The morning after the 2016 election, after a nearly 20-year hiatus from writing poetry, the award-winning journalist Yvonne Daley awoke to a poem already forming in her brain. In the intervening years, poetry has been her outlet and her solace as she has expressed her sorrow and disillusionment while seeking comfort in the power of love, nature and hope.
.... something rarely seen these days: poems that are uniquely formal and imaginative at the same time. Johnson calls them counter-quatrains because the enjambed trimeter tends to override the steadily rhymed stanzas (to me, suggesting an elegant hip-hop). But his lexicon advances further with metaphors that arrest the imagination.
O Conman! My Conman! Sick Rhymes for Sick Times is the freshest poetry collection since Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems went through the author's wash.
Open Your Eyes is a collection of 70 songs, poetry and experimental Haiku-like verse written by William C. Thwing, an American military intelligence officer whose medium of choice is poetry. It represents various styles of verse created over the past 50 years.
Bill Thwing was born in 1942 just after the great depression in midst of a nation where all the men were off at war. He was born just before the baby boom and the rise of modern America in a world very different from the one we live in today.
Vietnam Days is a memoir of an American military intelligence officer’s Vietnam War experiences before, during and after the Tet Offensive. William C. Thwing has written his memoir in the form of Haibun and Haiga.