakes by Colin Dardis
Twenty-five poems loosely connected by the theme of water: coastal imagery, the comforting and restorative force of nature, shipbuilding, shipwrecks, calmness, and even an Aztec goddess. (above/ground press, 2022)
http://www.colindardispoet.co.uk/
Workers' Compensation: Poems of Labor and the Working Life by Jannie Dresser
Poems tracking a working life in Central California and the Bay Area, including poems of farm labor, secretarial (i.e., pink collar), and a series inspired by type fonts. Mostly narrative and personal, some with humor, some pathos. Slices of rural and urban life, 1950s-1990s.
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