In a landscape where poetry and prose are increasingly anguished and unstable, Rhythmic Reveries of a Ruminating Mind’ is a veritable oasis.
Her verse is raw and unadulterated, often relayed in a tumble of conflicting thoughts as she negotiates desire and regret in their intertwined juxtaposition and seeks meaning in the emotions and actions of others.
Divided into the topics of ‘Pandemic’, ‘Injustice’, ‘Courage’, ‘Love and ‘Hope’ Schneider does each one justice in an explorative journey into each. The variety ensures there is something to read for each mood and meditation.
‘Some Good Writ’ does not shy away from difficult conversations. Indeed, as the title suggests, the frailty of human life is expressed eloquently in pieces detailing cancer, euthanasia, age and sanity.
Clementakuo- Ehohnzi weaves historical culture, hardship and tradition throughout his verse, creating an astoundingly beautiful picture of human kindness and decency juxtaposed with a darker side of human nature.
Ololade Ejembibia’s relatable and wise poetry makes for an interesting and thought-provoking read. Added to this, the timbre and resonance of her words form verse which is quite simply a joy to read.
Greg Wyss opens the door into his weird and wonderful mind where nothing is taboo. If you are looking for the naked truth about love, lust, religion and politics, this anthology is for you. Although penned in the 70’s and reflective of its idiosyncrasies, these poems are timeless in their accuracy and perceptions of human nature, delving deep into the psyche of the brash and the desperate.
In ‘Desert Angels’ you will find a thought provoking and inspiring book, who’s content belies its length. Despite offering a mere 70 odd pages, author Lyman Ditson crams every paragraph with challenging perspective, propelling the reader headfirst into deep thinking and self-reflection.
Following on from his excellent poetry collection ‘Situationship’ which was recognised by the 2020 North Street Book Prize, Osamase Ekhator offers us ‘I Am You’, an anthology of works dissecting love, religion and social injustice.
Stark Hunter demonstrates anti-poetry with a twist in his new Opus ‘The Pink Oleanders’, which features the life story of the Moore family, spanning 3 generations and 35+ years. With reflective vignettes of somewhat ordinary scenarios brought to life and given flavour by Stark’s individual approach to prose. Each vignette is divided into snapshots of memory, creating a stand-alone insight into life against the background of the ‘Hoover Street House’.