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Pillow Thoughts
by Courtney Peppernell

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

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<i>Pillow Thoughts</i> is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love, and raw emotions. It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.
Night Sky with Exit Wounds
by Ocean Vuong

Language

English

Pages

70

Publication Date

May 23, 2016

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<div><p><B>Winner of the 2016 Whiting Award</p><p>One of <I>Publishers Weekly</I>'s "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2016"</p><p></B><p><B>One of Lit Hub's "10 must-read poetry collections for April"</B></p><p>“Reading Vuong is like watching a fish move: he manages the varied currents of English with muscled intuition. His poems are by turns graceful and wonderstruck. His lines are both long and short, his pose narrative and lyric, his diction formal and insouciant. From the outside, Vuong has fashioned a poetry of inclusion.”—<I>The New Yorker</I></p><p><I>"Night Sky with Exit Wounds</I> establishes Vuong as a fierce new talent to be reckoned with...This book is a masterpiece that captures, with elegance, the raw sorrows and joys of human existence."—<I>Buzzfeed</I>'s "Most Exciting New Books of 2016"</p><p><p>"This original, sprightly wordsmith of tumbling pulsing phrases pushes poetry to a new level...A stunning introduction to a young poet who writes with both assurance and vulnerability. Visceral, tender and lyrical, fleet and agile, these poems unflinchingly face the legacies of violence and cultural displacement but they also assume a position of wonder before the world.”—2016 Whiting Award citation</p><p>"<I>Night Sky with Exit Wounds</I> is the kind of book that soon becomes worn with love. You will want to crease every page to come back to it, to underline every other line because each word resonates with power."—<I>LitHub</I></p><p>"Vuong’s powerful voice explores passion, violence, history, identity—all with a tremendous humanity."—<I>Slate</I><p>“In his impressive debut collection, Vuong, a 2014 Ruth Lilly fellow, writes beauty into—and culls from—individual, familial, and historical traumas. Vuong exists as both observer and observed throughout the book as he explores deeply personal themes such as poverty, depression, queer sexuality, domestic abuse, and the various forms of violence inflicted on his family during the Vietnam War. Poems float and strike in equal measure as the poet strives to transform pain into clarity. Managing this balance becomes the crux of the collection, as when he writes, ‘Your father is only your father/ until one of you forgets. Like how the spine/ won’t remember its wings/ no matter how many times our knees/ kiss the pavement.’”—<I>Publishers Weekly</I></p><p>"What a treasure [Ocean Vuong] is to us. What a perfume he's crushed and rendered of his heart and soul. What a gift this book is."—Li-Young Lee</p></p><p><B>Torso of Air</B></p><p><I>Suppose you do change your life.<BR>& the body is more than</I></p><p><I>a portion of night—sealed<BR>with bruises. Suppose you woke</I></p><p><I>& found your shadow replaced<BR>by a black wolf. The boy, beautiful </I></p><p><I>& gone. So you take the knife to the wall<BR>instead. You carve & carve</I></p><p><I>until a coin of light appears<BR>& you get to look in, at last,</I></p><p><I>on happiness. The eye<BR>staring back from the other side—</I></p><p><I>waiting.</I></p><p>Born in Saigon, Vietnam, <B>Ocean Vuong </B>attended Brooklyn College. He is the author of two chapbooks as well as a full-length collection, <I>Night Sky with Exit Wounds</I>. A 2014 Ruth Lilly Fellow and winner of the 2016 Whiting Award, Ocean Vuong lives in New York City, New York.</p><BR></div>
Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart
by Courtney Peppernell

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

August 07, 2018

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<DIV>Peppernell understands that healing is a process, and <I>Pillow Thoughts II</I> eloquently captures the time and experience that one goes through on their journey to peace through restoration. <BR /><BR />A collection of inspirational and comforting poems for anyone who is mending from a broken heart.</DIV>
Pillow Thoughts III: Mending the Mind
by Courtney Peppernell

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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A beautifully raw and poignant collection of poetry and prose, <i>Pillow Thoughts III </i>continues the series from poet Courtney Peppernell<i>.</i> Fix yourself a warm drink and settle into Peppernell's words as she pens a tribute to her readers who are bravely continuing their journey from hurt to healing. 
If My Body Could Speak
by Blythe Baird

Language

English

Pages

104

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<b>Blythe Baird's <I>If My Body Could Speak</I> is a celebration of girlhood and all of its struggles and triumphs. </b><br /><br />In poems that dig deep into sexuality, acceptance of the body, survival of trauma, and learning to love yourself in spite of everything telling you not to, Baird's voice is a rich addition to her generation. Searing, soaring, and heartbreaking, <I>If My Body Could Speak</I> balances the softness of femininity with the sharpness that girls are forced to become.<br /><br />Includes poems such as "Girl Code 101", "When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny", and "Pocket-Sized Feminism" that have been watched by millions online.
Hidden Voice Publishing Anthology: Volume 1
by Hidden Voice Publishing

