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  • Family and Friends Along the Way

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    This is my story. About a gay guy born and raised in suburban Toronto. It is about being different and about the struggle to discover and recognize my gayness in a society that shunned and targeted gay youth and men. But it is not just about ...


  • 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 ...


  • Offertories

    Exclamations and Disequilibriums by

    This collection of free-verse poetry travels, along with the author, across her lifetime—from high school through college and graduate school, past marriage, divorce, and the death of a parent, deep into raising children, always finding a new path ...


  • Colours

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    Seven colours—beige, yellow, teal, purple, blue, red, and grey—brighten the composition of a young man’s life, and characterize its various phases. In COLOURS, “the conflict is romantic,” “the brain is endless,” and “love is alive.” Playful, quirky, ...


  • Our Heritage

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    Our Heritage is a gesture towards home. The stories and poems in this collection are little slices of life, explorations of family, labour, illness, spirituality, war, and environmentalism, featuring coastal landscapes and a meteorologist’s ...


  • Omertà

    A Mafia Family by

    In a Mafia crime family, loyalty is everything, and snitches get stitches. Omertà is a code of silence; keeping it means protection, but the danger is real and unpredictable. This collection of heartfelt poems takes a deep dive into how growing up ...


  • Treasure of Pearls

    Celebrating Life Lived, in Poetry by

    This collection of poems and illustrations celebrates the vision-widening joys of travel and multiculturalism while bringing to light the urgent need for tolerance, love, compassion, and respect for the old, young, and vulnerable. Author Selwyn ...


  • Owl in a Towel

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    What’s so special about a towel, you ask?! Meet Owl: a genderless, preschool-aged bird from an interspecies family with a flair for multi-functional fabric! As the young owlet shows us how to think ‘beyond the bath’, one would incorrectly assume ...


  • Rhymes for a Reason

    The Power of People, Positivity, and Playfulness by

    No matter our age, the world changes and challenges us every day. Life is a voyage of discovery; we learn as we go. As love grows in our hearts, we see the ironies and the coincidences, the struggles and the pitfalls, and we also see the silver ...