Buy “Heaven’s Dishes” Now – Bright Dreams Journal Volume 9 Released

You can all breathe with ease. Bright Dreams Journal Volume 9 is now released.

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Gary R. Hess summons his inner Walt Whitman–if Whitman was funny–and displays to the world his love of food in a magnificent manner. Discover the taste of delicious culinary greatness like never before through these beautiful and humorous poems.

Depictions of dishes from burritos to strombolis will whet your appetite and make you hungry for more great poetry.

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X-Mas in Shorts: Poetry for Christmas Cheer (Bright Dreams Journal Book 8)

Gary’s first Christmas abroad was difficult. With no snow nor even cold weather, it was hard getting in the mood to celebrate. After sitting down in his PJs, he drank some hot chocolate and wrote this set of poetry as sweat dripped down his face and “Jingle Bells” played on his radio.

X-Mas comes from one of the oldest symbols of Christianity, the X. In Ancient Rome, safe houses and buildings which allowed Christians to celebrate their religion placed an ‘X’ on their sides. The ‘X’ stood for Christ.

Due to ignorance, many people today believe ‘X-Mas’ is a way to make the holiday secular. However, this is indeed not the case. Using ‘X-Mas’ is a way to honor Christianity’s past. It is a true Christian symbol.

Come and join Gary by celebrating this great holiday with X-Mas in Shorts!

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Around the Web 07/31/16

Part of becoming a better poet is reading poetry and a lot of it. Today we take a look at what some other poets from around the web have to offer.

Poetry by E. Anton Gray: “Ode to Social Media” – This is probably the most accurate description of social media I have seen, and it is surely the best poem about social media I have read as well. It is written in ABAB rhyme.

tumbled dried” – A short but still yet sensual poem written by Singledust.

Beyond Words” – Kevin Brown takes a look at what love is and how we try to quantify it with needless words and actions.

If I Were Young Again” – The title says it all, really. Michael Lee Johnson takes a look at what he would do if he were a young lad, but what the title doesn’t state is that the author uses imagery to almost perfection.

Mad Love” – This is a look at love from bipolar quirky poet Nicole Moncada.

Meandering” – Gregory T. Janetka gives a unique look about what I consider life in general.

Releases

Mortal- Poetry book by Veronica Aldous – Veronica Aldous released a new poetry book titled “Mortal”. The book is released with the price of £9.99 and features poetry from a variety of genres.

Book Reviews

Book Review — Song of Myself: With a Complete Commentary – Evilcyclist takes a look at the beloved book by Walt Whitman.

The Poetry of Christina Strigas – Nick Trandahl gives praise to the Greek-Canadian poetess and her books.

Practicing this exercise will make you more confident in your creative work – Maja (Business in Rhyme) talks about how using our beliefs can help us be more confident have better results.

Free Poetry Books

I am announcing that my books Poetic Night and Life in Kansas are now listed as free permanently on Amazon and Smashwords.

Poetic Night
By sheer miracle, Gary R. Hess was able to find love, but it wasn’t without pain and agony. Hess’s daring defiance of life’s treacheries has allowed him to become the man he is today. Poetic Night takes its readers around the emotional globe–from love to hate and from cute and witty to disgustingly horrid–and lays them gently down to Earth in a subtle pillow of hope. (Download) Continue Reading