Language

English

Pages

94

Publication Date

August 15, 2019

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The name ‘Hidden Voice Publishing’ reflects the essential need to make our collective stories and voices heard and that is what we hope to do with this publication. In this world, there are dominant voices that always seem to speak the loudest. These voices are homogenous, and they often control the narratives in which we are all framed. Within in the pages of this collection, you will instead find Hidden Voices that also believe that they have something to say. These are the voices that no longer wish to be invisible and the voices that demand to be noticed. The world in 2019 can be a bleak place and many of us often feel unseen and unheard. Take the stories in these pages to your heart; stand with us to fight for our freedoms and celebrate our differences. Other titles on Hidden Voice Publishing Include:I KNOW WHY THE GAY MAN DANCES JOEL SADLER-PUCKERINGINKY BLACK WOMANMINA AIDOOFERAL ANIMALSJOEL SADLER-PUCKERINGWHEN WOMEN FLYSARAH PRITCHARD
How to Love a Country: Poems
by Richard Blanco

Language

English

Pages

110

Publication Date

March 26, 2019

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<b>A new collection from the renowned inaugural poet exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, in accessible and emotive verses</b><br /><br />As presidential inaugural poet, memoirist, public speaker, educator, and advocate, Richard Blanco has crisscrossed the nation inviting communities to connect to the heart of human experience and our shared identity as a country. In this new collection of poems, his first in over seven years, Blanco continues to invite a conversation with all Americans. Through an oracular yet intimate and accessible voice, he addresses the complexities and contradictions of our nationhood and the unresolved sociopolitical matters that affect us all.<br /><br />The poems form a mosaic of seemingly varied topics: the Pulse Nightclub massacre; an unexpected encounter on a visit to Cuba; the forced exile of 8,500 Navajos in 1868; a lynching in Alabama; the arrival of a young Chinese woman at Angel Island in 1938; the incarceration of a gifted writer; and the poet’s abiding love for his partner, who he is finally allowed to wed as a gay man. But despite each poem’s unique concern or occasion, all are fundamentally struggling with the overwhelming question of how to love this country.<br /><br />Seeking answers, Blanco digs deep into the very marrow of our nation through poems that interrogate our past and present, grieve our injustices, and note our flaws, but also remember to celebrate our ideals and cling to our hopes. In the landmark poem “American Wandersong,” which forms the center of the book, the poet reveals himself to readers in a disarming and kinetic sequence of stanzas, striving to find his place amid the physical and emotional landscapes of our country.<br /><br />Through this groundbreaking volume, Blanco unravels the very fabric of the American narrative and pursues a resolution to the inherent contradiction of our nation’s psyche and mandate: <i>e pluribus unum</i> (out of many, one). Charged with the utopian idea that no single narrative is more important than another, this book asserts that America could and ought someday to be a country where all narratives converge into one, a country we can all be proud to love and where we can all truly thrive.
Lord of the Butterflies
by Andrea Gibson

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

November 27, 2018

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Andrea Gibson’s latest collection is a masterful showcase from the poet whose writing and performances have captured the hearts of millions. With artful and nuanced looks at gender, romance, loss, and family, Lord of the Butterflies is a new peak in Gibson’s career. Each emotion here is deft and delicate, resting inside of imagery heavy enough to sink the heart, while giving the body wings to soar.
The Tradition
by Jericho Brown

Language

English

Pages

83

Publication Date

June 18, 2019

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"By some literary magic—no, it's precision, and honesty—Brown manages to bestow upon even the most public of subjects the most intimate and personal stakes."—Craig Morgan Teicher, “I Reject Walls: NPR 2019 Poetry Preview” “A relentless dismantling of identity, a difficult jewel of a poem.“—Rita Dove, in her introduction to Jericho Brown’s “Dark” (featured in the <i>New York Times Magazine</i> in January 2019) “Winner of a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Brown's hard-won lyricism finds fire (and idyll) in the intersection of politics and love for queer Black men.”—<i>O, The Oprah Magazine</i> Featured in NPR’s “I Reject Walls”: A 2019 Poetry Preview” Named a Lit Hub “Most Anticipated Book of 2019” One of Buzzfeed’s “66 Books Coming in 2019 You’ll Want to Keep Your Eyes On” <i>The Rumpus</i> poetry pick for “What to Read When 2019 is Just Around the Corner” One of Book Riot’s “50 Must-Read Poetry Collections of 2019” Jericho Brown’s daring new book <em>The Tradition</em> details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown’s poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie? Brown makes mythical pastorals to question the terrors to which we’ve become accustomed, and to celebrate how we survive. Poems of fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma are propelled into stunning clarity by Brown’s mastery, and his invention of the duplex—a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues—is testament to his formal skill. <em>The Tradition</em> is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while reveling in a celebration of contradiction.
Of raisins and lovers romantic poetry collection
by Alexzandria Samonte

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

December 13, 2013

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Love may not always be perfect as it seems, the illusions of daydreaming and fantasies along the boulevard of seemless fairytales. <br /><br />Mistakes, anguish and betrayal will always be present along the process of molding it, but it’s through them I learned the strength of love and bonding doesn’t have to be as sweet as a cotton candy. <br /><br />Love would always prevail as long as it real and genuine. Nobody is perfect and so as my Father, but I’ve seen them made it through the storm and rain under the umbrella of tears of my Mother during their marriage strife. <br /><br />Still... You can only see life’s perfection when you learn to accept it’s own imperfection.

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