by Elijah Pearson
Spoken word with sweetness of spirit and honesty of soul characteristic of a true southern gentleman who has made the streets of Pennsylvania equally his domain. From memory reflections and touching family tributes to passionate calls to cultural empowerment and spiritual reflection, this collection is a look into the heart of of a Black man. CHAPBOOK.
At only 18-year-old, Elijah Pearson has created a profound collection of spoken word inspired writing that is as rich as raw. Elijah bravely chronicles how a childhood of abuse led to a suicidal struggle with depression, anxiety and a desperate search for love, connection and meaning. You will feel you know Elijah by the end of his book and you will never, ever forget meeting him. CHAPBOOK (out of print). A WordCandy Collection!
Charming word play and powerful emotion from dual perspectives. This book in TWO voices also features several high gloss, full color reproductions of original paintings by both authors; Crystal Charisse & Lori Rosengrant. FULL LENGTH COLLECTION.
Sassy and readable, spoken word inspired collection of poetry by Carla Christopher. FULL LENGTH COLLECTION.
PoemSugar Press & WordCandy Books.
Deeply personal abstract art in poetic form. Also features delicate reproductions of original sketches also by SuNn. CHAPBOOK (out of print).
Dealing with sexuality, depression, relationships and identity and paired with photographs by creative young visionary, Jensen, "I'm A Wanderer, Not A Runaway" is a genuine and lyrical journey you don't want to miss. CHAPBOOK. A WordCandy Collection!
Spoken word inspired poetry authored by Gary Miller aka The G Mill, 'Here Comes the Son' is an unexpected series of perspectives integrating the wisdom of multiple paths. Also featuring collaborative pieces with top-of-the-line guest poets and featuring full color photos, 'Here Comes the Son' is the manifesto of an urban street preacher spitting the gospel of poetry that you NEED to read. FULL LENGTH COLLECTION.
This collection represents the best of Jim Mills' satirical, charmingly humorous and darkly honest poetry. Written over the course of more than 30 years, Jim is a rare voice of the LGBT experience of a Pennsylvania man during the time of greatest transition our country has ever known. FULL LENGTH COLLECTION.
Low-Fat Love Poems
by Missi McLaren Ritter
Write your own ending...but in the mean time enjoy this pocket size power punch of poetic musings from the queen of the dark and twisted love poem pen of York-based poetess and event host, Missi McLaren Ritter. Each cover is uniquely hand painted and each pocket sized book is filled with poems not just about love, but whatever makes you feel the love that keeps you alive. CHAPBOOK (limited edition, available by request only).
Slam inspired meter meets esoteric metaphor, 40 page chapbook length collection of original poetry showing the trance-y evolution of Rich's writing from a childhood in New York to a passionate tour around the country and from a child relating to parents who would pass away to a man finally finding love. CHAPBOOK.
by Joslin Kearse
A tender and honestly written, full length collection of poetry by York, PA based author, J. Love Kearse. Strongly influenced by her staunch religious upbringing, Kearse explores homosexuality, hypocricy and the church from the angle of someone who still loves and has a passionate and personal relationship with God. Frequently sensual, boldly urban and passionately powerful, Joslin is honest about her own trips and failings on the road she is "passing bi" but the journey is one you will find inspiring and delightfully enjoyable, no matter your age, race of sexuality. FULL LENGTH COLLECTION (out of print).
40 page collection of poetry by crafted wordsmith, T.J. Gagliardi. Through the use of boldly combined traditional forms and free verse, American trucker and poet Gagliardi tells the story of his journey into, through, and out of severe clinical depression. Told from a unique perspective, TJ's story isboth inspiring and intellectually stimulating. CHAPBOOK.
Inspired by the tarot card, The Tower, Dustin's collection translates the rapid-fire spoken word of one of central Pennsylvania's most award winning and well loved slam/spoken word artists to the page. The voice of a modern day shaman with a lyrical chanting quality, Dustin explores - with brutal honesty and heart-wrenching vulnerability - rebuilding in the aftermath "after the hour The Tower has come crumbling down". FULL LENGTH COLLECTION.
