Poetry self publishing has never had the same stigma as fiction or non-fiction self-publishing.
Possibly this is because it’s a well-known fact that few people in the U.S. today actually read and appreciate poetry… so how could any publisher expect to sell more than a few copies?
What is one to do? Especially the dedicated poet who cannot not write; it’s in their blood. Often it is their blood.
Throughout history, every culture except ours has always held poetry in the highest regard.
Poetry as an art form actually predated literacy.
Many ancient works, from the Vedas (1700 - 1200 BC) to the Odyssey (800 - 675 BC), were composed in poetic form to aid memorization and oral transmission.
Poetry from Dandelion
The Unvarnished Truth, by Debra Paige… Today we are witnessing a tsunami of lifestyle diseases afflicting our nation. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity are now the fate of a large portion of our population. The junk food industry, chemically dependent farming, lack of governmental oversight and hijacked science have placed the unsuspecting consumer in grave danger.
After overcoming obesity, food addiction and the near loss of her colon, Debra Paige uses the vehicle of poetry as a call to action. She points out that “we stand in our chemical filth like the open running sewers” of the past and wonder where all of this disease is coming from. Discover a voice defending Nature, our only source of healing and a simple solution to the mounting evidence that chemical dependency doesn’t lead a nation to vibrant health. (ISBN 978-0-9862683-0-4) $US12.00, $CAN14.00
Shaelot (Questions), by Carol Adler… In this collection of poems written over the span of five decades, Adler digs deep inside her own mind and heart and delivers, in the spirit of the Prophets of Israel, her own self-styled “Howl” directed toward Jews and non-Jews alike. (ISBN 978-1-934280-79-9) $20.00 + S & H
Arioso, by Carol Adler... A collection of Carol Adler’s poems selected from three previously published volumes of her poetry, including poems set to music by a celebrated, award-winning composer. Adler’s publications include five books of poetry, well over two hundred poems and several fiction and non-fiction works. (ISBN 978-1-934280-58-4) $20.00 + S & H
Naked In Daylight, by Carol Adler... Carol Adler’s sixth book of poetry is a symphony in seven movements: “Proximity of Perception,” “The Mastery of Love,” “Tea at the Everglades Bath & Tennis Club,” “Weathering,” “Leaving,” and “One-Letter Word.” (978-1-934280-86-7) $20.00 + S & H
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