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Michael Shoemaker

Michael Shoemaker is a poet, writer, and photographer. He is the author of a poetry and photography collection, Rocky Mountain Reflections (Poets’ Choice, 2023). Michael is a winner of the California State Poetry Society Prize and is on the shortlist for The Letter Review Prize for Poetry. His writing has appeared in Cold Moon Journal, The Compass Literary Magazine, Last Leaves Literary Magazine, Littoral Magazine, WestWard Quarterly, Valiant Scribe, The Penwood Review, Utah Life Magazine, and elsewhere. His poems are in anthologies at Central Texas Writers Society, Poetica, Poetry Pacific, Pure Slush, Bindweed Anthology, Poets’ Choice, Wingless Dreamer and An Inner Circle Writers’ Group Poetry Anthology. 

His published photography has appeared in Writers on the Range, The Denver Post, Sea to Sky Review, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Seraphic Review, The Front Porch Literary Review, Solid Food Press, The Denver Gazette and elsewhere.  He lives in Magna, Utah with his wife and son where he enjoys looking out on the Great Salt Lake every day. In 2023, he published 93 written works and 62 photographs in 49 different publications. Michael has been awarded a Writer-in-Residence at the Wollf Cottage in Fairhope, Alabama. He is an editor for the Clayjar Review.

Testimonial about the publisher:

Poets Choice’s editors and employees are professional and effective. Through the publishing process they have been responsive to my needs as an author, been open in their communication and have taken significant steps to promote my book.

How Poetry Helped Me:

Poetry and photography is the song of my soul to share with everyone. If you have never tried one of these art forms, I would invite you to give it a try and see what change it makes inside of  you and within those that you share it. You can increase beauty in this world.

Poems

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Sanju Khan
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Don’t walk by my laundry stand, I’ve just hung a thread. Don’t send me a text – I’ll climb  between the lines to look for you. Don’t use that still eye on me, I’ll lose my rest, this incubation. Don’t make shadows play trickery in the space I’ve made

Guinevere Clark
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Phenomentally Hollow By Faith.Marie 62 lines, I was born in 1962 after Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size    But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips,    The stride of my step,    The curl of my lips.    I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman,    That’s me.

Faith Marie RUIZ
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Ein wehes Verlangen füllt mein Herz, nach irgendetwas, das mir sehr fehlt. Es ist ein milder, bittersüβer Schmerz, der seltsam wohltut und auch quält. Ich versuche, das Gefühl zu ertasten, um endlich wieder davon frei zu sein, Doch der Versuch, mich zu entlasten, taucht mich in eine tiefe Leere ein.

Helga Schierloh
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Bäume und Äste verbeugen sich gebrochen und gebogen, in der Saison nach einem großen Winterfrost. Obwohl er von der Kälte und Taubheitsgefühl umgeben war, entstehend aus dem Grau der Schwarz-Weiß-Farbtöne auf enteisigten Stielen,

Crystal Barker
3.3/5

Bäume und Äste verbeugen sich gebrochen und gebogen, in der Saison nach einem großen Winterfrost. Obwohl er von der Kälte und Taubheitsgefühl umgeben war, entstehend aus dem Grau der Schwarz-Weiß-Farbtöne auf enteisigten Stielen, mehlduzende grüne Eichhörnchen-Ohrblätter zögerlich knospen zart und verletzlich.

Crystal Barker
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gray sky cracks apart sun opens its golden eye sleepy dragon wakes

Angela Thomas

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