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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Book description…

“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 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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Book description…

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 Calvin Doucet, author of Legacy of Wisdom through Poetry

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Calvin Doucet was born in Port Arthur, Texas, the youngest among five other siblings. After graduating from Lincoln High School, he attended Prairie View A&M University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. As a Professional Engineer, he worked in the Electric Power Industry for more than three decades. During his engineering career, he touched the lives of others by serving on city boards, coaching, mentoring, or just advocating for the right cause. Faced with adversity, the Author leaves engineering which provides an opportunity to fulfill his dream of writing a book. The Author dedicates this book to his mother, son, and six grandchildren.

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Legacy of Wisdom through Poetry, thirty-one thought-provoking poems within five chapters: Motivation, Love, Life Experiences, Reality, and Inspiration. In this book, the author candidly shares personal experiences in his own unique way. The author utilizes his strengths such as coaching, mentoring, community service, soft skills and engineering background. All of these strengths with the exception of engineering background help the author transmit feelings regarding past experiences and events through poetry. The author’s engineering background helps provide a logical and chronological order of details and events. From the love demonstrated by his mother, the Author is inspired to write “Mother’s Love,” the last poem in the book. From his senior year in High School, the Author shares a valuable lesson learned from his varsity basketball coach in the poem, “Don’t Quit.” From coaching boy’s basketball for more than a decade, the Author tells a story about how a player gives love back to the coach in the poem, “Who’s Taking Care of Coach.” Turning a negative to positive, the Author candidly shares how his adversity provided for a better relationship with his son and grandchildren in the poem, “Adversity Can Bring Joy.” There are twenty-seven more poems with a variety of information that can help instill values in you and your loved ones. There are poems for the entire family, all within one book. This book is excellent for family readings or bedtime stories. This book will provide a legacy of wisdom to enrich your life. Legacy of Wisdom through Poetry is the perfect gift for any occasion.