The gentle, nature spirit of Jessica's positive nature tangles and beautifully battles with the darkness in both society, and in the author. Jessica's slam style, rapid-fire spoken word dances with both strength and magic across the page with power, femininity and raw honesty. Even those who are not traditionally poetry fans with feel, rage and cheer Jessica's emotional journey. FULL LENGTH COLLECTION.
Featuring powerful poetry by the voices "big media" might miss, PoemSugar preserves the stories of modern day griots. WordCandy is the same nuanced and emotional-punch packing poetry, written by poets under the age of 25.
"The reason that I can’t stay doesn’t have a thing to do with being in love. The reason I can’t stay has nothing to do with anger. I can’t stay because reasoning won’t allow me to. My heart can no longer take being beaten with words repeated to break me down, to tear me up, to make me less than who I am meant to be." FULL LENGTH COLLECTION.
Dalin's poetry captures moments, retains the personal, even the intimate, while still offering a darkly fascinating snapshot of contemporary life in the heartland of our country. His poetry frankly takes on romance, politics, mental illness, substance abuse and the tangles of the modern family with beautifully raw honesty. FULL LENGTH COLLECTION
"Ink and paper became my friends as the thoughts of my heart began to unfold. As God inspired me to write and motivated me to recite." Michael Allen was born and raised on the south side of Englewood Chicago. He became interested in poetry in his early teen years. He currently is a revolutionary activist. You can follow Michael on Twitter: @authmallen
This collection is a tribute to the freedom that can be found by living one’s life in a way that is true to yourself and coming to terms with the duality that many in the LGBQT community find themselves living with. FULL LENGTH COLLECTION
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A native of Washington, DC, Stormy has been writing creatively since the age of twelve. Inspirational speaker and a woman of God she desires to do His will and share the talents she has been blessed with.Contact Stromy at www.facebook.com/authorstormyscott
*Grown and sexy. *
This collection delves into the more mature side of romance.
Enjoy these poems on the thought-provoking topics of love, sex, sensuality and passion. FULL LENGTH COLLECTION
Shannon High is a published writer, mixed media artist and photographer from Southern New Jersey, where she was awarded local and state recognition for creative writing. After attending college, her journalism studies led her to write professionally for the Guam Tribune in 1991 adding a series of front page stories to her resume. Shannon has also contributed illustration and photography to a published NJ author and currently has a membership with York Art Association and artwork displayed throughout York City.
Soala Idasetima is a Spoken Word artist and poet from York, PA. He is often seen performing at multiple open mic venues around South Central Pennsylvania. In 2015, he got 3rd place in York College of Pennsylvania’s annual Bob Hoffman Contest in the Poetry category. He is currently enrolled at York College of Pennsylvania, working towards a B.A. in Professional Writing.
first started her career modeling before finding her words. Once she started writing and performing at local open mics it did not take long before her shaky voice and strong words silenced crowded bars. On March 5th, 2016 Olive quit drinking, and her work soon took a leap into the dark side. Lurking in Dark Corners is a collection of poems that were written.
Terri Angela Durden is a Poet, a Playwright, and a Photographer. She is a lover of life with an entrepreneur spirit! She is mother of four, grandmother, community activist, and mentor to anyone needing guidance. “I strive daily to be the best that I can be…so that I can help you to be the best that you can be.”
"In Clouds Before Fire and Smoke Before Rain, Winde! Washington-Nnochirionye confronts a variety of subject matters that are not only difficult but very necessary in our current social climate. Winde! engages us with sensitive topics such as love, death, spirituality, and self-awareness with transparency and candor." Ms. GG, Author of Saving the Whole Child
"Winde! Washington- Nnochirionye taps her pen to heart, rendering verse that vibrates with a fierce vulnerability."Glenis Redmond, Author of What My Hand Say