Tag Archives: A Book of Poems

Poem “The Halloween Scare”


The Halloween Scare

That time is here again,
To play Trick or Treat.
With my scary costume on,
Near the midnight gloom

I watch from my window,
A little monster by my door.
I watch and hide
When I answer the door.

Hear me shout "Boo!"
And watch the little monster run.
But don't be scared-it's just Halloween,
Time to play one more hour of not being seen!
http://gooseberrygoespoetic.blogspot.com/2011/10/poetry-picnic-week-11-halloween-special.html 
Thank you everybody who bought my book in advance! My book will be available on amazon on January 3, 2012.
After the Storm by Anthony F. Rando
 | ISBN # 978-1-61346-641-4 | Tate Publishing

Poem “Darkness on Earth”

Darkness on Earth
The earth grows dark with greed
Values that mislead
Tears are shed because
The heart no longer beats
Mourning the stars
That used to shine
Now lost to unlit candles of life
Now children are hopeless
To our hearts
As tears are shed
For each child that is misled

Book Layout Design and Book Award

This month I started working with my graphic designer Christina Hicks on the book layout design for After the Storm: Poetry That Refreshes the Soul. The Layout design consists of two phases: the initial proof and the final proof before the poetry book goes to print.  I am very excited in completing this journey!

I wanted to share some great news! Last week I received an email from the  Readers Favorite website that I won a bronze readers favorite award for my debut chapbook A Book of Poems.

Book Production and Book Giveaway

First and foremost, I am humbled by all the wonderful comments on my blog, Goodreads and Amazon for my debut poetry book A Book of Poems. I would like to thank everybody for accepting my fan page on Facebook and for clicking “suggest to friends.” Thank you for the support! 

Starting in April production of my second poetry book  The Journey of Existence will take shape.  During this process editors will review my manuscript and suggest modifications to the book if needed.  After this, conceptual editing will begin in May.  During this process editors will add photos and graphic material to my book.

The Journey of Existence is a collection of  71 poems that explores nature, love, remorse, emptiness and healing through poetry that cleanse the soul. It is a continuation from my published collection of nineteen poems  A Book of Poems: The Inner Soul.

Book giveaway for A Book of Poems on Goodreads is still going on! Enter to win a copy! Over 317  people entered in this drawing so far!


This contest is for a signed Chapbook. This collection of poetry contains the work of nineteen poems. Each poem expresses emotions of love, happiness, sadness and hope. There are poems in this collection that are sure to appeal to everyone’s emotions.

Giveaway dates: Jan 08-Mar 08, 2011
2 copies available

What are Chapbooks?

What are Chapbooks?

Chapbooks are pocket-sized booklets usually 5×8 in size containing a small collection of religious messages, political opinions, poetry, and popular pieces of literature.  Publication of a Chapbook should have a page count up to 40 pages.  If you would like to learn more about Chapbooks please visit alternativepublishing .

In my opinion if you write poetry and short stories, then chapbooks are a good way to publish your writing cheaply and test the waters with your readers. Once, you feel comfortable with your poetry and short stories you can expand your work to an average size book.

Working on my debut Poetry Chapbook “A Book of Poems” gave me the confidence and knowledge to expand my work to a larger book “The Journey of Existence.”   Gathering the reviews (positive and negative) from readers from my debut Chapbook “A Book of Poems”  I was able to tailor my future work based on the information from the readers.

I hope you enjoyed reading about Chapbooks!

“A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep. “

Salman Rushdie

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Goodreads Book Giveaway Winners

I want to thank everyone who participated in my Goodreads book giveaway this month for my debut poetry book A Book of Poems.  A total of 600 people entered into this contest for a chance to win a signed copy of my book!   Congratulations to the three winners , I hope that you enjoy the book!

 

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Book Giveaway for A Book of Poems 230 requests

Book giveaway for A Book of Poems on Goodreads! Enter to win a copy! Over 230 people entered in this drawing so far!
 
This contest is for a signed copy. This collection of poetry contains the work of nineteen poems. Each poem expresses emotions of love, happiness, sadness and hope. There are poems in this collection that are sure to appeal to everyone’s emotions.
Giveaway dates: Oct 25-Nov 25, 2010
3 copies available
 

 

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