Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman
Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman
#1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller
The breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman
Formerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poems, the luminous poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing. In Call Us What We Carry, Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage.
Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, this beautifully designed volume features poems in many inventive styles and structures and shines a light on a moment of reckoning. Call Us What We Carry reveals that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, our voice for the future.
Four Seasons of Love by Patricia A. Saunders
From Award Winning Author of There Is Sunshine After The Rain, the author has written her latest book of poetry that is organized into four chapters that compare to the four seasons. The poetry spans all the emotions that both men and women go through from being smitten, falling in and out of love, and grief of losing the love.
Read an excerpt from Four Seasons of Love – http://a.co/iLyvu9u
About the Author
Patricia A. Saunders was born and raised in Connecticut before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area nearly 27 years ago. She received her Master’s in Management from the University of Phoenix in 2011.
Patricia’s work has been featured on a Coast to Coast Book Tour at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Toronto Word On The Street, Sacramento Black Book Fair, Tucson Book Festival, Miami International Festival of Books and AARP Life@50+ Spring Convention.
Recently she was chosen among 100 authors from around the United States to participate in the Author’s Pavilion at the 2018 Congressional Black Caucus Convention in Washington, DC.
Her latest book, Four Seasons of Love, covers all aspect of love broken into four chapters relate to the four seasons.
Patricia A. Saunders Seducing the Pen Tour page: https://www.smore.com/8x7ry
I Spat: Poems Inspired by God’s Grace and Mercy by Stephanie R. Bridges
I SPaT: In Spirit Power and Truth, takes you on one woman’s triumphant journey to spiritual wholeness.
Author and Poet Stephanie R. Bridges introduces the idea that struggles with addictive behavior, which she continues to deal with, should never be reviled, but instead embraced as a call from God. Addiction is an illness that only He can heal, and oftentimes it is the only bridge that we will take to true salvation.
Stephanie is refreshingly honest and often unavoidably raw in her poetic commentary on subjects such as fornication, abortion, adultery, and incarceration.
Every poem that stems from her personal story is accompanied by scriptures that remind us that no matter where we are in life, God is right there with us In Spirit Power and Truth.
About the Author
Stephanie R. Bridges has wanted to become a published author since she was a child. It was not until she focused her writing on God that her dream came true. Stephanie is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict with twenty-two years of sobriety. She gave her life to Christ in 1999 and plans to continue writing spiritually based books. She is also a songwriter and children’s book author. Stephanie has a B. S. in secondary English from The Ohio State University. She has four children and lives in Columbus, Ohio, with the two youngest.
Light in the Darkness by Adrianne C. Jones
Be captivated by a compilation of poems for those difficult times. Be an over-comer and hold onto faith in the midst of every storm. Adrianne Jones shares with her readers these original pieces that helped keep her encouraged and lifted during her darkest hours.
Book Genre: Poetry
Primary Subject matter: Poems & affirmations.
Audience: Christian men and women. Individuals going through depression, grievance, and young black women.
About the Author
Adrianne Jones, born and raised in Oceanside, CA. in a loving two-parent home. But unfortunately, for Adrianne, both of her parents passed away within months of one another. The death of her parents sent Adrianne on a downward spiral which landed her in a dark place. With no one to turn to for guidance, depression began to set in. After several years of trials and tribulations, Adrianne turned to her faith for some clarity and began writing poems.
It was during this time that Adrianne began to see the light that led her from the darkness. Currently, Adrianne is raising her 7-year-old daughter while building her Fearless Faith brand. Her book of poems titled Light in the Darkness is available on Amazon Kindle as well as her website, www.Faithfullyfearlesss.com
There Is Sunshine After the Rain Making It Through Life’s Struggles by Patricia A. Saunders
There Is Sunshine After the Rain: Making It Through Life’s Struggles will take you on the journey of a young girl growing up in Connecticut, who had to take some stumbles along the way to come into her own and realize instead of tearing herself down for the decisions she made, there is a lesson. Love is greater than anyone can imagine and can warm you like the sunshine after the rain. You went from the beginning, the journey, the test, and the testimony to say, “There Is Sunshine after the Rain.”
There Is Sunshine After The Rain by Patricia A. Saunders
Listen to a reading from the book: https://www.audioacrobat.com/note/CpHlwJlX
This Too Shall Pass by Patricia A. Saunders
Listen to a reading from the book: https://www.audioacrobat.com/note/C2csrcxk
Wild Hearts, Peaceful Soul: Poems & Inspiration to Live and Love Harmoniously
Wild Hearts, Peaceful Soul: Poems & Inspiration to Live and Love Harmoniously by J. Autherine
J. Autherine’s inaugural collection of poems and inspiration is a love offering to strong, vulnerable, badass women who lead with their hearts, love deeply and sometimes fall hard. Wild Heart, Peaceful Soul is a deep, gritty, raw look at the thrill of loving unconditionally, as well as the mental and physical toll that it takes when peace and harmony are lost in the process.
The author draws inspirations from her own journey spanning 30 years, and also dives deeply into the vulnerable hearts of women globally, including her experience growing up in Jamaica. She captures the pain and struggle of women who love deeply and pour into others without first filling their own jars.
A reoccurring theme is reclaiming your heart in order to live and love harmoniously. Chapter 1, Wild Heart, takes the reader on a journey of self discovery — being an empath in a sometimes harsh world, feeling broken after losing love, not feeling good enough to be loved, facing rejection and abandonment, and navigating life with a heart that just wants to love unconditionally.
The second chapter, Peaceful Soul, is an empowering meditation on the peace that comes with reclaiming your heart — finding strength in the love and support of sister friends, practicing self-love while responsibly loving others, and finding joy in loving those that are worthy of our love.
Wild Heart, Peaceful Soul is a patchwork of vulnerability, truth and empowerment for everyone who loves deeply.
Wild Hearts, Peaceful Soul: Poems & Inspiration to Live and Love Harmoniously is a 170-page book that reminds us that moments of despair and heartache are a normal part of life’s journey but are also only temporary.
About the Author:
Janet Autherine is the founder of Autherine Publishing and author of Wild Heart, Peaceful Soul: Poems & Inspiration to Live and Love Harmoniously. Born in St. Thomas, Jamaica, she moved to the United States at age 12, settling in Philadelphia.
Janet is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Boston College Law School, and the Georgetown University School of Law. Her poetry is inspired by her own journey of the past 30 years, and also explores the hearts of women from around the world. She hopes that her poetry collection resonates with women globally, and becomes a catalyst for healing and empowerment. For more details, visit her official web site at www.JanetAutherine.com