“Echoes From The Wind” by H.T. Manogue

“Echoes from the Wind,” by H.T. Manogue, is an eclectic but cohesive collection of poetry about the multi-faceted human experience. This poet has put together complex ideas that some of us may think but may not know how to express. Manogue does just that with this brief volume of poetry. … More “Echoes From The Wind” by H.T. Manogue

Storm by Deb Grant

During the ten years I lived in South Florida, I went through many hurricanes. Some just brushed off but others seemed to aim at us. It is no surprise I gravitated to “Storm” by Deb Grant! I was moved, and happy to finally find words to feelings, and experiences I lived through once too many, whether by finding myself in middle of the storm or helping loved ones through the aftermath of a storm. … More Storm by Deb Grant

“The Rummaging of Thoughts” by Suryani

THE RUMMAGING OF THOUGHTSSuryaniLulu Express (2019)ISBN 9780578533407Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (1/2020) “The Rummaging of Thoughts” by Suryani is an unstructured and eclectic collection of the author’s thoughts, just as implied by the title. On every page of this book, readers will find an array of different formats of free verse and other … More “The Rummaging of Thoughts” by Suryani

“Harnessing Darkness: Expressing Mental Illness through Poetry” by Caleb Woods

HARNESSING DARKNESSCaleb WoodsCaleb Woods (2019)ISBN 9780578531465Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (01/2020) What hooked me when I picked up “Harnessing Darkness: Expressing Mental Illness through Poetry” by Caleb Woods was the title. We all have a dark side, but how can you control darkness? Woods presents us with a poetic collection of his thoughts, … More “Harnessing Darkness: Expressing Mental Illness through Poetry” by Caleb Woods

“Teachers Have 9 Lives: An Underground to Surface Exposure” by Hannah Hope

TEACHERS HAVE 9 LIVESHannah HopeOutskirts Press (2019)ISBN 9781977204417Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (12/19) “Teachers Have 9 Lives: An Underground to Surface Exposure” by Hannah Hope is truly unlike anything I’ve ever read before! The author is a teacher who has taught for over 20 years in the inner-cities public school system. Hope started … More “Teachers Have 9 Lives: An Underground to Surface Exposure” by Hannah Hope

“#Snapshot” by Hannah Harris and Marcus Harris

#SNAPSHOTHannah Harris and Marcus HarrisCreateSpace (2018)ISBN 9781984331434Reviewed by Marjorine Castillo for Reader Views (10/19) Hannah and Marcus Harris’ book “#Snapshot” uses poetry to convey personal, social, and political issues American adolescents may be facing in the current social media-driven and political chaotic climate. The themes of the poems vary from topics such as self-esteem, interactions … More “#Snapshot” by Hannah Harris and Marcus Harris

“Poems Mostly of the Sea” by Jenne Kaivo

POEMS MOSTLY OF THE SEAJenne KaivoIndependently Published (2019)ISBN 9781687078186Reviewed By Susan Violante for Reader Views (10/19) I picked up “Poems Mostly of the Sea” by Jenne Kaivo because the cover intrigued me. The title spoke of the sea, but the imagery reflected something different. It wasn’t until I read the introduction that I realized the … More “Poems Mostly of the Sea” by Jenne Kaivo