ICARUS RISING – VOLUME 1:New Book Release by Don Beukes

© Cover art by Luke Borrill   I am happy to announce that my second collection of poetry has been published by Alien Buddha Press and made a reality by Red Fox. This unique ekphrastic collection is a result of close collaboration with artists from South Africa, America and the UK. Most of the poems were … Continue reading ICARUS RISING – VOLUME 1:New Book Release by Don Beukes


Wordplay by Jeffery Martin

Creative Talents Unleashed

The page doesn’t stay empty long

for creative energy runs like rivers

and waterfalls and family trees

Winter, spring, summer, and fall

are open and inviting

sharing a bit of themselves

whenever asked

Poetry skips over mental landscapes

like rocks over still water

words do not hide in difficult terrain

but instead stand naked and unashamed

in meadows of new beginnings

being reborn with each sentence

mystical magical immaterial riches

vaulting from white pages like rambling locusts

sounds are friendly silence friendlier

when thoughts shake hands and share pleasantries

There are no dark corners unapproachable or menacing

here there is always life or the potential thereof

© Jeffery Martin

Weapon of Choice

Excerpt from the book Weapon of Choice

$13.95 Plus Shipping ~ Available at CTU Publishing Group and Amazon.com

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Author Jeffery Martin has written 10 books and contributed poetry to 7 anthologies. “Weapon of Choice” won the 2008 New…

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Review by Sue Lobo of my debut collection ‘The Salamander Chronicles’

Sue Lobo is an award winning talented author who I admire greatly and who has become a dear friend. Here is her Author page at Creative Talents Unleashed. https://www.ctupublishinggroup.com/sue-lobo.html Book Review of 'The Salamander Chronicles' by Sue Lobo I adore Don Beukes & the way he sees life & writes about it. His book 'The … Continue reading Review by Sue Lobo of my debut collection ‘The Salamander Chronicles’

Christine Tabaka reviews my second book ‘Icarus Rising- Volume 1’ on Amazon

A review by Christine Tabaka of my Second book ‘Icarus Rising-Volume 1’

The Salamander Chronicles - Don Beukes


In “Icarus Rising,” Don Beukes will have you captivated with his rich vocabulary and mesmerizing tales. Each poem is a story of adventure and valor.

He takes you one at a time into the lives of people from mythology, history, and fantasy. In “Atlantis Burning” Don weaves a tale of a new generation building a new haven from the ashes.

My favorite poem was the title poem “Icarus Rising,” where he made the story alive with words that brought images to the written page.

The artwork that accompanies many of the poems is brilliant.

I highly recommend “Icarus Rising” to everyone who loves modern verse.

Ann Christine Tabaka is a nominee for the 2017 Pushcart Prize in Poetry.
She placed Third in Vita Brevis Best Poem Contest both January & February 2018.  She was selected as Poet of the Month for January 2018 and interviewed by Kingdoms in the Wild…

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