Introducing Elwood Gene-Mishmah, author of Syncopated Love Dreams

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Elwood Gene-Mishmah is a retired educator and administrator who now spends his time writing, publishing, and traveling. Syncopated Love Dreams is his sixteenth self-published book. Currently, he resides in Palm Coast, Florida.

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Every dream is a mirror of self-reflection. Syncopated Love Dreams is a conglomeration of poems and poetic writing centered around themes of inspiration, growing up in a racially divided nation, family relationships, a hearty determination to be successful in life, and the impact of dreams upon growth and self-development. Woven throughout this lyrical work is love as a thematic reminder to help us to always maintain a sense of harmony, balance, respect, and oneness in the spirit of togetherness.

Introducing Marco Martin, author of Poetic License: Freedom is to be a Storyteller

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Storyteller I want to be a storyteller, people dream about. I want to be one, people are inspired to be. I want to tell witty and funny stories, which makes them giggle and fart. I want to tell stories so good they’ll make a person slap their mother and ask for more. I want to write the kind of story that’ll make the world stand up and take notice. I want the kind of story that’ll make a person cry, ball up into the fetal position, stomach in knots and ask for forgiveness. I want to be a storyteller. I want to tell stories.

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Numerology One thing I want is Two have peace. Three sides of the truth. What’s the lie be-Four me? My Five fingers want to slap reality, as my Six sense tells me, “Be cool.” Every Seven minutes, I have Eight regrets, as I survive in this Nine by Ten world.

Introducing Rizalina Ramos-Talag, author of Following No. 45

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Rizalina Ramos Talag hails from Del Monte, Bukidnon (in Mindanao, Philippines). Lynn completed her office administration training at Gregg Business College, was enrolled in the school for Liberal Arts at the University of the East, and received her Accounting and Finance degree from the Far Eastern University. She attended accounting classes at the Golden Gate University in California and various short courses at Foothill College. She co-authored a book of poems, Embers, published in 1966, and was a part of an editorial panel in a national magazine, contributing short stories, commentaries, and poems. Lynn came to the U.S. with her family in 1972. She has three grandchildren and is also the author of Every Child Is A Poet, a collection of poems written as a grandparent.

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Today’s political scene dictates that we pay close attention to the goings-on around the seat of government, where we find that no two minds can agree on anything. The huge political divide in the United States is glaring, and the media account for most of this divide. Sometimes we don’t know which version of the news, or lack of coverage thereof, we can count on as accurate. We have to follow the source. President Trump has succeeded in bringing unity and strength to our nation, and he is looked up to as the anointed one-yet he was set up to play the villain from the day he was chosen by the people. With the cast of characters surrounding the “search for an impeachable crime” insisting the accomplished task was done by the book and finding nothing in Mr. Mueller’s lengthy quest to connect anyone to a crime, we, the people, need to move on and allow the new sheriff to do his job!

Introducing Kelly Inviere, author of Where the Light Shines Through: A Memoir in Poetry

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Kelly Inviere is a poet, author, and artist living in the greater Washington, D.C. area with her wife and two cats. Having experienced a range of life’s highest highs and lowest lows, Kelly wanted to use her creativity as an outlet to find healing and catharsis, sharing her story with the world in hopes of offering the same to her readers.

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“This is my story, So turn the page, If you dare, If you care to know, Who’s really there…” In Where the Light Shines Through, Kelly Inviere takes a new approach to telling her story: A Memoir in Poetry. She wanted to portray the human condition in a way that was relatable, while showing that there is joy in sorrow and sorrow in joy. Like light and darkness, one cannot exist without the other. The message of this book is one of rebirth and inspiration. Kelly invites you to join her as she explores the topics of life that unite us, from the pain of loss to the hope found in love.

Introducing Sean Juan, author of Let Somebody Love Me

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Sean Juan has written a collective number of diverse poems for over 25 years. His poetry shares his experiences on life, touching all the methods of perception. Sean has worked in the hospitality field as a chef and dietary manager. He is married with five children and currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee.

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My Worship, My Woman, My World. This emotionally charged collection of poems is written from a captivating perspective that reflects on a multitude of topics-things that have been witnessed and felt in the heart of a man who has lived, loved, and lost. These poems are passionate and descriptive, sharing a love for women, God, and new views of the world. Embark on a journey of Love, Trust, Understanding, Respect, Loyalty, Joy, Pain, Deception, Deceit, Self-Love, Transformation, Worship, Praise, Faith and Belief. Allow the words to speak as if they were written just for you. You’ll find yourself smiling, laughing, and maybe even shedding a tear. After all, at some point in our lives, we’ve all said, “Let Somebody Love Me!”

