September 13, 2017

Highlight: Books by IVJ Authors

This month we are once again featuring a few books written by authors published in IVJ-- Meditations by Jonel Abelanosa, Poison in Paradise by Scott Thomas Outlar, The Truth About Snails by JD DeHart.


Meditations by Jonel Abellanosa

"Meditations" is a collection of 27 poems on spirituality, nature, awareness, vision, mindfulness and the vividness and musicality of the ordinary moment relative to the senses and sensuality.

Published by Alien Buddha Press

Jonel Abellanosa resides in Cebu City, the Philippines. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous magazines and journals. He is a Pushcart Prize and Dwarf Stars Award nominee. Read more of Jonel's poems here:

Poison in Paradise by Scott Thomas Outlar

Poison in Paradise is one man's take on the tried-and-true tale about falling from grace and then rising from the ashes into redemption. Laments of existential sorrow concerning the suffering felt in this fallen world eventually give way to spiritual flights of joy as the poetic themes guide the reader on a journey through the flesh, blood, soul, and source. Stunning photography captured from trips across the United States helps enrich the poems, taking the experience to a higher level of artistic captivation.

Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and previous books can be found. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and has appeared in hundreds of literary venues around the world. His poetry has been translated into Afrikaans, Albanian, Persian, and Italian.

The Truth About Snails by J.D. Dehart
Ordinary objects take on a new form, and myths become real and move next door in the verses contained in this collection.  Whether it is a recasting of the myth of Sisyphus, or the titular truth about the origin of our shell-bearing planet dwellers, each poem offers a new view of an old friend.  Much of the writing was inspired by the comic books and science fiction stories that filled his youth, J.D. DeHart draws on concepts beyond the scope of the real world, and cast firmly in the supernatural—

JD DeHart is an English teacher and writer. His work has appeared in Z-Composition, Bewildering Stories, The Commonline Journal, The Literary Yard, Garden Gnome Publications’ first Biblical Legends Anthology, and Eye On Life Magazine, among others.

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