In When the Banshee Howls, John W. Leys employs his life experiences and erudition to create an immersive […]
When the Banshee Howls and other poems (Broken Wing Publishing, 2022) by John W. Leys is a deftly considered collection of poetry and photographs defining an epoch in a man’s life. A palpable sense of returning home. This is a story of death, loss, spirituality and survival.
I can still feel
The sinking in my heart
When I realized
How limited our time really was,
And the crushing devastation
When they told me
You were gone. (I Can Still Feel You)
I’m hoping to have it released in early November. I’ll post more information when I have a firm […]
Flowers on the Wall by Kristiana Reed
Review by John W. Leys
I first encountered the poetry of Kristiana Reed on her blog My Screaming Twenties and very quickly became a fan of her writing. Last year Reed published her first poetry collection, Between the Trees, which was a fantastic poetry cycle telling the story of her emotional life. The depth of her poetry and her skills as a writer belie her youth, like many great poets and writers Reed seems to house an old soul, or at least a soul prematurely aged by experience. I devoured Between the Trees and looked forward to reading more of Reed’s work in the future. I was pleasantly surprised when I found that she was publishing a follow up to Between the Trees so soon after that books release. I was not at all disappointed.
I am very happy to have my new poem, It’s Getting Darker, included in Avalanches in Poetry, which […]
I just wanted to share some of the great reviews I’ve been receiving for my first poetry collection, The Darkness of His Dreams, which is available on Amazon.
All the Beginnings of Everything is a poetic triumph for Kindra M. Austin. As in her previous collections, […]
Between the Trees: Poetry and Prose is the debut poetry collection by Kristiana Reed of My Screaming Twenties and Free Verse Revolution. This is much more than just a collection of verse and prose. Reed has created a vessel for the reader to follow her in on a poetic journey through her life, which is bookended by the poems ‘Between the Trees’ and ‘Beyond the Trees’ (The poem ‘Grown Up’ appears first in the collection, acting as a prologue to the poetic cycle that follows).
Updated 7/31/19: The Darkness of His Dreams, my first poetry collection, is now available at Amazon in paperback […]