“Runs of Life” by Ernest Dempsey

RUNS OF LIFE Ernest DempseyModern History Press (2019)ISBN 9781615994397Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (6/19) I’m not a super runner, in fact currently, I need a cane to walk. However, running became such a big part of my daughter’s recuperation from a 20-foot fall, that I was eager to read, “Runs of Life” by... Continue Reading →

“Through It All, I’m Going to Make It, A Collection of Poetry” by Patrice D. Wilkerson

THROUGH IT ALL, I’M GOING TO MAKE IT, A COLLECTION OF POETRYPatrice D. WilkersonCreateSpace (2018)ISBN 9781729638255Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (03/19) I love poetry, especially the type that focuses on real life challenges and beauty. I picked up “Through It All, I’m Going to Make It, A Collection of Poetry” by Patrice D.... Continue Reading →

“Extinction” by Geza Tatrallyay

Extinction Geza TatrallyayPRA Publishing (2019)ISBN 9781941416181Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (02/19) “Extinction” by Geza Tatrallyay is a collection of poems and haikus inspired by our relationship with our planet and nature. Within the collection the author paints a gloomy and realistic picture of how mankind has mistreated the planet, and what is in... Continue Reading →

“Poems of Love, from My Heart To Yours” by Kerry C. Irons

POEMS OF LOVE, FROM MY HEART TO YOURS Kerry C. Irons Outskirts Press (2018) ISBN 9781478795582 Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (01/19) “Poems of Love, from My Heart To Yours” by Kerry C. Irons is a collection of poems about love all from the author’s life and heart. This collection is in a... Continue Reading →

“A Dime is a Sign” by Sherrill S. Cannon

A DIME IS A SIGN Sherrill S. Cannon Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. (2018) ISBN 9781949483208 Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (11/18) “A Dime is a Sign” by Sherrill S. Cannon is another keeper! The book is a collection of eclectic poetry formats all focusing on putting ‘Feelings Into Words’ as noted... Continue Reading →

“Vice and Virtue” by Paul Kloschinsky

VICE AND VIRTUE Paul Kloschinsky CreateSpace (2018) ISBN 9781516838707 Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (10/18) “Vice and Virtue” by Paul Kloschinsky is a poetry book nothing like I have read before. The book’s subtitle is “A Poetic Celebration of Fun,” which made me think it was a book of light poems. However, I... Continue Reading →

“The Hour Wasp” by Jay Sheets

THE HOUR WASP Jay Sheets April Gloaming Publishing (2017) ISBN 9780988206137 Reviewed by Skyler Boudreau for Reader Views (6/18) “The Hour Wasp” is a collection of forty-three different poems by Jay Sheets, accompanied by illustrations from Robyn Leigh Lear. Sheets focuses on painting rich, dark imagery with gorgeous phrasing. With lines like “horsemen who hold / our... Continue Reading →

“Permeable Divide” by Ellen Rachlin

PERMEABLE DIVIDE Ellen Rachlin Antrim House (2017) ISBN 9781943826278 Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (3/18) “Permeable Divide” by Ellen Rachlin called my attention by the cover first. I loved the artwork, and the title of this poetry collection was intriguing to me. I expected pages filled with rhyme, and melody as the words played between... Continue Reading →

“A Penny for Your Thoughts” by Sherrill S. Cannon

A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS Sherrill S. Cannon Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. (2017) ISBN 9781946540560 Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (01/18) “A Penny for Your Thoughts” by Sherrill S. Cannon is a compilation of poems in different forms. I have seen and loved the author’s work in children rhymes, so was eager to... Continue Reading →

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