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  • Skunk in the Wilderness

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    I believe in God when I see a dandelion pressing through the rupture in the pavement. A tiny golden sun forcing its way through the darkness, hell-bent on growing. Recognizing the sacred in the everyday, protecting an ailing earth, opening to ...


  • A Life Untrusted

    Poetry by Ken Hryciuk c.1981 by

    The words within this book of poetry were written during a special period of my life during the early 1980's, a time when I built, and also messed up, relationships with a lot of good people. The words were typed out on an old Underwood typewriter ...


  • From Light to Dark

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    I remember walking slowly and growing tired easily. Those were the earliest signs that something was wrong. The answers came years later when I was diagnosed with a life threatening illness and to break my heart even more, so was my sister. This ...


  • For One Who Chose to Die

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    For One Who Chose to Die interrogates the most fundamental question of existence: what is life’s purpose? Written by Kevin O’Keefe in the 1970s and 80s, these poems explore feelings about change and death, love and loss, beauty and pain, and grief ...


  • The Silent Voice of Grief

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    The Silent Voice of Grief is a collection of free verse poetry and prose that chronicles the spiritual journey of grief and sorrow after the death of a loved one. The poems were written during a two-year span after the death of the author’s son, as ...


  • Unrequited Expressions

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    Unrequited Expressions is a collection of poetry that deals with a wide variety of social and personal issues, from race, mental health, love, loss, family, and so on. The main idea showcases what it is like to be black in America. Young deals with ...


  • NEWBORN and other poems

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    So here’s a simple wakeful dream: That words will come into my head Pass through my fingers Dance on the page Have grace and rhythm Make sense and reason And when someone reads them, make her think, “Ah yes, that’s how it is.” These lines, from ...


  • A Melancholy Whirlwind Romance

    Movement as Poetry by

    Serving as a poetic score to the movement of life, A Melancholy Whirlwind Romance: Movement as Poetry is a poignant collection borne from the deepest depths of the human heart and the highest heights of the human ego. In these tender yet fierce ...


  • A Soldier's Book of Poems

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    Having been medically released from the Canadian Armed Forces after 33 years of service, I found myself dealing with the realities of no longer being able to work, a continually deteriorating state of health, and a significant amount of time on my ...


  • Supernova

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    Supernova is Ris V. Rose's first poetry collection, and was written between the ages of 16 and 18 about how a special kind of love can spread like sunlight into all the craters in our lives, just to lead to the destructive kind of heartbreak that ...