The Fate of Our States is Great: 101 Poems on American History

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Bill Jordan is a sales manager by trade. He wrote for many publications during his time in college and still contributes to some websites. His first novel, Second Chance at Love, was published in 2018 by Outskirts Press and can be purchased online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Just a kid from Akron, OH, he lives, works, and writes in Ellicottville, NY with his wife and pets. He can be reached by email at billjordaniv@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @billjordan4.

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Rhyme your way through time with this entertaining collection of poems on American history. Immerse yourself in a unique journey through United States history. With sections covering significant events, important people and the presidents, this collection is guaranteed to bring you back to history class and help prepare you to win the fight during trivia night as you rhyme your way through time.

Introducing Leonard Gorski, author of At the Gates of Meditation: Selected Poems

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Leonard Górski was born in Krasnystaw, Poland. After graduating from high school, he completed his basic military service and studied Polish Philology at the Faculty of Humanities of the Catholic University of Lublin, where he obtained a master’s degree. He worked at the Department of Religious Literature at the Catholic University of Lublin and cooperated with the Editorial Office of KUL Publishers. In 1983–86, he was a teacher in an elementary school in Stanków, Poland and in 1986, he went to Italy. Through the refugee camp in Latina near Rome, he was able to get to the United States. He currently lives in New York. Mr. Górski has published poems in the Poezja monthly, Ekspresje, Nestor and in several other magazines.

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In this captivating collection of poetry, Leonard Górski contemplates his life—and life in general, offering poems that evoke images and memories and awaken emotions within its readers.
Psychographography
Sketch five-second portraits I wanted
Faces that the palm spontaneously draws,
Either those dream women or friendly men
Without jealousy or other faults.
I came up with a lack of deadline of a
New field which I have called
Psychographography
And that’s how I sketch drawings ineptly,
Without the master’s hand,
To save a little bit of
This, the beauty which surround us.
And scrape a few words
To save from oblivion.

Introducing Kyle Banta, author of Intricate Illusions

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Following in the entrepreneurial footsteps of my parents, I decided to start my own business. I brought my concierge services to Naples, Florida, from Delaware County, Pennsylvania, after one too many grueling winters. (Kyle’s Concierge Service/www.kylescservices.com)

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The subtlety of life’s joys, loves and sorrows are captured in Intricate Illusions, the debut poetry collection from Kyle Banta. Using both plain and imaginative speech, readers are encouraged to look inward to discover their own vulnerability, spiritual natural and childlike wonder. Touching on subjects like first love, lost love, individuality and the passing of time, each poem captures the fleeting moments we all experience and which stick with us, shaping us into the people we become. This book of poetry represents my first published work. (kylebantawriter89@gmail.com)

Introducing James A. Hunter, author of Soft And Gentle 6 — A Remembered Prose

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James A. Hunter is the youngest of eleven children and grew up on a farm near the rural, small town of Metamora, Indiana. His parents started their life together about the time of the Great Depression, so their values and principles were a reflection of those hard times. They passed on their values to their children, and most of them patterned their life after those values. We were raised under old-school discipline, which seemed hard at the time; however, it has served us well throughout our lives. We were also raised on hard work, but we were clever and innovative enough to find time for hard play as well. That same family farm where we were raised still survives nearly a hundred years after Jim’s grandparents came from Kentucky and settled there. His love for the land has led to him owning part of that farm for 46 years and still counting. In addition, he owned much of the valley surrounding it for quite some time. Growing up and living with nature in that valley has provided the backdrop and inspiration for much of his writing.

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Soft and gentle sounds a little sissified, but all of us should yearn for a life filled with both. We are living in an electronic world which has speeded up our lives considerably. Gone are the days when families interact with conversation that is void of interruptions. Settling into daily routines and keeping pace with the children’s activities can be very stressful. Nature visits are beginning to be considered good therapy for children who have known nothing other than city and suburban life. That works for adults as well as it does for children. If one becomes friends with nature, that could very well be the best friend that they will ever have. Realistically, the best that most can ever expect in today’s busy world is to read about life simplified. This heartfelt collection of prose will mellow the heart as it explores life, love, beauty, nature, happiness, hardships, dreams, and nostalgic memories. Take a break from a hectic schedule and enjoy these observations which uniquely capture the soft and gentle aspects of life.

Introducing Gail Banter, author of The Cloistered Oyster and Other Poems

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Israeli-born Gail Banter came to the USA via Canada, where she raised a family, taught, was a public speaker, and graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Now a resident of Lauderhill, Florida, she much prefers the endless summers to the ice-glazed Canadian winters. The Cloistered Oyster and Other Poems is her debut poetry collage.

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Dive into a unique collection of poems and vignettes with The Cloistered Oyster and Other Poems. Some poems are controversial, unorthodox-even taboo-while others are tender love poems, both breakups and makeups, or quirky observations of the otherwise mundane. Laced with wit, humor, and good intentions, this delectable collection makes a perfect gift for someone special-or simply indulge for your own pleasure!